Author Archives: Bannister Creek Primary School

2020 BYOD Program Parent Information Sessions

In 2020, the Bannister Creek Primary Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program will expand to Years 2 – 5. This means that students who are currently in Year 1 and 2 will join the program as of next year. These parent information sessions are designed to provide the parents and carers of our Year 1 and 2 students with all the information they need about the program and answer any questions they may have.  Click on the link below to make a reservation.

Move from Skoolbag to Connect

Due to recent changes by the company that provides access to the Skoolbag communication App, we are no longer able to provide communication to our school community through this service.  The school has made the decision to use the Department of Education supported Connect service.  This change will be effective from the beginning of Term 3, Monday 22nd July.

Connect is a secure online environment developed by the Department of Education for staff, students and parents in public schools.   For you, Connect provides easy access to information relevant to your child’s classes and learning such as assessments, teacher feedback and attendance data.

Schools can use Connect to keep you updated with important information.  Things like up-coming events, excursions, classroom activities, photos and stories can be send to you via email or, if you prefer, via a push notification on your phone.  

The Connect Now app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

You will soon receive your login details via the email address we have on file for you.  If you have recently changed your email address, please let us know by phoning 9350 9588 or emailing so we can update your details.

How do I find out more?

· Check out the short video clip on Connect at

· Parent information sessions will be held early in Term 3

BYOD Parent Information Session

On Thursday evening, 20 parents and community members braved the cold weather and attended our information session on the school BYOD program.  A big thank you goes out to our Year 4 teacher Mrs McDonald and Year 3 teacher, Miss Howard for the presentation they prepared and delivered.  Thank you also to all the other staff members who came along and supported the evening.

Participants got the opportunity to have a hands on experience using iPads in the innovative and creative ways that they are being used in our classrooms.  The session provided a showcase of how our students involved in the BYOD program are focused on using the iPads as a tool to create evidence of learning as opposed to the consumption of online content.  Many of those attending the session had the opportunity to raise concerns and ask questions, which were able to be answered  by staff attending.

As the year progresses, more information will become available to our school community on the growth of our BYOD program into 2020.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me through the office.

Travis Miller, Deputy Principal

Out of Hours School Care (OHSC) onsite at Bannister Creek Primary School

Our service contract with Helping Hands concludes this term.  We have taken the opportunity to review the contract and have talked with a range of OHSC providers.  After much consideration, our School Board has endorsed the decision to partner with Camp Australia to deliver our before and after school and holiday club programs.  The Helping Hands program will cease on the last day of the July holidays, Friday19th July.  Camp Australia OSHC will commence on the first day of Term 3, Monday 22nd July.

The decision to change providers has not been taken lightly and was based on increased partnership links and resources provided to the school.  We are working closely with Helping Hands and Camp Australia to ensure continuity, clear communication and support to families using the service.  Our children are the priority, as we transition to a new provider.

You can register for an account and manage your bookings at or call their Customer Service Team on 1300 105 343.

Coming Events

Tuesday, 4 June Swimming Lessons continue
Monday, 17 June School Board Meeting:  3:15pm
Wednesday, 19 June Assembly hosted by Room 17
Thursday, 20 June Faction Cross Country
BYOD Parent Workshop 6:00-7:00pm
Monday, 24 June Scitech Excursion – Year 1 students
Wednesday, 26 June Winter Carnival
Tuesday, 2 July Semester 1 Reports sent home
Wednesday 3 July Assembly hosted by Room 13
Friday, 5 July End of Term 2


Miss Marshall, our music specialist, is honored to be a recipient of a Public Education Foundation, 2019 First State Super Teacher Scholarship.

This scholarship recognizes Kailee’s outstanding teaching skills and her commitment to professional development in music.  It provides up to $10,000 to support professional learning.  Miss Marshall will use some of the funding to travel to Austria to attend the International Orff Summer School.  This will contribute in developing her Orff Level 4 accreditation. 

2018 Annual School Report

Our 2018 School Report has been endorsed by our School Board.  It is a comprehensive overview of the 2018 school year at Bannister Creek Primary School, please take time to read this document. Paper copies are available from the School Office, it can be emailed on request or it can be downloaded here.

Camp 2019: clothing & equipment list

Camp 2019: clothing and equipment list

• All clothing and belongings should be labelled with a name.
• No phones or electronic devices allowed.
• No money or food is necessary.
• Send an assortment of clothing that can easily be layered if it is cold or removed if it warms up.
Soft travel bag only, no suitcases as we have limited space for storage.

Clothes for camp: enough for four days, include shorts, singlets,
t-shirts, long pants, jumpers and jackets and bathers.
Underwear/socks: enough for four days
Toiletries: towel, soap, toothbrush, hair brush, deodorant etc.(no sprays please)
Footwear: old sneakers, thongs
Other: torch, camera, plastic bag for dirty or wet clothing, raincoat, beanie, hat, water bottle.

Bedding you must bring:
Sleeping bag
If a sleeping bag does not suit your child a sheet and doona.

Click here to download a copy of this list.