Principal's News


Principal's News

posted Sep 20, 2017, 10:47 PM by BBPS School

Learning at BBPS

Well done to our Prep-2 students who are close to completing two weeks of intensive swimming at SwimRight.  During this program students have not only worked on key swimming strokes, they have also developed crucial skills in water safety. Thanks to all parent helpers who attended throughout the program.


Our grade 3 students are currently enjoying their first school camp to Camp Oasis, Mt Evelyn. Students have been busy observing reptiles, making candles and braving the flying fox. School camp is a great opportunity for students to experience staying away from home and building new friendships with others. We thank the teachers for their commitment during this time. Grade 3 are due back to school at end of day tomorrow.

The year 9 girls Sandringham Secondary College Robotics team again visited BBPS to inspire and motivate our year 4 girls teaching them the rudiments of coding robots to respond to directional and timing prompts to achieve set tasks.

Meanwhile the boys were challenged to think about scientific principles of force, gravity and capacity by hypothesizing and trialling their creations in test situations.

2018 School Fees

School Council has ratified the school fees for 2018. All families will receive an email at the beginning of term 4 outlining the fees and charges. Please note the Finance Committee of School Council works hard to keep fees to a minimum, and has provided a thorough explanation of charges relating to essential learning items, voluntary and user pay contributions. All payments can be made prior to the end of the 2017 school year or before the commencement of the 2018 school year. A payment plan is also available by calling the school Business Manager, Sue Klein

Grade 3 I-Day: Parent information session

A parent information session will be held in Week 3 of Term 4 on Wednesday 25th of October at 6.00pm.  At this session we will be sharing the data from our recent whole school survey conducted by the School Council Education subcommittee. We thank those members of our community who took the time to provide valuable feedback regarding the strengths and areas for improvement of this program. Grade 3 iDay is scheduled to start mid next term. This planned information session for parents provides information in regards to what our 1:1 BYOD program looks like across years 4-6, and sharing administrative information for parents of our current year 3 students in preparation for year 4.


Last day of term

We wish all our families a wonderful break and thank our community for another vibrant and engaging term at school.

A reminder that school finishes tomorrow at 2:30pm. School returns on Monday October 9th.

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posted Sep 14, 2017, 8:32 PM by BBPS School

District Athletics

Congratulations to all Year 4-6 students who competed in last week’s District Athletics Carnival. Our school was victorious, and brought home the Aggregate Shield for coming first in the district. Some students now move onto the Division Athletics on October, 11th. Notes have gone home already. Thank you to Mr Ancrum for coordinating this event, and to Miss Craig and Miss Braun and all the parents who braved the elements to support the efforts of all of our students.

Sandringham Secondary School

Thanks to the Sandringham Secondary School girl’s robotics team who led the Grade 5 and 6 girls in a session using our new Edison robotics kits. The challenge for the day was to design and program robots to complete tasks within given time frames and parameters. In Term 4, all Grade 5 students will be teaching each other some of the new skills they have gained this term in robotics, engineering and coding

Bunnings BBQ, Mentone

Thank you to all parents who generously donated their time to help run the BBPS Bunnings BBQ on Saturday, 9th September. Organised by Aaron Steel and the PA, we were inundated with sausage requests all day and raised a total of $3300 for our school. Again this money supports our plans for the continued renovation and upgrade of the Main Building. See the PA’s page – thanks to Deidre.

Friendship Lunch

Year 6 leadership teams, led our students in this term’s Friendship Lunch. All students focused on preparing for their student led conferences by sharing their goals.

Kate McKenzie, a grade 6 leader, reflected that students provided a range of answers when asked what they enjoyed learning about most, revealing the diversity across our school.

Other students mentioned:

“I’m looking forward to finding out our inquiry topic for next term” Poppy Stockdal e, 2W

“I like friendship lunches because we get to play games with different people” Daisy Welsh, 2W

“It’s great having lots of different people from different grades together,” Alvin, 2W

“I enjoy working with children from the younger grades because we don’t get to see each other much” Michael Cirillo, 5G

Student Led Conferences

It was delightful to see many students sharing their learning for this year with their families on Tuesday night. Students were proud of their learning and confidently shared their goals and demonstrated learning activities to their parents. Thank you to all teachers for facilitating and guiding students to enable them to celebrate the learning that takes place at school each day.

Cyber Information for Parents

The link below is a guide to Popular social media sites and apps

Next week – Last week of Term Three

We wish Year 3 all the best for a wonderful time on their first school camp, Wednesday 20th – Friday 22nd September.

Assembly will be on Thursday, 21st September at 2:50pm, with special guests Brighton Secondary College school band.

Last Day – Early Finish

A reminder that school finishes early on the last day of term, 22nd September at 2:30pm. Please make appropriate pick-up arrangements for your child. Camp Australia will be open, should you need to book your child in.

Team Holiday – Commences 25th of September at BBPS. Thanks to Sam and his team for the coffee cart on Wednesday promoting this service

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posted Aug 30, 2017, 10:44 PM by BBPS School

Week 7, and what a busy week we have had – and there is only more to come!


Gr 4/5 Robogals

Last week, a group of grade 4 and 5 girls attended a Robogals workshop in the city. Students participated in activities that developed skills in coding, robotics and the design and make process. They reflected:


“I learnt that there are different types of engineering and it’s good that they want more girls in the engineering business due to equal rights, like in the AFL.”- Chloe D’Cruz

“We got to use computers to make robots move and it was really challenging.” – Zoe Farrell

“I enjoyed understanding how robots worked. I hadn’t done anything like this before.” – Chiara Darby

“We had to complete different challenges, testing each step every time to make it look or work better.” – Ella Kerr


Science and Technological Design – Year 5 Boys

The grade 5 boys explored a range of scientific challenges linking force and motion and electronic game design. Our Grade 6 ICT leaders led them in a coding lesson using the program, Scratch, and teachers supported students to use Bloxels Builder on the iPad.

Julie Shepherd

Our literacy consultant, Julie Shepherd, worked in classrooms this week focusing on effective reading and writing practices.  Due to small attendance numbers at the parent session on Tuesday morning, Julie has rescheduled a session on writing and spelling for 2018. 

Book Week

How wonderful to see so many of our students dressed as their favourite book character for our annual parade. Congratulations to all our students and the behind the scenes work of their parents to ensure a very colourful and fun filled parade. Special congratulations to our Library captains, Ben Davis (Cat in the Hat) and Emma Mitchell (one of the 3 blind mice), who led a fantastic whole school event. Many thanks to Sophie, Aaron Steel and Jo Manning for supporting our leaders. Miss Manning challenged all students to read for longer than their usual daily period this week, encouraging them to read a variety of texts exploring titles and authors beyond their usual choices.

Father’s Day

Don’t forget that our Father’s Day breakfast is on tomorrow in the hall, from 7.45am. We look forward to welcoming all dads, grandads or special persons that can come and have breakfast at school as a celebration of this day.

Students will also have an opportunity to purchase a gift from the Fathers’ Day Stall during school time on Friday.

Art Show

Please note that there will be no assembly on Monday, 4th September due to preparation for our annual Art Show. Please see our newsletter for further details about this great event, taking place next Wednesday, 6th September.

 ICT Survey

An email went home this week inviting you to complete a short survey about your understanding and thoughts of our current Years 4-6 1:1 BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program.  We welcome feedback from P-6, so please click here to access the Survey, which will close in two weeks.

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posted Aug 24, 2017, 8:06 PM by BBPS School

Athletics Carnival

With perfect weather, and a lot of keen athletes, grade 3-6 enjoyed an active day at this week’s annual Athletics Carnival. Congratulations to Josh Ancrum on another efficiently run event, and thank you to all parents and staff who helped on the day. Well done to Grainger, who earnt the most points and were victorious this year. This day is all about students challenging themselves to be their personal best – many of our students can be very pleased with their growth mindset and the positive attitude to have a go particularly in non -preferred events.

Coach Approach

The Prep-2 students always love having the school to themselves. This year’s coach approach activities included: Hip Hop, martial arts, teamwork and fitness

Parent Information Session

Back by popular demand, Julie Shepherd our Literacy Consultant will be conducting a Parent Information session on supporting your child’s literacy development at home this coming Tuesday 29th @ 9.15am in the classroom opposite reception.


Celebration of the Education Support (ES Staff)

Last week we held a special morning tea to celebrate the enormous contribution our ES staff play in supporting the learning of our students and the smooth operation of the school. It is with great pleasure that we formally acknowledge them as a team and the importance of their roles within the BBPS Community.


Our ES Staff are:


Sue Klein                         Business Manager          

Benita Danckert             Office Manager

Sophie Strang                Library Technician

Angela Franzi                Education Support

Gilly Jedwab                  Education Support

Ruth Pascoe                  Education Support

Nicole Haydon               School Nurse

Kellie Sneyd                   School Nurse

ICT Update and Survey

We value the opportunity to gain feedback from our community. The School Council, along with the ICT team, invite you to complete a short survey about your understanding and thoughts of our current Years 4-6 1:1 BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program.

The purpose of this survey is to gain a greater understanding of the benefits and challenges faced by families when engaging in this program. Information received will inform future decisions about the support provided to our school community about the Digital Technologies curriculum. We welcome feedback from P-6, so please click on the link below.

ICT User Agreements are completed annually by all students P-6 to ensure safe use of technology when at school. Our current documents are due for review. Please see the attachments to this week’s newsletter and provide any feedback to Kim Ancrum, via email to the school office, by Thursday 31st August.

Class Placement 2018

A reminder that if your child is not returning to Brighton Beach Primary School in 2018 can you please let Benita know via email at with “2018 Student not returning” in the subject line. Thank you to those parents who have already let us know.

Each year we invite parents to share particular concerns that may assist to inform class placements for next year. Should your child have particular learning needs either academic or social, that require consideration for class placement in 2018, please put these in writing and email to the office by the end of this term, 22nd of September

Book Week next week

Don’t forget, its Book Week next week. Students are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite book character for the annual parade, to take place in the hall at 9:15am on Wednesday, 30th August. The Annual Book Fair will be held later in the year so keep an eye out for future announcements.  

Principal's News

posted Aug 16, 2017, 11:17 PM by BBPS School

Student Voice – Emma and Tate leading action to improve our Library

On August 4th, we created a presentation on why we think comics should be allowed for independent reading and presented it to the entire staff. This presentation included such topics as ‘The Word Problem’, ‘The Type Of Writing’, ‘Fun Facts About Comics’, ‘Inappropriate Content’, ‘The Other Idea’ and a conclusion. This presentation was made for the simple reason of bringing comics into the library for years 3 to 6 to borrow and to read for independent reading. Some of the younger grades will be limited to age appropriate comics based on content. We will create suggested lists of possible titles for each grade. If someone in that grade wants to argue what they think they should read then they can talk to their teacher and if they're not sure they can come to us. From our presentation, the teachers responded positively about this idea and we are now going to work out our next steps.


Tate Newman, Emma Mitchell.

Curriculum Day

Last Friday, August 11th our teachers participated in a highly engaging day of school visits and professional development. Teams went to a variety of schools (Gardenvale PS, Sandringham PS, Camberwell South PS and Toorak PS), observed classroom learning linked to our Annual Implementation Plan, including student feedback, reading and STEM. Staff then returned to school and reflected on the similarities and new ideas that could be actioned within our own school community. The day ended with a session on student to teacher feedback, led by Kirsten Braun and Kirsty Walker, and an annual refresher of Child Mandatory Reporting, as part of our Child Safe Standards.


Emergency Evacuation Drills

Each term we conduct different types of emergency drills.  Last week we conducted a whole school evacuation drill, practising the scenario of a fire emergency taking place during lunchtime. We were highly impressed with the responsibility students demonstrated as they very responsibly assembled in their class groups on Windermere Oval when the alarm sounded.

Rail Safety Week

This week is Rail Safety Week. At Monday’s assembly representatives from our local police and the state government, spoke to the students about the importance of safety when travelling by train. Key messages reinforced staying behind the yellow line on platforms, using railway crossings carefully, and speaking to an on duty safety officer if there are any concerns.

5Rs Award

Led by the SRC, our 5Rrrrrs award is back up and running. Student names go into the treasure chest when nominated by a teacher or their peers for showing our 5Rs (Relationships, Respect, Responsibility, Resilience and Reflection) either within the classroom or playground. At assembly each week, student names are selected from the treasure chest and recognised for their achievement. Currently in the playground, students are focusing on using i-messages to solve problems, be up-standers to reinforce the use of appropriate language and remembering to be waste warriors.

Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) – New Requirements from 1st August

Many parents will be aware of the recent changes to the Act based on the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The changes have been designed to strengthen the protection of Victorian children, which the BBPS School Council categorically endorsed. Whilst the changes to the Act have not altered, the provisions relating to parents volunteering at school as part of an activity involving their own child, the school Council have discussed the changes required, and have determined some specific situations when a WWCC is compulsory, due to the nature of the activity taking place.


These are:

  • Intensive Swimming Program

  • Excursions when parents will be alone with students without a teacher present, e.g. Prep Zoo Excursion (please note, it will be specified on the excursion note if a WWCC is required)

  • PMP – Prep Perceptual Motor Program

  • School camps

  • Parents driving a group of students in a private car during a school event

  • PA Members who volunteer across the school during major events and fundraiser

If in doubt, the School Council has recommended that you get a WWCC. If you intend to volunteer at the school on a regular basis and want to obtain a WWCC please refer to  If you have any queries please feel free to contact Bev or Kim.

Principal's News

posted Aug 9, 2017, 10:51 PM by BBPS School


Many and varied community connections have been made to our magnificent Dreamers. To all our families who were involved in one form or another, the community spirit generated between the two schools is something we can all take great pride in!


As well as being a highly enjoyable and entertaining community occasion, it contributes enormously to building our funds for the next stage of the refurbishment of our main building. So thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to this much anticipated and highly successful annual event. A big thank you to all the Dads who played or contributed and particularly to Ben Robb who organised all the sponsorship and to Emma Liley from school council and Deidre Lewis and the Parent Association who worked in conjunction with all volunteers to make sure this was a successful day. It was also great to see past students managing the scoreboard, many thanks to Jay and Ronnie.

Girls Footy Curtain Raiser

Well done to the BBPS members of the Kangaroos, who played in the curtain raiser to the Dreamers. Although they were playing an opposing team with vastly more experience, their growing skills and knowledge and execution of team strategies was highly evident. They received much positive feedback for their efforts.

Mathematics Teaching and Learning

There was overwhelming feedback as to the success of our parent information evening with Michael Ymer last Thursday evening on the teaching and learning of Mathematics. Many parents have requested that we run more sessions with Michael. A highly engaging presenter he presents very practical ways parents can support their children to become mathematical thinkers through the use of games that can be varied to suit a range of abilities.


What a pleasure it was to host the choir from Black Rock PS and to have our year 2 choir perform with them in a joint school choir. Congratulations to Elinor Cozens, our performing arts teacher, for organising this event and also to the year two team who contribute to the practice sessions. The house singing at the commencement of assembly is becoming a very popular segment with all our students. The Year 5 and 6 students are outstanding in leading this. The 5R’s award highlights student voice and our weekly emphasis on our school values.

Enrolment Policy

Please find the reviewed BBPS Enrolment Policy attached for your perusal. The Education and Policy Sub-committee welcome any feedback – please direct all feedback to Kim Ancrum by Wednesday, 16th August.


Curriculum Day – A reminder that it is tomorrow Friday 11th. Camp Australia is running a day for those families who have signed up.

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posted Aug 3, 2017, 3:59 PM by BBPS School


All DET schools are conducting a survey to find out what parents think of their particular school. This is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training. Approximately 30 per cent of parents (selected randomly) can expect to be invited to participate and all responses to the survey are anonymous and confidential.

It aims to assist each school in gaining an understanding of parents’ perception of school climate, student engagement and relationships with the parent community.
This year the survey will be online and conducted by ORIMA Research Pty Ltd.  It takes 15 minutes to complete. The survey can be accessed via desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile at any convenient time within the fieldwork period from
Monday 7th August to Sunday 27th August. The survey results will
be available to all schools
at the end of September. Please take the time to participate as we value your feedback.

Battle of Brighton – Go Dreamers

The much anticipated BBPS V BPS  Dad’s Footy was front and centre at Assembly on Monday with Ben Robb and a few of the Dads encouraging a very enthusiastic supporter base to cheer them on for this vital clash to determine who will take the lead given the win tally is currently sitting at 3 ALL. Hope to see our supporter base this Saturday commencing at 1.30pm at the Brighton Beach Oval. Please make sure you come along and join the fun!



Congratulations to our BBPS Bullystoppers Team on their active participation in the “Bayside Says No to Bullying” Forum.  Many thanks to Emma Baldwin and Alex Grady for facilitating this program.  Watch out for an update from the students in coming newsletters.

Family Life Information Sessions

A number of our families took the opportunity to attend these very informative sessions which are presented in a way that opens up opportunities for children and parents to tackle conversations about health, human relations and human sexuality. Again, we thank and acknowledge our PA for making these ‘simple, sensitive straight forward’ sessions available and we particularly thank Karen Anscombe who organises and coordinates these parent led information sessions.


Enrolments for 2018

For those who haven’t submitted their enrolment form for Prep for 2018 please contact the office.


If your child is not returning to Brighton Beach Primary School in 2018 can you please let Benita know via email at with “2018 Student not returning” in the subject line, as we are beginning our workforce planning for next year. Thank you to those parents who have already let us know.


Class Placement 2018

Each year we invite parents to share particular concerns that may assist to inform class placements for next year. Should your child have particular learning needs that require consideration for class placement in 2018, please put these in writing and email to the office by the end of this term, 22nd of September.


Curriculum Day – Friday 11th of August

OSHC is available for those parents who require it. Please see the newsletter for further details. This is a pupil free day.

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posted Jul 26, 2017, 10:07 PM by BBPS School

Enrolment for 2018

Please make sure if you have a preppie starting next year we have your enrolment forms. If not please contact the office.


If your child is not returning to Brighton Beach Primary School in 2018 can you please let Benita know via email at with “2018 Student not returning” in the subject line, as we are beginning our workforce planning for next year.


Family Life

Next week, family life sessions have been organised for Wednesday, 2nd August, Years 1&2 5:45-6:45pm, Years 3&4: 7-8pm and Years 5&6: 8:15-9:15pm,

Please see our newsletter for details, and remember that places need to be booked prior to the event.  These sessions are back by popular demand thanks to the P.A. for organising these vital sessions.


Curriculum Day

Please be mindful that there will be no school for students on Friday August 11th. On this day teachers will be involved in professional learning, with teams visiting four schools to observe practices in: Reading; ICT; Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); and Student to Teacher Feedback.


Each DET school is entitled to 4 days a year. At the beginning of Term 1 we use three of our days to prepare for the students arrival back to school. This is our final curriculum day for the 2017 school year as approved by School Council. To support families who are working we have asked Camp Australia to offer a program for students on the curriculum day.  Unfortunately we can only run the program if we get at least 18 children attending so we are calling for expressions of interest. So please if you are interested complete the form located near the office.  Further information can be found in this newsletter on how to register.


Michael Ymer

Teachers and students have enjoyed having maths consultant, Michael Ymer in our classrooms again this week. He will return next week and will be conducting a parent session on Thursday 3rd August at 6pm. All parents welcome.


Parent Survey Feedback

Thanks to those families who provided feedback about our parent information sessions. Preferences for times to attend sessions remained varied, including 9am, 2:30pm and after 7pm so we will continue to endeavour to offer a variety of times throughout the term.  Key ideas for future information sessions included developing friendships, more from the Resilience Project, applying the curriculum to home life, helping at home with maths and reading. The information provided in this survey will be used to inform our future planning.

Sporting Success
Congratulations must go to the Tee-ball team who competed in the Interschool sport finals in the Bayside District last Friday. The team put up a stellar effort against Our Lady of Assumption, with a final score of 3-22. Well done to all of the team and Miss Gadea, with special mentions to Gus for his home run on the day, Ben D for his great captaincy and Jake for his mentoring. 

Our AFL team have now competed in both the second and third round of finals competition for Interschool sports. After their two games last week, including a win against Mentone Grammar as part of the Cheltenham District on Friday, the team played in the Kingston division competition on Tuesday and narrowly missed out in the Grand Final by 1 point. Fantastic effort!


Welcome and thank you to our Minato-Ku visitors, who have spent the week with us at BBPS sharing their own learning experiences and engaging in life in Australia with our community. Over the course of the week, the various cultural events and the shared time in classes enabled all students to discover the similarities between cultures and the features that make each culture unique. The Cultural Day was a wonderful celebration, and Year 6 students are to be congratulated on facilitating a number of activities. Many thanks must go to Taylor Sensei for another well-organised week, and to our host families for generously welcoming our international students into your homes. Parents are invited to the special assembly tomorrow, Friday at 2.40 in the school hall.

Cupcake and Fruit Friday

The Year 6 students been innovative for their traditional student led fund raising for their graduation.  Instead of icy poles which they sell in the warmer months, they will be setting up a stall on Fridays just before lunch and selling cupcakes and/or fruit for a gold coin donation. All students are welcome, and first in will be best dressed as we cannot promise we will have enough for the whole school each Friday.

Thanks from the Year 6 students.


Our heartfelt congratulations to Kim and Josh Ancrum who have just announced their delightful news of expecting their first child in December.

Principal's News

posted Jul 20, 2017, 5:32 PM by BBPS School

Welcome back to all families as we commence semester two of 2017. Holiday stories have been many and varied, with much evidence that children and teachers have recharged batteries ready for focused learning and teaching. We extend a very special welcome to the new families that have commenced with us.


BBPS Produce

We have some beautiful marinated olives courtesy of Sophia, Chris and Peter Korfiatis with the help of their Yaya and her traditional Greek recipe. As environmental captain, Sophia coordinated a team of pickers and bags of ripe olives went home to be washed, split and soaked in a salt brine for several weeks before being combined in a final marinade of oil, salt, water, red wine, vinegar, bay leaves, peppercorns, garlic, fennel, chillies, almonds, thyme and oregano. Jars of these delicious olives are available at the office or from the Grade 6 Graduation Friday Cupcake and Fresh Fruit Stall. Produce from the kitchen garden will also be available. Yum!

Staffing at BBPS

We welcome back Nicole Haydon as our school nurse. Nicole and Kellie will be sharing the role within our First Aid Office throughout the week.


BBPS Football Team

Our mixed team played in very cold and wet conditions on Wednesday and acquitted themselves very well against Beaumaris Primary School to win the interschool competition. Well done to the entire team and their coach Mr Ancrum.  Named in the best players on the day were: Ned Maginness, Ollie Murphy, Archie Dowd, Tommy Breen and Aston Askew. The team now move to the Cheltenham District round, and we wish them all the best for Friday, along with our interschool Teeball team and Miss Gadea, who play their interschool play-off as well.


We look forward to welcoming our Minato-Ku staff and students next week to BBPS. Thank you to Susan Taylor for her ongoing organisation of this event, and to all families who will be hosting.  We will also be having a sushi lunch on the day and order forms are due back Monday.  Please note, the school canteen will still be operating on the Thursday as normal.


Cold weather is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. In 'The Power of Reading Insights from the Research', Stephen Krashen discusses the importance of parents providing direct encouragement to read books that explore a range of interesting and comprehensible topics of the reader’s own choosing. He cites a case where when reading was self-selected, the intrinsic pleasure of reading soon took over, and direct instruction to engage in reading was no longer necessary. A strong correlation was found between parental encouragement of reading and the amount of time children devoted to read. At BBPS we value the strong home-school partnership in building a passion for reading. Please feel free to speak to your classroom teacher or Sophie in the library for suggestions of texts that might interest your child.

Parent session feedback

Thanks to all families who have filled in our 5 minute survey about the parent information sessions held last term. If you would like to contribute your thoughts, please click on the link Parent Survey

Please see our newsletter for planned parent sessions for Term 3, including Family Life to take place in Week 3.

Work Experience Students

We welcomed Teagan, Joey (both ex BBPS) Alex and Jess from Brighton Secondary College for their first week of Work Experience with us. They are working across all year levels to gain a perspective of the developmental nature of teaching and learning.

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posted Jun 21, 2017, 7:26 PM by BBPS School   [ updated Jun 21, 2017, 8:47 PM ]

Attitudes to School Survey

Grade 4-6 students have now participated in this annual survey, facilitated by Kim Ancrum. It provides an opportunity for us to gain feedback from students about how they feel about our school.


ICAS competitions

Some Grade 3-6 students participated in ICAS spelling and writing competitions. Congratulations to the students who chose to participate in these. Results will be received late Term 3.


Be the Boss of Your Brain

Kerrie Straun conducted two engaging parent sessions about emotional resilience this week. Key messages linked to children owning their own behaviour and making their own choices when faced with challenges, knowing that they are the only ones who control how they react in and to a situation that may be challenging in some way. Kerrie will continue to work with the Grade 1 students into Term 3.

Parent-Teacher interviews

Do not forget to sign up for parent-teacher interviews in the last week of term. Should you have any difficulties reserving a time, please speak to your classroom teacher.

Grade 6 Visual Arts

Click on the following link to see BBPS featured in The Age this week. Congratulations to Kelly Stevens for leading a highly engaging visual arts program which explores current art trends. This unit required our Grade 6 students to think critically and to gain a balanced informed perspective of street art, its evolution and the differences between legitimate art forms and illegal tagging and the desecration of public spaces and private property. Our Art Captains, Brady and Zoe W and Zoe R very capably shared their experiences with the journalist. Ashley Goudie from KIL (Keeping It Legal) Productions is continuing to work with the Year 6 students on a school mural promoting ‘sustainability’. Thanks to the parents who have volunteered to support this project.

End of Term

Next week is the last week of term … already! Remember that school finishes at 2:30pm on Friday, 30th June. Please make appropriate pick-up arrangements for your child. Camp Australia will be open, should you need to book your child in.  Assembly will be on Monday as normal.

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