- Principal's Report
- Dates to Remember
- Updated Intake Area 2021
- Kindergarten Enrolments 2021
- Virtual Assembly
- Primary School Sports Association Field Events Results - North West
- Lego Creations - Prep S & Prep PSJ
- Australian Mathematics Competition
- Eisteddfod Poems
- A Memory from 1976.....
- Coming Back Stronger
I have been so proud and privileged to be part of the student learning and achievements at Burnie Primary School! Great students taught by talented and dedicated teachers with strong support from you as parents and carers. The perfect recipe for student success! This success relies on the partnerships we have in student learning, which have certainly been enhanced earlier this term and which we are looking to build upon throughout the year and beyond. Teachers have been preparing student reports ready to go home on Friday 26th June, with the last week of term allowing us to have any Parent/Teacher discussions as required and requested this year. The report itself is also a modified format this year as directed by the Minister for Education, and we will provide more information on the reporting format in the next newsletter.
Best effort is one of the expectations we have of all learners at Burnie Primary School. That was certainly exemplified in the efforts of all participants at our Whole School virtual assembly that we viewed as a school yesterday. With the current restrictions still not allowing for a full whole school assembly, the Student Representative Council have identified a way for us to still have what they see as an important whole school event, and to provide an opportunity for students to share their learning and be recognised for their achievements. The items were all recorded individually and we watched the whole event yesterday from the comfort of our own classrooms. Congratulations to our SRC. Just another example of our learners being part of a collaborative, creative and innovative learning community.
We certainly value the parent involvement we have here at Burnie Primary School. Our Parent engagement strategy has been given a turbo boost in the last few months as we look at what parent engagement actually is, and how it can enhance student learning. This is just one of the items on our School Association agenda on next Tuesday 23rd June, after our AGM. We will use this opportunity to also discuss the valuable role the P&F play in our school community and will then be in the position to announce when the next P&F meeting will take place.
The Department of Education (DoE) has released updated government primary and combined (district) school intake areas, to apply from Term 1, 2021. These updated intake areas will only apply to families who enrol a child in a government primary or combined (district) school for the first time from Term 1, 2021.
This means that for parents with children already enrolled in our school, the updated intake areas do not apply to your family. If your child has a brother or sister who hasn’t started school yet, they can still enrol at our school.
Our school’s updated intake area map can be found by clicking the link below.
This map is the same as the Proposed Map released by DoE last year in stage two of the Intake Area Review consultation process.
Why do we have intake areas?
Intake areas ensure that every Tasmanian child can enrol at a high quality government school close to where they live. Attending a school close to home helps children feel part of their local community. Intake areas also help ensure schools have the facilities and staff to best support their students’ learning.
Where to get more information?
If you would like more information about our school’s intake area, or help finding out whether a particular address is within our intake area boundary, please contact us directly.
Alternatively you can contact Learning Services (Learning Services Southern Region: phone 6165 6466 or email Learning.Services.S@education.tas.gov.au or Learning Services Northern Region: phone 6777 2440 or email Learning.Services.NR@education.tas.gov.au) [schools to select appropriate option]
You can also contact the Intake Area Review team at the Department of Education by phoning 1800 816 057 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: DoE Tasmania Intake Areas for 2021 have changed. Please contact office staff to confirm you are in Burnie Primary School Intake Area prior to filling in an enrolment form.
Our first Virtual Assembly was held yesterday, Wednesday 17 June and it was a huge success! Mr Dome and our SRC members pre-recorded items from each class and then collated them altogether.
Each teacher within their individual classrooms then played the video at 11:20am and it was like we were there altogether again.
Thank-you Mr Dome & our SRC members for a great virtual assembly experience and congratulations to all those students who were awarded with certificates.
Congratulations to Emara Oates, Nash Hammond and Joshua Butcher for their fantastic results in the field events sections of this year’s NWPSSA Athletic Carnival.
Nash won the Grade 4 boys' long jump event. Nash has been practising the long jump at Little Athletics, his personal best is 4.05m. Nash produced some terrific jumps on the day and is already looking forward to the event in 2021.
Emara won the Grade 5 girls' shotput event. Emara has been competing in this event in Little Athletics since U/7. Emara finds this event fun and really enjoys practising with mum. “Training is how you get better” said Emara and I certainly agree.
Joshua was second in the Grade 5 boy’s shotput. Joshua had never competed in this event before. His only prior experience was receiving some excellent coaching from Emara in PE the day before. Joshua really enjoyed the experience and is keen to do it again.
This year, Burnie Primary School will be participating in the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) on August 3 2020. We’d love for your child to participate. These are voluntary competitions so your child’s participation is not compulsory.
The competition aims to be accessible to all students from grade 3 to 6, not just the mathematically gifted. There is an emphasis on problem solving, a valuable life skill, and the questions are designed to be fun for the student. The AMC consists of separate papers, presented for the first time this year online. There are 30 questions in Middle Primary (Years 3 & 4) and Upper Primary (Years 5 and 6). The time allowed is 60 minutes. In order to prepare students for the AMC there are practice problems and solutions available at www.amt.edu.au
If you wish for your child to participate, please collect a consent form from the office and return with the subsidised entry fee of $5 to the office no later than Monday July 20th to ensure registration of your child.
If you have any questions about the AMC please contact Mr Ben Johnston at school or via email email@example.com
How was your learning experience during COVID-19? What did we do well? What could we do better?
Whether you're a student or the parent or carer of a student, we would love to hear your feedback and stories.
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