A Message From The Assistant Principal

It has been a busy and exciting fortnight at our school with many noteworthy events and activities taking place. I would like to take this opportunity to highlight some of these.

Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we take a moment to reflect on the special women in our lives and the invaluable role they play in our children’s lives. As we prepare to celebrate this special day, we give thanks for all the love and care that our mothers, nannas, aunts, and other special women have provided us throughout our lives. On this day, we celebrate all those who have mothered us and cared for us. For some, this will be a birth mother to whom we express our gratitude. For others, it will be the women who raised us, who were our mothers in childhood – a grandmother, an older sister, aunt, stepmother, an adopted mother, or someone else.

We also remember those mothers who are no longer with us and celebrate their influence in shaping who we are today. We think of those who are missing someone very special.Let us thank all the mothers and special women in our lives, not just on this day, but every day. Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Lunchtime Clubs

Our lunchtime clubs for Term 2 have been communicated to students, after great success trialling the implementation of this in Term 1. There are a wide range of options available for students to choose from. These clubs provide an excellent opportunity for students to explore their interests, make new friends and have some fun during their lunch breaks.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

We encourage all of our students to participate in the Premiers’ Reading Challenge. The benefits of completing the challenge are many, and provides our students with another platform to demonstrate their love for reading and a commitment to developing their literacy skills. Information about this was sent out last week.

Education Week

Education Week is fast approaching, and we are excited to be hosting an open afternoon on Wednesday 17th May from 2.30pm-3.30pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents and guardians to come and see the fantastic work our students have been doing in class, as well as to meet our dedicated teaching staff.

Outdoor Spaces

We are thrilled to see some exciting developments in regards to our school’s outdoor works. A shade sail has now been installed outside our Year 3 and 4 classrooms, which will enable our students to enjoy their playtime while staying safe and protected. We have also commenced our landscaping works, which we believe will greatly enhance our school’s terrace area. We would like to thank all of our parents and guardians for their continued patience and understanding during this period of work. We understand that it may cause some disruptions, but we are confident that the end result will be worth it.

Years 3-6 Athletics Day

On Tuesday we held our Years 3-6 Athletics Day at Landy Field. This event was a fantastic opportunity for our students to showcase their athletic abilities, as well as to build team spirit and sportsmanship. Congratulations to all students for their outstanding performances. I would also like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our teachers and support staff in organising the event, particularly Mr Canny. It is through days like these that we can foster a sense of community within our school, as well as promote the importance of physical activity and healthy competition.

Mrs Prendergast 

Mrs Prendergast will be going on a well-deserved period of leave. We wish her all the best during this time and look forward to her return in Term 3.

Thank you for your continued support and involvement in our school community. We look forward to keeping you updated with all the latest news and events in the coming weeks.

Ben Raidme

Assistant Principal

Whole School News

A Letter from School Council to the Bellaire Community

Council met for their first meeting of Term 2 on Monday 8th May.

It was our last meeting for the term with Suzanne in attendance prior to her upcoming Long Service leave.  We wish Suz a wonderful break and trust she will enjoy the time spent with her family before returning in Term 3.  The School Council looks forward to supporting Ben and Abbey during the period of Suze’s absence.

The Capital Works Project continues to progress, and we remain hopeful that we can share some positive news with you shortly. The Terrace Works project has commenced and once finished this space will be a great addition to the play spaces and sporting facilities within our school grounds.  Also, this week saw a new Shade Sail added to the outdoor space outside of the Middle Learning Unit, offering more sun and wet weather protection for the Bellaire students.

The Bellaire Parents Group have been working hard on the upcoming Trivia Night.  The online auction goes live today, and the details will be made available to all members of the School Community.  Please view the array of amazing items up for grabs and know that all monies raised will go directly towards supporting the Student Wellbeing Program and outdoor play spaces and new outdoor areas to compliment the new build.

The High Voltage private music lessons offered to students has received an overwhelming response and to ensure there is ongoing adequate space, the school will shortly benefit from a dedicated portable space to support these lessons.  Thank you to all that have supported this extra-curricular offering and we hope the students that are participating are enjoying their time spent in this program.

Should you wish to contact me, as a member of council I am always available to support any queries or concerns you may have.  Please feel free to email me via kristylaazic@gmail.com or feel free to leave a message with the office and I can get in touch.

Kristy Lazic
Vice President
Bellaire School Council

Bellaire Parents Group

There has been a lot of work happening behind the scenes as we edge closer to our Trivia Night which is happening on Saturday 3rd of June.  The event is now sold out, but if you did not secure a ticket then do not despair as we are so excited to announce that our Silent Auction and Mega Raffle are NOW LIVE! Anyone in the wider school community can get involved in our biggest fundraising event of the year by bidding on some amazing items in the silent auction or going in the draw to win over $1,700 in prizes in our raffle.  All proceeds will go towards the student wellbeing program at the school, and we are excited to work closely with staff and students to make the best use of all monies raised.


Silent Auction 

To browse items on offer please go to https://www.32auctions.com/bellaireprimary

If you would like to make a bid on any item, simply follow the steps to create an account. Successful bidders will be notified and will need to make payment for the item via the Bellaire Qkr! App to secure their purchase.  Keep an eye on your emails as you will receive notification if you have been outbid during the course of the auction. Bidding will close at 10pm on Saturday June 3rd.

There are lots on offer from vouchers at some of your fav local stores, to a skateboard, kids art classes, parties, holiday programs and so much more.  There is also some artwork up for auction and we plan to have these pieces on display in the office from next week if you would like to take a look in person.

Mega Raffle

Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10 and can be purchased via Qkr!

With 1st prize being a luxury Mercedes Benz hire for the weekend and a night’s accommodation at Mantra Lorne (valued at over $1,000) – you must be in it to win it!!  Don’t forget that tickets can be purchased for friends and family too.

For those attending the Trivia Night, we will be holding a live auction of a few special items on the night- so stay tuned for more info.  We also have Spin the Wheel with more prizes and other games and fun on offer – it is gearing up to be a great night out!

We are so grateful to our sponsors who have so generously donated over $15,000 to this fundraising event.  Make sure you follow our Socials for updates and for more information on these generous businesses as well as all of the prizes up for grabs.

Our Bellaire Community Donations

We would like to give a special shout out and thank you to our wonderful school community businesses that have given very generous donations:

  • Aniseed
  • Astrid Lempriere Visual Art
  • BLT Jewellery
  • Chris de Hoog Artist
  • Danny Boy Distillery
  • The Doula Plan
  • Flowers in her Hair
  • Frankie Say Relax
  • Geelong Gas Company
  • Geelong City Osteopathy
  • Julia Makes Cakes
  • Laura Patterson Hair
  • Melanie Powe Hair
  • Melina Takes Photos
  • Mount Pleasant Brewing
  • Nutshack
  • Spalding Roofing

Other News

Lastly, in other news our raised money from the Hot Cross Bun drive has now been spent on new sandpit equipment for the P-2 levels and new sporting equipment for lunchtime hire for the 3-6’s!

BPG Mega Raffle and Silent Auction

Walk Safely To School Day

School Concert 2023

This year our school’s concert theme is Disney. It will be held on the 7th of September at the Geelong Arena. Below is a list of which of the classes and their dance themes. More information will be to come at the beginning of Term 3. Classes will begin dance practise from week 4 of this term.

If you have any questions, please contact your classroom teacher and they will pass it on to the concert organisers.

Student Early Arrival

Parents are reminded that our school yard is not supervised prior to 8.45am.  A number of students are getting dropped off too early.
If your child is found to be in the school yard, they will be taken to OSHC at full fee cost to parents.

Parking Request

We understand the difficulty of parking around the school at the end of the day.  We ask that parents are mindful of parking legally. The kiss and drop at the front of the school is a 2 minute parking zone.  There are also other restrictions around neighboring streets.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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Separation anxiety

Separation anxiety in children is quite common and can be a sign of a close attachment with their caregivers. Therefore, we expect some level of developmentally appropriate separation anxiety in children. However, if the separation anxiety becomes excessive, it can impact on the child’s daily functioning. Here are some tips on how parents can help manage separation anxiety:

  • Encourage your child to talk to you about how they are feeling. Ask them if there are any specific issues that are causing or increasing separation anxiety
  • Develop a clear morning routine for your child at home. Predictability encourages children to feel safe and in control
  • Avoid lengthy goodbyes at school. Sharing a special goodbye hug and reassuring them you will be back to collect them in the usual spot at the usual time is enough

Separation anxiety is generally short-lived, although the behaviour associated with it can be uncomfortable to witness as a parent and hard to ignore, students often settle quickly once they are greeted and redirected by their teacher

Casey Hawkins

Wellbeing Coordinator

Community News

ArtistiCat Online Art Classes

Students of the Week – Term 2, Week 2


  • PHM Jasper R

  • PHH Frankie T

  • PMF Roy C

  • PTM Aidan B


  • 1TS Gus D

  • 1EM Xavier M

  • 1LS Frida J

  • 1CB Billy S

  • 2SK Mahan G

  • 2DP Lenny J

  • 2JB Oliver M

  • 2EP Jasper C

  • 2CN Oscar J


  • 3AW James J

  • 3BL Vivienne S

  • 3LD Reef O

  • 3KE Raff M

  • 4AT Jaseyn P

  • 4EC Layla K

  • 4JG Hugh P

  • 4TC Tom C


  • 5DD Arley O

  • 5DJ Bonnie P

  • 5ED Isabel E

  • 5GM Jaiman U

  • 6JB Mienna O

  • 6KO Paddy F

  • 6ZP Maddie E

  • 6LM Oskar VS

  • 6RN Finn A

Students of the Week – Term 2, Week 3


  • PHM Albie N

  • PHH Jenson F

  • PMF Mila B

  • PTM Hamza A


  • 1TS Acacia B

  • 1EM Sarah K

  • 1LS Isla N

  • 1CB Charlie S

  • 2SK Jacob E

  • 2DP Violet B

  • 2JB Vivienne D

  • 2EP Mille E

  • 2CN Penny F


  • 3AW Gabriel M

  • 3BL Paddy S

  • 3LD Luke C

  • 3KE Tessa H

  • 4AT Harriett A

  • 4EC Ollie G

  • 4JG Aiden G

  • 4TC Vithuli W


  • 5DD Milene VDV

  • 5DJ Harvey T

  • 5ED Jack P

  • 5GM Paige S

  • 6JB Poppy M

  • 6KO Isla W

  • 6ZP Ollie S

  • 6LM Jackson I

  • 6RN Priya A

Specialist Awards

STEAM: Jenson F (PHH) & Noah R (5DJ)

FRENCH: Kaden S (4TC) & Liam M (3LD)

ART: Charlie A (5DJ) & Emma A (1CB)

PE: Ilya K (2JB) & Elizabeth H (5ED)