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Brighton Beach Primary School

19 Windermere Cresent

Brighton 3186, VIC

Australia

Term 2 Week 3

9 May 2019

Mother’s Day Stall

Our Mother’s Day Stall was a great success – thank-you to all the families who participated. Special thanks to Chris Stott, the Year 1 Parents for overseeing the organisation of the stall, Viv Vlantis and Deidre Lewis for running the craft station in the Library.

We wish our school community a very happy Mother’s Day and hope that all our Brighton Beach mums, grandmas and friends have a lovely day on Sunday.

 

 

Spelling Bee

Once I made it through to the final round (the second round) I had around one week to practice. On the day I was extremely nervous. But I was relieved when it was over. I was also excited but mostly relived that there was no longer the pressure of getting the words right. I was proud of myself. Madison 6B

 

On the day of the spelling bee I was excited to compete. I hadn’t really practiced the words that much I had only quickly looked over them so that made me a bit nervous. I thought that it was a great experience to practise spelling and overall I really enjoyed it. Lauren 5C

 

The spelling bee was fantastic! This year BBPS was trialling something new. We were going to have a spelling bee. All of year 3-6 were included. The way it worked was that each classroom in year 3-6 would have a mini spelling bee and the person who got the most words right in each house would eat to go to the real spelling bee! Then all the year 3 house winners from the classroom would verse each other in the finals. Then the 4’s, then 5’s so on, and the winner of each year level would get a $10 canteen voucher and the runner up of each year level would get a $5 canteen voucher. It was an amazing experience and heaps of fun. The words were very hard and if you didn’t make the finals it was still extremely fun to watch the finalist. But the finalist were so very nervous up on the stage. Nonetheless I’m sure everyone had a blast! Ramon 6C

 

 

NAPLAN Reminder

 

Tuesday 14th May

Year 3 and 5: Writing

 

Wednesday 15th May

Year 3: Reading

Year 5: Reading

 

Thursday 16th May

Year 3 and 5: Language Conventions

 

Tuesday 20th May

Year 3 and 5: Numeracy

 

Cross Country

 

BBPS had a very successful 2019 cross country event at Dendy Park. The rain only just held off for us to compete all the races including the Year 3’s running in their very first cross country event.

“I really enjoyed the day, everyone did a great job and had lots of fun!” -Chris 6B

“It was a great day and everyone had a go!” -Georgina 5C

“Lina and I were walking in the rain just like the song “Singing in the Rain”, we had a great time walking around the track because of my broken ankle!” Cerys 6B

“Cerys had a broken ankle so we walked so we would complete course, we talked the entire time!” Lina 6C

 

Henry Lawson Writing Competition

 

Henry Lawson Writing competition winners! Today we received exciting news about some of our very talented Year 5 and 6 writers, who entered their short stories into the National Henry Lawson Writing Competition. Their intriguing stories will be in the upcoming Newsletters so stay tuned…

 

2nd: Ruby – The Library That Comes to Life

Highly Commended: Amy - Twisted

Highly Commended: Madison– The Beginning of an Ending

 

Here is what the girls had to say...

 

“My original story was really different to what I ended up doing but I am really happy I chose this idea because it was so much fun to write!” Ruby 5T

 

“I guess at the end when we published our pieces I wasn’t really sure if mine was that great, but now I realise it was!” Amy 6C

 

“My original piece was too long, so I had to come up with something at the last minute! I was a bit stressed but now I'm really happy. I still want to finish off my original piece and then send it off to a publisher” Madison 6B

 

Congratulations!

 

 

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