A Message From The Principal

One week to go – well actually only four more school days for the students!

We have lots of exciting events organized for the last week of school and look forward to spending a wonderful last week of school with the students to end what has been a difficult year for all.

2022 School and House Captains Announced

Our school and house captain for 2022 were announced at today’s assembly.  Congratulations to the following students:

SCHOOL CAPTAINS

  • Manha S
  • Willow M

SCHOOL VICE-CAPTAINS

  • Gemma B
  • Zeph D

 HOUSE CAPTAINS

  • STRICKLAND
    • Banjo V
    • Ashlyn B
  • CUTHBERT
    • Flynn N
    • Zoe R
    • Hannah R
  • ELLIOTT
    • Kai D
    • Milan B
  • LANDY
    • Indiana O
    • Ryder F

Face Masks 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.

Air Purifiers

Yesterday there were 10 large air purifiers delivered to our school. These have been placed in our classroom spaces.

Vaccination requirements for visitors to school facilities

For all 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.

I remain hopeful that we can see out the school year on site with all measures in place and genuinely appreciate the support of our parent community in keeping everyone safe and well.

End of Year Events update

Our sole priority is to ensure that all students conclude the year healthy and happy to enable all families to enjoy Christmas and the holiday period free of disruption. Please see details of our school events below:

MONDAY
  • ‘Step Up Day’ – on Monday the students will meet their teacher and class for 2022. Most children will come home excited about next year, while some will be a bit disappointed that a friend isn’t with them, or they didn’t get the teacher they had hoped for. We would appreciate your help with working through this if they come home feeling this way. There has been a phenomenal amount of work that has gone into organising these grades and there will be no opportunity to make changes, unless we have made, and error and it only becomes apparent when the children are together. We ask that you please not call or email about you disappointed child wanting them to be swapped to another class. We have done our absolute best and have put a lot of thought and care into these classes.
TUESDAY
  • Year 5 Adventure Park Excursion
  • Prep – 2 McDonald Reserve Excursion
WEDNESDAY
  • Year 6 Adventure Park Excursion
THURSDAY
  • Year 3/4 BOUNCE Excursion
  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS – 3.30pm finish. 3.20pm assembly to farewell the year 6 students
2022 – FIRST DAY OF 2022 for STUDENTS is TUESDAY 1st FEBRUARY.

Staffing for 2022

Staffing for 2022 will be announced on Monday.

This year we wish farewell to Mrs Jessica Andrews and wish her the very best for the birth of her first child next year. Jess has been a leader in this school for many years and she will be missed.

We wish Ms Teri Kymantis the very best for her time at Fyans Park PS next year.

We also farewell Mr Joshua Wilson, who replaced Mrs Casey Hawkins when she went on maternity leave. We wish you all the best Josh.

We wish Mrs Amanda Galluccio the very best as she moves into a Learning Specialist teacher position at Chilwell Primary School.

We wish the very best for our graduating students and farewell the 41 families who leave Bellaire PS for the last time. Thank you for your support over the many years at Bellaire.
We thank everyone for their support, especially during remote learning this year. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful community. As this is the last newsletter for the year, we wish you a very happy holidays and look forward to seeing everyone in 2021.
 THANK YOU and we wish you all the very best.

Suzanne Prendergast

Principal

Whole School News

REMINDER: 2022 Booklist and Voluntary Contributions

2022 Booklists

Please note Booklist Orders placed after Monday, 13th December 2021 will incur a late packing fee of $5.00 per booklist

2022 Booklists are available at http://booklist.paperchase.com.au

School Code: BTSBELLPS

Please ensure you select the correct student year level for 2022

Booklist Order Closes
No orders accepted after Monday 7th February 2022

Cutoff: Orders received after this date will not be delivered to the school until second or third week of February

Parents have the option to purchase the Student Stationery Pack from another business and/or provide their own.

2022 Voluntary Contributions

The school makes every effort to keep the cost of items and activities to a minimum and affordable for all parents.

Schools provide students with free instruction to fulfil the standard Victorian curriculum. We want to assure you that all contributions are voluntary. Nevertheless, the ongoing support from our families ensures that our school can offer the best possible education for our students. We want to thank you for all your support; whether that’s through fundraising or volunteering your time – we appreciate it greatly. This has a profound and positive impact on our school and the programs we are able to offer.

Voluntary Financial Contributions can be made directly to our booklist supplier Paperchase Office National online or directly to the school via QKR, Bpay, Credit Card, Eftpos, or Cash.

We would appreciate Voluntary contributions and payments by Friday 25th February 2022

Payment Options for 2022 Voluntary Contributions

 

Canteen News

We would like to sincerely thank all the school families who have supported the school canteen over this difficult year. Thank you for all the kind messages we have received from students and families. I would like to personally thank Leanne McDonald who has been a tower of strength to me to enable us to continue to provide this service to our school community during difficult times when we were unable to have our valued parent helpers for a significant period of the year. It was a pleasure for both of us to put a smile on the students faces even with a simple morning tea/lunch order.

We would like to acknowledge the following parent helpers whose last child is leaving this year and have helped us over many years:-

Deb Cooper, Kim Fuller, Brigitte Giraud, Kellie Richards, Tania Stiles, Michelle & Chris Totton, Yvette Wingert & Kate Gibson. We have very much valued your help over the years and wish you and your families all the best in the next chapter of your schooling.

To all our Bellaire families have a well deserved break.

We hope to have our very valued parent helpers return in 2022.

With Kind Regards and Merry Christmas

Jenny Page

Canteen Manager

Stuck on You Fundraiser

Please support our school by ordering some fabulous personalised items from Stuck on You.  A great idea for those jumpers and hats that go missing!
Please click on picture to be taken to the website for ordering.

Beleza School Uniforms

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

Community News

Team Kids Holiday Program

Please click on picture to be taken to the program itinerary.

https://teamkids.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bellaire-Primary-Flyer.pdf

Rock to Ramp
Anglesea SLSC

Kick Academy

Students of the Week – Week 10

PLU

  • PDJ Eloise K

  • PHP Billie B

  • PMF Ariana K

  • PSK Penny F

  • PTM Raf K

JLU

  • 1HM Hope V

  • 1KE Braxton H

  • 1KO Isla C

  • 1LS Esme B

  • 2CB Mikaylah H

  • 2CH Zahara O

  • 2JB Hana  C

  • 2JG Kaden S

MLU

  • 3AF Maive M

  • 3JA Bailey E

  • 3LD Iyah C

  • 3TS Sophie M

  • 4AW Pearl S

  • 4KR Isabel K

  • 4ML Amy M

  • 4TC Zahli B

SLU

  • 5AT Indiana O

  • 5ED Xavier W

  • 5LR Ruby C

  • 6AG Kassien K

  • 6DD Cassie D

  • 6DP Jett L