Jumbunna 10th March 2022

61

translator

Farmers' Market News

Bonbeach Farmers’ Market

Sunday 13th March

8:30am – 12:30pm

 

If you aren't heading away this long weekend make sure you pop down to Sunday's market for some freshly baked scones with jam and cream, a doughnut or cake for morning tea and listen to some great music. Or you could arrange to meet up for a chat with friends over a coffee, juice, or smoothie.

There will be lots of fresh produce, artisan products, drinks and gourmet goodies, including bunches of fresh herbs grown in the school garden.

Remember farmers markets are not just a place to buy produce. They offer important benefits to farmers, buyers and our communities. Farmers markets provide a venue for communities to socialise, and also help educate people to make healthier food choices.

Please remember to bring a $2 gold coin for entry (per adult) as we do not have card facilities on the gates

We want to thank all the Year 3/4 families and teachers who have volunteered to help this weekend. Your support is appreciated, all profits from the market are used to purchase additional resources and equipment for your children to use at school.

The next meeting of the Farmers’ Market Committee will be held at 5:00pm Tuesday 15th March in the school Admin building. We would love to see some new faces there!

Farmers Market Committee

P&F News

AGM

The Parents and Friends Association will be holding their AGM this Friday 11th March at 9:00am. All parents and friends of the Bonbeach Community are invited to come along. The P&F are a small, dedicated group of parents and grandparents with a passion for organising enriching community and student events. The P&F have organised Mother’s Day and Father’s Day stalls and breakfasts, discos, movie nights and the Colouthon in the past. We would love to have some new members join in 2022. If you are available this Friday morning, please come along to the meeting to see what the P&F is all about. The meeting will be held in the Admin building, please sign in on arrival.

Colourthon

Next Friday 18th March will be the Bonbeach PS Colourthon! Students are encouraged to collect sponsorship for the event and register their profile online to log your donations and order any prizes you are eligible for. All funds raised from this event will be going toward installing new lighting in the hall which will be great for our Junior School production later in the year.

Students will need to bring a white T-shirt to school next Friday for the Colourthon. Sunglasses will be provided as well as a Zooper Duper at the end of the event.

                              

Harmony Day

BPS Harmony Day Celebration

 Tuesday 22nd March

 

Harmony Week is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community. Australia is one of the most multicultural countries in the world and as a country, we believe we should celebrate this and work to maintain it. The message of Harmony Week is “EVERYONE BELONGS”. It is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.

Students at Bonbeach Primary will celebrate harmony on Tuesday 22nd March. They are encouraged to wear something orange or dress in their family’s national dress.  Students are asked to contribute a gold coin to raise much needed funds for State School’s Relief which ensures every Victorian student, regardless of background is able to fully participate in education. The students will also be participating in a classroom activity and whole school picnic on the oval. Students are reminded to wear suitable clothing as per a normal day of school.

Thanks for helping in celebrating our message that EVERYONE BELONGS.

School Events Committee

                             

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

Planning for a safe and supportive school community

On Friday 18 March 2022, Bonbeach Primary School is participating in the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA). The NDA is Australia’s key bullying prevention initiative, connecting schools and communities to find workable solutions to prevent bullying.

The theme for the 2022 NDA is Kindness Culture. Bonbeach Primary School will demonstrate Kindness Culture by promoting inclusiveness, respect and community belonging for all students.

Planning for a safe and supportive school community requires a whole-school community approach. Whole-school responses to bullying prevention build positive and supportive school environments by incorporating strategies for intervention at all levels, inclusive of students, teachers, parents and carers.

Three key characteristics outlined in the national definition of bullying distinguish bullying behaviours from other forms of peer aggression behaviours which do not constitute bullying. The key characteristics of bullying include:

  1. power imbalance
  2. deliberate intent to cause harm, and
  3. ongoing and repeated behaviour.

While the following behaviours of peer aggression do not constitute bullying, these behaviours may still be serious and require intervention at home and at school:

  • arguments and disagreements (where there is no power imbalance)
  • single acts of social rejection or meanness, or
  • isolated incidents of aggression, intimidation or violence.

It is important for our entire school community, including our staff, parents, carers and students to have a clear understanding of the definition of bullying to be able to distinguish these behaviours from peer aggression, and correctly identify and respond to incidents of bullying.

The full national definition can be read here.

Knowing the types of bullying behaviour can also help you identify if the incident is bullying, or peer aggression. While neither of these behaviours are tolerated at Bonbeach Primary School, they do require different management strategies, and the first step for responding is to correctly identify the behaviour.


If you have concerns that your child is being bullied, please contact the classroom teacher in the first instance. You will be referred to the Principal if a satisfactory outcome is not achieved. If you believe the behaviour constitutes a crime, or is a serious incident of cyberbullying, please refer to the Bullying. No Way! website for information on how to report to other authorities and gaining further help.

You can read the Bonbeach Primary School bullying prevention policy here to learn more about our school’s process for managing incidents of bullying.

For more information, please visit the Bullying. No Way! website for additional resources.

            

Meet Mrs Middleton



How long have you worked at Bonbeach? 
This is my 8th year
What is your role at the school? 
1/2 teacher and Literacy Specialist
What is the most rewarding part of your job?  
I love it when I see the kids have their 'A-ha' moment and grow in confidence
What is your ideal way to unwind and relax? 
Exercise listening to a podcast, snuggling next to Bodhi with a good book
What’s your most fond childhood memory?  
Camping holidays with my family
When you were little what did you aspire to be?  
Working with animals - a Zoo-keeper
What was your favourite subject at school? 
Literacy of course!
What skill would you like to master? 
To learn - Auslan sign language
What podcasts are you right into at the moment?  
Any true crime podcast
Do you have any pets?
Bodhi my dog and 2 fish

 

 

Meet Ms Roolker



How long have you worked at Bonbeach? 
Three years
What is your role at the school? 
Assistant Principal 
What is your ideal way to unwind and relax? 
Going for a walk down the beach and listening to music.
What’s your most fond childhood memory?  
Playing backyard sports with my brother and sisters. Cricket, basketball and badminton were favourites!
When you were little what did you aspire to be?  
I had an amazing teacher in Year 3 and ever since then, I wanted to be a teacher.
What was your favourite subject at school? 
I liked all subjects but literacy and sport were probably my favourites.
What is your favourite sport to watch or play?  
I love watching the tennis and have often gone to the Australian Open. I didn’t go this year though, I watched it from home.
Do you have any pets?
I have a 5 year old Staffy cross named Sasha and a variety of tropical fish.
What’s your favourite holiday destination? 
Anywhere with good scenery and walking/hiking trails. Tasmania and New Zealand are probably my favourite interstate and oversees places to visit.
Do you collect anything? 
Houseplants!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Bodhi



How long have you worked at Bonbeach? 
This is my 2nd  year
What is your role at the school?  
Therapy Dog 
What is the most rewarding part of your job?  
Making students smile and giving high 5's
What is your ideal way to unwind and relax? 
Finding a comfortable lap to lay my head. Lots of scratches behind my ears
What’s your most fond childhood memory?  
Meeting my human brothers - Tyler and Lochie
What skill would you like to master? 
Mum wants me to learn 'Leave it' but I want to keep eating lunch box scraps on the concrete
Do you have any favourite toys?
I have a pink unicorn, dog and zebra that I love to carry around.
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
chicken and blueberries 
Do you collect anything? 
Sticks

 

Meet Bu King



How long have you worked at Bonbeach? 
I have worked at Bonbeach for the last 17 years as the Indonesian teacher.
What is the most rewarding part of your job? 
The most rewarding part of my job is watching the enthusiasm of students when learning new things.
What is your ideal way to unwind and relax? 
I like to go and have a coffee and read my book at Crackerjack’s restaurant on the beach.
What’s your most fond childhood memory?  
My favourite childhood memory was going to Bonnie Doon every weekend to water ski.
When you were little what did you aspire to be?  
I have always wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember.
What was your favourite subject at school? 
PE was always my favourite subject.
How many languages do you speak? 
I speak two languages, English and Indonesian.
What is your favourite book/ movie/ song/ food?
My favourite movie is To Sir With Love, favourite song is Three Little Birds by Bob Marley and favourite food is anything spicy.
Do you have any pets? What are their names?
I have a Kelpie called Honcho. My son named him after the rapper.
What’s your favourite holiday destination? 
My favourite holiday destination is a tropical paradise. Thailand, Bali, Greek Islands or the West Indies.
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
Anything West Indian that my husband used to cook. We were truly spoilt. He was an amazing chef.

Meet Mrs Murray



How long have you worked at Bonbeach? 
I started at Bonbeach in 2008 with Ms Jennings and am lucky again to be working with her again. Back in 2008 we only had 7 grades so the school has grown a lot in that time.
What is your role at the school?  
Prep Teacher, Maths Leader
What is your ideal way to unwind and relax? 
Swimming or walking along the beach. I love finding new beaches to visit as well as nice and deep rock pools.
When you were little what did you aspire to be?  
I loved Police Rescue so that was my dream job climbing over mountains haha.
What was your favourite subject at school? 
PE I loved all sports and still do.
How many languages do you speak? 
I can count to ten in a few languages but that is as far as it goes!
What is your favourite sport to watch or play?  
Tennis, I loved the Australian Open.
Do you have any pets?
Gracie is an enthusiastic Labradoodle.
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
Ice cream and lollies but perhaps not a meal!

A Message from the PE Department

DISTRICT SWIMMING CARNIVAL 2022

Last week, Bonbeach Primary School competed at the 2022 District Swimming Carnival. We had a squad of 28 girls and boys from Year 3 to 6 that represented our school at the Pines Aquatic Centre. They all did a fantastic job.

Quite a few students claimed third and second placed ribbons, but also a number of students won their events and will now go on to represent Bonbeach at the Kingston Divisional Finals on Monday 21st of March.

Well done to the following students who came first in their event(s) at District and will now go onto compete at Divisional:

Taylor. S –u9/10 Girls Backstroke

Neve Z –u9/10 Girls Freestyle Relay

Mia. C –u9/10 Girls Freestyle Relay

Indya. G –u9/10 Girls Freestyle Relay

Annika. L –u9/10 Girls Freestyle Relay

Griffin. D –u12/13 Boys Freestyle Relay, Breaststroke

Frank. B –u12/13 Boys Freestyle Relay

Lachlan. C –u12/13 Boys Freestyle Relay

Kai. G –u12/13 Boys Freestyle Relay

Charlie. S - u11 Boys Freestyle Relay

Lucas. L- u11 Boys Freestyle Relay

Judd. H- u11 Boys Freestyle Relay

Liam. D –u11 Boys Freestyle Relay, Backstroke

Parents will have to make arrangements to get students to Divisional, as we are unable to provide a bus due to low numbers attending. Also a big thank you goes out to Ms Felmingham and Ange Lang who helped out on the day and to all the parents who were there to support and cheer on the students.

Once again, well done to the team and go BONBEACH!!!!!!

-Mr Mac.

Student of the Week

PJC           Audrey M     
PKM          Jack D
PKS           Savannah G


JBT           Ollie C
JFR           Patrick R
JKB           Leo S        
JSB            Billy R
                
MBJ          Tamika D
MEI           Penny D
 
MMG         Paloma L
MSM         Alexander B

SCF           Harrison S 
SJH           Milana B
SMW         Maive D
SNM          Mia S
      
Indonesian        JKB    
Visual Arts         JSB    
PE                       PJC    
Library               Charlotte S

Dates to remember

Click here to view the upcoming dates.

Community Announcements