Gardening and Cooking Club

This week we planted marigolds, concreted the rocks and got the soil ready for more flowers.

Published on: 01 Dec 2022
Share this:
Published on: 01 Dec 2022
Share this:

Community News

THANK YOU 

A big THANK YOU to Tom Howard for his time helping out with Bike Ed!

THANK YOU 

Another big THANK YOU to Bunyip Tennis Club for the incredibly generous donation of tennis balls to our school!

Published on: 30 Nov 2022
Share this:

Junior Red Cross

A member of the red Cross came to school to lead our Junior Red Cross team in the "Pillowcase Project". This project is to highlight how to prepare in the case of a natural disaster. Students identify objects that are important that they would take with them in the case of an emergency. Students were given a pillowcase to decorate with the items they chose of high importance. We were able to discuss the role the Red Cross plays in the community during and after emergencies and ask questions of the leader, Margaret. Everyone enjoyed the project and took their beautiful pillowcase home. A huge thanks to Margaret and the Red Cross team. 

Pillowcase Project

Showing images 1 - 8 of 9
Next

Wheels Day - Friday December the 9th

On Friday the 9th of December we will be having 'Wheels Day' at school. Students are invited to bring in some wheels, such as a scooter, skateboard, bike, roller skates or roller blades, along with a donation. Throughout the day each grade will be given time to enjoy their wheels around the school.

The money raised will be donated to Wheelchairs for Kids. This is an initiative by the Rotary Club, who build and provide wheelchairs for children in developing countries. $200 will provide a family with one wheelchair and change the life of a disadvantaged child. For more information on this initiative go to https://wheelchairsforkids.org/ 

In order to participate in Wheels Day, students must have a helmet. 

Go to https://wheelchairsforkids.org/ for more information. 

Published on: 30 Nov 2022
Share this:

Learning Community 2

This week in LC2 students have had fun rounding out the year with some fun activities. In Reading this week, students reviewed their favourite texts from the year. In Writing they worked on diary entries, which allowed students to write a diary entry from the perspective of a character. In Maths, they worked with a partner to design a food truck. Students had to design a business, including a logo and menu, stick to a budget, design a floor plan and answer worded problems. It was lots of fun to see students use their creative skills alongside their maths knowledge in such a fun way.

On Thursday Grade 5/6 students completed bike checks in preparation for Bike Ed next week. Please ensure your child brings their bike and helmet on Monday for a great week! 

Ms Sarah Munday, Miss Maxine Howard, Mrs Glenys Howard, Mr Anthony Craig, Mrs Leanne McKane and  Miss Brooke Jansz

Achievers:

4/5M: Lochie - For his hard work and efforts in Maths this week. Mrs Munday thinks Lochie is awesome! Keep it up, Lochie!

4/5M: Kasey - For always being a kind and respectful student. Keep being you, Kasey!

4/5M: Jaxon - For being mature enough to make a brave decision and leading by example. Mrs Munday is so proud of you, Jaxon!

4/5M: Castro - For taking on feedback in order to improve his writing. What a star effort, Castro! 

4/5X: Jaxon - For trying his best on his TV report. Jaxon was the anchor and did a fantastic job. Keep up the great effort, Jaxon!

4/5X: Sienna - For her commitment to her TV report presentation. Her use of props was impressive. Well done, Sienna!

5/6H: Eli - For crafting a beautiful persuasive piece about family. Eli used effective persuasive devices. Great job, Eli!

5/6C: Tyler - For always being a responsible member of 5/6C. Tyler has put a lot of effort into his writing and should be so proud of his efforts. Well done, Tyler.

Food Truck Projects

Published on: 30 Nov 2022
Share this:

Learning Community 1

Prep Guy

This week in our room we have been revising non fiction texts and their features in reading. In writing/ spelling we revised the 100 Most Commonly Used Words and made a poster to be sun smart. In Maths we revied sharing with remainders and patterns, using bugs from our school ground. We also welcomed our newest students- The Kindergarten students who enjoyed a PMP session with their Grade 5 buddies!

Mrs Jane Guy

1/2 Smith and 1/2 Stark

This week the 1/2 team have continued their revision and started to celebrate the holiday season.

We continued our Food Van projects and students were able to set up pretend shops for the rest of the students to come and spend their money at. Students were given $20 each, some had coins, some had notes and some had a mixture of both. They were then able to 'spend' their pretend money at the 'pretend' food vans and choose from a variety of foods including kebabs, fish and chips, cakes, ice-creams and gelatos.

We also began working on a kindness advent calendar. Students have carefully coloured in 25 doors on their calendar and have written acts of kindness behind each door with a focus on this being a time for giving and being kind is a beautiful way to give to others. Hopefully, your children will come home and offer to do a few extra things around the house!

We are looking forward to some exciting events happening across the school over the next few weeks, keep an eye on Compass and the calendar for the dates.

Mrs Kelly Smith, Miss Nicole Stark, Ms Liz Wahl, Ms Kris Preston and Mrs Melissa McCoy

Grade 3 Beilby

This week we have seen the final of our projects as we gear up to celebrate the term and everything Christmas. Students were asked to draw up a business plan for a food truck. This included inventing a name and logo for the food truck. Students had to come up with the items they required to kit out the food truck and stick to a budget. They were able to plan their own menu and sell whatever they liked. The final part of the project was to create a 3D model of their food truck and verbally present their business. They have done an outstanding job. I am very proud of how hard they have worked and the final projects were incredible.

Mrs Jess Beilby

Achiever:

This week we don’t have a student achiever, instead, I have given it to our whole grade. Each week it becomes harder and harder to select one student our of our grade who’s been a standout, when they all have done so well. I have the best bunch of kids and they have worked tirelessly to achieve their goals and fulfil a full year of schooling. So, this week, everyone in Grade three deserves the accolades of being our student achievers.

Food Trucks

Published on: 30 Nov 2022
Share this:

Principals Report

Highlight of the Week

It was so lovely this week to see our Grade 6 students delivering handwritten invitations to invite staff to their very special Graduation Evening. It is not often in the current day that you receive a handwritten letter, and for staff to receive such a thoughtful, professional and sincere letter of invitation is a credit to our Grade 6 students and their teachers. I know receiving mine certainly made my day.

Curriculum Day

We had a really productive day on Tuesday during the scheduled Curriculum Day. As a parent myself I know how difficult it can be to arrange care for your child in the middle of the week during work hours. However, the time this provides to us to collaborate and plan together as a whole staff is invaluable and we really appreciate your support in enabling this to happen. The focus of our day was very much centred on strengthening the various aspects of our school programs as part of our focus on continual school improvement.


School Uniform Purchasing

Our onsite uniform purchasing has now ceased, and all uniform ordering will now occur through the A PLUS SCHOOLWEAR website. The school will continue to have a variety of sizes onsite to allow families to try on uniform for correct sizes prior to ordering online.

A PLUS SCHOOLWEAR are finalising our ordering portal with details to be provided via Compass next week.

School Start Time

We have noticed a number of students arriving at school prior to 8:30am in the last couple of weeks. Staff supervision of the yard commences officially at 8:45am and we ask that where possible students arrive no earlier than 8:45am when they can be supervised. We understand that students catching the bus do arrive at 8:30am and we will continue to have our limited supervision from 8:30am for those students.

2023 Classes

We understand that students and families are keen to find out what class and teachers their child will have for next year. Work around 2023 classes and staffing has well and truly started and students will find out who their 2023 teacher is on Tuesday 13 December. We thank you for your patience while we finalise this.  

Kinds Regards
Daniel Webber

Published on: 30 Nov 2022
Share this:
Published on: 21 Nov 2022
Share this:

Gardening & Cooking Club

This week in Gardening Cooking Club we worked on the mosaic and garden we are making to mark 31 years of working at Bunyip Primary School for Mrs Wendy Whyatt. I will be taking the mosaic to Wendy on the weekend to place some tiles on, to complete this and then we will grout her picture and put it in the undercover eating area at the front of the school. 

Published on: 21 Nov 2022
Share this:

Learning Community 2

Well that's a wrap on Week 8, and what a busy week we had in LC2. 

This week in Reading students worked to read and summarise a range of texts to demonstrate their comprehension. In Writing, we continued to work on News Reports with some students producing a script for a News Bulletin, while others worked to up-level their Newspaper Report from the previous week. This week in Writing, we also worked on our punctuation, practising including dialogue in our writing. In Maths, we continued to work on Volume by using the formula L x W x H to get the volume of prisms.

In Rotations this week students looked at animal habitats with Mr Craig, practised an Auslan Christmas song with Miss Maxine, played floorball with Mrs Howard and worked on friendship skills with Ms Munday. Ms Munday has been using the Open Parachute program to support students in working through friendship challenges. For more information on the content being covered, please check out the Open Parachute parent information at https://learn.openparachuteschools.com/parent/login?id=AU_-eBufICEi0DpDuHfaqYSV .

And finally this week we were lucky enough to participate in the Woolamai Swimming Program learning about open water safety. Students were able to learn about the dangers of open water, including how to spot a rip and what to do if they get stuck in one. We were really proud of the efforts of our students.

Ms Sarah Munday, Miss Maxine Howard, Mrs Glenys Howard, Mr Anthony Craig, Mrs Leanne McKane, Miss Brooke Jansz.

Achievers:

4/5M: Bayliss - For working hard to improve his writing stamina. Well done, Bayliss. Keep up the amazing effort!

4/5M: Madeline - For always applying herself to tasks and extending her learning whenever possible. You're a wonderful learner, Madeline!

4/5M: Lacey - For working hard in her writing, taking on feedback in order to improve her sentence structure and punctuation. Well done, Lacey

4/5M: Cooper - For his hard work in our lesson on powerful punctuation, working hard to enhance his writing. Great effort, Coops! 

4/5X: Elliott - For getting better at both his spelling and reading. Amazing effort, Elliott!

4/5X: Jayden - For writing a wonderful newspaper report. Well done, Jayden!

5/6H: Holly - For being a super resilient friend and super hard worker. Keep being you, Holly!

5/6C: Lucas - For having a great week, working hard on his reading activities. Well done, Lucas!

Woolamai Swimming Program

Showing images 1 - 8 of 10
Next
Published on: 21 Nov 2022
Share this:

Learning Community 1

Prep Guy

This week in Prep Guy we have been revising fiction texts in Reading, looking specifically at adjectives which describe characters and nouns which name the characters. We also revised what needs to be included in a retell of a fiction text. Students have been revising the sounds made by th, sh and ch in spelling this week and we wrote a wish list to Santa for items the students would really love Santa to bring them. In Maths we have been revising addition and subtraction plus playing live Mathletics and completing Mathletics assessments. 

Mrs Jane Guy

Prep Guy Student Of The Week

Our Student Of The Week this week is the whole grade for showing enormous resilience during assessments. I am so proud of everyone for extending themselves. Well done everyone. 

Grade 1/2

In Grade 1/2 we have continued working on projects, this week looking at food trucks and designing our business name, logo, menu, and the outside of our trucks. We built our trucks and presented them to the class. 

In writing, we explored procedure writing and wrote out instructions to make pizzas. We then made mini pizzas with English muffins and a variety of ingredients! 

Mrs Kelly Smith, Miss Nicole Stark, Ms Liz Wahl, Ms Kris Preston and Mrs Melissa McCoy

Cooking up a storm in Grade 1/2

Showing images 1 - 8 of 12
Next

Grade 3 Beilby

This week we have had some fun with lots of creative projects. All students have enjoyed a lot of choice this week and have used choice boards to guide their learning.

We also completed a unit of work on Zodiac Animals where we learnt what they were and what reference they had to different cultures. I had my work cut out for me guessing all the parents ages as we searched what year they were born. Sorry if I miss calculated and added a few years onto a few of you!

Once finished we created some zodiac masks which was a lot of fun. Below are some creations. Piper and Olivia chose to draw the landscape form the story we read.

Mrs Jess Beilby

3B Student Acheiver: Chris

Chris was chosen by his peers as our student achiever. He is a fun and enjoys having a sing along in the class. His friends enjoy spending time with him in the yard, playing four square and basketball. Congratulations Chris!

Zodiac Masks in 3B

Showing images 1 - 8 of 14
Next
Published on: 21 Nov 2022
Share this:

2023 Parent Contributions

As you will have seen on Compass and by now, Parent Contributions for 2023 have been released and hard copies have been sent home with students.

I just wanted to give you a little information on what these contributions go towards:

Underlying the success and quality of the wide-ranging academic and curricular programs available to meet the diverse needs of our 180 students in 2023, is the financial support from families, that will ensure we have the materials to run programs successfully.

These contributions go towards textbooks, stationery, subscriptions, online subscriptions such as Mathletics, art supplies, diaries, science items, books etc.

The Parents and Friends contributions help our P & F Committee to raise money to support our students in their extra-curricular activities. Your contribution will help with putting on special lunches for students, organising and selling of second-hand uniform, raffles, Father’s Day and Mothers Day stalls.  The money raised goes towards things like our new shade sails, toys for sandpits, sports equipment and supplies for breakfast club. 

Anyone can join our Parents and Friends committee, so feel free to keep an eye out for meeting times in 2023.  It is a great way to meet other parents also.  There is no obligation to commit to anything, but if you can spare time, any extra hands would really be appreciated.

Building and Grounds contributions go towards mowing of lawns, maintenance, gardens, upkeep of buildings and general care of our school.

We do our best to keep the cost and number of items that need to be paid for to a minimum.  We also try to ensure that the costs are affordable to our families.

If you would like to set up a payment plan for your 2023 contributions, it is no problem at all, please come to see me to arrange it.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.

Thank you,

Kate Lester/Business Manager

Published on: 21 Nov 2022
Share this:
Published on: 18 Nov 2022
Share this:
Published on: 16 Nov 2022
Share this:

Parents & Friends

The next Parents & Friends Meeting will be next week - Friday 25th November 2022, Room 4, 9:10am. All are welcome.

Published on: 16 Nov 2022
Share this:

Learning Community 2

We've had a wonderful week in LC2. Can you believe we are over the half way mark for Term 4?!

This week in Reading students looked at anaysing a range of texts. This involved unpacking the author's techniques as well as looking at the text features. Student's then worked to demonstrate their comprehension of the text through summarising, analysing and connecting to the main idea. In Writing we started to explore News Reports by creating some fun, crazy news stories! Student's planned, drafted and published their masterpieces!

In Maths we had fun getting hands on and learning about Mass, Volume and Capacity. Students worked on estimating and weighing objects, converting between units, calculating volume and learning about displacement.

Also this week Grade 4 student's participated in a webinar about Australian Ancient Animals. It was a fascinating session and we give a big thank you to Miss Lewis for organising these opportunities for our students! 

Mrs Sarah Munday, Miss Maxine Howard, Mrs Glenys Howard, Mr Anthony Craig, Mrs Leanne McKane, Miss Brooke Jansz.

Achievers:

4/5M: Ruby - For applying herself in all assessments and really working to the best of her ability. Well done, Ruby. You're a star!

4/5X: Sean - for working hard to complete the 5 activities for his free choice project. Keep up the great work, Sean!

5/6C: Peyton - for having a great week, working hard on my free choice project and helping out around the classroom. Well done, Peyton!

5/6H: Joel - For taking control of his learning and doing well on all tasks. Joel is also speaking up when needing to. What a great effort this week, Joel!

Learning about Mass, Volume and Capacity

Remembrance Day

On Friday the 11th of November the student's in LC2 walked to the Bunyip Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day Ceremony. To acknowledge this occasion, students also produced Black Out Poems.

Remembrance Day

Showing images 1 - 8 of 12
Next

Congratulations to Madeline for completing Guitar Ninjas Orange Level. Well done, Madeline! 

Congratulations to Charlie for completing Guitar Ninjas Orange Level. Well done, Charlie! 

Published on: 16 Nov 2022
Share this:

Learning Community 1

Prep Guy

We have had a fantastic week this week in Prep Guy. On Monday we were very lucky to be part of The Pillow Case Project. Students learnt how to be prepared if they are faced with an emeargency. Hopefully you will have helped your child fill the pillow case which the students decorated full of emergency items such as a torch, batteries, water, food, a favourite toy, a change of clothes, a blanket and a radio amongst other items that adults may need to be in there too. 

On Wednesday the Preps had a lovely Buddy Session with their Grade 6 buddies, drawing pictures and colouring a very cute puppy and a toucan. 

In Reading this week we revised fiction texts, writing about our favourite part, character and retelling a fiction story. In Writing we completed a recount about our weekend and wrote about Cameron; our Student Of The Week. In Maths we revised addition and 2D plus 3D shapes. We also completed our assessment activities. Well done to everyone for being super duper resilient, pushing themselves to show what they can do independedntly. Assessment shows students have made some incredible progress. Well done everyone.

 Prep Guy Student Of The Week

Well done to Cameron who was chosen by his classmates as this week's Student Of The Week. Students said Cameron was resilient, trying very hard with all his assessment tasks. He is respectful  sharing  his special jobs with his friends and  he tries hard to be responsible and a good role model for his peers. Well done Cameron. 

Mrs Jane Guy.

1/2 Smith & Stark

This week in Grade 1/2 we emersed ourselves in two projects which integrated elements of maths, writing and reading. 

Our first project had us look at different theme parks in Australia to provide some inspiration for creating our own theme parks! Our theme park criteria required at least: five rides; two eating areas/ restaurants; one water-themed ride; three ticket buying areas; and two animal attractions. 

After mapping out, drawing and labelling our theme parks, we then had to work through some admin tasks such as: opening times for the week; entry and activity price lists; rosters for workers as well as their shift times and hours; and a menu for the eating areas/ resturants. 

Moving on to our second project, students created their own board games! The criteria required the inclusion of at least five Maths questions, five English/ Literacy questions, and five questions on a topic of the students choosing. 

Students swapped and played each other's games and found some huge mysteries and surprises in them!

We have had a fantastic week in Grade 1/2!

Well done to our student achievers: Kumari Naidu and Charli Villis.

Mrs Kelly Smith, Miss Nicole Stark, Ms Liz Wahl, Ms Kris Preston, Mrs Melissa McCoy.

3 Beilby

This week we had the pleasure of hosting Margaret and Jerry at our school on behalf the Red Cross. They provided students in Grade Three, and Prep as well as our Junior Red Cross leaders, to be part of the Pillow Case Project. This is an initiative that formally began in the United States after Hurricane Katrina hit. It was about educating and supporting students in schools when they faced an emergency, whether that be in the community or right at home.

Students had to work in groups and make a choice about the 8 items that would pack from a large list of items in the case they had to evacuate for an emergency. This was a great collaborative discussion and raised many questions. After a short Q & A session, students were provided with a Pillow Case. The idea behind the pillow case was that it is something we all have at home and could be filled with the essentials required in the event of an emergency. Students used fabric markers to decorate their pillow cases. They also received a hand out of great advice and FAQ’s about the Red Cross.

Buddy is our achiever this week. Buddy has shown tremendous leadership and growth this semester and is the most generous student in our grade. He selflessly gave up his opportunity to be the achiever last week for Kye and Cooper because he felt they deserved the special achievement. So, this week it was an easy decision to award Buddy as this week achiever for thinking of others and being a a loving and kind friend.

Well done Buddy.   

Mrs Jess Beilby.

Buddies

Pillowcase Project

Published on: 16 Nov 2022
Share this:

Parents & Friends

There will be a Parents & Friends Meeting on Friday 25th November 2022 at 9.10am in Room 4 if anyone would like to join them. Small children are welcome.

Published on: 09 Nov 2022
Share this:

Gardening & Cooking Club

We have been busy planting tomato plants which were donated by Flavorite. Thank you to Skye for these plants. Hopefully we get to cook with our fruits before the end of the year. We also worked on our special mosaic and garden for Mrs Whyatt's retirement.

Published on: 09 Nov 2022
Share this:

Learning Community 2

This week in LC2 we worked on a free choice project. Students were able to decide on a topic of interest that they were then able to research and produce a range of tasks on. This included bookmarks, posters, PowerPoints, scripts for a performance and many more. In addition to this, students have completed a range of assessments across all curriculum areas. This week students engaged in sport learning about techniques of cricket. This included the correct bowling technique and batting. Today we completed activities in relation to Remembrance Day.

Mrs Sarah Munday, Miss Maxine Howard, Mrs Glenys Howard, Mr Anthony Craig, Mrs Leanne McKane,  Miss Brooke Jansz.

Cricket Techniques

Achievers:

4/5M: Lily A - For always demonstrating our school values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience, and continuously encouraging and helping her peers. Keep being you, Lily!

4/5X: Xav - For his insightful comments and thoughts that he contributed to Literature Circle discussions. Thanks for sharing your thinking, Xav. Keep up the great work!

5/6C: Rusty - For sharing his inventive ideas in Reading this week. Well done, Rusty!

Published on: 09 Nov 2022
Share this: