Boneo Buzz: Friday 26th June

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are now coming to the end of a school term that none of us could have anticipated.

From transitioning to remote and flexible learning and then returning to on-site schooling, our community have demonstrated remarkable responsiveness, resilience and innovation. Changes that we have been through do not happen without a lot of hard work.

I would like to acknowledge the enormous effort made by our teaching, education support staff, our students and our entire community.  This worldwide pandemic has meant a huge shift for everyone but I believe it has given us an opportunity as a school to strengthen our relationships and partnerships, with families and teachers; gaining a greater mutual appreciation of their shared contribution to the education of our children.

Sadly, we are not out of the woods yet. The steps that we have put in place will continue to be important, including an emphasis on good hygiene practices, and practicing physical distancing for adults where practicable.

Please read the following important update from the Chief Health Officer;

Parent Update from the Victorian Chief Health Officer

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best over the two-week holiday with your children and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to normal school operations on the 13th July.


Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

The Victorian Government has funded the online Triple P – Positive Parenting Program for all Victorian families, providing access to expert parenting advice during these challenging times.

The program is the online version of the Triple P Program that was developed in Australia and successfully implemented around the world.

Families can now access free expert parenting advice through the online Triple P – Positive Parenting Program.

The program is relevant to families with children between 2 and 16 years and provides strategies to deal with specific challenges, such as building children’s resilience and dealing with conflict.

There are courses specifically for parents of toddlers to tweens, and for parents of pre-teens to teens.

It gives parents strategies to:

  • raise happy, confident kids
  • manage misbehaviour so everyone in the family enjoys life more
  • set rules and routines that everyone respects and follows
  • encourage positive behaviour
  • take care of themselves as a parent
  • feel confident they’re doing the right thing.

Click on the following link to sign up to the Triple P program via their website

Introducing Ryan Fellows our new Chaplain

I am so excited to start work at Boneo Primary School and am looking forward to working with all of the wonderful staff and students. I believe this will be a fantastic opportunity to support the wellbeing of students as they journey through their primary school education.

A little bit about me, I am currently living on the Mornington Peninsula and love to get outdoors. One of my favourite things to do on the weekend is to go surfing at some of our beautiful beaches. Another big passion of mine is playing music in my band. We often play up in the city and write and record at different times of the year.

My background and experience is in youth work and running youth programs. I am currently involved with Fusion Mornington Peninsula as a shift worker for their youth crisis accommodation. I absolutely love this role and mentoring the young residents there. I have learnt so much about how to empower and encourage youth to see their worth and potential. It has equipped me with many skills that I believe will greatly help me empower the students of Boneo Primary School. My formal training is in community welfare and theology.

I can’t wait to get started at Boneo and help support their fantastic school community.  

Backyard Wildlife Photo Competition Winners

Congratulations to Emersyn (Prep), Zara (Year 4) and Ivy (Year 3) on achieving awards for their amazing entries in our ‘Backyard Wildlife’ photographic competition.

We received many wonderful and creative entries and all students should be very proud of their camera skills.

Instructions for Accessing Student Reports on Compass

Snapshot of Learning this Week

End of Term Celebration – Prep 

Our Prep classes arrived at school today in their pyjamas and an array of character onesies.

A very comfortable Friday to mark the end of term.


Students Return for Term 3

Monday 13th July

Term 2 Events

All events have been postponed 

and therefore closed on Compass.

Parents will be updated when onsite schooling resumes.

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