Boneo Buzz: 17th February

Dear Parents and Carers,

In 2023, we continue to have a strong focus on student leadership and learner agency. Our students are given opportunities to have voice in their learning and in the way our school functions. They are active participants in their learning.

Parent Information Videos

Teachers have sent home a link via Compass for families to be able to access Information Videos relevant to each year level. Please take the time to watch the videos to find out more about your child’s learning this year, and refer to your child’s classroom teacher if you have any questions. A reminder that a ‘Preview to Learning’ will also be shared every week via Compass.

Family Food and Fun Night

Our planning is underway for our Family Food and Fun Night. This event is a wonderful way for us to come together as a community. It is also an important fundraiser for our school with the money raised being used to develop an exciting new ‘Ninja Course’ in the playground.

For this event to be successful, we are calling on parent and carer volunteers from each year level to nominate themselves as ‘class convenors’. We truly value the support of our families, so if you are able to devote some time to this event, please be sure to add your name to class rosters by contacting your child’s teacher. We will confirm the class stalls early next week.

We will be holding a Silent Auction on the night and are currently seeking donations, big and small, from local businesses.

If you have your own business and would like to donate, please contact the Office.

Lucky Jars

On Thursday 9th March, students are invited to wear free dress (not school uniform) in exchange for donating a Lucky Jar. The jar should be filled with something that would appeal to children. Some ideas for jar fillers are; small toys, stationery, coins, hair ties, marbles etc.
Lollies are acceptable but please make sure that they are in individual wrappers or place the unopened packet in the jar (this is for health reasons). The jar may be of any size from a large coffee jar to a jam jar.
The jars are then sold through a lucky dip system at our FFFN for $2.

Golf Day

Golf Day is on Friday 17th March. This is a fun event for players of all golfing abilities. Please contact the office for more information.

Share the Joy of Maths Games’

Friday 24th February – 9.30am to 10.30am
Join your child’s class for a morning of exciting maths games. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents and carers to see ‘maths in action’ through a variety of games and challenges.

Sexuality Education

A reminder about the upcoming Parent Information Evening for the ‘Talking the Talk’ sexuality education program on Monday 20th February from 8-9.30pm via zoom. Please refer to previous Compass notifications and register to attend this session.

Respectful Relationships

We are proud to be a lead school in the Respectful Relationships program for our network and just this week we hosted a professional learning session for other schools in our area. The program centres on embedding a culture of respect and equality across the school. This approach leads to a positive impact on student’s academic outcomes, their mental health, classroom behaviour, and relationships between teachers and students.
Together, we can lead the way in saying yes to respect and equality, and creating genuine and lasting change so that every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Annual Privacy Reminder for our School Community

Boneo Primary School collects, uses, discloses and stores student and parent personal information for standard school functions or where permitted by law, as stated in the Schools’ Privacy Policy.

Please take time to read our school’s collection notice, found on our website Privacy Collection Notice 2023

We ask parents to also review the guidance we provide on how we use [Microsoft 365/Google Workspace for Education] safely at the school and what parents can do to further protect their child’s information. If after reviewing the guidance, you have any questions or concerns regarding your child using [Microsoft 365/Google Workspace for Education], please contact the school.

For more information about privacy, refer to: Schools’ Privacy Policy — information for parents

Assistance for Eligible Families

Conveyance Allowance

The conveyance allowance is a contribution towards the costs of transporting children to and from school.

Please contact the school office to confirm your eligibility and collect an application form, or download from the link below.


An application on behalf of a student may be submitted if the student is:

  • a Victorian resident;
  • school aged and enrolled (3) three or more days per week at a school; and
  • attending a school/campus located outside the Melbourne metropolitan conveyance boundary

A student who meets the above requirements may be eligible if they:

  • attend their nearest or designated neighbourhood government school/campus appropriate to their year level, at which admission is permissible, and
  • reside 4.8km or more by the shortest practicable route from the campus attended
  • whose nearest school is not serviced by a free school bus provided under the School Bus Program

Snapshot of Learning

Year 1 – Creating Constructions to Write About

Year 1’s do K’nex

This week the Year One engineers used their K’nex to construct a castle. The STEM room was buzzing as they put their problem solving and collaboration skills to the test. We saw children creating elevators, flags and even double stories! Congratulations Year 1.

Having Bubbles of Fun in Prep

This week the preps enjoyed making and blowing bubbles as their language experience. We talked, drew, and wrote about this experience on the following days.


Boneo Community Market

Saturday 18th February

Year 5 & 6 have been allocated BBQ duty for this market.

Please contact the office to volunteer.


House Swimming Carnival - Years 3 to 6

Monday 20th February

Payment/Consent due on Compass by Wednesday 15th February


'Talking the Talk' Parent Session

Monday 20th February 

Online via Zoom – Bookings Essential

Please see details posted via Compass News Feed 31/03/2023


School Council Meeting

Tuesday 21st  February


Quantum Victoria - Year 4

Wednesday 22nd February

Consent due on Compass by Friday 17th February


'Discover the Superhero in Me' Incursion - Year 1 & 2

Thursday 23rd February

Payment/Consent due on Compass by Monday 20th February


Share the Joy of Maths Games

Friday 24th February 

See details in this edition of the Buzz


Kinect2Dance - Prep to Year 4

Monday 27th February – Monday 3rd April

Consent due on Compass by Wednesday 22nd February

Lucky Jar - Free Dress Day

Thursday 9th March

Student free dress day. Lucky Jar donation for Family Food & Fun Night

Curriculum Day - Student Free Day

Friday 10th March


Labour Day Public Holiday

Monday 13th March


Golf Day Fundraising Event

Friday 17th March

See event flyer in this edition of the Buzz

Boneo Community Market

Saturday 18th March

Year 4 have been allocated BBQ duty for this market.

Please contact the office to volunteer.

School Council AGM

Tuesday 21st March


Year 6 Wilsons Prom Camp

Tuesday 21st – Friday 24th March

Consent/Payment due on Compass by Tuesday 14th March

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