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posted Jun 1, 2017, 4:49 PM by BBPS School

2017 Prep Enrolment 

We are currently accepting enrolments for 2018. As part of this process, we love the opportunity to meet current families and younger siblings who will be joining their brothers and/or sisters at school next year. This is an exciting time and a great opportunity to welcome our next generation of learners to our school. Please make a time between now and the end of term for you and your 2018 preppie to attend a short welcome meeting with the Principal by contacting the office for an appointment time


As we move into the month of May, this means Naplan is just around the corner. As usual, our teachers have been working with students to understand the testing formats and what the process is like during this time.

Most children in Years 3 and 5 will be involved in NAPLAN tests in literacy and numeracy commencing on Tuesday the 9th of May. Please ensure children are punctual as the tests are conducted at the start of the school day. If you have any queries regarding the NAPLAN process please contact Kim Ancrum or Bev May.

The testing will take place in the mornings on the following days:

Tuesday 9th May           Year 3 and 5: Language Conventions for 40 minutes Writing for 40 minutes

Wednesday 10th May     Year 3: Reading for 45 minutes,

                                       Year 5: Reading for 50 minutes

Thursday 11th May         Year 3: Numeracy for 45 minutes

                                       Year 5: Numeracy for 50 minutes


Student excitement is gaining momentum for the BBPS Walk-a-thon which only occurs every second year in our calendar of events for fundraising. The Parent Association do a fabulous job and much action has already occurred behind the scenes in preparation for this event. We all have our fingers crossed for a change back to the balmy Autumn weather we had all been enjoying until this recent cold snap.


Anzac Day Tribute

Many thanks to Jake and Toby Helyer for inviting their grandfather to our Assembly to enlighten us all further about the various medals that Service Men and Women wear when they are marching on Anzac Day and why it is that they place their hand over the medals as a sign of respect to the fallen during ceremonies. Congratulations also to Mr Grady and the class of 5G for conducting the Anzac assembly and to Charlie McIntosh for a fine solo rendition of The Last Post on his trumpet, this is always a very moving part of the Anzac Ceremony.