- Principal's Report
- Assembly Award Recipients - Term 3 Week 10
- From the Makerspace - Grade 5 & 6
- Science in Term 3 - Grade 5
- Devonport Basketball Tournament Report - September 2021
- Scholastic Book Fair
- Launching into Learning - Facebook
- Celebrating Nights of Reading
- Schools Triathlon Challenge - Devonport Bluff
- Student Attendance
- Kinder 2022 enrolments
- Launching into Learning - Term 4 Calendar
- School Uniforms, including hats
- 321-GO! event
- Subs for You - Delivered each Wednesday and Friday
Welcome back to Term 4! We hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday and had a chance to rest up before a busy, but exciting Term 4. Please keep up to date with our school calendar as this term has many events, performances, and excursions.
Progress Achievement Tests
Next week is our end of year testing week, students will be participating in Maths, Reading, Spelling and Vocabulary tests over the week. Staff will then be analysing the tests and discussing students' learning progress on the student free day, Friday October 29. If you would like more information about end of year tests, please contact myself or your child's teacher.
We are excited to announce that Breakfast Club is starting Monday 18 October, 8.30am - 9.00am in the Markerspace. We will be serving cereal, toast, and a glass of milk. Breakfast Club is free or a donation of 50c per child can be made to help with on-going costs.
We are hoping that breakfast club can eventually be supported by volunteers. If you are available mornings from 8.15am - 9.15am to help with set-up, serving and pack-up, please pass your name, WWVP number and availability onto the front office.
We are excited to have one of our classroom spaces fully upgraded. The Year 6 area now has new furniture which has completed the upgrades. The upgrades include new wet area, painting, new bi-fold doors, blinds, and furniture. Feel free to pop in a look at the wonderful, refreshed learning space.
The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the library in week 3. Further details in the newsletter.
In Term 3 grade 5s were getting ready for our science expo. I was figuring out which brand of sponge will hold the most water. I got this idea because we did a class experiment on retaining water. I thought it wouldn’t matter what sponge you used because they looked and felt the same. My results showed it doesn’t matter what sponges you use because they all absorbed similar amount of water with very little differences. I recommend buying the cheap one because they all held the same amount of water. Lots of the little kids enjoyed my presentation at the science expo because they could have a go themselves at doing my experiment.
Written by Ruby.
In Term 3, grade 5s conducted their science experiments. We got to have our own theme. My topic was based on facewashes and how well they eliminate negative bacteria on the surface of my face.
The purpose of my experiment was to measure which facewash from a range of seven was the most effective in eliminating bacteria from the skin’s surface and therefore helping to eliminate unhealthy or unwanted bacteria! This would assist people when choosing the right facewash to support healthy skin, with less acne!
I was surprised because the results showed that the 2 cheaper (facewashes b and c) and the third facewash that worked was one of the 2 mid-range facewashes (facewash D).
Written by Tilly
Burnie Primary School were represented by five teams (1/2 Girls, 3/4 Boys, 3/4 Girls, 5/6 Girls and 5/6 Boys) in the recent Devonport Basketball Tournament. All teams participated in the challenging Division one.
The Grade 1/2 Girls team consisted of Charlotte, Ivy, Micah, Elkee, Remi, Miriam, Murphie, Sana, Amarli, Chelsea, Ella and Eden with coaches Elena Bain and Sallyann Marshall. For many of these girls it was their first basketball tournament and first time representing their school. On Saturday the girls played Ulverstone in their first game and came away with a win. In their second game they again played very well but went down narrowly to St Pats. Sunday saw the girls in a Quarter Final at 8.30am however they didn’t mind the early cold start and won their way into the Semi Final which they also managed to win. This saw the girls playing against St Pats again. This game highlighted how much improvement they had made over the weekend and this time they defeated St Pats to be Division One 1/2 Girls champions!!!!
The Grade 3/4 Girls team consisted of Sari, Layla, Harper, Lucy, Zara, Storm, Milla, Halle and Tayla with coach Mark Short. The girls played four games over the weekend which included a thrilling come from behind win which showed the girls' determination and perseverance. The weekend was a great learning opportunity for these girls seven of whom are in Grade three which means they will continue to improve.
The Grade 3/4 Boys team consisted of Elijah, Hudson, Cooper, Ryan, Bentley, Lucas, Archie, Sashan and Louis with coach Stephen Gillam. The boys played two games on Saturday and managed to come away with two wins after some impressive basketball. This meant that they were through to a Semi Final on Sunday. In a high standard and very exciting game they fell just short however should be very proud of their efforts on the court.
The Grade 5/6 Girls team consisted of Olivia, Parisa, Maddie, Sienna, Chas, Brianna, Addison and Inndii with coach Olivia Meldrum. The girls had an excellent tournament. They won two of their three pool games on the Saturday which meant that they were in a Quarter Final on Saturday night. The girls played their first game at 8.50am and the Quarter Final was at 7.40pm. Wow, four games over that time - it was always going to be tough! Unfortunately the girls were two players down. They played well and never gave up but eventually went down. They showed their resilience however when they won their game on Sunday.
The Grade 5/6 Boys team consisted of Oliver, Nash, Tobias, Brooklyn, Johnty, Lucas, Hayden, Oliver and Ryan with coach Tim Kinch. The boys won their two roster games on the Saturday and their final roster game on the Sunday which meant that they were in the Semi Final. They played very well to win this game and now were in the Grand Final against Stella Maris. The game was very close at half time but they were able to hit two three pointers to start the third quarter and never looked back securing a strong victory!!
For these tournaments to occur, we required the assistance of parents/carers.
Thank you to Stuart Bain, Camilla Stretton and James Dick for umpiring and all the managers and parents who took a turn in the score bench.
I would like to thank the coaches Mark Short, Tim Kinch, Stephen Gillam, Elena Bain, Sallyann Marshall and Olivia Meldrum for giving up considerable time to initially train the teams and then the time on the weekends coaching. Whilst everyone enjoys winning, it is the skills that are developed over these weekends that are the most important. Thank you for helping develop skills such as communication, collaboration, perseverance, reflection and commitment within our students.
This year’s Scholastic Book Fair will be held on Wednesday, 27 October in the School Library.
Students will have the chance to have a look at the books, posters, diaries and pens for sale and write a Wish List prior to Sale Day. Parents/Guardians of lower classes are are encouraged to visit the Library with their child between 8.30am - 9.15am or 2.30pm - 3.15pm and all students will have the opportunity to visit the Library during the day to purchase. Parents/Guardians will need to use the Check-in TAS system.
Items can be paid for online anytime or cash only on the 27 October ONLY. This is a great opportunity to start your Christmas shopping.
The School Library benefits with free books provided by Scholastic dependant on the total sales.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
Congratulations to the following students for reaching:
50 nights reading
KS - Peyton
75 nights reading
KS - Scout, Eli, Ivana, Chace
1HC - Evelyn
100 nights reading
KS - Lenny
125 nights reading
1HC - Alexis, Amy
150 nights reading
1HC - Amy
4H - Quinn, Lily, Imogen
175 nights reading
4H - Quinn, Sari, Millie
200 nights reading
4H - Quinn, Sari, Rylee, Millie, Milla, Darcey
It is important that your child feels connected to the school and their class whilst they are convalescing. If a student has been away for two consecutive days the teacher will touch base with the family on the third day. This is a way to support your child to stay connected. This may be a phone call, or via seesaw message. If you would like support before then, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or the office.
If your child is away for more than two consecutive days we ask that you provide the school with a medical certificate or statutory declaration. A statutory declaration form is available from the front office.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
If your child was born in 2017 you can enrol now for Kinder 2022 (applications are available from the school office - 6433 3655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Also, if you know of other families with a child ready for Kinder 2022, please ask them to contact the School office. They must provide proof of address to ensure they are residing in the Burnie Primary School zone area.
Once the school has received the application form and supporting documents, information on the pre-kinder sessions will be provided.
**** We are not taking enrolments for out of area applications at this time ****
The 2021 321-Go! race will be happening, on Sunday November 15th.
This is a not-for-profit event for children between the ages of 5 and 13 who wanted to experience the thrill of running in a community fun run, at a distance appropriate for their age (3km, 2km, 1km). The focus is on running amongst friends/peers & the enjoyment of being active.
Subway is available each Wednesday and Friday.
The Subway Burnie Primary program is proving very popular, so we ask you to check your order is for the correct date required and that you have received a confirmation of the order.
If your child is absent on the day, please make direct contact with Subway Burnie Shop 03 6431 2342 to cancel the order, if possible, otherwise the office can hold for you to collect after 12.30pm.