A Message From The Principal

What a big few week sit has been! With Division athletics and our first school concert in three years and R U Ok? Day. We look forward to a wonderful last week of term.


       TERM 3

  • Wednesday 14th September – Last day to book in for OSHC for Friday 16th September
  • Thursday 15th September – FOOTY COLOURS DAY and LAST DAY OF TERM 3 for students. Normal 3.30pm finish time.
  • Friday 16th September – No students at school.


  • Monday 3rd October – FIRST DAY OF TERM 4
  • Monday 10th October – Prep 2023 Transition Information Evening 6pm
  • Wednesday 12th October – Prep – Werribee Zoo Visit
  • Wednesday 19th October – GEELONG CUP PUBLIC HOLIDAY
  • Tuesday 25th October – Prep 2023 small groups
  • Wednesday 2nd November – Prep 2023 Transition Number 1
  • Thursday 10th November – Prep 2023 Transition Number 2
  • Friday 18th November – Prep 2023 Transition Number 3
  • Monday 12th December – Whole School Transition Day
  • Wednesday 14th December – Year 6 Graduation
  • Friday 16th December – Reports Released
  • Tuesday 20th December – LAST DAY OF TERM 4 – 1.30pm finish time

STAFFING UPDATE – Baby McDonald on the way!

Congratulations to Mrs McDonald who is expecting her first baby! Mrs McDonald will be finishing the year with 3MM before beginning family leave during the holidays prior to the baby’s arrival.

The staff and I are thrilled for Mrs McDonald, and I am sure you would join with us in congratulating both Mrs McDonald and her husband Ned on their exciting news.


Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents/caregivers/guardians think of our school.  Currently only 20% of families invited have completed the survey and I encourage you to please have your say before next Friday. 

The Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of families’ perceptions of school climate, student behaviour and student engagement.

I encourage all families sent an invitation to participate in this survey this year.  Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.

A random sample have been selected to participate in this year’s survey and have been sent this invitation via email. 

The Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey will be conducted from Monday 15th August to Friday 16th September.

The survey will be conducted online, only takes 20 minutes to complete, and can be accessed at any convenient time within the fieldwork period on desktop computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones.

The online survey will be available in a range of languages other than English. These include Arabic, Vietnamese, Simplified Chinese, Chin (Hakha), Hindi, Japanese, Somali, Turkish, Punjabi and Greek. Last year we used the survey results to inform our whole school Inclusion and Wellbeing approach for all students.


On Tuesday 6th September we had 19 students compete in the Division Athletics competition at Landy Field.  We were so proud of all our students and there were some amazing results. Please see the results below.

Alice A – 1st 200m, 2nd 80m hurdles

Hannah Ri – 1st 4x100m relay

Zoe R – 1st 4x100m relay

Indi O – 2nd 80 hurdles, 2nd high jump, 1st 4x100m relay

Haolei L – 5th 80m hurdles

Indi O – 2nd 80 hurdles, 2nd high jump, 1st 4x100m relay

Quinn W – 2nd long jump, 4th 80m hurdles

Isabel K – 3rd long jump, 8th 800m

Kitty B – 4th triple jump

Hunter N – 7th triple jump

Ella M – 2nd shot put

Indi M – 3rd 100m, 1st 4x100m relay

Oliver S – 8th 200m

Lachlan W – 2nd discus

Jack P – 3rd shot put

Kai D– 1st – triple jump

Maive M – 5th discus

Patrick F – 9th high jump

Amelia P – 4th high jump

If students finished in the top 2 in their event, of which we had 9, they progress to the next stage which is being held on Tuesday 18th October in Keilor. Congratulations everyone!


Over the school holidays we will be undertaking preparations for our Capital Works project. This includes the demolishing of the canteen/PE/uniform shop building. This building contains a small amount of asbestos and therefore we ask all our families to stay off the school site during the holidays when works is taking place. We will not be hosting Team Kids these holidays due to these works. We will send updates with proposed dates when we have more specific information.


What a day and night! It was wonderful to see all of the bright and happy faces of our students performing during the dress rehearsal and then again during the night. Thank you to everyone who attended and made it a special experience for our students and staff. An extra big thank you to Miss Ellie Down and Miss Matilda Fitzgerald who organsied the event with support from Miss Kate Esam and Mrs Maddy McDonald and the whole concert organising committee.

You will find some reflections from our students below.

Wow… there have been a lot of tired faces this week! The dress rehearsal was a blast! The students got a real taste of what it was going to be like on the night. The costumes got better and better as the day went on. After an exciting day, it suddenly got real. The nerves hit everyone….

Early dinners, quick showers and a tad of makeup for Mrs Kennedy and Miss Burns… Just a tad! We all arrived at the arena with butterflies in our tummies, but alot of excitement! The highlight of the night was definitely the teacher’s dance! However, Miss Parlamentas’ scissor kick was the cherry on top!

We know that all the dance moves blew your socks off! But the singing from all the classes really made the show a true Bellaire affair. Macca’s definitely made some business that night! Well done to compares, dance troupe and singing group who sacrificed endless lunchtimes for the concert.

A big thank you to Shen, Tara, Miss Down and Miss Fitzgerald, and the concert committee and many more. The concert could not have happened without you.

Ashlyn (Cleopatra), Willow (Tour Guide 1) and Ruby (Tour Guide 2).

Suzanne Prendergast


Whole School News

Canteen News

Canteen will not be open for the last week of term 3.

Junior School Council News

Footy Colours Day is on next Thursday 15th September
Gold Coin Donation, with proceeds to go to the Fight Cancer Foundation.

JSC will also be running a raffle next week, with fabulous footy prizes to be won!
Ticket will be sold at lunch times, with it being drawn on Thursday 15th.
Tickets are 1 for $1 or 3 for $2.

Beleza Uniform Shop



Events Calendar

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Community News

Kids + Kite Festival

The Kids+ Kite Festival takes place on Sunday October 2 at Rippleside Park. The Festival brings together people of all abilities for a fun, accessible and inclusive day with kids activities including kite flying and face-painting, a giant kite flying display, music and food. Kites are available to purchase through https://kidspluskitesfestival.com.au/. Come fly a kite with Kids+!

Soccer Holiday Camp

Click on the image for further information.

Sacred Heart College – Year 7 2023 places available!

SHC has added an extra class stream for Year 7 2023. We have new places now available for families wishing to enrol their child at Sacred Heart next year.

Enrolment applications can be completed online via the College website: https://www.shcgeelong.catholic.edu.au/admissions/apply

If you have any questions, please email Ebony Courtney, College Admissions Officer  on admissions@shcgeelong.catholic.edu.au or
phone the school on 5221 42111

Geelong Sports Hub

Geelong Baycats Baseball

Students of the Week – 8


  • PDJ Gus D

  • PHP Siobhan G

  • PMF lsla N

  • PTM Lottie E


  • 1HM NAME

  • 1KE Stevie W

  • 1KO Hunter L

  • 1LS William T

  • 1TS Lilly W

  • 2CB Emmerson D

  • 2SK Marli C

  • 2JB Autumn B

  • 2JG Hope V


  • 3AW Faith B

  • 3MM Eva C

  • 3LD Bloom C

  • 3JL Issei K

  • 4AT Liam S

  • 4KR Isabel E

  • 4JG Amirali M

  • 4TC Angus J


  • 5DP Lillian C

  • 5ED April C

  • 5LR Jack J T

  • 5GM Ava T

  • 6JB Ben S

  • 6DD Drew T

  • 6ZP Ashlyn B

Students of the Week – 9


  • PDJ Jeremiah T

  • PHP Stevie H

  • PMF Emilia P

  • PTM Sophia H


  • 1HM Claire M

  • 1KE Cooper G

  • 1KO Miles G

  • 1LS Harry M

  • 1TS Eliza B

  • 2CB Emy N

  • 2SK Paddy S

  • 2JB Archie G

  • 2GN Jack J


  • 3AW Ayla C

  • 3MM Samuel M

  • 3LD Mikaylah H

  • 3JL Eva A

  • 4AT Bonnie P

  • 4KR Mahler D

  • 4JG Isabella C

  • 4TC Reem A


  • 5DP Lana F

  • 5ED Ben F

  • 5LR Mussa B

  • 5GM Madaline E

  • 6JB Alex M

  • 6DD Hannah R

  • 6ZP Alice A