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Bannockburn Primary School News


Welcome Back
As always we will have a full and exciting term ahead. As the term progresses we will be able to share more details of the new school. We hope to be able to provide details on all sorts of operational items.


New School Information Session
There is an information session for the new school to be held at the Bannockburn Community Hub. 

TUESDAY MAY 9th
3:00pm – 6:00pm (drop in anytime)
Bannockburn Community Hub
All Welcome!

It is a drop in session - come and look around, ask questions, complete the surveys. You only need 30 minutes or so.

Bannockburn College
2018 Scholarship Program
Bannockburn College scholarships are awarded to current Year 6 students who demonstrate enthusiasm for learning and commitment to our college values of Curiosity, Achievement, Respect and Empathy. 
•  Academic Excellence Scholarships are awarded to students with outstanding academic achievement and a positive attitude and commitment to learning.
•  Student Leadership Scholarships are awarded to students with leadership qualities and potential which is demonstrated through leadership positions and a commitment to assisting others. 
•  Arts Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in their chosen art, be it drama, performance, and/or musical ability and potential. 
•  Sports Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate excellence and potential in their chosen sport, be it individual or team sport. 

Students are selected through an interview process and information from the student’s primary school.  

Each scholarship is valued at up to $3000 including:
• Year 7 and Year 8 school resource and subject charges
• iPad lease for 2 years, including software and support, extended warranty and insurance
• Year 7 camp 
• College blazer 

For further information please contact Ms Robyn Anderson, Assistant Principal on 5281 1755. 
Application forms can be downloaded from the Bannockburn Primary School Website.

Halogen Young Leaders Day 
In the last week of last term, our grade 6 student leaders attended a youth leadership conference at the Convention Centre in Melbourne. The program consisted of talks, videos and interactive activities designed to help students explore what it means to lead myself and others in today’s world. Our students were encouraged to think about what their values and vision is as a leader and to set goals in order to help them achieve their goals.

Our students were invited to listen to a range of speakers including author and illustrator Matt Cosgrove, the Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Judith Graley, Jade Hameister a 15 year old adventurer and scientist, Josh Richards, who has been shortlisted for a Mission to Mars in 2031. Kieta was even selected to ask one of the speakers a question, which was insightful and well articulated. As expected, our student leaders conducted themselves responsibly, respectfully and enthusiastically, they clearly enjoyed the opportunity to be part of such a worthwhile event. 

Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal
A big thank you to all the families who supported the RCH Good Friday Appeal. We are delighted to announce the school raised $1035.30. This is the most we have raised for this appeal.  

ANZAC Day
Our school has been very busy ensuring we continue to acknowledge the sacrifices made by so many Australians as we commemorate  ANZAC Day. Tess Buyel and Darcy Foran accompanied me to the 85th Annual Schools ANZAC Day commemoration at Johnstone Park where they joined students from across the greater Geelong area in placing a wreath at the memorial.

On Monday our school leaders joined Mrs Ross at the RSL ANZAC service for schools. Mr Payne and the school leaders also led a whole school ANZAC commemoration.

We would also like to thank Mr Ty Chapman who has been speaking to our older students about the ANZAC spirit and more.

Writers Workshop
We have been very lucky to have author, Steph Bowe, take a workshop for some lucky writers. Steph took a break from the Australian wide launch of her latest book, “Night Swimming”, to travel down from Melbourne to run the workshop.

Steph, who lives in Queensland, is also the author of “Girl saves Boy” and “All this could End”. Her first book was published when she was only 16. Steph was a BE INSPIRED speaker last year. She was impressed by our students and their interest in her writing. When she found she would be visiting Melbourne she kindly offered to run a workshop on character development.

Grip Leaders
Our Grade 5 & 6 SRC members attended the GRIP Leadership Conference at the Geelong West Town Hall. Students participated in a range of interactive and practical activities designed to help them develop their leadership skills, gaining insight into how to work effectively as a team to turn ideas into action.

A big thanks to Jane Burns and Shelley Tillson for assisting with the transport on the day.

Dancemob
Each year we have a major incursion linked to the Performing Arts. Past groups include; African Drumming, the Australian Ballet etc.

This year we will have DanceMob. The DanceMob group provide dance and movement workshops across a range of dance types. Each class will have two workshops and also a chance to see a performance. The dance instructors who will be teaching us feature a number of world champions.
DanceMob will be here during the week, Monday, 8th May to Friday, 12th May. 

Curriculum Day
Early notice that there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, June 9th. This is a curriculum day. Staff will be travelling to Mernda to visit Mernda P-12 College, a school that is the same as the new Bannockburn P-12 College. This will allow us to plan for the commencement of the new school. There will be whole day OSHC available on the day.

Pirate Day
Pirate Day is back. On Friday 23rd June, we will be having our Pirate Dress Up Day and pirate activities. Once again we will be selling pirate materials so everyone can get into the swing of things.