Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they possibly can be.
– Rita Pierson
Welcome back to the final term of the 2022 school year. It does sound a little scary when you think we have 10 weeks until the end of term. I hope that you all were able to enjoy a break as a family and prepare for an exciting but busy fourth term.
With planning and preparation well underway for 2023, it is vital that we are aware of enrolment changes for next year. If you know that your child/children will not be attending Boronia Heights Primary School in 2023, it would be appreciated if you would inform teachers and the office staff as soon as possible. Your attention to this will assist us greatly with forward planning.
Class Placements for 2023
Over the coming weeks our teaching staff start to meet to place students in classes for 2023. A great deal of consideration and thought goes into this process. Teachers analyse academic data to ensure an even spread of students, discuss social relationships and individual student needs to ensure that we provide the best learning opportunities for all of our students.
If you have any information about your child’s academic, behavioural, physical or social factors which you would like us to consider when deciding class placements please put any requests in writing to me. All letters must be received by Friday 28th October.
Please note that it is not appropriate to include requests relating to particular teachers. Your requests will be shared with the teachers to assist them to develop the class lists. If you do have particular, confidential, concerns that you do not wish to be shared with the teachers, please make contact with me.
Thank you in anticipation of working with us and for your understanding as we set our school up for more high-quality teaching and learning next year.
Thank you in anticipation of working with us and for your continued support.
Market Night 14th October
We are looking forward to our first Market night at BHPS next Friday. The ‘Hubsters’ have been incredibly busy to make this community night a success. We are looking forward to having our school community, friends and family join in what will be a really lovely night. Hot food will be available for snacks and dinner with over 50 stalls including our staff stalls ready to sell up big. The Market stalls will be open from 3:30pm and closing at 7pm. Come along and enjoy a coffee and let the kids be involved in activities on the ovals.
I would loved to thank parents that have already put their hands up to support their child’s classroom stall or indeed if they have a stall themselves, however we are still in need of support for classroom stalls, please… please…. please contact your classroom teacher to volunteer, even if it is for 30 minutes.
Looking forward to seeing everyone out and about next Friday enjoying our school grounds and starting your Christmas shopping early.
Our first Prep Transition afternoon is happening tomorrow at 2:30pm. We are very much looking forward to seeing our lovely prospective Prep students and meeting you as well. Please enter the school at the gate closest to the Prep building, the front gate will also be open for your convenience. We are asking that you arrive 10 minutes early to settle your child in the gym sitting behind their allotted coloured cone. Your child’s name will be displayed on our large screen in the gym. Please take your child to their appropriate line where staff will then take your child to a Prep classroom for the session. Please make your way up the Prep building also to meet Lori Lundberg School Business Manager and myself for the beginning of inducting you into our school.
Colour Run 20th October
You all should have received information regarding our upcoming Colour Run. Thank you to those families who have already obtained sponsors. Please remember that you do need to let your classroom teacher know if your child will not be participating. If your child has asthma, please make sure that all medication is at school and up to date. Also, we have been informed that the colour may be difficult to wash from blonde hair, I think I am going to be wearing a hat or shower cap even (no photos please on the day!!!). We are encouraging children to wear a white t-shirt to show the brilliant colours up. Sunglasses and a wrist band will be supplied.
We will be asking for parent volunteers to help cover our children in colour next week. More information to come.
This term has started with a bang, so many excursions and incursions happening and many events to put in your diary. Have a great week and see you all next Friday at the Market evening.