A Message From The Principal

What wild weather we have been having – rain one minute and sun shining the next. We hope all of our families have stayed safe during this time.


The Sentral calendar has all the dates we are aware of at this stage for Term 4. We will add to this as we are made aware of them. Some important dates coming up in Term 4 –


  • Monday 24th October – School Council Meeting 6.30pm
  • Tuesday 25th October – Preps 2023


  • Wednesday 2nd November – First Prep 2023 Transition Session
  • Thursday 3rd November – French Day – school uniform with a ‘touch of French’ (more information to come)
  • Monday 7th November – Year 1 excursion
  • Thursday 10th November – Second Prep 2023 Transition Session
  • Friday 18th November – Last Prep 2023 Transition Session
  • Monday 28th November – School Council meeting


  • Wednesday 14th December – Year 6 Graduation
  • Thursday 15th December – Year 5 excursion
  • Friday 16th December – Reports released, Year 4 excursion
  • Monday 19th December – Year 6 excursion
  • Tuesday 20th December – LAST DAY 2022 1.30pm finish



  • Monday 30th January – FIRST DAY FOR ALL STUDENTS


We are very excited that our Prep transitions begin next week. We have around 78 Preps beginning in 2023.

WORLD TEACHERS DAY (Australia) Friday 28th October

In Australia, due to school holiday dates throughout the country, World Teacher’s Day is celebrated in Australia on Friday 28th October. It is a day to celebrate our wonderful teaching staff at Bellaire Primary School. We appreciate all that they do for our students and families. We are so lucky to have such a dedicated staff at Bellaire.


Congratulations to the students who represented Bellaire at the Regional Athletics on Tuesday. It is an achievement to make it to this level. Mr Canny attended the event to support our students.

On Tuesday, 8 students represented Bellaire in the Regional Athletics at Keilor Park. In beautiful weather, we had some amazing results on the day with an extremely strong level of competition. Well done on making it this far, you should be very proud.

The following student will progress to the state level competition

Congratulations to Indi O who came 2nd in the 12/13 Hurdles.

Alice A who came 2nd in the 11 yr Hurdles and 2nd in the 200m

The 12/13 yr Relay (Indi O, Indi M, Hannah R & Zoe R) who came 1st.

Mr Canny


The shade sails that were taken down for repair and cleaning were meant to be put back up at the start of this term. They came to put them up and there was an issue. They are booked to come back soon.


This year Ms Kite organised for students to put in entries for the National Water Week Competition.

(From the Barwon Water Website) Primary school students from across the region have showcased their creative talents for National Water Week (17–23 October).

In total, we received 320 entries from 10 local schools for the annual poster competition, focusing on this year’s theme “Our water stories”.

We congratulate our following winners.

Category: Yr 3&4

Student: Emily Healy

Prize awarded:  Winner

Category: Prep

Student: Charles Y

Prize awarded:  Second

Category: Prep

Student: Frida J

Prize awarded:  Third

Bellaire Primary School was also awarded a $500 Education Voucher.


We are excited to say we have nearly completed our staffing process for 2023. We have some wonderful things occurring in 2023 for our students. We try to ensure we offer every opportunity and support for the students within our school.

  • The Tutor Learning Initiative will continue in 2023
  • We are expanding our extension / excellence program in 2023 to include lots of opportunities for students throughout the school.
  • We are participating in a Maths research project with Deakin University, strengthening our partnership.
  • We will continue with, what is now called by the Department, a Mental Health practitioner (currently Casey Hawkins is working with students throughout the school).
  • We will continue with employing a Speech Pathologist.


We are very excited that our scarecrow – ‘Ed Sheeran” – won FIRST PRIZE at the Geelong Show Scarecrow competition. Congratulations to the group of students that spent many hours, including lunchtimes, working on Ed with Ms Kite. Ed is currently displayed in our school entry if you would like to see him.


At lunch time we have a scheduled 15-minute eating time, inside, where students have the opportunity to eat prior to heading outside to play.

Previously, at recess time, the students have headed straight outside when the bell goes at 11am. Some students would head straight out to play and not eat any food, as they were excited to play, others would find a place to eat, and others would walk around eating. At the end of last term, we trialled eating inside prior to heading out to play. We found that some students who had never eaten their recess before, as they were too excited to go and play, were now eating their snack and they all had the opportunity to eat prior to heading outside. We acknowledge that there was some miscommunication around food being allowed out at recess, we can assure you that this miscommunication has been. As at lunch, students can take the rest of their food / lunchbox outside if they have not completed their food, however we ask that students are not taking rubbish out with them.


For your diaries – first day of 2023 for ALL students is MONDAY 30th JANUARY.

Suzanne Prendergast


Whole School News

Division Volleyball Competition

On Wednesday the 12th of October, the Girls and Boys Volleyball teams from the Winter Lightning Premiership season were lucky enough to compete in the Division Volleyball Competition. Unfortunately the girls team lost by 2 points and the boys lost by 4 points in their deciding games. We were so close to progressing to Regionals! All the sets were so close. Thank you Miss Parlamentas for making this happen, and thank you Mr Canny for keeping our spirits up whilst we were competing.

Young Writer’s Program

We recently participated in the Young Writer’s program. This program was about us challenging our writing skills and building on creativity. This was a program that we participated in outside of our normal classes. It was very helpful and we learned how to come up with successful ideas for stories. We also learned how to illustrate our stories with expressions. A big thank you to author, Adam Wallace, who came down and helped with our writing. We really enjoyed the experience and seeing his amazing outfits each day.

  • Ruby C and Zoe R

Beleza Uniform Shop

Events Calendar

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Community News

Geelong Sharks Junior Rugby Program

Alexander Thomson Cricket Club

Highton Cricket Club

Geelong Junior Super Comp

Children’s Week Events Calendar



Important Phone Numbers During This Time

Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

Lifeline 13 11 14

Beyond Blue 1300 224 636

Students of the Week - Week 2


  • PDJ Hazel P

  • PHP Billie D

  • PMF Conor O

  • PTM Lily M


  • 1HM Ginger T

  • 1KE Sadie C

  • 1KO Khya E

  • 1LS Ari H

  • 1TS Lola D

  • 2CB Zara H

  • 2SK Duncan C

  • 2JB Taura B

  • 2GN Oneli D


  • 3AW Alfie G

  • 3MM Kaden S

  • 3LD Lowan C

  • 3JL Samual S

  • 4AT Bailey E

  • 4KR Sarea D

  • 4JG Gilbert P

  • 4TC Kitty B


  • 5DP Kylah F

  • 5ED Molly C

  • 5LR Kiani S

  • 5GM Ava T

  • 6JB Neve N

  • 6DD Levi M

  • 6ZP Emily K

Students of the Week - Week 3


  • PDJ Xavier P

  • PHP Bonnie A

  • PMF Isla T

  • PTM Tobias F


  • 1HM Tex R

  • 1KE George R

  • 1KO Katana N

  • 1LS Rey H

  • 1TS Jobe A

  • 2CB Zara B

  • 2SK Thea A

  • 2JB Emma T

  • 2GN Macy T


  • 3AW Leo F

  • 3MM Isla R

  • 3LD Will E

  • 3JL Rosa A

  • 4AT Emun C

  • 4KR Clara D

  • 4JG Mia S

  • 4TC Anara B


  • 5DP Louie B

  • 5ED Emily C

  • 5LR Rainky C

  • 5GM Eva K

  • 6JB Lincoln T

  • 6DD Aika V

  • 6ZP Zeph DH