December 9 2019

Class Christmas party

The Grade 5 classes will be having their end of year class parties this Friday the 13th! The students have selected what items they would like to bring and have written a note to bring home with a reminder. Please check your child’s bag with what item they would like to bring. The students are more than welcome to come dressed up in a festive outfit to celebrate! If you have any questions or concerns please email your classroom teacher 🙂

2 weeks till holidays!

Thanks!

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November 17 2019

week 7 post

Morning all,

apologies for not getting this out on Friday, ’tis report writing season and all the teachers are spent!

Surf day is tomorrow, please ensure your kids are at school by 7:30am as it is a long trip and we will not be able to hold the buses to wait for students who are late.

On November 22nd we have a whole school assembly if you’d like to come along.

First transition session

On November 27th we have our first transition session. grade 5s will go with this years grade 6 teachers. This is an opportunity for the grade 6 teachers to work with the grade 5s HOWEVER these sessions are not an indication of the classes students will be in in 2020 or the teachers who will be working in that level. It is my understanding that finding out classes and teachers for 2020 will occur in the final transition session closer to the end of year.

Christmas Crafts activities

We have planned a fantastic experience for students to get creative in the lead up to Christmas. can any parents who did not pay the excursion levy please go on compass and make the $5 payment so that all students can participate.

Christmas Concert

Yep, the silly seasons is upon us. lock Thursday December 5th into your diaries. the Christmas concert will start at 6:30pm.

Finally homework- here it is http://year52019.global2.vic.edu.au/homework-t4w7-2019-2

 

 

October 29 2019

Two Quick things

2019 Year Book

Tomorrow is the LAST day that year books can be ordered. They must be ordered through the office not compass. Don’t miss out.

Fun Run

The time for grade 5s fun run has moved to 1pm on Friday which is a change from the time cited in last weeks blog post,

Cheers,

jase

October 25 2019

Another week disappears.

Afternoon all,

Can’t believe week three is done! The term is flying by and it’s been another full one, with students out in various groups competing at Knox division sports. Congrats to our softball girls who made it through to the Regional sport competition next week. Well Done Miss Mann, Mr Harris and all the girls!

As the weather was a little unfriendly today our fun run was postponed until next Friday and will be run at 11:45 (for the grade 5s), feel free to come and cheers them on- also it’s not too late to collect a few additional sponsors!

On Wednesday students will be participating in some road safety sessions, it would be great to chat to them afterwards about what they learned.

The next three weeks of homework has been handed out today (or will be Monday). Here is the link Homework T4W4 2019

Hope you have a sensational Weekend,

Jase, Laura and Elise

 

October 17 2019

Apologies for the gap in communications since last term. Welcome to term 4!

Working Bee

A reminder for everyone about our school Working Bee on Saturday 19th October 8-12. It is so good to be starting to beautify our gardens and grounds after our rebuild. We have several hundred plants to put in throughout the school so we need your help! It is always great to see our regular helpers and for this one we really need more assistance, so if you haven’t been to a working bee for a while – your child’s school needs you! Even if you are not a gardener, there will be plenty of jobs that need doing. Come and plant a tree, have a chat and grab a snag. Hope to see lots of you then.

 

Sports Events this week

Note- only students who participated in these events at interschool sport last term will be attending. Any questions contact Mr Harris or myself.

Monday 21st Oct Senior All Star Girls-

Tuesday 22nd Hot Shots Girls-

Wednesday 23rd Softball Boys & Girls-

2019 BHPS YEAR BOOK FOR SALE NOW!

The Boronia Height Primary School Year Book is available for ordering now on Compass. Payment is due by the Thursday 24th October.  Please note no orders will be accepted after this date.

 The cost of the Year Book is $17.

THE FUN RUN

Have a fantastic weekend,
Jase, Laura and Elise
September 13 2019

Just a short Blog this afternoon,

THREE WAY CONFERENCES

Just a reminder that 3 way conferences will be running this Wednesday for 5L and Thursday for 5M

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Next Friday we have our footy day in the morning and an early finish at 2:30 WOOOOHOOOO!

 

WORKING BEE

Boronia Heights Primary School

It’s Time For a Working Bee

We need VOLUNTEERS for

Saturday OCTOBER 19th from 8.00 am to 12.00 pm

 

We hope you will be able to join us for our

Working Bee. Meet at the Prep playground to sign in.

See full list of details on page attached.

Many hands make light work and even ½ an hour of your time will be greatly appreciated.

 

Please complete details on the attached form provided and return to the school office

by Monday October 14th

September 6 2019

Carley Niven’s walk for type 1 diabetes

Carley Niven, one of our wonderful Grade 5 students, is participating in a 5km walk on the 20th of October to help raise funds for Type 1 diabetes. This is a cause very close to Carley’s heart and she would love for you to either join her team or donate to her cause. Please find the link below for more information and to donate! Well done Carley, we are all super proud and we cant wait for this event!

https://walk.jdrf.org.au/fundraiser/teamcarley

September 5 2019

This has been another great week in grade 5 with our German Day at Heathmont College being a highlight for many. We’ve commenced our final project for the migration unit (linked to the homework) and have wrapped up our last PONT session on Division.

Next week there are a few changes. On Wednesday the grade 5/6 teachers will have planning in preparation for next term. Classes will run as normal but with different teachers. On Friday we have 5/6 sport so fingers crossed the weather will behave!

WORKING BEE

Just flagging the upcoming Working Bee on Saturday October 19th- more details to follow.

MOBILE PHONES

We’ve been reminded this week, by new incoming legislation, of the need to manage mobile phones in the school grounds. As the kids are now aware, mobile phones are not to be used in the school ground- even before and after school. Students who have mobile phones are expected to sign them into the office where they can be stored securely. This will ensure there are no issues with phones in the school grounds but also ensure they are safe. If you can have a chat to your kids if they bring phones we’d appreciate it.

A STORY ABOUT ATTENDANCE

Many years ago I worked with a student who was in the unfortunate position of being more than two years behind in his learning. He worked at a similar pace to other students, had no significant learning impairment and had reasonable behaviour.

The challenges this student faced, was maintaining his attendance. The obstacles included, transportation issues, illness, being over tired, having time off to support sick parents,  family visiting from interstate and a couple of other things which all seemed quite reasonable until we recognised that this child was missing, on average, two days per week.

As a Grade 4 student, he’d missed 40% of his schooling, two days per week on average. He felt ‘dumb’. He wasn’t. He’d attended the equivalent time at school as a grade 2 student, which was roughly the level he was working at.

We love to see your kids succeed, to feel proud of themselves, to know that you feel proud of them too. We also recognise that sometimes kids are too sick to be at school. Life is busy.

I’d like to take this opportunity to ask for your support in helping your child to maintain full attendance.

When students are at school, on time, every day they

  • maintain better social interactions
  • often have reduced anxiety at school, as the uncertainty about what will occur each day, socially and academically, becomes less of an issue, as does feeling like they are behind in their work
  • receive the invaluable explicit instruction at the start of the day
  • maintain greater continuity in learning and avoid learning gaps
  • enable teachers to better track their progress as they move through a series of lesson. This means we are better equipped to support your child’s current learning needs, instead of constantly trying to backfill the learning they have missed.
  • Develop better relationships with their teachers and are more likely to seek help when they need it.

As a school we have set a goal to reduce the number of absentee days our students have, because we want your kids to have all the advantages a great primary education brings. We’d really appreciate your support to have your child on time and at school every day.

Hope you have a restful weekend,

Jase, Laura and Elise