Boneo Buzz: 1st September

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are excited to introduce a new initiative that aims to enhance the learning experience of our students and promote a sense of community involvement. Our Kitchen Garden Working Party, an endeavour focused on fostering the growth and development of our school’s kitchen garden. A huge thank you to Martina Franjic (School Council member/Otto and Margo’s Mum), Sally Smith ( / Charlie’s Mum) and Luana Iaguone (Sam’s Mum) who have started our working party.

Our Vision: A Kitchen for All

We believe in providing holistic and enriching learning opportunities for our students. With this in mind, we envision a thriving kitchen garden that not only serves as a valuable educational resource but also contributes to the overall well-being of our school community. Our goal is to create a space where students from all classes can engage with the process of growing, harvesting, and preparing food.

The Importance of Your Involvement

To make this vision a reality, we invite parents, grandparents or friends to join our Kitchen Garden Working Party. Your participation is essential in creating an environment that promotes hands-on learning, healthy eating habits, and a strong sense of community. By volunteering your time, you’ll contribute to a project that benefits both current and future generations of Boneo students.

How You Can Get Involved

Next week, we will be sending out a Google Doc where you can express your interest in being a part of the Kitchen Garden Working Party. We understand that everyone has different skills and availability, so there are various ways to contribute:

  • Gardening: If you have a green thumb or are interested in learning about gardening, you can help tend to the garden beds, plant new crops, and ensure the garden flourishes.
  • Cooking and Nutrition: If you’re passionate about cooking and nutrition, or don’t mind cooking – you can assist in creating educational cooking experiences for students, helping them learn to prepare meals using garden-fresh produce.

Education and Workshops: Share your expertise by supporting workshops on gardening, sustainability, and nutrition, enriching the learning experience for our students.

Maintenance and Support: Even if you have limited time, lending a hand with general maintenance tasks can make a significant difference in keeping our garden and kitchen functional and inviting.

Together, We Grow

We firmly believe that a strong partnership between our school and parents/guardians is the foundation of a thriving educational environment. By joining the Kitchen Garden Working Party, you’ll not only contribute to our school’s growth but also set a wonderful example for our students about the value of community involvement.

Thank you for your ongoing support, and we look forward to embarking on this exciting journey together. Keep an eye out for the Google Doc next week, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or ideas to share.

Oaks Day

Save the Date! Our Oaks Day major fundraising event is being held at ‘The National’ Cape Schanck on Thursday 9th November.

We look forward to hosting our extended school community for another fabulous day out. Event and booking details to be shared soon…..Spread the word and start gathering a table in support of our school.

Father’s Day Stall

The Father’s & Special Person Stall was a huge success and we are very thankful for the support of our parent volunteers; Martha Rand, Cara Black Stephens, Chelsea Tyler, Jacinta Mynott, Narelle Hollway and Julie Hauenschild. Our students thoroughly enjoyed their shopping experience and we hope their special people enjoy Father’s Day on Sunday.

The Day the Portaloos Came to School – 4B

The septic tank was bubbling,

that is very troubling.


It was rumbling and glowing,

sounded like it was blowing.


Before we knew it, wee and poo, flying in the air, everywhere……..ewwww!

We can no longer flush,

we need a solution in a rush.

A heap of portaloos will be the answer to what we can do.

A long row of loos, to collect our poos.

How do they lock?

What if we hear a knock?


How do they flush?

We need to get rid of this slush?


Push hard, push lots, on the pump

Thump thump thump!

Kids use so much toilet paper.

What is this caper?

Lots of different coloured poos.

How much fits in these loos?


They start to smell

By the lunchtime bell.

They need to be cleaned and rubbed

The cleaner scrubbed and scrubbed.


……day two of having a portaloo.

School ‘Colour’ Fun Run

We are excited to announce that we will be holding the School Fun Run again this year! Our Fun Run date will be on Friday 17th November 2023. We’ll be launching the fundraising next week, so make sure to keep an eye out! 

We hope you’ll support our school and students in fundraising. As previously shared all fundraising this year is directed to cover the $92 000 cost of the Ninja Course. We really need your support to cover the $32 000 deficit so far. 

Please watch the video by clicking on the link below:  

Year 6 Market Day

This term, Year 6 have been busy learning about business and economics. We have designed and created some awesome handmade products to sell at our Year 6 Market, and all students from Prep to Year 5 are invited to come shopping.

The market is on Monday 4th September and students can bring up to $10. Our items will cost between $1.00-$4.00. Items include candles, bracelets, badges, bags, basketball cards, infinity toys, cat teasers and many more!

Get ready for the best Year 6 market you will ever experience!

By Tabitha

Snapshot of Learning

Year 6 – Quantum

Share the Joy of Learning

Swimming and Water Safety Program – Year 1


Prep Swimming Program

Monday 4th September – Friday 8th September

Consent/Payment required on Compass by Friday 25th August

Market Day

Monday 4th September

Please see details in this edition of the Buzz

Year 6 Madagascar Tech Rehearsal

Tuesday 12th September

Consent/Payment required on Compass by Monday 11th September

Madagascar Matinee Performance - All Years

Wednesday 13th September

Consent/Payment required on Compass by Tuesday 12th September

HPV Girls on Track

Friday 15th September

Consent/Payment required on Compass by Wednesday 13th September

'Sausage Sizzle' Student Lunch

Friday 15th September

To celebrate the end of term, we are providing a sausage sizzle lunch for our students. There is no charge to families for this lunch.

Coffee Van & Donut Treat

Friday 15th September

We will have a coffee van for our parent community to enjoy from school drop off until the end of our Footy Day assembly.

Boneo 'Footy Day'

Friday 15th September

Students are invited to wear their team colors for our football themed assembly and will participate in a morning of football activities. Parents are welcome to attend.

Last Day of Term

Friday 15th September

Early Dismissal @ 2.15pm

Boneo Market

Saturday 16th September

All years have been allocated to BBQ duty.

Please contact the office if you are able to assist with BBQ or Car Parking

2024 Prep Parent Session

Tuesday 3rd October 6pm-7pm

Please contact the office to register your attendance

Year 4 Golden Valley Camp

Monday 9th October – Wednesday 11th October

Consent/Payment required on Compass by Friday 1st September

HPV Energy Breakthrough Event

Tuesday 21st November – Friday 24th November

Consent/Payment required on Compass by Friday 15th September

School Dental Van

Week Commencing Monday 4th December

Please return consent forms to school by Friday 8th September

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