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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.


Dear Parents, Carers and Community Members

Welcome to 2019 School Year at Bannister Creek Primary School

Together we can make a difference in our children’s education

 A warm welcome is extended to new families and students to our school community. We have had a settled and smooth start to the school year. It was great to see our students and families again, with everyone excited and happy to see friends and meet their teachers. I’m impressed that we have all children wearing school uniform and most with all their stationery requirements. Thank you parents for your support.
I would particularly like to acknowledge our dedicated staff, many of whom spent a considerable amount of time at school in the holidays preparing classrooms and programs. Sincere thanks to our Administration Team for their commitment and efficient organisation which has contributed to the smooth start.
It is such a pleasure to walk into our school. The school buildings and classrooms are looking great, thanks to the care and effort from our school cleaners and gardener.

2019 Class/School Information Sessions – 21st February 5:45 to 6:30pm

One of the strengths at our school is the support and involvement of parents in classes and school events. In order to inform families of 2019 school direction, we are holding a school information evening for parents of Years 2 to 6 students on Thursday, 21st February.
At 5:45pm, school leaders will present a 10 minute 2019 school overview in the Undercover Area. Parents will then have the opportunity to attend class meetings, where teachers will outline class programs and policies. All class meetings will be held in your child’s classroom in the 6:00-6:30pm time slot. Parents with more than one child will have to prioritise which class meeting to attend.
Teachers will have notes available for parents who are not at the meeting and parents can also book an individual meeting with their child’s teacher for a later date.
If children attend, they have the option of sitting quietly in the class meeting with parents, or they can go to the library where they will watch a movie or play games, supervised by school staff.

Kindergarten Room 1 & 2 Yellow Group class meetings will be held on Wednesday 20th February at 9:00 to 9:30am
Kindergarten Room 1 & 2 Blue Group class meetings will be held on Wednesday 27th February at 9:00 to 9:30am.
Pre-Primary class meetings are also on Wednesday 20th February at 2:00 to 2:30pm.
Year 1 class meetings will be held on 27th February at 3:00 to 3:30pm

Parents are encouraged to attend these sessions; we value your support.

Kind Regards
Lyn Macauley


JB Hi-Fi BYOD Online Portal

Dear Parents/Carers

As discussed in previous newsletters and at Parent Information Sessions, Bannister Creek Primary School will be rolling out a staggered implementation of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program over the next 3 years. This will begin with our 2019 Year 3 and 4 students, who are requested to have a personal iPad for use at school. Parents have an option to take advantage of educational pricing through JB Hi-Fi who will supply Bannister Creek parents with iPads at a reduced cost. Please follow the instructions below to login to their website and see the different options available. A Parent BYOD information book is available here or pick up a copy from the School Office.

Mrs Lyn Macauley
18th October 2018

How it works

The online portal offers a step-by-step navigation. To pre-order your child’s education device simply:

1. Go to

2. Enter your school code  BCPS2019

3. Once logged in, select the relevant student programme.

4. Select your preferred JB Hi-Fi store for pick up, or pick up from your school (where possible).

5. Follow the prompts to choose your device, insurance cover and device accessories.

6. Enter your personal details.

7. Select a payment method and complete your order.

8. If you have any questions, please contact us at or call 1300 730 548.


Welcome Mr Howard Christie – Deputy Principal

I am pleased to inform you that Mr Christie is returning to Bannister Creek PS. He has won a substantive Deputy Principal position at our School and will commence next Monday. Mr Christie has been working at Campbell PS as Deputy Principal for the last 3 years. He is an experienced leader with many curriculum strengths. He is keen to get to know students and is looking forward to becoming part of the Bannister Creek School Community.

Mr Travis Miller is taking a well-earned break. He will be on Long Service Leave this term, returning at the start of the 2019 school year. Ms Paige Goodsell will relieve in the Deputy Principal position.



To celebrate Book Week, we will be holding a Book Week Character Dress-up Day on Friday 21st September. This is the last day of Term 3. Come dressed as a character from any children’s book, don’t forget to bring the book with you!

There will be a parade in the Undercover Area at 9:00am. Families are welcome to stay and enjoy the parade!


Staff Changes

We have a new substantive Deputy Principal, Mr Howard Christie who will commence at Bannister Creek Primary School on Monday 8th October. Mr Christie is returning to BCPS after a 3 year stint at Campbell PS as Deputy Principal.

Mr Travis Miller will be on Leave for Term 4, his Deputy Principal position will be filled by Ms Paige Goodsell.

Mrs Cassandra Stewart has enjoyed the opportunity to work at Inglewood PS as Deputy Principal, she will be returning to teach Year 4/5 Room 14 at the start of next term.



We are hoping for sunny spring weather for our Faction Athletic events next week. These are  major events on our school calendar. Parents and friends are invited to join us to support and cheer on the students.

Tuesday, 4th September – Jumps, Throws and 400m Finals
Please note that not all children will participate in these events, only the top two competitors from each faction, but all students are encouraged to wear faction t-shirts as they will have time to cheer on their factions.
The schedule below is  approximate, as we  aim to move steadily through the events. Events may extend after lunch, if necessary.

8:45am Years 5 & 6
10:15am Years 1 & 2
11:30am Years 3 & 4

Friday, 7th September  Faction Athletics Carnival – Kindy to Year 6 Running Events, 200m Finals and Team Games

The Faction Opening Parade will start at 8:50am sharp, (the school day starts for students as normal in classrooms at 8:40am).  A program of events will be sent home next week; we will progress through the events as quickly as possible.  Please note that times are estimates, we can only guarantee that the events will take place in order.

Students will need to wear their hats, sunscreen, faction T-shirt, suitable shoes to run in (no spikes), bring a water bottle filled with water, energy snack food and have lunch organised.

A picnic lunch will take place on Purley Park from approximately 12:50 to 1:25pm.  Students and parents have the option of a pre-ordered lunch (sausage sizzle or selected canteen items), menus were sent home last week.  Sausage sizzles, food and drinks will also be on sale.  Students will not be allowed to leave their bay to visit parents until the picnic lunch.


7:00am  Set-up, parent help would be appreciated 11:05am Team Games/Tabloids
8:40am Students report to classrooms, as usual 12:50pm Picnic Lunch on Purley Park
8:50am Faction March 1:25pm Students return to Faction Bays
9:00am 200m Finals Years 3-6 1:30pm Champion’s Relays (selected children)
9:15am Kindy & Pre-Primary Races 1:50pm Parent Baton Relay Race
9:30am Year 1 to 6 Races 2:00pm Presentations
10:40am Toddler Race 2:30pm Pack up, parent help appreciated
10:45am Recess