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Newsletters 2020

Boneo Buzz: 20th March

Boneo Buzz: 20th March

Dear Parents and Guardians, As we potentially head into a period of distance learning, I wanted to share some thoughts that I have been mulling over to keep our students safe online. We are so lucky to have the resources and digital capacity to continue to provide...

Boneo Buzz:13th March

Boneo Buzz:13th March

Dear Parents and Guardians, As you may be aware, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic reflecting widespread increasing transmission of the virus globally. Travel bans have also been extended to include Italy, in addition...

Boneo Buzz: 6th March

Boneo Buzz: 6th March

Dear Parents and Guardians, As we head into the long weekend, I hope you are able to take some time to slow down and be with your family. I was reminded this week of the importance of the ‘Slow philosophy’ and the work of Steve Biddulph.  ‘The high value put upon...

Boneo Buzz: 28th February

Boneo Buzz: 28th February

Dear Parents and Guardians, At our Information Evening, year level teachers shared plans for Home Learning. Home Learning is a fabulous opportunity for parents and children to work together to reinforce classroom learning, foster lifelong learning habits, and provide...

Boneo Buzz: 21st February

Boneo Buzz: 21st February

Dear Parents and Guardians, Like most schools, Boneo Primary School relies heavily on fundraising activities to help purchase resources and equipment over and above our education allocation. In 2020, we have the following major fundraising events organised: Family...

Boneo Buzz: 14th February

Boneo Buzz: 14th February

  Dear Parents and Guardians, Over 120 parents attended our Information Evening on Wednesday. Your participation in your child’s education and your child’s school make a tremendous difference in the quality of our program. Thank you for making our teachers feel...

Boneo Buzz: 7th February

Boneo Buzz: 7th February

 Dear Parents and Guardians,  We are very excited to be launching our new Inquiry Curriculum at the: Parent Curriculum Information Evening Wednesday 12 February Refreshments on arrival 4:30 to 5:30pm 5:30 to 6:30pm /Repeat session All children will have a special...

Boneo Buzz:31st January

Boneo Buzz:31st January

Dear Parent and Guardians, On behalf of the Boneo team, we are excited to welcome students, parents and community members to the 2020 school year! We hope you have had a restful and safe summer. Our hearts and good wishes are with those who continue to fight these...

Newsletters 2019

Boneo Buzz:20th December

Boneo Buzz:20th December

Dear Parents and Guardians, Thank you for another wonderful and productive school year.  I can’t thank everyone enough for your endless hours of volunteering, reading, organising, donating and doing whatever was necessary to support students - both at home and at...

Boneo Buzz:13th December

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...

Boneo Buzz: 6th December

Boneo Buzz: 6th December

Dear Parents and Guardians,  We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our parent helpers and community volunteers in 2019!  To show our appreciation for all the support you have provided, you are invited to a special breakfast. Thursday 12th December at...

Boneo Buzz: 29th November

Boneo Buzz: 29th November

Dear Parents and Guardians, With only a few weeks before we conclude the 2019 school year, the annual ritual of putting together next year's class lists has begun. All staff are actively involved in creating class lists. Teachers meet as a team to create lists based...

Boneo Buzz: 22nd November

Boneo Buzz: 22nd November

Dear Parents and Guardians, I am excited to announce that we have been successful in our grant application through the Government Shade Grant Program. We have received $24,700 to purchase shade sails for our new outdoor kitchen. Don’t forget to let us know if you are...

Boneo Buzz: 15th November

Boneo Buzz: 15th November

Dear Parents and Guardians, Outdoor Kitchen Construction We are really excited to begin construction of our outdoor kitchen and classroom. This is going to be a magnificent addition to our facilities. The generosity of our community, through the support of the Colour...

Boneo Buzz: 8th November

Boneo Buzz: 8th November

‘The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.’   Our Wonderful Community, In this edition of the Buzz, I want to highlight how privileged we are to be supported by such a generous, dedicated community. The...

Boneo Buzz: 1st November

Boneo Buzz: 1st November

Dear Parents and Guardians,  Last night, Alex, Taye and Alistair represented Boneo Primary School in the Lions Club Quiz Finals. We competed against Sorrento Primary School, Rye Primary School and Red Hill Consolidated School. We are extremely proud to announce that...

Boneo Buzz: 25th October

Boneo Buzz: 25th October

Dear Parents and Guardians, I am thrilled to share with our community that our teachers have been awarded the 2019 Australian Mathematics and Science Institute (AMSI) Choose Math National Mathematics Primary Teachers of the Year. Ryan Jellie and Liz Dewar have been...

Boneo Buzz: 18th October

Boneo Buzz: 18th October

Dear Parents and Guardians, We are excited to announce that our Boneo Lions Trivia team, Alex, Taye and Alistair, won the first round and now progress through to the finals in two weeks’ time. Their capacity to perform under pressure, responding to challenging...

Boneo Buzz: 11th October

Boneo Buzz: 11th October

Dear Parents and Guardians,Welcome back to Term 4.I am excited to announce that we have received one of the five grant applications submitted in Term 3. Only four to go!The Bendigo Bank have sponsored Boneo Primary School to the value of $17880 to purchase new laptops...

Boneo Buzz: 20th September

Boneo Buzz: 20th September

Dear Parents and Guardians,  It is hard to believe we head towards our final term for 2019. A huge thank you to our wonderful community for the continued support of our programs. Your assistance ensures we can offer a broad range of opportunities for our children....

Boneo Buzz: 13th September

Boneo Buzz: 13th September

Dear Parents and Guardians, Why is it that when some people encounter obstacles to a goal it stops them, while other people gain energy from the challenges life presents? The ability to bounce back and persist especially when things get tough are traits of highly...

Boneo Buzz: 6th September

Boneo Buzz: 6th September

Dear Parents and Guardians, It gives me great pleasure to announce Ryan Jellie and Liz Dewar, who are involved in the DET Primary Mathematics and Science initiative, have been awarded the Teaching Excellence Award offered by the Australian Mathematical Science...

Boneo Buzz: 30th August

Boneo Buzz: 30th August

Dear Parents and Guardians, We hope all of our fathers, grandfathers and significant male role models for our children enjoy a wonderful Father's Day connecting with family. A huge thank you to Kylie Hacking and the team of fabulous parent volunteers who organised the...

Boneo Buzz: 23rd August

Boneo Buzz: 23rd August

Dear Parents and Guardians, Excited Year 3 students headed to Somers Camp on Wednesday to kick start the 2019 Outdoor Education program. The Boneo PS curriculum is designed to equip our young people with the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs to deal...

Boneo Buzz: 16th August

Boneo Buzz: 16th August

Friday 16th August, 2019 Dear Parents and Guardians, A firm believer in the quote ‘It takes a village,’ I start our Buzz today with an update on our facility improvement plans. School Council discussed initial quotes for the extension of the multipurpose room or the...

Boneo Buzz: 9th August

Boneo Buzz: 9th August

Friday 9th August, 2019 Dear Parents and Guardians, ‘Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.’  Creating a positive school culture and climate in which teaching and learning can safely take place requires a partnership between parents,...

Boneo Buzz: 2nd August

Boneo Buzz: 2nd August

Friday 2nd August, 2019 Dear Parents and Guardians, Celebrate books and reading. Each year across Australia, the Children’s Book Council of Australia brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. During this time it is a chance to celebrate Australian...

Boneo Buzz: 26th July

Boneo Buzz: 26th July

Friday 26th July, 2019 Dear Parents and Guardians, Thankyou for supporting our gratitude initiative by completing the family gratitude cards.  Drop in to reception and check out our gorgeous Gratitude Tree. I have attached a link to a presentation about Gratitude by...

Boneo Buzz: 19th July

Boneo Buzz: 19th July

Friday 19th July, 2019 Dear Parents and Guardians,Welcome to our new Boneo Buzz post which is accessed via the Boneo Primary School website. Each Friday we will send families a direct link to The Buzz via Compass. The website functionality allows us to upload videos...

Boneo Buzz: 28th June

Boneo Buzz: 28th June

Friday 28th June, 2019 Dear Parents and Guardians, As Term 2 draws to a close I would like to wish all families a relaxing holiday break. The two week holiday is an ideal opportunity for students to recharge their batteries, reflect on what they have achieved so far...

BONEO BUZZ:21st June

BONEO BUZZ:21st June

Friday 21st June, 2019   Dear Parents and Guardians, It is hard to believe we have only one week before Term 2 concludes. I know families are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to read their child’s Semester 1 report which will be available via Compass...

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