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Brighton Beach Primary School

19 Windermere Cresent

Brighton 3186, VIC


Term 2 Week 2

2 May 2019

CURRICULUM DAY TOMORROW – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Their Care will be operating for those families who would like to utilise this service.


Anzac Day Assembly

On Monday 6 B presented a very moving tribute to honour the ANZACS.

All students responded very respectfully to the traditional playing of the Last Post and the minute silence.

Isabella, Toby and Lucas shared personal family connections and students recited traditional poems and shared historic facts.

It was a very moving service and all adults present could not help but be impressed by our young leaders and each and every class.

Jana – it changed the way I thought about ANZAC Day.  For me it has more meaning because the Year 6 shared what their own connections were.

Matt – We could remember the people who fought for us and made our country safe

Zara – It made me feel like what it would have been like when people had to go

Archie – It was a good remembrance ceremony.  We can remember people who have fought to protect our country

Matt – The ANZAC ceremony was very original and the wreath was laid to help us remember.


Out and About with our Student leaders

Madi, Jack, Alice and Ramon attended a combined local schools leadership forum with Tim Wilson.

Students were acknowledged for their commitment to leadership and received encouragement in their efforts to take action and have an impact in leading initiatives at their schools. The students appreciated that acts as simple as taking a pride in your school and picking up rubbish models to other students what it takes to lead and to be responsible for contributing to the community culture you want to be known for.


House Cross Country

Yesterday’s warmer than usual autumn weather provided perfect conditions for our Year 3-6 students who competed today at Dendy Park. All students showed great resilience, as they did their best to finish the course and earn points for their respective houses. A big thank you to Josh Ancrum for organising the event along with all Year 3-6 teachers who supported the set up and running of the day. Thank you also to those parents who helped with marking the track and making sure students knew where to run.



Walk-a –Thon Results

Two classes were thrilled to be the recipients of the pizza party, recognition for their joint efforts in raising funds during our whole school walk-a-thon. 3B and 2G took out the coveted award. Students at each year level also received certificates.

The PA Team who coordinated the event and all parent helpers were also thanked, in particular Jenny and Viv. The funds raised will support the refurbishment of the front room opposite the office. The School Council Buildings and Grounds committee is currently gaining quotes for this very exciting project converting this space into a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) Maker Space. Once again we thank the generosity of the BBPS community supporting our kids in such events.


Religious Education

Several families have opted in for their children to do the lunch time Religious Education Program. Places are still available and Mrs Alison Coutts would like to finalise numbers so classes can commence next week. Spirro the instructor brings his guitar each week for students to join in.


Transition Year 6 to year 7 

Important InformationSchool zone information has been released to support all parents in making decisions for transition to year 7. Our school zone hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards. To visit the site, see: If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email


2020 Prep Enrolments

Please make sure that if you have a preppie starting in 2020 that we have your enrolment forms. If not please contact the office. On Wednesday 8th May, all prospective 2020 Prep Parents are invited to our “Prep Readiness Night” led by our skilled and intuitive Educational consultant David Anderson. This will be held at Brighton Beach Primary iin the CLC. R.S.V.P, to







Chess Club Update

Chess Club will take place every Monday lunchtime in the CLC (next to the Year Four classrooms).At this stage, Chess Club will run as a student led club, providing students with the opportunity to play chess with others from across all year levels.The school is currently seeking a new provider to deliver chess tutorials as part of our lunch time program. We are hoping to offer this program to the school community later in Term Two and will provide further details soon.


Year 5 Fundraiser

5T held a beachwear fundraiser on the final Wednesday of term 1 to raise much needed funds for the children of a small Brazillian community. Our school raised $468.55 to buy a year’s supply of toothpaste and toothbrushes to support the children of Jericoacoara to maintain basic dental health. Bom trabalho (good job) everyone!


Woolworths Earn and Learn

The school is once again participating In Woolworths Earn and Learn sticker collection. Every $10 spent at Woolworths earns you one sticker. The more stickers collected means new amazing equipment for our school. 

This starts today 1st of May until 25th June. The stickers are to be placed on the sheet the teachers will be handing out this week. 

Collection boxes have been placed, one at Woolworths Brighton, one at our school office and one at the prep room for you to drop off. Thank you all for you participation. Jen and Viv


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