Boneo Buzz: 14th June

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are excited to celebrate our very own international athlete, David Greening. David recently returned from Suva, Fiji where he competed in his first ever International Masters Athletics competition in the Masters section of the Oceania Athletics Championships. David represented Australia in seven events.  

David competed with athletes from countries all over Oceania, and he met very inspirational people. David had a very successful trip competing in 6 events across the week plus the pentathlon (5 events in 1 day) on the final day, and he medalled in all 7 events, winning gold in long jump, triple jump, pentathlon and 800m, and silver in 60m, 100m and high jump. What an amazing achievement!

Snow Camp
I am putting out another call-out for families to take up our amazing Snow Camp opportunity. We currently only have 13 people who have indicated they will be attending our Snow Camp this year. We need closer to 20 people, so please join us for this amazing opportunity. 

We have secured the VSL Lodge from Sunday 25th August to Friday 30th August. As it is a Boneo PS camp for students in Years 4 to 6 we are able to also accommodate siblings in Year 7 or 8 if you wish the family to attend together.

We have been able to keep the costs close to last year and expect the camp will cost $1300pp. No previous ski experience is required. It is a fabulous price to experience the snow for a week.
The following is included in the cost for all participants parents or students:

  • All transport to the lodge
  • All food and accommodation
  • Ski Lesson each day, lift and equipment hire
  • Night ski.

To secure a place for your family, please email or call the Office. A $200 deposit will be required. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call.

Sleep Health for Students 

When your child sleeps well, they will be more settled, happy and ready for school the next day. That’s because good-quality sleep helps your child concentrate, remember things and better manage emotions. This all helps your child learn well. Getting enough sleep is also important for your child’s health. That’s because it strengthens your child’s immune system and reduces the risk of infection and illness.

At 5-11 years, children need 9-11 hours sleep a night. For example, if your child wakes for school at 7 am and needs approximately 10 hours sleep per night, your child should be in bed before 9 pm.

Some children fall deeply asleep very quickly when they go to bed. Others sleep lightly, fidgeting and muttering for up to 20 minutes, before getting into deep sleep.

You can help your child to improve their sleep by:

  • establishing a regular sleep pattern and consistent bedtime routine
  • supporting them to avoid using electronic devices such as smartphones before going to bed
  • encouraging your child to exercise and spend time outside in daylight, steering clear of vigorous activity in the hour before sleep
  • encouraging them to wind down and relax before going to bed.

For more information on sleep health, you can refer to:

Help Us Build Our Greenhouse

Our Kitchen and Garden Program is growing, and we need your help! We’re building a greenhouse to expand our ability to teach sustainable practices and grow fresh produce year-round.

What We Need:

  • Perspex or clear polycarbonate sheeting in sheets 3 meters or longer

If you can help, please contact the office.

Thank you for your support.

Thank You, Amy Jarman, for Our Beautiful Boneo Mural

We are thrilled to share the new Boneo mural, created by the talented Amy Jarman, one of our wonderful prep parents. Amy generously donated her time, skills, and supplies to bring this stunning artwork to life.

This beautiful mural is a lasting gift for our community, reflecting our spirit and values.

Thank you, Amy, for your incredible contribution!

Boneo Sport News

Jump Rope For Heart

Thanks to all of those who helped raise money for the Heart Foundation with our Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser this term.

As a school we raised $2,735 with 55 students registering and 23 hours of skipping logged.

Our top fundraisers will be acknowledged at assembly next week with the prizes arriving over the next few weeks for those students.

Boys and Girls Boneo Table Tennis championships

Over the past few weeks over 100 of our students in years 3-6 competed across many lunch times at our annual table tennis school championships.

Great effort to all those involved including our amazing grade 6’s (Ellie, Charlotte, Airiarna, Violet, Raffi, Ivy and Rickelle) who helped set up every day and run the competitions at lunchtimes.

In the girls competition our final four were – 1st Ivy HF, 2nd  Emily H, 3rd Ellie F, 4th Rickelle T

In the boys competition our final four were – 1st Harry S, 2nd Arpad W, 3rd Walter J, 4th Easton G

Our winners will be presented with their trophies and ribbons at next weeks assembly.

Congratulations to Matilda Miller

Congratulations to Matilda Miller for finishing 22nd out of 75 kids in the regional cross country! Although only the top 12 advance to the State Championships, this is still a superstar effort! Well done, Matilda!

Snapshot of Learning

Jump Rope For Heart

Year 3 Living Culture – Indigenous Culture Incursion

As part of the Term 2 inquiry unit, “Changes throughout Australian history have impacted society,” students engaged in an Indigenous cultural experience at school. Students focused on:

  • Aboriginal Art – Symbols: Students explore the rich symbolism used in Aboriginal art, learning about the meanings and stories behind various symbols.

  • Traditional Bush Tucker and Medicinal Plants: Students discover the significance of traditional bush foods and medicinal plants, gaining insight into their uses and cultural importance.

Students deepened their understanding and appreciation of Indigenous culture through this hands-on learning experience.

Young Change Agents

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

This week, two teams of Year 6 students represented Boneo PS at the ‘Youth Incubator’ program, which is the second stage of the Young Change Agents program that we all participated in earlier in the term.

The Young Change Agents program taught us about social enterprise and how to come up with a business idea that could improve your future, or the future of others. It was so fun. Then a few weeks after we did the program, Mrs Dewar got an email saying that two of our teams had made it through to the second round! We were so excited because it was the first time that Boneo had EVER made it through!

The two teams that got through were ‘Doggie Daycare’ (Matilda, Gemma, Pippa, Bella and Zahli) and ‘Peninsula Plastic’ (Xabi, Mikey, Alex and Brax). This meant that these two teams got to go to the 2-day program against Rye Primary.

So, on the 11th and 12th of June we went to the Capel Sound Town Hall and continued our fabulous ideas for our businesses. Mrs Dewar and Paulene came with us. On the first day we had to look at what impact this will have on our business and the costs for what we want our customers to pay and so much more!

The next day we had to make a pitch about our businesses and present our ideas to the judges. Then the judges went into another room and decided who won. It was a long and nerve wracking wait but it was worth it. We got through it. Sadly the boys’ Peninsula Plastic team didn’t win.. BUT WE DID! The girls team of Matilda and Gemma (the others were all sick on the day and couldn’t go) were THE WINNERS!

Our prize was lollies, and believe it or not… bamboo toothbrushes!! It was a great two days and we are feeling very proud of ourselves for winning.

Massive shout out to Mrs Dewar, Pauline and Ms Schwabegger for coming with us and Kate and Mr Pollett for driving the bus.


Our amazing Year 5 students put on an incredible show, showcasing all they have learned in their unit of inquiry on the Gold Rush, while our Year 4’s delivered an incredible performance with their bucket drumming.


Year 6 Market

Tuesday 18th June

Students can bring up to $10 to shop at the market

Southern Peninsula Music Camp

Wednesday 19th – Friday 21st June

Consent and payment due by Sunday 9th June

Winter Lightning Premierships

Wednesday 26th June

Yr 5 & 6 students

Consent and payment due by Friday 21st June

Donut Day

Thursday 27th June

Please complete the order form  and return to school, with payment, by Thursday 20th June. No late orders will be accepted.

Last Day of Term

Friday 28th June

Early dismissal at 2:15pm

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