Category Archives: News

Community School Online Survey – We need your feedback!

We conduct community surveys every two years to gain information regarding how parents and carers view our school’s performance.  Our 2020 survey will be conducted over the next 2 weeks. We are surveying parents/carers, a sample of students in Years 4, 5 and 6 and staff.  Please take time to complete this survey, we value your feedback and will carefully consider your views to inform future planning.  We are continually reviewing our performance, focusing on school improvement. 

Your input is needed; the survey link is:  https://www.schoolsurvey.edu.au/s/zwsUYutQ

For parents who are unable to access the online survey link, paper copies are available from the school office.  All surveys, electronic and paper are required to be submitted by 12:00pm on Friday, 30th October.

Coming Events – October/November

Mon 19 OctBook Week commences National Water Week commences
Wed 21 OctAssembly hosted by Room 7 Interschool Athletics Carnival
Thu 22 OctYear 1 & Room 18 Water Tabloids
Fri 23 OctYear 6 ‘Dancesport’ commences
Mon 26 OctP&C Meeting – 4:30pm
Tue 27 OctBaldja Waangkiny Meeting – 2:00 to 2:45pm
Mon 2 NovSchool Board Meeting – 3:15pm
Wed 4 NovMusic Assembly

Important P&C News

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, school community and Natalie, our canteen supervisor superhero.  While other canteens are closing their canteens, our school canteen will open 5 days per week in Term 4, as part of a trial.
If this trial is supported by our wonderful community, then we may be able to open 5 days per week in 2021.
The canteen will be open every school day from tomorrow, Tuesday 13th October.  See Natalie in the canteen for launch specials. For more information about our canteen please click here.

Coming Events – August/September

Wed 19thBYOD Parent Information Session – 6:00pm in the Staffroom
Thu 20thYear 3-5 ‘Dancesport’ commences
Fri 21st Student Council Colours Day Fundraiser
Wed 26thAssembly hosted by Room 11- this will be posted on Connect
Tue 1stYear 6 students depart for camp at Point Peron
Wed 2ndP&C Meeting – 9:00am in the Staffroom
Thu 3rdP&C Father’s Day Stall and Raffle
Fri 4thYear 6 students return from camp
Mon 7thSchool Board Meeting:  3:15pm in the Conference Room

Coming Events – August

Thu 6thEarly Close for Parent Interviews: 11:30am
Fri 7thInterschool Cross Country
Mon 10thSchool Board Meeting:  3:15pm, Conference Room
Tue 11thCommunity Links:  9:00am, Heron Block Baldja Waangkiny Meeting:  2:00pm, Conference Room  
Wed 12thAssembly hosted by Room 13:  8:45am
Thu 13thYear 1 BYOD Information Session:  9:00am
Tue 18thWilletton Interschool Basketball Competition (selected students)

Parent /Teacher Interviews – Early Close Tuesday, August 6th

The Term 1 Parent/Teacher interviews were cancelled due to COVID restrictions.  Our School Board felt it was important to reschedule these, to offer parents the opportunity to connect with their child’s teacher for a progress update.  Students will be released at 11:30am on this day, so teachers can conduct interviews commencing at 12:00pm and concluding at 5:00pm.  Students in Years 4 to 6 are encouraged to accompany parents to participate in the interview, (younger siblings should not attend).  We request that parents book an interview time by following the instructions below.  Additional interviews times are available for parents of students in Kindergarten on Friday 7th August 2020.

All interviews will be held in classrooms or specialist areas and timed for 12 minute discussion times, with 3 minute changeovers.  If parents are unable to attend this session, or more in-depth discussion is required, an alternative meeting date needs to be arranged with teachers.  Children who are unable to be collected at 11:30am will be supervised by staff until 2:45pm.  If your child/children will be remaining at school after 11:30am, please complete the return slip in this newsletter, see Page 3.

PARENT INTERVIEW BOOKINGS

To make a Parent Interview booking, please follow the steps below:

Available from:  9:00am Friday 24th July 2020

Access:  schoolinterviews.com.au

Use Event Code:  jrnbc

· Enter details

· Select teacher

· Select booking time

Kindergarten to Year 6 – Thursday 6th August 2020

Kindergarten Only – Friday 7th August 2020

Staff Changes

It is with mixed emotions that I inform you that Miss Paige Goodsell will be leaving Bannister Creek Primary School.  Paige has won a permanent Deputy Principal position at Campbell PS.

Our Deputy position is fixed term and we have been lucky to have had Paige’s expertise for 2 years.  She has been a valued member of our Administration team, leading many changes in Early Childhood Education and in her Student Services portfolio.  Paige has built relationships with students, parents and staff; we will all miss her positive energy and ongoing support across the school.

I congratulate Paige on this well-deserved promotion and know she will be a great asset to Campbell PS.  Paige’s last day at BCPS will be Friday, 31st July.

Busy Bee – Weeding Moort Boodja

Saturday 1st August – 9:00 to 10:30am

Our classes work hard at maintaining and planting in our bush garden, but winter rains have seen weeds flourish. We desperately need an intensive weeding session and are seeking your help.  The weeds are easy to pull out and many hands will make a big difference.  All family members welcome. 

Please BYO own tools.