A Message From The Principal

Welcome back to Term 3! We hope that everyone has a relaxing break and has come back refreshed for Term 3.

We acknowledge that there have been, and still are, several students, teachers and their family members recovering from the flu/COVID and we wish everyone a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming you back to school soon.

As always it will be another incredibly busy and exciting term with a myriad of happenings taking place across the school.


Monday 18th July – Friday 22nd July – Year 1 & 2 swimming begins (45min lessons)

Tuesday 26th July – Wednesday 27th July – Year 3 camp – Queenscliff

Friday 29th July – PREP 100 DAY celebration – Assembly 3pm

Tuesday 2nd August – Parent / Teacher interviews (more information about booking to come soon)

Monday 8th August – Wednesday 10th August – Year 6 Camp – Melbourne

Friday 12th August – Assembly 3pm

Monday 15th August – Wednesday 17th August – Year 5 Camp – Kangaroobie

Friday 19th August – BOOK WEEK celebration

Wednesday 24th August – Curriculum Day

Friday 26th August – Assembly 3pm

Tuesday 6th September – School Concert

Friday 16th September – LAST DAY OF TERM 3 – 2.30pm finish


We would like to welcome Mrs Cathy McHenry as our new Business Manager.



There have been changes to the vaccination requirements for mainstream schools that came into effect from 11.59pm Friday June 24th. There are no longer any mandatory vaccination requirements for staff or visitors working or attending mainstream schools.

Rapid Antigen Tests

We will still be receiving deliveries of RATs in both Terms 3 and 4. These will be distributed to students and staff upon arrival and are encouraged to be used by staff and students who are symptomatic or household contacts.

All students and staff will receive a RAT kit on Friday this week followed by additional testing kits every two weeks.

Face Masks

The current advice from the Victorian Government is that it is recommended face masks are worn in all indoor settings, except for close contacts, who must wear a mask indoors unless an exception applies.


Over the holidays we have had a number of students compete in competitions. We love hearing about how they have gone!

As mentioned at assembly prior to the holidays Poppy M was going to compete in the Australian Junior Gymnastics competition in Queensland. We would like to congratulate Poppy on her fantastic effort!

Over the holidays Blake M competed in the Victorian hip- hop competition. Blake came first and will be competing in the Australian championships. We congratulate Blake and wish him the very best!


 Over the holidays we had a few things completed at school. We had a number of things done in preparation for the building works that will begin before the end of the year. We also had new playground soft fall put in in every playground.

Over the holidays Mr Raidme, Mrs Loney and I met with the architects. We are getting closer to going to tender with the capital works project every day. We can’t wait to let you know the start date for the build. Next week the students and teachers will be voting on colour schemes for the new classrooms.


This week we would like to acknowledge all of our new students who have started at Bellaire recently. We have had a number of families that are new to the area and have enrolled their children in our wonderful school. Any kind of change, particularly starting at a new school, can be daunting and nerve wracking for some however the students have had positive starts at our school. In addition to that, we thank and acknowledge the amazing effort of their peers and teachers in welcoming the students and ensuring that they are feeling comfortable in their new surroundings.


We are writing to remind you that the yard is not supervised until 8.45am. We are getting a number of students being dropped off at 8.20am or earlier. If you need to drop them off early please book them into OSCH. If they are here early they will be put into OSHC at parents expense. Thank you for your support with this. We want all our students to be safe and supervised while at school.

Suzanne Prendergast


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Students of the Week - Week 1


  • PDJ Isaiah L

  • PHP Charlie S

  • PMF Elsa J

  • PTM Lily M


  • 1HM Charlie D

  • 1KE Sam W

  • 1KO Marlee P

  • 1LS Hiba A

  • 1TS Aidan H

  • 2CB Olive P

  • 2SK Liam M

  • 2JB Evie K

  • 2GN Imani R


  • 3AW Anna N

  • 3MM Audrey M

  • 3LD Will E

  • 3JL Heath M

  • 4AT Chelsea M

  • 4KR Haolei L

  • 4JG Arley O

  • 4TC Henry N


  • 5DP Owen M

  • 5ED Malin S

  • 5LR Sirvan M

  • 5GM Sierra S

  • 6JB Holly P

  • 6DD Ella M

  • 6ZP Xavier W