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Principal's News

posted Oct 10, 2018, 10:09 PM by BBPS School

Welcome back everyone! Listening to the recounts that students have shared, the term holidays have provided a great break and we are ready for our final term of 2018.

 

Term 4

There are a number of exciting events taking place this term, keep an eye out on the Compass Calendar for details. Some things to look out for:

 

Whole school events – Student Led Conferences, Book Fair, Halloween Disco, STEAM expo, BBPS Christmas Party

 

School camps and excursions – Year 1/2 Little Woodworkers incursion, Year 2 sleepover, Year 4 Camp Jungai, Year 6 Canberra Camp

 

Learning – Prep 2019 orientation, Prep Fire Safety education, Year 3 I-day on Fridays, Year 4/5 Bike Ed, Year 5 Bullystoppers Challenge

 

Transition program for 2019 preppies and their parents.

Wow, what a term!

 

I-Day Information

On Wednesday, Naomi Beales, Kirsten Braun and the Year 3 team led a highly informative session about the details of our 1:1 i-pad program, in preparation for grade 3 beginning their i-day once a week this term. Supported by students and parents, information was provided about the purpose behind our program, key learning linked to the Digital Technologies curriculum, and useful apps and advice for cybersafety in the home. Keep an eye out in the newsletter over the coming weeks for a series of entries outlining cybersafety tips for the home.

https://www.esafety.gov.au/esafety-information/esafety-issues

 

Here is what some Year three students shared about the commencement of iDay in preparation for year 4

 

Millie: I liked how the students from the higher grades shared the rules in their house. I don’t have an iPad in our whole family. After the meeting my mum and I googled ‘touch typing’. We found an App that is free and doesn’t even need a password. I have tried it already. I love it, it is really fun.

 

Alice: I am really excited about the App list.

 

Steffi: I am excited about having an iPad. My mum hasn’t let me have one yet. I think it will be educational. I am not sure what I will do on it yet.

 

Nicholas: I am excited about the iPads when I am in year 4. I usually use my mum’s and that’s the one I will bring in for iDay.

 

Felix: I am excited about having the iPads because I won’t have to do so much handwriting. Also, hopefully we are going to learn how to touch-type.

Kingston Division Finals

Congratulations to all the students who competed at the Regional Division Athletics Carnival this week. We had a total of 14 students compete in a range of events. Well done to Amy and Leo who have made it to Regionals.


World Teacher’s Day

Teachers were so appreciative of the efforts of the parents and students of our school community who catered most beautifully for a delicious morning tea and lunch. The presentation by the Year 6 students who took up the MKR challenge was a particular highlight. Many thanks to all parents who supported Deidre in coordinating and providing food for the day. Heartfelt thanks from all the teaching staff at BBPS.





Term 4 Parent Sessions


Please put these dates in your diary


 


Week 3

 

Tuesday 23rd October

 

3:30-6:30pm

Student Led Conferences

Students have an opportunity to share their learning with their families, including a three-way interview between teacher, parent and student. Be prepared for a ‘new look’ session following a recent review of the process by teaching teams.

Sign up interview times to come start of term 4.

Week 4

 

Thursday 1st November

 

6-7pm

Project Rockit: Cybersafety

Organised by the Bayside Council, this session for parents explores safe use of technology at home.

It is a free session.

To sign up, see the flyer attached to this newsletter.

Week 6 and 7

 

All week – both weeks

Bike Education – Grade 4 & 5

Students participate in a two week bike safety program. Parent helpers will be required to facilitate the sessions – more information to come in Term 4.

Week 7

 

Tues 20th November

Resilience Project

This parent session is a follow up from last year’s session, focusing on building resilience in our children through gratitude, empathy and mindfulness. Come and see Hugh van Cuylenburg share his personal stories.

Week 9

 

Friday 1st December

 

1-3:30pm

STEAM expo

Students will be sharing their learning journey in the area of STEAM with families, and demonstrating the key skills developed through Term 4’s learning project.




Principal's News

posted Sep 19, 2018, 10:58 PM by BBPS School

Assembly

Monday’s assembly was a sea of black and yellow as Grade 5 students Jack, Chris, Connor, Toby and Madison farewelled Miss Baldwin on behalf of our school. We wish Emma all the best on her new adventure as Assistant Principal at Tucker Road Bentleigh.

Why Magic Is Real

It was delightful for BBPS students to hear from Jess Haydon, winner of the ACS Public Speaking Competition. Jess, a former BBPS student and currently in Year 10 inspired our students using Harry Potter to explore the daily examples of magic that is all around us. “Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic” Jess Haydon

See the connections some of our Year 6 students made:

“Starting with the question about Harry Potter was inspirational, it was all about having your own opinions” Ella

“It was the way she spoke to the audience, it was really good” Arabella

“Jess interacted with the audience, she made us think about connections to magic” Phoebe

“Empowering, she used the topic on magic to link to herself and the ability we all have not to let others sway your thinking” Ruby

“It was a surprise to hear how a story for children can be an inspiration and help us think about serious things” Spencer

“When you think of magic you think of spells, but it can be more than that” Benji

“The power of speech can be a powerful source of magic” Charlie


Year 3 Camp

On Wednesday, Grade 3 made their way to Camp Oasis for a two-night stay recreation camp. Students have been enjoying a myriad of activities, including the flying fox, reptile house, candle making and archery. They return tomorrow at 2:30pm in time for the end of day bell. Thanks to the teachers who have organised and supported the students while away.


Term Highlights


With so many fantastic learning experiences this term, please read the highlight reflections below from both staff and students:


“Swimming because we got to learn new things in the pool” Chloe, PT


“Learning about capacity has been fun because we got to fill up all these jars with water” Finn, 1W


“Sport, because we had all sorts of activities, like the Tabloid Sports Carnival” Harvey, 2C


“Going to District Athletics for the first time” Oakley, 4D


“The Production because it was fun and went well” Rafaela, 6C


“Teaching the students about coding and watching the preppies discover great things using the Blue-bot robots” Miss Beales


“Grade 5 and 6 have been really engaged by our unit focusing on writing and performing raps” Mr Thompson


“My farewell assembly. It is sad to say goodbye but was wonderful to have the opportunity to do so on such a happy occasion. Go tigers!” Miss Baldwin


 

ICT User Agreement

The P-3 and 4-6 ICT user agreements outline expectations and protocols for safe use of technology at school. As part of the annual review process, the Education Policy sub-committee invite our community to provide feedback about this policy by the end of week 1, term 4. Please see the attached documents and email Kim Ancrum with any feedback.  


Early Finish

A reminder that tomorrow is the last week of term. We will be having an early finish of 2:30pm on Friday, 21st September. 


Term 4 Parent Sessions

There will be a number of opportunities for you to be involved topics of classroom learning in term 4 – please put these dates in your diary




Week 1

Wednesday 10th October

 

6:30-7:30pm

Grade 3

ipad information night

An information night about the 1:1 ipad program at BBPS, and the introduction of i-Day for grade 3 in Term 4. Aimed at current grade 3 families – parents and students welcome.

Week 3

 

Tuesday 23rd October

 

3:30-6:30pm

Student Led Conferences

Students have an opportunity to share their learning with their families, including a three-way interview between teacher, parent and student. Be prepared for a ‘new look’ session following a recent review of the process by teaching teams.

Sign up interview times to come start of term 4.

Week 4

 

Thursday 1st November

 

6-7pm

Project Rockit: Cybersafety

Organised by the Bayside Council, this session for parents explores safe use of technology at home.

It is a free session.

To sign up, see the flyer attached to this newsletter.

Week 6 and 7

 

All week – both weeks

Bike Education – Grade 4 & 5

Students participate in a two week bike safety program. Parent helpers will be required to facilitate the sessions – more information to come in Term 4.

Week 7

 

Tues 20th November

Resilience Project

This parent session is a follow up from last year’s session, focusing on building resilience in our children through gratitude, empathy and mindfulness. Come and see Hugh van Cuylenburg share his personal stories.

Week 9

 

Friday 1st December

 

1-3:30pm

STEAM expo

Students will be sharing their learning journey in the area of STEAM with families, and demonstrating the key skills developed through Term 4’s learning project.




Principal's News

posted Sep 13, 2018, 11:16 PM by BBPS School

Market Day

Congratulations to all Year 5 & 6 students for a highly successful Market Day this week. And a big thank you to the teachers, parents and school community for supporting this learning opportunity. The Year 5 and 6 students share key learnings about financial management below:

“We remade our finances by having enough but not too many prizes for each grade” Michael, Yr 6

“It was good to learn how to calculate catering for large groups, and time management when preparing and organising for an event” Phoebe, Yr 6

“Most stores that had a challenge raised more money because they were popular to customers” Scott, Yr 5

“We dropped our prices and ended up selling more” Poppy, Yr 5

“The location of our business by an entry/exit meant that more people walked by and told their friends about our store” Nicholas, Yr 5

“MD was very good. The rush of people to serve was a challenge. Pleasant surprise when Hugo came and helped”. Henry Yr 6

“Good when it was busy, and keeping loads of people happy with their orders”. Charlie Yr 6

“If you were to choose where it was then thinking of passing customer trade”. Thomas Yr 6


The total money raised was $3307. All proceeds will go to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, as chosen by the students. Congratulations to our whole community on an outstanding effort.


District Athletics

Well done to all students in Grades 4-6 who competed in the District Athletics on Tuesday. And a big thank you to the teachers and parents who were involved in supporting the students. A special mention to the parents of our high jumping competitors, who went above and beyond to ensure students could participate in their postponed event.

 

Leo won the district high jump at 1.5metres and broke the district high jump record for the 11 Boys Age group.

 

Hats

As of September 1st, all students are required to wear appropriate school hats when participating in outside activities, as per our Sun Smart Policy. Students without hats will be directed to play in the shade or undercover.

 

REMINDER - Class Placement 2019

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 2019, please put these in writing and email brighton.beach.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au the office by the end of this term, 21st of September.

 

Pedestrian Crossing

Sadly, we say goodbye to Jai our longstanding crossing guard on Exon Street. We would like to thank Jay for his energetic greetings, and commitment to keeping our community safe. In acknowledgement of his years of service, we will be dedicating the Exon gate to Jay. Bayside City Council are currently looking for a replacement, please contact them should you know of anyone. Bayside Council will be providing us with a temporary replacement crossing guard in the meantime.

 

Anaphylaxis Policy

Our Anaphylaxis Policy has been reviewed by the School Council Education Policy sub-committee, in keeping with Department Guidelines. Please find the policy attached for your perusal and provide any feedback to Kim Ancrum by the end of term, via email to the school office.

 

Early Finish

A reminder that next week is the last week of term. We will be having an early finish of 2:30pm on Friday, 21st September. Assembly will be held on Monday, as per normal.

Principal's News

posted Sep 5, 2018, 10:58 PM by BBPS School

Production

“The longer a child can remain a child, the better an adult they will be”

 

What a spectacular student-centred event Monday night was – congratulations to all students, teachers and parents involved in the making and performing of our 2018 Production ‘Home’. It was a night of celebration as all grades acted, sang and danced their way through the night, following the story of James, Rose and Maggie (Spencer, Amy and Lucy) as they made their way through the decades back to their parents. A special thank you to Sally Wickes for her organisation and creative vision. Our production takes place every two years, and both grade 5 and 6 students have an integral role in its making each time. Well done to this year’s Grade 5/6 main cast and writing team.

In the words of our stars ….

 

 “I think everyone enjoyed it. I was excited at the start, it was really fun” Pieter, Grade 3

“I really enjoyed watching everyone else perform. I was surprised by the costumes” Clara, Grade 4

“This year’s production was really good because it included lots of people in many different roles” Nick, Grade 5

“A big thank you to everyone who helped out, especially Miss Wickes – it was planned really well and we were well prepared because of all the rehearsals” Elyse & Jess, Grade 5

“There were lots of funny parts, like special appearances by people like Mr Armstrong” Anson, Grade 6

“Compared to when I was younger, this time I had a lot more confidence and I was more coordinated” Josh, Grade 6

“Words to describe the production: amazing, fun, happiness, nervous but excited at the same time” Molly, Grade 6


Please see Leila’s reflection (Grade 2) on the production in this week’s newsletter.


Resilience Project

Last week, students were treated to another session with the Resilience Project. This time, Hugh, worked with students to reflect on what makes them grateful in life and ways that they can show kindness (empathy) to others.  Hugh will be conducting a parent session in Term 4, Tuesday 20th November so keep an eye out in the newsletter for more details.


Parent Association – a big thank you!

It has been a busy few weeks for the PA, what with the organisation of the Community Cup (go Dreamers!), Father’s Day breakfast and stall (featuring Star Wars invaders) and to cap it off, a highly successful Bunnings BBQ fundraiser at Moorabbin on Saturday, September 1st. A big thank you for the tireless effort that our parent’s consistently contribute towards the community culture at BBPS.


Life Education Van

Students have been participating in programs led by Harold and the Life Education Van.

Prep, Grade 1 – Harold’s Friendship: how to build friendships and care for others

Grade 2 – Safety Rules: recognising safe and unsafe places and people they can go to for help

Grade 3 & 4 – Be Cyberwise: cyber safety, ethics and building positive relationships online

Grade 5 & 6 – Relate, respect, connect: understanding how to respect ourselves and others, and strategies to maintain friendships both on and offline

 

Parent Opinion Survey

The closing date for the online Parent Opinion Survey has been extended to Sunday 9 September 2018. Parents can submit completed online surveys until 11:59PM Sunday 9 September 2018.


Thank you for your school participation in the 2018 online survey


Questions?

  • Should you have any technical queries regarding the “Your School, Your Say” portal, please do not hesitate to contact ORIMA Research on 1800 654 585 (toll free), or by email: pos@orima.com

  • Should you have any participation or general survey-related queries, please contact the Department by email:  parentopinion.survey@edumail.vic.gov.au

Congratulations – Emma Baldwin

It is with both sadness and excitement that we congratulate Emma Baldwin on her new appointment as Assistant Principal at Tucker Road Primary School. Emma will begin her role in Term 4 and we will farewell Emma at Assembly on Monday, 17th September at 2:45pm, for those wishing to attend.



Principal's News

posted Sep 2, 2018, 4:41 PM by BBPS School

This week at BBPS

Show casing Student Writing

 

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Footscray

 

On Monday 20th August, year 6 went to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Footscray to see their work because they are our chosen charity for Market Day on September 12th. 

 

It was a very moving and rewarding experience to understand the terrible difficulties asylum seekers endure. The asylum seekers are fleeing war-torn countries, poverty and famine and trying to make a better life in Australia. The centre offers a safe haven and place to help asylum seekers.

 

We were shown around by volunteers who told us about all the struggles of the asylum seekers and about the people who help at the ASRC. Some are from law school helping out with applications, some are dealing with donations, some are cooking and some offer English classes. 

 

We are very privileged at BBPS and imagining being an asylum seeker left a big impact on us and a determination to do our best at Market Day and raise as much money as we can for the ASRC. 

 

Please support us in every way you can for this incredibly important cause. 

 

Charlie McIntosh 6G

Dreamers

 

The day in total (including the after event) was a huge success. The introduction of ‘The Brighton Community Cup’ has created a shared celebration of community involving the two local primary schools.

Players acknowledged the benefits of playing on a great oval, the introduction of the modified rules and the use of qualified AFL umpires as very welcome additions.


For spectators, the game flowed and really highlighted the combined skills with some very good passages of play and many strong marks. It was a wonderful outcome with Brighton Beach Primary School taking out the Cup by 34 points. Thank you to Graham ‘Grazer’ Davis for his coaching expertise which no doubt contributed to the fabulous result.

Many thanks to Ben Robb who has taken this annual match between two schools to a whole new level. Not only did Ben organise this event, but on the day switched hats from organiser to player. Our community is very grateful for all his efforts and also acknowledge the support team Ben has had assisting him.

Go Dreamers!!!



Naplan Results 2018 from DET

Victorian students achieved the state’s best NAPLAN results ever in both reading and numeracy in primary schools. The figures show that Victorian primary students continue to be among the best in the country – and are getting better.

If we exclude the ACT, Victoria was the lead jurisdiction on eight out of the 10 NAPLAN measures for primary students.

As a community, please join me in celebrating their success, and the hard work of our teachers and staff who are dedicated to their learning. Well done everyone!


Prep Readiness Evening

On Wednesday 5th September we will be holding a Prep Readiness/Orientation evening in our school at 6:30pm. The session will be run by Education Consultant David Anderson who has a long history of working with our school community. We invite all our prospective parents to attend what will be a highly informative night.



Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

BBPS will host the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Moorabbin (Corner Fairchild & Warragul Road Moorabbin) on Saturday 1st September.  It's a fantastic fundraising opportunity for the school.

If you can spare some time on the Saturday, then we would love your help on the day...please sign up below for a shift to help out...there are a variety of roles needed to make this day a success....thank you so much!


http://signup.com/go/EuZxYfp


BBPS Parent Association 😊

Father’s Day Breakfast

On Wednesday morning our hall was a hype of activity as we celebrated the Dads of our school with a special Father’s Day Breakfast. With make your own Bunnings Pots, delicious breakfast food accompanied by hot chocolate and coffee the morning was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. A big thank you must go to our Parent Association and in particular Kate Hart-Smit h and Alice Wagstaff for organising the breakfast along with their team of helpers. We would also like to thank Carolyn Atwill for organising the Father’s Day Stall and all who assisted her. We wish all Dads a Happy Father’s Day on Sunday.
































Principal's News

posted Aug 23, 2018, 2:57 PM by BBPS School   [ updated Aug 23, 2018, 4:58 PM ]

As a child safe school it is important to remind families to make their children aware of staying safe in terms “Stanger Danger”. All parents are asked to remind their children not to respond to unknown persons if requested to go somewhere with them or to get in an unknown car.

 

Stranger Danger or Criminal Activity

If you are concerned about any incident which you believe may require police intervention please report this directly to them, as the police quite often have additional information which they can use to piece together an investigation. The process is that the police then liaise with the Department of Education and if required an alert is emailed out to the school community.

 

Dreamers Rock Band: Students and teachers were treated to a surprise performance at Monday’s assembly when the Dreamers Rock Band featuring: on guitars Ben Robb (Eleanor 4B and Milo 2G) and Lucas Welsh (Daisy 3C and Jesse PB); and on drums Darren Shaw (Nico Shaw 4D); and lead singer Simon Upstill (Lizzie 1W and Matthew 4B). Along with much encouragement of audience participation, they entertained us as part of the Music focus. We wish The Dreamers football team all the best in the Community Cup this coming Saturday. Be sure to come to Trevor Barker Oval, Sandringham, as we would love you to support our dads (and Mr Duckett and Miss Chisholm) and the BBPS participants in the half time sprinting and kicking competitions.

Athletics Carnival: What a fantastic day Tuesday was, with P-2 busy competing in tabloid sports on Windermere Oval and 3-6 enjoying a full day of events at the annual Athletics carnival. Thank you to Alison Coutts for organising the junior event, and congratulations to Josh Ancrum and all the staff for their commitment on the day. A big thank you to all the parents who helped run the event, and well done to Wilson and the winning parent relay team. Highlights included ….

P-2

“Playing real hungry hippos with our bodies because it challenged us to get all the balls” Phoebe

“I enjoyed the race track because you got to jump over the hurdles” Harry

“Naughts and crosses and throwing the ball up in the air were our favourite activities” Bell & Luca

3-6

“I enjoyed hanging out with my friends and doing 400m and 200m sprint” Matilda Mc

“I enjoyed long jump because I like jumping” Matilda T

“It was a great day to improve our skills and try our hardest. It was fun to see the dads, teachers and students at the end” Nico

“It was great to compete and have fun with my friends” Lola


Production: Students are busy rehearsing for our production, Home. A reminder that students need to bring their costumes to school on Monday, 27th August for a dress rehearsal. Please speak to your classroom teacher should you require further information. Grade 5 students, Isabella and Jeremy, shared with students at Monday’s assembly a wonderful reflection on each grade’s performance item. Please see article further on in the newsletter


Some Reminders


SRC Free Dress Day – Tomorrow (Friday 24th August)


All Students are encouraged to wear a sporting code jersey of their choice. The SRC will be collecting a gold coin for Mental Health. Thanks to Phoebe, Matt and the SRC for organising this and collecting on behalf of this very worthy cause.




Gaming and Social media


Fortnight is an online gaming site that presents a number of challenges to families. The article featured again in this week’s newsletter, is in response to a number of parents expressing concerns regarding the possible impacts.



School Start and Finish times

Parents/Guardians are responsible for the supervision of students travelling to and from school. School supervision is provided by a yard duty teacher before school at 8:45am in both Exon and Windermere playgrounds. West playground is closed. Students arriving before 8:45am will be sent to Before School Care. School supervision is provided by yard duty teachers after school until 3:45pm in Windermere, Exon and at the 2 minute pick up zone. When an announcement is made at 3:45pm the yard duty teacher will make sure that children are inside at the office or supervised by parents. Office staff will contact the parents of any unsupervised students or will send them to After School Care.


Class Placement 2019: 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 2019, please put these in writing and email brighton.beach.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au the office by the end of this term, 21st of September.



 


 


Principal's News

posted Aug 15, 2018, 7:59 PM by BBPS School   [ updated Aug 15, 2018, 8:00 PM ]

Book Parade

What a wonderful morning, to see all staff and students (And even some little siblings) celebrating Book Week as their favourite book character. Well done to our library captains and the ICT captains for leading the event. Thanks to Miss Baldwin and Mrs Bingham for supporting the leaders. Thank you to Sophie for organising the event. The annual book fair will take place in Term 4.

ICAS

Well done to the students of grade 3-6 who chose to participate in the Maths ICAS assessment this week.

 

Production

Rehearsals are well on their way at BBPS and the countdown is on for production, on Monday 3rd September. A reminder to purchase your tickets, if you have not already done so. Use the link https://tinyurl.com/y7vc3sr7   or contact Robert Blackwood Hall Box Office on 9905-1111.


Franz

Amy Chisholm has adopted a Guide Dog through Guide Dogs Australia. As shared at assembly, Franz will be participating in the day-to-day classroom activities of grade 5 and 6 as part of his training. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to be involved in a community initiative. When reflecting on the experience, the students mentioned:  


“Having Franz in our classroom is an honour as it’s the first time BBPS has had a dog” – Evan


“He changes the mood of the classroom as he keeps everyone calm” - Michael


 Next week at BBPS


Athletics

A reminder that Year 3-6 have their annual Athletics Carnival on Tuesday, August 21st.  If you are able to be a parent helper for half or a full day, please email Benita danckert.benita.m@edumail.vic.gov.au with Athletics Carnival and your name in the subject line.

 

On Tuesday, Prep -2 will be participating in their own mini-carnival of tabloid sports. All students are to wear their sport uniforms, and are encouraged to wear their house sport colours.


Class Placement 2019

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 2019, please put these in writing and email brighton.beach.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au the office by the end of this term, 21st of September.







Principal's News

posted Aug 8, 2018, 10:38 PM by BBPS School   [ updated Aug 8, 2018, 10:39 PM ]

This week at BBPS

Friday, Aug 3: Jeans for Genes Day - Thanks to the SRC for coordinating the event, and for all students who entered into the spirit of it, whether they were in full uniform, part uniform or full casual dress. All combinations contributed to supporting this event, led by the initiative of our SRC captains, Phoebe and Matt to fundraise for a worthy cause. 


Monday, Aug 6: Weather with Mike Larkin - Channel 10s 5pm News Weather Report, Grade 5 BBPS students represented our school, demonstrating the variety of sports that feature in our school program. Click on our twitter feed to view the news item https://twitter.com/BrightonBeachPS?lang=en


Friday, Aug 10: A reminder that tomorrow is a School Curriculum Day and students are not required to attend. To support families who need child minding on this day, Camp Australia has offered a program for students on the curriculum day.  Please click here to log in or register.

Thursday, Aug 9: Chess Tournament - Brighton Beach Primary school was thrilled to host the Beachside Network chess tournament today. Along with students from Tucker Road Primary School the tournament was a great opportunity for students to test their skills in a competition setting. Congratulations to all students who competed for trying their best and displaying great skills and tactics. Thank you also to Kate O’Hara for organising this event.

 

“I’ve enjoyed playing other people and testing my skills. This competition is great because it tests your mind rather than your physical skills. I feel proud to represent my school”. Thomas S

“I wanted to participate in this tournament because I got a chess set for Christmas and I’ve also been part of the chess club. I feel really happy as I am trying my best and having fun”. Steffi P

“You need to always be thinking about your next move. I did some research before the tournament to upskill myself with good tactics”.  Charlie M

 

 “Being part of the tournament is good because you can test your skills and have fun at the same time. Today I had a draw, so I feel really proud of myself”. Maeve B

 


“I wanted to participate in this tournament because I got a chess set for Christmas and I’ve also been part of the chess club. I feel really happy as I am trying my best and having fun”. Steffi P


“You need to always be thinking about your next move. I did some research before the tournament to upskill myself with good tactics”.  Charlie M


 “Being part of the tournament is good because you can test your skills and have fun at the same time. Today I had a draw, so I feel really proud of myself”. Maeve B




Congratulations Martin Many of you know our Windermere crossing guard Martin. He safely sees many members of our community across the road with a smile and if Richmond have had a win you can sometimes catch him wearing his Tiger socks! We would like acknowledge the fact that Martin has been nominated for ‘School Crossings Victoria Supervisor of the Year’. There were only 165 crossing guards nominated from Victoria with only 3 coming from Bayside. There are approximately 5000 crossing guards in Victoria so to be nominated for this is award is a wonderful achievement. Well done Martin!



HOME – Brighton Beach Primary School’s 2018 Production


There is lots of singing and dancing occurring throughout the school at the moment as students and teachers have started preparing for our bi-annual production. For our Prep and Year 1 students this time is even more exciting as this will be your first

school production. Below we have answered some frequently asked questions to help ease any concerns and to provide you with some information about this very special event.


What is the production ‘Home’ about?


It was the year 1843 when orphans James, Rose and Maggie stumbled upon the first painting of their parents. Fate and a broken broom lead them to the Medley Hallway, where they find hanging on the wall a picture of their parents in the year 1940. Confused as to why the painting was there, the youngest orphan Maggie reaches out to touch the painting. As her hand touches the frame, the orphans are transported to the future where they meet Walt Disney. He explains that their parents had been there not too long ago and they will need to keep travelling through time to catch up with them. Come along on a fun filled, colourful, exciting journey and find out whether the orphans really do find their parents and HOME


 Who wrote this production and where did it come from?

This production ‘Home’ is an original piece as the script has been written by Year 5 and 6 students at Brighton Beach Primary. The ideas for the storyline and music were all developed by the students with assistance from Miss Sally Wickes.

Well done to Zane, Jasper, Elissa, Ruby, Steph, Jarryd, Ella, Zoe, Spencer, Lucy, Elayna, Summer, Chiara and Chloe from Grade 6; and Bailey, Cerys, Darcy, Lucy, Lexi, Alice, Toby and Daniel from Grade 5, who were part of the writing team.


When is the production and what time does the performance start?
Monday 3rd September at 7pm

Where is the production being held?
49 Scenic Boulevard, Monash Uni, Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Clayton.

Is the whole school involved and is it compulsory?


 How can I buy tickets?
Use the link
https://tinyurl.com/y7vc3sr7   or contact Robert Blackwood Hall Box Office on 9905-1111.

What time do students need to be at Robert Blackwood Hall on the night of the performance?
Students should arrive at 6:30pm.


The whole school is participating. Each grade level has their own song and dance act and the main cast are made up of our senior students from Year 5 and 6. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to have the experience of being on the big stage. It happens every second year, alternating the with school Art Show.

What will happen with the students during the production?
When students are not on stage they will be with their classroom teacher either backstage or in the balcony watching the performance.


What time will the production finish?
Approximately 8pm.

Will there be a rehearsal at the venue so students can practise on the stage?
Yes. There will be a rehearsal at the venue on Monday 3rd September, during the day. Students will travel by bus to the venue but will return to be picked up from school at 3:30pm.

Costumes

What will students be wearing?
Costumes will be simple so students can utilise items of clothing they already own. As each year level is representing a different time period their costumes will fit in with this theme. For example Year 4 are representing the 80’s and Year 1 are representing the 50’s. Classroom teachers will be advising parents over the next week about what students will need to wear for their performance.

What happens with costumes on the night of the performance?
Students should arrive at the theatre in their costumes. Once students have performed their item they will remain in their costume for the remainder of the evening. The only students who will require costume changes are those in the main cast.

Will there be a dress rehearsal and when will this take place?
There will be a dress rehearsal at school on Monday 27th August - you will receive more information about this closer to the time.

We hope this information has helped. Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact Bev, Kim or Emma at the office.

Congratulations to Zali in Grade 5, whose design has been chosen to advertise the Production. Her design depicts the different stages of the story.

Principal’s Day
Thank you to the community we love what we do and feel very lucky to be part of such a wonderful school environment.


Principal's News

posted Aug 2, 2018, 3:01 PM by BBPS School

This week at BBPS

 

Julie Shepherd: Welcome back to Julie, English consultant, who revisited our school this week and worked with both teachers and students in the area of reading. Julie observes and coaches teachers and models best practice within classroom literacy blocks.

 

Girl’s Football Tournament: Year 5 and 6 girls participated in a division

tournament at Dendy Park this week. The team competed in series of matches, with several highlights and a valiant demonstration of our 5Rs. Well done girls, and thanks to Mr Chapman and Mr Ancrum for their organisation. Thanks to the parents who supported this event.

Assembly:  Each week at assembly a Year level presents aspects of the curriculum through an item involving all students. 2C shared “Our Friendship Recipe” please see their recipe included in this newsletter.


 

Family Life: Family Life sessions were well attended on Wednesday night. Thanks to Christine Raboteg, who organised this informative event on behalf of the Parent Association. The sessions provide an opportunity for parents to open discussions with their child about the reproductive system and body changes during puberty. Books were also available for purchase on the night. The website for those parents unable to attend is: https://www.interrelate.org.au/resources/books

 

Bullystoppers: On Wednesday 1st August our Year 5 Bullystoppers Team attended the annual ‘Bayside Says No to Bullying Youth Forum’. Members of this year’s team are Charlotte C, Zali, Alice, Lucy, Amy, Isabella G, Jack H, Lucas, Madison K, Cerys, Bailey M, Scott, Ben, Jonty, Madison S, Elyse, Connor, Finley, AJ and Tess. Our team, along with Bullystopper teams from Sandringham Primary, Sandringham East Primary, Beaumaris Primary and Hampton Primary participated in what was an informative and enjoyable experience.

The purpose of the forum was not only to provide the opportunity to meet members of the other action teams but to also engage in activities linked to their challenge. The 2018 challenge is to create a game that promotes a cyber-safety message. The Forum was opened by Head Space who spoke with students about strategies they could use if they are being bullied online and also the importance of taking time to relax to reduce feelings of anxiety when they are stressed. Students participated in activities which included Yoga, Art Therapy, Virtual Reality and a discussion about Cyber Safety. The day concluded with students stepping outside their comfort zone and having a go at African Drumming and dancing. A big thank you to Megan Craig, Kim Ancrum and Ruth Pascoe who accompanied students on the day.

 

What key message would you pass onto your friends about being safe online?

“Be careful about keeping your details safe” – Lucas

“If you wouldn’t show it to your mum or dad, don’t show it at all” – Bailey

“Screen shot, block and tell a trusted adult” – Ben

What was a highlight for you from today relating to mental health?

“Yoga, it stretches your muscles and relaxes your mind” – Lucy

“Making sensory boxes, they are a fun way to help you when you feel stressed” - Zali

The Bullystoppers team will now be turning their focus to their 2018 community project, which is to create a game that teaches others about cyber safety.

 

Friday, Aug 10: A reminder that next Friday is a School Curriculum Day and students are not required to attend. To support families who need child minding on this day, Camp Australia has offered a program for students on the curriculum day.  Please click here to log in or register

 

Chess Tournament Brighton Beach is hosting local schools chess tournament run by Kids Unlimited. See details in this newsletter if you want your child to participate.  The tournament caters for a range of abilities and experience in playing chess.  Thanks to Kate O’Hara for organising this event.

 

Jeans for Genes Day

Tomorrow is Jeans for Genes Day. 1 in 20 Aussie kids face a birth defect or genetic disease. Fundraising during this event supports ongoing research into finding treatments and cures.

Students are invited to support this event, along with the SRC, by wearing jeans (and casual tops – no school uniform required) to school tomorrow and bringing along a gold coin donation.

 

Year 4-6 students are reminded that they have Athletics training in the morning, and as such should wear appropriate footwear. Students may choose to wear sports clothes for the morning, and change into their jeans at Recess, if they so wish.

Principal's News

posted Jul 26, 2018, 3:19 PM by BBPS School   [ updated Jul 26, 2018, 3:25 PM ]

This week at BBPS

A busy week at BBPS with a number of exciting ventures outside the classroom norm. Highlights include:

 

Interschool sport finals: Well done to the tee-ball team and Miss Craig, who competed in district finals on Friday. Congratulations to the football team and Mr Ancrum, who made a valiant effort at the division finals on Tuesday, resulting in a runner’s up place, after winning the district finals on Friday. We wish our netball team and Miss Chisholm all the best in their division finals, taking place next Monday 30th July. Thank you to all the parents who supported the students in these events

  • Culture is Life: Year 3-6 participated in a cultural awareness session with Marble, who shared personal stories with the students about his indigenous heritage through storytelling and dance.

  • 16 Hands: Prep, Year 5-6 had the opportunity to hear about and have a close-up with Bear, a visiting thoroughbred horse.

  • Staff development: a number of staff participated in range of sessions this week, including 21st Century Learning Design – how to build self-regulated learners; Digicon – an annual conference on digital technologies in the classroom; and Respectful Relationships – a department curriculum that teaches children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. The 5/6 team worked with our network social worker, Kerry Staun.


    Family Life

    Life sessions have been organised for Wednesday, 1st August, Years 3&4: Where Do I Come From, 6:00-7:00pm and Years 5&6: Preparing for Puberty 7:15-8:15pm.

    Pease 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.


  • Enrolment for 2019

    Please make sure that if you have a preppie starting in 2019 that we have your enrolment forms. If not please contact the office.

    If your child is not returning to Brighton Beach Primary School in 2019 can you please let Benita know via email at brighton.beach.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au with “2019 Student not returning” in the subject line, as we are beginning our workforce planning for next year

  • Curriculum Day

    Please be mindful that there will be no school for students on Friday August 10th. On this day teachers will be involved in professional learning, focusing on building 21st Century learning into lesson design in the area of STEAM and will be participating in a session about integrating cultural and indigenous awareness into our school curriculum.
  • 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 2018 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. 


  • Parent Opinion Survey

  • Thank you to those families who have received and completed the Department’s annual parent opinion survey. The survey is generated to a random selection of parents. If you have received one, please take 10-15 minutes as we value your feedback. Completed surveys are anonymous and need to be done by Sunday, August 26th.


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