Term 4, Week 5- Thursday, 15 November 2018

Important dates for your diary...

For your diary...

  • Friday 16 November- Summer PSSA Semi Finals
  • Monday 19 November- MPC Assembly (Kindergarten and Junior Band perform)
  • Monday 19 November- Surf Life Saving Year 5
  • Tuesday 20 November- Surf Life Saving Year 3
  • Wednesday 21 November- Surf Life Saving Year 4
  • Wednesday 21 November- Kindy 2019 Catch Up 3-4pm AusPlay
  • Thursday 22 November- Surf Life Saving Year 6
  • Friday 23 November- White Ribbon Day
  • Friday 23 November- NO PSSA THIS WEEK


From the Principal, Ms Peta Hanson

Best of luck to our Summer PSSA semi finalists!


Best of luck to our Summer PSSA semi-finalists and their coaches this Friday. We look forward to cheering on our Junior A Girls' Eagle Tag, Junior B Girls' Eagle Tag, Senior A Girls' Eagle Tag, Junior Boys' Eagle Tag, Girls' Tee Ball, Girls' Softball and Senior Girls' Volleyball teams. We wish them all the very best for great games! Fingers crossed for fine weather!

A chance to say thank you to our wonderful community- PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!

We would like to say a big thank you to our wonderful school community who have helped our children and our school in so many different ways this year and we would just love for all of you to join us for a special breakfast on Wednesday 5 December from 8.30am so that we, the staff, can thank you for everything you have done this year. You have helped make our jobs easier and more importantly, have contributed to the education of our children and to the fine reputation of our school.

This is our chance to show you our appreciation so please come along if you can! Although we are hopeful that invitations will make it home, we also know through experience that from time to time things can get lost in the bottom of school/ chair bags. So if for some reason your invitation does not appear over the next week or so, please do come as we look forward to sharing breakfast with you all!

State Athletics Report

Last Thursday, Keith S and Sienna V represented Sydney North at the State Athletics Carnival. Keith finished in 5th place in the Junior Boys High Jump. Sienna finished in 4th place in the Senior Girls 800m, which makes her first reserve for the National Championships. These are outstanding results from two of our very talented athletes here at Beacon Hill. Congratulations Keith and Sienna!

Maths Challenge Camp

Last week, Jamison, Alby, Liam and Oscar attended a Maths Challenge Camp at the picturesque Elanora Uniting Conference Centre coordinated by leaders from Northern Sydney schools with 81 other Year 5 students from across PCS, the NBLA and Warringah schools. Over the 2 day camp, students enthusiastically investigated the big ideas of mathematicians Plato, Pascal, Fibonacci and Escher while working towards 2 goals - making a new friend and thinking like a mathematician. All reports indicate that both goals were achieved, with a lot of team work, problem solving and acceptance of a challenge. 

Planning for 2019

Term 4 marks the beginning of planning for next year and to facilitate class placement and the administration which accompanies planning in a school, it is important that we have reliable student numbers from which to work. There are a number of ways parents can assist us to ensure projected numbers for 2019 are as accurate as possible.

*If you know someone in the area who is going to enrol their child at the school but as yet have not contacted the school, please ask them to contact our office as soon as possible.


*From time to time we have families who extend their holiday and will therefore not return to school at the commencement of the school year. It is imperative that the school receives notification, in writing, that the children are returning to school prior to the end of first term, if they are to be included in the numbers that are submitted to the DoE. The department uses these numbers to allocate the number of teachers the school is eligible to have so it is important that I include all of these children in my submitted numbers.


*Please complete the form below if your child/ren will not be returning to Beacon Hill in 2019 and you haven’t let us know already.


*If you are extending your holiday, please complete the form below with as much information as possible regarding return to school dates. It is important that this information is in writing and signed by parents/ carers

2019 Notification


From the Deputy Principal, Mrs Jane Stanley

White Ribbon Day of Respect on Friday 23 November

The SRC will be holding a White Ribbon Day of Respect on Friday 23rd November where students will wear white/ touch of white and students can buy a white ribbon (we have 120 to sell at $2 each). All students encouraged to bring in a gold coin donation for wearing a touch of white to raise money for White Ribbon.

Students will also be participating in class discussions and activities on RESPECT. Including what respect looks like and sounds like in a variety of contexts. Each student will also make a white ribbon with messages/ poems of respect. The SRC will create a large white ribbon the top school oval to demonstrate our school’s commitment to being respectful at all times. Please help us support this worthy cause.

Presentation of Awards Ceremony

Our annual Presentation of Awards Ceremony is a very special event held at the end of each school year. This year, the ceremony will be held on Thursday 13 December commencing at 9.10am in the MPC and concluding at approximately 11am. Please pop these details in your diary. It is a time to congratulate all students for trying to do their best and in particular, we acknowledge and celebrate those children who have excelled in their class work, and also those who have represented our school with pride and distinction. 

We also congratulate our graduating Kindergarten and Year 6 students and formally introduce our Student Leadership team for 2019. 

There will be limited reserved seating available via online bookings on Trybooking for parents/carers of award recipients and graduating Year 6 students. The details for Trybooking will be provided with invitations for award recipients and graduating students to be sent home next week. Other seating capacity will be available on a first come, first served basis. In order to meet WHS regulations, standing room will only be available at the back of the hall and the side aisles must be kept clear.

We look forward to sharing this celebration of awards with our community.

BHPS Star Learner Super Powers

Congratulations to all of our wonderful students who received the Caspian award at the shade structure assembly on Monday 12 November. We are very proud of you!

Teachers will be looking for students over the next fortnight who are displaying the qualities of OPTIMISM like OCTAVIA, seeing the possibilities, trying your hardest, displaying the right attitude towards everything and embracing resilience as the key to success.

Aussie Stars

Aussie Stars - Excellence

The following children have received the Aussie Star Award for Excellence. They consistently strive to "Reach for the Stars" in all they undertake by giving their personal best to any task.


Edwards M KA, Ava M KG, Kobi B KW, Amelia L 1C, Lachlan T 1M, Keira L 1/2G, Jayda O 2DC, William S 2M, Maisy C 2W, Edward S 3M, Ben C 3E, Annalise K 3/4N, Beauella D 4A, Caitlin W 4H, Milo L 4R, Cody S 5B, Bailey P 5S, Joel M 5T, Mia G 5/6N, Charlie K 6M, Shraya P 6O, Dylan L 6R.

Star Awards

Office News

School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) 2019 applications now open

School student applications for 2019 open from Monday, 15 October 2018.

Students progressing to year 3 and year 7 do not need to re-apply if they

  •  are continuing at the same school
  • are residing at the same address
  • have not been sent an expiry notification from Transport for NSW.

 Where a student meets the new distance eligibility, the system will automatically update their entitlement. If they do not meet the new eligibility, they will receive an expiry notification.

Students who have an entitlement approved under a medical condition which is due to expire will receive a notification advising them to re-apply.

Term Bus Pass holders will receive a notification to re-apply.

If students need to update their information or re-apply, they should go online to https://apps.transport.nsw.gov.au/ssts/updateDetails

Applications need to be submitted before 31 December 2018 to ensure student entitlements are updated and their current entitlement/card is not cancelled. If their application is submitted after  31 December 2018, the system will automatically cancel a card and a new one will need to be issued.

Students in the Opal network applying for a SSTS or Term Bus Pass entitlement for the first time will receive their card at their nominated postal address. Cards will be mailed out during December 2018 and January 2019.

For further information visit https://apps.transport.nsw.gov.au/ssts

Aussie Star Awards Respect

Other School News

Welcome to our Junior Band 2019!

We have 45 enthusiastic and excited students registered for our Junior Band next year which is wonderful.   All communications and planning will now be done via email.  If you did not receive a “Welcome to Junior Band” email from Kaz Cerneaz on Monday 12 November, please let Kaz know (kaz@cenika.com).  If you missed the registration deadline but would still like to join, please email Kaz directly.

Jelly Day

Congratulations to Jazzy and Alice on all their efforts to make jelly day a great success once again, they have raised $340.00 towards Cure for Brain Cancer.


On Wednesday November 28, Year 6 will be holding a Pizza/popper fundraiser. The cost is $5.00 for 2 slices of pizza and a popper.

This year you can again order your pizza/popper through the flexi school’s site just like a canteen order. This will be up and running to use from Monday. Orders will be accepted on the site up until Monday 26th November at 3pm.

If you are not registered with flexi schools you will be able to send the attached form in with $5 to the front office.

There will be no canteen lunch orders on this day but the canteen will be open for snacks and ice blocks as usual. The children will receive their pizza and popper at lunchtime.

Melissa O’Sullivan, Maddi Ross, Cameron Matthewson and Ryan Norman

(Year 6 Teachers)

Pizza Order Form


Sports News

Semi Finals 16th November 2018

The final round of Summer PSSA was played last week and it's now down to the business end of the season!

Semi Finals/Friendlies will be played this Friday 16th November.


These teams have made the Semi Finals:


Junior Boys Eagle Tag

Girls Tee Ball

Girls Softball

Junior A Girls Eagle Tag

Junior B Girls Eagle Tag

Senior A Girls Eagle Tag

Senior Girls Volleyball


All other Summer PSSA teams will be playing in friendly matches.


Good luck to all of our teams representing Beacon Hill!

Updated PSSA Draws please note semi finals are now 16th November



Beacon Hill Public School

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