School News 29/03

On Tuesday we had Darren Cheeseman MP visit the school and tour the new school buildings. Thanks to our student leaders who did a great job accompanying him and other dignitaries as they had a look around the classrooms, STEM Centre and Art Room that is due for completion in ....

 

Principal Newsletter

On Tuesday we had Darren Cheeseman MP visit the school and tour the new school buildings. Thanks to our student leaders who did a great job accompanying him and other dignitaries as they had a look around the classrooms, STEM Centre and Art Room that is due for completion in Term Three. We can assure all parents that the learning program will not be disrupted during the Capital Works program, although we have had to endure a few other inconveniences during the upgrades.

Excursions – Now that Covid restrictions are easing, we are able to participate in more incursions and excursions, as well as resume our Camp Program. Just this week our Grade Twos visited Sovereign Hill, and our Grade Threes and Fours have been involved in Quik Stix, a lacrosse based sports activity delivered by coaches from Lacrosse Australia. Early next term our Grade Five students head off to Sovereign Hill for their camp, and our Grade Sixes travel all the way to Canberra for their camp. This Friday our Grade Five and Six students will participate in the Summer Lightning Premiership sports carnival, and will then be able to have an evening of fun and excitement at the school disco. I’m certain DJ Hurrell will have them deliver some fancy footwork and they will enjoy the prizes donated by Quicksilver.

Curriculum Days – Please note that the first day of next term, as well as the 24th of May are both pupil free days. Staff will be engaged in professional learning on these days to build their capacity in the teaching of Mathematics. Victorian Schools have four pupil free days a year that are dedicated to staff professional development. At Bellbrae this year, these days were approved by School Council as the first day of Term One, the first day of Term Two, the 24th of May, and Monday 1st November. Please contact Their Care if you require supervision of students on these days.

Traffic and drop off – Just another quick reminder to please exercise patience and vigilance whilst driving around the school at ‘pick up and drop off’ times. There is limited parking at the moment and increased traffic due to the construction, so we all need to take care and ensure our students, parents and staff are safe.

School Photos – Photographs that weren’t taken on Tuesday are now scheduled for next term. There will be a Compass notification with exact details.

Buddies and Assembly – At each Assembly, Grade Six Buddies will introduce some of our Prep students so that the broader school community gets to learn a little more about them. Last week we learnt some amazing facts including that some of their favourite animals were cheetahs and dinosaurs! We also learnt about their favourite colours, footy teams, food and holiday destinations. Well done to all the students for talking so confidently in front of a big audience.

Have a great weekend and let’s hope this run of drizzly days and easterly winds doesn’t last too much longer. Fortunately the weather hasn’t been deterring our students, and it was fantastic to see so many students participating in the nipper’s carnival last weekend. I am very proud of the general health and fitness of our students, and thank you to all the parents for encouraging active lifestyles.

Adrian Waters

  1. For all the footy fans out there, I’m certain that if you support the CATS you’d think Dangerfield should have only got a week, but the rest of us would have been stoked if he’d been rubbed out for the season!

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