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posted Feb 14, 2018, 8:59 PM by BBPS School

School Council – Call for Parent Nominations

Each Year in February/March, an election is conducted for members of the school council for Brighton Beach Primary School. All government schools in Victoria have a school council; a legally formed body that sets the key directions of the school within centrally provided guidelines. There are three possible categories of membership:

  • A mandated elected parent category. Potential and retiring councillors can be nominated.

  • A mandated elected Department of Education and Training employee category.

  • An optional community member category.


The term of office for councillors is 2 years. Some members retire each year and this creates vacancies for the annual School Council elections. If you have a desire to work in partnership with others to help shape the school’s future, and contribute in ways that reflect the best interests of all students, please consider nominating.

Nomination forms for the vacancies on school council are now available from the office. If you are interested in nominating but cannot come to school to collect a nomination form, please telephone the office to request that we send one home with your child.

Nominations close at 4pm. next Thursday 22nd February.

For more information see attachment.


Meet and Greets

Prep Meet and Greets have already commenced. Each Wednesday for the next few weeks the Preps attend individual one on one sessions with their teacher for interview based literacy and numeracy assessments. This enables their teachers to pin point their next step learning. 

Meet and Greets for all other grade levels 1-6 were held this week.

Student Representative Council (SRC) - Student Voice in Action

In Assembly this week Phoebe and Matthew as SRC leaders, explained the role and process for class SRC representative. Students in Years 2 to 5 will be voting for their class representatives to be finalised by Friday this week. One of their first tasks is to review our playground norms, allocations for times on the oval and also lunchtime library access and options for activities. The SRC will also be providing the School Council Education Policy Committee with some feedback on policies such as the ‘Bikes and Scooters’ policy. We eagerly await the outcome of class voting for our 2018 SRC representatives.


Asbestos auditing and labelling in schools

Brighton Beach Primary will soon be audited for asbestos-containing material as a part of the Victorian Government’s goal of making all government schools safe environments for students, staff and the wider community.

The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 include specific duties relating to identifying asbestos in workplaces and indicating its location with clear signage. Once identified, asbestos-containing material must be labelled and recorded in the school’s asbestos register.

Labels are placed in the school reception and at the entrances to buildings with identified asbestos-containing material and the front gate of the school, reminding people to contact reception before undertaking any building works.

Asbestos is considered safe unless damaged or disturbed. These warning labels will help our school manage potential risks and ensure we are compliant with the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety framework.

Please do not hesitate to contact me through the front desk if you have any questions,


Swimming Carnival tomorrow for Grade 4-6

Thank you to all the parent helpers who have supported our two week intensive swimming program.