Principal’s Message

Livingstone, Carey, Williams and Taylor. Who are they?

“He (Jesus) said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation’.”
Mark 16.15.

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When considering the School House names and role models for our teams, it did not take long before we thought of the people who took the good news of Jesus to the far reaches of the world. David Livingstone, William Carey, John Williams and Hudson Taylor were all missionaries who did just that and impacted people groups, nations and continents with the message of God’s forgiveness and reconciliation all around the globe.

These men would have read the words of Mark 16 in the Bible and heard them preached in their churches. All were inspired to go to unknown lands and hostile territory, leaving behind comfortable lives, in order to spread the good news of God’s love to a lost world.

They stand as exemplary role models for our students displaying courage and sacrifice for the greater good of others.

Over the coming months and years, we will explore and unravel the lives of our School House namesakes and be inspired by them to bring the good news to others and bring out the best in our students.

Norm Fitzgerald
Principal
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Whole School

Coming up in the next Fortnight

  • Thursday 8th June Wangaratta Cross Country (6 students only)
  • Friday 9th June ACC Youth @ school
  • Monday 12th June Queen’s Birthday holiday
  • Tuesday 13th June Report Writing Day (no school for Prep-Yr6)
  • Wednesday 14th June Lions Club Public Speaking Competition (Yr3-6)

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

School and Kinder kids enjoyed going on a scary (no, not scary) bear hunt at BPACC. Students were mesmerised by lights, music and fantastic acting during a stellar performance enjoyed by all.

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Student Welfare & Discipline Policy

Parents are reminded all policies are on our school website under the Community tab.

The Student Welfare & Discipline Policy has recently been reviewed. It is a comprehensive policy that covers our School Rules, Merit and Demerit system, Bullying and our processes for encouraging and correcting behavior.

We are committed to ensuring that your child is safe and supported in their learning. In order to do this the school says ‘no’ to bullying and violence (hitting, punching, kicking, pushing, etc.) and such matters will be dealt with seriously.

All reports of such behavior should be made to the Principal at the earliest possible time for immediate investigation.

Students who continue patterns of unsafe behavior, or bullying, can expect to receive a demerit, suspension or, if unable to be corrected, expulsion.

Cross Country

Students, parents and supporters had a great day out at the Mokoan Hub, Winton Wetlands for the School Cross Country.

All students participated enthusiastically, with some students running in more than one race. Well done to place holders who pipped their rivals to the post.

There was a well contested adults race with emphasis placed on supporting all participants.

The Student Verses Adult Trophy was up for grabs again. The cup was awarded to the first student or adult across the line. Mr Fitzgerald and Kyle Pearce were running a close first and second until the last 200 metres. That’s when the younger legs of Kyle sprinted to the finish line and the age of Mr Fitzgerald began to take its toll.

As you can imagine, the trophy sits securely in the Student arena with Adults pondering the day they will first hold the trophy aloft.

Six students will represent the school at the Ovens and Mitta Division Cross Country in Wangaratta on Thursday 8th June.

SCHOOL NEWS

Maternity Leave

The school wishes Mrs Judy Lam, her husband, Hoa and son, Nathaneal all the best as they wait the safe arrival of their second child in July.

Judy will return in Term 3 next year.

Mrs Fiona Ham will be replacing Judy in her absence. Fiona will be completing Japanese curriculum left by Judy until the end of this term, then assisting in other curriculum areas for the remainder of the time. Senior Science will continue throughout Judy’s time away.

ACC Youth

Indoor Games

Day and Date? Friday 9th June
Where? @ school
When? 5.00pm to 7.00pm
What will we eat? Pancakes
What do I bring? Your favorite sweet or savory pancake topping (must be microwavable if it needs to be heated)
How much? Free
Permission Form? Nope – don’t need one!

Tenpin Bowling

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It was great to have a new face in our group on Friday. A warm welcome to Zara. And it was great to see a new face last fortnight return. Good to see you again Sara. Generally, we need some practice with tenpin as scores weren’t high. Claire won in one group and Mr Fitzgerald scored highest in the other. However, we all enjoyed each other’s company and the food at Maccas (it’s ok to have it once-in-a-while).

Prep (Foundation)

Last Wednesday the children and staff brought their favourite teddy bears to school. We had lots of fun reading, writing about our teddies and doing maths with our teddy bears. Followed by a ‘bear hunt’.

Suzanne Roe
Foundation Teacher
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Year 1 & 2

This week, the students begun to learn about writing procedural texts. On Tuesday, they enjoyed discussing the steps required to make fairy bread and then eating it! The rest of the week consisted of them planning, drafting and editing their ‘How to Make Fairy Bread’ procedural writing.

Leah Bosch
Year 1/2 Teacher
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Senior Class

Students rated the BPACC production “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” highly in their performance reviews.

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We also enjoyed the additional company of our teddy bears the next day at school.

Norm Fitzgerald
Senior Class Teacher
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Japanese

Our Senior Students transformed their classroom into a Japanese shopping centre. Students were given the task of buying and selling items using their Japanese language skills.

Judy Lam
Teacher
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PRESCHOOL

4 Year Old Kinder

We have had such a busy fortnight in Kinder. We went on a Bear Hunt. We found the bear, with a little help from the junior grade, in the bushes outside the 1/2 classroom window.  

We had a great day at the Winton Wetlands and running cross country (I’m disappointed I missed it). The highlight for me would have to have been taking Kinder to Cooinda. All involved, the young, the old and anywhere in between thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent together. Some of the activities we were involved in were drawing, puzzles, reading books together, playing picture lotto and playdough. The playdough proved to be the most popular activity of the day. We then shared morning tea together and had a sing along before boarding the bus back to Kinder. We all enjoyed it so much we will be heading back there at the end of June.

A fortnight ago we were lucky enough to receive a grant from the “Tomorrow Today Foundation”. The money we received will go towards building a sensory garden in the Kinder yard. This garden is already under construction. Come in, have a look and enjoy a seat under the tree. Thanks Andrew!

Fiona Ham
4 Year Old Kinder Teacher
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3 Year Old Pre-Kinder

Fun, fun and more fun on Friday mornings. The past fortnight the children have enjoyed exploring a range of experiences and developing their friendships.

Wendy Smith
Pre Kinder Teacher
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