Boneo Buzz: 14th May

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The 2021 Student Attitudes to School Survey (AtoSS), is now available for students in Years 4 to 6 to participate in. 

We value student voice as a means to improving student engagement, wellbeing and quality instruction and are conducting this survey to find out what our students think of our school.

The AtoSS is an annual student survey offered by the Department of Education and Training to assist our school to gain an understanding of students’ perceptions and experience of school. Students will be asked about their thoughts and feelings in relation to their school, their learning, peer relationships, bullying and life in general.

There are also some questions about student health and wellbeing. Understanding health and wellbeing needs is important to support students to learn and thrive at school. The Department is providing this addition to the core survey to allow us to capture this information to support students. Students will be asked about resilience, community connections, mental health and physical activity.

In our experience, young people enjoy having their say. We have been running this survey for nearly 20 years and it has been invaluable in helping schools understand student views. Our school will use the survey results to plan programs and activities to improve our young people’s schooling experience.

Parents are welcome to contact the school for a copy of the survey questions. When results are made available by DET, I will share these with our community.

House Cross Country Results

4th Red House with 210 points

3rd Green House with 217 points

2nd Blue House with 257 points

1st Yellow House with 280 points

Lost Property

Parents, we need your assistance to help reduce the volume of lost property that we have accumulating. Please ensure all items your child brings to school are clearly named. This includes items of clothing, drink bottles, lunch boxes, hats etc. We do our best to return all items to their owners, but it is near impossible when they are unnamed.

Please feel free to check our growing collection in the hallway outside sickbay if you are missing items.


Snapshot of Learning

Year 6 – Junior Chief Baker Challenge

Over the past two weeks, Year 6 have have been trying to complete the Junior Chief Baker Math Challenge, set by Math Association Victoria (MAV). 

The task was to choose 1 of the 6 recipes that served 20 people. Once you chose a recipe, you then had to change the amount it served from 20 to 10, then 16 and 22. When solving the equations, mental math and drawings were popular strategies. Some people also used materials such as fraction walls.

We chose students to give us there opinion on the Junior Chief Baker Challenge;

It was fun but challenging for particular tasks – Izzy

It was easy but hard depending on what and how you did it – Flynn

I think that it was fun but challenging – Thomas

Overall there were bits of the task that were easy and fun, but others were harder.

-Sienna, Lilly and Stella.

Year 5 – Gold Rush Inquiry


Boneo Market

Saturday 15th May

Year 3 have been allocated for Car Parking duty. Please contact the office if you are available to assist.


School Council Meeting

Tuesday 18th May


District Cross Country

Wednesday 19th May 

Details to follow via Compass for selected students


School Disco

Friday 21st May

See details in this edition of the Buzz

Payment due by Thursday 20th May


Prep Library Excursion

Monday 24th May & Monday 7th June

Consent due on Compass by 20/05/21


Joy of Learning - Math Open Morning

 Thursday 17th June

Further details to follow via Compass


Southern Peninsula Music Camp

 Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th June

Selected students – Please see Compass event for details


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