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posted Feb 1, 2018, 5:19 PM by BBPS School
Welcome back to everyone. It is naturally an exciting time as we welcome our brand new preppies to BBPS and also students and families who are new to our school. We hope that those families who have endured a move from overseas or interstate are feeling settled and we look forward to welcoming you into our community and building long lasting relationships.  It was evident we had very excited students and parents keen to be back at school.  An excellent first day all round.

Some updates: 

Kim and Josh welcomed a beautiful baby daughter Aiya into their family on the 28th of December.

Several new staff have joined us: Bonnie Anderson (1A) Brent Chapman (3C) Paul Thompson (5T) Sally Wickes (PA) Anoushka Prockiw (VA) and we also welcome back from family leave, Georgie Hellier (VA).

Over the last 3 days all staff have participated in training and development in preparation for the 2018 school year. David Anderson and Michael Ymer were involved in leading professional learning. We also thank our school nurses Nicole Haydon and Kellie Sneyd for leading First Aid and Anaphylaxis training and Terry Morris for leading OH&S.

Important dates for Term 1
Meet and Greets– Tuesday 13th February
Community Welcome BBQ – Friday 23rd February
Curriculum nights – P-2 Tuesday 27th February, 3-6 Wednesday 28th February
Leadership Badge Presentation for Year 6 leaders & all class SRC reps – Monday 5th March

Maths – Michael Ymer Parent Information Night March 7th

Year 5 camp – Monday 26th – Thursday 29th March at Phillip Island.
Last Day of Term 1 – Thursday 29th March with Easter Raffle and an early finish

Things we’d like you to know…

Production Year
This year we will hold our whole school Production at Robert Blackwood hall on Monday 3rd September. The production will again be written by students, led by Sally Wickes our Performing Arts Teacher and our performing arts captains, Spencer Kirkham, Ella De Cruz, Jasper Verapen and Chiara Darby. Our music program will focus this year on preparing students for the production.


Swimming starts on Monday for Years 3-6 and culminates in our BBPS 4-6 Swimming Carnival at Tulip Street on Friday 16th of Feb.
This is the first major event for our new Year 6 sport captains! Swimming caps will be for sale by our sports captains before and after school for $5.00 or from the office.

Student Leadership

All Year 6 students will commence their first leadership training session for their roles as 'Peacemakers'.Year 5 students will be invited to write an expression of interest to become a member of the 2018 'Bully Stoppers Team' to lead the 2018 Community Project. See the Resilient Billboard designed by our team which is now proudly displayed at the front of the school.

Buildings and Grounds

Minor maintenance works have been completed over the holidays including:

Replacement of roofing to front and back entrances to the hall

Replacement woodwork and window frames to the Neate learning centre

Shade sail removal and repairs due to wind damage

Oval and Exon playgrounds general maintenance and repairs of the artificial turf surfaces

Electrical tagging

Fire extinguisher testing and servicing

School Photos

School photos are on Tuesday 27th February.

School Start and Finish times and Yard Supervision (See Student Supervision Policy Attached)

  • Parents/Guardians are responsible for the supervision of students travelling to and from school.
  • School supervision is provided by a yard duty teacher before school at 8:45am in both Exon and Windermere playgrounds. West playground is closed. Students arriving before 8:45am will be sent to Before School Care.
  • School supervision is provided by a yard duty teacher after school until 3:45pm. When an announcement is made at 3:45pm the yard duty teacher will make sure that children are inside at the office or supervised by parents. Office staff will contact the parents of any unsupervised students and will send them to After School Care.
  • Student supervision is the parent/guardian’s responsibility before 8:45am and after 3:45pm.
  • All teachers are on duty on their rostered days, a bell rings to signal to students to move to class areas, the teacher on duty ensures all students move off to designated spaces or in the care of another adult prior to leaving their designated area.
  • No riding of scooters or bikes in the school playground at any time. After school, balls only on the oval after 3:45pm.
  • Prep students attending Camp Australia (CA) in Term 1 and 2 will be collected by a CA staff member. In Term 3 and 4, class teachers will direct and observe students walking to the library.