The end of Week 8 – two more weeks until the end of term 3 (Friday 18th September). Once again, in this unprecedented time, we cannot thank our community enough for working with us to ensure we provide the best possible education and well-being support during this time. By working together we have kept our community connected.
DAN ANDREWS ANNOUNCEMENT – SUNDAY – It seems the whole of Victoria, if not Australia, are waiting with bated breath for the announcement by Dan Andrews on Sunday regarding Victoria’s Road Map to recovery. As I have strived to do this whole time, I will keep you as up to date as possible regarding how this impacts us here, at Bellaire Primary School.
CONGRATULATIONS MRS HELEN WESTON! – As I have announced earlier this week, I would like to take this time to congratulate Mrs Weston on her appointment as substantive Principal at Coburn Primary School. Mrs Weston has been an Assistant Principal at Bellaire Primary School for the past 11 years. She has been an integral part of the Bellaire Primary School community and she will be missed by all. As with many things at this time we are unable to give Mrs Weston the celebration she deserves, however as a staff we will be farewelling Mrs Weston on the last day of day of term – before she starts at her new role on day one next term – along with the School Council at our meeting next week.
LEARNING SPECIALISTS FOR 2021 – It has been a big week of staffing announcements at Bellaire PS! Along with Mrs Weston’s announcement, we also appointed our Learning Specialists for 2021. The Learning Specialists are part of our wider Leadership team and works closely with our teachers and Principal Team to improve teacher practice and impact on improving student learning outcomes. I am pleased to announce that our Learning Specialists for 2021 will be Ms Heather Grass and Mr Ryan Normington.
SUPERHERO DAY! – Yesterday we celebrated Superhero Day! It was fantastic to see so many Superheros running around. At Bellaire Primary School we would like to acknowledge and thank all of our real life Superheros – especially during this time of COVID-19. THANK YOU.
FATHER’S DAY – speaking of Superheros – we hope that all of our wonderful fathers have a very special day on Sunday.
R U OK? Day – R U OK? Day is on Thursday 10th September. Please see the attached resources regarding R U Ok? Day. This year, more than ever, it is important to take the time to ask – R U Ok?
SAMARTIAN HOUSE SUPPORT – This weekend is Father’s Day – a time when we normally celebrate on-site as a school community to celebrate the Dads, Grandfathers and special people in our lives.
For the past three years and as part of this celebration, as a community we have supported Samaritan House through our ‘You are My World’ event hosted by Bellaire Parents and supported by the JSC. I am pleased to announce that we will continue this support this year – remotely. Samaritan House still need our help, arguably more than ever to support their residents through these challenging times. This not-for-profit charity provided much needed food and overnight accommodation for those in our community sleeping rough.
Over the coming weeks until the 16 October, we are encouraging those in our community that are in a position to help to either make an item or financial donation. Every little bit counts and makes a genuine difference to the lives of homeless men in the Geelong community. Because we are unable to accept donations at school at the moment, Bellaire Parents have worked with Samaritan House to set up donation bins at the Highton and Belmont Bendigo Bank branches. Items in need this year include tinned goods, biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar and toiletries.
The Junior School Council had already been advertising and supporting this event, along with Mr Thomas’ fundraising, to form part of the school community’s contribution to Samaritan House this year and will continue to do so when we return to on-site learning. There will be more information on how to make financial and item donations on the Year Level Facebook Pages and in next week’s newsletter.
PREP and JUNIOR RESOURCE PACK PICK UP – we are having our very last Prep and Junior pack pick up for Term 3 on MONDAY 7th SEPTEMBER (next Monday) between 9.10am and 10am in the ‘Kiss and Drop’ Zone.
Take care everyone. We will be in touch after Sunday’s announcement. Have a wonderful Father’s Day with the special people in your life – in person or remotely.