A Message From The Principal


TERM 1 2024

Tuesday 27th February – Parent / Teacher Meet & Greet 3.50pm – 7.30pm

Thursday 29th February – Parent / Teacher Meet & Greet 3.50pm – 5.30pm

Friday 8th March – Assembly 3pm

Monday 11th March – Labor Day Public Holiday

Wednesday 13th March – Friday 15th March – Year 4 Camp

Monday 18th March – NAPLAN window opens for a week, School Council AGM & Meeting 6.30pm

Tuesday 19th March – Parent Helper Information Session 9am – 10am  (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE)

Thursday 21st March – Cross Country – Years 3 – 6

Friday 22nd March – Assembly 3pm

Tuesday 26th March – Girls Footy (Senior Students)

Wednesday 27th March – Lightning Premiership – Senior Students

Thursday 28th March – Last day of Term 1, 2.30pm

Friday 29th March – GOOD FRIDAY – School holidays

Please note – our Sentral Calendar will keep you updated with events as well as information posted in the newsletter.

WELCOME PICNIC – Friday 23rd February

We are so excited to announce that once again our wonderful Bellaire Parents group have organised a Welcome Picnic for our community – it is TONIGHT!

$10 per family fundraiser for the school organised by our Bellaire Parents group–there are games, a DJ and then the option to purchase food on site.

Bellaire Parents group would love to see you there!

Entry and the FRONT RED GATE only (back entrance will be locked).

We would like to THANK all of our sponsors for the event –

– Highton Vallis IGA

– Harvey’s Fruit & Vegetables

– Woolworths Highton

– Woolworths Barrabool Hills

– Luna Hire [Popcorn Machine]

– Kerrs [BBQ]

PARENT / TEACHER MEET & GREETS – Tuesday 27th February & Thursday 29th February

This year we will be holding our annual ‘Meet & Greet’ sessions at the end of February. Bookings are now open on Sentral.

This is a time to meet the teachers and make the teachers aware of any information about your child you think they should know about your child, as well as the teacher letting you know how they have settled into the year.


This year we are extremely excited to be partnering with The Resilience Project. You may find your child/children coming home and speaking about different aspects of The Resilience Project.

One thing you may hear about very early on is G.E.M. This stands for Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness. Within the classrooms these are referred to in a number of different ways, including G.E.M ‘chats’ with the students at different times of the day. In the newsletter we will be including different information from The Resilience Project.

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS – hosted on site

Bellaire is proud to host Private Music Lessons on-site, providing families with the option to explore musical education for their children. It’s important to note that this service operates independently of the school, giving parents the flexibility to choose and enrol in these lessons at their own convenience and cost.

To ensure a seamless experience, we’ve coordinated with the music lesson provider to schedule sessions after the morning learning block. While we facilitate the hosting of this service, please be aware that Bellaire does not directly oversee the day-to-day operations or supervision of the music lessons.

Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we welcome any comments or suggestions you may have about the Private Music Lessons. Feel free to share your thoughts via the school email address, and we’ll pass them along to the company. Alternatively, you can contact Danniel, cubbyhouserock@gmail.com, directly with any specific concerns or inquiries.


We’re pleased to announce that following the maintenance works carried out late in January, our oval is now officially reopened! This space is not only a vital part of our school but also a place where countless memories are made, and we’re excited to see it bustling with activity once again.

As with any outdoor area, we acknowledge that there might be some challenges throughout the year. To ensure the continued health and vibrancy of the oval, we have implemented an ongoing maintenance plan. This plan is designed to address any issues promptly and keep our grassy expanse in the best possible condition.

Your cooperation and understanding are greatly appreciated as we work together to maintain this wonderful outdoor space for our students and community.


We’re just placed an order for brand new sports equipment that will soon be available for our students to borrow! This addition to our resources aims to enhance the overall sports experience and provide even more opportunities – along with our lunchtime clubs – for the students to do during our break times.

To streamline the borrowing process, our dedicated House and School Captains will be working closely with the Year 6 cohort to manage the distribution and collection of the equipment. Their leadership will help ensure a smooth and efficient system for all students.

We’re hopeful that the new sports gear will arrive soon, and we will provide more information for our students when they arrive.


The second Cubby House has arrived! These Cubby Houses were funded by the amazing fundraising efforts of our community via the Bellaire Parents group last year. They look fantastic in the new area, and they are already getting a lot of use by our students. We thank you all for your fundraising efforts and the work by the Bellaire Parents group, Mr Thomas for the design and the Mt Duneed Men’s Shed for their efforts to build them for us.


Due to a clash, the Parent Helper Information Session will now be held on TUESDAY 19th MARCH 9am – 10am in the OSHC space.


We’re thrilled that the construction works are in full swing!

We understand that construction can bring about some inconveniences, including noise and dust. Please know that we are actively monitoring and addressing these challenges to ensure the safety and comfort of our students. Certain adjustments have been made to minimise any potential disruptions to their learning environment.

Despite the temporary inconveniences, the upgrades and developments planned for this year promise to create an even better learning environment for our students.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during this period of growth. As the construction progresses, we will keep you updated.

Suzanne Prendergast


Whole School News


The Preps have been focusing on our school values: ‘Be Resilient, Be Respectful, Be Kind’. Students are exploring these values while engaging in various activities that support their personal and social development.  

Last week, a number of Year 6 students performed role plays for the Preps to demonstrate the school values during outdoor playtime. They showcased problem solving strategies related to sharing, seeking help, inclusion, and using playground equipment safely.

Our Prep students are adapting well to school routines and gaining confidence when playing outside. A big thank you to our Year 6 students for their collaborative efforts and their continued support through the buddy program. The Preps value their time with their Year 6 buddies and appreciate the guidance they provide in understanding our school community.

Sport with Mr Canny

Today 5 Bellaire students competed at the District Tennis competition at Grovedale Tennis Club.  Blake M, Lachie B, Harvey T and Jack H competed for the boys while Maive M was the only girl representing Bellaire. Special mention to Pierce O who was in the team but injured himself, get well soon!

The competition was fierce between the schools who played but we had some wonderful results. Harvey and Jack narrowly missed the semi finals, only missing by a matter of games! Lachie and Blake progressed through their pools to the final, along with Maive.

Congratulations to Lachie and Maive who progressed through to the Division round to be played in April. Well done to everyone who competed today, you did Bellaire proud!

School Council News

Council received an update on the capital works program, which has now fully commenced following further delays over the summer break. These have now been resolved and we look forward to seeing this work ramp up in the coming weeks.

Council commends the considerable work done over the holiday period on the grounds with the completion of the Gaga Pit, two new cubby houses (built by the Mt Duneed Men’s Shed) and the mulch have improved the ‘dirt’ area outside the BER building.

A range of financial reports and policies for review were discussed and we look forward to working with the Bellaire Parents Group on community and fundraising initiatives over the year.

Finally, we would like to extend a special thank you to Angela Sormaz, Cameron Knell, Alex Forssman and Matilda Fitzgerald for their dedication and involvement on the School Council over the last few years, in particular Angela as a former School Council President for several years. We are grateful for their time, input, and commitment to making Bellaire a better place.


Schools provide students with free instruction to fulfil the standard Victorian Curriculum and we want to assure you that all contributions are voluntary. Nevertheless, the ongoing support of our families ensures that our school can offer the best possible education and support for our students. We want to thank you for all your support, whether that is through fundraising or volunteering your time. This makes a huge difference to our school and the programs we can offer.

Your contributions assist us to enhance and broaden the educational experience for our students. It has allowed us to provide: additional classroom resources, art supplies, science supplies, inquiry consumables including craft items and constructions supplies, sports equipment, online subscriptions including Sunshine Online, Seesaw, JAMF and others.

The School Council understands that voluntary financial support may not be possible for some families. If you are unable or choose not to make financial contributions, please be assured your child will not be disadvantaged or denied access to the resources required to deliver the curriculum. We remain very mindful of individual circumstances, and Bellaire will always provide students with free instruction to fulfil the standard Victorian curriculum.

For those who might still have such means, and have not yet contributed, the School Council asks you to consider making a voluntary contribution for the 2024 school year. Payment plans are available, if that helps. Government funding will always cover the core curriculum however parent contributions are vital to ensure our kids have access to a rich and fulfilling learning environment.

Voluntary contributions can be made through QKR or in person at the school office. Please note that contributions to the School Building Funds are tax deductible.

To check if you have made a contribution refer to QKR and the Activity tab to sign in and see your receipts. If you believe you have paid via EFTPOS or B-Pay contact the school office to check if you have made a contribution. Please make sure you have an approximate date and the amount you would have paid to assist with tracking your contribution. The school office can be contacted at any time if you have further enquiries regarding contributions.

Once again, we are extremely grateful for the contributions of families and community members in helping to provide our students with the best opportunities

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund
Applications Open

Application forms are available from the School Office


We have been made aware that some of our families are having issues with downloading the QKR App on to their Android devices.  We have been in touch with Mastercard and they have advised us that they are working on rectifying the issue.  Alternatively, you can Log In to QKR via a desktop/laptop to make payments.

Allergy Awareness

Community News

Belmont High School Open Night

Grovedale College Open Night

Sacred Heart College Discovery Day 

Geelong High School

St Joseph’s College Geelong Tours

Saint Ignatius College

Newtown City Hockey Club

Western Heights College Information Evening

Western Heights College is a co-educational secondary college focused on learning with best practice in modern facilities and classrooms. Conveniently located in Hamlyn Heights, WHC provides an array of educational opportunities to empower students to strive for success and excellence in their educational, vocational, and personal pathways to discover their “I can moment”.

Please join us for our Information and Open Evening for Year 7 2025 on Wednesday 28th February, 6pm-8pm. The evening will commence with a formal welcome from our College Captains and the College Principal Fiona Taylor, followed by presentations and guided tours of the College. The presentations will share information on the school vision and values, learning and curriculum programs (including the Accelerate Program for High Ability Students, the Specialist Sports Program – AFL/basketball/netball/soccer, and the Aspiring Athlete Program).

The guided tours will enable prospective students, parents and carers to view the college facilities and grounds, ask questions, understand the Year 7 2024 enrolment process and timelines. We look forward to welcoming all guests to our Information and Open Night to discover more about our WHC community. Please RSVP via the link below: https://compasstix.com/e/h6954993kc

Students of the Week – Term 1, Week 3, 2024


  • PHM Mitchell F

  • PED Blair S

  • PMF Dylan M

  • PTM Sian G


  • 1AL Lacey T

  • 1CN Ruby M

  • 1CB Billy R

  • 1JB Shaurya C

  • 2RN Jaikob C

  • 2TC Matilda F

  • 2EP Anna C

  • 2BG Tobias F


  • 3KE Tahlia R

  • 3LM Hiba A

  • 3EL Nyla B

  • 3JG Aya B

  • 3BL Lenny J

  • 4AT Duncan C

  • 4EC Tarli D

  • 4GM NAME

  • 4SM Taura B


  • 5DD Hudson G

  • 5HH Sam M

  • 5DJ Cyrus B

  • 5LD Alex L

  • 6GD Zohan B

  • 6KO Mia S

  • 6ZP Willow W

  • 6AC Gus T

Students of the Week – Term 1, Week 4, 2024


  • PHM Isabelle R

  • PED Sam A

  • PMF Sonny M

  • PTM Thomas K


  • 1AL Levi H

  • 1CN James W

  • 1CB Macy T

  • 1JB Mia H

  • 2RN Emilia P

  • 2TC Hazel B

  • 2EP Anei A

  • 2BG Jacob S


  • 3KE Bradley K

  • 3LM Jack L

  • 3EL Alfie L

  • 3JG Taitum W

  • 3BL Millie E

  • 4AT Paige S

  • 4EC Flynn T

  • 4GM Marli C

  • 4SM Zoe M


  • 5DD Archer R

  • 5HH Freya C

  • 5DJ Vithuli W

  • 5LD Sinbone R

  • 6GD Sunky C

  • 6KO Madi C

  • 6ZP Skye A

  • 6AC Elizabeth H

Students of the Week – Specialist

PE: Thomas P (6AC) & Willow D (5DD) French: Emma A (2TC) & Taura B (4SM)  ART: Darcy C (PTM) & Hassan A (3BL) STEAM: Renzo A (1AL) & Zara H (4SM)