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Mother’s Day Breakfast – 6 May 2022

Fortunately the rain held off until after our Mother’s Day Breakfast. It was a chilly morning, but 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 Beechworth Bakery for working with us to cook and prepare the 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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GRIP Student Leadership Conference – 3 May 2022

Reporter: Heidi E On Tuesday 3rd of May 4 BPS student leaders- Hayden N, Emily M, Heidi E and Summer R went to the GRIP Leadership Conference in Albury. At the conference we learnt all about how to be a better leader at BPS. During the conference we got a booklet that throughout the day we filled it out. We learnt about how we should listen to each other and work together as a team. We also learnt to try make our presentations and events more fun. Overall we had a fun and enjoyable day and we learnt many new
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ANZAC Day – Beechworth 25 April 2022

On Monday 25 April, Chez and Mrs McDonald were joined by some of our students as we participated in the Beechworth ANZAC Day Parade. This was then followed by the ANZAC Commemoration Service at the Beechworth Cenotaph. We felt very honoured to be asked to present ‘The Cross of the Unknown Soldier”. This task was respectfully undertaken by Pearl F. and Hayden N. Later in the ceremony Hayden and Emily M. presented the floral wreath on behalf of the school. We are very proud of the way that our student leaders and students represented our school on such a special
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Easter Hat Parade – 8 April 2022

On Friday we held our annual BPS Easter Hat Parade. This was a lovely opportunity for children, with the assistance of their parents and friends, to get creative and craft a wild and crazy hat their child can wear as they parade around the basketball courts at the front of the school with their grade. It was lovely to have so many visitors to watch the parade and we even had some little brothers and sisters walk with their older school age siblings. What a beautiful way to end the term. On this occasion our SRC also ran a fundraiser,
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Bonegilla Migrant Experience – 30 March 2022

By Hazel C ‘Yay today I get to go on my excursion to Bonegilla’ I shouted at Violet. Today the 3\4s were going to Bonegilla for our excursion. Me and my friend are going to be bus partners like we arranged yesterday. First, we got to school and marked the roll. Then we went outside and waited a bit then we got on the bus. Me and my friend sat next to each other, my friend sat next to the window. It was a very long bus ride so me and my friend played pat a cake and we didn’t
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Year 5 & 6 Wonga Wetlands Excursion 29 March 2022

Today our Year 5 and 6 students travelled to Albury to explore the Wonga Wetlands. The students explored the wetlands to develop a greater understanding of the micro-organisms that exist in our local waterways. They engaged in a range of activities to collect micro-organisims, both in the water and on the land. They then used tools including microscopes and computers to discover what they had collected and find out more information about them. They also had great fun constructing shelters from sticks. This required lots of team work and strategising to make the shelters strong. We finished the day off
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2022 Harmony Day

Across the school our students have been focusing on ‘Kindness Culture’ through our activities last Friday and this week. Friday brought the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence and Monday, Harmony Day. Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world and we should celebrate this and work to maintain it. Almost half of all Australians were either born overseas or have a parent who was. Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values. The students have engaged
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BPS Cross Country – 18 March 2022

Wow, what a great day for our Cross Country! It was great to see the positive encouragement for each other and to see students pushing past difficulties to achieve their personal goals in having a go. I also spotted Kindness Culture with students supporting others, those in the Junior school who held a hand as they started their race, those who ran with someone to bring them home, even a couple of teachers managed a lap to support students! Last year it was all Sambell, this year it was red, red, red with Kerferd tipping the tables and winning the
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SWPBS Family Fun Night – 1 March 2022

It was wonderful to see so many of our students and families come out to our family night on Tuesday. We love the sense of Community the family night brings as we all mingle and chat whilst exploring the school, having a little fun, and sharing in our sausage sizzle.   It was great to have everyone engaging in our Behaviours Matrix quiz as you visited each room. Our new values flags look great! They add a splash of colour to the entry of the school, whilst sharing what our school community values. We love our new mascot, BPSie Bee.
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Twos-Day 22.2.2022

  Our SRC ran a fun day to celebrate this rare event. SRC Twos-Day, the twenty second of the second, twenty twenty two was a hit! What a day. So many smiling faces dressed up in tutus and blue eating ‘twoperdoopers’. This is beginning to sound like a Dr Seuss tongue twister! Anyway, it was great to have so many students getting out and participating in our slightly quirky school event. Thanks to families for supporting this event – there were many happy students and SRC were able to raise some funds for the school.
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