- Principal's Report
- Prep Writing Contribution
- Basketball Tournament update
- Student Leadership for 2022
- Squid Games in the Playground
- Kinder 2022 enrolments
- Tactical Tots - Not available Friday 29 October
- Celebrating Nights of Reading
- School Banking - Closing
- 2022 Term Dates
- Burnie School of Irish Dance
- 321-GO! event
We hope everyone is looking forward to a relaxing extra-long weekend with tomorrow, Friday a Student Free Day and Monday the Public Holiday. Teaching staff will be looking at student test results and using this data to help inform end of year A-E results.
On behalf of Mr Dome and myself we would like to say a huge Thank You to the following people for giving up their time to support our students in the basketball tournament. We couldn’t do it without you!
3-4 Girls Mark Short
3-4 Boys Stephen Gillam
5-6 Girls Olivia Meldrum
5-6 Boys 1 Tim Kinch
5-6 Boys 2 Stephen Dome
Elena and Stuart Bain umpiring 3-4 boys
Parents who helped in the score bench and managing teams
Congratulations to the 3-4 and 5-6 boys who are off to the State Championships on the 4th and 5th of December.
End of Year Assemblies
To comply with current COVID regulations we are having three end of year assemblies on Tuesday 14 December. We made this decision based on our capacity and wanting to have as many families as possible to share in the celebrations. The assembly times are;
- Prep - Grade 2 from 9:45am -10:30am
- Grades 3 - 5 from 11:30am - 12:30pm
- Grade 6 from 1:10pm - 2:45pm
Tea and coffee will be available for families between assemblies if you need to attend multiple assemblies.
The Prep to Year 5 assemblies will be ticketed events. Families will initially be able to secure two tickets with any remaining tickets made available on Tuesday 7 December.
Separate information on securing the assembly tickets will be sent out on our school app. next week.
The Grade 6 Celebration assembly is not ticketed with siblings able to attend.
Wow what a great success, we sold around $4500! We are not sure yet how much we have raised for our library, but we are very excited about purchasing new books! Thank you so much for your support!
The Preps have been writing some information texts about our school
- Burnie Primary School has 16 classes in it. Our values are Growth, Aspiration, Respect and Courage. We almost have 400 students. Crazy, right?? Our principal is Ms Cunningham. The playground is the best. Our uniform is dark blue and light blue and yellow. - By Axen – Prep SJ
- At Burnie Primary School, our principal was Mr Starick but our new principal is Ms Cunningham. There is nearly 400 kids. At our school there is above 20 teachers. The colours are yellow and blue and navy blue. There is the playground, the Makerspace and the JMC. By Ava – Prep SJ
- Burnie Primary School is orange and red and it is made out of bricks. There is about 400 kids. Ms Cunningham is our principal. Our values are Aspiration, Courage, Growth and Respect. The places are the playground, the JMC, the forest and the basketball court. Our school street is Van Diemens Crescent. Our colours are yellow and blue. By Iris – Prep S
- Burnie Primary School has sixteen teachers. The school has nearly about 400 kids in the whole school. Our values are Aspiration, Growth, Respect and Courage. Our principal is Ms Cunningham. Our school is red outside. Our school has lots of places. There are the playground and the JMC. Our uniform has blue on it and black and yellow. In the JMC there are two TVs. In the library there are lots of books to read. By Ollie – Prep S
- Burnie Primary is a great place to learn. You learn lots and lots of stuff. There is 400 kids in the school. It is the best school in the world. The playground is very cool. Our school colours are blue and yellow. There is over twenty teachers. There is the Makerspace. There is Prep, there is Kinder, there is Grade 1 and to Grade 6. - By Ashton – Prep SJ
Grade 3-4 Girls Division 1
The 3-4 Girls have had a great weekend. The team consisted of Sari, Milla, Taylor, Storm, Harper, Layal, Hallie, Taylor and Maddie. We were lucky to have the last three girls from a different school join our team.
Our first game was against Port Sorell Primary and we won by about 40points. Our second game was against Somerset Primary, they were a very tough team. We lost by about 13 points.
The next day we played Table Cape Primary. We won by about 20 points and this qualified us for the semi-finals. In the semi-finals we played Stella Maris Primary and we won by 11 points. This automatically put us into the division 1 grand final. In the grand final we played Somerset Primary and we lost by about 10 points. We were runners up (2nd) and everyone got a medal and the School received a plaque.
After the game Mark Short our coach got us all a sundae from McDonalds.
By: Sari and Milla
Grade 3-4 Boys Division 1
Recap:- On the weekend the 3-4 Boys had the North West Basketball Championships it was really fun and a good experience. The people in our team were; Ryan, Elijah, Cooper, Bentley, Sashan, Louis, Lucas, Archie and Hudson. These guys all made great teammates and good friends.
There was one really funny moment when Louis's little brother Milo caught a pigeon when we were having lunch!
The teams we played were; Somerset, Table Cape, Spreyton and Stella Maris.
Whilst we all played very well as a team Hudson had some outstanding games scoring 23 points in one and 24 points in another. All our players scored over the weekend.
We made the grand final against Stella Maris, however they beat us by about 10 points. We still managed to qualify for the State Championships. Overall, it was a great weekend and we enjoyed it lots
By: Hudson and Ryan
Grade 5-6 Boys Division 2/3
The Burnie Primary Boys Division 2/3 Team played 4 games over the weekend. The team was made up of Joshua, Maitland, Dechlan, Blake, Jake, Brodie, Harlen and the coach was Stephen Dome.
On the 23rd of October at 12:20pm at Penguin, the Burnie Primary Boys Division 2/3 side played our first game, was against Circular Head Christian School. It was the first time the team had ever played together. We played very well even though we lost 52-25 a 27-point loss.
Next, we played against Somerset Primary at 4:30pm in Penguin. The end score was 30-16, a loss of 14-points.
At 6:15pm we played at Devonport against Spreyton Primary and ended up losing 50-13. During all of our games on Saturday we got tired in the second half.
On the 24th of October we played in Devonport at 11:20am against East Ulverstone, the game’s final score was a 54-17 win for our team, a 37-point margin.
For the weekend we lost 3 games and won 1 game and over that time we improved a lot.
By: Mailtand and Joshua
Grade 5/6 Senior Boys - recap
From 23rd - 24th of October 2021 Burnie Primary took part in the North West Basketball Championships.
Our first game of the weekend was against our biggest rivals Stella Maris, it was a tight game with Stella scoring heaps on Burnie Primary with a couple of minutes on the clock Burnie were up by 4 points, but we still managed to pull the win off.
Our second game we faced off against OLOL which were much taller and stronger than Stella, around the end of the 1st quarter Burnie managed to get on a roll with a lead of 20 points, and our players scoring heaps of points. We ended the game with a win by 50 odd points.
Burnie Primary third game started off with a tap to Oli and 2 points against Penguin, Burnie were then hyped up and had awesome defence quickly into the game. Burnie got a few touches with the ball and were soon up by a blazing score of 20 points, at the end of the game we had a win, the final scores were Burnie 46 Penguin 19.
On day 2 we had a very early morning game at 8:50am against Port Sorell, It started off very slowly for Burnie but still managed to stick tight with them. At halftime we were only up by about 10 points, we were playing better offence than defence at the moment because we had a lot more fouls than they did. Another win under our belt, now we're off to the grand final, scores were Burnie 46 and Port Sorell 34.
We had a big 5-hour break in between games. In the grand final we were up against our rivals again (Stella Maris). We were up and about in the warmups, fired up about our game. Johnty gave Burnie a good start in tap against Stella, Ryan dribbled up the court and got an AND 1. At half time we were up by around 6 points, then at the start of the third quarter we started to get on a roll and get up again. At that point Stella gave up and Burnie had an easy win against Stella. The final scores were Burnie 55 Stella 23.
(we averaged 48.8 and the other teams averaged 28.8)
WE BROUGHT HOME THE GOLD!
By: Ryan and Oliver
Grade 5-6 Girls Basketball Report
On Saturday 23 October, the 5/6 girls competed in the North West Basketball Championships. The 5/6 girls didn’t do that well in the Tournament unfortunately. They lost three out of three games, but in their last game they started off leading but Circular-Head Primary took the lead at half time.
The first game on Saturday the 5/6 girls played Our Lady of Lords and unfortunately lost by a fair number of points. The second game of the day was against St Brigid’s Primary which was another hard game where the girls had to try hard. The last game was against Circular-Head Primary and at this point the girls had barely any energy left because they had tried hard in their first two games on the day.
Because the girls had lost three games out of three, they didn’t play again on Sunday...... they got to stay home.
Game 1: Our Lady of Lourdes 61-14 and Burnie Primary.
Game 2: St Brigid’s Primary 42-19 and Burnie Primary.
Game 3: Circular Head Primary 36-26 and Burnie Primary.
It was an enjoyable tournament, and it was great to see everyone do their best and enjoy the games. Well done to all the participants.
By: Maddie and Sienna
On Monday 18 October the Grade five students began preparing for their leadership roles in 2022. The Grade 5 with Mr Dome, Miss Hanson, Mrs Meldrum and Mr Woodard spent the morning in the JMC looking at the question of What is a Leader?
From this question we identified, discussed, and reflected upon the qualities that make up leadership. We talked about these qualities being concepts as their understanding of these will change over time. We wrote definitions and discussed with others, we identified positive leaders in our lives and which concepts enabled them to be such great leaders and we looked at quotes about leadership which may have challenged our original ideas of what a leader is.
The Grade 5 will be attending a session at PCYC on the 12 November where they will be able to put these leadership concepts into practice whilst working with others to solve challenges.
Students are also in the process of thinking about the roles they would like to nominate for in 2022 and write their speeches for these roles. The speeches and voting day will be held on Thursday 18 November.
This year we will be making a slight change to the way our leaders are selected. There will be a nomination and voting (students and staff) for the 10 Student Representative Council (SRC) and 6 House Captains roles. Once these roles have been formalised, students who are not elected to the SRC or House Captains positions will be able to nominate for the Library Leader or Sustainability Leader roles and staff will then be selecting students for these roles.
We are unfortunately needing to talk with students from numerous grades about inappropriate games in the playground based on the TV show Squid Games. Whilst it is parental choice to allow your child to watch a MA 15+ show it is negatively impacting on children’s play time whilst at school. We hope you can support us by talking with your child about games that are safe, respectful and appropriate for school.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Mr Woodard.
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 ****
Congratulations to the following students for reaching:
25 nights reading
KS - Oscar
PS - Isabelle, Maddox
50 nights reading
KS - Peyton, Joshua
75 nights reading
KS - Scout, Eli, Ivana, Chace
PS - Ava, Arie
1HC - Evelyn
2T - Amarley
4H - Malik
100 nights reading
KS - Lenny, Hudson, Eli
PS - Patrick
2P - Azalea
2T - Luka
4H - Malik
125 nights reading
KS - Lenny, Hudson
PS - Maddison
1HC - Alexis, Amy
2P - Lucas, Kai
2T - Huntah, Zaharlia
150 nights reading
PS - Ashton, Harry, Ollie, Max
1HC - Amy
2T - Zarin, Torben, William, Lok
4H - Quinn, Lily, Imogen
175 nights reading
PS - Ollie, Harry
2T - Ethan, Willow, Eden
4H - Quinn, Sari, Millie, Romilly
200 nights reading
PS - Harry
2P - Edie
2T - Sana, Kaden
4H - Quinn, Sari, Rylee, Millie, Milla, Darcey, Ella
225 nights reading
2P - Edie, Leo, Olivia, Chloe
4H - Rylee, Darcey
250 nights reading
2P - Edie, Leo, Olivia, Chloe
2T - Murphie
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.