Boneo Buzz: 28th April

Dear Parents and Carers,

Our 150th Anniversary on Tuesday 23rd May at 5pm is fast approaching. It is a momentous occasion for our school and community, and we are thrilled to be planning and preparing for it.

We have a variety of exciting activities and events planned for the celebration, including an opening performance on the basketball court and our school leaders will lead the celebration and set the tone for the evening.

Our students are currently immersed in their Units of Inquiry delving into what life was like in the 150 years since our school’s inception focusing on different eras. On the night the students are excited to open up their classrooms for visitors to wonder through the exhibitions experiencing what life was like through the decades. To support families and visitors on their travels through time, you will be given a passport and a commemorative gift awaits.

I am grateful to our dedicated staff and students for their hard work in preparing for this special occasion. I look forward to seeing you all at the celebration.


I want to express my deepest gratitude to our grandparents and special friends who attended the ANZAC service and then joined the children in classrooms to share what school was like for them. Our choir performed a Michael Reynolds rendition of ‘Lest We Forget’ which was absolutely stunning.

Your presence meant so much to us. We hope you enjoyed the special morning tea of scones, jam and cream kindly supplied by Kath Bowtell and Ellen Evans with a special mention to Julie McKeown, Verity Columbine, Trudy Wooley and Cassie Penglis for volunteering to prepare morning tea.

A huge shoutout to the parents and staff who helped with the assembly set up. 

Jump Rope for Heart

We are excited to announce that Boneo Primary School is participating in Jump Rope for Heart this year – a fantastic fundraising and physical activity program by the Heart Foundation. 

Over the coming weeks, your child will learn new skills, increase their physical activity, and learn about heart health. The program will end with our school wide ‘Jump Off Day’ on Friday 26th May, where your child gets to show off their new skipping skills to their friends.  

When you register your child online you’ll get access to additional skipping resources to help give your child a great reason to get away from the screens and get outdoors. Register and create your own secure webpage at 

By signing up online, you and your child can:  

  • Easily raise funds online 
  • Track skipping skills progress and earn virtual badges along the way  
  • Post updates to your page so family and friends can follow their progress  
  • Access additional skipping resources 

Your child will bring a ‘fundraising guide’ flyer home this week, which includes further information on the program. If you didn’t receive this, visit for all the information that you need. 

Thank you for getting involved in Jump Rope for Heart 

Snapshot of Learning

Boneo ANZAC Assembly

ANZAC Day March – Rosebud

Year 4 – Flashback to the 1960’s

Year 4 time warped back to the 1969 Grand Final when Premiership Carlton Footballer, Peter Francis aka Ms. Brown’s Uncle, came to visit. It was an hour full of interesting information. Peter shared his experiences of being a player during the VFL.

It was interesting to find out that:

  • The cheer squad made the banner out of paper mache and a lot of sticky tape. One player even tripped over the sticky tape when running through it. Unlike now, no children or supporters ran through the banner with the team .
  • Peter could hear John Farnham singing during the pre match entertainment and the roar of the crowd from the change rooms. The coach played ‘Eye of the Tiger’ to motivate the players. He said the adrenaline rush was so intense that when he run out, he felt like his feet couldn’t touch the ground.
  • Peter showed us his jumper. We were surprised to see that it was long sleeved and made of wool. All the players tucked their jumpers in and pulled up their socks.
  • The MCG looked different too. There were only two skyscrapers that could be seen from the ground. The grandstands weren’t there and there were lots of standing room only spots. The chairs were long wooden bench seats. Even though there was less amount of spaces for people, the MCG still had 112,000 people attend the Grand Final, because of the standing room spaces.

There was so much more that we learned, seeing the replica Premiership Cup and the real Premiership medal was a highlight too. We were thankful to enjoy a time warped football experience with Peter and it left us wanting to find out so much more!

Scarlett, Lola, Ella, Maya and Poppy.

Grandparents and Special Friends Visit


Year 5 Sovereign Hill

Wednesday 10th May

Payment/Consent due on Compass by Friday 5th May

Mothers Day Stall

Thursday 11th May

Volunteers required to assist on the day. Please contact the office.

Boneo House Cross Country

Monday 15th May

School Council Meeting

Tuesday 16th May

Boneo Community Market

Saturday 20th May

Year 3 are rostered for BBQ duty. Please contact the office if you are able to assist.

Boneo 150 Year Celebration

Tuesday 23rd May

Jump Rope for Heart-Jump Off Day

Friday 26th May

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