2019 Harmony Day Mural Completion

To celebrate Harmony Day this year, a group of students worked with indigenous artist Treahna Hamm to complete a colourful mural at Beechworth Primary School. The mural represents both our local area as well as our links with indigenous culture and our sister school in Indonesia. The students used inspiration from the local environment around Beechworth to represent Australia, including native animals, the hills and trees. For the Indonesian part they drew on batik-style designs of tropical flowers and jungle vines as well as tropical fruit. Tying it all together is a bright blue swirl, which can be used to
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Royal Flying Doctor Service Incursion

On the 14th-15th of March the Royal Flying Doctor Service simulator visited Beechworth Primary School. The instructors, Tom and Campbell, spoke to the students about the important role the Royal Flying Doctors Service plays in the community. The students visited the aeroplane simulator and viewed the important equipment carried by the Service. There wasn’t a lot of room in the aircraft and the bed for patients wasn’t very wide.  It was exciting to see a full sized section of a working aircraft at Beechworth Primary School!
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District and Division Swimming

The turn around in swimming was super quick this year. DISTRICT SWIMMING District swimming was on Tuesday 19th Feb at Chiltern Pool. We had 13 students qualify for district swimming. Thank goodness it was a cooler day as our job was the official timer who sat pool sit verifying the times of all races. Thanks to all the parents who came along and cheered on the BPS team and helped me regularly remind them to slip, slop, slap 🙂 The students included: Max R Henry D Jarrah E Oliver R Matthew M Thea F Eva D Poppy V Jade L Ruby
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Swimming Carnival 18/19! And the winner is…..

And the winner is….. Fletcher! The mighty green! Friday we held our belated swimming carnival from 2018. It was a beautiful day for it considering the sweltering weather of the previous weeks. We had great participation and enthusiasm from the students who tried their best in every race. The final tally stood at… Ingram 87 Kerferd 105 Sambell 156 Fletcher 157 Hats off to our parent helpers who supported us to keep the day as smooth as possible! Kerrie Lawrence, Adam Castagna (cheering master), Kim Taylor and Michelle Mace. Also a big thanks to the community/staff members who stepped up
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Senior Art

The Senior Art classes have finished off the year by completing an individual canvas work.  These works have always been a favourite for the older kids, they have the chance to show how much they’ve learned through their Senior Art years. For the year 3’s, it was an opportunity to create an art work for a specific audience.  The students were free to choose the medium which they used for their final piece, it could have been an oil pastel drawing, a collage, a pencil drawing or many other things, most students decided to paint their work.  Below are some
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Responsible Pet Ownership

Diana and her cavoodle, Basil, visited our school on Monday 26th November. Diana taught us about ways to be safe around dogs. We learnt no matter how cute a dog is, if there is no owner and no lead, we don’t pat the dog. If the dog is on a lead and with its owner, you ask the owner if it safe to pat their dog. We also learnt if we are confronted by an angry dog we make ourselves look as boring as possible so the angry dog loses interest and goes away. Some children from each class were
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Year 3 and 4 Camp

During November our Year 3 and 4 students participated in an outdoor activity camp to Howman’s Gap. The camp develops their independence, resilience and teamwork skills. The students had a fantastic time and I’m sure developed many memories of their time at Howman’s Gap.
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Junior Art Update

Students in the Junior grades are currently focusing on an Australian Artist. Grade Foundation O’B and Foundation/1W have been viewing and discussing the works of John Olsen.  John Olsen has produced many artworks with an emphasis on wetlands and the creatures within them.  Both classes are near completion of their ‘Frogs’ artwork.  The students have used oil pastels, black fine-liner pens and straw-blowing paint to achieve these amazing artworks. Grade 1/2B and 1/2O’S are exploring the works of Ken Done.  We have been focusing on his use of contrast, in colour and movement.  These two classes are progressing well on
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Year 6 Transition to Beechworth Secondary College

The grade 6’s going to Beechworth Secondary College next year attended a full day’s transition on Wednesday. The students arrived at the high school at the start of the day and engaged in different lessons all day. They were guided by two year 7 students, Billy and Oscar, (past students of Beechworth Primary School) and they did an excellent job. Students attended the following lessons: Humanities, Indonesian, Food, P.E. They could access the café, stadium, library or yard during recess. Some comments from the students. “Playing soccer during break” by Ray. “I enjoyed doing food technology and the rum balls
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Kinder-to-Prep Transition 2018/19

Our Transition and Buddy Programme for 2018/19 is well on its way. Grade 5 students who have elected to have a Kinder buddy have had the opportunity to visit their buddies at Beechworth Kindergarten during Term 3. Children who did not attend Beechworth Kindergarten came to the school for a meet-and-greet to connect with their buddies before our first official Transition Day. On Tuesday 16th October, Ms Weideman, Chez and all the Grade 5 buddies eagerly awaited the arrival of our soon-to-be Foundation students. The Grade 5s did a fantastic job of welcoming their buddies and had everyone settled in,
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