Issue 50, 21 May 2021



Ethan Z, Oscar E, Zakk C, Zane C, Sehar K, Manu A, Maia J, Bennett K, Marcus C, Flynn R, Xavier C

Key dates – Term 2 & 3

  • Thur 27 May – Year 5/6 Rail Awareness and Safety Education
  • Fri 28 May – Cross Country
  • Thur 3 June – Year 5/6 Winter Interschool Sports
  • Fri 4 June – Division Cross Country Knox
  • Sat 5 June – Bunnings Parent BBQ (Fundraiser)
  • Thur 10 June – German Cafe open (3:40pm – 5pm, Sebald Centre)
  • Fri 11 June – Student Free Curriculum Day (no students at school)
  • Thur 24 June – End of Term Lunch
  • Fri 25 June – End of Term, finish 2pm
  • Mon 12 July – Start of school term
  • Mon 12-23 July – School nurse visit
  • Fri 30 July – School disco
  • Wed 25 Aug – Year 5/6 Interschool Sports
  • Fri 3 Sept – Year 5/6 Interschool Sports
  • Thur-Fri 9 & 10 Sept – School Production, Karralyka Centre

Principal’s Message

Dear BSPS school families,

Hope you had a great week and enjoyed the terrific weather. The swimming program finished up today with some terrific activities at the pool and I would like to thank the teachers and students for making it such a successful week. Thank you very much to the terrific parent helpers who came every day and well done to Mr. Campbell for the detailed organisation of the week with over 300 students attending, it was the highest number of participants ever!

Next week is choc a block with activities and events as it is Education week. On Tuesday and Thursday (25th and 27th May) we have Open Mornings with tours booked in and I’m proud that our school student leaders will be facilitating some of those tours and giving a ‘student perspective’ to the families experiencing BSPS for the first time.

On Wednesday afternoon (26th May) we have our Learning Celebrations 3:30pm 5:30pm with families booking in online for a 30 minute slot in which students show parents around their classroom and celebrate their learning through their portfolio of work. Please see information emailed out previously if you have not already booked.

If you know of any friends or family looking at schools for their children, please remind them that BSPS has school tours next week and an information night for new/prospective parents on Wednesday the 26th at 6:00pm. 

Drainage Works
Things are beginning to take shape with the continuing drainage works with concreting happening over this weekend. With no more holdups the project should be completed within the next three weeks, no changes to the
fencing and areas of movement around the school at the moment. This will likely change the week after next though. With some other major projects in the pipeline for BSPS, 2021 is shaping up to be a year of improvements
and upgrades.

Just a reminder to everyone that as the colder weather approaches and coughs and sniffles start to develop, it is Education Department (COVID) policy that students not be sent to school. This is extra important at the moment as we have a number of students with compromised immune systems.

I hope you all enjoy the terrific weather this weekend!

Bret Mottrom

International Baccalaureate (IB) News

Open Night: IB Primary Years Programme Presentation

As a part of Open Night on Wednesday the 26th of May, there will be a presentation in the
hall from 6:30pm to 7:00pm. At this presentation I will be speaking about the IB Primary
Years Programme (PYP). If you have any questions about the PYP, please use this QR code or
the link below and send in your questions.

The Library
Open Every Wednesday Lunchtime
For IB schools, the library sits at the heart of the programme. It acts as the hub of knowledge
and information. In 2020 Bayswater South Primary School completed a full renovation of its
school library. Early in 2021 a brand new web based library cataloguing and borrowing system
was introduced. It includes a student interface called Orbit. Orbit allows students to source
resources from anywhere at school.

National Simultaneous Storytime
On Wednesday the 19th of May, interested students at BSPS participated in National
Simultaneous Storytime. NSS is an annual event whereby a picture story book written and
illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is read simultaneously around the country.
This year’s book Give me some space! by Philip Bunting, was read to interested students in
the library. The event marked the first week of the library being open to students on a

Every Wednesday at 11:15am story time will start, then after listening to the story book,
students will have the choice to either stay in the library and read, or head outside to play.
We hope to see many students participating in the weekly story time in the library.

Mother Tongue Book Donations

Since our call out for Mother Tongue book donations last year, there have been many generous donations made by our amazing school community, to our school library. The school has also begun to purchase books in other languages, such as Russian, Spanish and Chinese and remains committed to the building up of books in other languages.

These books have been added to the library system and a new section of the library will be opening soon whereby students can borrow books in other languages. Our need to grow this section of the library continues, and any donations made to our school library are very warmly welcomed. There is a special box placed at the school office to collect donated books.

Thank you,
Karyn Georgios
PYP Coordinator

Leader of the Week

Bayswater South Primary School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision making.

Bayswater South Primary School has zero tolerance for child abuse.

Bayswater South Primary School is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives.

Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.

Every person involved at Bayswater South Primary School has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make .


Our School VALUES are:

  • Respect
  • Empathy
  • Honesty
  • Teamwork
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