Term 4, Week 6- Thursday, 22 November 2018

Important dates for your diary...

For your diary...

  • Friday 23 November- White Ribbon Day
  • Friday 23 November- NO PSSA THIS WEEK
  • Monday 26 November- CARITAS WEEK (St Augustine's students volunteering)
  • Wednesday 28 November- Pizza Popper Day
  • Friday 30 November- Summer PSSA finals


From the Principal, Ms Peta Hanson

Proudly introducing our 2019 school leaders

Congratulations to our newly elected school captains for 2019, Minty T and Oliver T and to our vice school captains, Leilani G, Sienna S, Bailey P and Noah S. I am certain the elected students will be committed to their positions and will lead with pride. Once again, it was a very difficult decision for our students and teachers to vote from such a highly capable and credible field of nominees. Every single one of them delivered their speeches with confidence and poise and all demonstrate leadership capabilities of the highest calibre. We are also incredibly proud of our wonderful SRC prefect leaders for 2019: Billy S, Joel M, Henry D, Roxy A, Angie B and Alex L.

Further leadership positions such as house captains, sustainability, band and dance captains are being determined at present and will be listed in the next Beacon. All of our 2019 leaders will be presented with their badges and inducted at our Awards Ceremony on 13 December.

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!

Thank you breakfast!


Before and After School Supervision

 Please be reminded that teacher supervision is provided on the playground from 8.35am in the mornings. In the interests of children’s safety it is advised that children are not to be on site before this time unless engaged in supervised activities such as band rehearsals, PSSA training or attending OOSH. Students have been reminded that if they do arrive before the bell rings, they are to be seated under the shade structure (3-6) or the library awning (K-2).  Equally important is ensuring that children go to their designated pick up spot to meet their parent/carer promptly when the bell rings at 3pm. Our school has a before and after school service on the premises to support our families with out of school hours care. For more information, please go to the BH OOSH website at: www.bhoosh.com.au.

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 tomorrow, Friday 23rd November where students will wear white and students can buy a white ribbon for $2 and/or bring in a gold coin donation 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 whit 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 sent home this 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.

Stage 1 Awards

Office News

Fee Reminder

A reminder for outstanding fees will be sent out early next week, we appreciate all the families who have already settled their accounts. 

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

BHPS Band Christmas Picnic 2018



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

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 next week on Friday 30th November. What a great achievement for these teams to make it through to the Grand Final!

Junior A Girls Eagle Tag

Junior B Girls Eagle Tag

Junior Girls Tee Ball

Senior Girls Softball

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!



Beacon Hill Public School

“Together we provide a respectful, happy and friendly school environment where everyone strives to achieve excellence.”