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posted Jul 20, 2016, 10:29 PM by BBPS School   [ updated Jul 20, 2016, 11:02 PM ]

Curriculum Day

Please be mindful that there will be no school for students on Friday August 5th. On this day teachers will be involved in professional learning developing their knowledge of strategies to extend thinking in mathematics.


Each DET school is entitled to 4 days a year. At the beginning of Term 1 we used three of our days to prepare for the students arrival back to school. This is our final curriculum day for the year. 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 expression of interest. So please if you are interested complete the form located near the office.  Further information can be found on Page 6 of this newsletter on how to register.


Building Cyber Awareness and Safety through responsible use of ICT at school and at home.

Beach Primary School believes the teaching of cyber safety and responsible online behaviour is essential in the lives of students and is best taught in partnership between home and school.

All students today are digital natives, experienced in online learning environments, searching for information and collaborating with others. By the time young children arrive at school many are already online or using digital technologies. They visit their favourite websites, play games and use social media and have their favourite Aps. To be safe and to gain the greatest benefit from the opportunities provided through an online environment, students need to do the right thing by themselves and others online, particularly when unsupervised.


Safe and responsible behaviour is explicitly taught at our school and parents/carers are requested to reinforce this behaviour at home.


The Education Committee of School Council in conjunction with the ICT Team have reviewed and revised our  Acceptable Use Agreements in line with our one-to one iPad program that is now in place in Years 4-6 and the programs that are offered from Prep -3. 

These agreements have been updated and apply to all digital technologies, social media tools and learning environments (e.g. Edmodo) established by our school or accessed using school owned networks or systems, including (although not limited to): School owned ICT devices, emailing and instant messaging, Intranet, social networking sites (Edmodo), video and photo sharing websites (e.g. Flickr), blogs, forums, discussion boards, wikis (e.g. Wikipedia), podcasts, and video / web conferencing.


When each grade level sends this document home next week, we invite you to spend time talking with your child/children about all areas of the agreement, the purpose and why this shared knowledge and understanding about responsible and respectful communication and choices online are so vitally important to a safe educational cyber experience.

Many thanks to the teachers and parents who have contributed to the updated version of the document.