Beacy Survivor

On Tuesday, our 5/6 students experienced Beacy Survivor! In their randomly assigned teams, groups had to race around the school and complete a series of challenges – these included skills such as building, dance, puzzle making, technology, physical and word creation. Each student within each team had to complete one challenge for their group to help them move onto the Ultimate Survivor Showdown; this required all 6 members working together to complete the Beacy Survivor course.

We are very proud of the teamwork and co-operation showed by our students when placed outside of their comfort zone and hopefully they all had a great day. A massive thanks to the parent helpers who came along to assist with the running of the day, it wouldn’t have worked so smoothly without you there. Take a look at the video below to get a glimpse of how the day went!

Survivor Incursion from Beaconsfield PS on Vimeo.

School Leaders Conference

On Monday the 26th of March, 13 of our school leaders attended the Halogen National Young Leaders Conference. Students were joined by over 4000 other young leaders to listen to some inspirational leaders who have overcome many challenges to succeed. We heard from Consentino, who at age 12 learnt to read for the first time. Harrison Craig, who overcame stuttering to win The Voice, and John Coutis, who at the age of 16 decided to have both legs amputated and is now an inspirational speaker across the country, getting around on a skateboard. It was an amazing and enjoyable day had by all.

Pink Stumps Day

Just a reminder that Pink Stumps Day is on tomorrow. Please wear as much pink as you can and bring along $2 to receive a wristband and support the McGrath Foundation. Looking forward to seeing you all in your pink tomorrow!

Officer Secondary College Information Evening

Flyers went home with grade 6 students yesterday about Officer Secondary College’s Information Evening on Tuesday 1st May. Please note, you will need to contact the school to let them know if you would like to attend. This is a good opportunity to see the school itself and what they may have to offer your child. There was also some information about their High Achievers Program (HAP) which students may apply for if your child is working above level across the curriculum. Please speak to Miss Backman if you have any questions regarding the HAP program.

Please be aware of Officer Secondary’s admission criteria as outlined below. They are not a zoned school, but do have boundaries and agreements in place.
1. Residential address is within designated neighbourhood area
2. Students who attend neighbourhood Primary School – Beaconsfield Primary School is a neighbourhood school (those residing outside designated neighbourhood area will only be accepted if there is space within our cap)
3. Sibling of current OSC student
4. Students who reside outside designated neighbourhood area (will only be accepted if there is space within our cap)

We have also been informed at a transition meeting with Officer, that they will now be offering VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied learning) as of 2019 for Year 11 and 12 students. They had previously said that the school will not be offering this, but has since informed us that they will be, which might be something to consider for the future for your child when looking at secondary college’s.

Officer Secondary College 2019 Information Evening

Ride2School Day

Ride2School is on this Friday, the 23rd of March.
Join in on the fun by riding, walking, skating or scooting to school to embrace a healthier lifestyle.
It is set to be a wheelie good day!

Homework Question

Think of a team that you support (or know of); this could be a football team, netball team, basketball team, dance team or a team representing Australia. Write a paragraph about some of the successes that they have had in previous years. In the next paragraph write what skills and knowledge related to teamwork you think has helped them with their success.