Boneo Buzz: 23rd February

Dear Parents and Carers,

Upcoming School Council Elections

All government schools in Victoria have a School Council. They are legally constituted bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of a school within state-wide guidelines. In doing this, a School Council can directly influence the quality of education that the school provides for its students. Parents on School Council provide important viewpoints and have valuable skills that can help shape the direction of our school. Parents who become active on School Council find their involvement satisfying and may also find that their children feel a greater sense of belonging and engagement. Each year, approximately half of the School Council retires to allow new members to become involved. To this end, we are now formally calling for nominations for the 2024/2026 Boneo Primary School Council. Membership on the council is for a period of two years and meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month. If you would like to know more about being a councillor, don’t hesitate to call. In 2024, we have 4 parent vacancies and 1 DET vacancy on School Council for a full period of two years.

Nomination forms may be obtained from the school and must be lodged by Friday 8th March. 

The annual School Council General meeting is being held on Tuesday 19th March where office bearers will be elected.


Family Food and Fun Night – Friday 15th March

Thank you to our parent community for volunteering to be class Convenors as we work towards the much-anticipated Family Food and Fun Night.

We will share more information over the coming week as plans are locked in. 


The following table outlines what each class will be offering on the evening.


Stall offered

Staff Stalls

Sponge Throw / Lucky Jars / Jump for Bucks

Prep A

Table Tennis

Prep B

BBQ (Hamburgers/Sausages)

Year 1 A

Soccer Game

Year 1 B

Football Handball 

Year 1 C


Year 2 A

BBQ (Hamburgers/Sausages)

Year 2 B

Donuts/ cupcake decorating

Year 2 C

Frogs in a Pond / Strawberries and Chocolate

Year 3 A

Icy poles / Drinks

Year 3 B

Silent Auction

Year 4 A

Show bags

Year 4 B

Cup pong

Year 5 A

Crazy Hair

Year 5B

Fairy Floss / Popcorn

Year 5 C

Glitter and washable Tattoos

Year 6 A

Veggie Bags

Year 6 B

Vegetarian Risotto


Traffic Management

The traffic at peak times can cause concerns for parents and the School. Vic Roads and the Shire have previously supported the school to establish guidelines that ensure safety is paramount at peak times.

The system can work successfully but everyone involved needs to put the safety of the children first and show patience and tolerance if a situation involves a short wait.

Please adhere to the following:

We currently have 2 main entries to park around the oval:

From Boneo Road enter at the tennis court and exit onto Limestone Road. This is one way only at peak times.

  • It is unsafe to double park and add carpark spaces around the tennis court and along the driveways.
  • Please do not allow your child to disembark from your car on the driveway or alongside the car park and have them walk in the path of traffic. This is not a drop off zone. There have been reports of children running behind/between vehicles as they are parking.
  • Keep the permitted parking bays free for  our families and visitors who hold an Accessibility Parking Permit
  • From Limestone Road enter and keep driveway tracks free of vehicles and exit again at Limestone road.
  • Please do not park in the bus zone or in front of the hoppers on Limestone Road.

Conveyance Allowance

The conveyance allowance is a contribution available to families that is to support the costs of transporting children to and from school.


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

Please contact the school office if you require assistance or have any questions in regard to this program. Application forms are avilable from the school or download from the link below.


Snapshot of Learning

STEM – Year 1 & 2

This week in STEM, the Year 1 and 2 students learnt to make a secure password. The new passphrase we made took 32 septillion years for a computer to crack! We made our password with a capital letter, numbers, and a special character. 

Next, we played the ‘Tower of Treasure’ on ‘Be Internet Awesome’ to choose the most secure passwords to protect our personal information. 

Year 5 Beach Day


Prep Entry Assessments

Friday 9th February – Friday 1st March

Bookings via Compass

Prep assessments will be held each Friday commencing Friday 7th February to Friday 1st March. Students attend their allocated time only

Prep students attend full time from Monday 4th March

Phoenix Soar Leadership Program

Monday 26th February – Monday 25th March

Year 5 & 6

Please see Compass for more details

Lucky Jar Day

Wednesday 6th March

Students wear free dress in exchange for a Lucky Jar!

Prep 2025 Tours

Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 20th March

Please see flyer in this edition of the Buzz

The Confidence Club Incursion

Wednesday 13th March

Year 1 & 2

Consent/Payment required on Compass by Friday 8th March

Family, Food and Fun Night

Friday 15th March

Save the date

More information to follow

Boneo Community Market

Saturday 16th March

Car parking and BBQ volunteers required

Please contact the Office if you can help

Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th March

Bookings will be made via Compass

More information to follow

House Athletics Day

Wednesday 27th – Thursday 28th March

Further details to follow via Compass

Last Day Of Term

Thursday 28th March

Early Dismissal at 2:15pm

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