Boneo Buzz:13th December

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Over the last two days, I have been supporting the current Year 6 Leaders to interview and select the 2020 Year 6 Leadership team. Through this process they shared their thoughts about leadership. The following captures student reflections.


It is about motivating, influencing and directing people so that they work together to achieve the goals of a team. Leadership is a quality that all students at Boneo Primary School are encouraged to develop.’


Students from Prep to Year 6 take on the role of leaders of their own learning. 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 in order to carry a project through to a successful conclusion. Our students develop interpersonal skills including communication, negotiation, team work and reflection.

Our passion to empower students to drive this process is obviously having an impact; 42 of our 46 Year 5 students applied for the following roles:

  • School Captains
  • Buddy Liaison Leaders
  • Music Leaders
  • Art Leaders
  • Library Leaders,
  • SPARK Leaders (STEM)
  • Environment Leaders.
  • House Leaders will be voted by students in Years 4 to 6 from their respective House next Tuesday.
  • Junior School Council (JSC) representatives Prep to Year 6 will be decided at the start of 2020

We congratulate the following students on their appointment today, and look forward to announcing the House Leaders next week and JSC in 2020.


2020 School Captains

Jed Wood Ingram

Meisha Miller

Milli Crean

2020 SPARK Leaders (STEM)

Adam D’Alia

Charlotte Richardson

Brock Chapman

Maddox McKenzie

2020 Music Leaders

Nick Forde

Harper Trezise

2020 Art Leaders

Ashlee Ruck

Ashton Pye

2020 Library Leaders,

Max Drennan

Riley Miller

Acacia Greenaway

2020 Buddy Liaison Leaders

Jasmine Hine

Tillie Fraser

2020 Environment Leaders

Ruby Johansson

Rose Tian Thomson


Step Up Day for 2020

On Tuesday, all students will participate in Step Up Day including our 2020 Preps. Students will spend half a day connecting with their new teacher and peers.


Staffing update for 2020

Mrs Emily Becker has accepted a one year English position at Dromana Secondary College for 2020. We will be interviewing next week to secure a teacher for Year 5.

Community Celebration Breakfast

It was wonderful to host our school community for our annual, Community Celebration Breakfast, on Thursday morning.

We wish to acknowledge Mr Miller and the Boneo staff for coordinating this event.

Our sincere thanks to Bakers Delight Rosebud and Hove for their generous support and donations.

Snapshot of Learning this Week

Win at the Fair

Last week, we did a big problem solving activity called Win At The Fair.  So, we had to pretend to organise a fundraiser for the school.  Each person has to pay $1 to play the game.  You roll two dice and move across the board depending on the total of the dice you roll.  The aim of the game is to make it profitable for the school.  Our aim was to make the game only pay out more than $1, 40% of the time to make sure the school made money.

So our first game board had the chance to win $5000.  We did this to encourage people to play our fundraising game.  We realised that heaps of people were getting paid too much and this didn’t work.

Our second game board, we change the value of the prices and the direction you had to move for each roll. 

To check if our game board worked, we played it 10 times and recorded our profit.  Then you could enter it into a computer program and it would show you how much profit you would make after 1000 turns.

I thought it was interesting and fun and I liked the challenge of trying to make the best game board.

Arun 5A


Our first game board and profit results;

Our second board and results;


Year 3 Beach Day

Friday 13th December

Consent & Payment due on Compass

by 6/12/19

Gen U Special Lunch

Friday 13th December

All orders must be returned to school by Friday 6th December.

No late orders will be accepted.

Working Bee

Friday 13th December

Volunteers required to help us prepare for the construction of our new outdoor kitchen learning space.

Please contact the office if you are able to assist.

2020 Parent Payments

Full or 1/2 Payment options due for 2020 Booklist and Essential Education Items

Friday 13th December

Year 6 Graduation

Monday 16th December

Please see information sent home.

Meal orders/payment due by

Monday 2nd December

Step Up Day - 2020 Class Session

Tuesday 17th December

Semester 2 Student Reports-Posted on Compass

Thursday 19th December

Final School Assembly

Friday 20th December

12.30pm – 1pm in the Hall

Last Day of School

Friday 20th December

Early dismissal at 1:15pm

Students Commence School for 2020

Thursday 30th January

As a thank you for visiting, we’d love to invite the families from your school community back to our museums—Scienceworks, Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum—for the exciting summer season ahead!

To receive 20% off entry tickets, families need simply show the attached image along with your school’s unique code at the ticket desk (until 30 January)

 Unique code:  BONL713286

 Best regards,

Museums Victoria