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Term 3 Week 1

Flying the BBPS Flag

If you missed it, tune into Channel 9 news on Sunday for more reflections from members of our BBPS community. Many thanks to the Saraw family for their outstanding contributions.

Rish shared his feelings about making the learning fun, embracing the opportunities families have by being home together.

This connects with the thoughts of Steve Biddulph, parent educator, who talks about children “needing to get this memory in their bones, of feeling absolutely safe and secure, of mum and dad delighting in them and being there for them”. You continue to do a wonderful job, and we thank you for being out partners as we continue doing this together.

Paul Thompson, Grade 5 teacher, talked about this being a time in our lives where “we’re making history in education and this time we’re letting the students drive the learning”. And that really is the essence of what we are about at BBPS – putting the students first – always, and even more so during this pandemic. This is reflected in some of the tweaks to our program, outlined in the Parent Guide to Learning from Home 2.0, as shared last week via Compass.

Onsite Provision of Learning – Many thanks to our staff who embrace the dual role of the provision of home learning and also supporting those students who need to be on site. We appreciate that for some of our parents who work in essential services or who cannot work from home that using this option is of enormous assistance. We are grateful that parents are being genuinely discerning in utilising this option only as a last resort.

Semester One Reports will be accessible via Compass end of day Friday, 24th July (tomorrow).

Semester 1 reports are now ready to be downloaded under the "View Academic Reports" tab in Compass.

Useful parent resources from the DET can be found here:


Keeping check of your own wellbeing is as important during this time as anything else.

In two weeks time we will be hosting a parent session with the Resilience Project – focused on our wellbeing during COVID-19.

As you would be aware, The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs to schools, sports clubs and businesses and provide them with evidence based, practical strategies to build resilience and happiness. The Resilience Project has delivered programs to over 500 schools around the country and worked with many elite sporting teams including Australian cricket, netball and soccer, NRL and AFL clubs.

Programs delivered by The Resilience Project are based on the following strategies:

Gratitude - Appreciating what you have, not begrudging what you don’t. Empathy - Thinking of the needs of others/kindness.Mindfulness - Being present in the moment, not becoming distracted by unhelpful or negative thoughts.

During this presentation, Martin will share his experiences and combine them with practical strategies that can be implemented everyday to improve our overall wellbeing.

An advantage of lockdown? You can tune into this session from the comfort of your own home!

The Resilience Project (TRP) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Brighton Beach Primary School presents, 'Discovering Resilience' with Martin Heppell

Time: Aug 6, 2020 06:30 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 882 9891 4185

Passcode: TRP2020

We are very excited to launch a brand new learning program for home and the classroom: GEM TV!

Hosted by Martin Heppell at 11am each week-day, GEM TV will live-stream wellbeing activities from The Resilience Project – focusing on Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness, Emotional Literacy and Connection.

Following conversations with parents and teachers about some of the recent challenges we have all experienced, we wanted to expand TRP@HOME and our wellbeing resources to further support our Partnership schools.

GEM TV will launch at 11am next Monday the 27th of July.

  • GEM TV will see Martin run daily engaging activities for students

  • GEM TV will commence at 11am every day and run for 20 minutes

  • Season 1 of GEM TV will run until the 19th of August

  • Tune in via TRP@HOME – we’ll send a link on Monday morning at 9am

Information and resources for parents, carers and guardians

The coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for parents, carers and guardians page contains information and resources for parents and families.

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