Boneo Buzz: 7th June

Dear Parents and Carers,

Last Friday, our very clever Prep students shared their learning with us at assembly. It was fabulous to see them dressed up in costumes representing different members of our community and happily sharing their understandings.  The school also took part in the Jump Rope for Heart ‘jump off’ on Friday afternoon. This was a great success, and it has been pleasing to see students skipping during recess and lunch breaks. 

Staff have embraced their Professional Practice Day today and have been working diligently on learning tasks, forward planning using assessment data and working through student reports. Teachers and Education Support staff have been collaborating in teams to ensure the work planned for our students has academic rigour and excellence.

This week our School Council took part in Governance training. This was an opportunity for us to continue to strengthen the role of School Council at Boneo.

As we continue to move into the cooler weather, an important reminder that students have their school jumpers and jackets at school, and that they have their names clearly labelled on them.

Traffic Management

I want to reiterate to parents and carers the importance of following the restrictions in place when parking at drop-off/pick-up around the tennis court side of the school.

It is a one-way traffic flow for vehicles entering the tennis court area. All vehicles must enter from Boneo Road only. This was implemented to enhance the safety of our students, staff, and parents during busy drop-off and pick-up times.

To further ensure the safety of everyone in the school vicinity, I must emphasise the following guidelines:

One-Way Traffic: Please adhere strictly to the one-way traffic direction when entering and exiting the tennis court area. This measure is in place to streamline traffic and reduce congestion.

No Double Parking: Double parking poses a significant safety hazard and disrupts the smooth flow of traffic. I kindly request that you refrain from double parking at any time.

No Reversing: For the safety of pedestrians and other drivers, it is imperative that no vehicles reverse in or around the tennis court area. This includes drop-off and pick-up activities.

Snow Camp
I am putting out another call-out for families to take up our amazing Snow Camp opportunity. We currently have 13 people who have indicated they will be attending our Snow Camp this year. For the camp to go ahead, we would need closer to 20 people, so please join us for this amazing opportunity. 

We have secured the VSL Lodge from Sunday 25th August to Friday 30th August. As it is a Boneo PS camp for students in Years 4 to 6 we are able to also accommodate siblings in Year 7 or 8 if you wish the family to attend together.

We have been able to keep the costs close to last year and expect the camp will cost $1300pp. No previous ski experience is required. It is a fabulous price to experience the snow for a week.
The following is included in the cost for all participants parents or students:

  • All transport to the lodge
  • All food and accommodation
  • Ski Lesson each day, lift and equipment hire
  • Night ski.

To secure a place for your family, please email or call the Office. A $200 deposit will be required. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call.

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data

Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). The NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disabilities. These relate to legislative requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005, in line with the NCCD guidelines (2019).

The NCCD provides State and Federal Governments with the information they need to plan more broadly for the support of students with disabilities. The NCCD will have no direct impact on your child and your child will not be involved in any testing processes.

Please refer to this parent/guardian handout for more information:

Introducing our new Learning Specialist

I am excited to announce that Anita Presti has been appointed as our new Learning Specialist and joins our team on Tuesday 11 June. Anita has written a few words of introduction below:

Hello to all the students and parents at Boneo Primary School. I am so excited to be returning to this wonderful school community. Many of you may remember me as I was previously a teacher at Boneo from 2010 till 2022. For the last 18 months I have been working as a Learning Specialist at Derinya Primary School in Frankston South. Whilst at Derinya I have had the privilege to support and lead teachers to further develop their teaching skills. In my new role as Learning Specialist at Boneo I look forward to reconnecting to the school community as well as getting to know all the new students, parents and teachers that have arrived whilst I have been gone.

Snapshot of Learning

VR madness and Game Development

Year 2 Yarning Circle

2C taking part in a yarning circle where we discussed somewhere we feel connected to and enjoy spending our time. 

District Girls Football

A huge congratulations to our Year 5 and 6 girls who showcased remarkable strength, determination, and skills at the district girls’ football competition yesterday. Our talented team not only coached themselves but also had invaluable support from our amazing  superstar parents Kristin and Nigel Meister. The girls triumphed in all the small schools’ rounds, earning a spot in the grand final against Rye. Finishing as the runners-up is an outstanding achievement! Well done, girls!

Reconciliation Week

For Reconciliation week, Prep students read “Bundjil” by Carolyn Briggs, a book that introduces them to the story of Bundjil the eagle. They then ventured outside to the garden, where they crafted their own Bundjil eagles using natural resources. 

Year 3 Bonora Sport Incursion

A big thank you to Bonora Sport for challenging our Year 3 students on the ninja course! They loved being guided by a former Ninja Warrior and an Olympic gymnast. It was an inspiring and fun experience for all!

Year 6 Market Magic

As part of the Year 6 Business and Economics unit of Inquiry, students will be running a market on Tuesday 18th June. In class, Year 6 students have designed and been hand crafting products to sell. We invite the rest of the school to bring in some money if they would like to purchase some market items. We recommend up to $10. Most of the products are $1-$2 each. Here are a few snaps from this weeks making session


Living Culture - Indigenous Culture Incursion

Thursday 13th June

Yr 3 Students

Consent and payment due by Tuesday 11th June

Year 6 Market

Wednesday 18th 

Students can bring up to $10 to shop at the market

Southern Peninsula Music Camp

Wednesday 19th – Friday 21st June

Consent and payment due by Sunday 9th June

Winter Lightning Premierships

Wednesday 26th June

Yr 5 & 6 students

Consent and payment due by Friday 21st June

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