Student initiatives: At BBPS we value student voice and support students to initiate and lead our community in events that they are passionate about. This term the grade 6 leaders are planning social action projects to raise awareness about topics such as sustainability, human rights, gun laws and bullying.
Congratulations to the Litter Legends and Digi Tech teams who led our Nude Food Friendship lunch on Friday.
Student Reflection: Cerys & Tess, Year 6 - Last Friday, November 1st, was the school’s Nude Food Picnic. The aim of the day was to encourage students to be more environmentally aware about littering and the impact of plastic on our environment. We challenged students to pack a ‘butt naked’ lunch box that had as little plastic in it as possible. Then at 12.30pm to celebrate everyone’s efforts, we gathered together in our friendship groups and played games with an environmental twist. Some of these were; ‘Compost the Egg (Egg and Spoon Race), ‘Rubbish, Rubbish, Recycle’ (Duck, Duck, Goose) and ‘Race to the Bin’ (3-Legged Race). Everyone bravely faced the scorching hot weather to enjoy some of the fun games and we called an early lunch to help us cool and eat our wrapper-less lunches with our cross-level friendship groups. This day was led by the Year 6 Digi Tech team who is working together on a project to ‘Make BBPS not a mess’. Our next step for the project is to keep spreading the enviro message through more fun activities including coding a rubbish-sorting game, a ‘Fun Theory’ bin being designed to entice bin usage, and a catchy music video featuring some our favourite ‘famous’ assembly presenters.
Outstanding leadership Ben and Charlie (Grade 3), who ran our first ever Downball Competition 3-6, supported by the SRC. Many thanks to Mr Thompson for helping with this initiative.
What worked well:
Ben: There was a winner but there wasn’t a big fight. Most people were really resilient if they didn’t win.
Charlie: That it actually happened and everyone enjoyed it.
How did it feel when you completed it?
Ben: Really happy, it took a lot of time to organise and it was very stressful, so it was a relief when it was completed.
Charlie: I just felt relieved that it all worked!
Who will be in the final round versus Mr Duckett and Mr Thompson:
From grade 3: James C and Will
From grade 4: Jett and Charlie H
From grade 5: Felix I and Jack H
From grade 6: Bailey and Jeremy
Respectful Relationships – an update: Respectful relationships is a part of the Department of Education curriculum. It became a core component of the Victorian curriculum in 2016, based on the Royal Commission into family violence which identified the critical role that schools and early childhood education have in creating a culture of respect and equality for future generations.
At BBPS we embed respectful relationships into our learning community through social and emotional learning (SEL). Across all levels F – 6 students participate in age appropriate activities that build their awareness of themselves and others. Topics such as: Emotional Literacy; Personal Strengths; Positive Coping; Problem Solving; Stress Management; Help Seeking; Gender and Identity; and Positive Gender Relationships are a part of the program.
In 2020 BBPS will work together to support students and the community in building knowledge around gender bias and positive gender relationships. We celebrate our acceptance as a Lead School in the Respectful Relationship Community of Practice. Our network includes schools from the Catholic, independent and public sectors.
Working together, the community of BBPS can lead the way in saying yes to respect and equality, and creating genuine and lasting change, so that every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
Bunning Sausage Sizzle: It’s still not too late to sign up and help at the Bunnings Moorabbin Sausage Sizzle this Saturday. Please sign up using the link below, thanks to the families who have already volunteered their time. https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2878892/false#/invitation
Policy Review: Our ICT User Agreement and eSmart Policy are due for review – these policies support the safe practices of students in our community when using devices for learning. Please see attached draft policies and provide any feedback to Kim Ancrum and the School Council Education Sub-committee by Monday, 11th November.
Upstanders: We wish our Upstanders all the best for next week’s movie premiere at Dendy Cinema. We look forward to hearing your reflections next week. For Grade 5 parents of the Upstanders team, don’t forget to purchase your premiere tickets, as outlined via the link
Remembrance Day Assembly: Please note that there is no end of day assembly next Monday. Students will be participating in a Remembrance Day assembly on Monday at 10:45am, led by the Grade 4 team.