Welcome back to Term 2! We have some exciting events this term including Eisteddfod, BPS Cross Country, State Athletics, North-West Cross Country, Reports and Parent-Teacher Conversations. I’m sure there will be more as the term progresses so please keep up to date with our school calendar.
Burnie Writing Collective
Teaching staff recently participated in an after school Professional Learning with the collective of schools at Somerset Primary to further our knowledge of Writing Conferences. This followed on from Moderation Day last term where we collectively assessed students writing. Our teachers are always looking for ways to improve teaching practices and student outcomes and we are excited to implement Writing Conferences into literacy blocks this term, with the support and expertise of Mrs Liz Fidler, Literacy Coach.
The major reports and Parent/ Teacher Conversations are occurring later this term. Teachers may contact some families prior to the reports coming home, conversely if you have any questions or concerns it is important you contact your child’s teacher as early as possible so that your child’s needs can be addressed.
Our Year 3 and 5 students will be participating in NAPLAN from May 10 -13. An information sheet was sent home this week with information about NAPLAN. If you would like more information or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.
This meeting is on Tuesday, May 4 from 4.30pm - 6.00pm just prior to the School Association meeting.
Following from the P&F meeting will be the School Association meeting from 6.00pm -7.00pm. If you wish to attend or become a member of our School Association, please contact Mrs Cheryl King, BPS School Business Manager.
The disabled parking spots are for people with permits. Please only park there if you are a permit holder. We appreciate your co-operation.
We are in the process of organising a Breakfast Club for BPS. We know that Breakfast Clubs are great for busy families and for students socialising before school, as well as a healthy start to the day! We would like to thank Emma and Gregory Baker for their on-going donation of bread to the Breakfast Club. We are looking for regular donations of milk, spreads, and cereals. If you or a community member can regularly donate, please contact Mrs Rochelle Cunningham. We are aiming to start the Breakfast Club at the beginning of Term 3, so watch this space!
|Tuesday 4 May||
P&F Meeting 4.30pm - 6.00pm
School Association Meeting 6.00pm - 7.00pm
|Monday 10 - Thursday 14 May||NAPLAN for Grade 3 and Grade 5|
|Tuesday 11 & Thursday 27 May||School Photos|
|Wednesday 2 June||Grade 3 - 6 Inter Primary Cross Country|
|Tuesday 22 June||Burnie Eisteddod - Music|
|Tuesday 15 - Friday 18 June||Parent / Teacher Conversations|
Coming into the cold and flu season, it’s important that we all continue to keep healthy and safe. To ensure we can keep on top of COVID and also cold and flu, make sure you:
- Be alert to any symptoms of cold or flu that you or your child may exhibit
- Get tested for COVID if you or your child have symptoms
- Practise good hygiene, such as covering coughs and sneezes and washing hands
- If you or your child do get sick, stay at home until symptoms has passed, even if a COVID test is negative
Remember, symptoms include fever, tiredness, cough, headache, sore throat, sniffling and sneezing.
To keep our school safe, we are still:
- continuing with increased cleaning
- making sure there is plenty of soap, sanitiser and tissues available
- applying restrictions to large gatherings of adults and encouraging physical distancing
- requiring visitors to check-in on our sites
Students would have taken home our parent brochure (attached) explaining the whole school Home Reading Program. All students from Kinder- Grade 6 can participate and are able to read any book of their choosing. Just sign each night they read, and we will celebrate their milestone achievements in the newsletter. If you have any questions, please chat with your child’s class teacher.
|First Name||Class||Reading Night
Each Friday, Grade 1 has a focus on problem solving challenges. Last week Miss Hall and Mrs Constantine introduced us to a problem about shapes. We had to make a square using counting sticks. Our instructions were to remove 2 matchsticks which would leave 2 squares. Can you solve the problem?
Scholastic Book Club orders for Issue 3 are now open, however will close 17 May 2021.
The easiest way for families to order and pay for Book Club is to use the online LOOP platform. This will ensure that students get their orders, which are delivered to school for free, and that the correct payment is received.
- All orders are despatched to your child/rens classes upon arrival. We do not hold in the office.
LOOP is the easy way for families to order and pay for Book Club.
Log in, or create a new account. Please use the link to register and start your order www.scholastic.com.au/loop
1. If you are new to Book Club, follow the Wizard to set up your profile
2. Click the ORDER tab, and select your school and child’s class
3. Add your child’s first name and last initial (so the school knows who the book is for)
4. Enter the product item number shown on the Book Club catalogue
5. Make payment via credit card.