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Principal’s Report

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This past week has seen many Victorian communities face the worst flooding the state has experienced in decades. The effects on impacted communities will likely continue for some time, especially given the predictions of ongoing rain in some areas. I know that many of you have friends and family and other connections to the flood effected areas so hopefully they are not too impacted.

Market Day

Thank you to everyone who attended our very first Twilight Market event last Friday. Apart from the weather that didn’t seem to hinder anyone, the night was a huge success. A massive thank you to our Hubsters who put many hours of organisation, time and energy into the night. A special thank you to Leia Barrett and Joh Schaap who with careful planning and expertise had the night running smoothy from start to finish.

We raised a whopping $7,500 which will go towards our news playgrounds. Just such an amazing effort thank you to everyone.

Premiers Reading Challenge Pizza lunch

The lucky grade winners for our Premiers Reading Challenge is 3H. This class read the most books for the Premiers Reading Challenge which was an outstanding effort. This class pulled together and worked as a team to be the successful grade level but of course they were even bigger winners because they practised their reading.  Enjoy your well-deserved Pizza Kids!!

Colour Run

Thank you again to our Hubsters for the totally fun and enjoyable Colour Run held today.  A special thankyou to Tracy Vervoort and the Hubsters whose organisation around this event was amazing.  Not only was this a fun way to get fit running around our beautiful ovals but the money raised will also go towards replacing our playgrounds.  Thank you, kids’ families, and staff for  great support of this event.

Prep Transition

Our second Prep Transition occurred this afternoon.  It was terrific to welcome our new Preps for next year again and see them engaged in activities with our specialist teachers. Michelle Moya our Occupational Therapist gave such an informative talk that I know supported and guided parents in understanding their child’s needs.  For future reference, 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, the same colour as last week. Please then make your way up the Prep building.

2023 Enrolments

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.

End of Year events

This term is shaping up to be extremely busy with many activities being offered in every year level. Please make sure that you read all information being sent home, so your child has the opportunity to be involved in everything on offer.


Kind Regards

Leanne Jennings

Dates to Remember

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Term Dates 2022

Term 1 31 Jan-8 April

Term 2 26 Apr-24 Jun

Term 3 11 Jul-16 Sept

Term 4 3 Oct-20 Dec



Oct 20 Colour Run

Oct 20 Year 4 Bike Ed begins

Oct 20 Regional Athletics Day

Oct 21 Weeding Bee 2.30-4.30pm

Oct 21 Prep 2023 Transition

Oct 21 Division Cricket – Girls

Oct 24 School Council meeting

Oct 25 Year 5/6 Puberty Education workshop

Oct 25 Family Forum – Year 5/6 Puberty Education 6.30-8.00pm

Oct 20 Prep Excursion to Healesville Sanctuary

Oct 31 Curriculum Day – Student Free Day


Nov 1 Melbourne Cup Holiday

Nov 2 Year 2 Mont De Lancey Excursion

Nov 4 Prep 2023 Transition

Nov 9 Year 1 Toy Incursion


From the Office

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Secondhand Uniform

We have tubs of secondhand school uniform available outside the Chaplain’s Office.

Name Your Belongings

We know you treasure your uniform and books. Please remember to label all uniform, books and belongings coming to school in 2022. Like most years, we had an incredible amount of lost property last year. The majority was unnamed, along with illegible tags. We would love lost items to boomerang back to your kids.

School News

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On Thursday the 6th of October, the Year 3 students had a fun filled time participating in a series of football themed inflatables. Students experienced different activities in small groups whereby building their teamwork skills and fitness.

The Year 3’s reflected on the experience: 

I enjoyed the marking jumping castle, because I took a lot of speckies (spectacular marks). – Josh

I really enjoyed the incursion, but I was really tired at the end. My favourite activity was the slide. I had so much fun when I bounced down! – Aster

When I arrived in the hall, I was really excited. I said to Logan, “this is going to be so much fun.” I gazed upon all the different inflatable games and items. My favourite part was the marking challenge because I loved jumping up and doing speckies. I had a spectacular time. – Lincoln

I had some much fun doing all the inflatables. – Kayder

I loved the slide because I got to go down in a fun way like on the side and backwards. I’d like to do the incursion again one day. – Jade

I liked the speckie inflatable because I jumped so high and marked the footy! – Hudson

My favourite part of our incursion was the speckie inflatable. I jumped so high! – Isabella

Our inflatable incursion was very exciting because there were lots of different activities. – Samuel.


Sports News

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Division Sports

On Monday 17th October the Girls Softball team played 8 schools at Gilbert Park. We came out with 1 win and 3 losses for the day, which resulted in us coming 6th. We had an amazing day with weather and an even better day of teamwork and fun! The girls showed up on the day and encouraged each other throughout. Very proud of you all and your efforts.

On Friday the 21st of October the Girls Cricket tean will be playing against 8 schools at Kings Park. Results will be in the next school Newsletter.

Regional Athletics

A huge congratulations to Ajay.P and Sienna.H who represented BHPS at the Regional Athletics Day on Thursday 20th October. We as a school are so unbelievably proud of you both and your efforts.

Results will be in the next school Newsletter.

 Junior All Stars Girls Finals

The Junior All Stars Girls will be playing finals at Nunawading Stadium on the 25th of October. We look forward to seeing how they go and will share the results in the next school Newsletter. GO BHPS!


Taylah Russell
Physical Education & Sport Coordinator


Tech Corner

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iPads in Year 4

In Year 4 we have continued to enjoy using our iPads for a wide variety of tasks. With our Apple TVs now in the classroom, students have loved being able to ‘mirror’ their iPad onto the classroom TVs to share their work. 

Students have been able to use this feature to share their writing, photos from mathematics investigations as well as short videos they have recorded.

At the end of Term 3 many students chose to present their ‘Convict Topic Talk’ using digital technology. It was wonderful to see students use their devices creatively to display the information they were presenting.

“It was fun to share some of the videos we made in writing” – Lily 4M

“The topic talks were really easy, I didn’t have to keep turning my iPad around. Everyone could easily see. It’s so handy!” – Saphira 4O

“It’s great for quickly sharing things we’ve found.” – Cadence 4M


Free Family Webinar Series!

The Cyber Safety Project have some free webinars coming up next month that they encourage parents/guardians to attend with their children. See below for a list of the webinars and additional information.

First Mobile Phone – November 9, 2022 7:30 pm

You don’t want to miss this FREE interactive session where Trent Ray (Cyber Safety Educator) and Luca Gennai (Cyber Security Officer) from the Cyber Safety Project team share important insights and helpful tips to level up your mobile phone security and develop a digital use agreement to help you create a safe digital environment for the whole family.

For further information and to register please follow the link –

Online Gaming Safety – November 22, 2022 7:30 pm

In this FREE webinar you’ll gain practical tips for helping to manage screen time and the development of self-regulation skills in young gamers and have the curtained pulled back on how these games are engineered.

For further information and to register please follow the link –

Digital Balance and Wellbeing – November 28, 2022 7:30 pm

As a family, join Kiah Allen (Cyber Safety & Digital Wellbeing Educator at the Cyber Safety Project) along with industry experts from the Big Sister Experience and Mindsetters Education who will discuss key digital challenges and emerging wellbeing trends, and share simple strategies to help your family manage digital pressures.

For further information and to register please follow the link –

The Hubsters

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A big shout out to our wonderful community for their enthusiasm and support of our recent events!

The Market Night was a huge success. It was fabulous seeing so many of our community enjoying the event. Thank you so much to Leia Barrett and Joh Schaap for their huge effort in co-ordinating and organising of the night. Thank you also to our awesome parent helpers and staff for setting up and manning the school stalls. Well done everyone. We raised an incredible $7,500.

On Thursday we held our first Colour Run. How much fun did our kids have getting covered in colour (I think our parents and helpers enjoyed throwing colour at them just as much). I hope your cars survived the trip home. Our thanks goes to Tracy Vervoort who organised the entire event – Great job! Money raised so far is $4,300 with the number still rising.

All funds raised will go towards updating our playgrounds. Thank you again to our wonderful BHPS community!


Community News

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