St John’s First Aid

The knowledge and skills gained in the First Aid in Schools Program develops First Aid awareness in school children and contributes to building a more resilient community. This learning is age-appropriate and integrates with the Victoria Curriculum F-10. This week, each class participated in a 45 minute lesson with content appropriate to their age and year level. Students learnt how to help out in an emergency. The first thing being to make sure that there is no danger to ourselves so that we don’t become a casualty rather then a helper. Across the school students a given the message to
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Simultaneous Reading Time

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is an annual event that aims to engage children of all ages to enjoy books by creating a sense of excitement around reading. This year, we joined in on an intergalactic adventure ‘Give Me Some Space!’ written by Phillip Bunting. For the first time ever, not only was the official story for National Simultaneous Storytime be read by over 1 MILLION kids across Australia and New Zealand on Wednesday 19th May 2021, but it was also be read by astronauts from the International Space Station! This year’s story is about Una, who plans to become an
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Mother’s Day Breakfast 2021

Beechworth turned on yet another beautiful Autumn day for our Mother’s Day Breakfast. It was lovely to be able to celebrate the significant women in the lives of our students; mothers, grandmothers, aunts, carers and friends. Our staff love the opportunity to connect with you all in a casual setting. Thank you to Albury Riverside Bakery for working with us to cook and prepare of delicious croissants. Thank you to our wonderful staff, who stayed Thursday night to prepare the fruit salad and were all up early to set up and help out again in the morning.  
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BPS Swimming Carnival

What a perfect day today for our Swimming Carnival! Our day started at 9.15 with a brisk walk down to the local Beechworth pool. Then the students gathered into their house groups; Fletcher, Kerford, Sambal and Ingram.  The order of events was co-ordinated and announced by our PE teacher, Mrs Griffin. Events included freestyle, 25 mtrs and 50 mtrs, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and relays. We were so proud of the way the students competed and the persistence shown by students who were determined to finish their race no matter how far behind or how tired they were. Sambal was the
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2021 Family Fun Night

BPS annual Family Night was a night of fun, and a great opportunity for families to connect with the school and fellow parents. Families had time to mingle and get to know each other and the teachers whilst enjoying a sausage or two. This year our theme was our Capital Grant building works. Families collected pieces of a map and explored the classrooms and engaged in a range of activities related to ‘renovation’. Our map pieces had snippets of the long history of the school on the back. We all enjoyed the jumping castles and the sausage sizzle. Our SRC
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2021 Student Leadership

At Beechworth Primary School student leadership is important to us. Today we celebrated our 2021 student leaders with our badge presentation assembly. Each year the students elect two School Captains, two Vice Captains, House Captains and SRC representatives for each class.  We had to ‘tweek’ it up a bit this year with our assembly being held outside on the basketball courts so that we could have our families attend. Thank you to Trish Broom, Beechworth Secondary College principal, who presented our 2021 badges. Our assembly was followed by a fun morning tea for our leaders.
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Probability Carnival

Step right up! Step right up! You have been chosen to attend the inaugural 3/4 STEM Probability Carnival. Students in the middle unit were tasked with researching the kinds of games that are played at carnivals and then using their imagination to create a game of probability and chance that their classmates would enjoy playing. Research and testing was programmed for the first week of Term 4 followed by an energetic few days of design and decoration. 3/4D led the charge with a glorious display of painted exhibits with 3/4M following directly with an explosion of glitter traipsed throughout the
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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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