Southern FM Radio
Every second Thursday, our Media Captains, Summer and Ben, and Amy Chisholm, take their seat behind the mic to host our morning radio session. Last week, guest presenters included Mila (School Captain), Phoebe (SRC Secretary) and Rhys (Vice-Captain for Wilson). The group discussed a variety of topics including their STEAM inquiry, titled MKR Challenge, where teams need to grow a plant based on the permaculture design principles, design a menu that showcases their plant and then participate in a “cook off’ challenge. The students also discussed their role in talking to prospective 2019 parents as part of Brighton Beach Primary School’s Prep Transition program.
We asked Summer and Ben to reflect on their role as Media Captains for 2018.
As the year has gone by our confidence has grown.
At the start of the year we were a bit nervous before each show, we were not confident to talk on air and Miss Chisolm had to prompt us quite a bit. Now we run the show, we’re not nervous before hand and can talk freely.
What have you learnt?
B-This experience has helped us to feel more confident with public speaking.
S- I never wanted to speak in assembly but now the butterflies have gone and I feel confident to speak in front of others.
B-I would encourage people to put their hand up for this role. There is so much to it. You get lots of opportunities to talk to members of the school community and take on roles such as supporting school photos.
Describe a highlight
S- My favourite segment that we designed has been ‘Joke Time’. We encourage people to call the radio station and tell jokes.
B- I enjoyed interviewing Matthew and Spencer and we talked about Guide Dogs. It stands out as a highlight because Franz was in and he kept talking and barking during the interview and I actually learnt a lot about the Guide Dog Association and what it involves.
S- I enjoyed our very first interview with the school captains. It was a highlight for me because I didn’t know what to expect from the interview and I learnt a lot from the experience for future interviews.
Thank you to the parents and member of the school community who continue to support this process and valuable learning experience for our students.
Professional Learning Walks
Last Thursday a team of teachers from Elsternwick PS and Cheltenham PS visited BBPS to observe the teaching of reading. This process is part of our involvement in a Beachside Network project, aimed at building connections across schools to reflect on best practice. Hosted by Vanessa Gadea and Alice Mareska, visiting teachers provided feedback about the obvious consistency across classrooms at our school, and the high level of engagement shown by all students. Our teachers will have the opportunity to also visit our partner schools in the coming weeks. Ongoing professional development is a highly valued part of our school culture to ensure that innovative best practice takes place in our classrooms.
Year 4 Kinder Visits
This week, Year 4 visited one of our local feeder kindergarten, St Mary’s Preschool, as an opportunity to share learning and make connections before students start in prep next year. See below for student reflections:
Hugh – I enjoyed meeting my buddy and reading a book to them. It was fun when we built a fortress together. Next year, I look forward to seeing them and having a chat.
Mary – I enjoyed reading and painting with my buddy. We also played outside.
Jaimie – I enjoyed meeting the kinder kids because I use to go to that kinder and it was special to go back as a year four student and see how the kinder had changed.
Ella – I enjoyed being responsible for telling them what it would be like when they go to primary school. It was sweet to see how they felt about us. They thought we were “big kids” from the “big school”.
Keira – My highlight was reading my story to my buddy. When I was reading the story, my buddy’s smile grew bigger and bigger as I read on.
Please find attached to this week’s newsletter the Mandatory Reporting policy for your review. This policy must be reviewed annually as part of our commitment to the Child Safe Standards. Please provide feedback to Kim by Monday, 12th November.
Please note that next Monday’s assembly (Nov 12) will be led by Year 4s for our whole school Remembrance Day tribute. Assembly begins at 2:50pm.