Jumbunna 24th March 2022



A Message from Ken and Lisa

Staff Car Park

A reminder that the car park off Breeze Street is for staff only. For everyone’s safety, we ask that parents do not pull into this carpark and double park to drop their children off and that all parents and students use the entrance beside the car park to enter the school grounds.

P&F Colourthon

A huge thank you to the P&F for the Colourthon last Friday afternoon. If was a fun filled afternoon with many very colourful students, staff and volunteers by the end of the afternoon! Thank you to all families who raised money for the event which will go towards the purchasing and installation of stage lighting in our hall. The P&F are still finalising the donations and we will announce to the school community how much was raised very soon.



Ken & Lisa

Dates to remember

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Anzac Day Appeal

ANZAC DAY 25th April 2022

As ANZAC Day falls on the school holidays this year, we will be selling ANZAC day badges during the week of the 28th of March. Students will be able to purchase their special ANZAC merchandise on any day during this week, with SRC students coming around to classes at 10.45am each day.

Students can purchase:

  • $1 ANZAC Badge
  • $2 White Rising Sun Badge
  • $3 Wristband
  • $5 Bronze Rising Sun, Slouch Hat or Light Horse Slouch Hat
  • $5 Pen

Funds raised go to the ANZAC Appeal to continue supporting veterans and their families in times of need.

A Message from the PE Department




Next Friday the 1st of April, we will be holding our annual Cross Country Day. This is a whole school event that will take place between 9am-11am. The junior school (Prep-Grade 2) will be running a smaller course within the school grounds. Students in Prep will be running one lap in their classes and the Grade 1/2s will be running two laps with JKM, JBT and JFR running together and JKB and JSB running together.

When not running, all juniors will be watching and cheering on from the middle of the oval. Estimated time of finishing is 10am. Classes are then encouraged to watch and cheer on as the senior school competes the larger course.

Grade 3-6 students will be running a larger course on the outside of the school. They will run in their age groups. Under 9/10 will complete 3 laps of the course with under 11 and under 12/13 running 4 laps. This also doubles as try outs to make the district Cross Country Team. We expect the senior school to finish by 11am. 

All students are encouraged to wear their house colours on the day. If you are unsure what house your child is in please see their classroom teacher. This event will only be cancelled in extreme weather (eg: lighting and serve thunderstorms). Rain will not cause the event to be cancelled.   

Any parents of middle/senior school students that are available and willing to help be a course marshal on the day, could you please see or contact myself corey.mccormack@education.vic.gov.au. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Corey McCormack

Physical Education Teacher

Easter Raffle



It’s nearly Easter and that means the Annual Bonbeach Primary School and Pre School Giant Easter Raffle is nearly here.

The raffle will be drawn at the Easter Bonnet Parade.

We are appreciative of the continued generosity of our school community and are asking for your support at this time.

All donations for the raffle will be gratefully accepted and can be left at the office with our lovely ladies.

As you are aware, all monies we raise, are spent on our students

Thanks again from your P&F.


Easter Colouring Competition

Meet Mrs McCallum

My name is Ms McCallum. I am mostly called Ms Mac at school. I live in Aspendale with my family. I have a partner Shaun, who is also a teacher; a son, Archer who is 10 and two daughters, Dahlia, who is 13 and Matilda, who is almost 15. We love going camping in our caravan and hanging out in our new pool.
How long have you been a teacher? 
This is my 4th year at Bonbeach and my 23rd year in teaching. I did have some time off when my children were little.
What s your role at the school?  
Class Teacher, 5/6 Team Leader, School Events Committee Coordinator and joint STEM leader with Mr Sandy
What is the most rewarding part of your job? 
Being part of a team and getting to know my students and their interests.
What is your ideal way to unwind and relax? 
Going out for a meal with friends or reading a book.
What skill would you like to master? 
I would love to master the piano or guitar
What T.V series are you right into at the moment? 
I’m really enjoying Survivor at the moment and I hope Josh or Jordan win.
What is your favourite sport to watch or play?  
I have recently enjoyed watching my son play Cricket and I love to play Netball.
What is your favourite…? I have lots of favourites in these categories. This was hard!
Book- A Fortunate Life- Albert Facey
Movie- Stand By Me
Song- Better Together- Jack Johnson
Food- bread, cheese, olives, salami……I can’t choose….Mediterranean?
Do you have any pets?
We have a dog called Dusty who was named after Dusty Martin from Richmond. Apart from myself who barracks for North Melbourne, the rest of the family are Tigers supporters.
What’s your favourite holiday destination? 
I am desperate to visit Italy…and maybe one day live in Tuscany.

Meet Wendy

How long have you worked at Bonbeach?
8 Years
What is your role at the school?
School Administration
Do you have any pets?
I have a 2 year old Golden Retriever called Sadie, a 1 year old Golden Labrador called Willow and a cat called Mika
What is your ideal way to unwind and relax?
Walking my dogs along the beach
When you were little what did you aspire to be?
My Dad was always jetting off around the world on Business and I wanted to do the same, so I decided at about the age of 10 that I wanted to be an Air Hostess.
How many languages do you speak?
I lived in Germany for 7 years and Spain for 2 years, so at one time I spoke both languages fairly well, although having spent the last 20 years in Australia I am very rusty!
What is your favourite sport to watch or play?
What is your favourite.......?
Book: anything by Barbara Erskine
Film: Death at a Funeral
TV Series: In the Line of Duty
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A full English Roast with all the trimmings – Yorkshire puddings would be a must!
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Other than visiting my family and friends back in the UK, I love Sitges, which is a beautiful town just outside of Barcelona, where I lived.

Meet Ms Fregon

How long have you worked at Bonbeach? 
I started in 2012
What is your role at the school? 
Inclusion Coordinator
What is your ideal way to unwind and relax?
Pottering in my veggie garden with the chickens at my feet 
What skill would you like to master? 
Getting children to sleep through the night!
What is your favourite sport to watch or play? 
I love the solitude of running
Do you have any pets?
A dog Ralph, a rabbit Elsa and five chickens named Speedy, Missy, Queenie, Rolly, and Robbie
If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have? 
The power to take people’s worries away
What’s your favourite holiday destination? 
We went camping in Echuca last Summer, it was pretty special
Do you collect anything? 



Student of the Week

PJC               Myles J
PKM              Elva S
PKS               Lucinda S

JBT                Thomas S
JFR                Sarah S & Jamie D
JKB                Haruhito W
JKM               Ben M & Archie C
JSB                Archie T
MBJ               Josh H
     Nina L   
MMG              Ivy  A
MSM              Cody H 

SCF               Siella H
SJH               Sylvia K
SNM              Emma B
Performing Arts   Erin M (JFR)

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