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posted Sep 5, 2018, 10:58 PM by BBPS School

Production

“The longer a child can remain a child, the better an adult they will be”

 

What a spectacular student-centred event Monday night was – congratulations to all students, teachers and parents involved in the making and performing of our 2018 Production ‘Home’. It was a night of celebration as all grades acted, sang and danced their way through the night, following the story of James, Rose and Maggie (Spencer, Amy and Lucy) as they made their way through the decades back to their parents. A special thank you to Sally Wickes for her organisation and creative vision. Our production takes place every two years, and both grade 5 and 6 students have an integral role in its making each time. Well done to this year’s Grade 5/6 main cast and writing team.

In the words of our stars ….

 

 “I think everyone enjoyed it. I was excited at the start, it was really fun” Pieter, Grade 3

“I really enjoyed watching everyone else perform. I was surprised by the costumes” Clara, Grade 4

“This year’s production was really good because it included lots of people in many different roles” Nick, Grade 5

“A big thank you to everyone who helped out, especially Miss Wickes – it was planned really well and we were well prepared because of all the rehearsals” Elyse & Jess, Grade 5

“There were lots of funny parts, like special appearances by people like Mr Armstrong” Anson, Grade 6

“Compared to when I was younger, this time I had a lot more confidence and I was more coordinated” Josh, Grade 6

“Words to describe the production: amazing, fun, happiness, nervous but excited at the same time” Molly, Grade 6


Please see Leila’s reflection (Grade 2) on the production in this week’s newsletter.


Resilience Project

Last week, students were treated to another session with the Resilience Project. This time, Hugh, worked with students to reflect on what makes them grateful in life and ways that they can show kindness (empathy) to others.  Hugh will be conducting a parent session in Term 4, Tuesday 20th November so keep an eye out in the newsletter for more details.


Parent Association – a big thank you!

It has been a busy few weeks for the PA, what with the organisation of the Community Cup (go Dreamers!), Father’s Day breakfast and stall (featuring Star Wars invaders) and to cap it off, a highly successful Bunnings BBQ fundraiser at Moorabbin on Saturday, September 1st. A big thank you for the tireless effort that our parent’s consistently contribute towards the community culture at BBPS.


Life Education Van

Students have been participating in programs led by Harold and the Life Education Van.

Prep, Grade 1 – Harold’s Friendship: how to build friendships and care for others

Grade 2 – Safety Rules: recognising safe and unsafe places and people they can go to for help

Grade 3 & 4 – Be Cyberwise: cyber safety, ethics and building positive relationships online

Grade 5 & 6 – Relate, respect, connect: understanding how to respect ourselves and others, and strategies to maintain friendships both on and offline

 

Parent Opinion Survey

The closing date for the online Parent Opinion Survey has been extended to Sunday 9 September 2018. Parents can submit completed online surveys until 11:59PM Sunday 9 September 2018.


Thank you for your school participation in the 2018 online survey


Questions?

  • Should you have any technical queries regarding the “Your School, Your Say” portal, please do not hesitate to contact ORIMA Research on 1800 654 585 (toll free), or by email: pos@orima.com

  • Should you have any participation or general survey-related queries, please contact the Department by email:  parentopinion.survey@edumail.vic.gov.au

Congratulations – Emma Baldwin

It is with both sadness and excitement that we congratulate Emma Baldwin on her new appointment as Assistant Principal at Tucker Road Primary School. Emma will begin her role in Term 4 and we will farewell Emma at Assembly on Monday, 17th September at 2:45pm, for those wishing to attend.



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