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posted Jun 8, 2017, 3:39 PM by BBPS School

Featuring Art

Assembly this week celebrated the Visual Arts program. The winners of the whole school ‘design a badge’ for the Art Expo were announced.

Ethan, Tess, Charlie, Stephanie, Callum, Ayane, Finley, Jarryd, Ruby, Sofia and Angelee.


Our Year 6 Visual Arts captains, Zoe W, Brady L and Zoe R shared their reflections on working with Street Artist Ashley Goudie. He shared the history and evolution of Graffiti and the range of forms that now exist within the genre including Subway Art, Stencil Art, Street Art, Paste Ups and 3D Sculpture. He showed the legal forms of street art and made comparisons with illegal tagging.

Mathematics Learning

Michael Ymer has been in classes this week modelling structured maths lessons that personalise learning through individual student engagement with the open ended maths learning task. Teachers’ feedback focused on his level of explicit instruction and the use of classroom space as well as his use of story to connect abstract concepts to real experiences. Michael will be running a parent session about maths learning in term 3.

Be the Boss of Your Body and Brain

This Social and Emotional learning program has commenced in Year 1. Kerrie Staun, our Social Worker from the Beachside Region, is working at BBPS and will be conducting parent information sessions. See the flyer in this newslette

Social Media and Cyber Safety

Many thanks to the Parent Association, and in particular Karen Anscombe, for organising the first of their parent information sessions for 2017.

Tuesday’s session was well attended by BBPS parents as well as parents from neighbouring schools, including secondary colleges. Some parents have shared the changes that they are making already based on Georgina Pazzi’s factual and practical presentation on the privacy and filter apps that can be used to ensure children’s safety when online at home. The Parent Cyberbook is available from the office for $5.00.

Paradise Island

Much fun and frivolity featured as usual at Brighton Beach’s annual mid-year social. Many thanks to the intrepid team of parents who helped. Obviously much organisation and legwork goes into an event like this from the pre-planning, collection of donations, catering, hall decorations, setting up, running the actual night and cleaning up. Special thanks and acknowledgement must go to Deidre and Emma for their outstanding effort in coordinating what turned out to be a most enjoyable tropical treat. We also genuinely thank our community for embracing the event and supporting the PA team in this major fundraiser.