Boneo Buzz: 7th October

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to Term 4. With a promising change in the weather and many fantastic celebrations ahead over the coming months, there is much excitement amongst our community.

Term 4 is always a busy term so please lock in the following events:

  • 2023 Prep Transition begins on Monday
  • World Teachers Day 28th October
  • Curriculum Day 31st October (Their Care will offer care at school so please book online)
  • Oaks Day Fundraiser -Thursday 3rd November – tickets selling fast.
  • Colour Fun Run 17th November – Students are bringing the details home today so register online for this major fundraiser. All funds will go to revamping the play equipment.
  • Wednesday 7th December – Christmas Concert/Picnic on the basketball court
  • Year 6 Graduation – Rosebud Memorial Hall Monday 12th December
  • Step Up Day Friday 16th December – students meet their 2023 teacher and class
  • Student Reports available Friday 16th December
  • Tuesday 20th December – last day of Term 4 Dismissal at 1:15pm

Uniform Reminder

It was wonderful to see so many students wearing their red school hat this week. Please assist us by encouraging students to keep their other caps for the weekend. Additionally, if a student has hair longer than shoulder length please ensure it is tied up.

Junior School Council ‘123ReadtoMe’ Initiative

The Junior School Council is partnering up with the Rye, Rosebud and Dromana branches of Community Bank Southern Peninsula to support the organisation called 123ReadtoMe. 123ReadtoMe works towards empowering disadvantaged kids to succeed with FREE books.  

We are asking any families who wish to donate a children’s book from home (one you no longer need). These recycled books will be given to children in low-socioeconomic communities to promote reading and support growth in literacy and education.  

Please join us in celebrating our fundraising efforts at our school assembly on Friday 21st October. As part of this joint community project, Boneo Lion’s Club will be attending our school assembly on Friday 21st October and providing a free sausage sizzle for all parents. Please ensure all book donations are brought to your child’s classroom by this date. 

Thank you for helping us support the 123ReadtoMe organisation.  

The Junior School Council 

Oaks Day Fundraising Event

Preparations for the return of our Oaks Day event are well under way. Each year we are amazed by the generous support of our school and extended community. 

Thank you to the families who have assisted with sourcing donations. We are still collecting donations for auction items, raffle prizes etc. Please consider supporting this major fundraising event by securing a donation. (Please see the Compass news feed item posted last term).

If you are a business owner and would like to offer a sponsorship, please contact the school office.

It is with much excitement that we can announce the lovely ladies of Amaroo Studio Salon will be continuing their support of our Oaks Day event. 

We are beyond thrilled to announce the return of Vanessa Harlem and Annette Sanfillipo to this year’s event. Their creative collaboration is a celebration of creativity and beauty. 

Vanessa will again be providing our beauty station on the day. Sharing her expert tips and advice, and ensuring our guests look and feel amazing. We are incredibly spoilt to have the services of such an accomplished make up artist at our event. A huge thank you to Vanessa for her incredible generosity, she truly is a gorgeous lady. 

‘Milliner Girl’, Annette Sanfillipo, is a well renowned millinery artist with years of experience in the fashion industry, having worked with many industry leaders. Annette will be judging our ‘2022 Fashions on the Field’ and offering her styling mastery.

 Tickets are now on sale and available for purchase through the school office.

Southern Peninsula Food for All – Kick in a Can Program


• FOOD FOR ALL has been operating for over 30 years on the Peninsula and the demand is growing.
• Our core role is to provide emergency food relief to people on the Peninsula.
• We have no paid positions. We are totally run by volunteers.
• Volunteers do a weekly food pack at 7am every Thursday in Rosebud.
• Over 4,000 parcels were distributed in the year ending 30th June 2022.
• Parcels are distributed to Southern Peninsula Community Support Service and St Vincent De Paul Conferences.
• We have built strong community links over the years.
• Our Committee of Management includes people from local churches, the Society of St Vincent De Paul and local community members
• We place bins in local supermarkets to allow community members to donate food. Volunteers then collect food from those bins and take it to our distribution warehouse.
• Food For All is funded by local donations, bequests and community grants with food being purchased from local supermarkets.
• The Kick In A Can schools promotion is a long term food donation programme that epitomises our mission:


Thank you for your support.

Snapshot of Learning

Year 3 – ‘Taking Action’ SAKG

In the last week of Term 3, as part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program and the ‘taking action’ cycle of inquiry; Year 3 students weeded, pruned and planted Indigenous plants in the fragrant herb garden, outside the Art room. The plants were first researched on Willum Warrain’s nursery website and purchased at the recent First Nations ‘Totem Animals Dreaming’ Arts event, attended by a few students and Mrs. Sykes.

Herbal varieties included: Warragal Greens, two types of Saltbush, Microseris walteri (Yam Murnong Daisy), Trigger orchid, Wahlenbergia stricta (Tall Native Bluebells), among others which were planted amid established plants. These compliment the existing edible and fragrant plants that are regularly utilised within the cooking program. Students in year 3 have been learning about native edible plants or ‘Bush tucker’ and visited the Cranbourne Royal Botanical gardens last term as part of an inquiry into sustainability. 

In First Nations culture there is a strong tradition of living in harmony with the land and only taking what you need, to minimize your impact on the environment and prevent waste. This philosophy of looking to the future is an important understanding in taking care of our planet.

3A were thrilled at their efforts in unveiling the revamped herbal/edible garden on the morning of the whole school Footy day. Please be respectful and be mindful of where you play in our garden areas around the school; the new plants in this garden are not established yet and are to be enjoyed without harvesting.

Year 3 – Work Samples


Year 1 & 2 Swimming Program

Monday 10th – Friday 14th October

Consent/Payment required on Compass by  Monday 12th September

Boneo Community Market

Saturday 15th October

Years 3 to 6 have been rostered for BBQ duty at this market.

Please contact the office if you are available to help with BBQ or car parking

Prep 'Pevan & Sarah' Show

Tuesday 18th October

Consent/Payment required on Compass by  Monday 10th October

Dion Drummond Indigenous Cultural Performance

Thursday 20th October

Consent/Payment required on Compass by  Wednesday 19th October

Curriculum Day - Student Free Day

Monday 31st October

Cup Day Public Holiday

Tuesday 1st November

Year 3 Mad About Science Incursion

Wednesday 2nd November

Consent/Payment required on Compass by  Friday 28th  October

Oaks Day Fundraising Event

Thursday 3rd November @ The National Cape Schanck

Save the date – More information to follow

Year 5 Urban Camp

Tuesday 8th  – Friday 11th November

Consent/Payment required on Compass by  Friday 30th September

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