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posted Aug 2, 2018, 3:01 PM by BBPS School

This week at BBPS


Julie Shepherd: Welcome back to Julie, English consultant, who revisited our school this week and worked with both teachers and students in the area of reading. Julie observes and coaches teachers and models best practice within classroom literacy blocks.


Girl’s Football Tournament: Year 5 and 6 girls participated in a division

tournament at Dendy Park this week. The team competed in series of matches, with several highlights and a valiant demonstration of our 5Rs. Well done girls, and thanks to Mr Chapman and Mr Ancrum for their organisation. Thanks to the parents who supported this event.

Assembly:  Each week at assembly a Year level presents aspects of the curriculum through an item involving all students. 2C shared “Our Friendship Recipe” please see their recipe included in this newsletter.


Family Life: Family Life sessions were well attended on Wednesday night. Thanks to Christine Raboteg, who organised this informative event on behalf of the Parent Association. The sessions provide an opportunity for parents to open discussions with their child about the reproductive system and body changes during puberty. Books were also available for purchase on the night. The website for those parents unable to attend is:


Bullystoppers: On Wednesday 1st August our Year 5 Bullystoppers Team attended the annual ‘Bayside Says No to Bullying Youth Forum’. Members of this year’s team are Charlotte C, Zali, Alice, Lucy, Amy, Isabella G, Jack H, Lucas, Madison K, Cerys, Bailey M, Scott, Ben, Jonty, Madison S, Elyse, Connor, Finley, AJ and Tess. Our team, along with Bullystopper teams from Sandringham Primary, Sandringham East Primary, Beaumaris Primary and Hampton Primary participated in what was an informative and enjoyable experience.

The purpose of the forum was not only to provide the opportunity to meet members of the other action teams but to also engage in activities linked to their challenge. The 2018 challenge is to create a game that promotes a cyber-safety message. The Forum was opened by Head Space who spoke with students about strategies they could use if they are being bullied online and also the importance of taking time to relax to reduce feelings of anxiety when they are stressed. Students participated in activities which included Yoga, Art Therapy, Virtual Reality and a discussion about Cyber Safety. The day concluded with students stepping outside their comfort zone and having a go at African Drumming and dancing. A big thank you to Megan Craig, Kim Ancrum and Ruth Pascoe who accompanied students on the day.


What key message would you pass onto your friends about being safe online?

“Be careful about keeping your details safe” – Lucas

“If you wouldn’t show it to your mum or dad, don’t show it at all” – Bailey

“Screen shot, block and tell a trusted adult” – Ben

What was a highlight for you from today relating to mental health?

“Yoga, it stretches your muscles and relaxes your mind” – Lucy

“Making sensory boxes, they are a fun way to help you when you feel stressed” - Zali

The Bullystoppers team will now be turning their focus to their 2018 community project, which is to create a game that teaches others about cyber safety.


Friday, Aug 10: A reminder that next Friday is a School Curriculum Day and students are not required to attend. To support families who need child minding on this day, Camp Australia has offered a program for students on the curriculum day.  Please click here to log in or register


Chess Tournament Brighton Beach is hosting local schools chess tournament run by Kids Unlimited. See details in this newsletter if you want your child to participate.  The tournament caters for a range of abilities and experience in playing chess.  Thanks to Kate O’Hara for organising this event.


Jeans for Genes Day

Tomorrow is Jeans for Genes Day. 1 in 20 Aussie kids face a birth defect or genetic disease. Fundraising during this event supports ongoing research into finding treatments and cures.

Students are invited to support this event, along with the SRC, by wearing jeans (and casual tops – no school uniform required) to school tomorrow and bringing along a gold coin donation.


Year 4-6 students are reminded that they have Athletics training in the morning, and as such should wear appropriate footwear. Students may choose to wear sports clothes for the morning, and change into their jeans at Recess, if they so wish.