- Principal's Report
- Important Dates
- SRC Vinnies Homeless Fundraiser Day
- NWPSSA Cross Country
- Grade 6 HASS
- Kinder Buddies
- Staff V Students Netball Game
- School Banking Program
- Life Without Barriers - Foster Care Week
- Burnie Little Athletics
- Hockey Tasmania - Holiday Program
- Discovery Learning Holiday Programs
I am excited to be learning alongside the Grade 4s next Wednesday, in one of the oldest ‘classrooms’ in the world! We will be travelling to the Arthur River, ‘Kings Run’ and preminghana (Mount Cameron West) to experience, learn and celebrate one of the oldest living cultures in the world in our Tasmanian Aboriginal culture. We will be joined by Aboriginal Rangers who will help us enrich this experience! This valuable educational experience that is somewhat unique to Burnie Primary School, especially for students in Grade 4. We will continue this learning as a follow up to our recent excursion to pinmatik (Rocky Cape) two weeks ago with National Parks Discovery Ranger Jye Croswell. This on country experience is a real celebration and a high-quality learning experience for all, and again goes to demonstrate the rich learning we are able to provide to the students of Burnie Primary School. If you would like an idea of the experience, check out the short documentary produced by ABC Northern Tasmania journalist Rick Eaves, about the experience we provide for our Grade 4 students last year,learning from the ‘oldest classroom in the world’. It has been recognised by ABC National and has been shown Australia wide and through Facebook and ABC news channels! https://www.facebook.com/abc/videos/455253798535200/UzpfSTEwMDAwMDUwMTk1NjQxMzozMDA5MTg4NDkyNDQxMTg2/?notif_id=1568513898000390¬if_t=feedback_reaction_generic_tagged
We like to provide parents with information and facts to assist them in choosing appropriate Apps and content for their children to access online and the age restrictions that apply by law. Please take the time to chat with your child/ren this week about being safe online and ensure that you are monitoring your child's/children's online presence.
|Every Friday in Term 3||Subs for You Lunches|
|Every Friday morning||Tunes for Tots & Stay and Play|
|Wednesday 16 September||Grade 4 Excursion to preminghana|
|Monday 21 September - Wednesday 23 September||Fire Education Week|
|Thursday 24 September||Staff & Student Assembly|
|Friday 25 September||Last Day Term 3|
|Monday 12 October||First Day Term 4|
|Wednesday 21 October||Book Week Dress Up Day|
|Monday 2 November||Public Holiday - Recreation Day|
Dear Burnie Primary School Community,
Thank you for all the extremely generous donations. The SRC with Mr Dome have had a very busy day collecting the donations and making up packs for the homeless.
With your help we have created a significant number of packs which included; numerous cans of food, soups, noodles, breakfast cereals, pasta, small snacks, rice and custard.
Each pack also contained a sanitary pack for both males and females filled with the following items; toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, body wash, soap, shampoo, sanitary pads, tissues, brushes, combs, beauty items and lotions.
There was also a fantastic number of clothes, blankets and sleeping bags donated.
These packs will assist the homeless of the Burnie/North West Community by giving them food to eat, keeping them warm and clean which will generate a feeling of pride in themselves.
The SRC with Mr Dome will be assisting the Vinnies food van on Monday evening by handing out these packs to the homeless.
With great thanks and appreciation from Burnie Primary School Student Representative Council of 2020; Lily, Mia, Xander, Jamieson, Rhani, Kadeisha, William, Maya, Bridie, Darriq, Sharlotte and Rhiannon
Today our BPS Cross Country squad headed to Ulverstone to compete in the NWPSSA Cross Country Carnival, everyone put in their best effort and we had some amazing results.
|Grade 3 Boys||Ryan||1st|
|Grade 3 Boys||Hudson||10th|
|Grade 3 Boys||Malik||23rd|
|Grade 3 Boys||Kobe||53rd|
|Grade 3 Girls||Indigo||3rd|
|Grade 3 Girls||Sari||9th|
|Grade 3 Girls||Paige||19th|
|Grade 3 Girls||Ella||20th|
|Grade 4 Boys||Billy||1st|
|Grade 4 Boys||Harry||4th|
|Grade 4 Boys||Max||14th|
|Grade 4 Boys||Blake||25th|
|Grade 4 Girls||Ellie||10th|
|Grade 4 Girls||Isabella||20th|
|Grade 4 Girls||Tilly||21st|
|Grade 4 Girls||Alicia||27th|
|Grade 5 Boys||Nash||2nd|
|Grade 5 Boys||Joshua||4th|
|Grade 5 Boys||Ryan||18th|
|Grade 5 Boys||Brooklyn||30th|
|Grade 5 Girls||Amarli||2nd|
|Grade 5 Girls||Addison||21st|
|Grade 5 Girls||Jana||44th|
|Grade 5 Girls||Reena||53rd|
|Grade 6 Boys||Bryce||13th|
|Grade 6 Boys||Xander||24th|
|Grade 6 Boys||Noah||29th|
|Grade 6 Boys||Michael||50th|
|Grade 6 Girls||Ava||24th|
|Grade 6 Girls||Anastasia||56th|
|Grade 6 Girls||Bridie||66th|
|Grade 6 Girls||Lily||79th|
Also, a big thank you to Mr Dome, Mrs Hyland, Grant Dunham & Rachel Jones for taking our squad over to Ulverstone.
This term in HASS Grade 6 has been learning about the Stolen Generation. We have written diary entries as though we were a part of the Stolen Generation. We have also been learning about perspective and audience in English. Here are some of our diary entries:
Grade 6 has also been learning to write different text types (poetry - sonnet and diamante, snapshot writing and newspaper reports). Here is some of our work:
Last Friday, 4 September during lunchtime we had a Staff V Students Netball game. The students were fierce competitors but the staff came away with the win. Thank you to all staff and students who participated, everyone displayed excellent sportsmanship.
Students can bring along their deposit book to their class each Tuesday where our volunteer co-ordinator, Amanda will complete the necessary process.
How School Banking works:
It's easy as 1,2,3:
- Bring your deposit to school in your Dollarmites deposit wallet on your weekly ‘School Banking Day’ to collect a silver Dollarmites token
- Once you collect 10 tokens (if receiving physical tokens, maximum one token per week) you can choose a reward by placing the redemption slip or card and 10 tokens in your Dollarmites deposit wallet and bringing it in on School Banking Day
- Kids can track their savings progress in the CommBank Youth app
LIFE WITHOUT BARRIERS - FOSTER CARE WEEK 13 – 20 September
During Foster Care week Life Without Barriers will recognise the wonderful work of Foster Carers particularly 2020 being such a challenging time.
Have you ever wondered if you could be a Foster Carer and make a difference to a child or young person?
We need people across Tasmania from all backgrounds that can offer a weekend per month or more.
No matter how long or how often you care for a child, your relationship with them is important.
You'll be supported all the way. We will help you build the skills you need and on-going training is provided to your level of experience.
Join us at one of the following sessions during Foster Care week to discuss what’s involved in becoming a carer.
Register via our Life Without Barriers Facebook page, Eventbrite or the links below.
Thursday 17th September - Burnie Drop in session, 2 Spring Street Burnie
Tuesday 15th September 5.30pm – 6.30pm - Virtual session
Monday 14th September – 11am – 12 – Virtual session
Alternatively, if you can’t make one of these sessions please call or email and I will organise a time to meet with you.
You can also find more information at our website www.lwb.org.au
Kylie Gibbs - Life Without Barriers
Phone: 0472 869 969
Tania Barry - Hockey Tasmania