Specialists

BPS Reading Challenge

Date: May 15, 2017 Author: Fred Vanderwerf Categories: Library, What's Happening 0

BIRMINGHAM READING CHALLENGE It is wonderful to see a lot of students taking part in the competition. As we have just started, it is still not too late for the others to join in. The challenge runs until the 8th of September, which gives everyone plenty of time to complete it. Students can read any…

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The Power Of One

Date: May 13, 2017 Author: Fred Vanderwerf Categories: Feature Post, Special Programs, What's Happening 0

On Wednesday two actors define bullying as any situation where, because of a power imbalance, systematic behavior occurs that is HURTFUL, PURPOSEFUL, and REPEATED where one person picks on another with the intent to cause harm and isolation. The actors explain that they will be acting out skits to show children the negative effects of…

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Grade Six Electric Car Grand Prix..

Date: March 28, 2017 Author: Fred Vanderwerf Categories: Feature Post, Fun Things, Special Programs, Year 6 1

On Tuesday the 28th of March the Grade Six children raced their Electric cars. There were lots of races. It was a great day. There were lots of teams… We loved racing the cars against each other… It was a great day… Here is a video of one of the many races…

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Prep Picnic

Date: March 3, 2017 Author: Fred Vanderwerf Categories: Feature Post, Fun Things, Prep, Special Programs, What's Happening 0

On Tuesday 28th February the Preps had a picnic after school. Everyone had a wonderful evening having their picnic on the oval, patting all the baby piglets, chicks, calf and lots more babies. It was a great night. Thanks to the Prep teachers for organising the night. One of many great community events that will…

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Travelling Boat Project

Date: January 2, 2017 Author: Fred Vanderwerf Categories: Feature Post, Special Programs, Student Leaders 1

‘TRAVELLING BOAT’ – ANTI-BULLYING PROJECT’ On Monday 12th December 2016 Birmingham Primary School (BPS) launched a very exciting project. About 3 years ago BPS joined local schools in the area (such as St Mary’s, Mt Evelyn Primary and Yarra Hills Secondary) in the Bully Stoppers Project. This allowed Grade 6 student leaders to come together…

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Term 4 Working Bee…

Date: December 3, 2016 Author: Fred Vanderwerf Categories: Feature Post, Special Programs, What's Happening 0

Thirty-eight mums, dads, boys and girls helped at the working bee on the 26th of November. We mulched in front of the grade 5 and 6 building and at the front of the school. The Prep/One sandpit was cleaned out so that a new sandpit can be built next year. All the other sandpits were…

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We won the District Swimming Carnival

Date: November 15, 2016 Author: Fred Vanderwerf Categories: Feature Post, Sport, What's Happening 1

Birmingham Primary School won the Lilydale District Swimming Carnival last Thursday. There were 60 children that attended from Grade 2-6. It was a great day. We won the shield… We loved the excitement and were so proud when won against the other schools…

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Grade 3 Camp

Date: October 30, 2016 Author: Fred Vanderwerf Categories: Feature Post, Special Programs, Year 3 0

From Wednesday 19th till Friday 21st, 98 grade 3 children and 10 staff went to Gundiwindi Lodge Camp. The weather, food, activities, rooms, bed bunks and lots more was great. All the boys and girls had a wonderful time. Below are some photos taken on the camp. We all boarded the bus… Lots of happy…

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New Classrooms – Term 4

Date: October 1, 2016 Author: Fred Vanderwerf Categories: Feature Post, LOTE, What's Happening, Year 4 0

Over the holidays the grade 4 portable was replaced with a new state of the art portable. The LOTE room was refurbished inside and outside and looks like a new building. The Grade 4 rooms were funded by DET and the LOTE room was approved and funded by our School Council. Below are some photos……

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Boys and Dads Night

Date: June 5, 2016 Author: Fred Vanderwerf Categories: Feature Post, Fun Things, Special Programs, What's Happening 0

On Thursday 2nd June over 100 boys and dads (big brothers, uncles, cousins and grandfathers) had a wonderful night doing various literacy activities in the library and some  classrooms. Everyone listened to an AFL representative talk about the importance of literacy for jobs when boys grow up. He stressed the importance of reading especially with…

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