Boneo Buzz: 8th December

This week, we embarked on our selection process to appoint the 2024 school leaders. Leadership is a quality that all students at Boneo Primary School are encouraged and supported to develop.  Through the curriculum and extra curricula activities, all students are encouraged to develop the skills necessary to be a leader. This ensures that all students perceive themselves as leaders and have the opportunity and confidence to take on leadership roles.

Student leadership roles challenge individuals to develop a sense of vision and purpose as they take on responsibilities and use decision making skills to carry a project through to a successful conclusion. Students develop interpersonal and intrapersonal skills including communication, negotiation, teamwork and reflection. Students are given opportunities to develop the skills of active, reflective listeners who respond effectively as they work with others to determine and achieve collective goals.

Embedded in our extra-curricular program are formalised student leadership roles. Through their actions Boneo Primary School student leaders reflect and demonstrate the School’s Values: Respect, Empathy and Determination.

The leadership roles are; School Captain, Senior Grade members on the Junior School Council (JSC), House Captains.

Other roles of responsibility for students include class members of the Junior School Council, Buddy Liaison, Music, Art, Library Leaders, SPARK Leaders, Environment Leaders and Wellbeing Leaders.

I am thrilled to announce the results of our rigorous selection process for the 2024 Year 6 Leader. This year, we witnessed an impressive group of students who passionately campaigned for the positions, showcasing their dedication to fostering positive teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership within our school.

These students have demonstrated exceptional qualities and commitment throughout the selection process, and we are confident in their ability to lead with enthusiasm and integrity.

Leading up to the elections, each candidate shared their visions through heartfelt letters and speeches, addressing key aspects of their potential roles. Here are some common themes that emerged:

  1. Past Achievements and Experience: Candidates highlighted their past experiences and contributions that uniquely qualify them for the role. Some have organised successful activities, managed sports equipment, and consistently demonstrated positive team spirit, fostering a sense of camaraderie among their peers.
  2. School Values Integration: All candidates emphasised their commitment to aligning their actions with the RED (Respect, Empathy and Determination) values of our school.
  3. Importance of the Role: Candidates expressed a deep understanding of the significance of the leadership roles within our school community. They acknowledged the responsibility that comes with representing the school and spoke passionately about fostering a positive and inclusive environment. Many shared personal anecdotes about the impact of strong leadership on their own journeys within the school. At the beginning of 2024 each class will elect two Junior School Council Representatives which will complete this process. All recipients will be acknowledged at an Assembly early in the year.

Congratulations once again to our 2024 Year 6 Leaders! We look forward to witnessing the positive impact they will undoubtedly make in the coming year.



School Captains

Harry Simmons

Zoe Edmund

Raffi Davey-Stevens

Sullivan McLean


Pippa Studley-Porter

Zahli Grace


Nicholas Booker

Levi May


Angus Coils

Flyn Boan

Archer Rand

Cooper Ely

Will Crook


Lachlan Stephens

Mason Rossi

Buddy Liaison

Gemma Butler

Chloe Crossley


Finley Elliott

Eve Curry


Mikey Tipping

Sophie Street

Rickelle Tomkins

Jack Weeks

Red House

Jagger Richmond

Matiu Hollowood

Blue House

Zoe McDougall

Max Steel

Yellow House

Ivy Hopkins

Airiarna Meister

Ellie Frost

Green House

Kye Nicolle

Raf Seletto

Thank you

We wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Hannah Colegrave for her generous donation of amazing art supplies! We are so excited for our Junior School Council to run a fundraiser craft stall early in Term 1, where our students will be able to purchase these amazing items!!

Thank you to our Parent Volunteers

We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank our parent helpers this morning: Julie Mullenger, Gwen Giudici, Linda Jessop, Renae Arnott, Amelie Hartford, Joanne Twentyman and Patrick Bowing, who volunteered their time this morning to help sort our Fun Run Prizes! We really appreciate your time and effort and are very grateful for your help and support during this busy time of year!

The last Boneo Market is being held on Saturday the 16th December and we still require parent volunteers for either the carparking or the BBQ. If you are able to assist, please contact the office on 5988 6253.

Uniform shop Christmas closing dates

Advanced Promotional closing will be closed for the Christmas break from the 20th of December to re-open on the 16th of January 2024.

Well done Jasmine!

Congratulations to our very talented Jasmine Street of 3A! Jasmine played Elsa in a children’s production of Frozen at a Community Theatre performance on Sunday. She absolutely shone on stage and was so happy to be there. Well done Jasmine!

We have been advised by our uniform supplier, Advanced Promotional Clothing, that due to the ongoing cost increases in all areas of production, they will be regretfully increasing the prices of our uniform items.

Price list effective November 1st (inclusive of GST);

Tee Shirt                              $24.00

Short Sleeve Polo               $28.00

Long Sleeve Polo                $31.00

Hoods (no zip)                     $46.00

Zip Hoods                            $48.00

Sun Hats                              $17.00

Beanies                                $18.00

School Bags                         $61.00

Shorts                                   $25.00




Snapshot of Learning

Year 3

The Year 3 students have been working on information reports for their Inquiry, inspired by the Information text ‘A is for Australian Reefs’ by Frané Lessac. 

Year 2

Year 2’s have been playing ‘Coles’. Students been learning money maths and have had to add up the cost of the food items and calculate the change.

Choir Excursion

On Tuesday 5th December, the Boneo Choir performed a selection of their repertoire for the residents of Rosebrook Aged Care. Students gave their performance and had a chat to residents and gave out Christmas cards which they had written. 


In a ground breaking educational initiative, Andrew Rolfe, an esteemed authority from Fortinet, recently visited Boneo Primary School to deliver a comprehensive lesson on network fundamentals and cybersecurity to students in Years 4-6. This collaboration aimed to empower young minds with crucial skills in an increasingly digital world.

Rolfe, widely recognized for his cybersecurity expertise, engaged the students with interactive sessions that unraveled the intricacies of computer networks. Using relatable examples and real-world scenarios, he demystified complex topics like IP addressing, Wi-Fi functionality, VLANs, and hardware components, making these technological concepts accessible to the young learners and fostering a deep interest in the realm of technology.

The sessions covered foundational concepts, including internet basics, safe online practices, and the vital role of cybersecurity in protecting personal information. Rolfe emphasised the significance of understanding IP addressing, the ins and outs of Wi-Fi security, the advantages of VLANs in network segmentation, and the importance of robust hardware configurations. Encouraging active participation, students took part in hands-on activities designed to enhance their understanding of cybersecurity principles. From learning the essentials of secure IP addressing to grasping the importance of VLANs in network organization, the sessions provided practical knowledge that resonated with the students.

Boneo Primary School’s commitment to a comprehensive education is evident our forward-thinking approach to technology education. By bringing in industry experts like Andrew Rolfe, the school underscores the importance of preparing students for the challenges and opportunities presented by the ever-evolving digital landscape. Parents and educators praised the initiative, recognising the significance of early exposure to cybersecurity education that encompasses IP addressing, Wi-Fi security, VLANs, and hardware fundamentals. Such initiatives not only enhance students’ technical proficiency but also instill a sense of responsibility regarding online behavior and information security.

Andrew Rolfe’s visit to Boneo Primary School stands as a testament to the growing need for cybersecurity education at an early age. As technology continues to shape our world, empowering the next generation with essential digital skills, including IP addressing, Wi-Fi security, VLANs, and hardware knowledge, becomes imperative. The students of Years 4-6 at Boneo Primary School are now better equipped to navigate the digital realm, thanks to the insightful sessions led by Andrew Rolfe and the school’s dedication to nurturing a technologically literate generation.


Kinect2Dance Year 5&6

Tuesday 21st November – Monday 18th December

Consent/Payment required on Compass by Monday 20th November

End of Year Celebration Picnic

Tuesday 12th December

Please see flyer in this edition of the Buzz

Year 6 Graduation Rehearsal

Monday 18th December

Consent required on Compass by Thursday 14th December

Year 6 Graduation Rehearsal

Monday 18th December

Consent required on Compass by Thursday 14th December

Year 6 Graduation

Monday 18th December

Save the Date

Last Day of Term

Wednesday 20th December

Early Dismissal at 1.15pm

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