Well done to the Year 4’s who completed their first bike education ride along the foreshore all the way to Catani Gardens, St Kilda on Wednesday. Led by Mr Ancrum and rounded up by Mr Duckett, students had the opportunity to practise the road skills they have been learning for the past two weeks. Many thanks to the parents who assisted on the day, and to the Year 5 team and parents who will be attending the bike ride on Friday …weather permitting.
On Tuesday, our school was filled with visitors as teachers and leaders from Malvern PS came to observe our teaching practices in reading across the school. This is a great opportunity to build relationships with other schools so that best practice can be shared.
Year 3 were visited by Year 9 Brighton Secondary College students, who led the students in a series of activities, aimed at engaging students through personal interest and hands-on learning.
“Making the kite was fun, we had to time whose kite stayed the longest in the air” Louis
“I got to do some cooking with icing, which was fun because the teenagers taught us through games” Archie
“The learning was lots of fun. It was fun learning from other students, not just our teachers” Melissa
As part of the Term 4 alternative program that takes place in Year 6 at this time of year, students continued this week to visit Hamble Court Nursing Home, where they have the opportunity to work with the residents on a variety of activities including arts & crafts and even bingo!
If you are still after a production DVD now is your chance! Relive the twists and turns of James, Maggie and Rose's journey through time in the BBPS 2018 school production of Home.
The closing date to order is Tuesday 27th November. If you wish to purchase one, click here
DVD's will be available to collect in the first week of December.
Thanks to all the families who filled our hall on Tuesday for Hugh’s Resilience Project presentation. With a focus on empathy, Hugh reminded us of the importance of considering the perspective of others and of recalling at the end of each day three things that went well. He shared examples of the benefits of reducing anxiety by keeping a journal and doing this for 21 days. Feedback from our community has been extremely positive, and we look forward to furthering our opportunities to work with Hugh and Martin next year.
Please be aware and monitor the three main crossings that lead to our school – Exon Street, Windermere and New Street. While these crossings are supervised between 8.00am – 9.00am and 3.00pm – 4.00pm, students are often crossing outside of these times. We ask that you are vigilant in ensuring your child is safe.
What a pleasure it was at this week’s assembly to be treated to an array of celebrations – from classroom learning by PT, ICAS award winners – congratulations to you all!, a variety of musicians – from piano to koto (a Chinese traditional instrument) to our Year 5 rock band. Be sure to join us at our Monday assemblies in the hall at 2:50pm for this student led weekly event.
When learning more about Kai and Go’s performance using the koto, Go shared these facts:
It is an instrument from China, used thousands of years ago
He has learnt this instrument since the start of the year and his brother Kai, and mum, also play it
He enjoys making different sounds and different songs
When reading the music, you read from the back to the front, right to left and the numbers tell you what string to play
The more strings on the koto, the harder the level
Don’t forget to jump onto our new school website, and enter our competition ‘Where’s Franz?’ via the google form, as was shared via Compass and in last week’s newsletter.
Website link https://www.brightonbeachps.vic.edu.au/
Google form link https://goo.gl/forms/DNjLOgi2rsQID3m32
Soiree change of date
Please note a change of date to our musical soiree, due to a clash with Year 6 camp. The new date is Tuesday, December 4th at 5pm.
Saturday is the state election. We will be holding a BBQ at school between 10-2pm. Please come along for our vote, and support the cause.
Year 6 Camp
We wish our Year 6 team well as they head off to Canberra early Monday morning for school camp. Students are due to return Thursday evening.
We look forward to seeing you all at our annual Christmas Party on Friday, 30th November. Please see the flyer in this week’s newsletter for details.