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posted Nov 1, 2017, 5:51 PM by BBPS School

Halloween Disco

What a wonderful celebration, full of ghosts, witches, skeletons and more. Students thoroughly enjoyed their time at our annual disco and came in a range of creative costumes. Many thanks to the PA for the organisation of this event, and the parents who helped with set up, supervision and pack up. The winners of the Halloween Banner competition will be announced at Monday’s assembly.

Working Bee

A huge thank you to the families who came and supported our working bee on Sunday, 30th October. A number of jobs were completed, including the big jobs of mulching the kitchen garden and along the front fence as well as raking of the soft fall under playground equipment. The sausages were delicious.  We know many parents would have liked to help and appreciate clashes with other commitments.


2018 Preps enjoyed another orientation session, while parents were introduced to the range of community activities available to them at Brighton Beach Primary School. Thanks to Deidre Lewis, Deb Barden, Emma Liley for sharing their knowledge. Next week is the final orientation session on Wednesday, 8th November 9:15-10am, where the 2018 preps have the opportunity to enjoy a Teddy Bear’s Picnic with the current prep cohort.

2 Minute Zone

A reminder to please take care at the two minute zone after school each day. Students are only allowed to enter the car when it has stopped within the defined boundary between the parking sign and the white fence railing. This is to ensure safe passage and clear vision for students and parents. It is the role of the teacher on duty to direct traffic and guide students safely into their cars until 3:45pm.

How do you monitor and support appropriate technology use in your family?
How much screen time is acceptable?
How do you manage technology use and teach children responsibility at home with technology? 

Answers to these questions are an important part of supporting our parents in the effective use of technology.  As part of the Bullystoppers network our partner school Hampton PS is presenting 'Screenagers'.  This documentary film explores the growing issue of digital device use and screen time in our lives and how to help parents understand and effectively manage the issue.

Hampton PS  are hosting a viewing of 'Screenagers' in the Hall at Hampton Primary School on November 8th at 7pm.  There is limited seating and this event will be available to the local schools and wider community - tickets at $11. Tickets will only be available for purchase online and will not be available from the school or on the night.

To purchase tickets simply click on the link:

Just one of the many parent recommendations for the film is included below...
"As the mother of three kids—two of them teenagers—I’ve noticed that whenever I get together with other parents, the conversation ends up turning to our kids’ screen time. We’re all worried about how much is too much. For any of you wrestling with this issue, I loved the documentary, Screenagers. It combines smart insights and practical tips for raising happy, healthy, technologically-empowered teens. Melinda Gates

Poppy Appeal

This appeal contributes significantly to the fundraising work of the RSL. The RSL encourages all Australians to purchase a poppy and 'Remember in November.'  These are available for $2 at the office.   

 A look to next week …

Melbourne Cup Day

Monday, 6th November is a school day, and normal curriculum will be taking place prior to the cup holiday on the Tuesday.