Jumbunna 17th December 2020



A Message from Ken and Lisa


                               End of School Year                           

It’s hard to believe but tomorrow is the last school day for the year and there’s only 8 more sleeps until Christmas!

Assembly will commence just after 1pm tomorrow and dismissal will be 1:30pm.

It’s with mixed emotions we say goodbye to our Year 6 students. We’re sad that they are leaving the school but excited for them as they embark on the secondary school journey.

We wish them all the very best for the future and we also wish the very best to the families that are leaving Bonbeach at the end of the year.

Assembly tomorrow

We are going to hold our end of year assembly on the basketball court tomorrow from 1pm. This is entirely weather permitting and, if the weather is inclement, it will be held in the hall.

Parents are welcome to our outdoor assembly but, unfortunately, cannot attend if it is in the hall.

The exit tunnel will be held on the basketball court if there is an outside assembly. If assembly is in the hall, the tunnel will start at the middle door of the hall and go along the front of the new learning centre.

2021 drop off and pick up

Since returning to school from remote learning this Term, and the arrangements for dropping students off in the morning, we have seen an increase in students separating from parents smoothly and the additional time in the room in the morning has allowed them to get organised for the day and settle in so they are ready to learn from 9:00am. Therefore, we have made the decision to continue with the arrangement of having a bell at 8:45am to signal that students can enter straight into their classrooms from this time. Parents will be able to enter the school grounds to drop their children off at their classroom external door. Students will be able to enter from any gate. There will still be staff on duty in the grounds from 8:45am. A reminder that the yard is not supervised until 8:45am and students should not be arriving to school prior to this time.

We will continue with dismissing students from the basketball court during the construction of our admin/STEM building.


Two of our staff members are leaving us at the end of this year. I am very sad to see Ms Scarlett and Ms Levy go and  wish them all the best for the future. Both have added something very special to Bonbeach and we hope to see them back here one day.

Open Morning

We will be opening up the new Learning Centre between 10:30am - 12pm, Thursday 21st January to give any parents the opportunity to come in and tour the building.


A really big thank you to all our families for your outstanding assistance and perseverance during the remote learning period. It has been the most challenging year that we have been through as a staff and we couldn’t have done as well as we did, without your support.

We wish you all a safe and happy holiday and look forward to a fantastic (COVID free!!) 2021.


Ken & Lisa

Grade 6 2020 Art Work

Congratulations to our 2020 Year 6 students for creating this fabulous mosaic artwork of our three Positive Behaviour for Learning mascots! A big thank you to Kirsty Oliver for overseeing this project and coming in on her days off to work with the students.

     Sunny Seagull                   Kasey Kookaburra                     Larry Lorikeet
       I am safe                             I am kind                               I am a learner


Semester 2 2020Student Reports

Dear parents and carers,

I am writing to provide an update on changes to Semester Two student reports.

The Department of Education and Training has adjusted the expectations around student reporting for Semester Two in recognition of the continued disruption caused by Covid-19.

While we have continued to deliver a teaching and learning program and monitor the learning of each student, we have adjusted our semester reporting to reflect the recent period of remote learning.

This semester, a simplified, written report will be provided for each student, focussing on what progress has been made and what has been achieved by each child.

Reports will include:

  • a description of the learning programs taught throughout the semester;
  • a comment on student participation and engagement in the learning programs offered;
  • for English and Mathematics:
    • student achievement information
    • progress shown over the last twelve months
  • for specialist subjects:
    • a description of the learning programs taught throughout the semester;
    • a short comment on progress and achievement across the semester.

I’d like to thank our families for your continued support throughout 2020.

Kind Regards,

Ken Jones


Dates to remember

Term 4 2020

Thurs 17/12    Semester 2 reports available to download from 4pm
Fri 18/12         Last day of Term 4. Students dismissed at 1:30pm

Term 1 2021

Wed 27/1         Book Collection 9am-1pm School Office
Thurs 28/1       Student Free Day
Fri 29/1           Year 1-6 return to school
Mon 1/2           Prep Students start.
                       Students with surname beginning                           
A-K commence 9:30am - 12pm.
                       Students with surname 
                       with L-Z commence 12:30pm-3pm

Tues 2/2           All Prep students commence at 9am
Sun 14/2          Farmers' Market Yr 3/4
Wed 17/2         District Swimming
Sun 14/3          Farmers' Market Yr 1/2
Sun 11/4          Farmers' Market Prep

Term 2 2021

Tues 4/5          District Cross Country
Sun 9/5           Farmers' Market Yr 5/6
Sun 13/6          Farmers' Market Yr 3/4
Sun 11/7          Farmers' Market Yr 1/2

Term 3 2021

Sun 8/8          Farmers' Market Yr Prep
Fri 3/9             District Athletics
Sun 12/9         Farmers' Market Year 5/6

Term 4 2021

Sun 10/10       Farmers' Market  Pre-School
14/11             Farmers' Marke   TBC
12/12             Farmers' Market  TBC

Community Announcements

     Level Crossing Removal Project - works update


The Level Crossing Removal Project in Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach will close on Monday 21 December 2020 and reopen on Monday 11 January 2021.

When the team returns in January you can expect the following impacts:


  • The Edithvale Road level crossing will close to vehicles between 18 and 22 January 2021.
  • Fraser Avenue will be closed to vehicles between Joffre Avenue and French Avenue from 12 January until early February 2021.


  • There will be no vehicle access to or from Station Street at Breeze Street between 28 January and 2 February 2021.


  • Buses will replace trains between Mordialloc, Frankston and Stony Point from 9pm on 31 January to last service on 7 February 2021.

Pedestrian access will be maintained for all road closures, with traffic management in place.

Please note that the above dates are subject to change. The latest information about disruptions can be found at https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/disruptions

If you have any questions about the above works taking place, you can reply to this email or call 1800 105 105 when the team returns on 11 January.

We hope you enjoy the festive season and we look forward to seeing you again in the new year.

Warm regards,

Naomi Armstrong

SPA Schools Engagement

Level Crossing Removal Project – Southern Program Alliance

116 Balcombe Road, Mentone VIC 3194 Australia