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posted Jun 14, 2017, 10:06 PM by BBPS School
Pyjama Day Friendship Gathering
Brighton Beach Primary participated in their second multi-age friendship gathering for 2017 which also coincided with our ‘Pyjama Day Fundraiser’. Data from the Resilient Youth Australia Survey has shown that a small percentage of students from BBPS experience difficulty falling asleep. The Social and Emotional Strategic Team felt that this was the perfect opportunity for teachers to lead discussions with the assistance of the Year 6 leaders around good bedtime habits. As the groups are multi-aged it also gave the chance for students to share with each other useful tips to help when they are having trouble falling asleep.

Teachers led the discussions and provided students with information about how much sleep they should be getting each night. According to the World Health Organisation, primary school aged children should have 9-11 hours sleep. The Year 6 leaders assisted by scribing students’ ideas about things they can do to help them shut off and get a good night sleep. Each group recorded their ideas on a poster and these will be displayed around the school so students can access them as needed. Thanks to Emma Baldwin and the Social and Emotional Strategic team for organising this. The gold coin donation for our SRC Pyjama Day is supporting Variety Children’s Charity.

Music Soiree
Parents and teachers were astounded on Thursday night by the brilliant and varied musical performances at the Soiree. Over fifty students performed for a huge audience, and each performance was a delight to watch and hear. We were treated to some original compositions using various instruments such as voice and bongos, and saw many different ensembles perform including our wonderful brass and woodwind ensemble. The night finished on a high note with the BBPS Rock Band playing "TNT" by AC/DC, and with their excellent stage presence, they encouraged us to clap and sing along. A very big thank you to Phil, Sally and Ms Elinor Cozens for organising the event, as well as a huge congratulations to all the students who practised for many hours in order to perform for us. Fantastic work!


Be the Boss of Your Brain

Next Wednesday, 21st June, social worker Kerrie Staun is running two parent sessions about building emotional resilience in our students. These sessions are open to P-2. Kerrie is currently working with Grade 1 as part of the Be the Boss of Your Brain program. Please see the flyer in the newsletter for further details, and RSVP to the office by end of day Monday.


Parent-Teacher interviews

Don’t forget to sign up for parent-teacher interviews in the last week of term. Please see newsletter for classroom links. Should you have any difficulties reserving a time, please speak to your classroom teacher.


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