We are so excited to be catching up with all Burnie Primary School students next Monday 25th May. Thank you to all in our school community for supporting our children and where possible, keeping them learning from home. I know talking to many, it has provided many challenges, but it has also opened up many opportunities. I have been so proud to be part of our Burnie Primary School community during this time and seeing how our staff have responded in the face of adversity. The collaboration between staff in being able to plan for learning at home and the transition into learning back at school next week has been outstanding. We have kept school looking physically as close to normal as possible to cater for our students who have not been to school for a number of weeks. There are though some practices that will remain to continue to keep the high level of hygiene inside our school.
We will continue to ask parents and carers not to enter the school building until further notice. Each class will have their entry and exit points around the school. Parents and carers are asked to drop children off and leave the school grounds to avoid congestion while still keeping our 1.5m distance. If students are late or need to be picked up for an appointment, please wait outside the main entrance doors and our office staff will deal with the signing in and out for students. You will notice the Department of Education ‘Stop, Drop and Leave’ and ‘Pickup and Go’ posters on school doors.
Can you please ensure that all students bring their learning from home packs in the blue bags back to school on Monday. We will continue to use these items during the school day.
Children should not be sent to school if they feel unwell with cold or flu-like symptoms including:
- runny nose
- cough, sore/itchy throat or
- shortness of breath
Children should stay home and you should phone your GP or the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for a referral to be tested.
Children should only be returning to school once their cold/flu like symptoms have passed.
If you are an essential worker and your child is showing cold or flu like symptoms, they should not be attending school or childcare.
The creativity and innovation that staff and students have shown during this time has been outstanding and shows that we are living our vision of a collaborative, creative and innovative learning community. When you have this you are able to cope and adapt to change, which is of benefit to us all, especially our students who will be dealing with and adapting to changes throughout their lives.
What Makes Me Special?
As part of our social and emotional learning in Grade 2, we have been writing about what makes us special. Here are some extracts from our writing.
I am special because I am a good runner. I am a good basketball player. I practise.
My name is Layla and I have a big imagination because it is my dream to go to a place like Mia does (in a TV show). It is my dream because the place is magical. It has fairies and unicorns. You can fly.
What makes me special? I can do a cartwheel.
I am special because I can read really well. My parents always say I am an awesome reader. That makes me feel good about myself.
I think I’m special because I have a skill of singing. I am special because it is rare for people to have black hair.
I have a big sister and I should be proud of her because she helps me and supports me. I am proud because I am her sister.
My name is Lucas. This is what makes me special. I play basketball. I do lessons. I’m a good runner at Little Athletics.
What makes me special? My Mum and Dad thought of my name because when I was born there was a storm.
What makes me special? I can ride a four wheeler on my first go.
By Carter C
I am special because I am a good friend. I am a good friend because I am nice and I care for others and share.
What makes me special? I get to watch TV for longer than my sister and I can stay up longer.
What makes me special? I’m magic because my tricks are cool.
My name is Scarlett and these are the reasons I am special. I am special because I am the middle child. I have a big sister and a little brother.
I think part of what makes me special is I’m pretty good at swimming and I really enjoy jumping into the deep end, treading water and diving to get rings.
What makes me special is I like lizards more than anybody else in our class.
By Carter H
My name is Brooklyn and what makes me special is that I can sing well.
I am special because I can teach my dog to do things like sit, lay down, come here and stay.
I am very good at playing the piano and I do piano lessons. Something else special is that I lost a tooth nearly two years ago. The new tooth is still very tiny but it is trying to push its way through.
Due to Covid-19 we aren't able to run our Launching into Learning programs Tactical Tots and Tunes for Tots at the moment. Below are some of the optional activities Miss Matthews has sent home for families to do at home during this time.
Issue 4 booklets will be handed to each student attending school on Wednesday 27 May 2020. Please note the closing date for orders is 26 June 2020.
If you need help, simply call Scholastic Customer Service team on: 1800 021 233 between the hours of 8am to 5pm.
How do I Order?
Simply review your child's Book Club catalogue and either sign in or register your account.
Click on ORDER and then select your school and your child's class* .
Add your child's first name & last initial (so the school knows who the book is for) PLEASE NOTE: Your child's details will never be shared with 3rd parties OR used for marketing purposes - this is for distribution purposes only.
Enter the item number from the Book Club catalogue.
All orders are sent directly to the school for submission to Scholastic. Books will still be delivered to your child's classroom if you order by the close date.
Afterwards, there's no need to return paper order forms or payment receipt details back to your school!