It has been a privilege to be part of our Burnie Primary School community! Over the past two weeks I have witnessed the high level of parent and community involvement that sends a collective message to all students that we all really care about them and we want to see them learn and achieve at their true potential in a collaborative, creative and innovative learning community.
Although the weather for the Athletics Carnival didn’t treat us kindly today, we have made provision to select our Burnie Primary School Athletics team through running time trials during PE and have given all Grade 3-6 students the opportunity to show their best effort during the 800m run on Wednesday.
Next Wednesday Mr Dome and Mrs Van Essen will travel to Penguin Athletics Centre with our school team which will participate in the NWPSSA Athletics Carnival. I am positive that all of those students selected will represent Burnie Primary School with pride and distinction and will give their best effort for Burnie Primary! We will look to reschedule our Athletics Carnival to Thursday 19th March.
We value parent input into our school community here at Burnie Primary School. The School Association and Parents and Friends groups provide one way of being involved in the running of the school. Thursday 26th March is the first meeting of these groups for the year. School Association starts at 6pm and P&F at 7pm. All are welcome to both meetings! Congratulations to Emma Baker and Stacey Wilson who are our new and continuing parent representatives on the School Association. Our sincere thanks goes out to Stuart Rattray, who has contributed to the School Association as our outgoing President.
Friday 20th March, Burnie Primary School will be participating in the ‘National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence’. We have registered for the event and committed our school to continue the conversation about not just bullying but student wellbeing and behaviour. We will be conducting a number of activities that will continue the positive actions and interactions that make it part of the way we do things here at Burnie Primary School.
A reminder to parents and carers that students are supervised here at school from 8:30am – 3:15pm. There is no supervision for students before or after this time. We have a before and after school care provider here on site at school that we encourage you to utilise, especially as we move into the cooler months.
Please consider our neighbours in Van Diemans Crescent and Curraghmore Avenue when parking to pick up or for special events such as our 800m runs and Athletics Carnival.
|Wed 11 March||NWPSSA Athletic Carnival, Penguin|
|Wed 11 March||Pizza Day|
|Thur 12 March||School Assembly 11:30AM|
|Thur 19 March||Athletics Carnival|
|Thur 26 March||School Association AGM 6PM|
|Thur 26 March||Parents and Friends Meeting 7PM|
|Mon 30 March - Thurs 2 April||Parent Teacher Discussions|
|Wed 8 April||Last Day Term 1|
|Thur 9 April||Moderation Day|
|Fri 10 April||Good Friday|
|Mon 27 April||Term 2 resumes|
Unfortunately, due to bad weather we have had to postpone the athletics carnival today. It will now be held on Thursday, 19th March pending weather conditions.
A team for the NW Athletics Carnival which will be held on Wednesday, 11th March will be selected from the 100m and 800m time trials that were completed during PE sessions this week. Notes have been sent home with children who have been selected today.
Tunes for Tots is an interactive music session for children and their parents/carers run by BPS music teacher Mrs Kathleen Matthews.
Join us as we sing, dance and play instruments.
Following Tunes for Tots families can stay and play until 10.30am and engage with fine and gross motor skill activities through child-led exploration of playdough, drawing, building, imaginating, moving and creating stations.
All families welcome!
Entries are now being accepted for the Mathematical Association of Tasmania Problem Solving competition. This challenging competition is for students in Years 5 & 6. Students have one hour to answer 8 questions with full marks awarded for providing some working out and clear explanations.
An example from the 2018 paper:
One cup of coffee and three doughnuts cost $4.80 and two cups of coffee and two doughnuts cost $6.40. What is the price of a cup of coffee?
See attached flyer for more information and contact Mr Johnston via the office at school to register. School will cover the cost of registration.
The Australian Mathematics Competition for grades 3-6 will be held on the 30th July 2020. Entries open in term two.
Thank you to all those students who replied to the last newsletter with your answers to the Maths challenge, and well done to mathematician Ellie (Grade 4) for being first in with the correct answer - as well being able to explain why it couldn't be other answers.
Don't forget to come show Mr Johnston your answers to this week's problem.