Welcome back everyone! Listening to the recounts that students have shared, the term holidays have provided a great break and we are ready for our final term of 2018.
There are a number of exciting events taking place this term, keep an eye out on the Compass Calendar for details. Some things to look out for:
Whole school events – Student Led Conferences, Book Fair, Halloween Disco, STEAM expo, BBPS Christmas Party
School camps and excursions – Year 1/2 Little Woodworkers incursion, Year 2 sleepover, Year 4 Camp Jungai, Year 6 Canberra Camp
Learning – Prep 2019 orientation, Prep Fire Safety education, Year 3 I-day on Fridays, Year 4/5 Bike Ed, Year 5 Bullystoppers Challenge
Transition program for 2019 preppies and their parents.
Wow, what a term!
On Wednesday, Naomi Beales, Kirsten Braun and the Year 3 team led a highly informative session about the details of our 1:1 i-pad program, in preparation for grade 3 beginning their i-day once a week this term. Supported by students and parents, information was provided about the purpose behind our program, key learning linked to the Digital Technologies curriculum, and useful apps and advice for cybersafety in the home. Keep an eye out in the newsletter over the coming weeks for a series of entries outlining cybersafety tips for the home.
Here is what some Year three students shared about the commencement of iDay in preparation for year 4
Millie: I liked how the students from the higher grades shared the rules in their house. I don’t have an iPad in our whole family. After the meeting my mum and I googled ‘touch typing’. We found an App that is free and doesn’t even need a password. I have tried it already. I love it, it is really fun.
Alice: I am really excited about the App list.
Steffi: I am excited about having an iPad. My mum hasn’t let me have one yet. I think it will be educational. I am not sure what I will do on it yet.
Nicholas: I am excited about the iPads when I am in year 4. I usually use my mum’s and that’s the one I will bring in for iDay.
Felix: I am excited about having the iPads because I won’t have to do so much handwriting. Also, hopefully we are going to learn how to touch-type
Kingston Division Finals
Congratulations to all the students who competed at the Regional Division Athletics Carnival this week. We had a total of 14 students compete in a range of events. Well done to Amy and Leo who have made it to Regionals.
World Teacher’s Day
Teachers were so appreciative of the efforts of the parents and students of our school community who catered most beautifully for a delicious morning tea and lunch. The presentation by the Year 6 students who took up the MKR challenge was a particular highlight. Many thanks to all parents who supported Deidre in coordinating and providing food for the day. Heartfelt thanks from all the teaching staff at BBPS.
Term 4 Parent Sessions
Please put these dates in your diary