Jumbunna 20th May 2022



Term Dates 2023

Term 1 - Fri 27th January to Thur 6th April

Term 2 - Mon 24th April to Fri 23rd June

Term 3 - Mon 10th July to Fri 15th September

Term 4 - Mon 2nd October to Wed 20th December



Curriculum days are student free days.

Friday 27th January

Monday 30th January
Monday 1st May

Monday 6th November


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A Message from Ken and Lisa

Upcoming Student Free Days

Curriculum Day – Next Friday 27th May is a Curriculum Day. On this day, staff will be engaging in professional learning and assessment moderation.

Professional Practice Day – For Term 2, 2022, the Department of Education and Training has provided schools with the option to hold each teacher’s allocated Professional Practice Day on the same day for all staff. This is to enable the most effective and efficient use of this day and assist with managing replacement teachers across the state.

As a result, we have scheduled our professional practice day for Monday, June 6th. This has been endorsed by our School Council. Students will therefore not be required to attend school on this day.

If you need care for your child, our OSHC provider TheirCare are available on this day.

School Council Report

The following school policies have been updated and approved by School Council:

These policies can be found in the ‘about’ tab on our website or by clicking on the policy name above.


Over the past fortnight, our Year 3 and 5 students have completed the Reading, Writing, Conventions of Language and Numeracy NAPLAN assessments. Congratulations to all students for your hard work and persistence in completing these assessments. We anticipate that results will be available in the second half of Term 3.

Supervision Before and After School

Student safety at Bonbeach Primary School is our highest priority and the safe and appropriate supervision of students is an important element of our duty of care to students. Part of this duty is ensuring parents and students are aware of our student supervision arrangements before and after school.

Before school: School grounds are supervised from 8:45am-9:00am.

After school: School grounds are supervised from 3:30-3:45pm.

Students on school grounds outside these times will not be supervised (unless they are attending a before or after school care program or supervised extracurricular activity).

Parents/carers are requested to ensure that students do not attend school outside of these supervised times unless they are attending before or after school care, or a pre-arranged supervised activity (i.e. sports practice).

Families are encouraged to contact TheirCare for more information about the before and after school care facilities available to our school community or if you would like any further information about our student supervision arrangements.

Semester One Reports and Parent Teacher Interviews

Semester One reports will be available via Compass on Thursday 23rd June. As Term 2 this year is a short (9 week) term, we will be holding Parent Teacher Interviews in the first week of Term 3. More details regarding dates/times and bookings will be provided towards the end of term.

Cold and Flu and Student Illness

With borders opening and the arrival of colder weather, cases of influenza (the flu) are increasing throughout Victoria. Our community is at risk of higher rates of students and staff affected by the flu or COVID-19 this season.

What to do if your child gets sick

To help keep your child and our school community safe, please take the following steps if your child has any cold or flu-like symptoms:

  • take a COVID-19 test and follow the current Department of Health isolation requirements if a positive result is shown
  • keep your child at home until their symptoms pass
  • common flu-like symptoms include a high fever, cough, runny nose, loss of appetite, body aches and feeling extremely weak and tired
  • diagnosis of the flu can only be confirmed by a doctor after a nose or throat swab
  • encourage your child to wash their hands regularly and ask them to cover their nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing.


Rapid Antigen Testing

RATs will continue to be distributed to you as they have been throughout this school year for the remainder of this term.

However, from Monday 23 May 2022, students will no longer be recommended to undertake twice weekly RATs.

RATs however will continue to be required by students who are household contacts to attend school (5 negative tests over a 7 day period) or who have symptoms.

The ongoing supply of RATs to families in our school will ensure that parents and carers will have them should they need them if their child is a household contact or has symptoms.

Families must continue to notify the Department of Health and the school if their child returns a positive RAT result. Additionally, you should inform us if any of your children are household contacts.

Uniform Shop

The uniform shop is usually open on the 1st Friday of each month, however our volunteer who has been doing this, has indicated she may have difficulty on occasion. She will endeavour to still open once a month, however we will issue a Compass notification informing of each opening day and time as this becomes available.

In the meantime, please keep the 2nd hand donations coming, but be aware that we can only accept donations of school uniform items that have the school logo on them.


Ken & Lisa

Dates to remember

Click here to view the upcoming dates.

 Grade 1/2 SWIMMING PROGRAM 2022

The 2022 Swimming program for students in grade 1/2 will be held at Mentone Girls Grammar Aquatic Centre at 17 Mentone Parade, Mentone on Monday 23rd  May, Tuesday 24th May, Wednesday 25th May, Thursday 26th May, Monday 30th May, Tuesday 31st May, Wednesday 1st June and Thursday 2nd June (Week 5 and 6 of term).


FIRST BUS departs school at 9:00am with JKM (Mrs Middleton). Children will be in the pool from 9:30am until 10:00am and return to school at approximately 10:45am.

THE SECOND BUS departs school at 9:30am with JSB (Ms Brennan). Children will be in the pool from 10:00am until 10:30am and return to school at approximately 11:15am.

THE THIRD BUS departs school at 10:00am with JFR (Mr Rankine). Children will be in the pool from 10:30 until 11:00am and return to school at approximately 11:45am. 

THE FOURTH BUS departs school at 10:30am with JKB (Mrs Batson). Children will be in the pool from 11.00am until 11:30am and return to school at approximately 12:45pm.

THE FIFTH BUS departs at school at 11:00am with JBT (Mrs Ballos/Turner). Children will be in the pool from 11:30am until 12:00pm and return to school at approximately 12:45pm.

*(JKB & JBT to depart pool at same time together)

Parent helpers at the pool are welcome. All parent helpers must have a valid Working with Children’s Check and have completed the Bonbeach Primary School ‘Volunteer Worker OHS and Child Safe Induction Handbook.’

If you are interested in attending as a parent helper, please contact your child’s teacher or the office.

Students should bring their normal lunch and drinks, but teachers may advise them to eat at different times according to their swimming timetable.


  • Name everything with a permanent marker (especially goggles).
  • Children must bring and wear a swimming cap. (Caps are compulsory and can be purchased from the school office for $8.50).
  • Plastic bags for wet clothing.
  • Sandals/thongs to wear to the pool; put in school bag with towel. They will put them on at school before they go to the pool.
  • Bathers should be worn to school to make changing at the pool easier. Don’t forget to put in underwear for coming back to school.
  • Pack a little extra food, as they will be hungry after swimming.
  • Allow for extra sleep time, as they will be more tired than usual.
  • Please show your child the towel you are packing so they will know which is theirs.

       -Any other questions please email Mr Mac.      


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PJC                   Eli B
PKM                 Cooper R & Poppy S      
PKS                  Mason S

JFR                   Benjamin L-G
JKB                   Lisa S
JBT                   Grace J
JKM                  Mia M
                  Emma C
MBJ                   Evie W
MMG                  Kora J    
MSM                  Isla R-C

SCF                   Poppy K-S
SJH                   Sophie L D           
SNM                  Oscar A & Leticia H
Indonesian             MMG & MEI
PE                            SMW
Visual Arts              PKS
Performing Arts      JKB