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posted Aug 24, 2017, 8:06 PM by BBPS School

Athletics Carnival

With perfect weather, and a lot of keen athletes, grade 3-6 enjoyed an active day at this week’s annual Athletics Carnival. Congratulations to Josh Ancrum on another efficiently run event, and thank you to all parents and staff who helped on the day. Well done to Grainger, who earnt the most points and were victorious this year. This day is all about students challenging themselves to be their personal best – many of our students can be very pleased with their growth mindset and the positive attitude to have a go particularly in non -preferred events.

Coach Approach

The Prep-2 students always love having the school to themselves. This year’s coach approach activities included: Hip Hop, martial arts, teamwork and fitness

Parent Information Session

Back by popular demand, Julie Shepherd our Literacy Consultant will be conducting a Parent Information session on supporting your child’s literacy development at home this coming Tuesday 29th @ 9.15am in the classroom opposite reception.


Celebration of the Education Support (ES Staff)

Last week we held a special morning tea to celebrate the enormous contribution our ES staff play in supporting the learning of our students and the smooth operation of the school. It is with great pleasure that we formally acknowledge them as a team and the importance of their roles within the BBPS Community.


Our ES Staff are:


Sue Klein                         Business Manager          

Benita Danckert             Office Manager

Sophie Strang                Library Technician

Angela Franzi                Education Support

Gilly Jedwab                  Education Support

Ruth Pascoe                  Education Support

Nicole Haydon               School Nurse

Kellie Sneyd                   School Nurse

ICT Update and Survey

We value the opportunity to gain feedback from our community. The School Council, along with the ICT team, invite you to complete a short survey about your understanding and thoughts of our current Years 4-6 1:1 BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program.

The purpose of this survey is to gain a greater understanding of the benefits and challenges faced by families when engaging in this program. Information received will inform future decisions about the support provided to our school community about the Digital Technologies curriculum. We welcome feedback from P-6, so please click on the link below.

ICT User Agreements are completed annually by all students P-6 to ensure safe use of technology when at school. Our current documents are due for review. Please see the attachments to this week’s newsletter and provide any feedback to Kim Ancrum, via email to the school office, by Thursday 31st August.

Class Placement 2018

A reminder that if your child is not returning to Brighton Beach Primary School in 2018 can you please let Benita know via email at with “2018 Student not returning” in the subject line. Thank you to those parents who have already let us know.

Each year we invite parents to share particular concerns that may assist to inform class placements for next year. Should your child have particular learning needs either academic or social, that require consideration for class placement in 2018, please put these in writing and email to the office by the end of this term, 22nd of September

Book Week next week

Don’t forget, its Book Week next week. Students are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite book character for the annual parade, to take place in the hall at 9:15am on Wednesday, 30th August. The Annual Book Fair will be held later in the year so keep an eye out for future announcements.