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Principal’s Report

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Education Week

What an amazing day we had on Wednesday to celebrate Education Week with our annual Open Morning and Night. We were so lucky to have beautiful weather too. I was overwhelmed by the turnout by parents, grandparents, friends and family. I counted approximately 20 visitors in every class. Never have I seen so many people attending an Open Morning. It’s clear that the community takes great pride in the work the school is doing to enrich the lives and educational experiences for our kids.

The Education Week theme this year is Active Learners: Move, Make, Motivate, celebrating the many ways students learn, through physical activity, hands on learning and student voice. Education Week is an opportunity for our school to celebrate and share with you how we encourage our students to be active learners. When I walked around and visited classrooms throughout the morning, I saw so many examples of kids engaging in activities that focused on moving, making and motivating. The Preps were doing Smartie Maths – what could be more motivating than creating a graph out of chocolate and then eating it? The Year Two kids were searching for indigenous symbols and drawing them on the ground in a large-scale art piece. The Year Threes read “Pig the Pug” and had to create their own front cover for the next “Pig the Pug” book – I even saw one titled “Pig the Vampire”! Mrs Taylor in PE said that there were many parents who loved the opportunity to play a game against their own children. Sounds like fun to me!

In the middle session, the kids were put into multi-age groups where they did an activity about healthy eating and staying active. One child had their body traced on a large piece of paper and the students had to write words, draw pictures and cut and paste images of the things that our body needs to be healthy. The kids had to think about the kinds of foods that keep us healthy, as well as external factors such as exercise, sun safety and having friends. These multi-age activities are great ways for the kids to interact with children of different ages and with teachers who they may not always get to see in their classroom.

The Open Night was another opportunity for the school community to see what’s happening in our classrooms. While it was a chilly night, it was wonderful to say hello to so many parents and some new prospective families who were keen to check out the school. The concert to end the night was first-class. Congratulations to all the kids involved in the performances, including those who were busking around the school.

A special thank you needs to go to our team of specialist teachers – Mrs Smith, Mr Fox, Mr Milan, Ms Henstock and Mrs Cook/Ms Sutterby – for all their work in organising the day, from the activities to the concert performances. We are very lucky to have an amazing team of teachers here at BHPS.

Education Support Personnel Day

Last Tuesday we celebrated the work of our extraordinary team of Education Support personnel. Our school would not run without the dedication and commitment of this team of people. From the moment our students step into the school until they leave at the end of the day, our dedicated support staff members are there to lend a helping hand, provide guidance, and create a safe and nurturing space for all. Our office staff are the friendly faces that greet students, parents and community members each and every day, and ensure the smooth operations of the administrative side of the school. They definitely keep the wheels turning!

Our team of teacher aides provide valuable support to students with any additional needs they may have by assisting them to succeed at school. Their commitment, compassion and hard work does not go unnoticed, and the impact they have on the lives of the students is immeasurable.

Our librarian, Leanne Bentley, inspires kids to foster a love of reading and learning. I’m sure everyone agrees with me that the library space looks so good because of the pride Leanne has in the school and our students.

I also want to acknowledge our maintenance man, Peter, who keeps our school looking spick and span. He’s always busy re-mulching our gardens, planting, weeding, painting and fixing any issues with our buildings and grounds.

Well done to you all!


Mat Anderton
Acting Principal

Dates to Remember

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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




May 18 Year 2 & 5 Indigenous Incursion
May 22 Production Ticket sales open
May 22-26
Year 2 & 4 Swimming
May 26 Face-to-Face Assembly
May 29-June 2 Prep, Year 1 & 3 Swimming
May 29 School Council meeting
May 31 Year 4 CERES Excursion
Jun 6 Prep 2024 Information Night
Jun 9 Curriculum Day
Jun 12 King’s Birthday
Jun 16  Face-to-Face Assembly
Jun 23 Last day of Term 2 – Dismissal at 2.30pm
Nov 6 Curriculum Day


School News

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Year 6 Camp

Year 6 Students and Teachers braved the cold temperatures to have a wonderful time on camp in Kyneton. Everyone challenged themselves, whether it be sharing a cabin for the first time, doing the ‘Leap of Faith’ or just trying new foods. What a fantastic few days!






Achievements and Awards

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CARE Ticket Winners


Term 2 Week 2


Pepper – 1B Mia – 1B
Ella – 1D Mia – 2D


Blake – 4A Mackenzie – 4A
Lianna T – 5B Charlotte – 6A

Term 2 Week 3


Jayden – 1D Lili M – 3B
Tommy – 3B Laura – 3B


Tyler C – 4A Charlotte G – 4B
Samuel – 4C Tayla – 5C

Student of the Week

Term 2 Week 2

Prep A Forrest Prep B Tanya
Prep C Evie Prep D Charlene
1A Marnie 1B Carmen
1C Leia 1D Mason
2A Hunter 2B Baxter
2C Ava 2D Tristan
3A Keevah 3B Sophie
3C David
4A Owen 4B Amelia
4C Evie
5A Joe 5B Hayley
5C River 5C Kalden
6A Alex 6B James F
6C Lucas  
Monet of the Week Dom – 4C Sportsperson of the Week Jett H – 5C
Inventors COG Award Alyssa – 2D German Award Angelique – 1D
Maestro of the Week Sophia – 6C German Award 2B

*Student consent to publish not received.


Term 2 Week 3

Prep A Mitchell Prep B Luca
Prep C Zoe Prep D Ellie
1A Lincoln B 1B Nathan
1C Xavier 1D Mannix
2A Mia 2B Janine & Savannah
2C Mia 2D Evie
3A Georgia 3B Lilyarna
3C Piper
4A Amelia 4B Samantha
4C Harvey
5A Jacob 5B
5C Alex
6A 6B
Monet of the Week Ryder – 2C Sportsperson of the Week Logan M – Prep A
Inventors COG Award Finn – 3B German Award Bailey – 2B
Maestro of the Week Laylah – 1B German Award 1D

Sports News

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District Athletics Day

On Friday 12/5 at Knox Athletics Track 67 students represented BHPS at District Athletics Day. A huge congratulations to all our students. A big thank you to Lyndal Jones and Jackie Gould for helping run the events on the day and to Miss T, Mrs Bakers and Mrs Wheeler for attending the day. We ended up coming away with the following ribbons:

1st – 10

2nd – 7

3rd – 20

A big congratulations to Charlotte, Emily, Caleb, Ajay and Qianna who are representing BHPS at Division Athletics on the 13th of September.

District Cross Country

On Friday 19/5 at Jells Park, we had 60 students representing BHPS at District Cross Country. A big thank you to Lauren Porter and Jackie Gould for helping on the day, as well as Miss T for attending. Results will be announced in the next newsletter.

Interschool Sports Helpers (Grade 5 & 6)

We are in need for many parent helpers at our Interschool Sports Days coming up on the 6/6 and 15/6. Please email if you are able to assist. You must have a current WWCC.

Wonder Recycling Program

Just a reminder that BHPS is taking part in the Wonder Recycling Rewards campaign this year!
Help us collect EMPTY bread bags so we can earn points to redeem on new RHS sports equipment (they don’t need to be bread bags from the Wonder brand). All you need to do is keep your empty bread bags and send them to school with your kids! Collection point is at the front office. Let’s get collecting!

Collections close 7th July


Taylah Smith
Physical Education Teacher and Sport Co-ordinator


From the Office

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Prep 2024 Enrolments

Boronia Heights Primary School is now accepting enrolments for students commencing school in 2024. Enrolment Forms are available at the office or on our website. To secure your child’s enrolment, please submit your application as soon as possible. Applications must be submitted by Friday 28th July. If you have friends and family who are wanting to enrolment their child for 2024 please let them know to get their enrolment in 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. Like most years, we have had an incredible amount of lost property through the year. The majority was unnamed, along with illegible tags. We would love lost items to boomerang back to your kids.

The Hubsters

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Hello from The Hubsters!

Hoping all Mothers, Nans, Grandmothers and Special people had a great Mother’s Day. I would like to send a HUGE thank you to Mel Snibson and her cohort of parent Volunteers who gave up their time, on multiple days, to set up an AMAZING Mother’s Day Stall. And what a stall it was!! So many gorgeous gifts.

A reminder about our current fundraiser – Billy G’s Cookie Dough.

With lots of flavours to choose from and a dough that can be defrosted and re-frozen for ease of use, Billy G’s Cookie Dough is a favourite fundraiser for many.

If you have not yet signed up your child to the website, HEAD TO to register now.

The Hubsters will also be looking for volunteers to help bag and box up orders, Please keep an eye out for more information.

The Hubsters are volunteer parents, staff and community members who make up The BHPS Community Hub. We get together once a month, to organise events for the schools community and help raise funds for major projects of the school. This year the focus is on the Grade 3-4 and Grade 5-6 play spaces.

We are always looking for more volunteers to come and join us to bring more ideas and help bring the Unity to our Community.

For more information, please head to the BHPS Community Hub Facebook Page, talk to Leia Barrett or ask at the School office.  Can’t make meetings? Stay informed and join via Email.

Have a great weekend.

The Hubsters.


Lollipop’s Playland and Café- Croydon

Book a party with Lollipop’s any time up until June 30 2023 to receive a FREE wedges platter! Mention ‘Boronia Heights Platter’ to claim your deal. View all of our party packages here:

Not valid with any other party deal. Book before June 30th for any time in the next 12 months.





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