State here we come!!! Great job hockey champs
A huge congratulations to the BBPS Dreamers for their valiant effort on the football field against Brighton PS in the annual Brighton Community Cup. Stepping onto the field with outstanding enthusiasm and copious amounts of strapping tape, our team represented the BBPS community spirit brilliantly. On a particularly windy afternoon, the dogged determination of our team was not reflected in the final result, however Lucas Welsh was gracious in defeat and handed the cup (which we have had safely in our keeping for the last three years) to the captain of the winning Brighton PS team. A special thank you to Lucas Welsh, Darren Shaw, Scotty Bayes, Graham Davis, and all members of the BBPS community who get behind our mighty Dreamers and all that the day entails each year.
Chloe, Grade 1 “I loved cheering everyone on. I was a cheer leader and we did a special cheer at half time”
Max, Grade 1 “My highlight was when my dad marked the ball, I cheered like crazy”
Charlie, Grade 1 “I felt proud that my dad played really well”
Peter, Grade 3 “I enjoyed running around with my friends and getting on the field at half time”
Camille “It was great dad played and didn’t get injured. I enjoyed seeing my friends”
BBPS students participated in their first ever Maths Olympiad, led by our sport captains Ben and AJ. After a series of Maths tasks – including worded problems and fluency speed tests – maths teams, representing their houses, competed for first position. The winning house will be announced at our next assembly. Congratulations to all students who took part in this event, and thank you to Meg Read for supporting the Year 6 leaders.
Will, Year 4 “It was really fun because it was pretty hard and fun to compete against other houses”
Nicholas, Year 4 “It was fun to work as a house. I felt really good joining in”
Sophie, Year 4 “I wasn’t expecting to do it as a team and the final round was hard. It was surprising to compare answers with other teams”
AJ: Year 6 “It went really well. We were really organised which helped”
Congratulations to our choir, who visited Black Rock PS on a ‘choir exchange’ this week. Our choirs performed for each other, shared songs and enjoyed a shared interest in music. Thanks to Sally Wickes and Alison Coutts for supporting the children.
David Anderson worked with a large number of parents on Monday night, exploring key concepts on parenting in the 21st Century. David invited us to consider what is under the ice cap – it’s not just reacting to what you see on the surface, but understanding what else might be going on. His key messages to support parents when talking to your children were:
Resist the urge to react and take the time to inquire
Listen and use questions
Walk in their shoes (show empathy)
Model the behaviours you are looking for
It is the parents job to negotiate and formulate the family rules (not the child)
He further recommended the following resources:
John Marsden’s latest book- The Art of Growing Up
David will facilitate a follow up session on the use of language when he visits our school again at the end of this year.
If you were unable to attend this one, fear not. Lael Stone, in partnership with The Resilience Project, will be running an Aware Parenting session on Tuesday, September 10th. Compass Event to be released early next week, see the newsletter for more details.
A team of ten Year 6 students, including our ICT and Coding Captains, embarked on a three month digital technology project, beginning with a launch day at South Melbourne Park PS. Students had the opportunity to build relationships with our Beachside network schools, and start the process in designing a digital prototype that responds to a local community issue. Watch this space. Many thanks to Naomi Beales who is supporting the action team with this project.
Upstanders (Formerly known as Bullystoppers)
Today our Year 5 Upstanders participated in their own leadership forum, engaging in a range of workshops focusing on developing positive mental health and wellbeing. Driven by the student body, this team (which includes 4 other Beachside schools) has decided to now be called the ‘Upstanders’ reflecting their overlaying purpose – to educate others about standing up and taking action against bullying behaviours. See next week’s newsletter for reflections from this team.
A reminder to join us tomorrow morning at 7.45am for our Father’s Day Breakfast – a great opportunity to celebrate our dads, uncles, grandfathers.
As advertised via Compass and our newsletter, the Father’s Day Stall will also be taking place. Many thanks to the Year 3 and 4 PA teams for leading these events.
Coming Up next week
Art Show: our bi-annual Art Show takes place next week, Tuesday to Thursday. See our newsletter for more details. Highlights include the official opening at 5pm on Tuesday 3rd September, and Grandparents lunch and ‘private viewing’ on Wednesday 4th September.
Student Led Conferences
Please sign up via Compass Conferences for an opportunity to meet in a three-way interview with your child and teacher. SLCs are on Tuesday 3rd September, 3:30-7pm
Class Placement 2020
Each year we invite parents to share particular concerns that may assist to inform class placements for next year. Should your child have particular learning needs that require consideration for class placement in 2020, please put these in writing and email email@example.com the office by the end of this term, 20th of September. Please also notify the office if your child will not be returning to BBPS for 2020.