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Dates to Remember

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Breakfast Club
Mon 8 Oct
Term 4 Starts
Tues 16 Oct
P&C Meeting 4.00-5.00 pm in the Library
Wed 17 Oct
Prep Parent Information Session 5.30-6.30pm
Fri 19 Oct
Treasured Stories
Mon 22 Oct
Student Free Day
Tues 23 Oct
Chaplaincy Fundraiser Subway
Wed 24 Oct
Start Prep Transition 9.00-10.00am 5 weeks
Fri 26 Oct
World Teachers Day
Fri 02 Nov
Gala Day 9:00-2:00pm
Fri 09 Nov
Community Day
Fri 16 Nov
Gala Day 9:00-2:00pm
Tues 20 Nov
P&C Meeting 4:00-5:00pm
Tues 27 Nov
QUT Yr 6 Explore Uni
Fri 30 Nov
Cartoon Dave
Students V Teachers
Mon 03 Dec
Yr 6 Orientation Caboolture High
Yrs 1-6 Swimming
03-07 Dec
Mon 10 Dec
Senior Swimming Carnival
Tues 11 Dec
End of Year Concert
Wed 12 Dec
Academic Awards
Yr 6 Graduation
Thur 13 Dec
Yr 6 Incentive Day
Fri 14 Dec
Last Day Of Term
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Teaching Block 2 Renovation

We have been successful with a facilities grant to upgrade teaching block 2.  This work will commence over the holiday break.  The four classrooms will be remodelled, including upgrading teaching walls, built in storage, paint, carpet and furniture.  We are expecting the work to be completed in the middle of Term 4.  Exciting times ahead for Beachmere SS!

Big Improvements in Naplan

We have recently received our school results from the year 3 and 5 National Literacy and Numeracy tests which were completed in May this year.  Parents of children in year 3 and 5 who participated in these tests, should have received their child’s individual results last week.  As a school, we have made some great improvements across the board.  Our mean (average) score increased in 9 areas out of 10 areas tested from 2017 to 2018, with reading being the biggest improver.  It is pleasing to see that our school improvement strategies are making a difference to our student achievement data.  Well done Beachmere!

Jack Reed Cup

Congratulations to our year 4/5 rugby league team who competed in the Jack Reed Carnival at Caboolture on Friday 14 September.  The team won 3 out of 4 games and played well across the day.  Student behaviour was again outstanding and the students did a great job of representing the Beachmere State School community.  Well done boys!

Samsung Netball Cup

Our very eager Beachmere SS netball team travelled all the way to Bundaberg over the weekend to compete in the annual Samsung Netball Cup.  The students had a terrific experience, competing against some fo the best Netball teams in the state.  Well done students.  I would also like to thank Ms Gam, Mr and Mrs Hollinger and Leah Hollinger for giving up a valuable weekend to support our students. 


Using the Crossing - Road

We continue to have safety concerns for students and parents who are not using the supervised crossing to cross over James Road.  Crossing between parked cars is extremely dangerous for both pedestrians and drivers.  We are providing reminders during morning messages, but would appreciate all parents speaking with their children about the importance of using the supervised crossing.

Lioness Fair – Dry Boat Races and School Choir

The Beachmere Lionesses will be holding their annual fair at Clayton Park on Saturday 13 October. They have invited our students, parents and staff to register teams in the Annual Dry Boat Races. There will be three categories – Under 8, 9-12yrs and 12yr – Adults. Teams of four will compete for the Annual Boat Race Trophy. Registration forms are available at the office and Mrs Sorrell and myself will be available in the library on Tuesdays and Thursdays at second break to support students to build their boats. If you are able to attend the fair, please encourage your child to participate. Our School Choir will also be performing at 12pm.  We hope to see you there! 

  Prep Student Enrolment Applications

Our school is about to commence our Prep Enrolment process for the 2019 School Year.  Enrolment packs can be collected from our school office for any interested parents.  We will host a Parent Information Session on Wednesday 17th October at 5:30pm and our Prep Transition Program will run each Wednesdays morning in Term 4 from week 3 to week 7.  Should you require further information please contact our friendly office staff on 5433 9222.


Chaplaincy Dinner – Shane Webcke

Our Chaplaincy Dinner was a great success, with guest speaker Shane Webcke proving very popular. Congratulations to Di Carpenter, Troy Juides and the LCC on a terrific night. A big thank you to our parents, community and staff who were able to attend and the Beachmere Tavern and our local donating businesses for their wonderful support for our school and the chaplaincy program. I am excited to announce that we raised approximately $5000 to support school chaplaincy.  What a great effort!



Holt Bolt

Well done Beachmere.  Holt Bolt will be going ahead on our school oval for registered students and parents from 9:30 -10:30am this Thursday.  Students will need to wear either old clothes, or clothes that can get wet (including shoes) to school on Thursday morning.  They need to bring along a towel, their uniforms to change into after they complete the course.  Students will need a bag to put their wet clothes into.  Please feel free to come along and watch!

Attendance is the Key to Learning

Most classes fell short of our attendance target in week 9 with only 1/2BR making it above 93%.  Well done 1/2BR.  We need to keep working hard on improving our attendance in term  I have included below a student attendance overview per class from last week for your reference. 


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.  This also feeds to our school website page.  We currently have 205 followers Please continue encourage your friends and family to follow our school.

QSchools App and School Website

The Beachmere State School 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:­­ml

Our school website address is:

I would like to thank our school community for your support during Term 3 and wish you a safe and happy holiday break.  School will resume on Monday 8 October.

 Yours in Education

Selina Barry


Beachmere State School

“To Soar with Persistence”

Attitude, Effort & Respect 

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Thank you to parents and students who purchased books at our Scholastic Book Fair last week. Over $2000 of books were purchased from the Book Fair. We will be able to use the points earned to purchase some new library resources.


Thank you to parents and family members for attending our Open Classrooms last Monday morning. It was a great opportunity to celebrate the great work of our students.


The annual Beachmere Science Fair was held last Thursday morning. There were over 30 students who participated in the fair. Thank you to Mrs Sorrell, Mrs Learmonth and Mrs Blake for supporting students with their projects.

2018 Science Fair winners:

Best Display – Emily and Charlee

Most Interesting Display - Amelia and Kiandra


Congratulations to 1/2 BR who created the longest 5 cent line. In total, the 5 Cent Challenge raised over $800 for our farmers. Thank you to all families who donated coins for the challenge.


On Tuesday 11th September Dr Derek Van Lonkhuyzen visited our school to work with students in Years 1 to 6. Dr Derek presented a PowerPoint presentation about Science and completed a Science demonstration. Students then had the opportunity to work at different Science stations. This included using microscopes, making bridges out of pasta and marshmallows and using electrical circuits and light prisms. The activities related to Science units of work that students are currently working on. Thank you to Mrs Gilliland for organising Dr Derek to visit our school and helping with the activities.




Our Book Week dress up parade was on Friday 14th September. Students, staff and parents came dressed as favourite characters from books. Thank you to parents/carers who organised costumes and attended the parade.

2018 Book Week Parade Winners:

Prep – William (Lego Policeman)

Year 1 – Rhett (Spongebob)

Year 2 – Isabella (Tin Man)

Year 3 – Shana, Jaida and Ruby (Three Blind Mice)

Year 4 – Cate (Miss Scatterbrain)

Year 5 – Sienna (Alice in Wonderland)

Year 6 – Kaitlyn (Patrick)

Most Colourful – Laila (Mad Hatter)

Teacher – Mr Lowe, Mrs Malcolmson and Miss Jones (Cinderella and the Ugly Stepsisters)



This Friday 21st September is the next Silver Level Book Busters Morning Tea with Ms Barry. Students will receive an invitation if they are eligible to attend the morning tea.


It has been a very busy Term 3. Students and teachers should be congratulated on their hard work.

Have a great holiday break.

Tennille Knight



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P&C News

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If you have an hour or more to spare, we would love to see more volunteers helping in our tuckshop and your kids would love seeing you there too. The tuckshop operates Wednesday to Friday so please see Katherine (Tuckshop Convener) if you are able to come in from time to time. 

Upcoming EventsDisco - the disco will be run on Thursday 20 Sept. from 5-7pm. The theme this year is "Farmer" and profits raised will be donated to the Farm Appeal. This will be a fun event for the students of the school.




Entry :         $3.00 

Drinks:        $1.50

Sausage Sizzle:              $2.50Image result for image of farmer cartoon


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Chaplains Chat

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I just wanted to thank all those who organised and attended our schools Chaplaincy Support Dinner for everything. Our fundraising dinner was such a great success and our speaker Shane Webcke was fantastic. The food was delicious and the waiters were attentive and helpful. An enjoyable evening for all. We managed to raise around $5000. This money is important to keeping the school chaplaincy at our goal of 3.5 days per week at our school. We are all extremely happy with the outcome and are looking forward to next year’s dinner. Many, many thanks go to all our sponsors  also. We could not have done it without you.

Blessings to you all,

Troy Juides

School Chaplain

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The Queensland Government is undertaking a review of NAPLAN in the Queensland context, to better understand the impacts NAPLAN is having on learning and teaching within the state.

The first stage of the Review, conducted in June 2018, focused on consultation with parents.

The second stage is now underway, with consultation extending to students, teachers, principals and other key education stakeholders across Queensland.

Queensland students in years 3 to 10 are now invited to provide feedback on their experiences with NAPLAN, via an online survey. Students wishing to participate will require the consent of a parent or carer, who can assist with completing the survey at home.

The survey link is available at

This project has received ethical clearance from both the Australian Catholic University and the Department of Education. Further information on the student survey and the Review are provided within the survey link.

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Graduation Raffle

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Year 6 graduation Raffle

Just a reminder that the monster raffle will be drawn on 20th September at the disco. Thank you for all those families that have returned the tickets. If you need more tickets please see the office. If you have not returned the tickets please do so by Thursday morning.

Prizes are as follows:

$30 Myer Gift card

$100 Myer Gift Card

$100 Gift Card - Jazzabelle Hair studio

Selfie Mic – Beachmere Post Office

Aromatherapy Scentsy wax warmer

Harry Potter Hogwarts Pack – Dumbledore Wand, Banner, socks, necklace and plush toy - Bianca Morley Witches and Wizards.

Jewellery Pack – Earrings and Necklace

$20 Beachmere Takeaway Voucher

1HR Horse riding Lesson or 1 HR Raindrop Technique Massage.

$200 IGA Voucher

Family Sizzler Voucher

Thank you to:

IGA, Voss Family, Tyson family, Clark family, Van Der Horst family, Hammant family,        Graham Family, Beachmere post office, Beachmere Takeaway, Bianca Morley, Tanya Tucker and Yuill Family.

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Lost Property

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Lost Property

The Bins are overflowing with unnamed clothing.

Please come and claim your

lost property.



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Book Parade

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What A Big Week!

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Open Class Rooms

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Wonderful to see so many parents, grandparents and carers.

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Science Fair

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Our Future Scientists

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Scientist Visit

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Our Champions

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