What has our term two looked like so far at BBPS?
We have had the privilege of attending two fabulous parent information sessions over the last couple of weeks. Andrew Fuller’s ‘The Big Six’ was an intriguing insight into how we can support our students to work on their memory and focus on their learning strengths. The Resilience Project also shared some powerful data and practical tips to support our young people in terms of gratitude, empathy and mindfulness in relation to our technology-filled world. Here is the link to a recording from TRP if couldn’t make it: RECORDING LINK HERE. Please note, this link will expire at midnight on 24th May.
We are loving being able to be out and about, connecting with our community.
Our wonderful Prep and Year One students headed off on their very first excursion to the Melbourne Aquarium on Tuesday! They have been delving into the wonderful world of sealife, their habitats and conservation through their inquiry unit this term. We can’t wait to see what they found out and what was the best part of their excursion.
The Three Four Hub hosted a fascinating incursion, focusing on Native Australian Animals, their habitats and the impacts of global warming and climate change. Students learnt more about what role each animal has within our environment and what we can do to help protect them.
We have had some lovely little visitors from St Peter’s Kindergarten, who joined us for a play on our nice new resurfaced play areas and visited our beautiful new library. And some of our Grade 6 Leaders reciprocated with a visit and facilitation of PMP at the kinder today. This is the first in a series of sessions to support student transition and build connections in our community.
Our BBPS production rehearsals are well underway. Sally Wickes and all classes have started to master their newly learnt lyrics and dance moves. The big performance takes place early term 3, stay tuned for more later this term. Production is on Wednesday, 27th July.
Big thanks to the PA for organising our celebration pizza parties for 1B and 4B, this year's egg collecting extraordinaire-s for our Easter Raffle.
What’s Coming Up at BBPS?
Election Day is on this weekend, many thanks to all families planning on donating cakes or time to the running of our cake stall. Don’t forget to bring your cakes in tomorrow to the office. There are a couple of spaces on the roster still free, please sign up if you can https://signup.com/go/irhOiUy.
Education Week is next week. Our calendar of events is now confirmed:
Daily school tours at 9:15am: Excitingly, we are opening up these tours Mon - Thurs to current families. If you would like a sneak peak into our classrooms to learn more about our teaching and learning programs across the school, please register your attendance via the Office firstname.lastname@example.org - limited spaces. We'll meet at 9:15am, once classes are settled and gates are closed.
Wednesday, 25th May 5pm in the Hall – Grade 4-6 students are invited to a viewing of ‘No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?’, this is a great opportunity to open up conversation linked to our Respectful Relationships Curriculum. See our Wellbeing section for details.
On Thursday, 26th May classrooms will be open from 3:30-5:30pm. Students are excited to take you on a tour of their classroom community and share their learning with you.
Families are invited to stay for a picnic on Windermere Oval on Thursday 3:30-6pm
Sausage Sizzle available 3:30-5:30pm. We need your help! Thanks to the Dreamers and PA for organising a sausage sizzle and drink stand (easy early dinner, yay!). If you can spare some time to help on the BBQ, please sign up https://signup.com/go/RTNhdiA. Thanks in advance!
Music Performances by the flagpoles from 5:30pm.