PA Christmas Party
What a wonderful way to end our year – with the celebration that took place (albeit shortened thanks to the weather) on Friday night on Windermere Oval. Thank you to the many parent volunteers, led by members of our PA, for ensuring this event was a success. As the rain poured in and we quickly had to pack up, it was not a truer depiction of the community spirit here at BBPS with many members lending a hand. Thank you.
Jonty 6B – I liked the coin toss although I didn’t win anything but my brother did
Archie 1W – My favourite was the lucky jars and the coin toss although I didn’t win but Lucy did and she shared her prize with everyone
Amy 6C –It was really fun and I got to hang out with all my friends until the rain
Bailey 1A – I won the Oreo coin toss
Tess Prep W – I liked watching the dad’s footy team bring out Santa
Year 6 Canberra Camp:
Lexi - I really enjoyed going to the AIS and seeing where all the athletes do all their sports.
AJ - My favourite part was seeing the thinking behind how the Canberra landscape was designed at the National Exhibition
Milly - I loved Questacon, especially the drop slide because it was thrilling.
Elyse - the best part about the camp site was the pool because we got to play games and splash each other.
Bell K - I found it really fun exploring our cabins because they were like little houses.
Representation and support for BBPS
Our local representatives, both state and federal are active within the community and have a presence at BBPS in all sorts of ways. Tim Wilson and James Newbury were at the Remembrance Day Service as was the Mayor. Tim also changed his schedule and met with the year six students to welcome us to Parliament House in Canberra last Tuesday. James responded to our invitation and attended the Year 5 Upstanders Film Premier at Dendy Cinemas. He shared the importance of this program at both the local and state level in his role as the Member for Brighton. Nina Taylor, Labor Member for the Southern Metropolitan Region, came to visit our school and was impressed by our historical origin as the Orphanage School and how this inspired our students to write the script for our 2018 Musical Production ‘Home’!
Stranger Danger – Compass Alerts
All parents will have received the alert regarding an incident that was reported to the school. This is an example of how our community works together to ensure all our children remain safe. Whilst it is not about being an alarmist, it is important that we give our students the knowledge and skills to be aware and to be able to respond appropriately as was done in this case.
All the local schools work together and share this vital information.
Bayside Dance Off
Congratulations to our three dancing teams who competed in last week’s annual Dance Off at Hampton Primary School. Last Thursday students from Brighton Beach Primary School competed in the 2019 Bayside Dance Off. Each group had to choose a song and choreograph their own routine. The competition was against other schools from the Bayside area and the categories were Grades P -2, 3-4 and 5-6. Congratulations to all of our performers who did a fantastic job!
Grade 1: Asher, Harper, Ruby, Milla, Bailey and Olivia
Grade 4: Lily and Mary
Grade 5: Dusty, Lauren C and Lauren B. Congratulations to the Grade 5 group who were awarded equal first place in the Grade 5/6 category. Well done everyone!
Many thanks to Sally Wickes and Megan Craig for helping this event, along with the parents who supported our competitors.
A night of nights, opened by the choir launched lots of budding musicians and future pop stars. There was a wide variety of determined drumming, an array of groups and ensembles, beautiful solo performances and ‘a microphone situation’ (according to Chloe)! We were all smiles non-the-less!
Finlay and Ariella were magnificent as our comperes and hosted a fluid program that enabled groups to set up whilst the audience was entertained with solo performances.
Phil kept rhythm for each of the percussionists and reassured groups by coaching them with their timing. Some pianists had to be flexible as they discovered the non-operational B flat key and took to the stage to use the other piano.
Lauren our newly introduced singing teacher guided solo, duo and group performances. The numerous angelic voices were an inspiration for the future of singing at BBPS.
All in all the performances highlighted the diversity of our flourishing music program and the number of students who are building their musical knowledge, performance skills and talents.
Many thanks must got to Sally Wickes, Phil, Paul (Rednotes) and Lauren (Sing Star Academy) and choir accompanist Alison Coutts, who have all done an amazing job this year. Thank you to the staff who supported the evening, Esther Yamada, Alice Mareska, Alison Coutts and Kirsten Braun. A huge thanks to the parents, grandparents and friends who attended and enthusiastically applauded all the genuine efforts of our students. You hopefully will have some priceless photos and videos to treasure
Friday, 6th December 2:30-3:30pm Join us tomorrow for a celebration of our whole school STEAM inquiry focus this term – where classes have explored concepts of design and make, force and motion. See flier for details, in particular the finale Wacky Race – Senior School Go-Kart Show.
Parent Morning Tea:
Please join the staff in the staffroom at 11-11:30am for a thank you morning tea, our opportunity to say thanks for your contributions to our school this year!