Boneo Buzz: 16th December

Dear Parents and Carers,

As we wind down the year, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of our entire community. Despite all of the many challenges and continued impact of Covid throughout the year our students and staff have persevered together and grown stronger as a result. Teachers and support staff have all taken on additional roles and responsibilities to assist students with various parts of their day.  Students have also supported one another both socially and emotionally.  Parents, guardians and caregivers have been there every step along the way to support their children and the school staff.  It has definitely been a team approach that has allowed our school community to maintain focus and flourish.

Student Accomplishments

This afternoon you will be able to access student reports and read about the accomplishments of your child/ren. We know accomplishment is one of the key drivers in self-pride and self-efficacy. If young people are in control of what they do and can see progress, there is no better evidence that they can achieve what they set their mind to in the future as well. Please take the time to read your child’s report with them so that they can be proud of their accomplishments.

I would also like to acknowledge staff who will be leaving Boneo at the end of the school year.  I wish you best of luck and thank you for the lasting impact you’ve had on the staff and students. I would also like to extend best wishes to all students and families who will be moving away and leaving our school community. We hope you come back and join us for special events in 2023.

With that, I would like to wish students, parents & caregivers, and school staff a safe, restful and rewarding summer. Hopefully we will all get the opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends and come back to school with a sense of rejuvenation in 2023.

With gratitude we look forward to seeing you at our final Assembly on Tuesday 20th December at 12:30pm. Come and join us to celebrate and acknowledge our Year 6 graduates. School is dismissed at 1:15 on Tuesday.

150 Years in 2023

Boneo Primary School has a proud tradition, being one of the first educational institutions established on the Mornington Peninsula. The school first opened in 1873 on the corner of Browns and Boneo Roads. We then moved to the corner of Boneo and Long Point Road 1885 – 1921. We settled at our current location in 1921. We celebrate 150 years of excellence in 2023. Please help us to gather as much memorabilia and artefacts as possible so spread the word in the community.

Holiday Works

Your efforts to support our fundraising events means that the following upgrades will occur over the holidays and early into 2023.

  • New carpet in the main building and Year 4 portables
  • New play and garden area outside Year 5 and Year 3 portables
  • A new play Ninja Course. Completed in May.
  • New laptops

Without your help at the following events in 2022 we would not have raised:

  • $18000 Boneo Market / Egg and Bacon stall $6000
  • $12500 Family Food and Fun Night
  • $14000 Colour Run
  • $11000 Oaks Day

These funds go directly back to improve our school for the children. This is an outstanding achievement.Check out our new Ninja Course.

2023 Student Leaders

Introducing the 2023 School Leaders selected by the current Year 6 students and their Years 3 to 6 peers.

Year 6 Graduation

Snapshot of Learning

Year 1 Math

‘We learnt about multiplication. I learnt times tables. Times tables is a type of maths.

 If you have 2 cats and the cats had 2 eyes. How many eyes altogether? I solved it by using blocks to help me solve the equation and I got 4 x 2 = 8, or you can do it in the opposite way like 2 x 4= 8.

I also learnt division. Division is like this: 8 ÷ 2 = 4 or 8 ÷ 4 = 2. I feel really happy about myself’ (Portia).

‘Bel and I did two sums each and we used great teamwork’ (Alex).

‘Teamwork makes dream work’ (Bel).

‘Thomas and I learnt about times tables and division. It was so much fun. Times tables is about groups and adding to numbers. Maths can be hard to do but when you get the hang of it, it won’t be hard’ (Darby).

‘Darby and I learnt that it is OK to be frustrated and that math is fun’ (Thomas).

‘We did it by teamwork. I could not have done it without Brielle’ (Mitchell). 

‘At the end I felt happy’ (Brielle).

STEM – Term 4


This term in STEM, the Prep to Year 3 students have been learning about minibeasts and their habitats with Ms Campanella and Miss Scandizzo. They had a lot of fun exploring our gardens and discovering the minibeasts that live there. To finish this unit of work, they created their own minibeast and designed a matching habitat.


Boneo Market

Saturday 17th December

Volunteers required for Car Parking.

Please contact the office if you are able to assist


Final Assembly

Tuesday 20th December 12.30pm

Last Day of School

Tuesday 20th December

Early Dismissal 1.15pm


Boneo Market

Saturday 21st January

Volunteers required for Car Parking.

Please contact the office if you are able to assist


School Returns for 2023

Monday 30th January

All Year Levels


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