- Principal's Report
- Important Dates
- Visit from the Governor - 3FH Reflections
- Cross Country Grades 3-6
- SRC Vinnies Fundraiser
- Grade 4 pinmatik/Rocky Cape Excursion
- Spot the Math
- Scholastic - Book Club Issue 6
- Kindergarten 2021
- STAS Eligibility Changes
- Entertainment Book - Free Trial
- Ruler Parent Training Sessions
- Student Wellbeing Survey
- Working Together
- Girl Guides
- My Golf Girls -Ulverstone
At Burnie Primary School, we have high expectations for all learners in our school community. These are;
We are always looking at ways of ensuring all learners in our school community, students and adults, apply their best efforts, are positive and safe. We know and the research tells us that when students are positive and feel safe at school, they can learn at their true potential. One way that helps us monitor this for Grades 4-6 students is through the Student Wellbeing Survey. This data will help inform our practice within the school but also at a system level, and recognises the important personal and social capabilities that we develop in students to allow them to learn at their true potential.
The Department of Education has taken a conservative approach to the lifting of restrictions during these present times. We thank you as our school community for your cooperation in abiding to our restrictions here at school. We are able to ensure that all guidelines are covered here at school with regard to hand hygiene, extra cleaning of high touch surfaces and the distancing for staff on site. It’s been pleasing that we are able to now run school events such as our Cross Country runs that have happened this week during PE times. We are then able to select a Burnie Primary School team to compete in the NWPSSA Cross Country Carnival in Ulverstone on Thursday, 10 September. Unfortunately, only school staff can enter the venue with no spectators allowed, and we have been required to run our event here at school with the same rules. We are, though, starting to see some further easing of restrictions on our school site for parents. Our Launching into Learning program has recommenced on Friday morning with parents/carers providing information and sign in, and the numbers capped in accordance with the venue density. Please contact our school office if you would like further information or would like to book a place in this valuable program. As we move forward we look forward to seeing parent help and other parent interactions within our school, but it will need to be managed carefully and we will provide you with further information as it comes to hand.
|Every Friday morning 9:15am - 10:20am||Tunes for Tots & Stay and Play|
|Friday 28 August||Subs for You Lunches begin|
|Thursday 10 September||NWPSSA Inter Primary School Cross Country|
|Friday 25 September||Last Day Term 3|
|Friday 4 September||Staff V Students Netball Game|
|Friday 4 September||SRC Vinnies Homeless Fundraiser Day|
|Monday 12 October||First Day Term 4|
|Wednesday 21 October||Book Week Dress Up Day|
Launching into Learning
If you would like to join us please ring the Burnie Primary School office on 6433 3655 to book. Bookings must be made by 4pm Thursdays and families will need to book in each week due to physical distancing requirements.
Subs for You
Don't forget Subs for You begins tomorrow, if you would like to order lunch for your child please remember to do so before 4pm today.
In three easy steps you can order your child’s lunch:
- Sign Up at www.subsforyou.com
- Register your child
- Order lunch by 4pm every Thursday of Term 3.
Your child’s lunch will be delivered to the school at lunchtime.
If you have any questions or need any help, please don't hesitate to contact Jacina Kaine from Subway Burnie on 6431 2342.
Congratulations to the following students who were awarded Merit Certificates in our assembly last Thursday:
|Prep SJ||Alexis||Best Effort|
|Prep SJ||Mariam||Demonstrating Positive Values|
|Prep SJ||Huxley||Demonstrating Safe Values|
|Prep S||Elkee||Best Effort|
|Prep S||Kelsey||Demonstrating Positive Values|
|Prep S||Jude||Demonstrating Safe Values|
|2T||Scarlett||Demonstrating Positive Values|
|2T||Lucas||Demonstrating Safe Values|
|2P||Zara||Demonstrating Positive Values|
|2P||Louis||Demonstrating Safe Values|
|4N||Samantha||Demonstrating Safe Values|
|4N||Charlotte||Demonstrating Positive Values|
|4JH||Piper||Demonstrating Positive Values|
|4JH||Jem||Demonstrating Safe Values|
|6S||Elijah||Demonstrating Positive Values|
Recently Her Excellency, Governor Kate Warner visited our class as part of her visit to Burnie Primary School. We had lots of questions to ask her about her role as Governor, and about what it was like to live in Government House. Her Excellency spent time replying to all our questions. Here are some of our reflections of what we enjoyed, learnt and thought about from her visit.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, students in Grade 3-6 ran a modified Cross Country course during their PE lessons at the beginning of the week. We used the results of these races to select our team to compete at the NWPSSA Inter Primary Cross Country. It was really pleasing to see the high level of participation and so many students giving their best effort in this challenging event. Congratulations to the following students who were placegetters and therefore selected:
|Grade 3 Girls||Place||Name||Class|
|Grade 3 Boys||Place||Name||Class|
|Grade 4 Girls||Place||Name||Class|
|Grade 4 Boys||Place||Name||Class|
|1st||Harry & Billy||4N|
|3rd||Max & Blake||4JH|
|Grade 5 Girls||Place||Name||Class|
|Grade 5 Boys||Place||Name||Class|
|Grade 6 Girls||Place||Name||Class|
|Grade 6 Boys||Place||Name||Class|
On Wednesday, 26 August, Grade 4's went on an adventure to pinmatik/Rocky Cape National Park. We went on a bushwalk (up a hill!), admired the view and explored rock pools. Jye, the Discovery Ranger shared with us knowledge about Indigenous people who used to live in the caves and the foods they would eat. The big rocks were formed over time from heat and are made from quartzite. We did not enter the caves and rock shelters to show respect to the traditional owners. We really enjoyed our excursion and spending time together in nature.
Grade 4JH & 4N
Remember to keep those entries coming in for the “Spot the Maths” photography competition. The deadline has been extended, the last entries will be accepted Sunday, 13 September.
Entries can be forwarded via email to email@example.com and included in the exhibition here at school.
Issue 6 booklets were sent home with students earlier this week.
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!
Do you or someone you know have a child born in 2016 and due to begin Kindergarten next year? We are now accepting Kindergarten enrolments for 2021 and would love to get the process started for you.
Please contact our school office on 6433 3655 or firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with one of our friendly office staff to guide you through the enrolment process.
The Tasmanian Government has announced the expansion of the Student Assistance Scheme (STAS), which waives the cost of Tasmanian Government levies for eligible students, for the 2021 school year onwards.
The eligibility for STAS will move to using the Health Care Card or equivalent as the assessment mechanism, replacing previous income thresholds that applied.
A set of Frequently Asked Questions has been developed to assist with any questions you may have.
Further questions about STAS or Levies and Charges, in general, can be sent to the Department of Education’s Financial Services Unit at email@example.com or by calling 1800 827 055.
Have you experienced an Entertainment Membership?
For a limited time, our school community is invited to trial the Entertainment Membership for 6 weeks!
Entertainment Memberships are packed with thousands of incredible savings across local dining, activities, travel and shopping experiences. You can enjoy more of what you love for the best value.
Start your trial and start saving today:
No payment details required
It’s easy to register, simply go to www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/2408s63
Download the Entertainment App from the App Store or Google Play and start using
6-week trial only available between 24th August – 13th September 2020.
After you have discovered the value of an Entertainment Membership, you can support our school by purchasing a Membership to receive 12 months of incredible savings, visit www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/2408s63 to support us.
Already love the Entertainment Membership?
Purchase your Membership today and support us to reach our fundraising goal for 2020.
Simply order online through our school's order page: www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/2408s63
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Megan Dick on 0432613200.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Phone: 0432 613 200
Attention: Parents and Carers of students in Years 4 to 6
The wellbeing of our students is important to us.
To get an understanding of how students across Tasmania feel about their own wellbeing, students in Years 4 to 6 at Burnie Primary School will be taking part in a wellbeing survey.
The Student Wellbeing Survey is part of the Department of Education’s Child and Student Wellbeing Strategy.
The details for the survey are:
When: During the week beginning the 7th of September
Who: Students from Grades 4 to 6
What do I need to do: You and your child don’t need to do anything. The survey will be done in class time and will not require your child to prepare in any way.
A letter with more information has been sent home with all Year 4 to 6 students, including an online link to Frequently Asked Questions and a form to sign and return to the school if you do not want your child to participate in the survey.
If you would like further information, please contact Mr Woodard.
Thank you for supporting us to ensure that all our learners are safe, feel supported and are able to flourish, so they can engage in learning.
Working Together is for eligible children to access and participate in free, quality early learning in the year before Kindergarten. The idea is to engage children who might not otherwise be accessing early learning in the year before they attend Kindergarten. The model supports the child, builds the skills and knowledge of the Early Childhood Teacher and educators to engage effectively with families and put in place any wrapround support that might be required to address barriers to access. This work is supported by a team of Engagement Workers, myself included, who work across the LGA with early learning services, families and community services.
More information available here: https://www.education.tas.gov.au/working-together/
Sarah Mitchell - Working Together - Department of Education
Phone: 0436 930 963
Sarah Whitfort - Girl Guides Tasmania
Phone: 03 6244 4408