Year 3 Camp
Camp is a fantastic opportunity for children to experience being away from home, providing an opportunity to further build relationships with their peers. At the end of last term Year 3 went to Camp Oasis. See below for some reflections on the experience:
“I enjoyed the flying fox or archery the best because we had to use a lot of aiming and the flying fox was just fun” Ollie
“I enjoyed finding out our cabins, and playing the shoe game” Lily
“I learnt about people from school and being in a cabin helped made us better friends” Slade
“I learnt easier ways to make new friends and about what it feels like to be away from home for 3 days and two nights” Zara
“Camp was fund because we got to do lots of activities and I got to sleep on the top bunk” Charlie
Don’t forget that the annual Book Fair is on next week in the CLC – a great opportunity to purchase some great books. See the flyer in this newsletter for details.
Year 4 Camp
Year 4’s are currently enjoying their three day camp to Camp Jungai, participating in a plethora of activities, including the possum pull, canoeing and first people’s cultural activities. Thanks to Kirsten Braun to coordinating the event, and to all the teachers who attended and supported the students. Students are due to return tomorrow, Friday 19th October at 4.00pm
The Koalas and Kangaroos from St Peter’s Kindergarten have had a number of visits to BBPS this term, relishing the opportunity to visit our school library, have a play on the Exon playground, and a chance to visit the prep classrooms. St Mary’s Kindergarten will be visited by our grade 4 students later this term. Our official orientation program begins next week, Wednesday 24th October at 9.15am. During this first session, students will work with the current prep teachers, while parents are invited to an information session in the hall.
Incursions and Excursions
Students across the Junior school have already engaged in a number of incursions and excursions this term. Last week Preps enjoyed a trip to Collingwood Children’s Farm, and are soon to receive a visit from the local Fire Department as part of their inquiry focus. This week Grade 1 and 2 worked with Little Woodworkers to problem solve with wood. The experience of designing and making a bird feeder supports a focus on the STEAM curriculum across the school this term.
Student Led Conferences
Please check our parent information session dates and put them in your diary. Student Led Conferences will take place next Tuesday, 23rd October – a compass notification went out this week, with a link to the sign up session timetable.
Our school will be conducting a working bee on Sunday 28th November 9.00am-11am. Please come along to lend a hand. Children welcome, plenty of jobs for them to do!
Term 4 Parent Sessions
Please put these dates in your diary
Tuesday 23rd October
Student Led Conferences
Students have an opportunity to share their learning with their families, including a three-way interview between teacher, parent and student. Be prepared for a ‘new look’ session following a recent review of the process by teaching teams.
Sign up interview times to come start of term 4.
Thursday 1st November
Project Rockit: Cybersafety
Organised by the Bayside Council, this session for parents explores safe use of technology at home.
It is a free session.
To sign up, see the flyer in this newsletter.
Week 6 and 7
All week – both weeks
Bike Education – Grade 4 & 5
Students participate in a two week bike safety program. Parent helpers will be required to facilitate the sessions – more information to come in Term 4.
Tues 20th November
This parent session is a follow up from last year’s session, focusing on building resilience in our children through gratitude, empathy and mindfulness. Come and see Hugh van Cuylenburg share his personal stories.
Friday 7th December
Students will be sharing their learning journey in the area of STEAM with families, and demonstrating the key skills developed through Term 4’s learning project.