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Term 1 Week 7

STOMP Cultural Dance - BBPS students had a fantastic time in their dance workshops run by STOMP Dance Company. These workshops focused on introducing students to various aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through combining dance and storytelling. Students learned about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life from Pieta, a Bungala-Kukatha girl from SA, who grew up in Darwin and has been adopted both into the Yolngu and Walpiri Mobs.

STOMP – Prep students drew reflections after attending the performance.

Harry, POP “My drawing is of an Aboriginal person and he’s holding a boomerang”

Veronika, POP “We got to dance and we had to copy the actions”

Jackson, POP “I liked doing the dancing. The music was slow”

Regional Swimming - Congratulations to all students who competed this week in the Regional Swimming, taking place yesterday at Carnegie Swim Centre.

Harper 5C & Hamish 5S, competed in the relay with Ash and Ollie: “We came 2nd, we tried our hardest. Next year we might do it even better”

Miller, 5C “50 metres didn’t feel like 50 metres”

Belis, 5C “We were excited and swam like a shark was chasing us. We came first again in our relay and hope to go a step further than we did last year”

David Anderson parent session TONIGHT - Join us tonight, David will be running his follow up Parent Session - focussed on our use of language as parents and how to listen, inquire and provide meaningful feedback that supports our children to self-regulate and be resilient. Please come along to the CLC at 6.00pm.

PARENT REPS – We need you! - Parents, we need you! It is that time of year again, where we call upon volunteers to step up as our Parents Reps for 2020. Parent Reps are such a fundamental part of the relationship between home and school. They give their time to support their child’s class and teacher, by keeping parents involved and connected to the happenings at BBPS. We are eternally grateful for everything they do and look forward to working closely with our new 2020 Reps over the course of the year. So if you’re interested, please see the information in the ‘Class Reps Wanted’ flyer in this newsletter.

Girl’s Footy Team Curtain Raiser - After winning the AFLW 9’s Footy Tournament, the Year 5/6 girl’s footy team have won the honour of playing in the Curtain Raiser of the women’s AFL round 6 match, Tigers vs St Kilda. During this pre-match entertainment our girls’ team, consisting of Lucy, Maureen, Lola, Ruby R, Georgina B, Jhana, Polly, Catia, Jaime, Dusty and Hannah from Year 6 and Milly, Georgina P, Mary V and Ivy from Year5, will be playing off against another tournament winning team from a different division. Come down and support the girls at RSEA Park in Moorabbin, this Saturday the 14th March, for a 3.000pm kick off.

What we are grateful for - During our annual Welcome BBQ event, one of the highlights was the Feel Good Tent set up for the community to practise gratitude, empathy and mindfulness. With sensory experiences and grateful slips, everyone got involved with the feel good vibes. Some of the things people shared they were grateful for included:

I am grateful for…

  • Friends and family and potatoes!

  • The tennis lesson today

  • No rain today

  • My mum

  • Trees because they give us air!

  • For spaghetti

  • Baking cookies and sharing them with my family

  • Food

  • My parents

  • Pigs and pug dogs

  • Having a roof over my head

  • Sitting on the couch with my family and watching TV

  • Having a movie night at home

  • Coming to the BBQ

  • Finding my stone

  • Fun at BBPS

Spelling Bee next week - This week classes have been stretching their spelling muscles and getting involved in grade level preliminary rounds of our spelling bee. These rounds narrow down representatives from each House who will represent their year level in the big spelling bee finals held in the Hall, on Wednesday 18th March. Parents are welcome to attend, the times are below.

9:15-10:15am - Grade 3

11:30-12:30pm - Grade 6

12:30-1:30pm - Grade 4

2:30-3:30pm - Grade 5

Kitchen Garden Working Bee - We’re inviting everyone to come to our next Working Bee on Sunday 22nd March to help spruce up our Kitchen Garden. A great opportunity for getting in some Sunday morning exercise and build relationships with other members of the school community. If you can make it, please bring your children, a wheelbarrow and a spade. If you can just bring yourself, we can share school barrows etc. Any help is appreciated, even if you can spare one hour during that time. Please notify the school if you can make it.

Leadership Assembly on Monday - This coming Monday, the 16th March, we invite the community to come and join us for the annual Student Leadership Badge assembly. This special assembly officially introduces our 2020 Student Leadership team, both Grade 6 and the 2020 SRC, to the school community. With the focus being on what leadership means to the students, they will receive their badge and well wishes from the community. Please come along to join us in the celebration at 2.45pm, held in the school Hall.

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