Boneo Buzz: 17th March

Dear Parents and Carers,

Our Family Food & Fun Night major fundraising event is fast approaching. This event is a wonderful celebration of our school and extended community and we need your support to continue the success of this event. Last year, this event raised over $12,000 for our school.

Please support your child’s class stall by placing your name on their class roster. All teachers have a copy of the stall roster and each shift is only 30 minutes in duration, then you are free to enjoy the festivities. We understand that it can be a challenge for families with multiple children and appreciate the support our families continue to provide.

We can confirm Wittingslow Amusements will be offering the following rides on the night;

  • Bungy Tramp
  • Giant Inflatable Challenge
  • Cup & Saucer
  • Chair o Plane
  • Spiderman Activity Centre
  • Giant Ninja Slide

We have kept the cost of ride tickets unchanged from previous years and tickets are now available to purchase from the office.

  • Unlimited Ride Wristband – $25
  • Bungy Tramp – $6
  • All other Rides – $5

We encourage all families to bring along a picnic rug and enjoy the food and entertainment on the oval. There will be several food stalls or you are welcome to bring along your own picnic.

The event set up is an all-day affair. If you have free time during the day and would like to help out, please contact the office.
A reminder that on the day, students are invited to wear free dress for a Lucky Jar donation.
All children must be in the company of a supervising adult for the duration of the event.


This week our Year 3 and Year 5 students started NAPLAN testing. I am so proud of the manner in which students have embraced the assessment and thank our staff for all their work in helping prepare our students. Assessments continue next week, with catch up sessions organised for any absent students.

School Council

Nominations have now closed for School Council and I am pleased to announce that we have had a number of nominations, including:

Trudi Wooley

Owen Goodwin

Jessica Hennessey

Martina Franjic

Alex Presutti

Marija Pandza

Liz Demaj

This is fantastic news for our school community! Our 2023-2025 School Councillors will be announced following our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 21 March at 6pm. Nominees are invited to attend our School Council meeting on Tuesday.  

Year 6 Camp

Our Year 6 students are off to Wilsons Promontory next week for their Year 6 camp. Staff and students are very excited about the range of activities, including the opportunity to camp in tents! A special thank you to our parent volunteers for supporting our students and staff to help make this a positive experience for all attending.

Introducing Sean Hewitt

We are pleased to introduce Sean Hewitt to our school community. Sean will joining us from Monday as Education Support. Sean has prepared the following introduction;


Living on the Mornington Peninsula my whole life, I’ve been blessed and fortunate enough to be able to play football and cricket all through my younger years in which I still play both now. Throughout my sporting career I’ve been given leadership roles which helped me realise, even at a young age, that I genuinely like helping people where I can. I believe it’s extremely special to be able to be a part of someone’s personal development.

In 2022, I decided to complete my Cert IV in Youth Work at RMIT. A few months after completing this certificate I’ve been very fortunate to be offered a role at Boneo Primary School. I’m super excited to take on this new role where I will be able to work alongside the students and other staff members to help develop the students into being their own unique capable young person.

Welcome baby Umbers

Congratulations to Chloe and Michael on the safe arrival of their baby boy ‘Flynn Hendrix Umbers’ on Thursday 16th March.

Welcome to the world Flynn. We cannot wait to meet you!

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

This Week in Prep


Kinect2Dance - Prep to Year 4

Monday 27th February – Monday 3rd April

Consent due on Compass by Wednesday 22nd February

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


Rock Your Socks

Tuesday 21st March

Wear your colorful socks in support of DownSyndrome


Year 6 Wilsons Prom Camp

Tuesday 21st – Friday 24th March

Consent/Payment due on Compass by Tuesday 14th March

Family Food & Fun Night

Friday 24th March

See event flyer in this edition of the Buzz

Lucky Jar Day

Friday 24th March

Students are invited to wear free dress and donate a lucky jar for the FF&FN

Year 6A Beach Day

Monday 27th March

Consent/Payment due on Compass by Wednesday 22nd March

2024 Prep Information Sessions

Tuesday 28th March – 9am & 5pm

Please register your attendance with the school office

Year 6B Beach Day

Tuesday 28th March

Consent/Payment due on Compass by Wednesday 22nd March

Prep Enchanted Adventure Garden

Tuesday 28th March

Consent/Payment due on Compass by Monday 20th March

Year 5A Beach Day

Wednesday 29th March

Consent/Payment due on Compass by Wednesday 22nd March

Year 5B Beach Day

Thursday 30th March

Consent/Payment due on Compass by Wednesday 22nd March

Summer Lightning Prems

Friday 31st March

Consent/Payment due on Compass by Wednesday 29th March

Parent Teacher Interviews

Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th April

Bookings will open via Compass on Tuesday 14th March

Boneo House Athletics Event

Wednesday 5th – Thursday 6th April

Last Day of Term

Thursday 6th April

Early dismissal at 2.15pm

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