Term 3 Week 7


This week, we choose to celebrate with pictures rather than words – it is an absolute pleasure to see all the learning uploaded each week. Keep it up everyone. And remember, be kind to yourselves – it is week 7 of Term 3 after all! Do what you can, we know you are learning from home, in whatever shape or form that suits you and your family.

Grade 6 Leaders continue to wow us with their ongoing enthusiasm and desire to engage our community through their leadership roles. If you missed it in our Comms earlier this week, please check out the student developed Leadership Site. Spring-boarding off the success of last week’s Friendship Workshops, our Year 6 students have a number of exciting offerings for all learners across our school to be involved in, if they so wish. See the website for more information on some of this week’s student-led initiatives:

School Photos: See the hot tips from our School Captains on how to take the perfect school photo from home.

BBPS Has Got Talent: Our Performing Arts Captains are accepting all performance submissions now.

Art Competition: Our Visual Arts Captains are calling for artworks portraying ‘What Makes You Happy’. Entries close in the final week of term 3.

‘Outside The Box’: Tune into our Media Captain’s first podcast, this week’s theme: ‘Why Do Dogs Bark?’

If your child’s motivation and enthusiasm for learning needs a boost during our week 7 lockdown dip, this website is a perfect place to direct them – so many fantastic ideas – and we all appreciate the engagement and power of kids learning from kids?

Staffing

It is with many fond wishes that we take this opportunity to farewell Esther Yamada, our much loved Japanese teacher. Esther has taken up a teaching position at an International School in Japan. She leaves us next week. For the remainder of this term, our Japanese program will continue to be provided via the Specialist Website and we thank Esther for planning for this and for the engaging Japanese program she has offered at our school over the past two years. We wish Esther and her family all the very best as they embark on this exciting new phase and embrace life in Japan.

Three Way Conferences – we again offer an opportunity for you and your child to meet with your teacher to celebrate learning and discuss student progress this term. Teachers will be offering a range of conference times during week 9, Mon 14th – Thurs 17th September. These will go LIVE for sign up on Tuesday. More information to come from teaching teams.

Please know, whilst we would like all our students and families to participate, we also appreciate the challenging times and impacts this can have on individual family circumstances. To address any difficulties, please talk with your teachers to make arrangements that are more achievable.

2021 Planning - Amidst everything, we are beginning our 2021 planning, including Prep Transition and what this might look like.

If your child is not returning to Brighton Beach Primary School in 2021 can you please let Benita know via email at brighton.beach.ps@education.vic.gov.au with “2021 Student not returning” in the subject line as we are beginning our workforce planning for next year.

If your child is due to begin school in 2021 and you are yet to complete an enrolment form, please download the form and return it to brighton.beach.ps@education.vic.gov.au

Our Prep 2021 Readiness Night is on next Tuesday, 8th September at 7:30pm. This session is for enrolled and potential Prep parents for 2021. Please register via the Administration Office so that we can share the Zoom Link with you ahead of Tuesday.

Yuendumu School Says Thanks! - The students from Yuendumu School in the Northern Territory were very happy to receive a donation of footy boots and books from BBPS. To express their gratitude, they sent our organiser Will Wang-Ward some pictures of themselves with their new gear before taking to the field for a fun game of footy. Will said, "It was great to hear that the boots and books made it to the kids safely. Thank you everyone at BBPS for your donations." Congratulations Will on your initiative in organising this worthwhile cause.

Be safe,

Bev and Kim

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