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World Teacher’s Day – Hats off to teachers

World teacher’s’ Day is held annually to celebrate teachers around the globe.  We celebrate the critical role of teachers in transforming learners’ potential by ensuring they have the tools they need to take responsibility for themselves, for others and for the planet. The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) established World Teacher’s Day in 1994 to recognise the role of teachers in our community.

Last Friday we celebrated World Teachers’ Day. This year’s theme, ‘The transformation of education begins with teachers’, has never rung truer.  Over the past few year’s teachers have been required to transform at a rapid pace, sometimes even daily. As always teachers have risen to every challenge. Our teachers make a difference every day. World Teachers’ Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and thank our teachers for the important role in our community and for the positive impact they have on the lives of students. We thank teachers for ‘teaching through every moment’. We acknowledge and show appreciation for the many ways teachers support and inspire our students.

I am positive that everyone can remember a teacher who changed their life because they deeply cared about each individual student and their wellbeing and learning.

Last Friday we thanked BHPS staff for being amazing teachers who are passionate about our students. What a blessing our staff are to our students’ families and wider community. On behalf of our school community, I wish to say a HUGE thank you for being so inspiring.

Music Performance

Next Friday 11th November Mr Fox and Ms Hansen will lead our Junior School Choir, Senior School Choir and School Band in a performance for our local 3-year-old kindergarten students.  At this time of year, it is always great to have a very authentic performance opportunity for our choirs and school band in front of a very welcoming audience. We look forward to celebrating with our local kindergarten students and welcoming them into our school. A special morning tea will be offered after the performance. Thank you to our amazing music students who will be involved in this incursion.

Bike Education

I know I have mentioned our talented Year 4 students in our assembly video but a big shout out to all students and staff involved in Bike Education. We are so grateful that we have fantastic spaces for our students to practice their riding skills and work on the safety features of their bikes.  We are grateful for our trained staff in Ms Russell, Ms O’Neil, Ms Mason and Mr North for taking our students and preparing them to ride safely in the community making them aware of all the important aspects of safely riding a bike. Let’s not forget the engagement and fun that the students are having. A wonderful program that needs to be celebrated and encouraged.

Whole School Assembly

Next Friday will be having a lovely assembly congratulating students who have had success in Maths Olympiad. Also, Jackson Taylor will be awarding special awards from the writing competition our students entered into. I warmly welcome our community to this assembly. It will start at 2:30pm so please be seated by then if you are joining us.


Please make sure your child has a hat at school.  I know that the last few weeks the weather has been all over the place, but the Sun Smart Policy states that students wear a hat when outside in Term 1 and 4.

Keeping up to date

The last 8 weeks are really busy with wonderful opportunities for students to be involved in many activities especially incursions ands excursions.  Please keep yourself up to date with everything that is on offer for your child by regularly logging in to Compass.

Have a great weekend.

Leanne Jennings

From the Office

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2023 Parent Payment Information

2023 Parent Payment information was sent out last week. Click here to access a digital copy. The COS portal for book pack orders is now open. Login information is found in the Parent Payment information packs.

Orders placed before 12 December will be delivered to your home by 24th December. Orders placed before 9th January will be delivered to your home prior to Term 1 commencement.

2023 CSEF

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) helps eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.

If you have a valid means-tested concession card, such as a Veterans Affairs Gold Card, Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible. There is also a special consideration category for asylum seeker and refugee families.

Payment amounts this year are $125 for eligible primary school. Payments are made direct to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions and sporting activities for the benefit of your child.

You can download the form here.

Check with the school office if you are unsure, and please return completed forms to the school office as soon as possible.


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.

Dates to Remember

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Term Dates 2022

Term 1 31 January – 8 April
Term 2 26 April – 24 June
Term 3 11 July – 16 September
Term 4 3 October – 20 December


Term Dates 2023

Term 1 30 January – 6 April
Term 2 24 April – 23 June
Term 3 10 July – 15 September
Term 4 2 October – 20 December




Nov 2 Year 2 Mont De Lancey Excursion
Nov 4 Prep 2023 Transition No.3
Nov 9 Year 1 Toy Incursion
Year 3 Melbourne Botanical Gardens Excursion
Nov 10 Year 6 Metro Incursion
Nov 11 Whole School Assembly with Jackson Taylor
Nov 16 Year 5 Surf Day Excursion
Nov 17 Year 6 Surf Day Excursion
Nov 18 Parent Helpers Morning Tea
Nov 21 School Council (onsite)
Nov 22 2023 Prep Information Night
Nov 23 Year 4 Bricks for Kids Incursion
Nov 24 Instrumental Showcase Concert 6pm


Dec 6 Christmas Concert
Dec 7 Year 1 Intercultural Music & Sustainability Incursion
Dec 12 Year 6 Graduation
Dec 13 State-wide Transition Day Years 1-6
  Prep 2023 Transition No.4
Dec 16 Year 6 Big Day Out
  Year 6 Assembly
  School finishes at 1.30pm



Jan 27 Curriculum Day
Jan 30 Years 1 – 6 First Day
Feb 3 Preps First Day
Feb 17 Whole School Photo Day


Sports News

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Division Sports

On Friday the 21st of October the Girls Cricket team played against 8 schools at Kings Park. The girls ended up doing us very proud and coming 3rd on the day. Well done ladies and a big thank you to Lisa Baker for coaching the girls.

Regional Athletics

A huge congratulations to Ajay.P and Sienna.H who represented BHPS at the Regional Athletics Day on Thursday the 20th of October. We as a school are so unbelievably proud of you both and your efforts. It is extremely hard to get into Regionals you should be so happy with your achievements in Athletics this year!

Junior All Stars Girls Finals

The Junior All Stars Girls played the Finals at Nunawading Stadium on the 25th of October. They did an absolutely fantastic job against some strong teams! A huge huge thank you to Brent Airs for coaching the girls and Bec Moussa for scoring. We couldn’t attend these days without your support and I know the team loved having you coaching and score for their team.

Taylah Russell
Physical Education & Sport Coordinator


Tech Corner

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Year 5 student have got their emotions in order!

This week in Year 5 we participated in a Cyber Safety lesson titled ‘get your emotions in order’. Developing personal character strengths, particularly resilience and empathy, requires young people to establish a vocabulary to be able to identify, communicate and process feelings and emotions. When things go wrong online, it helps if a young person can recognise the emotions they may be experiencing and draw upon known strategies in managing these, to keep themselves and others safe.

Students used Emotion Cards to complete a series of sorting challenges which included sorting the emotions from best feeling to worst feeling, most likely to experience online to least likely to experience online, and from easiest to spot in others online to hardest to spot in others online.

We were very impressed by the insight and maturity our students displayed during this lesson.

Achievements and Awards

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Student of the Week

Term 4 Week 1

Prep S Evie Prep M Kip
Prep A Chase Prep B Nathan
1D Ryder 1N Eliza W
1G Paige 1K Evelyn
2W Peyton 2S Tyler
2A Charlotte
3L Isla 3H Madeline
3E Olivia 3K Isabella
4O Chris 4N Hayden
4M Ellah
5B Ashley 5I Callum
5C Luke
6K Lucas 6A Phoebe
6T Shrivanth
Monet of the Week Ava B – 4M Sportsperson of the Week Ruby S – 5C
Inventors COG Award Zack – Prep S  
Maestro of the Week Jackson – 5B  


Term 4 Week 3

Prep S Emilie Prep M Ryan
Prep A Marnie Prep B Olivia
1D Zippi 1N Zayan
1G Evan 1K Heyatt
2W David 2S Zara
2A Lili
3L Liam & Tyler 3H Owen
3E Jack T 3K Blake & Hudson
4O Tayla 4N Isla
4M Lily
5B James 5I Shante
5C Maya
6K Keiran 6A Robbie
6T Elliot
Monet of the Week Tahlia – 1N Sportsperson of the Week Jack W – 4M
Inventors COG Award Blake – 1N
Maestro of the Week Emily B – Prep M  


Term 4 Week 4

Prep S Zack Prep M Ellie
Prep A Jack Prep B Anita
1D Tyler 1N Matilda
1G Charlotte 1K Alice
2W Noah C 2S Elsie
2A Kaylee
3L Lawson 3H Maddie
3E Amelia D 3K Charlotte
4O Rubi 4N Ajay
4M Ruby
5B Jayden 5I Mitchell
5C Sam
6K Ellie 6A Abi B
Monet of the Week Luca – Prep M Sportsperson of the Week Charlie C – 6T
Inventors COG Award Tyler – 3L German Award Bailey  – 6K
Maestro of the Week Abigail B – 6A German Award All of Year 5


CARE Ticket Winners

Term 4 Week 1


Emily B – Prep M Ollie – 1K Sammy – 1K
Lukas – 1K Tommy – 2A Ezra – 3H


Eddie – 5I Callum – 5I Mitchell – 5I
Kara – 6A Thomas – 6A River – 6A


Term 4 Week 3


Darcy – Prep A Odin – Prep M Heyatt – 1K
Indi – 1D Harper – 2S Jemma – 3H


Cale – 4N Isla B – 4N Lani – 4O
Lily H – 4M Cadence – 4M Abbi S – 6A


Term 4 Week 4


Carter – 1G Lucas – 1G Paige – 1G
Sienna – 2S Mackenzie – 3E Hunter – 3H


Tayla – 4O Joel – 5C Emily – 5C
James P – 5C Marika – 6A Ryker – 6A

The Hubsters

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Election Day BBQ Co-ordinator needed

We are looking for a parent volunteer to co-ordinate the Election Day BBQ being held on Saturday 26th November. This is a great fundraiser for the school. Please contact Leah Hodgson via the office on 9729-2614.


Community News

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