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23 May 2019
Issue Fourteen
Dates to Remember
From the Principal and Assistant Principal
School News
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.


Thursday 23

Alumni Evening:  4-5pm   SALC

Parent Information Session : Mathematics

Facilitator Sue Fine Maths Consultant 6.30pm - 8pm  SALC

Monday 20 to Friday  24

Education Week: focus 'Future Careers'

Friday 24

Year 3 Excursion CERES 2019-Environmental Community Park

No assembly today

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

Wednesday 5

Year 5 Healesville Sanctuary Excursion 8.00am

Monday 10

Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

Tuesday 11

Year 6 Amazing Race - Sandringham College

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

Parent Club 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

Education Week Launch
Grandparents and Special Friends Morning

On Monday our students were very excited to share their learning and their school with grandparents and special friends. The rainy weather held off long enough for assembly to go ahead in front of a large crowd of visitors. The morning had a lovely community feel and there were lots of very proud grandparents and friends, and equally proud students.

Thank you to Year 5 parents for organising the Morning Tea and thank you to all who provided goodies or helped out on the morning. We are sure the visitors will  remember the range of educational programs  and opportunities offered at our school, as well as  the wonderful morning tea.

Thank you to Mrs Rothberg, Mr Lilburne, Miss Volkov, Miss Hulls, Mrs Gardiner and Mrs Dale for preparing our  Year 5 students to lead assembly and for their performance.

Thank you also to Mrs Rothberg and the Glee Club for entertaining our visitors at Morning Tea.

To all visitors who purchased a book for the library, thank you. Your generosity is very greatly appreciated. Your contribution will be acknowledged on a bookplate inside the cover of your purchase and then added to our book collection.

Future Career Dress Up Day and Parade

Wow, we could tell by their smiles that our students thoroughly enjoyed dressing up yesterday to represent their future career. Thank you to the teachers for dressing up and joining in to the spirit of the day also. 

Callum Merrick,  a School Captain at Beaumaris PS in 2004, was the guest speaker at assembly.

He explained his career path with Tiger Airlines and he described the influence Beaumaris PS had on his life beyond school. We thank him for spending time with us as a role model for our students,  and thank you to Miss Hulls for inviting him along. 

Parents as guest speakers to support
Education Week at BPS

We extend a huge thank you to the large number of parents who visited classrooms to share their passion and expertise in their chosen profession. The students were fascinated to learn about the rewards and challenges of a wide range of professions evident in our parent community. The parents' enthusiasm truly inspired our students to follow their passion. 

Two friendly reminders for today

Alumni gathering this afternoon from 4.00 -5.00pm

Parent Information Evening: Mathematics facilitated by Sue Fine 6.30-8.00pm

Both events are taking place in the SALC.

No assembly this Friday

Due to gathering as a school twice this week, our usual Friday assembly will not take place.

Congratulations David and Peter

It is always wonderful to hear about the successes of past students.  Peter was in Year 6 last year and his brother David in 2016.  We hear they are following their passion with great success.  Peter has the lead role in a local production of Oliver along with David and other members of the family.  Congratulations David and Peter and good luck from everyone at Beaumaris Primary.

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

Care and Share

We have set up a meal train to assist a family that needs some support from our school community.  Meals can be dropped off at the office between 9 and 3pm daily.  Please follow the link provided to put your name down to help with meals.  Your assistance and support is appreciated.

Snack Shack News

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED Hot Choc and Mac & Cheese Day 

We are going to need some hands to make "Hot Choc and Mac & Cheese Day" happen.

We are trialling a new online roster system for the event so if you can help out please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work) to go to the signup sheet:

To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page.  It only takes a few seconds to do.

Thank you for volunteering and if you have any problems email



We have soup on the menu daily for winter, from Friday this week we will be selling Minestrone Soup (Vegetarian) 

$1.50/cup or $2 with a wholemeal roll

Did you know? Our soups are all made from scratch on site, including the stock. That means zero preservatives, additives, flavours, colours JUST GOODNESS.

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.

Poco Music


Community News

Parent Information Session on
9 ways to a resilient child 
presented by Dr Justin Coulson

Based on his book, 9 Ways to a Resilient child, this presentation gives parents practical strategies to help their children cope with the challenges that life throws at them.

  • Find out what raises - and what reduces - resilience, such as why common advice like 'toughen up princess' doesn't work
  • Learn the psychological secrets that will build your child's capacity to bounce back, stronger and more resilient than ever, including the ability to think flexibly, exercise self-control and make safe and healthy choices
  • discover the powerful impact of family, relationships, school and community, on resilience
  • Unpack the most effective, evidence-based ways to support your child develop greater resilience

When:     Thursday 13th June 2019

Time:       7pm - 9pm

Where:     The Auditorium, Glen Eira City Council, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Road, Caulfield

Cost:         $25.00

To Book Click here


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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