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posted Aug 23, 2018, 2:57 PM by BBPS School   [ updated Aug 23, 2018, 4:58 PM ]

As a child safe school it is important to remind families to make their children aware of staying safe in terms “Stanger Danger”. All parents are asked to remind their children not to respond to unknown persons if requested to go somewhere with them or to get in an unknown car.


Stranger Danger or Criminal Activity

If you are concerned about any incident which you believe may require police intervention please report this directly to them, as the police quite often have additional information which they can use to piece together an investigation. The process is that the police then liaise with the Department of Education and if required an alert is emailed out to the school community.


Dreamers Rock Band: Students and teachers were treated to a surprise performance at Monday’s assembly when the Dreamers Rock Band featuring: on guitars Ben Robb (Eleanor 4B and Milo 2G) and Lucas Welsh (Daisy 3C and Jesse PB); and on drums Darren Shaw (Nico Shaw 4D); and lead singer Simon Upstill (Lizzie 1W and Matthew 4B). Along with much encouragement of audience participation, they entertained us as part of the Music focus. We wish The Dreamers football team all the best in the Community Cup this coming Saturday. Be sure to come to Trevor Barker Oval, Sandringham, as we would love you to support our dads (and Mr Duckett and Miss Chisholm) and the BBPS participants in the half time sprinting and kicking competitions.

Athletics Carnival: What a fantastic day Tuesday was, with P-2 busy competing in tabloid sports on Windermere Oval and 3-6 enjoying a full day of events at the annual Athletics carnival. Thank you to Alison Coutts for organising the junior event, and congratulations to Josh Ancrum and all the staff for their commitment on the day. A big thank you to all the parents who helped run the event, and well done to Wilson and the winning parent relay team. Highlights included ….


“Playing real hungry hippos with our bodies because it challenged us to get all the balls” Phoebe

“I enjoyed the race track because you got to jump over the hurdles” Harry

“Naughts and crosses and throwing the ball up in the air were our favourite activities” Bell & Luca


“I enjoyed hanging out with my friends and doing 400m and 200m sprint” Matilda Mc

“I enjoyed long jump because I like jumping” Matilda T

“It was a great day to improve our skills and try our hardest. It was fun to see the dads, teachers and students at the end” Nico

“It was great to compete and have fun with my friends” Lola

Production: Students are busy rehearsing for our production, Home. A reminder that students need to bring their costumes to school on Monday, 27th August for a dress rehearsal. Please speak to your classroom teacher should you require further information. Grade 5 students, Isabella and Jeremy, shared with students at Monday’s assembly a wonderful reflection on each grade’s performance item. Please see article further on in the newsletter

Some Reminders

SRC Free Dress Day – Tomorrow (Friday 24th August)

All Students are encouraged to wear a sporting code jersey of their choice. The SRC will be collecting a gold coin for Mental Health. Thanks to Phoebe, Matt and the SRC for organising this and collecting on behalf of this very worthy cause.

Gaming and Social media

Fortnight is an online gaming site that presents a number of challenges to families. The article featured again in this week’s newsletter, is in response to a number of parents expressing concerns regarding the possible impacts.

School Start and Finish times

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 yard duty teachers after school until 3:45pm in Windermere, Exon and at the 2 minute pick up zone. 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 or will send them to After School Care.

Class Placement 2019: 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 that require consideration for class placement in 2019, please put these in writing and email the office by the end of this term, 21st of September.