Bullystoppers Year 5 Launch
Year 5’s participated in the annual launch for the Bullystoppers’ Community Project for 2019 – ‘Create a movie about creating a positive online space’. Facilitated at BBPS by teachers from our network schools, including Hampton PS, Sandringham PS, Sandringham East PS, Beaumaris North PS and Jackie Aitken from Youth Services, Bayside Council. One hundred year five students worked in teams to collaborate and co-create the parameters for the project. Thanks to Megan Craig for coordinating this event.
Lauren C – “It sounds exciting and it’s going to be fun working with everyone in the Bullystoppers team”
Hugh – “I’m looking forward to making our movie”
Maureen – “I can’t wait to star in a movie that will feature at Dendy Cinema”
Jai – “It’s going to be great getting to know students from the other schools better”.
Henry Lawson Writing Competition
Congratulations to Madi, Ruby and Amy for their efforts in this year’s national writing competition, entered by all students in Year 5 and 6 in Term 1. See this week’s Bayside Leader for a celebration of their success.
Ruby – “A highlight was editing and going back and changing parts of my story based on the advice given by Mr T. He read over my piece lots of times and gave feedback.”
Amy – “I found that the brainstorming phase was helpful in the writing process. In particular, I found it useful responding to a picture that Miss Chisholm gave us through writing.”
Madi – “I feel proud that I could come up with a story worthy of recognition that was within the expected word limit!”
Driver Safety and Parking on Exon
Parking: Our neighbours who live close to the school, appreciate the peak hour times of morning and afternoon drop off/pick up and the pressure on families to park. We cannot presume that parking over driveways and leaving cars unattended because ‘it should only take a minute’… is in any way acceptable. As a school community the school 5R values apply to us as adults, equally as they do to the children. More importantly as the adults we are modelling the courtesy and respect that needs to be a natural part of how we operate as a caring society.
So please be respectful and DO NOT PARK OVER NEIGHBOURS’ DRIVEWAYS BLOCKING THEIR ACCESS.
When driving in the vicinity of the school please be vigilant and mindful of pedestrians. We remind drivers leaving Exon onto Butler St then onto Dendy St to please enter cautiously, respecting the rights of pedestrians crossing at all times.
Parent Event – Many thanks to Carolyn Atwill!
Team PA are doing a mighty job coordinating the fundraising events that are scheduled through School Council in advance each year.
Quite naturally over time the opportunity to think differently about events and to take into consideration changing times and the pressures and constraints on busy families enables unexpected changes that prove to be highly successful. A huge thank you to Carolyn for taking the opportunity to take on the mid-winter parent social function and to the many families who took part and had a great night. See the photos and many thanks to Mira who was the volunteer photographer on the night. According to feedback- ‘…it was lots of fun and the money is going to our great school!’
District Cross Country
Well done to all students who competed in the Division Cross Country last week, and well done to the students who were successful in moving through to the District level. Students competed today at the next level.
Try a little Kindness
Lawson - At the start of the year I was inspired by a boy at Little Aths who had done the greatest shave, so I decided to do my own fundraiser called Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow. My fundraiser over the month of May would raise money for Dementia Australia as I have an aunty who suffers from it. Over the month, my mum took funny pictures of me and my hair and put them on Instagram. Thanks to lots of kind people I was able to raise over $1300. At the end of the month I shaved my hair off and I had a smile on my face the whole time.
First Aid in Schools
St John Ambulance Victoria will visit our school on Thursday 13th June to deliver their free First Aid in Schools Program to our students. The program has taken an innovative approach to ensure all First Aid lessons are a fun and interactive experience for students of all learning capabilities. Trained St John presenters lead students through tailored sessions on the importance of First Aid and what to do in the event of a medical emergency. Our junior students learn about how to identify when there is an emergency, keeping themselves safe, and how to call for an ambulance. Senior students learn about delivering CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and the things they can do to assist in an emergency.
Inclusion and Diversity Policy
Please see the attached new school policy, as directed to all Education State schools by the DET. Please provide any feedback to Kim Ancrum at firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday, 12th June.
Wear a beanie to school tomorrow, Friday 7th June and bring a gold coin to donate to MND.