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.
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.
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
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
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:
I’d like to thank our families for your continued support throughout 2020.
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:
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.
SPA Schools Engagement
Level Crossing Removal Project – Southern Program Alliance
116 Balcombe Road, Mentone VIC 3194 Australia