A Message From The Principal

What a week it has been. It has been wonderful to have all the students back. We are so proud of our Year 3-6 students for adapting to wearing masks indoors. We have received the full range of weather this week – this did not stop our Junior School Council from selling out of Zooper Doopers on the first day!

COVID Safe Operations and Visitors to Schools

As previously communicated, students in Grade 3 and above are required to wear face masks, indoors while at school. Face masks are also strongly recommended for students in Prep to Grade 2. The Victorian Chief Health Officer has stated that the mandated wearing of masks will continue to be reviewed and will not be forever. As soon as it is safe to do so, the requirement will be lifted. Please ensure that your child/ren brings a face mask to school each day.

Schools are encouraged to limit the mixing of cohorts and limiting onsite visitors. A reminder that currently parents are not permitted inside school buildings due to density limits unless an appointment has been pre-arranged with your child’s classroom teacher.

Vaccination requirements for visitors to school facilities

Any visitor or volunteers performing work in schools are required to either have had their first dose by the 18 October or, have a booking to receive a first dose by 25 October or, are fully vaccinated by 29 November (unless a medical exemption applies) to attend on site.

For all upcoming school events, all visitors to the school will be asked to comply with vaccination requirements, density limits, face mask requirements, QR code check ins and good hand hygiene.

Parents and carers must also refrain from congregating on school grounds at the beginning and end of the school day. Thank you to all families for your support with this.

We are continuing to encourage and promote physical distancing, regular hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer to ensure the safety of all students and staff.

Year 6 Graduation

The Year 6 Graduation will be held on Wednesday 8th December. Information regarding the Graduation will be released to Year 6 families as soon as we have finalised details. As everyone can understand, things have been changing constantly.

End of Year Celebrations for Year levels

Along with Graduation, we are currently finalising some end of year events for our students to celebrate the ‘year that was’. Families will be informed of details shortly.

Prep 2022 Transition

We are very excited to announce that we will be holding the 2022 Prep transitions on –

    • Thursday 18th November 2.15pm – 3.15pm – The Bellaire Parents group will be providing a welcome afternoon tea for our new parents
    • Thursday 25th November 9.15am – 11am
    • Thursday 2nd December 9.15 – 11am

We can’t wait to welcome our new Preps. Information regarding transition can be found on the website (under Kinder to Prep transition) and also by our Prep 2022 Seesaw group. If you are a Prep 2022 family member and are not a part of the Seesaw group, please contact the office.

Suzanne Prendergast

Principal

Whole School News

2022 Booklist and Parent Payment Information

Bellaire Primary School will be using an online only ordering system for our 2022 booklists with our stationery supplier Paperchase Office National.

Orders will be delivered free of charge to the school for on time orders.

Please place your order online no later than 13th of December 2021 to guarantee your order is delivered to the school ready for the start of term 1.

Late orders placed after the 13th December 2021 will incur a $5 (per booklist) packaging, handling and delivery charge and is not guaranteed to be delivered before the school year starts.

Online Ordering Procedure
1. Go to http://booklist.paperchase.com.au
2. ENTER THIS SCHOOL ACCESS CODE: BTSBELLPS
(Note: School Code must be entered. Searching for school name will not work)
3. Click ‘Create Order’,
4. Enter students first and last name, choose year level for 2022 from the drop-down list and follow the prompts to place your order.

Please check your E-mail for order receipt. If you do not receive email confirmation, please contact Paperchase directly to confirm your order was placed correctly.

PLEASE NOTE: Payment must be made during the online ordering process, by Visa or Mastercard (credit card or debit card accepted). ZIP Pay also available*

Payment will be processed at time of ordering.

If you elect not to purchase the booklist through Paperchase please consult with the school so that your child has the correct items as there may be some items that parents cannot purchase themselves.

* ZIP – Interest free, nothing to pay upfront, flexible repayments. You will need an active Zip account. Conditions apply: https://zip.co/create- an-account

Paperchase Office National – Ph: 03 9034 3930 – booklist@paperchase.com.au – http://booklist.paperchase.com.au

Please find the link below for more information on the 2022 Booklists and Parent Payments.

https://bellaireps.vic.edu.au/2022-booklist-and-parent-payments/

A Message From The Junior School Council

This week was week 1 of 3 weeks selling Zooper Doopers on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes, and what a day to start! 30 degrees and fine all around, meaning we SOLD OUT! We were more prepared on Thursday, once again selling just under 400 Zooper Doopers in 15 minutes. We have made just over $150 this week, so if it keeps up, we will have some really cool prizes we can purchase for our end of year raffle. Remember, all funds from the raffle go to State Schools Relief Fund.

Our biggest challenge at the moment is freezer storage, but we have been very impressed with how polite our customers have been. Thanks for your support everyone!

An Update from Mr Canny

Colour Run

The Colour Explosion is fast approaching! We are a little less than a month away from the Colour Run event on December 3. To those people who have already created an online profile, thank you, we have managed to raise almost $14,000. But we need everyone on board to keep that number growing to be able to purchase outdoor equipment for our students. Fundraising will close on the 26th of November and you will need to choose prizes before the cut off date.

Students will need to start to source a white t-shirt for the day and an alternate wide-brimmed hat.

More information will be coming in the weeks ahead regarding the day itself down how it will be run.

PREP-2 SPORTS DAY

After a false start last Friday we are scheduled to go again on Monday 8th of November. Just a general reminder that students need to have their shoulders covered and shoes suitable for running on Monday. Wide brimmed hats are also required.

We are excited to invite parents to the Prep-2 Sports Day from 2:30pm onwards. We ask that parents sign in using the QR code on the gate.

Beleza Uniform Shop

Fun with role play

Sometimes it’s good to pause and reflect upon the wonderful impact our teachers can have on our students as role models. Here is Esme D channeling Mrs Andrews – teaching style, outfit and even the pregnant belly 😂. We love seeing and hearing stories like this.

Events Calendar

The Whole-School Calendar is available to subscribe to on your mobile device on https://sentral.bellaireps.vic.edu.au/webcal/calendar/3?type=ical

Upcoming Events

Library

A request that all students please return any library books that they may have at home.  Mrs Thomas is in the process of stocktaking the library book collection, so needs all of the books returned.  Thank you.

Students of the Week – Week 4

PLU

  • PDJ Patrick W

  • PHP Ari H

  • PMF Mila B

  • PSK Boston H

  • PTM Alyssa H

JLU

  • 1HM Gabriel M

  • 1KE Paige S

  • 1KO Gracie K

  • 1LS Lenny J

  • 2CB Oscar C

  • 2CH Harry L

  • 2JB Bonnie C

  • 2JG Mason C

MLU

  • 3AF Layni J

  • 3JA Lilly E

  • 3LD Pania R

  • 3TS George M

  • 4AW Mussa B

  • 4KR Louis P

  • 4ML Isla W

  • 4TC Xanthe G

SLU

  • 5AT Pearl T

  • 5ED Edie B

  • 5LR Willow M

  • 6AG Scarlet N

  • 6DD Tor L

  • 6DP Amarli S

Students of the Week – Week 5

PLU

  • PDJ Kade S

  • PHP Erica H

  • PMF Jack L

  • PSK Katana N

  • PTM Violet B

JLU

  • 1HM Roxie J

  • 1KE Flynn T

  • 1KO Austin M

  • 1LS Olive P

  • 2CB Alexander F

  • 2CH Kalan R

  • 2JB Hugh P

  • 2JG Hayley P

MLU

  • 3AF Skye A

  • 3JA Isabella C

  • 3LD Lili D

  • 3TS AJ

  • 4AW Chloe P

  • 4KR Ali J

  • 4ML Finn L-B

  • 4TC Jake VB

SLU

  • 5AT Oliver M

  • 5ED Alice A

  • 5LR Ella P

  • 6AG Trent S

  • 6DD Zara W

  • 6DP Sienna C