Bourchier Street Primary School Newsletter No:-20 – 27th November 2014 Page:- 1 Bourchier Street Primary School Newsletter No:-20 – 27th November 2014 Page:- 2 Oaks Day by Sarah Chaston On Thursday the 6th of November was Bourchier Cup. We had fashions on the field, yabbie races, fill the bucket relay and drop the counter. The Grade 6 winners for the Fashion on the field were Gemma Ritchie and Damien Loader. The crazy hat comp was won by Amy Gardner. The fill the bucket relay was won by SGB. This is one of the most enjoyable days you will have in grade 5 and 6. Most people took the trouble to dress up and everyone enjoyed the day. SCHOOL ASSEMBLYFRIDAY 28th November - 2.30PM – 3PM JJS Performing SCHOOL HALL SMM JCB SGB JJS MAG JAM MJO JED MVH JJM MPM SBF JJD JJT Orientation Day Tuesday, 9th December 2014 2015 BOOKLIST ORDER DUE BACK TOMORROW FRIDAY, 28th NOVEMBER Payment required on Bookstall day 27th Jan ‘15 Not only will our Grade 6 students attend their new High School on orientation day, our Bourchier Street students will also experience moving up into their new year level for 2015 for a short time, and they will hear from other students from that year level about what exciting things they have to look forward to. Then, on last day of school, the students find out who their teacher will be in 2015, and will spend time with their new class. No hat – No play If a student is not wearing a hat, they will be asked to spend recess/lunch time in the hall to protect them from the sun. School hats are compulsory for Term 4. Please label your child’s hat clearly with their name and grade. Hats are available at the front office for $10 Term 4 Calendar of Events Month November December JAN 2015 FEB 2015 Day Date Fri Fri Tues Thurs Tues 28th th 28 th 9 th 11 th 16 Wed 17 Thurs 18th Tues Mon 27 nd 2 th th What’s On BOOKLIST DUE BACK 2015 Prep Transition Orientation Day Christmas Service Year 1 & 2 Breakup Year 3 & 4 Breakup Prep Breakup Last Assembly to farewell our Year 6’s Year 6 Graduation Reports sent home – 2015 Grade Placements End of year for students – School dismissed 3.15pm Bookstall Day First Day Term 1 Please note that the last day of term 4 will be Thursday, th 18 December at 3.15pm Bourchier Street Primary School Newsletter No:-20 – 27th November 2014 Page:- 3 From the Principal Search your house for school property. Dear Parents NEWS AROUND THE SCHOOL If you have any library books, take home books school equipment i.e. balls( we have lost at least 100) please return them, no question asked we just want any BSPS property returned. The Song Room On Monday our students performed at Eastbank as a part of Shepparton Inter Harmony Festival. The Song Rooms vision is that all Australian children have the opportunity to participate in music and the arts to enhance their education, personal development and community involvement, giving them the best possible start in life. Participation in this project has complemented our performing arts program. One grade 3 class and the 4 and 5 classes have been involved in the song room program. On Monday classes performed at Eastbank in the mass choir and grade items. It was great to see many of our parents attending. Loretta Shannon, the Song room music practioner, has had a significant impact of our students and their exposure to many forms of music. See page 5 of this newsletter for photos. Junior Sleep over Last week was out annual sleep over, and most of the children, if not the teachers, got some rest and by Friday all were exhausted. The sleep over is a part of our whole school camping program and often the first opportunity for many children to experience sleeping away from the family home. They all loved having their friends with them as they visited kids town, giggle and wiggle and star bowl and especially enjoyed the breakfast on Friday morning . Our thanks to the parents who helped with the sleepover and especially to the teachers who ensured that all of the children had a great time EMA - 2015 Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is no longer available to Pension and Healthcare Card Holders from 2015 onward as the Government has cancelled this funding. Parents will be responsible to pay all school fees. Eligible families will still receive the School Kids Bonus that is paid direct into your bank account around the first week of January and July. The current Government has advised that this funding will continue until 2016. Transition The next transition session for our 2015 preps is tomorrow, Friday 28th at 2.15pm in the school hall. On Tuesday the 9th of December our 2015 preps will be at school for the final transition event. Thank you to all of the families who participated in this program. The transition program has provided a wonderful start to all children’s educational experiences. An enormous amount of work goes into the transition program from many of our staff and thanks are extended to them for their support, enthusiasm and energy. School Band Peter Arnold is our band master and provides the most inexpensive music lessons that could be offered. The value of learning a musical instrument is enormous. It certainly takes a lot perseverance and concentration to master playing an instrument however these are exactly the skills that students need to be successful. Band tuition is offered to grade 4/5/and 6. He has conducted an aptitude test with the grade 2 students and will be contacting families with the offer of a place in the band Every child, every day ready for learning. This is our catch phrase. Has your child had breakfast? Has your child got a clean school uniform ready to wear? Has your child go a healthy lunch? Be at school by 8:45am. If a child is late for school they interrupt the classroom, take longer to settle to work and can often feel anxious Quote: One thing is fact: if you worry about tomorrow, tomorrow comes. If you don’t worry about tomorrow, tomorrow comes. Remember to smile and enjoy your week! JUDY PARK PRINCIPAL Bourchier Street Primary School Newsletter No:-20 – 27th November 2014 Page:- 4 On Tuesday 11th November all the Grade 3s went on an excursion around Shepparton to learn about the past and present times. First we went to one of the original settler’s farms where Sherbourne Sheppard’s hut and a family cemetery are. Shepparton is named after Sherbourne Sheppard. Three women from the Fraser family are buried near the river. Then we went to the Remembrance Day Service at the War Memorials – it was very interesting to pay respect to all the soldiers. We had playlunch in the Queen’s Gardens and lunch in Monash Park near the cows. We walked around the main streets and parks and saw old signs, statues and monuments built after people who lived in Shepparton a long time ago. We also walked along part of the original Goulburn River course. We climbed the Telstra Tower – it was very high (77 metres). We went to the Museum where we saw lots of old things like an old washing machine, telephones, typewriters, bicycles and clothes. We saw the old printing press and old dresses and lots more. We had a really fun day! BY Amarlee, Hayley & Rebecca MLH GR 6 CANBERRA CAMP PAYMENT SCHEDULE 3rd TO 6th MARCH 2015 - $340.00 - FULL • – Friday 28th November 2014 $140.00 – Second Payment - TOMORROW • – Friday 13th February 2015 $120.00 – FINAL PAYMENT GR 3/4 BILLABONG CAMP PAYMENT SCHEDULE 16th TO 20th MARCH 2015 - $180.00 • – ASAP $50 – Deposit • – Friday 14th November 2014 $80 – Second Payment • – Friday 20th February 2015 $50 – FINAL PAYMENT GR 5 ANGAHOOK CAMP PAYMENT SCHEDULE 24th TO 27th MARCH 2015 - $280.00 • – ASAP $80.00 – Deposit • – Friday 28th November 2014 $100.00 – Second Payment - TOMORROW • – Friday 27th February 2015 $100.00 – FINAL PAYMENT Bourchier Street Primary School Newsletter No:-20 – 27th November 2014 Page:- 5 SHEPPARTON INTERHARMONY FESTIVAL th On Monday 24 November students from SGD, SKM, SRG, MAW, MEW, MMP, MMB and MJO went to Eastbank to perform as part of the InterHarmony Festival. This saw schools from right across the Goulburn Valley perform different songs from around the world. This was put together by the people from the Song Room, a program that our school has been taking part in over the last semester. The day was a huge success with our students putting on a great show with lots of singing and dancing. Thank you to all of the classroom teachers for making this a great day and to Loretta Shannon our amazing Song Room teacher for all of your hard work. Bourchier Street Primary School Newsletter No:-20 – 27th November 2014 Page:- 6 BOURCHIER STREET PRIMARY SCHOOL Parents & Friends Contact us @ [email protected] 2nd Hand Uniform Shop Each Wednesday 9am to 9.30am School Hall Foyer The parents and Friends have an email address (as above) where you can send any ideas or contributions The parents and Friends will be cooking and serving a BBQ at the upcoming election that will be run from our school hall, and would like to compile a roster: Saturday, 29th November 2014 8am to 2pm Can you spare an hour or so to help?? Please phone Michelle on 0427 170 167 with a time that suits and Michelle roster you on. SCHOOL FEES & BOOKLISTS FOR 2015 Grade 3 to 6 - please submit your 2015 booklist order – Payment due 27th January 2015 All Prep, Grade 1 & 2 – Fees/Stationery $275.00 per student - Stationery is included in Bulk Supplies as part of the annual school fees. You would have received a letter this week regarding fees and payment etc. We encourage full payment of fees by Term 2. If you wish to pay by instalments, payments can be made as per the following timeline: Term 1 Term 1 Term 2 $90.00 (Pay by end of 2014 or beginning of the Term 1) $45.00 (Swimming must be paid prior to attending) $140.00 Grades 3 to 6 – Fees/Stationery $285.00 per student- Stationery pack orders must be submitted to school by 28th November for us to send the order through to the stationery provider. Stationery has been costed at $50 grades 3-6. Payment must be received by the end of this year or on bookstall day Tuesday 27th January 2015. Pre paid packs are delivered to 2015 classroom, unless you request otherwise. Stationery packs cannot be given to students until payment is made. Stationery Pack $50 (Pre-paid or pay on Bookstall day Tuesday 27th January 2015) Term 1 $90.00 (Pay by end of Term 4 or beginning of the Term 1) Term 1 $45.00 (Swimming must be paid prior to attending) Term 2 $100.00 We will only be ordering stationery packs for families that return their order forms by the due date - no late orders can be accepted. You will then need to source your own stationery which may cost you more in the long run, and take up your valuable time. Bourchier Street Primary School Newsletter No:-20 – 27th November 2014 TRADING HOURS Mon – Fri 8am to 6pm Sat – Sun 8am to 4pm Students not returning to BSPS in 2015 If your child/ren is in Prep to Year 5 and will not be returning to Bourchier Street next year, can you please contact the front office as we need to attend to the administration documents, and this will also effect allocating students to classes next year. Thank you. PLAYGROUP AT BOURCHIER STREET! Outstanding 2014 School Fees – Netbook – Band Payments As we commence planning for 2015, we would appreciate if families with outstanding School/Netbook/Band fees for 2014 be finalised. Please make this a priority, or please phone the school to discuss if in difficulty. Final Assembly for 2014.... Wednesday 17th December 9am – Hall or Outdoor Shelter Farewell Grade 6 Students!! Page:- 7 Every Friday Morning of school Term 9am to 10.30am (or after reading) Creative Arts Room Entry: 1 piece of fruit Get out of the house and enjoy watching the kids play, whilst having a cuppa and a chat with parents. The Creative Arts room is the perfect venue with lots of activities for the kids to enjoy! “BRINGING OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY TOGETHER” BSPS BREAKFAST PROGRAM Wednesday, Thursday Friday 8.15am Kitchen in the Portables CRICKET Old Students/Bourchier St PS 1/39 Vs Pine Lodge 0/64 (Match in Progress) Runs: Retired Not Out: Bodie Fitzsimmons, Nahin Ahmed Chowdhury (1), Mitchell Higgins (5) Pine Lodge 1/153 Defeated Old Student /BSPS 3/93 Runs: Retired Not Out: Hadin Chowdhury retired 10 not out, Mitchell Higgins retired not out 7 not out. Wicket: Oscar Ryan 1 Wicket Please support the Community rewards program for BSPS and the school will receive a cash donation from IGA. IT’S THAT EASY! Ask at register and you will receive a receipt with username and password.. Logon to computer to register and nominate BSPS to receive the points! I am happy to register you if you send in the receipt from cashier, your mobile phone number and email address in an envelope, attention Denise Whyte. Bourchier Street Primary School Newsletter No:-20 – 27th November 2014 Page:- 8 It’s coming up the end of the year and a good time for clearing out your cupboards!! Richard Poole (the chaplain) is in need of 2nd hand Bourchier Street uniforms to help out families at our school. If your child has grown out of their uniform and you don’t need them anymore, Mr. Poole would really appreciate you dropping them into him or the school front office! Stepping Stones Children’s Services run an after School program. If you wish to book your children in for care please contact Stepping Stones on 1300 665 699 PLEASE MAKE THIS A PRIORITY….. 2015 BOOKLIST ORDER DUE BACK TOMORROW FRIDAY, 28th NOVEMBER Payment required by Bookstall day 27th Jan ‘15 If you need a copy of the booklist, please phone the front office on 58 213 488 or by return email.
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