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Dates To Remember

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Every Wednesday
School Banking
Breakfast Club
Week 7 & 8
Parent Teacher
Thur 6 Sept
Chaplaincy Fundraising Dinner?Guest Speaker
Shane Webcke
Week 9
Celebration of Teaching & Learning
Book Fair
Thur 13 Sept
Science Fair
Fri 14 Sept
Jack Reid Shield Rugby League
Book Week Parade
15 & 16 Sept
Samsung Netball Cup
Thur 20 Sept
P&C Disco
Holt Bolt Fundraiser
Wed 17 Oct
Prep Parent Information Session
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The Principal's News

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Inter-School Sport Gala Day’s a Great Success

Our second Inter-School Sport Gala Day for this term was held on Friday 31th August.  Our students participated in a range of sports including touch football, netball and rugby union.  It was wonderful again to receive pleasing feedback about the behaviour and sportsmanship of our students on Friday.  Our coaches reported a significant improvement by all teams in their chosen sports.  We were very competitive across the park.   Thank you to our staff who dedicate a large amount of their own time to coach our teams and congratulations to our students.  Great job Beachmere!



Father’s Day Stall

A big thank you to our Beachmere P&C for organising and running the Father’s Day Stall last Thursday and Friday.   It was great to see our students so excited to choose a gift for their Dads/Grandads or special person in their lives.  We hope all  had a wonderful Father’s Day on Sunday!



Road Safety Week

A big thank you to our local Police Officers, Neighbourhood Watch Volunteers and Road Safety QLD Officers for coming out last Thursday and completing safety checks and labelling our bikes and scooters.  Many of our students also received free safety equipment and promotional materials to spread the Road Safety message!



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 Wednesday mornings in Term 4 from week 3 to week 7.  Should you require further information please contact our friendly office staff on 5433 9222.

Uniform Expectations - Jumpers

Thank you to our parents and students for working hard to follow the Beachmere State School Uniform Policy.  We have been doing a great job with our shorts, polo shirts and hats.  Your support to ensure our students are also wearing a navy blue jumper would be greatly appreciated.  

Celebration of Teaching and Learning Week

Beachmere State School will acknowledge and celebrate Literacy, Numeracy & Science Week from 10th – 14th September (Week 9), aptly known as “Beachmere’s Celebration of Teaching and Learning.”  The following events are currently being organised:

  • Monday 10th September – Open Classrooms 8.45-10.30am (All classrooms will be open for parents to observe and participate in activities with their children).
  • Tuesday 11th September - Scientist Visit
  • Wednesday 12th September – Coin Challenge (Money raised will go toQld Drought Appeal)
  • Thursday 13th September - Science Fair (Come along and view some of the amazing projects which will be displayed in our hall).
  • Friday 14th September– Book Week Dress Up Parade (Students, staff and parents are encouraged to come dressed as a character from a favourite story.  This event will be held in our school hall from 9.00am – 10.00am.  There will be prizes for best dressed students in each  year level).

A flyer will be sent home with additional information soon.  It’s going to be a great week!

Chaplaincy Dinner – Thursday 6 September

Mr Juides is our School Chaplain and works at Beachmere State School three days per week (Mondays – Wednesdays).  “Chappy” Mr Juides provides extensive support for our students, staff and parents through a variety of programs including:

  • Chappy Club – games & activities at lunch breaks
  • Brekky Club – held every Wednesday (7.45am)
  • Social & Emotional Well-being support for students, staff & parents

 Mr Juides is a treasured member of our staff and the support he provides our students is invaluable. 

We need to raise the necessary funds to ensure that our chaplaincy program continues to thrive into the 2019 School Year. 

Beachmere State School will host a Chaplaincy Dinner on Thursday 6 September at the Beachmere Tavern.  The dinner will commence at 6.00pm and will have key-note speaker Mr Shane Webcke.  Shane is a former professional rugby league player, playing for the Brisbane Broncos, Queensland Maroons and Australian Kangaroos.  He is also the Channel Seven sports reporter, a  position he has held since retiring from rugby league.  There are still some tickets left if you would like to attend and show your support for our Chappy.  For tickets, please contact the Beachmere Tavern on 5429 0122 and ask for the Duty Manager. 

Holt Bolt

On Thursday 20 September, we will be welcoming the Holt Bolt team to Beachmere State School.  Registered students will have the opportunity to complete the Holt Bolt obstacle course as many times as they can in 1 hour.  To participate, students need to fundraise from $20 per child. Parents are also able to register and complete the course with their children.  A timetable will be sent home with year level times next week.  To register go to the Holt Bolt website

Attendance is the Key to Learning

Great to see we have had an increase in our average attendance data last week.  We have set an attendance target of 93% for all students this term.  I have included below a student attendance overview per class from last week for your reference. 


It is great to see that 2L, 4/5MC, 5/6B, 5G and 6M achieved above our target in week 7.  Please continue to give your child the best possible start in life by ensuring he/she attends school regularly.

 Yours in Education

Selina Barry


Beachmere State School

“To Soar with Persistence”

Attitude, Effort & Respect 

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The Deputy Principal's News

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On Friday 7th September it is Teacher Aide’s Day. We would like to thank our wonderful Teacher Aides for the valuable work they do at Beachmere. They work closely with teachers to enrich the learning experiences for students. Remember to thank them for the enormous contribution they make to our school.




Book Fair will be at our school during our Celebration of Teaching and Learning Week in Week 9. You will be able to purchase books from Monday 10th September to Friday 14th September in the Hall conference room. Book Fair will be open before school from 8.00am to 8.30am and after school from 2.30pm to 3.00pm. Students will view the book fair books with their class on either Tuesday or Wednesday and complete a wish list. There is a fantastic selection of books available for all year levels to purchase and every dollar helps earn points for the school to buy more books. Books can be purchased using cash, eftpos or credit card.


OPEN CLASSROOMSIn week 9 we will be celebrating teaching and learning by opening our classrooms on Monday 10th September from 8.45am to 10.30am. All parents and family members are invited to visit their children’s classrooms during this time. We hope to see as many family members as we can celebrating the great successes of our students.


This is the last week for students to hand in permission forms to participate in the 2018 Science Fair. Forms need to be returned to the office by Friday 7th September. Currently there are 30 students participating in the fair.


On Tuesday 11th September Dr Derek Van Lonkhuyzen will be visiting our school to work with students in Years 1 to 6.


Our Book Week dress up parade will take place on Friday 14th September at 9am in the hall. The theme this year is “Find your Treasure in Books”. Students, staff and parents are encouraged to dress up as a favourite character. Parent are invited to attend the parade. 


The next Silver Level Book Busters Morning Tea with Ms Barry will be on Friday 21st September at 10am.


Our School Leaders attended a Leadership Forum on Tuesday 28th August at Caboolture East State School. They participated in team building activities with other school leaders from schools in the area. Thank you to Mrs Sorrell for taking our leaders to the forum.


Last week Beachmere SS hosted the Term 3 Deputy Principal’s Network Meeting. We had Deputy Principals from different schools in the area visiting to discuss curriculum, teaching and learning and assessment.

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P&C News

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The cooler months are all but gone but in the meantime keep warm with a warm milo for $1.00. We recently updated our menu so please see the office or the tuckshop if you missed out on a copy. 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 Events

Disco - the disco will be run on Thursday 20 September, 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 so please keep an eye out for posters and flyers containing more information.

Thank you

A big thank you to all that purchased from our Fathers Day Stall. It was a great success and a huge thanks to our volunteers that helped out over the one and a bit days! All money raised goes back into supporting our lovely school  At present we are fundraising for some new playground equipment in our SEP Play Area. Very exciting times ahead

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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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Medication At School

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This is a Legal Requirement

Medication at School 

As per Department of Education policies around medication it has to be in a box labelled with Chemist sticker on it.

· Ensure medication to be administered has medical authorisation  e.g. the original container is labelled ‘Prescription medication’ or ‘Controlled drug’ or the pharmacy label attached to the original container has the prescribing health practitioner’s name.

· After reviewing the pharmacy label instructions on receipt of the medication, if the information contradicts the request form the parent/carer, do not administer medication and seek clarification from the parent/carer.


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Lost Property

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Lost PropertyThe Bins are overflowing with unnamed clothing.

Please come and claim your

lost property


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Head Lice

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They are back!!!     HEAD LICE

It is important to check your child’s head regularly and treat to prevent heads lice from re—infecting.


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School Banking

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Banking Day Is Wednesday



Remember to bring in your bank books on Wednesdays for student banking. To help reward individual savings efforts, every time a student makes a deposit into their Youthsaver account through School Banking, they’ll receive a silver Dollarmites token.

  Once they’ve collected 10 tokens, they can redeem them for one of our exciting reward items.


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