Term 2 Week 8 Thursday 20th June 2019

Important dates for your diary...

For your diary...

* Friday 21 June- Winter PSSA Round 7

* Friday 21 June- Sydney North Cross Country

* Friday 21 June- K-2 Disco (Please note K-2 students are able to wear mufti to school this day)

* Monday 24 June- Sydney North Dance Festival commences @ Glen St (best wishes to our wonderful dance groups)

* Thursday 27 June- Year 4 Project Penguin Expo Day @ Taronga Zoo

* Friday 28 June- Winter PSSA Round 8

* Friday 5 July- NAIDOC week assembly 9.05am MPC

PLANNING AHEAD

* Tuesday 23 July- 3-6 Athletics Carnival @ Narrabeen Sport & Rec (note this is the students first day back for Term 3)

From the Principal, Ms Peta Hanson

Reporting to Parents

A strong home school partnership plays a vital role in supporting successful learning outcomes for our children, ensuring they can achieve their personal best. Parents are always welcome to make an appointment with their child’s teacher at any time of the year. Additionally, student reports are sent home at the end of each semester. These reports provide valuable information on student’s progress, effort and level of attainment across the key learning areas (in relation to the NSW syllabus documents) as well as work habits. Semester 1 student reports will be sent home on Monday 1 July 2019.  We are working towards emailing home digital reports this year and are hopeful that this function will be ready for Semester 1 reports.  

Good Luck to Our Amazing Dance Groups!

Our wonderful dance groups (senior girls and senior boys) will be performing as part of the Sydney North Dance festival at Glen Street over the next two weeks. Our talented Mrs Graham and Miss Aouad have choreographed fabulous routines for our students! We wish them all the very best for their performances and know that they will be SUPERSTARS! I can’t wait to cheer them on from the audience next week. I know you will hear your BHPS support!

School Development Day Monday 22 July 2019

The first day of term 3 is a school development day for us at Beacon Hill. BHPS staff will be attending the NBLA combined school development day where the theme for the day is Aboriginal Education.  We look forward to engaging presentations from Susan Moylan-Coombs, Dr Christine Evans and Clarence Bruinsma, our Aboriginal Education and Wellbeing Officer, throughout the day as well as networking and continuing to strengthen relationships with our NBLA colleagues. Please note: our students’ first day back to school for term 3 is Tuesday 23 July which is also our 3-6 Athletics Carnival.         

Sydney North Cross Country

We wish our students representing BHPS as members of our Zone team at the Sydney North Cross Country Carnival this Friday the very best of luck and cross our fingers for a dry track. Best wishes to all of you. You will have all of us at BHPS behind you!         

Extended Leave of Absence

Just a gentle reminder if you are planning on a family holiday during the school term, parents need to apply for an ‘Application for Extended Leave’ from school’. An Application for Extended Leave-Travel can be collected from the office. Once completed please return to the Principal at least two weeks prior to the leave. Following this, an approved ‘Certificate of Extended leave - Travel’ will be issued. The original certificate will be signed, copied for school records and returned to parents. This needs to be carried during leave as it must be produced when requested by police or other authorised attendance officers.         

Roofing and AusPlay Upgrade Updates

You would no doubt have noticed that the roofing program is well underway, although there have been some delays due to the rain. Our administration office is now accessible via the front entrance. We thank you for your understanding and flexibility during this process as we know it is disruptive. Over the next week, work on the Pizza Hut and Year 1 block will commence which will mean a large part of the K-2 playground will be fenced off. We will keep you informed of classroom changes and entry/ exit points as we are able.

The AusPlay upgrade project is also coming along despite the wet weather. It has been very exciting to see the equipment and poles for the shade being installed. Unfortunately, the rain has also delayed the completion of this project. We are hopeful though that it will be completed before the end of this term.

Although at times hectic, it is very exciting to see these wonderful upgrades to our school!

Kindy 2020 Rainbow Poster

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Deputy News - From Mrs Jane Stanley

Homework Club

Homework Club is back up and running for Term 2 on a Wednesday morning from 8.30-9.00am in the Library. I will be available to support any children from Years 1-6 that would like some extra help with their homework, projects and learning goals.

This is held every Wednesday morning. No RSVP necessary-just turn up when you would like some support. I look forward to seeing you then.

BHPS Star Learner Super Powers-Nova Award

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 Never giving up like NOVA, staying flexible, talking and connecting, listening to alternate points of view and realising the potential of a group. These students will received their Nova award at the MPC assembly on Monday 1 July.

Kindergarten: Aiden W, Vince C, Buddy B, Parker T.

Year 1: Archer D, Will S, Dimitri A.

Year 2: Antonio G, Will K, Israela O.

Year 3: Beau B, Lily H, Scott H.

Year 4: Sienna E, Joshua J, Ben C.

Year 5: Hannah R, Kryss B, Zara G.

Year 6: Charlie C, Ty W, Jai K.

Premier's Spelling Bee

The Premier’s Spelling Bee was introduced in 2004 as a fun and educational way for primary school students to engage in spelling. The program includes activities to encourage all students to improve their vocabulary and spelling and to promote literacy skills in combination with the English K-6 Syllabus.

The Premier’s Spelling Bee is open to all NSW government primary, central and community schools. The competition comprises two divisions – junior for Years 3 and 4 and senior for Years 5 and 6.

Each year our school participates in spelling activities in class during Term 2 in the lead up to stage Spelling Bee's for Year 3-6 in Term 3. The top 2 students from each stage Spelling Bee go on to the Regional final to compete against other local schools in our area.

The Premier's Spelling Bee lists are available at the following website https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/premiers-spelling-bee and class teacher's can also access copies. The lists are password protected and you can contact your class teacher or the office to obtain the password.

The Stage finals of the Spelling Bee will be held at school on Thursday 1st August. More information will be provided closer to the date.

Other School News

NAIDOC Week at BHPS

BHPS will be celebrating NAIDOC Week in Week 10 of this term. NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Week is a time to celebrate the culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. All week, students will learn more about the importance of NAIDOC week, and participate in various learning experiences to deepen their understanding of Aboriginal culture.

We will finish the week with a whole school NAIDOC celebration on Friday 5th July. Students are asked to come to school dressed in the colours of the Aboriginal flag, and bring a gold coin donation to support the charity Commonground. For more information please visit: https://www.commonground.org.au/

We will start the day with a whole school assembly in the MPC with performances by Year 2 and the Year 6 ukulele group. Parents are most welcome to attend.     

Stage 2 "Living History " Incursion

On Monday of this week, Stage 2 was treated to an interactive performance led by the crew from "Living History." It had a focus on the birth of modern Australia and what convict life was like.

The children learnt a great deal about how harsh the journey to Australia would have been. Then they also learnt about the roles and lifestyles of convicts, soldiers and the upper class free settlers. Later, the children could try on the types of clothes from the olden days. They could also pick up utensils and items used in all facets of daily life from the era around 1788. The children really enjoyed doing role plays of that era. It is hoped that they gained an insight into life in those times.

Suzette Gately

"Living History" Incursion Coordinator

2019 Year 4 Project Penguin Expo

Today, the Year 4s presented their Project Penguin displays in a whole school EXPO. The year 4s felt a little nervous at the start, however, they soon adjusted and became comfortable with speaking to many other pupils in the school. The purpose of the EXPO was for the Year 4s to educate others about the plight of the local Little Penguin and of measures we need to take to ensure their future survival. The year 4s as well as their Mackellar Girls' High School mentors, put a great deal of thought and effort all this term into working on their Project Penguin presentations. I am proud of them for the enthusiastic and cooperative manner in which they worked as a group. it is also terrific to see that they show such a caring attitude towards looking after the environment.

Ms Gately

Project Penguin Coordinator

Calling all Kindy’s, year 1 and 2!

Come along and Bop till you Drop with our new DJ at the school disco Friday 21st June. MPC opens for years 1 & 2  at 3.30pm until 5.30pm. All children must be signed in and out by an adult.

Important note: Kindy Classes will be escorted to the MPC straight from their classroom by one of our volunteers. So there will be NO pickup at 3pm. Pickup will be at the MPC at 5.30pm – or a little earlier if you want to come watch the last 10 mins. (If this is your first disco, a class email will be sent out this week with full details of how the afternoon works). Tickets $10 - available on Flexischools within the next 24hrs, which includes a drink and chips. No tickets can be purchased on the night.  Glow Items available to purchase online and if any stocks are left they will also be available to purchase on the night! Canteen will also be open selling drinks, lollies, zooper doopers and more!  

Volunteers Required We are looking for lovely volunteers to help us make the night run smoothly & it’s a good excuse for those just wanting to come have a sneak peek at all the groovers.  If you are available please sign up using this link: https://signup.com/go/ykRHVpv All help is greatly appreciated. 

See you there with your disco dancing shoes on!!!

Karlin  simkar2@optusnet.com.au  & Claire clairelocke@live.com

Lost property

We have an excessive amount of lost property accumulating in both our lost property rooms that are unlabelled. We try very hard to return items to students so please label all items of clothing your child brings along to school.

Any lost property not claimed by the end of week 9 Friday 28th June will be donated to charity.

Woolworths Earn & Learn

WOOLWORTHS EARN & LEARN HAS STARTED – COLLECT YOUR TICKETS FROM YOUR LOCAL WOOLWORTHS WHEN YOU SHOP AND HELP US EARN A FANTASTIC RANGE OF EQUIPMENT FOR THE SCHOOL.

 PUT YOUR STICKERS ON THE STICKER SHEETS WHICH ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE OFFICE AND PLACE THEM IN THE EARN & LEARN BOX WHICH IS LOCATED IN THE OFFICE. OR WE HAVE A EARN & LEARN BOX AT THE WOOLWORTHS AT WARRINGAH MALL AND DEE WHY – POP THEM IN STRAIGHT AFTER YOU SHOP.

 Any questions please contact Kylie McManus, kylie_mcmanus@optusnet.com.au

THANKS FOR HELPING OUR SCHOOL!

Kindy and Stage 1 Classroom awards

Each week teachers from K-2 are actively looking for students that are trying their best to reach their learning goals. All students are working very well, however we choose two students per class per week to celebrate their achievements. Keep up the good work kids!

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Northern Beaches Vacation Care Winter 2019

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BHYC Holiday Gymnastics Program

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