School News 09/12

End of year activities - It’s difficult to believe that we are just about to enter the last week of term. Before next Friday, we still have a few big events to get through, including a special Assembly tomorrow, EXPO today, Grade Six Graduation and associated celebrations followed by a visit t.....

End of year activities - It’s difficult to believe that we are just about to enter the last week of term. Before next Friday, we still have a few big events to get through, including a special Assembly tomorrow, EXPO today, Grade Six Graduation and associated celebrations followed by a visit to Adventure Park next Thursday, Christmas Carols next Friday morning, and on an unfortunate note for staff, a lot of shifting furniture and resources between classrooms! Just a reminder that Semester Two Reports will also be available early next week, and that we have a 1.40pm finish on the last day of school. 

Building update – Work will commence on the Grade 1C and 2A portable this weekend. This means that any visitors to the school will not be able to make use of the Basketball Court, and that the driveway will be inaccessible. Additionally, Barwon Water is starting work in the Northern Car Park, which means the Prep Playground and the front of the school will be temporarily closed from today. 

Aquatic Survivor Program – A big thanks to all the staff for making the senior’s coast-based swimming program such a big success. All the kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves although we had quite a few hot and windy days.  

Assembly tomorrow – Parents will be allowed to attend Assembly tomorrow, but will need to sign in via QR code. We will begin at 2.30pm and will be presenting a number of awards, announcing the student leaders for 2022, the winners of the Bellbrae Junior Archibald Portrait Competition, and the ICAS certificates. 

Grade Six Graduation - Any family and friend attendees will please need to show vaccination status, as per DET Operational Guidelines. Students will arrive via the ‘red carpet’ before school, and the ceremony will commence at 9.15am. After the formal ceremony the students will watch a video covering some of their previous years at Bellbrae, and then attend a formal lunch. This will be followed by a disco where they will dance the afternoon away! We will certainly miss our current Grade Six students, many of which I have known since they first started in Prep seven years ago. We wish them all the best for their time in high school. 

Have a fantastic upcoming weekend and let’s hope the wind abates. The last few days certainly have not felt like summer, whilst WA has been in the midst of a heat wave and Queensland flooding! Next time someone comments about Victoria having four seasons in one day, I might just ask them to look a bit broader afield.  

Adrian Waters 

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