Buninyong PS Newsletter

19 February 2019
Term 1, Issue 3
Term 1
Principal's Report
Engagement and Wellbeing
Teaching & Learning
Scotsburn News
School Fete
Admin News
Physical Education 2019
BASE 1270
Community Notices
Buninyong Primary School
(03) 5341 3560
202 Simpson Street
Buninyong, Victoria, 3357

Term 1


Feb 20 - No Preps

Feb 22 - PLP Meeting

Feb 25 - Open Day 9am - 1pm

               - School Council


Feb 26 - Guest Speaker - Michael Grose and Dr Jodi Richardson 6 - 8pm

Feb 27 - No Preps

Feb 28 - Open Day 9am - 1pm

Mar 4   - Preps first full week

Mar 6   - Athletics Yr 3-6

Mar 7   - Cold Write

               - Division Lawn Bowls

               - Yr 5 VSEC

Mar 8    - Division Swimming

               - Yr 5 VSEC

Mar 11 - Labour Day - NO SCHOOL

Mar 13 - GRIP Leadership Conference

Mar 14 - Grade 4 Camp

Mar 15 - Grade 4 Camp

Mar 19 - Cross Country P - 6

Mar 22 - Regional Swimming

               - SCHOOL FETE 5:00 - 8:00pm

Mar 25 - School Council

Mar 29 - PLP Meeting @ 2:30pm in the Staffroom

Apr 1    - District Athletics

Apr 5    - Last Day of Term 2:30pm finish


Term 2

April 23 - Term 2 begins

(Please note the first day of Term 2 is Tuesday 23rd April due to April 22 being Easter Monday)


Feb 22 - 4 - 6 Assembly

Mar 1   - Whole School Assembly (Family Groups)

Mar 8   - P - 2 Assembly

Mar 15 - 3 - 4 Assembly

Mar 22 - No Assembly

Mar 29 - 5 - 6 Assembly

Apr 5    - Whole School Assembly

CURRICULUM DAY - Tuesday 26 Feb


No School Tuesday 26th February 

Principal's Report

Meet and Greet

It was terrific to see so many parents take the opportunity to have a quick catch up with teachers last week.  If you were unable to make it, or need more time with your child’s teacher, feel free to make contact and organise an alternative time.  It’s always good to arrange a time that suits both parties for catch ups, as teachers won’t usually be available for more than a quick chat in the mornings as you are doing the drop off.

Curriculum Day - Vacation Care

As next Tuesday is a student free day we are offering a Vacation Care day at Base 1270.

Unfortunately we are having difficulty setting up the app to allow online bookings. If your child/ren are already enrolled at Base 1270 and you would like to make a booking for that day please email your request to [email protected]


For any new bookings please give Mel in the office a call.

Fete Planning

Our Fete Team had its 1st official meeting yesterday and a big thankyou to Ange Stock, Susie Brumby, Miranda Boreham and Melinda Stewart who have joined the team representing parents across the school community.

You’ll see a page dedicated to the fete on each of our newsletters over the coming month to keep you up to date with what’s happening.

End of Day Messages

We regularly receive messages from families regarding changes of plans for their children at the end of the school day.  This usually relates to whether or not a child to get on a bus, who is picking them up or where they are to go after school. 


It would be greatly appreciated if these messages could be delivered to office staff by 3:15pm or earlier, as the office gets very busy late in the school day and sometimes it can be difficult, at late notice, to get important messages to students. Thanks for your understanding with this matter.

School Bus Services

Our school has 3 country bus runs coordinated by Public Transport Victoria (PTV).  These travel to and from Mount Mercer, Yendon and Elaine.  Students who use these bus services are officially registered to do so.


We’re currently working through the process of meeting with all bus travellers to remind them of behaviour expectations on buses.  At this meeting the students will receive a Bus Travel Code of Conduct and it would be fabulous if you could take a moment to sit down and read it through with them.


Where there is space, an opportunity exists for students to use one of these buses on an ad hoc basis.  An example might be where a student is staying with another student who is a registered bus traveller.  In these instances, please complete an Ad Hoc Bus Travel permission form and have it back into the school at least 2 days before travel.  These forms can be collected from the general office. 


If you have any questions regarding bus travel, please see Bernie or Mel in the office.


A big thankyou to families for making sure your children are coming to school in full uniform.  As a result, the kids are looking great.  One of the reasons we have a uniform is to make life easy for parents.  That is, no arguments in the morning about what your child is wearing. 


From time to time we have a handful of students wanting to wear what they feel is fashionable, rather than what complies with our uniform.  Typically these include:

  • Jeans – Jeans are not part of the uniform.  There are a few options for long pants, but jeans (including black jeans) is not one of them. 
  • Shorts with logos – School shorts should be plain black.  Sports shorts which sometimes are very short or include white or coloured logos do not fit our uniform.
  • Coats – It is fine for students to wear a coat in very cold weather.  However the coat does not replace the school jumper.  If it’s cold enough to wear a coat, it’s cold enough to have a school jumper on underneath.  In 2018 we introduced a school coat and School Council has determined that from the beginning of 2020 Buninyong coats will become part of the uniform.  This means that if students chooses to wear a coat from 2020, it needs to be a school coat. Please keep this in mind if you are purchasing a coat for your child with the intention of them wearing it at school.


Mr Coulter would like to thank all who attended the BYOD info session last week. Anyone who missed last week's session is invited to attend a follow up session which Aaron will run another session tomorrow, Wednesday 20th @ 4pm in the Meeting room.  This will be useful for anyone who needs to get their child connected to the school WiFi.

Engagement and Wellbeing

Social Surveys - Understanding Social Dynamics and Supporting Children with Change

This week we are asking our students in years 1-6 to participate in a class social survey. The purpose of this survey is to provide a safe (anonymous) space for students who may not necessarily speak up about about someone who is making life difficult for them, to do so.


Once complete, teachers then collate the results and work with identified students to improve their behaviour and work to reduce the negative impact that it can have on other students. Ultimately we want positive social interactions between all students.


If your child has been having difficulties with another child at our school, please encourage them to speak out by letting us know at any stage including during the survey mentioned above.

Working With Children’s Check (WWCC) - For Parents Attending Camps and Excursions

Parents are reminded that it is school policy that all accompanying adults on camps and excursions must have a an in-date Working With Children Check (WWCC). Parents can apply for a WWCC, renew (they are current for 5 years) or check their existing status by clicking on the following link http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/ .  Voluntary WWCC do not incur a cost.

Head lice: Treating and Controlling Guide for Parents

While children are at school many families will come into contact with head lice. Whilst almost a normal part of a child’s time at school, they are frustrating and require careful treatment to eradicate.


In this article, we wanted to clarify the school’s approach to dealing with head lice and how parents can support their children to minimize the risk of them spreading further.


Ultimately, the responsibility for detecting and treating head lice rests with parents who can regularly spend close contact time with their child to inspect and detect. Whilst we often get the comment, “They must have caught them from school”, we understand the likelihood of this and have procedures in working with families to eradicate them from various clusters around the school.


Our school has a has a referral service where we support our kids (who have consent) to have their hair checked and then provide families with feedback as to any suspected infestations. Our current process is that whereby a child is suspected or a family has disclosed that a child has head lice, we will organise for head lice checks for that classroom and group of students. From there, each child who has consent, will be inspected and a note will go home explaining that head lice were suspected in the child’s class and that we seek home support to further check hair.


Whilst we cannot guarantee complete immunity to head lice, we do try to minimise infestations from spreading through regular notices to class groups via Compass and follow up with families.


Should your child get head lice, please let the office staff know as soon as possible so that we can start our procedures.

We also encourage everyone to read the attached guidelines carefully to ensure a thorough treatment process is followed that may dispel some past assumptions. It is also suggested to re-treat your child’s hair 7 days after any initial treatment as this will ensure that any eggs which have hatched and produce further live lice, will be accounted for.

To access the guidelines, please visit:



Mindfulness To Boost Emotional Regulation and Wellbeing

As a large focus for our school is to support the kids in developing their emotional and self-awareness, we implement daily mindfulness in each class for 10 minutes after lunch.

We know that research shows that mindfulness, through regular participation in a program such as Smiling Minds, can assist students to improve:

  • Sleep quality

  • Concentration levels

  • Student safety

  • Ability to manage emotions

  • Classroom environments through less disruptions

  • School climate by reducing the amount of bullying.


As we have wandered around the rooms in the past couple of weeks, it has been great to hear teachers and students discussing the benefits of mindfulness and also that the kids reporting that their bodies feel ‘calm’ and ‘relaxed’. Hopefully, this will also transfer to home and parents will be able to see the benefit also.

If you would like to support your child with mindfulness to help them stop overthinking or worrying, please visit:


Anxiety and Resilience Bookings Closing Soon!


In our past newsletters we have publicised an upcoming presentation to our community about Turning Anxiety into Resilience by Michael Grose and Jodi Richardson.


Please note that bookings will soon be open to other schools in the area and as there is limited ticketing, we ask that you book your seats by this Thursday (9am). At that point, tickets for Buninyong will close and other families may book in.


Below are the details of the event for your reference:


Details of the event:

Date: February 26

Time: 6-8pm

Location: School Gym

Cost: Free for families of Buninyong PS and Buninyong Kinder

Booking: To assist with our organisation, please book your tickets via


Zones of regulation strengthen student ability to manage emotions

Last year our school began exploring the Zones of Regulation curriculum which is aimed at educating our kids on how to understand their emotions (and regulate these with success). It’s pleasing to report, that these small trials showed a significant improvement in those who took part and we have decided to implement this across the whole school.


As the year unfolds, please take the time to talk to your kids about the Zones and we’re confident we will have a large proportion of our students managing their emotions effectively to improve their general wellbeing.


What are the Zones?

The Zones is a systematic, cognitive behavioural approach used to teach self-regulation by categorizing all the different ways we feel and states of alertness we experience into four concrete colored zones.  The Zones framework provides strategies to teach students to become more aware of and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, manage their sensory needs, and improve their ability to problem solve conflicts.


The Red Zone is used to describe extremely heightened states of alertness and intense emotions.  A person may be elated or experiencing anger, rage, explosive behavior, devastation, or terror when in the Red Zone.The Yellow Zone is also used to describe a heightened state of alertness and elevated emotions, however one has more control when they are in the Yellow Zone.  A person may be experiencing stress, frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness, the wiggles, or nervousness when in the Yellow Zone.The Green Zone is used to describe a calm state of alertness. A person may be described as happy, focused, content, or ready to learn when in the Green Zone.  This is the zone where optimal learning occurs.The Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness and down feelings such as when one feels sad, tired, sick, or bored.  The Zones can be compared to traffic signs.  When given a green light or in the Green Zone, one is “good to go”.  A yellow sign means be aware or take caution, which applies to the Yellow Zone.  A red light or stop sign means stop, and when one is the Red Zone this often is the case.  The Blue Zone can be compared to the rest area signs where one goes to rest or re-energize.  All of the zones are natural to experience, but the framework focuses on teaching students how to recognize and manage their Zone based on the environment and its demands and the people around them.  For example, when playing on the playground or in an active/competitive game, students are often experiencing a heightened internal state such as silliness or excitement and are in the Yellow Zone, but it may not need to be managed.  However, if the environment is changed to the library where there are different expectations than the playground, students may still be in the Yellow Zone but have to manage it differently so their behavior meets the expectations of the library setting.


What do the Zones look like?


Anaphylaxis plans and management meetings

Over the next couple of weeks, our administration team will be holding meetings with relevant families to discuss the management of their child’s anaphylaxis and context. Whilst our school has a strong culture of managing anaphylaxis and plans are already in place, we like to review each child’s needs on an annual basis to ensure the partnership between home and school is aligned to support the safety of each of our students.


Please note: As part of our school’s Anaphylaxis policy, each student that is at risk of anaphylaxis, is required to have:

  • a current ASCIA action plan signed by a doctor (Have you sent yours to Mel in the office yet?)

  • an Individual Anaphylaxis Management Plan (different to the one above and school-based)

  • an in-date adrenaline auto-injector


Also, it is around this time, where we often get queries as to whether or not we are a nut-free school. To answer this… Our school operates in accordance with the Royal Children’s recommendations around supporting students to develop the capacity to learn how to live with anaphylaxis in a real-life situation and hence we are not a nut-free school. We do however work closely with families to scaffold the learning involved in this process and may have nut-free classrooms and other risk minimisation strategies in place. We appreciate the support of those classrooms (often early years classrooms) in supporting our strategies as the littlies begin to learn more about the management of anaphylaxis.


Asthma Plans (Please ensure your child’s Asthma plan is in date)

Our school is also requesting that those families who have students at risk of Asthma, to please provide a current (2019) Asthma Action Plan from Asthma Victoria as soon as possible (in line with our school’s Asthma policy). If you have indicated that Asthma is a medical condition on your child’s enrolment, please expect to receive some correspondence soon as to ensure all of your child’s medication and plan is in date.


Did you know?

That allergies to rye grass can make people susceptible to thunderstorm asthma? If you would like to have your child tested for asthma and allergies, you can do so by contacting UFS Bridge Mall and asking for a bulk-billed asthma allergy test.


If you are unsure of your child’s current plan and its expiry, please contact Mel in the office who can advise if you need to make any changes.


Craft Donations


Teaching & Learning

Digital Learning Programs at School

Every year students across the school gain access to various online teaching and learning platforms. These programs are accessible both at school and at home with students having personal login details. These programs are used during school to support learning activities and often are programmed so that specific activities can be accessed at home to practise skills and consolidate knowledge. The following table indicates the programs available to students.


Reading Eggs/ Reading Eggspress

Reading Eggs is explicitly created to support foundational literacy skills of students in years Prep – 2. The engaging layout allows students to learn letter sounds, blends and grammar while having access to a broad range of texts. Reading Eggspress is the extension of Reading Eggs focussing on years 3 -6. The activities focus on spelling, writing, grammar and comprehension skills with the added engagement of live literacy based games.


The brochure below gives a more detailed description of what is available to students.



Mathletics is used as part of our mathematics program at school. Mathletics is a targeted, rewarding and captivating online learning resource, which is aligned to curriculum standards.


Your child has take-home access to Mathletics — they simply sign in with their Mathletics username and password using any compatible computer or mobile device.


Teachers have access to a powerful reporting and administration suite which allows them to allocate and target specific activities to match learning skills and content being taught in class.

Literacy Pro

Literacy Pro is a program that has been running at Buninyong PS for quite a number of years. Our library has managed to accumulate around 2000 books that are closely linked to this program. The program is designed to assist students who are independent readers to find ‘Good Fit Books’ and help build comprehension skills and strategies. For the vast majority of the Lit Pro books in the library there is an online quiz for the students to take. This helps the teachers gather valuable data on how frequently students are reading and the level of understanding they have gained.

Smart Building and Living Expo

This Sunday the Smart Building and Living Expo is being conducted down at Royal Park in Buninyong from 10- 3.30pm. Once again the expo will be supported by the school with Scotsburn Campus running a childrens activity centre which includes the Solar Boats. We encourage as many families as possible to come along and support this event.


Scotsburn News

Curriculum Day

A reminder that Tuesday 26th Feb is a student free day.  Staff will be participating in professional learning focusing on anxiety and resilience.




Teddy Bears Picnic

Friday morning brought not only sunshine to school but smiling faces as the Prep-2 students walked through the gates holding their cherished fluffy friends.  The students form Buninyong and Scotsburn had a wonderful morning as they interacted together through a range of fun activities.

A rather large picnic followed with over 100 students, their teddies and loads of enjoyment!


Smart Building & Living Expo

On Sunday the 24th of February there will be a sustainability festival in Buninyong at Royal Park. We will be looking for student volunteers to help run the ‘kid’s corner’. Students will be running games, solar boats, and seed planting. There will also be a lady doing face painting. Mrs Anderson will be there to assist on the day. If you are available to help out on the day, please return the slip that was sent home this week. 


School Fete

This year, the school fete will be held at the Buninyong Campus on Friday 22nd March. Scotsburn will be responsible for the BBQ (SC1), Wood raffle (SC2) and Hot Dog Stall (SC3). We’ll be putting together a roster for helpers in the coming weeks. It would be great if all families could help out in a time slot on at least one of these stalls. 


Parent Helper Program

With so many wonderful opportunities for parents to be involved with the campus, understanding and being aware of the school’s expectations is important. If you are keen to help out at the campus this year, drop in and grab a handout from Shaun. Please remember that a current Working with Children’s Check is required, with a copy to be given to Shaun to keep on site.


Grade 4 Camp

The Grade 4 camp is approaching quickly (14th & 15th March). The students will be visiting Anglesea for the night for lots of fun and hopefully plenty of sleep! Ms Geddes will be joining the students on camp, which will ensure that the students know a familiar face. Permission and medical notes will be coming home very soon. To also help you with your planning, the cost of the camp will be approximately $180.


Zooper Doopers

Axel will be selling Zooper Doopers this Thursday for $1.


Friday Rotations

Our next rotation for Term 1 will be on the (22nd February). Our groups will be doing the following:

Term 1 - Lunch Order Roster

Lunch orders need to be collected from the Buninyong campus at 12.40pm. Please ensure you organise a swap if necessary so that the students don’t go hungry!

ABC & ROCCH Awards

Gr P-2 –  Henry V

Gr 2-4 – Aiden G

ROCCH Award – Lucas M


Term 1 - Important Dates & Extra-Curricular Events

24th Feb - Buninyong Smart Building & Living Expo – (10am-3.30pm)

25th & 28th Feb - Open Day

26th Feb - Curriculum Day

1st Mar - Clean Up Australia Day

6th March - Gr 3-6 Athletics Sports Day

11th March -  Day Holiday

19th March - P-6 Cross Country

22nd March - School Fete

5th April - Term 1 Finishes

School Fete

School Fete - March 22, 5:00 - 8:00pm

As mentioned earlier in the newsletter, our Fete Team met on Monday and will continue to meet fortnightly until the fete.  The program of events and stalls is coming together and we’re really happy with the range of food, stalls and activities for everyone to enjoy.

We can now confirm that the following will be on offer:

  • Lucky Dip
  • Sand Jars
  • Bouncy Castles, Pedal Go Karts, Chair-oplane
  • Show Bags
  • Japanese themed stall
  • Pre-loved goods
  • Spinning Wheel
  • Wine tasting
  • Raffles
  • Lolly Stall
  • Lob-A-Choc
  • Coin Toss
  • Busking
  • Footy Kick
  • Biscuit Decorating
  • Face Painting

There will be a great range of food available, some of which will include:

  • Pulled Pork Rolls
  • Paella
  • Sausage Sizzle
  • Pizza
  • Hot Dogs
  • Baked Potatoes
  • Smoothies & Juices
  • Coffee
  • Ice-Cream
  • Fairy Floss
  • Popcorn
  • Pancakes

This year we are doing all of the food ourselves, so you will know that every dollar you spend on your evening meal will be staying in the school.


A Goods & Services Auction and range of raffles are always a feature of our fete and we’re in the process of seeking donations for the auction.  If you have something to donate, please contact Mel in the office.

The Fete presents a fabulous opportunity for parents to get involved and make a contribution to the school, so talk to your child’s teacher and find out how you can help.


External stall holders were a feature of the fete in 2017 and provided something of interest for the adults.  If you would like to run a stall, contact Mel in the office.



Are you interested in busking at the Fete?

Are you interested in busking at the Fete on 22nd March as we are looking for some  performers. If you would like to sing a song or play an instrument at the Fete, come along to the Music Room at lunchtime on Wednesday 27th and have a chat with Mr Skilbeck. You can perform by yourself or with a small group of friends. You can play one song or four! Choose a song or two, have a practice and give it a go!


Mr Skilbeck

Admin News

Commonwealth School Banking


Camps, Sports & Excursions Fund


Compass App

Using Compass allows you to access up-to-date and meaningful information about our school and your child's progress.  Compass includes many different features including your child's attendance, school calendar, booking parent-teacher conferences, receiving communication and newsletters, student reports etc.   


If you are having any trouble with the App, please don't hesitate to contact the school and we will help you with the process





Physical Education 2019

Term 2 Calendar Events

  • 1 April – Regional Lawn Bowls
  • 1 May – State Lawn Bowls
  • 8 May – District Cross Country
  • 17 May – Division Cross Country
  • 29 May – District AFL, Netball and Soccer
  • 7 June – Division AFL, Netball and Soccer

Term 3 Calendar Events

  • 7 June – District Basketball Gala Day
  • 4 September – Division Basketball
  • 13 September – Division Athletics

Well done tennis players:

Well to Jy Phelps, Andrew Wang, Andrew Gittins, Alby Donald, Nathan Battistella and Mason Trewin who competed in last week’s tennis competition.  They had to brave some rain and cold weather but all played well and had an enjoyable day.  A huge thank you to Miranda and Belinda for transporting and supervising our team.  We couldn’t have entered without you!



Little Athletics Victoria Western Regional Carnival

Congratulations to all the Buninyong Primary School children who participated in the Little Athletics Victoria Western Region Carnival over the weekend. Buninyong Little Athletics had 15 children competing, 7 from Buninyong Primary School. They received 16 medals, 4 gold, 4 silver and 8 bronze. 


Our Buninyong Primary School children were: Leo Gilbert, Max Griffin, Ethan Mangan, Xavier Mangan, Ryan Moore, Ava Oldaker and Charlotte Roberts. Well done to everyone, it’s a great result for our first season of Buninyong Little Athletics!


Click here to view results.


Hockey Victoria Roadshow

Chris and Adam from Hockey Victoria visited our schools and took some lucky classes for a Hookin2hockey session on 18 February.   Well done to all students who took part.


 For anyone wishing to start up hockey outside of school is welcome to visit www.hookin2hockey.com.au.  

Western Bulldogs Visit

Hayden and Tori from the Western Bulldogs visited our school on Tuesday 12 February.  They spoke to our Grade 6’s on what is was like being an AFL player and went out on the oval at recess to have a kick about with a large number of students.  A big thanks to the club for including us on their visits.


Active April

Premier’s Active April encourages Victorian families to get healthy and active by participating in 30 minutes of physical activity a day for the month of April and beyond. Jump on board and support our school.  Register online and link up to the Buninyong Primary School group (buninyong-primary-school).

You will also receive:

  • 10 free passes at your local YMCA or access to a local government recreation facility
  • 30% discount at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne
  • One 2 for 1 ticket offer for Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
  • 10% discount at Sovereign Hill
  • 15% discount at Sportsmart in store and online
  • Free experiences at participating Parks Victoria parks
  • 15% discount for a Coasting: Stand Up Paddleboarding session
  • 15% off Rock Up Netball Train and Youth Programs
  • 20% discount for Netball Victoria community clinics
  • One 2 for 1 green fee offer at participating Golf Victoria courses
  • 10% discount on term 2 My Golf Junior Programs
  • One hour free tennis court hire at Melbourne Park or Albert Reserve
  • Five free group dance lessons at a participating DanceSport Victoria centre
  • Entry into the draw to win tickets to 2020 Australian Open Tennis Finals*
  • One free Cardio Tennis trial at participating Tennis Victoria courts
  • One hour free tennis court hire at Melbourne Park or Albert Reserve
  • Entry into the draw to win tickets to 2020 Australian Open Tennis Finals* 

For more information visit www.activeapril.vic.gov.au

Ballarat Minors Lunchtime Clinics

We are very excited to announce that the Ballarat Minors will be running some clinics in Week 6-10 for any student interested.  These will run on Mondays (Prep – Grade 2) and Thurdays (Grade 3-6).  If your child is interested in attending, please remind them on the day and for them to bring appropriate footwear.

BDSA Soccer Clinics

Preps to Grade 4’s will be spoiled with some special Soccer clinics run during their P.E. lessons in Week 9 + 10 as part of the Ballarat District Soccer Associations drive to encourage children to take part in soccer.  A big thank you to Kelly Sports for providing the program to us.

Interschool Lawn Bowls Teams

Buninyong will once again be putting in some teams for the Division Bowls on 7 March, 2019.  Positions will be open to Grade 4-6 students.  Tryouts will be held at the Buninyong Bowls Club on Friday 8th and 15th February with training following on the 22nd February and 1st March for those selected.  Please encourage your child to meet Mr Young in the gym at the start of lunch on 8th and 15th February if they wish be involved.

P.E. Shoes

A reminder that students need to have clean, dry sports shoes for P.E.  We recommend bringing a spare pair to school to ensure maximum participation in class.  To find out when your child has P.E., please check your Compass portal.




Next week we are looking forward to hosting some visiting Japanese university students at our school. Four students - Mina, Ayaka, Moeka & Shota - are staying in Ballarat and visiting different schools in the region during their two week stay. Make sure to say “konnichiwa” when you see them around!



Japanese Fact



Art Club

Our Prep students enjoyed the Friday lunch club Colouring-in and Lego activities.


The Art club is run by our generous grade 4 volunteers- Annabel Sullivan, Emilia James and Missy Davies.


Grade 6 Art Team

The 2019 Art team is off to a great start enthusiastically painting one of our outdoor Murals. In two lunch time session’s it has been totally transformed.

Our team is also adding to our canteen area highlighting last year’s art works.


Prep Art

Prep grades NP & SD enjoying their drawing focus in the Art room. Check out our hard-working artists.



Two great exhibitions to check out:

Next Gen 2019 at the Ballarat Art Gallery features 5 of our past students chosen to exhibit their year 12 art-works.

Art Smocks




Canteen is back in full swing. I have attached the Term 1 roster. Due to PLP’s still being worked out I may need some volunteers for the first few weeks. 


If you would like to volunteer please add your name to the roster by clicking the following link and placing your name under the date you would like to come in. Ideally we will need 2 helpers per day between 11am - 1.15pm


PLP Roster


It doesn’t have to be the week your class is rostered on. If I have empty spaces on the roster I will then contact the PLP who class is rostered that week to try and organise some help. 


Thanks Tracey 

Canteen Team


BASE 1270

Base 1270

What a great week we have had at Base 1270.


Congratulations to Rosalee Keating who has been rewarded for displaying the school values of Respect, Optimism, Honesty, Compassion and Commitment during her time at Base 1270. Well done Rosalee! Remember that we are always on the lookout to hand out a ticket to reward those students who are doing the right thing and displaying the school values.


Please remember to bring your hats with you to Base 1270 as the spare hats seem to be disappearing. If you do not have a hat then you will have to stay inside or have to play under the shade.


We look forward to seeing you all this week!


Don’t forget that next Tuesday will be a Vacation Care Program. The operating hours are from 8am-6pm.


Here is to another great week!

Base 1270 staff

Base 1270 Admin

Bookings for the Curriculum Day (student free day) on Tuesday 26 February


If your child is currently enrolled at Base 1270:

If your child is not yet enrolled:

  • Visit the Buninyong Primary School website and click on the Base 1270 tab.  
  • Create a ‘My Family Lounge’ account and complete an enrolment.
  • Once you have submitted your enrolment please send your booking request to the above email address to finalise your booking and arrange payment.

Should you have any queries please send an email or call Mel on 5341 3560.


Community Notices



Tennis Ballarat


Buninyong PS Newsletter
Reading Eggs and Eggspress.pdf
Interhouse Cross Country 19 March 2019 Advert.pdf
csef application form 2019.pdf
Compass parent guide.pdf
csef application form 2019.pdf
VIC Schools Asthma Action Plan Puffer Alone 2017.pdf