100 Days of School Celebrations

A buzz of excitement filled the Foundation O’Brien and Foundation/One Weideman classrooms on Friday morning the 3rd August as our Foundation students got ready to celebrate their 100th day at school. In the week building up to this special day, we asked all the Foundation students to collect 100 small objects of their choice and to bring it to school ready for our special day. Everyone showed great creativity in their choice of objects and we saw everything from balloons to pasta. Parents were invited to join us in celebrating this momentous occasion and we got everyone moving to our
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Junior Art

  Welcome back everyone, and it’s already Week 5 Term 3. Our focus for this term will be printmaking, exploring the various methods that include tracings, stencil, stamp, mono prints and block prints. We have spent the first few weeks tracing our hands and exploring the world of shadows.  The Grade 1/2’s did a careful job tracing around an object or toy shadow, cutting it out and pasting onto coloured sheets…very steady hands and very nice work! This week, we have opened the paint cupboard, rolled up our sleeves and got into the messy stuff…but loads of fun!  Grade F/1W and
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BPS Cross Country Report 2018

The rain cleared just in time for the cross country on Monday and the temperature was perfect for the competitors running the cross country course. It was rather chilly for the spectators and gave us all a taste of the winter to come. The events began with the 9 and 10 year old girl’s event. The marshals were very impressed with the pace set by Tess over the first lap and even more impressed that she managed to keep up the momentum and finish the 2km course in just over 8 minutes. The next competitor in was Kelly, who also
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Term One Junior and Senior Art

    Senior Art Hello everyone, the term is flying by and we have been very busy in the art room.  Our grade 5 and 6 students have completed their plaster carvings and have mounted them on card with an Indonesian inspired decorative border.  The hard work really paid off and these look great.  They are displayed in the art room for all to see. With our Indonesian visitors joining us this week, we have gone off on a little tangent and are now using the Indonesian technique called ‘BATIK’ to decorate a reusable calico bag. Nuri and Aya explained a
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Visitors from our Indonesian Sister-School

During week 6 and 7 of Term 1 we have been fortunate enough to host two wonderful teachers from our sister school in West Java. Nuri and Aya teach at  a Primary School called Ar-ridha-al-salaam (ARAS), in Depok, near the capital city of Jakarta. The sister-school partnership is part of a government-funded project called BRIDGE: Building Relationships through Intercultural Dialogue and Growing Engagement. In the BRIDGE program students will collaborate on projects, practice language skills, increase cultural awareness and hopefully even develop life-long friendships with students at their partner school. The specific projects that we hope to work on with the BPS-ARAS partnership include: communicating online through
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Student Leadership in 2018

On Monday morning we held a special assembly to present our student leaders of 2018 with their badges. We were very fortunate to have our mayor Jenny O’Connor come along and talk to the students about what is means to be a leader. Front row our School Captains and Vice Captains: Matilda Taylor, Clancy Ellett, T’Leah Romero and Shon Francis. Middle Row Sports Captains and Vice Captains: Ruby W, Topaz D, Matilda P, Zoe R, Dana O, Samara B and Makayla H Back Row Sports Captains and Vice Captains: Ethan C, Brandon F, Lachie W, Mackenzie H, Kade W, Will
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Welcome back to 2018!

We welcome back all of our students and families to 2018! It has been a smooth week and we’re all looking forward to what 2018 brings. Our blog post this week is to introduce our new staff members to our school community….drum roll please!   Introducing….Bridget O’Sullivan – 1/2 Bridget loves going camping with her friends and family. Her favourite style of food is Vietnamese. Bridget loves to go kayaking. Her favourite thing about teaching is finding a way to spark the kids interest. In 2018 she is most looking forward to getting to know her students and their families.
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Indonesian News – Term 4

This term, students in F-2 have been learning about Indonesian animals through stories, songs and folk tales. One of the most famous animal characters in Indonesian children’s folk tales is Kancil the mouse-deer. This small animal is timid but cunning and there are dozens of stories about Kancil out-witting other animals far bigger and stronger including monyet the monkey, buaya the crococile and harimau the tiger. Students have heard some of these stories in Indonesian and English and have made puppets and masks to re-tell the story in their own words. These folk tales are often told as shadow puppet
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Pink Day!

On Friday 17th November the SRC held a Pink Day to raise money for breast cancer support programs and research. The day was initiated and mainly coordinated by our school captain Ruby M. From the pictures you can see that the students and teachers got right behind the cause and went all out with their attire! We happily raised $450! Well done to Ruby, the SRC “cooking teams” and all the BPS students! Photo credit to H.N.  
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Cybersafety Visits

On Wednesday, 15th November 2017 the middle unit were visited by Leading Senior Constable Jaclyn Warchow. She came to talk to us about cyber safety and the correct ways to behave online. She gave us some information and strategies about what to do if we are being cyber bullied, what we can do to help others, and about kids helpline. We were very lucky to have her come and visit us. Here are some things we took away from the presentation: Archie: I enjoyed the safety videos because they were important. Sarah: I found it interesting learning about how people
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