School News‎ > ‎Principal's News‎ > ‎

Principal's News

posted Mar 23, 2017, 4:18 PM by BBPS School   [ updated Mar 23, 2017, 4:20 PM ]

School Council 2017

Last night we farewelled council members and welcomed our newest members for 2017. It is with great pleasure that we welcome back Deb Beard (Madison 4OA), Mel Murphy (Ben 4OA), and Kim Ancrum (DET representative) and special welcome to our newest members Cathy Kirkham (Spencer 5G), Violetta Wuiske (Oscar Prep T) and Emma Baldwin as the DET representative.


We would like to thank Keith Evans and Rachel Helyer for their highly valued contributions to School Council, in particular Keith’s expertise in the role of School Council President and Rachel’s expertise in policy development.


The Office Bearers and Convenors for 2017:

School Council President                              

School Council Vice President                      

Lisa McGowan

Lisa Mitchell

Andrew Schutz


Emma Liley

Buildings and Grounds Convenor                  

Education and Policy Convenor                   
Marketing and Publicity Convenor 

Lisa Mitchell

Kim Ancrum

Cathy Kirkham

2017 Councillors and committee members also includes: Mel Murphy, Deb Beard, Violetta Wuiske, Emma Baldwin and Bev May.  


The school council committees meet regularly and the dates for the meetings are published in the newsletter. If any parents are interested in joining a committee please contact the office, who will then pass on your details to the convenor. We invite any interested members of our community to join a committee, you do not have to be a School Councillor.


The BBPS community prides itself on the home school partnership. We look forward to a productive year: challenging all students as resilient learners with growth mindsets; adding to our resources for the third stage of the refurbishment of the main building; completing smaller projects such as air-conditioning in the CLC. We also look forward to the full calendar of PA social events and the Footy where a lot of behind the scenes action is already taking place.

Friendship Afternoon

Well done to our year 6 teams who led the multi-aged friendship groups to unpack what a learning community is, looks like, feels like and acts like. For our student leaders the challenge is to present a topic to their group and create opportunities to explore this through shared dialogue, role plays, games and art work. The purpose is for all students to feel comfortable in the playground by getting to know students from other classes. As well as leading students through the above mentioned activities the year 6 leaders also spoke to students about the importance of positive relationships and standing up for each other. The timing of the event coincided with ‘Harmony Day’ (21/03) and also the ‘National Day of Action Against Bullying’ (17/03). Every student received a wrist band with the slogan ‘Bullying No Way! - Take a Stand Together’ for them to wear in support of our commitment to this action. Thanks to Emma Baldwin and the Learning to Learn team.