Term 4, Week 7- Thursday, 29 November 2018

Important dates for your diary...

For your diary...

  • Friday 30 November- Summer PSSA finals
  • Monday 3 December- MPC Assembly (Year 6 perform)
  • Monday 3 December- Year 10 work experience  (Mackellar Girls' Campus)students here this week
  • Tuesday 4 December- Year 6 Orientation Day for Government High Schools
  • Tuesday 4 December- P&C Meeting 6:30pm/ Farewell Drinks 7:30pm
  • Wednesday 5 December- Thank You Breakfast 8:30am

From the Principal, Ms Peta Hanson

Congratulations to our house, dance and band leaders!

Congratulations is extended to the following year 5 students who have recently been elected to the leadership positions listed below in 2019. All of our 2019 leaders will be presented with their badges on Thursday 13 December at our awards assembly. I am sure you will be wonderful assets to the BHPS leadership team and I look forward to working closely with you all.

Best wishes to our Summer PSSA Finalists!

We wish our Junior A Girls' Eagle Tag, Junior B Girls' Eagle Tag , Junior Girls' Tee Ball and Senior Girls' Softball  teams  and their coaches all the very best for their finals tomorrow! Best of luck!

P&C next Tuesday 4 December

Our next P&C meeting will be held Tuesday 4 December at 6:30pm. This is our final meeting for the year before we look forward to gathering socially at 7.30pm to celebrate what has been a fantastic year at BHPS. We warmly welcome everyone to attend this meeting! It gives us a special opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you and goodbye to our Year 6 families, staff and other families bidding us farewell. We hope to see you there!

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! Invitations were emailed to parents, so if for some reason you didn't receive your invitation via email, please do come as we look forward to sharing breakfast with you all!

Thank you breakfast!


2019 Notification


From the Deputy Principal, Mrs Jane Stanley

Tree of Joy: The true gift of joy is in the giving

Beacon Hill Public School had an overwhelming response to the Tree of Joy for the last few years and we will be having a Tree of Joy in our foyer again this year. Our school will be supporting our local charities including Catholic Care, supporting families in need and Stewart House, coordinated by Smile Elite to provide Christmas gifts for those in our wider community who are less fortunate to help brighten their Christmas Day.

Participation is voluntary and Beacon Hill PS families are asked to please take a gift tag from the tree from the 29th November and buy the specified gift listed on the tag. Please wrap the gift and stick the tag on the front. Please drop back the gift to the foyer to take part in our Tree of Joy. It’s always wonderful to see our children sharing the excitement of the lead up to Christmas by thinking of and giving to others. The final day for drop off and collection of the gifts will be the morning of Monday 17th  December.

High School Orientation

It is not long now before we farewell our Year 6 students to High school and they start the next chapter in their lives and learning journey. Year 6 students who are attending our local Public High Schools will participate in an orientation day at their high school on Tuesday 4th December. 

Some helpful hints for parents/caregivers

The Department of Education has an online video about starting high school that you can watch with your child.


·         Establish a good routine before going back to school i.e. sleeping patterns, meal times.

·         Encourage your child to get into the habit of having a good breakfast before school. Give your children healthy food to eat and encourage three meals a day.

·         Practice travel to school.

·         Buy some files to store worksheets at home. One box file for each subject is a good idea. Colour code books if organisation is a problem.

·         Put the timetable up on the wall and on the fridge.

·         Help your child to pack their bag the night before. Don’t forget sports gear is needed at different times throughout the week.

·         Remember the timetable can change.

·         Help your child plan assignments using a planner.

·         Set aside a time to do homework in a quiet place.

·         Encourage your child to take part in after school activities at school or outside school. 

BHPS Star Learner Super Powers

BHPS students are continuing to embrace their Star Learner Super Powers, promoting positive learning habits and a commitment to learning whilst striving for their personal best.

Congratulations to the following students who are displaying the qualities of OPTIMISM like OCTAVIA, staying flexible, talking and connecting, listening to alternate points of view and realising the potential of a group. These students received the Octavia award at the shade structure assembly on Monday 26

Aussie Stars

Respect – Responsibility – Excellence

The following students have embodied all the positive school wide expectations this year.  They consistently strive to make Beacon Hill a happy and friendly school environment by displaying respect, responsibility and excellence in all areas.

Congratulations to the following students for being awarded the overall Aussie Stars for 2018.  These students will be presented with their awards at our MPC assembly on Monday 3 December.

Ollie N KA, Emilia O KG, Erin H KW, Lucas D 1C, Mia A 1M, Lachie W 1/2G, Ava L 2DC, Ruby Y 2M, Beckford S 2W, Mitchell P 3M, Manny S 3E, Georgie S 3/4N, Lukas V 4A, Eliza D 4H, Ashlyn F 4R, Gabbie S 5B, Alex L 5S, Sienna S 5T, Alice S 5/6N, Brooke D 6M, Kai C 6O, Abbie H 6R.

Star Awards

Sports News

Summer PSSA Grand Final

In exciting sports news, we have four teams who will be representing our school in Summer PSSA Grand Finals!

These matches will be played on Friday 30th November. What a great achievement for these teams to make it through to the Grand Final!

Junior A Girls Eagle Tag, Played at David Thomas manly vale.

Junior B Girls Eagle Tag, Played at David Thomas manly vale.

Junior Girls Tee Ball, Abbott road north curl curl.

Senior Girls Softball, Abbott road north curl curl.

Buses will depart school at 12:00pm in order for Grand Finals to commence at 12:30pm. This allows time for presentations after matches have been played.

Senior A and Senior B Girls Eagle Tag teams will be attending the Junior A and Junior B Girls Eagle Tag Grand Finals to offer their support.

We wish each of these teams and their coaches the very best of luck!

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

End of year fun day by Year 6

 Year 6 will again be running their annual FUN DAY on Friday 14th December. The infants will attend in the morning session and the Primary students will attend in the middle session.  This event is the last fundraiser for Year 6 for 2018 and goes towards a Year 6 gift to the school. There will be lots of different games, activities, prizes and even major prizes.  You will be able to purchase a $10 wristband that will entitle you to unlimited access to each activity.  This system minimises any loss of tickets and makes the day run more efficiently for everyone. The children will be issued with their wristband on the day of the mini fete.

Wristbands are on sale through Flexi SchoolsIf you don’t have access to Flexi Schools, wristbands can also be purchased from outside the front office before school in week 9, from the Year 6 students. The students’ names will be recorded and they will be issued their wristband on the day.

If you have any queries regarding the day please don’t hesitate to contact Melissa O’Sullivan.


Cameron Matthewson Ryan Norman Maddi Ross   Melissa O’Sullivan

Year 6 Teachers.

P and C Fundraiser-Mango drive update

If you ordered mangoes as part of the P & C Mango drive these will be delivered to school next Wednesday 5th December. They will be available for pick up from the Learning and Support Room opposite the Library near the front of the school at the following times.

Wednesday 5 December- 3.00pm till 3.30pm

Thursday 6 December-8.30am till 9.30am

Thursday 6 December- 2.30pm till 3.30pm

All enquiries to Lesley Elkan Ph: 0409 451 793 or via email lelandchrisw@gmail.com


BHPS Band Christmas Picnic 2018


Carols Flyer


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