Learning STEM at Beachmere SS
Students at Beachmere State School are enjoying the hands-on experiences on offer in the School Community Vegetable Garden. With the support of teachers Mr Leo Murphy and Mr Nick Lowe, and our community volunteers Mr Dave Riley and Mr and Mrs Gynther, students have been investigating a variety of science, mathematics and technology concepts through hands-on, real life activities. If you haven’t had a chance to come and look at our vegetable garden, you should make it a priority!
Prep – Little Pig Houses
On Friday 31st May, we welcomed our prep parents and families into the prep classroom to support the students with the task of designing and constructing a ‘Little Pig House’. The prep students thoroughly enjoyed the morning and I have a sneaky suspicion that our helpers enjoyed it too! What a great way to build on home/school relationships!
P&C Colour Run
Our P&C Colour Run was a great success. Money raised will go towards supporting vital school projects and in particular our SEP playground. A big thank you to all of the students and community who were able to help raise funds for this event. Fundraising prizes will be available in the coming weeks. We would also like to thank all the volunteers for helping out and making it a great afternoon for the students.
P & C Meeting
Our next P & C Meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday 18 June. The meeting will be held in our library from 4pm – 5pm. All members of our school community are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Hit Bingo – Chaplaincy Fundraiser
Our Chaplaincy Committee will be hosting a night of fun and laughs at - Pick the Hit Bingo on 21st June at 6pm in our school hall. If you are interested in booking a table (8-10 people), please contact Di Carpenter on 5433 9222 or email@example.com
Bingo tickets are $15 for the first book and $10 for each book after. It should be a great night, we hope you can join us!
Academic Achievement Ceremony
Each Semester, we recognise and celebrate the outstanding Academic Achievement of Beachmere students during at a special Ceremony. Teachers in Years 1 – 6 will select the highest achieving students in each Learning Area (English, Maths, Science, etc.), based on their academic achievement data to receive the Learning Area Award. Teachers will also select a student from each class who demonstrates the Beachmere State schools values of attitude, effort and respect to receive the ‘Spirit of Learning’ Award. Parents will be notified of award recipients. This special ceremony will be held on Monday 24 June at 1.30pm in our hall. All parents, family members and community are invited to attend.
Let’s Work Together to Improve Our Attendance
We continue to see a drop in our overall attendance, with week 7’s average attendance rate at 86%. We need to work together to improve this rate. The expected overall average attendance rate should be above 93%. Our current rate of 88% is well below this. Your support in helping our school improve the attendance data is appreciated. Please avoid keeping your child away from school for reasons such as:
- visiting family/friends
- sleeping in
- looking after other children
- minor check-ups or appointments that could be scheduled after school
Under the law, parents and caregivers must make sure their children are enrolled and attend school on all school days, unless there is a reasonable excuse. Schools must monitor attendance of students and follow up with parents and caregivers where necessary.
Establishing good routines home routines can assist with regular school attendance. These may include:
- having a set bed time
- having a set wake up time
- uniforms and school bag ready the night before
- having set times for daily tasks such as breakfast, brushing teeth, getting dressed and homework
- sending your child to school every school day, including birthdays and last day of term – from the start of prep.
Let’s work together to improve Beachmere State School attendance. Below is our student attendance overview per class from last week for your reference. Well done to 6B who are all currently above the state target of 92.7%.
Follow us on Twitter:
Beachmere State School has a “Twitter” account. You can follow us on twitter to keep up to date with school news and events. We now up to 208 followers – please encourage your friends and family to follow our school.
School Website and QSchools App
The Beachmere State School Website is continually being updated with Term 2 events. The website enables our school to link with iPhone and Android Apps such as the Queensland Government’s “QSchools” App. The QSchools App is a convenient way to receive up-to-the-minute information from and about schools. The App is designed to integrate with our school website, and allows users to see when news, events and newsletters are posted to their selected school website. The school community can also receive emergency announcements such as natural disasters and school closures through the App. The QSchools App will be particularly useful to parents who have students in different schools, as the App manages updates from multiple schools in a single view. All Queensland state schools are searchable via the app. Further information about the QSchools App can be found at: http://deta.qld.gov.au/about/app/qschools-app.html
Our school website address is: www.beachmeress.eq.edu.au.
Yours in Education
Beachmere State School
“To Soar with Persistence”
Attitude, Effort & Respect