We kindly remind members of our community to not enter the school grounds before or after school hours or on weekends.  There have been some examples recently where our Department-employed Security Team have informed us that students, families and members of the general public have been on school property outside school hours. Given the current climate and the restrictions in place to manage COVID-19, the only people allowed on site (as per signage) are school staff and school-employed contractors.  If you notice any suspicious activity or people on school property who should not be there, please report it to the Police on 000.  Thank you for your understanding.

A Message From The Principal

What beautiful weather we have had over the last few days. I hope that this is a sign of things to come and over the holidays we can all enjoy time outside with a few friends. We have reached the end of week 9 – one more week until school holidays. What an amazing job our community have done, we thank you all for your support.

RU Ok? DAY – There has never been a more important time to reach out to our friends and family and start the conversation. We loved the touch of yellow from everyone yesterday and hope that everyone enjoyed the sunshine.

LAST DAY OF TERM 3 – Next Friday (18th September) is the last day of Term 3. Students on site will finish at 2.30pm – OSHC is available for those who require it. Please ensure you make a booking.

MRS WESTON – After 11 years of service for Bellaire Primary School Mrs Weston’s last day will be next Friday. The teachers will be giving Mrs Weston a final farewell on Friday. It is a shame that we are unable to give Mrs Weston a community farewell however we know that everyone sends their best wishes for her move to Coburn Primary School.

NEXT TERM – At this point in time on-site Learning will begin again in WEEK 2 of Term 4. More details will come around this resumption to on-site Learning once the final plans have been announced by the Government and the Department of Education.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Suzanne Prendergast


Whole School News

Victorian High Ability Program

It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Jeffrey C, Lily P, Spencer R (Maths) and Ruby M (English) for being accepted into the Victorian High Ability Program. The students were selected by the Department of Education & Training to participate in the program; based on their previous outstanding NAPLAN results and student achievement data.

Leading academics and teachers have collaborated at a State level to create the High-Ability Program. The program will provide an enriching learning experience to challenge and extend these students in English or Mathematics over a 10-week online learning course, beginning next Term.

We wish these students all the best and are very proud of their efforts leading up to selection in the program.

How exciting for Evie K!

Evie’s artwork entry in the Wetland Wonder Competition was recently featured in the Geelong Advertiser – Congratulations Evie on your creativity!




Congratulations to Blake M – Hip Hop State Champion

A HUGE congratulations to Blake M from Junior NL who, after placing first in the preliminary finals, went on to  win the finals and is now the State Champion in hip hop dancing!!  The National Championships in Queensland are not going ahead this year, so Blake won’t have the chance to further represent Victoria, but we wish him all the best for the next competition. It’s an amazing achievement and he is super excited.

The Captains’ Crusade

Each week our student leaders will share a post to the school community with a focus on maintaining connection and having fun. They are looking forward to presenting a new theme each week and involving the other student leaders within the school. Check out this week’s edition below…


Podcast – Dealing with Homeschooling Under Lockdown

Parenting Ideas founder, renowned parenting educator and author Michael Grose joined the ABC Radio Melbourne’s Conversation Hour to answer parents’ questions about homeschooling, missing milestones, and discussing coronavirus with children

The podcast focuses on the themes If it takes a village to raise a child, what does that village now look like while families are confined to their homes.


Parent Education Events

The following information relates to upcoming events / webinars coming up in our Geelong region which you may find useful to participate in.  For more information, visit the Geelong Regional Parenting Service Website

There are two helpful resources to help you support your children during remote and flexible learning.

Raising Learners podcast

The Department of Education and Training has funded a 10-episode podcast series through the Raising Children Network called ‘Raising Learners’. It features parenting experts from organisations including the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Career Education Association Victoria, as well as the Australian eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman-Grant.

Raising Learners provides parents with practical advice, tips and ideas for supporting children’s health, wellbeing and engagement at school and at home. Topics include how to connect with your child’s school and community, how to best support your child’s learning, what to expect for VCE and VCAL students and how to keep your child safe online.

These topics were drawn from common questions that parents raised with the Department’s coronavirus (COVID-19) hotline and Parentline.

The first three episodes will be available on 1 September, and the rest throughout terms 3 and 4. Raising Learners can be accessed via podcast apps and Raising Children Network website.

Managing the Coronacoaster webinar

Renowned child psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is back by popular demand to repeat his Coronacoaster webinar.

On 15 September, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg will again present Managing the Coronacoaster – Tips for building resilient families in the coronavirus era. His first webinar in August booked out in three days, with more than 12,000 registrations.

In this webinar, Dr Carr-Gregg provides tools and strategies for parents and carers to help manage the lockdown period and remote learning. Topics include:

  • your supportive role
  • setting the emotional tone
  • focusing on what you can control
  • how to deal with disappointment
  • more resources and where to get help.

Webinar details

When: 7.30pm, Tuesday 15 September

Duration: 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session

Format: online via live stream

Cost: free

Register for the Managing the Coronacoaster webinar via Eventbrite

Ben Raidme

Assistant Principal

Community News

On behalf of the City of Greater Geelong School Crossings program, we are reaching out for your help to provide support to our school crossings supervisors. It has been a tough year for all and school crossings staff have felt an absence of the school community during this pandemic.

We are hoping that students could write an email letter or draw a picture to their local school crossings supervisors in hopes of raising their spirits. As the school holidays are fast approaching, the City of Greater Geelong would like to receive the email letters and drawings by the end of term, so they can give them to our school crossings supervisors for these upcoming holidays.

All letters and drawings will need to be sent via email to: by Wednesday 16th September. This will ensure the City of Greater Geelong has enough time to email them on to their staff.

We look forward to your help in supporting our school crossing supervisors.

Saver Plus for Eligible Families


Team Kids School Holiday Program will be returning to Bellaire these school holidays.  Contact Team Kids if you are interested in enrolling your child/ren in the program.


Scholastic Book Club Issue 6 is now available for families to order from.  Visit the Scholastic Book Club Website to view catalogues and order via Scholastic LOOP or the LOOP App, and your books will be delivered to the school free of charge, ready to collect in Term 4.  To view the catalogue, click on this link:  Book Club Catalogue

Issue 6 will CLOSE on Monday 14th SEPTEMBER at 4pm, please make sure if you’d like to order, to get your order in by 4pm Monday.

Important Phone Numbers During This Time

Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

Lifeline 13 11 14

Beyond Blue 1300 224 636

Students of the Week


  • PAG Olive P

  • PHP Shayaan A

  • PJB Jet H

  • PKE Flynn T

  • PSP Willa R


  • JCM Tim Nam N

  • JCR Mikaylah H

  • JDD Darien B

  • JDJ Phoebe H

  • JKO Greg A

  • JLS Elizabeth H

  • JMF Spencer C

  • JNL Blake M

  • JTM Archie S


  • MAT Teal L

  • MJC Kylah F

  • MLD Kobi M

  • MLR Xavier W

  • MMC Louis P

  • MRN Abby L

  • MTS Ezra P


  • SAW Jeffrey C

  • SDP Caitlin T

  • SGB Eliza G

  • SKR Will T

  • SML Sophie S

  • SRM Hibiki T