A Message From The Principal



  • Wednesday 7th December – Second transition Session for current students
  • Thursday 8th December – Year 5 Funtastic Fair, Parent Helper Morning Tea
  • Monday 12th December – Current and new students (not 2023 Preps) last transition session – meeting teachers and class for 2023
  • Tuesday 13th November – Prep – 2 Excursion – movies
  • Wednesday 14th December – Year 6 Graduation
  • Thursday 15th December – Year 5 excursion
  • Friday 16th December – Reports released, Year 4 excursion, Year 3 excursion, Last Canteen Day
  • Monday 19th December – Year 6 excursion, furniture / class moving day across the school
  • Tuesday 20th December – LAST DAY 2022 1.30pm finish



  • Monday 30th January – FIRST DAY FOR ALL STUDENTS
  • Friday 10th February – School Photos
  • Monday 13th March – Labour Day public holiday
  • Tuesday 14th March – NAPLAN fortnight window begins
  • Thursday 6th April – last day of Term 2

TERM 2 – first day will be a curriculum day as the second day is ANZAC Day public holiday. Term 2 begins on Wednesday 26th April


On Tuesday we had our first whole school transition session. During this time the students met the teachers who will be teaching those year levels in 2023. This week and next week they will be undertaking sessions with these teachers. On Monday 12th December, 9.10am – 11am the students will be meeting their teacher for 2023 and their class members.

NAPLAN RESULTS – Geelong Advertiser

We were thrilled this week to read the attached write up in the Geelong Advertiser highlighting the achievements of our students in NAPLAN over the last five years. While this news was not surprising, it was pleasing to see our students’ achievements highlighted within the broader community.

This data can be attributed to many factors, some of which include – high impact teaching and consistent practice, genuine student engagement and relationships, along with most importantly the strength of our home/school partnerships.

All students should be congratulated on this fabulous achievement. We are certainly very proud of them all.


What is it?
As part of our inquiry this term, the Year 5’s have been creating wonderful items that can be purchased by students throughout the school. Each Year level will get a chance to come and browse the items at our Funtastic Fair!

When is it?
The fair will be held on Thursday 8th December between 11.30am – 1.30pm.

Where is it?
The fair will be on the Senior Basketball court.

  • Items containing food will be wrapped and packaged.
  • We ask that students bring no more than $5


This has been our first full year since 2019 and it certainly has been a big one!

Our students have been terrific. They have demonstrated adaptability, care, and teamwork throughout this year. I would like to acknowledge the incredible work of all our staff, who have taken on additional roles to support colleagues and always go above and beyond to ensure the kids in their care have had a great day. I am personally extremely happy that we are finally at tender for our Capital Works project, which will mean that we will finally see some progress at the start of 2023.

There has been much to celebrate, and plenty of improvement initiatives implemented within the school. We are very pleased with the progress of these initiatives, and proud of the high performing learning culture that exists within Bellaire.

Please refer to the list below. I wanted to provide you all with an overview of some of these initiatives, which only scratches the surface in regards to the happenings within the school.

Implementation of the whole-school P-6 Health and Wellbeing curriculum

  • Teachers allocate time for this curriculum to be taught each week, which encompasses Resilience, Rights, and Respectful Relationships (RRRR) and school-wide positive behaviours / value-based learning opportunities.

Inclusive Practices, Wellbeing, and Student Support

  • We employed Alex Forssman as our Inclusive Practices Learning Specialist to coach staff throughout the school about best-practice inclusion and differentiation, as well as coordinate and implement Disability Inclusion (DET initiative).
  • Training of school’s therapy dogs (Link and Vinnie) through Lead the Way
  • Continued implementation of start-of-year Learning to Learn program
  • Continued implementation of successful Kinder – Prep and Year 6 – Secondary transition programs as well as our in school transition sessions
  • Development of break-time clubs (through utilising Student Voice)
  • Continued additional supervision of students by ES staff members (Passive Play space, yard duty areas, Library)


  • Employment of Speech Pathologist 1 day per
    • 2023 – Continue employment of Speech Pathologist 3 x days per fortnight, who will also work with a senior/experienced staff member to coordinate and oversee our school’s Oral Language program
  • Employment of Social Worker 1 day per week
    • 2023 – 2 days per week

Learning Support and Extension

  • Continued implementation of school’s Oral Language program
  • Continued implementation of the Tutor Learning Initiative
  • Employment of 15 additional Education Support Staff to work supporting students in classrooms
  • Continuation of Maths Olympiad, coordinated by a senior/experienced member of staff, for high achieving students.
  • Continued participation in the Victorian High Ability Program (VHAP) to provide extension opportunities to high achieving senior students

Teacher Development

  • Continued coaching of teachers by our 2 x Learning Specialists, with a particular focus on improving teacher practice in the area of Numeracy
  • Prioritising classroom inclusive practices coaching
  • Continued focus on classroom differentiation, including task development, student grouping, conferring.
  • Partnered with Deakin University to plan implementation of an interdisciplinary maths and science project with senior students in 2023
  • Cultural Understanding and Safety Training (CUST) Professional development for staff


  • School Camps – 4 x successful camps held throughout the year
  • School Concert – successful held whole-school concert for all year levels
  • Swimming Program
  • Excursions – incursions and excursions held for all year levels
  • Sports competitions – including prioritising sending a staff member to all events
  • Junior School Council – worked hard to provide unique events and opportunities to raise funds and awareness for various initiatives and charities e.g. casual dress / dress up days each term, selling of icy poles,
  • Relocation of school canteen – due to Capital Works demolition
  • Reintroduction of parent helpers into the classroom learning environments

Suzanne Prendergast


Whole School News

2023 Booklist and Parent Payment Information

Our booklists are live and good to go.  Here is the link to our booklist information.


Please follow the instructions below.

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

Please place your order online no later than 11th of December 2022 to guarantee your order is delivered to the school ready for the start of term 1.

  • Orders must be placed by the due date in order for your child to receive their stationery for the first day of Term 1.
  • Orders placed after the due date may NOT be processed until February due to our extremely busy schedule in January. NO EXCEPTIONS

We apologise if you are a new enrolment or missed the due date due to unavoidable circumstances, but the school is aware your pack won’t be ready on the first day of school, so your child should not be disadvantaged.

  • Orders placed after the due date will also incur an additional $5.00 processing fee
  • All stationery will be delivered to the school and cannot be collected from Paperchase.
  • Complete packs only can be ordered through Paperchase. We do not have a walk-in shop and individual items cannot be purchased. All orders must be placed online.
  • You will also have the option to include various Family Contributions with your booklist order.

Please note: Paperchase is only collecting these contributions on behalf of the school if you are purchasing the Stationery Pack. If you are not purchasing the Stationery Pack (or do not wish to include your contributions) you can pay Contributions directly to the school.

Online ordering will close on 1 FEBRUARY 2023.

Online Ordering Procedure

  1. Go to http://booklist.paperchase.com.au
  2. Enter this School Access Code: BTSBELLPS
    Access code must be entered. Searching for school will not work.
  3. Click ‘Create Order’
  4. Enter students first and last name, choose year level from the drop-down list click ‘Continue’.
  5. Click ‘Add Order to Cart’
  6. Your may then either Checkout or Add Another Student.

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*

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

If you elect not to purchase the booklist through Paperchase please ensure children come to school on the first day with the required materials.

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

Mangoes Are Coming!

Last Canteen Day

Friday 16th December

Canteen Thanks


We would like to sincerely thank all the school families who have supported the school canteen over this year.

With much appreciation and gratitude, Leanne and Jenny wish to thank all the parents who have sacrificed their own time to help us in the canteen this year.

A special “thankyou” to  Emma Brooks whose last child is moving onto high school next year and who has helped in the school canteen for many years!.  We will miss your help enormously and wish you and your family all the very best for your high school chapter.

To all our Bellaire families have a well deserved break.

The Bellaire Canteen will reopen for 2023 on Wednesday 1 February.

With Kind Regards and Merry Christmas

Jenny Page

Canteen Manager

Lost Property

Tables with lost property will be placed outside the office, near the ramp from Tuesday 6th December.
If your child has lost a jumper, please come and check.  Thank you.

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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 8


  • PDJ Toby C

  • PHP Finn D

  • PMF Deklyn C

  • PTM Bea M


  • 1HM Jasper L

  • 1KE Julian G

  • 1KO Lenny J

  • 1LS Sukith K

  • 1TS Hannah P

  • 2CB Olive P

  • 2SK Paige S

  • 2JB Vivienne S

  • 2GN Leroy R


  • 3AW Hudson G

  • 3MM Leo L-B

  • 3LD Aaliyan A

  • 3JL Oliver G

  • 4AT Lewis L

  • 4KR Trace L

  • 4ML Maive M

  • 4TC Aubrey T


  • 5DP Harvi C

  • 5ED Miami G

  • 5LR Sirvan  M

  • 5GM Pearl S

  • 6JB Ayda M

  • 6DD Manha J

  • 6ZP Banjo V

Students of the Week - Week 9


  • PDJ Kingsley K

  • PHP Ben S

  • PMF Tom M

  • PTM Jack E


  • 1HM Ruby K

  • 1KE William L

  • 1KO Oscar J

  • 1LS Hannah J

  • 1TS Paddy W

  • 2CB Harper D

  • 2SK Ollie S

  • 2JB James J

  • 2GN Eloise C


  • 3AW Zahara O

  • 3MM Vithuli W

  • 3LD Logan L

  • 3JL Georgia C

  • 4AT Esme D

  • 4KR Summer C

  • 4ML Layni J

  • 4TC Emily H


  • 5DP Peggy G

  • 5ED Paddy F

  • 5LR Leahna R

  • 5GM Dylan M

  • 6JB Emi P

  • 6DD Oliver M

  • 6ZP Lachie W