Waves - Connecting our Community

26 July 2018
Term 3, 2018 - Issue 1
Principal's Report
School Council Report
2018 Dates/Events
General News & Reminders
Year Level News
Japanese News 
Art News
OSHC News
Parent Feedback (Term 2)
Students Taking Action
Literacy Notes
Maths - Subtraction 
Mathletics Heroes
The PYP Attitudes
Child Safety
Mental Health & Wellbeing 
Cyber Safety Tips
Interview with Annie Staley
Interview with a Volunteer
Do You Know?
Our 2018 Staff
Contact Us
Beaumaris North Primary School
(03) 9589 5449
Wood Street
Beaumaris, Victoria, 3193
AU

Principal's Report

Welcome to Term 3! I do hope that everyone has had a relaxing break in preparation for another great term of learning at BNPS.

School Concert

Excitement is now mounting as all students and staff prepare for the big event. Next week the whole school will be rehearsing at Beaumaris Secondary College and I would like to thank Debby Chaves, BSC Principal, for allowing us to use this space. 

 

An event such as this would not be possible if it were not for the dedication, assistance, encouragement and commitment of every member of our school community and I thank you sincerely for your support.

More than 1040 tickets were purchased online on the first day and a total of 1372 tickets have now been sold. There are only 93 seats remaining so be quick and don't forget to order a DVD as a special memento of your child's performance at Hamer Hall. Please also ensure that you read all of the important concert information which will be available on Compass up until the big night.

 

In case you missed it on Compass, this year Arts Centre, Melbourne are handling our School Concert ticket sales (previously done in house). It was our understanding that the booking system would go live at 10am on Tuesday 17 July however unbeknown to us, sales opened early. As soon as we became aware, a note advising that ticket sales had gone live was posted and a push notification sent at 8.30am. We have referred all concerns and complaints to Hamer Hall and apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

The Resilience Project

Following on from the staff PD held in Term 2, last week students across all year levels were inspired through the delivery of a highly engaging presentation from Hugh van Cuylenburg, who did an amazing job of conveying the important messages of gratitude, empathy and mindfulness (GEM).

The feedback from the parent information session presented by Martin Heppell on Tuesday night, has been extremely positive and I would like to thank those who attended for supporting our whole school wellbeing program.

 

Thank you for hosting the Resilience Project to come and speak at our school. Both my kids took so much from the session with Hugh and I attended last night's talk with Martin and felt engaged and inspired in a way that I haven’t felt in a long time as a parent. Such a simple, pure message that’s easy to weave into our lives.

 

I think it’s inspiring that you are seeking ways to support our kids (and parents) in this crazy fast paced world, and I am extremely grateful that my kids go to a school that places the well-being of the kids first and foremost. You should all be congratulated on your hard and tireless work and know that each of you is appreciated.

 

I would also like to congratulate Carolann Clifford who has accepted an advisory role with The Resilience Project (in addition to her work here at BNPS).

New School Council Member

At the end of last term I invited BNPS parent, Alistair Lloyd, to join our School Council. A School Council can co-opt persons who have additional skills and areas of expertise that will add value to the council.

Alistair has knowledge, skills and experience from a variety of corporate environments - welcome Alistair. 

New Parents & Friends Chairperson

I would like to thank Kristy Hamshare for stepping up to take on the role of Chairperson for our Parents & Friends. The 2017 Steering Committee, led by Laura Fitzpatrick, achieved a great deal and it will be great to see this work continue.

Please keep a look out on Compass for details of the first meeting for 2018 - I encourage you to get involved.

eSmart Win

Last term we submitted an entry for the ‘eSmart Cyber Safe Families Competition’ (a joint initiative between DET and the Alannah and Madeleine Foundation) about the work our school is doing to engage parents in cyber safety. I am pleased to advise that our entry was successful and as such, we have won the prizes listed below.

The effort Beaumaris North Primary has made in actively promoting cyber safe messages to parents is impressive. They continue to promote online safety through many activities and have included a cyber safety page in every newsletter since 2017.

 

PRIZES

  • A Connect Workshop for parents about cyber safety, bullying and the impact of violence run by expert facilitators (valued at $500)
  • eSmart Digital Licences (valued at $30 each) for the first 25 parents who arrive at the Connect Workshop (total $750)
  • A book voucher for the school library valued at $500.

I would like to thank the staff for their ongoing commitment to promoting the importance of cyber safety in the home, and the critical role parents and carers play, via our newsletter, special ‘Cyber Safety’ & ‘eSmart’ assemblies, our ‘eSmart Internet Acceptable Use Agreement’ process and information on our website.

 

Details of the FREE workshop will be advertised on Compass when they become available and we look forward to sharing more great eSmart resources with you to help build cyber safe families.

21CLD Representatives

Nick Arnold and Georgie Keys-Tilley (Classroom Teachers) have been trained in 21st Century Learning Design (21CLD).

The Beachside Network of schools was the first network to be offered this training which further develops our teaching and learning skills in the area of IT, Coding, use of Office 365 as well as sharing skills and resources between our network. 

2018 DET Parent Opinion Survey

All schools must generate a random sample of parents to undertake the DET Parent Opinion Survey. The survey seeks parent opinion on measures of school climate, student engagement, and effective teaching practice known to influence student engagement and student outcomes.

If you have received an email, I encourage you to compete the online survey (by 26 August) as this feedback is invaluable in helping us to deliver the best education possible to our students. Please contact the Office should you have any questions.

Absence Notification Update

Please ensure that you enter absences on Compass early in the morning (or ahead of time where possible) if your child is going to be away.  Notifying the school of your child's absence either prior to, or on the day that they will be away (a new DET requirement) helps ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and will fulfil your legal responsibility.

Following a recent Compass ‘fix’, you can now use the Compass Parent Portal to let us know if your child will be arriving late. Please note that this does NOT replace the requirement to sign your child in via the Kiosk. If you do not enter an approval note and your child arrives at school after 10am, you will receive an 'Attendance Notification: Student Unaccounted For' email.

Term 2 Parent Feedback

Thank you to those who took the time to respond to our Term 2 survey, a summary of the feedback is provided in this newsletter. As always, all feedback has been passed on to the relevant teams and will be prioritised and considered.

 

In response to the feedback regarding a lack of play areas for our younger students, I am pleased to advise that is anticipated that our new infant play area on the McDonald Street side of the school will be ready for student use by October.

Unfortunately all traffic related issues are out of our control however once again we have lodged concerns with the Bayside City Council and asked them to investigate the installation of a 40 kmph flashing sign on Reserve Road.

2019 Planning

Although it's hard to believe, planning for 2019 has already commenced. If your child is not returning to Beaumaris North Primary School in 2019, please let myself or the Office know as soon as possible as our class structure, specialist programs and staffing profile is based on student enrolments.

 

Sherril Duffy

Principal

School Council Report

Semester 1, 2018

As I’m sure everyone can relate, 2018 has started as it means to proceed – a busy, challenging and enriching year.

 

 

The School Council has had a great half year with our key focus being on school sustainability and finance. You would have heard from Sherril every fortnight on the exciting projects happening and visibly seen the changes around the school. Building works can make the day-to-day life of our staff challenging, especially during incursions and concert rehearsals, but as per normal, the challenge has been taken in their stride and they have innovated. What a great idea to pitch a tent on the artificial turf for the circus incursion – it was hit with the kids!

 

Our School Council has three main responsibilities:

  • Finance – overseeing the development of the annual budget, monitoring progress against the budget in conjunction with the School Office and ensuring that monies coming into the school is properly expended and authorised.
  • Strategic Planning – participating in the development and monitoring of the School Strategic Plan.
  • Policy Development & Review – developing, reviewing and updating policies that reflect the school’s values and support the broad direction set out in the Strategic Plan and school operations.

In addition to these three key responsibilities, the School Council also governs the value added services - the Canteen, Outside School Hours Care and the Uniform Shop. Below is a snap shot of just some of the items that have been on our agenda in 2018 thus far.

Finances

Each year, the finance cycle commences around August with the preparation of the following year’s draft budget based on the operating needs of the school, the investment in programs aligned to the Strategic Plan and the extra-curricular programs that are planned. This informs the ask for parent contributions, both essential and voluntary.

At the start of the year, the budget is reviewed based on parent contributions receipted. Our goal is always to maximise the spend on our educational programs (both essential and extra-curricular) that have a direct benefit to the children. We also need to invest in making the school’s operations sustainable, both from ongoing maintenance and building works, and create an environment that both our teachers and student remain proud of and engaged. Unfortunately, government funding does not cover all operating and extra-curricular expenses and we are dependent on the voluntary contributions from our school community.

This year has seen a decline in voluntary parent contributions that has meant that we need to tighten our belts on operating expenses and ask the hard questions in regard to the additional programs that are run throughout the school.

 

If you have not yet finalised your 2018 contributions, please do so as soon as possible. We review this monthly and your contributions could make the difference we need to sustain all of the additional programs we run beyond the Victorian Curriculum.

 

School Council have done a deep dive into the process for setting the Key Experiences (incursions/excursions) costs. The process for this starts the year prior when each year level sets out their plan for the following year. Estimates and quotes are received for each activity based on anticipated numbers attending (these are user pays optional experiences) and are endorsed by the School Office. The cost of the activities cover not only the activity itself, but associated costs such as transport, first aid and replacement teachers to cover the additional teachers required to attend the excursion. The School Council was satisfied with the processes, estimation, costs and charges based on the timing of booking.

As always, in setting the 2019 Education Contributions and Key Experience requirements, School Council will endeavour to balance the need to continually enhance our academic program and resources with keeping increases to a minimum. Once again we will be adopting a user pays principle – all identifiable costs will be applied to individual families according to year level.

 

2019 Education Contributions and Key Experience requirements will be distributed to families in September - your contribution towards the facilities, supplies and services used by ALL students will play an integral role in the opportunities and outcomes for your child/ren and we value your continued support of our School.

 

Our School Office was audited this semester with a focus on financial management and monies control. It was fantastic to see a clean bill of health with only minor findings that have been addressed via policy updates and slight changes to our operating procedures. Well done Sue!  

Canteen

The Canteen is a school run value added service with the goal to provide our school community access to good quality food through lunch orders and over counter sales. It relies heavily on volunteers in order to be able to run this service and to keep the prices as low as possible.

 

The Canteen has been operating at a loss for the last few years, and we are slowly working with the Canteen Subcommittee to revise our pricing to ensure the Canteen breaks even whilst ensuring healthy, affordable options.

One of the biggest challenges with the Canteen is securing volunteers. The Canteen operations start early in the day, so volunteering an hour at any time of the day is welcome. You do not need to be there all day or over the lunch periods. Please reach out to Jenny Marashli (Canteen Manager) or the Canteen Committee or visit the Canteen page of our website to find out more.

OSHC

With the building works removing our Multi Purpose Room, OSHC has needed to be moved and distributed across the Science Room and Library. The team have done a fantastic job of adapting to their new space and optimising the use of the new amphitheatre and oval. It’s great to see the kids out in the fresh air both morning and afternoon enjoying outdoor play.

Each year we are seeing an increase in families using this service and as such we want to ensure we continue to provide a high quality and engaging environment for the students. Kelly and team are doing a great job as evidenced in the feedback we receive.

 

The OSHC Committee are always looking for new members who want to contribute to the vision and implementation of programs within OSHC. It’s always an advantage to have families that use the service, sitting on the Committee as it provides the 'customer' perspective needed to further develop the program. Please reach out to Kelly Szabo (OSHC Coordinator) if you are interested.

Uniform Shop

Annie Thomas (Uniform Shop Coordinator) has been very busy optimising the school Uniform Shop operations making it easy for volunteers to run. The Uniform Shop is another service that would not be possible without the help of our volunteers. Each day it opens and delivering Qkr orders is only possible with parent help. Annie’s goal is to make volunteering here simple and from all reports, she is succeeding. If you have time, please reach out to Annie to see how you can help.

A great new innovative system to manage lost property has also been implemented. I’m sure everyone would agree that being able to easily recover that bomber jacket or polar fleece has made a huge dent in the frustrations at home.

 

We are in the process of reviewing our suppliers to ensure that the quality, affordability and accessibility of uniforms can be maintained.

Looking Ahead...

Our focus for Semester 2 will be to unlock data that will lead us to insights that will help us better understand our school community. We want to understand the challenges our school community is experiencing; what the external factors not directly visible to the school may be; and what is driving the trends we are seeing.  We need to learn how we can support our school community so that we can increase engagement, make volunteering rewarding and demonstrate the value of your contributions.

 

As always, please free to contact me via the school email address.

 

Carolynn Smith

School Council President

 

Useful references:

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/management/community/Pages/schoolcouncilsfunction.aspx

https://www.myschool.edu.au/school/44847

 

2018 Dates/Events

AUGUST 2018

Wednesday 1 August

Prep 100 Days of School Celebration

 

Tuesday 7 August

School Concert Rehearsal (Hamer Hall)

 

School Concert (Hamer Hall) (7.00pm)

 

Friday 10 August

Curriculum Day

 

Saturday 11 August

Beaumaris Farmers Market

 

Tuesday 14 August 

Year 3 Traffic Education

 

Student Led Conferences

 

Wednesday 15 August 

House Athletics Carnival (Year 3 - 6)

 

Student Led Conferences

 

Saturday 18 - Friday 24 August

Book Week

 

Tuesday 21 August

Student Led Conferences

 

Wednesday 22 August

2019 Prep School Introduction (9.30 - 10.45am)

 

Student Led Conferences

 

School Council Meeting (7.30pm)

 

Thursday 23 August

Year 5 Bike Check

 

Open Classrooms (2.40 - 3.20pm)

 

Tuesday 28 August

Bully Zero Incursion (Prep, Year 1, 2 & 3)

 

Wednesday 29 August

Bully Zero Incursion (Year 4 - 6)

 

Wednesday 29 August

Bully Zero Parent Information Evening

 

Thursday 30 August

Prep Father's Day Morning (8.30 - 9.15am)

 

Friday 31 August

Father's Day Stall

SEPTEMBER 2018

Monday 3 - Wednesday 5 September

Year 4 Camp

 

Sunday 2 - Saturday 8 September

National eSmart Week

 

Friday 7 September

Year 5 Bike Education

 

Saturday 8 September

Beaumaris Farmers Market

 

Monday 10 September

Year 2/3 Swimming Program Commences (10 - 13 & 17 - 20 September)

 

Year 5 Bike Education

 

Prep Fire Education

 

Tuesday 11 September

District Athletics Carnival (Year 4 - 6)

 

Wednesday 12 September

Prep Cubby Day

 

Thursday 13 September

Year 5 Bike Test

 

Wednesday 19 September

2019 Prep Transition (9.30 - 10.45am)

 

Mini Athletics (Prep - Year 2)(11.30am - 1.30pm)

 

Prep Fire Education

 

School Council Meeting (7.30pm)

 

Friday 21 September 

Last Day of Term 3 (2.30pm Dismissal)

OCTOBER 2018

Monday 8 October

Term 4 Commences

 

Wednesday 10 October

Division Athletics Carnival (Year 4 - 6)

 

Thursday 11 October

Year 6 Graduation Photo (9.00am)

 

Saturday 13 October

Beaumaris Farmers Market

 

Wednesday 17 October

2019 Prep Transition (9.30 - 10.45am)

 

Monday 22 - Friday 26 October

Year 5 Camp

 

Monday 22 October

Prep & Y1 Swimming Program Commences ((22, 24, 26, 29 & 31 October and 2 November)

 

Wednesday 24 October

School Council Meeting (7.30pm)

 

Friday 26 October
Music Incursion (Prep - Year 2)

 

Wednesday 31 October

Year 6 PYP Exhibition

NOVEMBER 2018

Thursday 1 November

Year 6 PYP Exhibition

 

Tuesday 6 November

Melbourne Cup Day (Public Holiday)

 

Friday 9 November

Remembrance Day Service

 

Saturday 10 November

Beaumaris Farmers Market

 

Thursday 15 November 

Open Classrooms (9.10 - 9.50am)

 

Monday 19 - Friday 23 November

Year 6 Camp

 

Wednesday 28 November

BNPS Instrumental Music Soiree (6.30 - 7.15pm & 7.30 - 8.30pm)

 

School Council Meeting (7.30pm)

 

Thursday 29 November

BNPS Instrumental Music Soiree (6.30 - 7.15pm & 7.30 - 8.30pm)

General News & Reminders

Student Leader Photos

Professional photos of the following Student Leaders (Year 3 – 6) can now be ordered online. Please CLICK/TAP HERE  OR go to:

www.advancedlife.com.au, enter code 937 FF1 F78 and select the 'Group Photos' tab. All group photos are $18 each.    

  • School Captains
  • Vice Captains
  • School & Vice Captains
  • House Captains (group)
  • Wood House Captains
  • Reserve House Captains
  • McDonald House Captains
  • Morey House Captains
  • Junior School Council (Y3 - 6 group)
  • Junior School Council - Year 3
  • Junior School Council - Year 4
  • Junior School Council - Year 5
  • Junior School Council - Year 6
  • Wellbeing Captains
  • Sustainability Captains
  • Music Captains
  • Music Captains & Special Helpers
  • Library Captains
  • First Aid Captains
  • eSmart Captains
  • Art Captains
  • Art Captains & Art Support

Please contact Advancedlife Photography via email or phone should you have any queries: [email protected] or 03 9852 1133.

Bully Zero Parent Information Evening - 29 August

Tickets are now available for the Bully Zero Parent Information Evening to complement our upcoming whole-school incursion. Educating the entire school community (students, parents and teachers) ensures the message is consistent and reinforced – we strongly encourage you to attend.

Topics covered include:

  • Bullying definition - what is and is not bullying
  • Different types/forms of bullying
  • Facts and Australian statistics
  • Who is involved? Victim, perpetrator and bystander
  • Role of the Up stander
  • How to deal with bullying and bullies
  • Empathy and respect – online and offline
  • Cyber safety
  • Where to seek help

DATE:    Wednesday 29 August

TIME:    7.00 – 8.30PM

VENUE:  Senior Learning Centre

COST:    $10 per family via Qkr > School Events

 

Tickets will be sent home with students the day before.

 

This Bully Prevention Program covers all forms of bullying including, verbal, physical, social and cyberbullying and the provider, Bully Zero, is certified by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner as a preferred provider of cyber safety programs.

Kids Fun Run - Register Now!

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation have announced their first Kids Fun Run to be held on Sunday 21 October, 2018 at Alexandra Gardens from 10am. The Buddy Run promotes inclusion, respect and encourages kids to say no to bullying.

Breakfast will be provided on the day, plus loads of fun activities for the kids - visit www.buddyrun.org.au for more information. All funds raised will go towards keeping children safe from violence, bullying and cyber bullying.

Priority Posts in Compass

You may have noticed that some 'PRIORITY POSTS' are sitting at the top of the Compass News Feed. 'Priority Posts' are those that are manually selected to stay at the top of the News Feed meaning they will not slip down the News Feed as other posts are added. This initiative keeps the posts you might need to action/refer back to at the top of the News Feed.

Please ensure that you continue to scroll down the News Feed to read new posts that have been added.

Lunch Clubs - Term 3

We are pleased to advise that Lunch Clubs will be up and running again in Term 3, after the School Concert. At an Assembly last term, our Wellbeing Captains asked students to put up their hand if they had been to a Lunch Club - over half the school put their hand up! 

Information on the Lunch Clubs on offer for Term 3 will be available soon.

Student Led Conferences

Please note that bookings for Student Led Conferences will close at 1.30pm on Monday 13 August (to allow students and teachers to prepare) and will reopen at 4.30pm on Wednesday 15 August (for 21 & 22 August bookings). CLICK/TAP HERE to book and  email 

[email protected] if you require assistance.

For more information about the Student Led Conference process, please CLICK/TAP HERE.

2018 School Photos - Survey Results

Thank you to those who took the time to complete the ‘2018 School Photos’ survey. 85% of respondents were happy with their school photos indicating that they were great quality, great poses and captured the children very well.

We very much appreciate the feedback from those who indicated that they were not happy with their photos and this has been forwarded on to the photo company. The main area of concern was  delivery issues with sibling photos. 

Student Information Details Form

As you will appreciate, it is EXTREMELY important that we are able to promptly contact you at any time. It is also essential that we have accurate Parent Occupation and Education information for funding purposes. An 'IMPORTANT STUDENT INFORMATION DETAILS' form was sent home on 23 July - please check the details, complete the form and return to the Office by tomorrow (Friday 27 July). It is important that the form is returned for EVERY child, even if the details are accurate. If you did not receive a form, please let us know.

Please remember to contact the school if any of these details or your circumstances change in the future.

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data

Beaumaris North Primary School is currently completing the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on students with a disability. The data counts the number of children at our school who receive additional adjustments to support their disability. 

The collection of data helps the Government plan for the needs of students with a disability. It ensures Schools, Education Authorities and Governments understand the needs of the students with a disability and how they can best be supported at school. 

School Concert DVD

Don’t miss the opportunity to have a professionally recorded memento of your child's School Concert performance at the prestigious Hamer Hall - order now via Qkr > School Events > School Concert DVD. The cost of the DVD is $25.00 & $30.00 for a Blue Ray copy.

DVD orders close on Sunday 12 August (11.59pm) and will be sent home with your child approximately 6 weeks after the concert.

 

Please note that you will not be able to take any photos or videos on the night due to copyright.

Events Awaiting Online Consent/Payment

WHOLE SCHOOL

School Concert Rehearsal - Due 3 August

Bully Prevention Program - Due 21 & 22 August

 

YEAR 2

Swimming Program - Due 22 August

 

YEAR 3

Swimming Program - Due 22 August

 

YEAR 3, 4, 5 & 6

House Athletics Carnival - Due 8 August

 

YEAR 5

Bike Education Program - Due 16 August

 

Please note that if consent/payment is not received by the due date, you will no longer be able to provide online consent/payment and your child will be unable to participate/attend. 

 

CLICK/TAP HERE for instructions on how to provide online consent/payment.

 

Year Level News

IMAX Theatre & Melbourne Museum Excursion (Year 2)

As part of their Unit of Inquiry on 'Sharing the Planet, today the Year 2 students visited IMAX and the Melbourne Museum. The purpose of the excursion was to develop an understanding of how 'Living things go through a process of change'. Students enjoyed a lesson on 'Bugs' and explored various living things using magnifying glasses. They also explored the 'Bugs Alive' exhibition and watched a ‘Flight of the Butterflies” 3D movie.

 

Body Investigators Incursion (Year 4)

On Tuesday (24 July), the Year 4 students participated in an interactive drama workshop, ’The Body Investigators’, where they investigated an unhealthy body. As ‘Full Body Investigators’ they became brain neurons, red & white blood cells, oxygen and gastric juices and role played different body systems. They also explored how diet, physical activity and sleep impact on our body’s performance. 

Below are some reports on the incursion from the Year 4 students - the challenge was to include some of their weekly spelling words!

 

On Tuesday the 24th of July we had an FBI incursion (Full Body Incursion). Mr. Andrews featured in our incursion as Bazza. We had to nurture Bazza (Mr. Andrews) back to being healthy. The incursion was very engaging and we were adventurous in learning all about how the human body is structured as it affects our everyday lives.. Zoe F (4A)

 

On the 24th of July the FBI (which stands for the full body inspectors) came in and talked to us about the body. The talk featured Bazza, who was our teacher Mr. Andrews. It was a very adventurous experience. We learnt how to nurture our body. We leisurely got to choose which area of the body we wanted be in, these included the heart, lungs, digestive system and the brain. At the end we took a picture. It was a very pleasurable experience and we learnt a lot. Sienna N (4A)  

 

On Tuesday the 24th of July, Year four had FBI (Full Body Inspectors) come in to talk to us about the body, our host was Gavin. It featured Bazza (our teacher Mr. Andrews) and we had to figure out what was wrong with his body. We were very adventurous because we had to dress up as neurons, oxygen, red blood cells, white blood cells or stomach muscles. Then we had to act out what it’s job is in the body. We all had a great time and we learnt a lot. Mila W (4A)

 

On Tuesday 24th of July 2018 all of Yr. 4 experienced a man called Gavin come talk to us about the Human Body. He explained to us 6 parts we need to survive: the white blood cells, red blood cells, gastric juices, oxygen and the neurons. A fact I learnt about neurons is they send about 200 messages to the brain per second and there’s about 100 million neurons in the brain. Gavin dressed up as a Doctor and we turned into doctors too. We had a patient called Bazza {Mr. Andrews} who had been feasting on unhealthy food. Gavin gave us all shrinking potion and we took a look inside Bazza’s body. Bazza’s body was sick and tired of Bazza eating junk all the time. We looked at all enclosures of Bazza’s Body and fixed them. When our time was up we all exited Bazza’s body and ended our session. It was a huge pleasure spending an hour with Gavin and we hope to do it again! Dylan C (4A)

 

On one sunny Tuesday we had our F.B.I incursion. Gavin our instructor told us about what we should eat and drink healthy, he also told us about different body parts. Gavin turned us into doctors so we could inspect Bazza’s body features (Mr. Andrews). We inspected Bazza’s body because he has been eating too much junk food and staying up late all night playing video games and watching TV all night. Gavin had this spray which turned us into small people to get through his nose. We dressed up as body parts such as the brain, neurons, oxygen, heart, white blood cells and stomach muscles. When it was time for the white blood cell to do its job Mila, Pippie and I, we had to try catch the germ but we were too tired of Bazza’s diet - we exited through Bazza’s bottom. We had so much fun!! Daisy W (4A)

 

On Tuesday the 24/7/18, we had a full body inspectors incursion because we are focusing on The Living Machine for our unit of inquiry. It was really fun and disgusting because we went in Bazza’s body (which was Mr Andrews). He had something wrong with him because he only ate junk food, chocolate, sweets and Pepsi. So we had to go up his nose but first we have to get shrunk, so we can fit up the nose and then we got our special uniform then we went up and we saw disgusting things like boogers. Then we went to the brain, lungs, blood cells, and the digestive system. It was an adventurous ride and then had to go out the bottom - it was unpleasant. It was fun because we got to dress up as blood cells, white cells, oxygen, brain and the digestive system. We learned a lot. Jessica W (4A)

 

On Tuesday we had the FBI incursion, and Bazza (Mr Andrews) came in aching, clenching his tummy saying ‘’I don’t fell well’’. This was because he was drinking coke and staying up too late playing video games. He was eating nothing but donuts and ice-cream which was making his body sick as well. We learnt that neurons send 200 messages per second, and blood cells carry around the oxygen and sometimes the oxygen can be stubborn if we don’t exercise, making it harder for the blood. Luc F (4A)

 

On Tuesday the 24th  of July we did the FBI incursion (FBI stands for full body inspectors). Mr Andrews was featured as Bazza who eats lots of junk food so we pretended to go inside Bazzas body. First we went through Bazzas nose, it looked disgusting  it wasn’t very pleasurable but of course it wasn’t a real nose. After we went through the nose we saw we saw all these body parts there were neurons, oxygen, the heart, white blood cells and the intestine. I was the heart, I really loved being it! After we did all of the dressing up I loved the hearts costume, we had to nurture Bazzas body and that’s exactly what we did. Next to get out of Bazzas body we went out the bottom!!! Then the incursion ended I'm so happy we got to nurture Bazzas body!! Lucia D (4A)

'Bold as Brass' Music Incursion (Year 3 & 4)

Yesterday (25 July) the Year 3 and 4 students enjoyed a 'Bold as Brass' music incursion to integrate with the music classroom topic of tone colour/instrument families. Students were highly engaged by a group of outstanding professional musicians who made learning about brass instruments a very fun experience. Enjoy the photos and videos below!

 

On Wednesday, four people from the Shrewd Brass Team, Rosie on French horn, Crusty and Lara both on trumpet, Adam who featured the tuber and Tom on trombone came to Years 3 to 4 for a very musical incursion. The group started off with a song called Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, a bright and bouncy tune that everyone stated to dance to. Next was a science experiment where the children learnt that you can make your own brass instrument with an old hose, a funnel and a mouth piece also that the longer the hose the lower the sound. One of the most exiting parts was when the group played songs from movies including Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Titanic, Jurassic Park, Superman etc. To finish off such a treasure of a time, the group played tica tica, it was so entertaining. Thank you so much to the Shrewd Brass Team for coming to BNPS.  Pippie L (4A)

 

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Japanese News 

Skype Communication (5D & 6B)

5D  and 6B  communicated with Japanese students (Kashiwa Secondary School) on Skype and asked questions about what they liked and the school life of Japan/Australia. They found out that the Japanese students played the same video game and a sport they enjoyed!

 

OMOSHIRO KATTA DES! (It was fun!)

 

Art News

Panorama of Windows - Prep

To support their current Unit of Inquiry 'How the World Works', last week the Prep students created a panorama of windows around their buildings. They are now well on their way with ‘architecture of many nations’. Imaginative windows to decorate their skyscrapers.

 

Minibeasts - Year 2

We’ve started our new Unit of Inquiry in Year 2 Art! Minibeasts, their environment and how they are represented in Art. Observation drawing of our insects set in resin collection.

Note below the Learning Intention on the whiteboard written by the Year 2 students.

 

OSHC News

Our Fortnight in Review

We’ve only just started the term but it’s already been super busy! Children have begun creating posters for our DIY recycled paper making box and we have enjoyed watching children practice their concert items. During craft activities, children made sock puppets and have enjoyed relaxing whilst they experimented with water colour paints.  

 

Extra-Curricular Activities - Term 3

We understand that for many working parents it is difficult to find time to attend extra-curricular activities which is why we are offering you the opportunity to enrol your children into extra activities through OSHC.

This term we are offering:

 

NETBALL

Tuesday afternoons run by Sports Star Academy - please CLICK/TAP HERE to enrol.

 

AFL

Wednesday afternoons run by Sports Star Academy - please CLICK/TAP HERE to enrol.

 

TENNIS

Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoons run by Taylor Nixon - enrolment form below.

Further information about these programs is available on Compass.

Online Learning Journeys Ready to go Live!

We are very pleased to announce that our new online learning journeys are ready to go live! If you do not wish for your child to be included in any online observations or photos, please OPT OUT via email by 10 August, 2018. 

If you do not opt out, you will receive an email with your login details in the week beginning Monday 13 August. Please see Compass for more information.

New Look OSHC Statements

In the lead up to the implementation of the new Child Care Subsidy (CCS), our software provider made some improvements to our statements. These changes are designed to help parents fully understand their statements and provide a logical overview of the care at our service. Importantly, the statement now includes some new government requirements as part of the implementation of CCS. For an overview of the new statements, please CLICK/TAP HERE.

Please note your first statement for this term will be issued on Friday 27 July.

Cold Weather

Unless we have high winds and rain, children will still be given an option of playing outside at OSHC. Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing, such as an extra jacket, that they can put on during their time at OSHC.  

 

Getting to Know the OSHC Team

INTERVIEW WITH JULIA HOWELL

By Chloe C & Liv B (4D)

What is your favourite food?
Sushi.

 

What is your favourite movie?
Mamma Mia.

 

What is one of your strengths?
Braiding people's hair.

 

What are your hobbies?
Catching up with friends. 

 

Do you have any pets?
One dog, Patch, and a new puppy Leni (Labradoodle).

 

What do you like best about afterschool care?
Seeing everyone have lots of fun.

 

Who are your closest friends?
The friends I grew up with - Ruby, Darcy and Shannon.

 

Who are your family members?
Mum, dad, sister Grace and my brother Charlie. 

 

Who is your favourite footy team?
St Kilda.

 

What is your favourite place? 
Wye River, it’s just past Lorne - this is where we go camping. 

 

What is your favourite sport?
Basketball.

 

What inspires you?
Seeing the impact I can make on others.  

 

2019 Enrolments

We are now accepting 2019 enrolments for SIBLINGS of children CURRENTLY using the OSHC program. We strongly advise that you return completed enrolment forms as soon as possible as we will be accepting enrolments from ANYONE wishing to use the program in 2019, from 1 August, 2018.

Our enrolment bookings work on a ‘first in best dressed’ basis. 

Feedback

As always, families are welcome to give us feedback about any aspect of the program. Please feel free to come in and have a chat with Kelly or Tamara, send us an email or leave a note in the Feedback box on the sign-in table. 

We welcome your input!

Parent Feedback (Term 2)

What parents think we do well...

TEACHING & LEARNING

  • Children go to school happily every morning - they are engaged
  • Choice of teachers and their vitality seems particularly beneficial for children
  • Love the teachers and their commitment to the children
  • Teachers are excellent
  • Teachers are friendly, helpful, supportive and kind
  • Very happy with the SMART spelling program 
  • Love the investment that the school makes in the professional development of teachers which translates to great outcomes in the classroom
  • Academic program is excellent and progressive
  • Established and continued development of the learning curriculum
  • Areas for student improvement are identified and acted upon
  • Fantastic school with a good variety of subjects and activities
  • Fun and engaging activities/excursions
  • Great and varied activities for Year 5/6 Recreation students
  • Classroom Reading/Literacy Programs are great
  • Great structure and discipline
  • Great that kids are responsible for picking up litter

COMMUNICATION

  • Valuable Learning Task feedback which is greatly appreciated - great to be able to view oral presentation on Compass
  • Exemplary communication between teachers/parents - always available and open
  • When teachers are contacted by parents they are excellent at explaining in more detail and giving context to questions or issues that are raised
  • Parent-Teacher Interviews are great. so organised and thorough - very clear that teacher's know children intimately
  • Great communication and lead time via Compass - as a working parent it's easy to keep abreast of what's taking place at school 
  • Very responsive when further details or information in relation to issues or questions are raised. 
  • Parents are supported with comms as required

SERVICES

  • Great Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) Program

COMMUNITY

  • Great culture and a very happy place for the children to be

 

How parents think we can improve...

FACILITIES/SCHOOL GROUNDS/RULES

  • Stricter controls regarding students bringing toys/objects and cane sugar lollies
  • Stricter controls for Kiss N Go zone
  • 40kmph flashing sign for Reserve Road
  • Need more things to keep Prep students occupied in the playground or more Lunch Programs
  • Lots of incidences of sand being thrown in eyes with new sandpit

TEACHING & LEARNING

  • It would be great to see that manners are enforced by the school
  • More opportunities for students to voice an idea that may benefit others
  • Support parents to help with teaching new strategies at home
  • Support parents to understand the learning styles of their own kids
  • Support students to become leaders
  • More 'doing' time and less instruction for Specialist subjects
  • Large class sizes and open classroom design are not particularly beneficial
  • More of the basics - reading, writing and maths!

COMMUNICATION

  • Teacher feedback on how kids collaborate, problem solve and get along with each other
  • Provide information on what students are learning/focusing on each week
  • Would be good to have weekly spelling words on Compass every Monday
  • Online Learning Task feedback forms rather than paper forms
  • More communication and details to be given about Learning Tasks and assessment to understand the expected level/score
  • More individual Learning Task feedback from Specialists 
  • Include personalised comments on Student Reports to provide parents with an understanding on how their child is travelling socially, emotionally and behaviourally, what their strengths are, how they can improve and recognise other achievements and extra-curricular activities
  • Another Parent-Teacher Interview towards the end of the year
  • More Parent-Teacher Interview time slots for working parents
  • Communicate lock down events/incidents
  • Return emails and phone calls 
  • Provide more warning for dress-up days
  • Provide key notes on how various events are run to make new parents feel more comfortable
  • Advise parents when their child has bumped/banged their head 

VOLUNTEERS

  • Revisit the volunteer sign up process for Canteen

EVENTS

  • Spread events over different days
  • Too many special events to keep up with
  • Consider those who may not have grandparents/special friends to attend events

Students Taking Action

Verity, Milla, Eliza & Adele (Year 2)

Verity, Milla, Eliza and Adele from Year 2 are doing their bit for the environment. They showed initiative by organising gloves and a garbage bag so they could clean our playground at lunchtime. These students are to be congratulated for being proactive and caring - and they had fun while they were at it!

Well done girls!

Lois B (6D)

We are very proud of Lois B and Mr Mat Doran Brown (Learning Support Teacher) for creating the clip below in an attempt to secure $10,000 for technology for our classrooms. Although we weren't successful on this occasion, the clip is awesome - check it out!

 

Indra S (6C)

Over the holidays Indra S (6C) played in the 2018 Junior State Hockey Championship’s after successfully trying out for the Southern Metro Sharks team as a goalie. She played 9 very intense games over 4 days, several at the State Hockey Centre against teams from all over Victoria. Indra's team made it to the gold medal grand final and were silver medalists!

Fantastic achievement Indra!

Mila O (4B)

Mila O (4B) competed in Irish dancing at the Australian International Oireachtas on the Gold Coast during the school holidays and came 2nd in the Premiership and 17th in the Championship!

Great effort Mila!

Angus H (6C)

Last weekend Angus H (6C) came 5th overall in the Warrnambool round of the country series against 32 other go kart racers from all over Victoria and interstate - it was his first time on an unfamiliar track too!

Good job Angus!

Jayde G (6C)

Jayde G (6C) was chosen to compete in the Victorian State Team at the Qld Gymnastics Border Challenge Competition. On Day 1 her Victorian Team came 2nd overall winning a silver medal. Day 2 was individual competitions and Jayde came 2nd on Beam winning another silver medal!

Congratulations Jayde!

William S (5A)

On Saturday 14 July, William S (5A) competed for Falls Creek Race Club in the Under 12 Mens Division of the King of the Mountain. This is a GS downhill ski race at Falls Creek, one of the Snowracer series - William won this event with a time of 43.53 seconds!

Well done Will!

Jessica S (6A)

During the school holidays, Jessica S (6A) competed in the Snowracer series competition and the SCV club races. Jessica came 1st in her division in Snowracer race 1 and 3rd the following weekend in Snowracer race 2!

Congratulations Jessica!

Victorian Interschools Snowsports 

If there are any other skiing/snowboarding families that would like to find out more about the Vic Interschools Snowsports competition being held at Mt Buller from 20 - 22 August, please contact Sherril Duffy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy Notes

“You can’t support an elephant on a step ladder.”

So says Ruth Culham in her book 6 + 1 Traits of Writing when discussing Word Choice and Sentence Fluency. A great analogy to use when teaching children that good writing certainly doesn’t sit on a framework of poorly written sentences and uninspired vocabulary. 

 

This term Year 1, Year 2, Year 4 and Year 5 are focusing on Writing (Prep, Year 3 and Year 6 will work on this in Term 4). Year level teams have considered the writing needs of their children and established specific areas to target in weekly small group work. The main focus has been identified as teaching the children authorial skills to add detail to their writing and how to create, and work from, a solid, sequential plan. This is often referred to as having a 'Bold Beginning', a 'Mighty Middle' and an 'Excellent Ending' (from the 6 + 1 Traits of Writing approach). Adding an additional staff member (Jo Taylor) to each of the teams for 2 hours each week has allowed the children to be placed into smaller groups where their individual needs can be addressed more readily.

 

This week both the Year 4's and Year 5's began their session by writing about Artefacts that teachers had brought along. This is a great way to warm up their ‘writing brain’ and often produces some excellent material for future narratives.

 

The children were encouraged to view and hold a variety of objects and then choose one to write about. They could choose any form of writing they liked and were given no other direction.

 

Here are some examples for you to enjoy!

Artefact: A Bookmark

“It’s a dream, it’s a dream!” I yelled. I was running around the room screaming. There was a walking and talking bookmark walking towards me! “Please don’t hurt me,” I muttered. “I won’t hurt you. I will eat you!” growled the bookmark. He had the Famous Five pictures all over him. Now I was really scared. He walked towards me and started trying to bite my shoulder off. I shuddered and backed away. I knew it was the end. I closed my eyes preparing for the pain but nothing happened. Bang! A loud thump hit my head and I fell to the ground. The last word I heard from the bookmark was “Humans! Such innocent creatures..,” he said sarcastically. Zoe B (4B) - 10 minutes writing time.

Artefact: A Music Box

In a house far away a maiden had a baby and the father was there.  After five years the little baby grew up. On the 24th July 1795 the little family got a letter. It said that the father had to go to war. The whole family was sad about this. The father gave his daughter a very special music box that sounded beautiful. Arlia P (4C) - 5 minutes writing time.

Artefact: Old Brass Binoculars – Circa WW1

The old, brass binoculars are about from the time of WW1. They are made of brass and have some crystals on the lens. They are still in good condition and are the colour of hazel. They are adjustable so you can see far away and close up. Amelie C (4C) - 5 minutes writing time.

 

I was looking at all my lost and old treasures I had stored in a box a long time ago. There was only one thing that caught my eye today, it was my old binoculars Grandad gave me. He says that they’re from World War 1 but I’m just stumped on where he found them! If I were to give a description on what they looked like, it would be old gold, heavy (a bit), they also have some interesting patterns on the glass. It looks like delicate snowflakes to me. Grandad says that It’s just how it was made. I think they have been damaged while they were fighting on the sands of Gallipoli. Katherine G (5A) - 10 minutes writing time.

 

10a.m, cold and windy. I was eating beans in a can. My job was in the army scouting what the enemy was doing trying not to get sniped. The binoculars were getting heavy. The binoculars were very blurry but were still very useful. Oliver O (5A) - 5 minutes writing time.

Yours in Literacy

 

Tania Purton & Jo Taylor

Literacy Coordinators

 

Maths - Subtraction 

Subtraction Using the Correct Maths Language

 

Sharon Demetriou & Lauren Lowers

Numeracy Coordinators

 

Mathletics Heroes

Congratulations to the following students who earned at least 5000 Participation Points during 18 June - 22 July (some on more than one occasion!).

  • Arda K (3C) - 5080
  • Charlie M (4D) – 5060
  • Charlotte R (6D) – 10, 142
  • Connor H (3B) – 5600
  • Connor H (3B) - 8170
  • Daniel P (1A) - 5175
  • Daniel P (1A) - 6480                      
  • Jade G (3D) - 11,300
  • Jamie B (2D) - 6724                      
  • Josh M (3D) - 8262
  • Lucas S (2D) – 16,634                  
  • Lucas S (2D) - 5152
  • Maggie S (5A) - 5160
  • Milla B (2D) - 5807
  • Millie S (1B) - 5070
  • Natalia H (6B) - 5020
  • Natalia H (6B) – 5070
  • Natalia H (6B) - 5240
  • Nicole P (3B) – 10, 219
  • Nicole P (3B) - 12,246                   
  • Otis A (2B) - 5727
  • Pippa S (1B) - 5060
  • Rose C (2A) - 5060
  • Ruby E (4A) - 5140
  • Sam M (1A) - 7060
  • Sam M (1A) - 5040
  • Thomas S (2D) – 11,096   
  • Tokoa B (4B) - 5012
  • Zac C (4C) - 6250

Charlie M (4D), Jade G (3D) and Maggie S (5A) were the lucky recipients of the weekly Super Mathlete Trophy.

 

Classes 2D (twice!), 3A & 5A gained the class awards with the most participants over 1000 points!

 

Well done everybody!

 

Students who earn at least 5000 Participation Points go into the running to take hold of the Super Mathlete Trophy which they get to enjoy for seven days in class. Every child who achieves 1000 Participation Points or more in a week is celebrated in their classroom!

 

For more information on Mathletics, please see:  

http://beaumarisnorthps.vic.edu.au/mathletics/

The PYP Attitudes

The PYP Attitudes are the daily expressions of the 'Learner Profile,' used by teachers in their teaching and students in their learning.

Appreciation - appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people.

 

Commitment - being committed to their own learning, persevering and showing self-discipline and responsibility.

 

Confidence - feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices.

 

Cooperation - cooperating, collaborating and leading or following as the situation demands.

 

Creativity - being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas.

 

Curiosity - being curious about the nature of learning, about the world, its people and cultures.

 

Empathy - imagining themselves in another's situation in order to understand his or her reasoning and emotions, so as to be open-minded and reflective about the perspectives of others.

 

Enthusiasm - enjoying learning and willingly putting the effort into the process.

 

Independence - thinking and acting on independently, making their own judgements based on reasoned argument, and being able to defend their judgements.

 

Integrity - being honest and demonstrating a considered sense of fairness.

 

Respect - respecting themselves, others and the world around them.

 

Tolerance - being sensitive about differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others.

 

Child Safety

A Parent's Guide to talking to children about safety

The attached booklet has been specifically written for parents and caregivers to assist you in talking to children about personal safety. As the primary protectors of children, parents and carers play an integral role in keeping children safe from harm. In order to prevent children from becoming victims of abuse, it’s important that they are armed with the knowledge and skills to identify unsafe situations and to speak up if they ever have concerns.

 

Mental Health & Wellbeing 

How to be a Resilient Parent

Children learn more from what you do than what you say, so your resilience - the way they watch you approach adversity - affects theirs. Explore these mindful strategies for building awareness around challenging experiences.

 

 

 

CHAMPS MAT Life Skills Program

The MAT Life Skills program is for children aged 8 - 12 years who have a parent with mental health issues, including children who do not live with their parents. The MAT program is a physically active therapeutic program with a focus on four values: Be strong, be calm, be kind, and try hard. It combines the principles of mental wellbeing and emotional literacy with those of traditional martial art training techniques. This program will run for 8 weeks in Term 3.

 

WHEN: Every Tuesday 31 July - 18 September 2018

 

WHERE: Link Health & Community, 9-15 Cooke St, Clayton, VIC 3168

The program will be facilitated by The MAT program and the FaPMI program (Families where a parent has a mental illness) at Monash Health. For more information and referrals please call: Natalie Papps (Monash Health FaPMI Coordinator) on 0435684309.

KidsMatter Information Sheets

 

Cyber Safety Tips

eSmart's top 10 cyber safety tips to keep you and your family safe online

1. Care About Share

Social media wants you to share as much as you can bear! But the share should be rare. NEVER share: passwords, private/personal information, your location.

2. Privacy Matters

If you care about the share, you’ll protect your privacy, no matter what. Regularly check your privacy settings on social media, and always think before you post. It’s amazing where data ends up – usually all over the internet.

3. Respect the Privacy of Others

Treat others’ privacy as you would your own. Ask for your friends’ permission before uploading photos and videos of them. It’s not all about you, amiright?

4. Keep Everything Updated

Any idea what causes the most security breaches on the internet? Software that isn’t up-to-date. Seems crazy simple, but it’s true! Be vigilant about updating software, including apps, anti-virus and even the humble browser.

5. Spam, Spam, Spam, Spammidy-spam

Even with the best anti-spam and malware software – that’s up-to-date – spam is the modern version of junk mail. It’s everywhere! Learn how to tell the difference between real emails and messages, and dodgy things with dodgy links. Sometimes they don’t look so dodgy...always be suspicious of hyperlinks in emails.

6. Control the Troll Within

There be trolls out there – beware! Don’t feed them, don’t give them what they want: an angry response. Block/Report the trolls. But also: resist the inner troll. If you’re not adding something to the debate online, don’t bother. Don’t be part of the problem.

8. Keep Your Friends Close and Strangers at Arm’s Length

Do you know how many true friends most people have? Three. Yup, those four thousand and fifty-two Facebook ‘friends’ are a combination of acquaintances, people-you-met-once, people-you-can’t-remember-meeting-once, and probably, some ‘randoms’. They don’t need to know what you had for breakfast, or what concert you went to last night, do they?

9. Feel the Flow – Keep Your Life in Balance

Technology is incredible. Gaming, networking, apps…online shopping! But make sure you take time out and find the right balance for you. Too long on tech can put the world out of whack.

10. Have Fun, Friend

Always remember to chill out and keep things in perspective. There’s too much information online to take it all in! Focus on each moment, and enjoy.

Interview with Annie Staley

By Ava T & Isabelle H (PB)

Mrs Annie Staley (Reception/Administration)

How long have you been working at BNPS for?

I started at BNPS 19 years ago and have been in the Administration Team ever since.

What is your job role at BNPS?

I work in the Office part time on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in administration and student attendance.

What did you do before you worked at BNPS?

I was raising my children for 10 years, but many moons before that I worked at a bank and before that I was a Chelsea Spark Marching Girl…. EYES RIGHT!

Where did you go to school?

I went to primary school at Edithvale Primary and then Mordialloc High.

What do you do in your spare time?

I recently became a grandmother to my beautiful grandson, Mason, so I have been spending a lot of time getting baby loving.  I also am known to brunch, lunch and dinner on a very regular basis!

What was the last movie you saw?

The Greatest Showman.

What is your favourite TV show?

I can’t say! Love Island and Real Housewives of NYC...

What is your favourite type of biscuit?

I love Yo-Yos!

Can you floss, crump or high kick like Miss Evins?

Annie attempts to floss (she can’t) so the girls showed Annie how to floss and crump!

What is your favourite hairstyle?

Some people believe it’s the Carol Brady, but I actually love a messy bun!

Interview with a Volunteer

Andrew Douglas

 

Why do you volunteer at BNPS?

I feel BNPS have given our children so much so we thought we would give something back to the school by volunteering when we can. 

What year level are your children in?

Matthew and Kate are both in Year 5.

What roles have you volunteered for during your time at BNPS?

Mainly Canteen but I have also assisted in a recent school BBQ and the odd working bee when I am in the country! 

What is your background/current role (outside of BNPS!)?

My background is in the maritime industry navigating ships around the world and I currently carry out competency assessments on ships’ Captains and Officers.

What do you do during your spare time?

Try and get outdoors when I can and when I am not ferrying children to and from sporting events.

What’s the best thing about BNPS?

The school community and teaching staff are all fantastic!

Do You Know?

Do you know that copies of Compass News Items that you might need to refer back to can be found in Compass 'School Documentation'?

 

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Tap on the main menu button (top left), select 'Open in Browser', then Community (People Icon) > School Documentation > Parents.

Do you know what the BNPS Essential Agreement is?

BNPS has developed shared expectations on what we value and demonstrate at BNPS to ensure that the learning, safety and rights of all are respected. The Essential Agreement encompasses the five School Values rated as the most important by the whole school community in the following statement:

 

We will CARE for others, showing EMPATHY, compassion and RESPECT towards the needs and feelings of others. We will show RESPONSIBILITY to our own learning and belongings, displaying self-discipline and commitment. We will show TRUST acting with integrity, honesty and a strong sense of fairness.

 

Do you know you can now subscribe to receive our fortnightly School Newsletter via email? 

 

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Contact Us

School Phone Number - 9589 5449

Please note that the Office is unattended from 8.40am to 8.50am daily (due to compulsory staff briefing) and closes at 4pm (earlier on the last day of term). The phone is switched to the answering machine at this time. 

School Hours

Class Times

9.00am - 11.00am

11.30am - 1.30pm (Fruit break at 12.30pm)

2.30pm - 3.30pm

 

Break Times

11.00am - 11.30am (Recess)

1.30pm - 2.30pm (Lunch)

 

Please visit our comprehensive website for everything you need to know about our wonderful school!

 

Waves - Connecting our Community
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).pdf
What does ADHD look like_.pdf
BNPS Essential Agreement.pdf
Term 3 OSHC Tennis Lessons_2018.pdf
Term 3 OSHC Tennis Lessons_2018.pdf
Term 3 OSHC Netball Lessons_2018.pdf
Term 3 OSHC AFL Lessons_2018.pdf
Term 3 2018 Tennis Lessons at BNPS OSHC.pdf
LiteracyandNumeracyTipstoHelpYourChild_Final.pdf
Subtraction Using the Correct Maths Language.pdf
Subtraction Using the Correct Maths Language.pdf
A Parent's Guide to talking to children about safety.pdf