It has been another very busy term and I'd like to thank you all for your support and involvement throughout the term. Some of the highlights of this term have included the Swimming Program for LC1, debating for LC2, Footy Colours Day, Book Week and the fabulous Specialist Afternoon where the students showcased their work in Art, Science and Library. Thank you to all the staff for their tireless work in supporting our students and each other and thank you to all of our school community for the positive partnerships we continue to have in supporting your children's education.
I would like to thank Jenny Dowsett for her work over the past 5 years at Bunyip Primary School, particularly with the implementation of the School Wide Positive Behaviour System and developing consistency in practice. We hope she enjoys a well earned break and time with family during her leave.
Finally I'd like to extend a big welcome to our new Acting Principal Daniel Webber. It was a pleasure to have a chat with him on Thursday and show him around our wonderful school. I look forward to working with him next term and next year. See below for a letter from Daniel.
We wish you all a relaxing and enjoyable holiday break.
Mrs Kelly Smith
My name is Daniel Webber and it is my pleasure and my privilege to introduce myself to you as the Acting Principal of Bunyip Primary School. I am thrilled to be commencing this position from next Term and look forward to beginning to meet all of you. I was fortunate enough to visit the school on Thursday of this week and visit classrooms to informally meet staff and students. My initial impression is that Bunyip is a school underpinned by a strong community spirit and I really look forward to leading our community to continue developing a vibrant and positive culture that is complemented with excellent learning programs and opportunities.
A key task in Term 4 will be the development of our 2023 Annual Implementation Plan, where we will articulate our priorities, goals and implementation strategies for next year. An initial goal I have to support this work is to form strong connections with all members of our school community and commence conversations around our shared vision and values, and our opportunities for future growth as a school. I will be communicating with students, staff, and families around opportunities to meet in small focus groups early in Term 4 to facilitate such conversations. I really value the insights from everyone in our community and encourage as many people as possible to join me in these opportunities for constructive conversation. I am strong believer in effective partnerships between schools and families and it is my hope that this will help everyone feel connected and involved in our students' learning.
I would like to formally thank Jess Beilby and Kelly Smith for their work in leading the school during the recruitment process of an Acting Principal. Having spent several hours with each of them this week, I am really looking forward to working with them in the leadership of our school. I would like to thank Tim Blackley for his leadership in his role of School Council President and I look forward to working closely with Tim and the School Council team. I would like to extend a big thank you to all the staff at Bunyip for making me feel so welcome when I visited and for working tirelessly through an extremely busy Term 3.
I wish all our students and staff happy holiday and look forward to getting to know them all really well next Term. I will be sharing a little more about myself and my vision for our school at the first Friday Assembly next Term and invite any families available to attend.
Dates to remember
Learning Community 1
Wow! Where has this term gone? Time is really flying fast! We have had a wonderful full week back in the classroom learning lots of new content. In Writing we completed our fiction booklets and read these to each other and other grades. If you have time come into the classroom to read your child's story. They are amazing! In Reading we made masks for Reader's Theatre on Womabt Stew. Students practised their expression taking on the character's personality, performing to their peers in groups. In Maths this week we continued our learning on sharing and making groups. We loved our Footy Colours Day today and everyone in Learning Community One rotated around different activities with cross age groups.
We hope everyone has a lovely holiday break with their families for the next two weeks. Take care and see you all in Term 4!
Prep Guy Student Of The Week
Congratulations to Kaiden who was chosen as this week's Student Of The Week. Students from Prep Guy said Kaiden was respectful, resilient and responsible. Well done Kaiden, we are all proud of you.
Mrs Jane Guy.
Grade 1/2 Stark and Smith
Week 11 of term 3, done and dusted for Grade 1/2! This week we participated in some assessments, such as the Oxford 100 Most Common Words where we tested our spelling. We also completed a Narrative Cold Write about a topic of our own choosing, to show our teachers what we know about writing a narrative, and which skills we can further develop next term. In Reading, we looked beyond the text, studying the Author's Purpose; to Persuade, Inform, or Entertain. We worked to categorise different types of texts, and further unpacked the Author's Purpose in creating these texts. In Writing, we continued studying Fairy Tales, and created some fantastic posters displaying the summary of a chosen Fairy Tale, and promoting the lesson that these Fairy Tales teach us. In Maths, we worked through some Shape and Graphing activities.
We hope all of our Grade 1/2 families have a safe and wonderful School Holiday, and we can't wait to see you all again next term!
Miss Nicole Stark, Mrs. Kelly Smith, Ms Liz Wahl, Ms Kristine Preston, Mrs Melissa McCoy.
Grade 3 Beilby
Happy last day of term. What a term it has been. Once again, I only have admiration and praise for our students in grade 3 as they have continued to shine through change, show resilience and have been absolute troopers in the last 3 weeks. I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and hope that you all get to rest and enjoy some sunshine these holidays, ready for a jam-packed Term 4.
I would also like to thank Mr Sherlock who has completed his final 4 week placement with us. We wish him every best for his future teaching career. Mr Sherlock will make an incredible teacher!
Here are some phots form our Footy Colours Day. The sun was shining for our parade.
Mrs Jess Beilby.
Learning Community 2
Well that's a wrap for Term 3 - and what a bit term it has been! This week we finished off by having some fun exploring the learning we have completed over the term. In Reading, students explored a text across the week by identifying the moral and responding to literature. In Writing, students had fun creating a range of text types. In Maths, students completed rotations covering concepts of Time, Shape, Fractions and Decimals, and Money. We ended our fun week with Footy Colours dress up day and a movie to celebrate. We hope everyone has a fun, safe and restful school holidays. We look forward to seeing everyone back and refreshed in Term 4.
Mrs Sarah Mundy, Miss Maxine Howard, Mrs Glenys Howard, Mr Anthony Craig, Mrs Leanne Mckane, Miss Brooke Jansz.
We were lucky enough to have some visitors recently, from the team conducting the current works on our local rail line. The theme of the presentation was safety whilst using the train and included safety aspects for all workers on the line. We found out how long it takes for a train to stop whilst travelling at various high speeds, and other safety procedures for people using the service. All students received a 'goodie' bag which included a hard hat, high vis vest, stickers and colouring sheet and crayons. Our thanks to the team for their very informative talk and especially our goodies!
For the first time in several years, we were able to participate in the local Debating competition run by the Bunyip/Garfield Rotary Club. Our topic was "Video Games cause bad habits" and we were on the affirmative side. Our team consisted of Blaize Koesemans, Evie Lester, Aston Joynson, Phoenix Early and Xavier Bail. We would like to thank Miss Moore and Miss Lewis who helped to prepare the team, and Leanne for transporting everyone to the event. Our team performed well and received some very positive feedback from the adjudicator. Congratulations to all team members for working so hard and stepping out of their comfort zones to take part in this event. Well done team!
Learning Community 3
Gardening & Cooking Club
This week in Gardening Cooking Club we pulled out a lot of weeds which have stuck their heads up! Well done to everyone who helped.
Selected students were chosen to attend Cardinia Shire's Indigenous Day on Friday and came back to school with four new Indigenous plants which we planted in the school grounds. These will look amazing in the future. The four plants are Indigenous plants and serve different purposes to Indigenous peoples. The Running Postman is used to suck the sweet nectar out. The Spiny Headed Mat Bush is used to make mats, baskets and bags from the leaves. The Silver Banksia is used as a strainer and the Pupple Sheath is used again to make mats and bags. We would love to used these plants for their intended purooses in Gardening Cooking Club in the future.
The Bunyip Tennis Club is in the process of forming teams for the upcoming summer season. There will be plenty of playing options for all ages and standards - see below
Monday night social mixed competition - families can form teams. Very casual/social in-house hitting opportunity @ Bunyip TC Contact Lou Underhill on 0448652375
Wednesday morning ladies only competition - fun/social team event (West Gippsland Association) Contact Vanessa Kent 0401422084
Wednesday night social mixed competition - a more serious team event (West Gippsland Association) Contact Tyson Dennis 0439749499 or Chris Millidonis 0404077673
- Saturday & Sunday junior competitions (Berwick & District Assoc)
Contact Chris Millidonis 0404077673
Saturday afternoon senior mixed competition - a fun social team hit (West Gippsland Association) Contact Chris Millidonis 0404077673
If you would like any more information on the playing options available this summer please don't hesitate to contact the club or come on down to our
CLUB OPEN DAY ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 9TH 10AM-2PM
Lots of fun games and activities as well as a chance to find out more about our club from club members.