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BPS 2020 House Cross Country

What a fantastic day is was last Thursday (15th October 2020) for our annual BPS Cross Country event. The weather held out for us and it was so fantastic to see the students in their house colours cheering each other on. It was such a great opportunity for students to develop a sense of school community and belonging after the year is has been. It was also pleasing to see students giving 100% effort and not giving up! Well done to all students who participated, you should be proud of your efforts! RESULTS   9 YEAR GIRLS 1st – Violet Carr 2nd
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Book Week Celebrations

This year we celebrated Book Week in a slightly different way, but we still managed a parade. We were sorry not to have our families and grandparents with us, as is tradition at BPS. The costumes were amazing!! The students stood on the balcony of the BER (senior students) and sat in the Amphitheatre (junior students) and walked class by class to parade their amazing costumes. The parade was followed by reading some of the 2020 shortlisted and activities related to the books. The students enjoyed listening to the stories read by their teachers then used a range of art
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Borambola Year 5 and 6 Camp

This year the year 5/6 students went to Borambola sport and recreation reserve for camp. They did all sorts of activities for building teamwork, making new friends and, generally had a good time. They travelled by bus for 196 km for 2 hours and 33 minutes. An extremely fun activity was the mud run. They all ran through shallow pits of cold, watery mud. Over small mounds of wet dirt, down in cold pits of mud, under old tires, leaping over small poles. They all participated and had fun! Look at that! Teachers in the mud! Go Mrs Tag and
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District Swimming

Well done to our team who all represented BPS at the Beechworth and District Swimming Carnival on Thursday 13th February. Each student has done themselves and their school proud. All students put in 100% effort and it was so fantastic to see such wonderful sportsmanship and support for each other. Three students have made it through to the Upper Hume Division in individual events to be held in Wodonga on February 28th. There is a possibility for a couple of relays (results to come shortly). A very big thank you to the parents who came along for the day to
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2020 Family Night – Numeracy Detectives

Numeracy Detectives at the ready… there is a problem to be solved! The theme for our  2020 BPS Annual Family Night is all about discovering what’s happening with Math! Our Scavenger Hunt began at 5:00pm and families collected their ‘Crack the Code!’ cards at the front gate. Their job this year was to follow the map to go to key destinations around the school, using their best Numeracy Detective skills to crack the code and solve the puzzle. Once cards were completed we headed back to the front of the school for a free Sausage Sizzle and JUMPING CASTLE! (A
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2020 Student Leadership Group

At Assembly on Monday we welcomed our new 2020 student leaders. Student leaders are an important element to our Student Voice in the school. We have School Captains who take on the leadership role within the school and represent  us out in the community. Our SRC  (including our School Captains) take on the voice element of the whole school, checking in with all classes for their ideas and feedback. Our House Captains, in addition to leading our houses, lead our House Community sessions on a Friday afternoon.  
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Junior Production 2019

A class eagerly hurries to the library for a session with Chez.  They are confronted with a locked door with a note attached.  “Had to dash my lovelies, back soon” Where could Chez have got to? The children have a lot of ideas about what has her running late.  From first aid to fairy trees, they’ll be plenty of singing and dancing until Chez arrives. Our Junior production practice is well underway as we look forward to performing it at the Beechworth Memorial Hall on Thursday the 12th of December.  This year our performance is a tribute to one of
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ANZAC Day 2019

A wonderful connection to the community today as we joined the ANZAC Day March in Beechworth in memory of those who gave so much. Thank you to our students, families and staff who came out this morning and marched with us, to Poppy and Hayden for representing us as a school with our wreath presentation and to Michelle Christesen for our beautiful flowers. Congratulations to Beechworth RSL on an excellent ANZAC Day Service. Lest we forget.
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Senior School Production June 12th and 13th

Well it’s almost that time of the year when the senior school students take to the stage to perform for the wider school community.  This years production will be held at the Beechworth Memorial Hall on Wednesday the 12th and Thursday the 13th of June.  The performance will be a comedic musical titled ‘Rock Bottom’, set in prehistoric times when dinosaurs roamed and no one wore shoes!!  The students received their roles before the holidays and hopefully have found some time in their busy social schedules to become familiar with their part.  I’ve been busy getting costumes and props together
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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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