- Principal's Report
- Student Representatives for 2022
- TSTS Science Competition
- Primary Schools Triathlon Report
- Grade 1 Devonport Excursion
- Launching into Learning End of Year Celebration
- End of Year Assemblies - booking process
- Celebrating Nights of Reading
- Launching into Learning - Tactical Tots
- Not returning for 2022
- Burnie United Football Club - Pre-season training information
- Cocoon Paediatrics Team - Holiday Program
We were very privileged to attend another outstanding performance this week, this time by our eMUSicians. It was a fun interactive concert, that showcased not only our students' musical talents but their dancing, singing, and acting. I hope that Burnie Primary School students will continue to support this great organisation and audition to be a 2022 eMUSician.
Student Leaders 2022
Our school leaders for 2022 are finalised. The Grade 5 students showed tremendous courage when presenting their aspirational speeches to students and staff. All speeches were of a high calibre, and all should be extremely proud of themselves.
Congratulations to our 2022 SRC members, House Captains, Library Monitors and Sustainability Leaders.
The full list of successful candidates is in this newsletter.
Tasmanian Science Talent Search Competition
Congratulations to all our students who entered in TSTS competition. All entrants did an outstanding job, and a special congratulations to the place getters.
The full list of winners is in the newsletter.
Thank you to all our volunteers who helped organise and run our BBQ lunch. There were around 400 sausages cooked and 50 vegie burgers! That is an amazing effort.
End of Year Assemblies
Don’t forget to secure your tickets to the end of year assemblies via the links in the newsletter. Extra ticket availability will be announced in the Week 9 newsletter.
Staffing for next year will be announced in the Week 9 newsletter.
Student Representative Council (SRC)
- Nash Hammond
- Tilly Blake
- Jem Stretton
- Alicia Ross
- Isabella Luck
- Ellie Rayner
- Johnty Dynan
- Piper Townsend
- Erin McIlfatrick
- Ada Duncan
Curraghmore – House Captains
- Max Redman
- Pippa Beaumont
Wyona – House Captains
- Amarli Stubbs
- Harlen Timmins
Oakleigh- House Captains
- Ruby Cunningham
- Maclan Baker
- Chelsea Ritch
- Kyron Barker
- Lucas Kinch
- Sharon Oloruntoba
- Keira Wheatley
- Hannah McIlfatrick
- Jayda Morgan
- Layla Smith
Here are the award winners from the recent TSTS Science competition.
This year’s topic for the Tasmanian Science Talent Search was ‘Food: Different by Design’. In 4H, we created a photographic essay to share our knowledge about food production, sustainable agriculture and biosecurity. We used the learning assets of thinking, researching and self-managing to sort out and make conclusions about what we know about food production in Australia. A photographic essay tells a story or creates an emotion using photos and captions. We enjoyed learning about different ways to communicate and how to present our photos in an eye-catching way. We were excited to hear that Kirilyn Hawley and Ella Dick received Merit awards for their entries, Zoey Keygan came equal third and Millie Constantine came 1st place across all Grade 3-4 Photographic Essay entries
First Place - Millie Constantine – Fruit Fly Disaster
Equal 3rd – Zoey Keygan – Ocean Outrage
Merit Award – Kirilyn Hawley – Sugar, Sugar, Sugar
Merit Award - Ella Dick – Compost and Landfill
Grade 5 and 6 chose a topic for an independent research investigation. We were scientists looking for ways to solve or improve problems in the everyday world. Some of the problems we investigated included how to reduce bacteria on surfaces, the effect of various music styles to calm people and how best to prevent erosion. We learnt a lot about the process of scientific investigations and the different ways to present our findings. We presented our work to other grades at a science expo in our JMC and some students chose to submit their work to the Tasmanian Science Talent Search. It was a pleasant surprise to see that Tilly Blake received a 1st place and Jem Stretton received a 2nd place in the Tasmanian Science Talent Search. Congratulations to all the participants for showing courage in sharing your learning with others.
First Place – Tilly Blake – Festy Faces
Second Place – Jem Stretton – Reaching for the Stars
Merit Award – Nethani Lowe, Nate Bligh, Fatma Ahmed – Flying Further
Merit Award – Amarli Palmer, Sana Shrestha – Trash to Gas
Merit Award – Paige Jacobson – Dirt Busters
What a magnificent day it was for the Primary Schools Triathlon. Burnie Primary School was represented by 43 courageous students who eagerly participated in this very challenging event either individual, in a team or both. All of our students participated with great determination, supported each other amazingly well and represented BPS with respect.
Our team consisted of Billy, Louis, Hudson, Johnty, Nash H, Harry, Jem, Nash A, Joshua, Ryan, Tobias, Hayden, Oliver R, Maitland, Oliver D, Brooklyn, Paige, Quinn, Zoey, Ellie, Amarli, Kobi, Bentley, Archie, Sashan, Ella D, Milla, Sari, Oscar, Ella V, Elijah, Brodie, Lucas, Ruby, Sienna, Isabella, Layla, Keira, Ada, Charlotte, Erin. Alicia and Tilly B. Unfortunately, Samantha who was sick and Tilly E broken arm!! were unable to join us and participate in the team’s event. I would like to thank Zoey and Jem who after participating in the individual event also joined a team filling in for Samantha and Tilly E because “I don’t want my friends to miss out”. What thoughtful students we have at BPS.!
Whilst participation was the theme of the day, we did have some outstanding achievements; Amarli 3rd Joshua 4th and Hudson 5th in their respective individual races and the team of Louis, Hudson and Sashan winning the teams event in their section.
The tall player in the photo is Brisbane Bullets Chinese import Chuanxing Liu
Grade 1 went on an excursion to the Devonport art gallery to view their collections as a celebration of their "beautiful stuff" inquiry. Students had a great time and finished the day with a play at the Mersey Bluff.
Yesterday, our Tunes for Tots and Tactical Tots visited Zodiac Gymnastics in Burnie. It was fabulous to see children being active, risk takers, cooperating, and enjoying time with their families and friends. We finished our celebration at the Burnie Park where we all enjoyed a picnic, parachute fun and singing. A great day was had by everyone!
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. Please click on the year group graphic below to take you to the booking site.
Congratulations to the following students for reaching:
50 nights reading
KH - Lana, Hamish
75 nights reading
KH - Hamish
KS - Peyton
4H - Elijah
100 nights reading
KH - Olivia, Addisyn
KS - Ivana
125 nights reading
KH - Darcie, Olivia, Saxon
KS - Eli
1HC - Eli
150 nights reading
3FJ - Gwen
175 nights reading
3FJ - Zara
225 nights reading
4H - Sari, Millie, Ella, Milla
250 nights reading
4H - Darcey, Ella, Rylee
Please advise the school office in writing : firstname.lastname@example.org if your child/ren are not returning for 2022 academic yearr This will allow us time to complete school/class planning for 2022 in Prep - Grade 6.
Do not hesitate in calling the school should you have any questions.