Boneo Buzz: 20th August

Dear Parents and Carers,

Why giving is good for our health?

We all know giving helps others, whether we volunteer for organisations, offer emotional support to those around us or donate to charities. Feeling happier – biologically, giving can create a ‘warm glow,’ activating regions in the brain associated with pleasure, connection with other people and trust. This is the reason why we feel excitement when we are about to give someone a gift.

There is evidence that during gift giving behaviours, humans secrete ‘feel good’ chemicals in our brains, such as serotonin (a mood mediating chemical), dopamine 9 a feel-good chemical) and oxytocin (a compassion and bonding chemical). There are a number of different ways that people can manage their wellbeing.

Be the reason someone smiles today

Here is a challenge for our community. Let’s be the reason someone smiles. Over the coming weeks, I challenge everyone to reach out and perform some random acts of kindness to put a smile on someone’s face. If you are a recipient of a compliment or a special surprise let’s us know so that we can put it on our school Facebook page. Here is an image of a beautiful orchid I received from a student which made me smile.

Scholastic Book Club

Book Club Issue 6 is now open for orders. You can choose to have your order sent to school – to be picked up when on-site learning resumes, or pay $7.50 to have it delivered to your home.

Orders are due to be submitted by 30th of August – online only at:

Link to catalogue 6:  bc621web.pdf (

If you have any questions, please contact Fiona Campanella via the school email;


Snapshot of Learning

Onsite Learning: Feathers for Phoebe


Phoebe doesn’t want to be ordinary. She wants to turn heads and be noticed – she wants to be fabulous! But when she seeks the help of the outrageous and beautiful Zelda, her transformation leads to some unexpected results.

Prep’s enjoyed responding to the story ‘Feathers for Phoebe’ a book about self-love, being unique, confidence, belonging & embracing who you are. Using an assortment of craft materials, students created their own magnificent feathered friends. The foundation children described the features of their birds using such phrases as marvelous, flowing, feathery, brilliant, beautiful, colourful, plain, spikey, delicate and silly. You may like to create your own feathered friend…

To view this lovely story follow the link:

Science Week

Prep – Procedural Writing Experience

Prep – Story Writing

Year 2 – Engineering Tasks

This week, the Year 2 students have enjoyed completing learning tasks set by Engineer Summer. Summer works with our Year 2 students each Thursday. The students have been investigating, designing and building water catchments.


Parent Opinion Survey

Friday 30th July to Sunday 22nd August

Please see Compass post to access the survey

On-line Author Visit

Andrea Rowe – Jetty Jumping

Thursday 26th August

Via Compass

Book Week Dress-up

Monday 30th August

Year 6 will be coordinating Book Week activities

Parent PD - Behaviour Matters

Thursday 2nd September

7.30pm via Zoom – link to be provided



Year 4 - Angahook Camp

Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th September

Consent/payment required on Compass by 31st August.

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