Congratulations Keeley!

A big congratulations to Keeley who today represented our school at Division Swimming. She participated in the 50m freestyle and 50m breaststroke and won both events. She is now progressing through to Regionals in the last week of term. Well done, Keeley!

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New Stop and Drop Zones

Beaconsfield Primary LAUNCHES NEW Stop & Drop Zones

Join in and walk, ride, scoot or skate on Friday 11 March at 8.30am at either

Beaconsfield Tennis Club- Beaconsfield Recreation Reserve, Beaconsfield- Emerald Rd. Follow the path to the traffic lights on Princes Hwy and walk along the footpath to school. It is suggested that all students travel with their families.

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Jim Parkes Reserve- Horner St, Beaconsfield. This is a good one for preps-grade 2 to practice with their families.

Stop and Drop zones are designated spaces where parents are encouraged to drop off and pick up their children. Children then walk, ride, scoot or skate to and from school. This will assist in increasing children’s activity levels and easing traffic congestion around the school. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children.

This is a Streets Ahead initiative. For more information contact Council’s Active Children’s Officer, Kate Beveridge on 1300 787 624.

National Ride to School Day

Preparations are well under way for active travel day on Friday the 4th of March. To celebrate riding, walking, skating and scooting as fun ways to travel to school, we are organising two Bicycle Victoria Representatives to provide stickers and prizes on the day.

We support our students to walk or wheel to school because:
• Students feel fresh and alert at the beginning of a school day.
• There are fewer cars around the school which eases ‘drop off congestion’.
• Students are more likely to reach the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity they need each day.
• Students feel happier, healthier and perform better in the classroom.

Parents can join in the fun by walking or wheeling with the students by meeting us at the Stop and Drop Zone at 8:30 at O’Neil road. Just remember that all students must be wearing a helmet at all times. We also have a bike shed where students will be able to safely leave their ‘wheels’ throughout the day.

Thanks you for your support.

Leadership Day

Today the school captains and sports captains attended a leadership conference at the Melbourne Convention Centre. We heard from some fantastic speakers representing the Halogen Foundation. Dylan Parker, the real life paper plane world champion, spoke about trying new things which could lead to great big things. Harry Baker, the world poetry slam champion, spoke about mastering the little things in life and believing in yourself. Kate Austin, founder of Pinchapoo who ‘pinches’ and donates the little bottles of shampoo from hotels to the needy, was very inspiring. It was a great day learning from these amazing people what a true leader does to succeed.

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Oh, we’re from Tigerland!

Following the excitement of the NAB Cup match at Holm Park on the weekend, yesterday the grade 5/6’s had a visit from Richmond footballers Brett Deledio and Troy Chaplin.

20 lucky students were selected to participate in a footy clinic with the players, which also involved a bit of 5 on 2 basketball!

After the clinic all the 5/6 students were able to participate in a Q&A with the players to find out what it’s like to be an AFL footballer. Everyone had a fantastic time!

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