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16 May 2019
Issue Thirteen
Dates to Remember
From the Principal and Assistant Principal
School News
Level Low Downs
Community News
School Information
Beaumaris Primary School
(03) 9589 2619
79-99 Dalgetty Road
Beaumaris, Victoria, 3193

Dates to Remember

Snack Shack

Open Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

(excluding first & last day of each term)

Please place your order on Qkr before 8.45am on Snack Shack days.   Or even better order the night before.

Statements of Intent (SOI)

Every two weeks our teachers produce a fortnightly planner which is referred to as an SOI.  This sets out an intention of what will be taught in the classroom during that period.  These can be accessed on the school website and are displayed on the year level communication boards.


Monday 13

Year 1W and 1G excursion to Como House 9am

Tuesday 14 May

Year 3 & 5 NAPLAN: Language Conventions & Reading

Mad about Science Workshops Year 6

Wednesday 15 May

Year 3 & 5 NAPLAN: Writing

Thursday 16 May

Year 3 & 5 NAPLAN: Numeracy


Thursday 23 May

Alumni Evening:  4-5pm

Friday 17

Year 1T and 1MW Excursion to Como House 9am

Friday 24

Year 3 Excursion CERES 2019-Environmental Community Park

Monday 20 to Friday  24

Education Week: focus 'Future Careers'

Monday 20

Grandparents and Special Friends Day

Wednesday 22

Dress up Day: gold coin donation 

Theme: 'my future career' 

Thursday 23  6.30-8pm

Parent Information Session : Mathematics

Facilitator Sue Fine Maths Consultant

Alumni Evening 4pm

Friday 24

Year 3 CERES excursion

Tuesday 28

District Cross Country

Thursday 30

Parent Club Village Southland Movie Night. 7.45pm



Monday 3

Macaroni Cheese & Hot Chocolate Day - order via Qkr! only

Year 5 Science Expo 9am

Prep Incursion Trash Puppets

Wednesday 5

Year 5 Healesville Sanctuary Excursion 8.45am

Monday 10

Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

Wednesday 12

Dolphin Research Institute Ambassador Peer Teaching Session

Friday 14

Year 2 Excursion Yakult factory and Dandenong market 8.15am

Tuesday 18

Year 3 History Expo

Thursday 20

Year 4 Performance Evening

4L & 4G: 5.45pm-6.30pm (arrive in classrooms 5.30pm)

4J & 4H: 6.45pm-7.30pm (arrive in classrooms 6.30pm)

Monday 24 June

Sushi Day - order via Qkr! only

Thursday 27

Year 6 ERP Expo - Science

Friday 28 June

Final day of Term 2:  2.30pm finish


Monday 15

First day of Term 3

Wednesday 17

Reach Incursion Yr 5

Tuesday 30 

5DG and 5V Parliament House Excursion

Year 2 Performance Night


Monday 5

5H and 6F Parliament House Excursion

Tuesday 6

6C and 6M Parliament House Excursion

Friday 9

School Disco TBC

Tuesday 13

House Athletics 

Prep Incursion Nicky Johnston Author

Wednesday 21

Year 5 Reach Incursion

Thursday 29

Bully Stopper Forum


Monday 16

Musical dress rehearsal

Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18

Year 6 Musical Production

Friday 20

Final day of Term 3: 2.30pm finish



Monday 7

First day of Term 3

Monday 14

Prep 2020 Parent Session 7pm - 8pm

Wednesday 16

Prep 2020 Transition Session One 9.30-10.30am

Sunday 27

School Fete - Day on Dalgetty

Tuesday 29

Prep 2020 Transition Session Two 9.30-10.30am


Monday 11 to Tuesday 12

Year 3 Camp 

Thursday 14

Prep 2020 Transition Session Three 9.30-10.30am


Wednesday 18

Prep 2020 Transition Session Four (meet the teacher) 9.30-10.30am

Friday 20

Final day of Term 4: 1.30pm finish

From the Principal and
Assistant Principal

Two friendly reminders:
1. Education Week Events: Celebrating Careers

Education Week will be celebrated across the state from May 20th to 24th.

The BPS school community is invited to participate in a range of events and activities throughout the week.

Monday 20th May: Grandparents and Special Friends Morning 9.00 - 11.00am

We will begin the morning with a whole school assembly at 9.10am including a performance by Glee Club.

Our students are most welcome to invite their grandparents or other people who are special to them to visit the school and their classroom. There will be Year 6 student leaders waiting at the entrances to the school to direct our visitors to the assembly area.

The Parent Club will provide their usual delicious morning tea in the hall from 10.15am. A friendly reminder that the morning tea is for adults only. 

There will be books on display in the hall for visitors to purchase for our library to further enhance our wonderful collection. The family name will be recorded in the front of the book acknowledging their generosity.

Wednesday 22nd May: Dress Up Day - Theme: My Future Profession. The students are encouraged to dress for their chosen future profession. A gold coin donation will be collected by our Junior School Councillors and forwarded to their nominated charity.

Thursday 23rd May: Parent Information Evening-Mathematics 6.30-8.00pm 

Sue Fine our Mathematics Consultant will host the evening. Please register your attendance on the form sent home on Monday and return the form to the classroom teacher or the office.

Thursday 23rd May: Past Student Alumni Evening 4.00-5.00pm

More information can be found in the School news section of this newsletter.

2. School Council AGM 

Interested parents are invited to attend the School Council AGM in the staffroom on Tuesday 21st at 6.30pm concluding at 7.00pm.

The session will be repeated on Wednesday 22nd from 3.00pm to 3.30pm.

The BPS Annual Report 2018 is available on the school website.

Mother's Day Stall

An extra special thank you to the great team of parents who worked so hard to once again provide a great selection of quality gifts.  We hope all mothers and carers  enjoyed their special day on Sunday and we look forward to doing it all again next year!

The stall raised $1,332 and the allocation of the funds will be discussed at School Council next week. 


Our Year 3 and Year 5 students completed the NAPLAN testing this week on Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th May.  It is anticipated families will receive the results towards the end of Term 3.


National Walk Safely to School Day tomorrow

Now in its 20th year, National Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual event when all primary school children are encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It is a Community Event seeking to promote Road Safety, Health, Public Transport and the Environment. More information can be found on:

Gratitude and Mindfulness

What are three things that went well for you today?

What are the best things that happened to you today?

Who are you most grateful for and why?

What are you looking forward to most about tomorrow?

Sheryl Skewes                                       Louise Neave

Principal                                                   Assistant Principal

School News

Library visits and Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge

Each week the classes have a library session, when students are given the opportunity to borrow a book to take home and select new books for their Book Boxes. Library bags are strongly encouraged. Students are guided by teachers and the librarian to select ‘just right books’ for them. Within class we discuss and remind students of the importance of books that are ‘just right’ – interesting and purposeful to them, able to read most words and understand the content.

Our Librarian, Ellie, is always very helpful to those children wishing to search for books from the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge list. The Challenge list provides a broad range of books from which the children can choose appropriate reading material for their individual challenge. Books are added to the list regularly by an expert panel which includes teachers and librarians. We strongly encourage the participation of all children in the Reading Challenge. Passwords were sent home last term.  Please see your child's teacher if assistance is required.

Walk Safely to School Day

Friday the 17th of May, is National Walk to School Day.  So make sure to try your best to walk, ride, scoot or skateboard to school!  If you live far, try to park your car at least 1km away from the school, and walk the rest of the way.  

Walk to School Day is celebrating it's 20th Anniversary so we would like everybody to try and contribute to this special day!

 As much as this is great for your health, it’s even better for the environment. Everyone should try their best to participate as our school has 5 stars for sustainability, and we need to maintain that.

Being a part of Walk to School Day will prevent car pollution from going into the air and harming our precious environment and animals. It will make the air that bit cleaner for us to breathe.

The Year 6 Sustainability Captains will come to classes and record our school’s data for the day. Hopefully you can walk, ride or scoot to school.

From the Media Captains

Tune in to 88.3 Southern FM at 8am tomorrow morning to hear our awesome Media Captains on the radio.

Alumni Evening : Thursday 23rd May

Beaumaris Primary School is delighted to host our annual alumni evening this term. If you graduated from BPS in 2018, 2017, 2016 or 2015 you are invited to return to school to catch up with your graduating cohort, share stories with each other about high school or simply speak with some of your past teachers.

When: Thursday 23rd May

Time: 4.00pm-5:00pm

Where: Susan Arnts Learning Centre, Beaumaris Primary School

RSVP: by Monday 20th May. Please let the office know if you are planning to attend.

Parent Club: Rocketman movie night


Year 7 Transition

Forms have been sent home to our Year 6 parents/guardians for transition to Secondary College.  These forms must be filled in and sent back to school by 17 May.  A form is required for each Year 6 student regardless of their preference for Government or Non-Government Secondary school.   To locate your designated neighbourhood school or preferred secondary school visit 


Woolworths Earn & Learn

It's simple to participate.  From Wednesday 1st May and Tuesday 25th June 2019 or while stock lasts, when you shop at Woolworths you can collect Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers from the checkout operator, via team members at the self service checkout or through an online order and place them on a Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker Sheet. There will be one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco, and gift cards). Once completed, simply place the Sticker Sheet in the Collection Box at the school office, or in the Collection Box at Woolworths Mentone.

Level Low Downs


This week as part of our Design and Technology subject focus, the Prep students have been looking at the process of how paper is made. We have also been discussing the importance of working as a team and what this looks, feels and sounds like. After a lot of discussion, brainstorming and watching a short video, we worked in pairs to each create a page for a class book to teach others about the paper making process. 

Year One

1G and 1W had a fabulous excursion to Como House. We made links to our History curriculum and experts will soon share what they learnt about changes to technology, toys and roles in families. 1MW and 1T can’t wait to go tomorrow.

Year Two

The Year 2 children are beginning to explore how plants and animals are grown and processed for food, clothing and shelter. They have formed groups and are looking forward to working collaboratively on Design and Technology projects.

They have continued to develop their exciting super hero characters and have been identifying, discussing and describing possible settings and problems.

Addition strategies have been explored through tasks and games, as well as the connection between addition and subtraction.

In Japanese the children discovered kodomo no hi festival and they compared and contrasted to festivals in Australia. The boys dressed in traditional costume and had their photo taken

Year Three

Congratulations to all students this week in preparing for and completing NAPLAN.  All students have worked really hard. Well Done!

We are all looking forward to Education Week next week with a focus this year being ‘CAREERS’. Students are currently preparing their invitations for Grandparents and Special Friends morning which is on Monday 20th May. Year 3 students will be interviewing their Special Friends on their past careers. We ask students to start thinking about what future career they will dress up as on Wednesday 22nd May.

Year Four

This week in Year 4 it has been very busy particularly with our Mother’s Day celebrations towards the end of last week. A big thank you to all parents who attended the Mother’s Day breakfast on Thursday morning and a well done to Glee Club for putting on a fantastic performance for all to see! Our History unit is progressing quickly and we are so impressed with the student engagement in this area. We are doing extremely well at considering different people’s perspectives during the First Fleet Settlement in Australia. In Mathematics we are focusing on Addition and Subtraction and challenging worded problems. In Literacy we have been looking at different sentence structures and how we can use these to improve our Writing. Spelling groups have been a great benefit for all students across the cohort where we have targeted groups who work together with blends and spelling strategies that they need assistance with. We look forward to Education Week which commences next week.  This years theme is future careers.  On Wednesday 22nd May we encourage our students to dress up to suit their future career and a gold coin donation will go towards State School Relief and World Vision.

Year Five

Well done to the Year 5 students. During the week the students completed the Language Conventions, Writing, Reading & Numeracy NAPLAN test. Everyone put in 100% and demonstrated determination and a have a go attitude.

We also continued our investigation in Digital Technologies & Science. We discovered that numbers represent letters in the binary code system and writing our names using binary isn’t actually as tricky as we first thought. During science lessons we evaluated our experiment on viscosity and discovered that golden syrup and tomato sauce have a higher viscosity and lower flow rate compared to vegetable oil and water.

We are really looking forward to conducting our own experiments next Tuesday.

Year Six

Mad About Science:

 On Tuesday the year six students participated in science workshops run by Mad About Science. We all had a great time. The three different workshops were 1. Forensic science: There was a pretend robbery from Tiffany and Co. and the students were the detectives who had to crack the case. 2. Energy: A workshop where we had different experiments that investigated the force of energy. 3. Our third workshop was Electricity. We trialled different cool experiments including balloons sticking to heads by creating static electricity. Making lights glow with conductors and stopping lights with insulators. 

Interschool Sport:

Year 5s and 6s are competing in a school sport. The winter sports are Footy, Handball, Netball, Soccer, Hockey and T ball. We all have our first game against Brighton on Friday. Good luck to everyone.  

Somers Camp:

Last week as group of Year 5 and 6 students went on Somers Camp.  Somers Camp is a camp where many of the schools in the region get together and do activities like indoor ropes course, flying fox, rowing, orienteering, archery, giant swing and many more. The students had a wonderful time away.

Community News


School Information

General Office

Office Hours:           8.15am - 4.00pm

Telephone:              03  9589 2619


All visitors to the school are required to report to the office to sign in and out.  A ‘visitor’s badge’ will be issued.

Appointments with teachers must be made via the school email: 



Student absences should be reported to the school before 9.00am via the Compass portal or phoning the school office.   Any unexplained absences will result in parents/guardians receiving an email at 9.30am on the day of non-attendance requesting they update Compass with the reason for non-attendance.



In order to minimise disruption to class and maximise learning opportunities for our students, we would like to remind you that the school day starts promptly at 9.00am.  If your child is late for any reason, please sign in at the office via the Compass Kiosk and obtain a late pass to be given to the classroom teacher.  

Please ensure that if your child is leaving early that they are signed out on the Compass Kiosk before collecting them from the classroom.



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