Boneo Buzz: 26th March
Dear Parents and Carers,
It is hard to believe that we are heading into our final week of Term 1. Staff welcomed the opportunity to meet and share student progress at Parent Teacher interviews this week.
Parent-teacher interviews give you a great opportunity to:
- learn more about your child’s academic, emotional and social development
- meet and get to know your child’s teachers
- help your child’s teachers understand more about your child
- make plans with the teacher about how you can both support your child/ren
If you don’t have any particular concerns, you might wonder whether it’s worth going to parent-teacher interviews. But going along is one way to show your child that you’re interested in their learning and what’s happening for them at school.
If you were unable to attend please contact your child/ren’s teacher and schedule a time for next week.
We held our AGM and School Council Meeting last Tuesday and I would like to thank our members for their commitment, dedication and passion for our school. I can confirm the following composition of our council:
President: Kym Curtis
Vice President: Andrew Frost
Treasurer: Tim Robertson
Secretary: Marija Pandza
Parent Representatives: Rhys Edmund, Owen Goodwin, Andrew Frost, Jessica Hennessey, Jo Twentyman, Kate Cronin, Cathy Dika and Paul Hollway
DET Representatives: Mandy Whitworth, Marija Pandza, Ryan Miller and Tom Pollett
School Council decided to create a ‘Friends of Boneo’ Committee comprising a parent representative from each class. This committee will meet each term to support events that we host as a school. This is an exciting initiative designed to further connect our community. Many parents have already volunteered to be class convenors. If you are interested please contact your child’s teacher.
This year, Boneo Primary School heads in to the Department’s review process. This means that we unpack all of the school’s data in depth, reflect on and celebrate our achievements and plan for the future with a new and ambitious 4 year School Strategic Plan. As we work towards this, we also continue our journey with a focus this year on learning enhancement, developing happy healthy and resilient children and connecting our community. Throughout the review process there will be many opportunities to gather feedback from families and students and I encourage you to be involved when formal or informal opportunities arise. Your input will really help us grow and develop as a high performing school that embraces innovation and excellence.
The Department’s Respectful Relationships Program supports schools to promote and model respect, positive attitudes and behaviours. It teaches our children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. We are a lead school in our area and support professional learning of South East region schools. This resource aligns with the Health and Physical Education and Interpersonal Development domains of the Victorian Curriculum. The program uses active learning strategies to build on students’ learning and experiences about gender, bodies and relationships. It combines the biological, social and emotional aspects of sexuality education to assist us in meeting students’ needs as they relate to sexual growth and change.
Best practice in Sexuality Education is that, it teaches young people how to develop respectful relationships and how to minimise or eliminate the risk of potentially adverse consequences of their actions. It endeavours to ensure that young people make responsible and safe choices, and recognises the social world in which young people make decisions about their health. The lessons are sequential and age appropriate. While comprehensive sexuality education is a compulsory part of a school’s health education curriculum, we are aware programs are more effective with increased parent-child communication. It is important to us that we maintain an open dialogue with parents regarding the delivery of these programs. Please note that the holistic education of your child/ren is important to us and this program plays an important part in that with, of course, the support and collaboration of you, our families. In Term 2, we will be running a Q&A session for parents and will outline our program in more detail.
Intention to Enrol
If you have a child starting Prep in 2022, please come to the office to complete an ‘Intention to Enrol’ form.
It is vital that we have an accurate count of the number of siblings commencing next year to ensure we remain within our enrolment cap.
Here is the link to the form if you wish to download a copy;
Please complete this process prior to the end of Term 1.
Boneo Golf Day – Community Engagement
We are excited to announce that we are holding our innaugural ‘Boneo Golf Day’ this afternoon.
Our sincere gratitude again to our extended community for their generous support of Boneo Primary School. To the local businesses for their ongoing support, contributing donations for prizes and auctions, our parents for their participation and connecting community members to our day.
To Ryan Miller, Adam Hayes and the team at Bayviews Golf Course, we truly appreciate your commitment and support in bringing this event to fruition.
We hope this will become a regular addition to our school calendar.
Snapshot of Learning
Share Assembly – 4C
Wednesday 31st March
Wednesday 31st March
Sausage Sizzle orders due by Monday 29th March.
Last Day of Term 1
Thursday 1st April
Early dismissal at 2.15pm
Saturday 17th April
We require volunteers to assist with car parking. Please contact the office if you are available.
School Resumes for Term 2
Monday 19th April
ANZAC Service Assembly
Friday 23rd April – 9am