Beacy Boys Do It Again!

Tonight Jacob and Mitch travelled to Endeavour Hills to compete in the District Public Speaking Competiton. Both age groups consisted of 4 speakers from different schools in the local area.

Jacob spoke second in his age group and blew the audience away with the quality of his speech. At first he seemed nervous but there was no need to be as he delivered an incredible speech about his favourite place ‘The Library’.

Mitch also spoke second in his competition and followed in Jacobs footsteps by equalling his efforts to deliver a typical Mitch speech. He talked about all the wonderful landmarks and tourist attractions around Beaconsfield.

We all waited nervously for the judges to come to a decision,  when it was finally announced that Beaconsfield had won both competitions. Jacob surprised only himself as we all expected him to be named the winner. Mitch accepted his award with a great big grin on his face as he regained his title from two years ago!

Both boys have advanced to the next round (pretty much a grand final) on Saturday the 7th of October at Trafalgar where they will go for the glory.

We are very proud of both these boys as the competition was of an exceptional standard. Congratulations Jacob and Mitch!

Mr O’Shea

 

The Beacy Bats do it Again!

Congratulations to the Beacy Bats on coming first at the Future Champions Cup. They put in such hard work and amazing effort into their rehearsals which definitely paid off for their final performance. Well done girls!

Also a big thanks to Emma Jennion for coaching the girls and ensuring they are always prepared for their big competition.

Junior Public Speaking Competition

Tonight was a very proud night to be a teacher or parent of some of our students at Beacy Primary. Four students from grade 3/4 and four students from grade 5/6 competed at the Annual Lions Club Junior Public Speaking Competition. All students spoke very well and put a lot of effort into their speeches. Beaconsfield Primary won the competition with each student receiving a medal.

The grade 3/4 competition was a great experience for some of our new public speakers, where Jacob was selected as the winner. The grade 5/6 competition saw four of our experienced speakers battle it off in what really was nothing short of an amazing contest. Each of the students could have easily been crowned the winner, however Public Speakin guru Mitch was chosen as the winner. These two boys will advance to the Zone final next Wednesday the 19th of September.

Well done to

Alex, Jacob, Harry and Tahlia (3/4)

Maddy, Mitch, Olivia and Ben (5/6)

Homework

Using the information from last weeks research create an A3 poster of your famous inventor. Please ensure the information is presented neatly, edited correctly and written in your own words. The poster can include pictures and labelled diagrams. Feel free to use coloured poster paper from your teacher.

Grade 5 Tiger Paws

Today the Grade 5’s had a visit from the Tiger Paws (Richmond Football Club volunteers) where they participated in two sessions revolved around physical activity and nutrition. The physical activity component involved the students learning about running mechanics and then practising these different techniques through timing gates, as well as learning a few football skills. The nutrition session saw the students learning about the three major macronutrients and how we can incorporate these in a balanced, healthy meal. The students were allowed to eat a variety of different nutrients, practice preparing their own meals and learn about good hygiene practices.
No need to make lunches for the kids anymore parents! The grade 5’s now have all the knowledge they need to stay fit and healthy.

Thankyou to the Tiger Paws program for a very enjoyable day.

 

Regional Girls T-Ball

Today the Grade 5/6 girls travelled down to Mornington to compete in the Regional Girls T-Ball. The first game was a nailbiter with the girls coming back from 5 runs down to unfortunately lose it in the end by just one run. The second game saw our Beacy girls take on a very competitive and well drilled Toorak PS who had some very experienced players. Our third game was the girls best game with a comprehensive 18-5 win to finish off a very fun day. The girls played with excellent sportmanship and determination and it was very pleasing to see the improvement from the first game to the last game.

Well done to

Maddy
Javy
Melia
Mia
Karima
Charlotte
Kayla
Maddie
Paige
Emily
Kaylah
Ange

Thankyou also to those parents who drove the girls and came along to support.

Grade 5/6 Lightning Prem

Today our Grade 5/6 students fought the elements in todays Lightning Prem Sports Day. Students competed in wet and cold conditions in Football, T-Ball, Soccer and Netball (not so wet).
The day was filled with many highlights and memories and was played and coached in good spirit by all involved.
Well done to the Boys Football, Girls and Boys T-Ball and the Girls Netball for winning in their district and advancing to the next round. Bad luck to the Mixed Netball team who missed out on advancing to the next round by just one goal! Also well done to the Girls and Boys Soccer team on their efforts and achievements.

A special thanks to all the parents and aides that attended and helped coaching on the day, and also to the teachers for running tryouts and training sessions for the kids to ensure that we had the strongest teams possible, which has definitely been evident in the great success we had.

Homework

Your homework task this week is to write a 3-4 minute speech. The speech will be on the topic-

‘You are a Travel Guide. Your job is to explore your local area – as if you’ve never seen it before! Document what you find. Tell us all about your discoveries and why we should visit.’
(Hint: think about all the exciting things to do in the area you live in)
Your speech must include the following:

Beginning- begins in an interesting way
Central Theme evident and logical sequence developed

Research – supports opinions with facts and/or examples
Language – Appropriate use of language – clear, correct sentences, words well chosen, informative
Ending- strong, summary of main points, as close to time as possible.

This speech will be used for the Public Speaking Competition for those that want to participate. Not all students have to present their speeches, however all students MUST write a speech.