Boneo Buzz: 19th August

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week, parents received a link to complete the 2022 Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training designed to assist us in gaining an understanding of families’ perceptions of our school climate, student behaviour, and student engagement. We encourage all of our families to participate in this survey. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies through our School Council. It takes 20 minutes and we appreciate the 29 families who have already completed this survey. We are aiming for 200 families to participate so please log in using your code and give us your feedback.

Please connect with us at the following events this term:

Book Fair from Monday 22nd August to 25th August – 3.20pm – 4pm

Share the Joy of Learning through Mathematics – Friday 26th August following Assembly. Please join your child/ren in the morning and have some fun playing Mathematics games.

Year 4 BYOD Information Meeting – online 6:30pm Monday 5th September

2023 Prep Information Evening onsite 6:30pm Tuesday 6th September

House Footy Day Friday 16th September 8:45 am – Parent Egg and Bacon breakfast. Wear your footy colours, join us for a morning of footy activities to celebrate the end of Term 3.

Snapshot of Learning

 Year 3 – Cranbourne Botanic Gardens

On Tuesday, the Year 3 cohort rode a luxury coach to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Cranbourne to participate in the ‘Seed to Tree’ workshop. This expansive gardens showcases a variety of Australian Flora and is home to some native animals too.

We learned that the gardens are a habitat for Wombats, Wallabies, Eastern Grey Kangaroos, and the Southern Brown Bandicoot, as well as an abundance of beautiful bird life. Students were invited to be curious and observant as we mindfully moved through the gardens – either exploring the grounds or guided in groups by the ranger Brigitte – some were even fortunate enough to spot the timid and elusive Southern Brown Bandicoot. One group observed a Bowerbird gathering fallen blooms to decorate it’s nest. Another group found a carnivorous trigger plant in full bloom and learned how it has a clever mechanism to assist in pollination.

During the interactive ‘Seed to Tree’ workshop, students examined the skulls and scats of various wildlife and learned how to track and identify animals according the shape and aroma of the scats found in the environment. Did you know that wombat scat is cube-like, and that the Koala’s refuse is actually rather ‘’refreshing’’, smelling inoffensively like crushed eucalyptus?!

They also inspected various seed pods and found out the fascinating fact that some plant species actually rely upon fires for their pods to open. Students now acknowledge that controlled burning has been used by First Nations Australians for many thousands of years to support healthy habitats and stimulate seeding cycles.

In one section of the garden students were awed by the astonishingly ancient giant grass trees (some in excess of 400 years old!) that play an important role in the fire harvesting of seeds. In the bush tucker section of the gardens, the children were excited to draw inspiration for a proposed improvement to the current school kitchen gardens; sampling saltbush and finger blood-lime (foraged for not picked!).

Brigitte explored the understanding of the role that trees play in our environment to produce healthy air, soil and waters. Many of the children delighted in being ‘tree-huggers’ to show our gratitude for all the things they do for our planet.

The children repotted their Cut Leaf Daisies in biodegradable, self-composting pots as souvenirs, before loading onto the coach for the return trip to Boneo. The day of bush walks and biodiversity ensured a few nodded off; surely dreaming of Gondwana gardens and wombat burrows!


Boneo Market

Saturday 20th August

Prep have been rostered for BBQ duty at this market.

Please contact the office if you are available to help.

Swim Program - Prep

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th  August

Consent/Payment required on Compass by  Monday 15th August

Scholastic Book Fair

Monday 22nd to Thursday 25th August

3.20pm – 4pm in the Multi Purpose Room

Share the Joy of Learning

Friday 26th August

Parents are invited to visit their child’s classroom following assembly

Book Week Dress-up Day

Monday 29th August

Dress as your favourite book character

Monash Motor Sports

Monday 29th August

Consent/Payment required on Compass by  Friday 26th August

Rugby Clinic Year 4-6

Tuesday 30th August

Their Care Parent Information Session

Tuesday 30th August @ 6.30pm

This session to be held via Zoom link

Father's Day Stall

Wednesday 31st August

Helpers on the day required.

Please contact the office if you are able to assist.

Year 1 Wildlife Incursion

Thursday 1st  September

Consent/Payment required on Compass by  Tuesday 30th August

Year 6 City Excursion

Thursday 1st  September

Consent/Payment required on Compass by  Monday 29th August

Professional Practice Day - Students Not Required to Attend School

Friday 2nd September

Year 4 - 2023 BYOD Program Information Session

Monday 5th September 6.30pm

This session will be held via Zoom – Link will be shared via Compass

2023 Prep Parent Information Session

Tuesday 6th September 6.30pm

District Athletics

Wednesday 7th September

Consent/Payment required on Compass by  Friday 2nd September

Year 4 Camp

Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th September

Consent/Payment required on Compass by  Friday 9th September

Shrek Production - Evening Performance

Tuesday 13th September @7pm

Tickets on sale Monday 22nd August

via TryBooking. 

Shrek Production - Matinee Performance

Tuesday 13th September

Consent/Payment required on Compass by  Wednesday 7th September

Boneo Market

Saturday 17th September

All years have been rostered for BBQ duty at this market.

Please contact the office if you are available to help with BBQ or car parking

House Football Event & Egg & Bacon Breakfast

Friday 16th September

Families are invited to join us for a BBQ Egg & Bacon breakfast in the hall from 8am.

Final Day of Term 3 - Early Dismissal @ 2.15pm

Friday 16th September

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