Beeliar News: Pop Neville’s Visits to TA3 & TA4

On Thursday 6th August TA3 and TA4 were very fortunate to have a visit from Aboriginal Elder Neville Collard. He is the Great Grandfather of Levi from Miss Claessen’s class.

First, Levi introduced his Pop Neville and he welcomed us to country in Nyungar. Then, Pop Neville taught us about our native animals and we learnt their Nyungar names. Some of the animals were yonga (kangaroo), booladalung (pelican), maali (black swan) wardung (crow) and weitj (emu). Pop Neville also told us a story from the Dreamtime about how the Maali (black swan) came to have black feathers and a red beak. We also discovered the Nyungar meaning of the word, ‘Beeliar’, which is ‘creek’.

Pop Neville brought some yonga skins along and a Native Indian headdress made with Western Australian feathers which we all had fun trying on. We then went into the wet area where our hand was painted in the colours of the Aboriginal flag and we put our handprint onto the skin of a yonga.

The students and staff of TA3 and TA4 would like to thank Pop Neville and Levi very much for coming and teaching us about their Nyungar culture.

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Pop Neville returned on Monday 10th August to make damper. First we washed our hands and went out into the wet area. Pop Neville added self raising flour, warm water and milk to the bowl. Levi and Pop Neville mixed the damper. Then the damper was turned out on to a tray and flattened. After it looked like a pancake, Miss Salinas put the damper into the oven for 25 minutes to cook. Pop Neville explained how Nyungar people would cook it in a fire. Soon everyone smelt a delicious smell and Pop Neville broke the damper into many pieces. He kindly brought plum jam, golden syrup, butter and honey and the children and teachers were able to choose which topping they would like on their damper. Everybody said it was the best damper that they had ever tasted!

The students returned to TA4 and Pop Neville showed us weapons and tools such as a kylie (boomerang) which is used to hunt yonga, a woomara (spear thrower) and he showed us a bowl that was around 100 years old. We had to try to guess what the carving on the bowl represented and finally Pop Neville told us it showed a map.

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Beeliar News: Term 3 Updates

Fathers Day Video

We would like to share a video of all our fabulous Beeliar Dads for Fathers Day. If you have a great photo of you and your child/ren, could you please email it to Beeliar.ps@education.wa.edu.au by Monday 31st August. Thank you! Can’t wait to see those pics!

Bunnings Project

While we’re talking about Fathers Day… the students in TA3 & TA4 were busily working on a secret project today. Much fun (and noise!) was heard coming from TA4 as everyone was busily hammering nails to build something special for Dad. Only Mrs Reid hammered her own thumb! A big thank you to Miss Claessen for organising this fabulous project and to our volunteer helpers for their assistance.

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Language Week Video

Please see link below for our 2020 Beeliar Primary School Language Video, featuring Max (TA3) and Nicolas (TA2) from Fremantle LDC! All the children had great fun and they were very proud to tell their friends about their culture.

We will endeavour to recognise more cultural events at the school and the children from all cultural backgrounds will have the opportunity to participate.

https://vimeo.com/444393437/05d8db6fd7

Thank you to all the children who contributed to the video, Filipa.

Young Engineers – Brick Challenge

A company called ‘Young Engineers’ have developed a range of after school STEM courses (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to provide opportunities for primary age students to develop their 21st Century problem solving skills.

Young Engineers have developed engaging and fun programs, using Lego, to provide opportunities for students to explore the world of engineering and technology. The programs have many positive recommendations and these can be viewed via the company’s website: https://gmperth.young-engineers.com.au/

Beeliar PS have provided their Library space for The Young Engineers to run a 5-week taster course for students from Years 1 – 4. The course will run on Monday afternoons from 17 August to 14 September. Depending on the interest in our community, they will be able to offer other programs in Term Four.  You are able to find more information about these programs on the company’s website.

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?embed&eid=647768

Beeliar News: Sports Training & Reminders

Sports Day Training

The Fremantle LDC students have commenced their weekly sports training combining with Beeliar PS in preparation for the Sports Carnival on Thursday 24th September. They will be involved in running races, relays and learning team games.

Year 2/3 students (TA3 & TA4) will train each Friday.

Pre-Primary/Year 1 students (TA22 Pre-Primary children only) and (TA2 students) will train each Monday.

Could you please make sure that your child has the following:

  • A large bottle of fresh water
  • Shoes that are suitable to run in
  • Sunscreen applied at home please
  • School hat

Your child can also wear their faction sport t-shirt on the day that they have sports training as well as on their normal sports day with Mr Evans.

REMINDERS

Book Fair

The Scholastic book fair will be held next week in the Beeliar Primary School Library on the following dates and times:

Wednesday 5th August 8:30am- 3:30pm
Thursday 6th August     8:30 am- 3:30pm
Friday 7th August           8:30 am- 12:00 noon
Your child should have brought home a Wish List. To purchase from the book fair, simply go online to place your order and make your payment. Then return the Wish List Payment form with the titles listed and your child will receive their books to bring home.

Crazy Socks Day

Children are invited to wear their craziest socks to school on Friday 7th August for a gold coin donation – all funds raised will go towards the Year 6 graduation.

Assembly

Parents are welcome to attend our school assemblies which are held fortnightly on Monday at 2:00pm. The next assembly will be held on Monday August 10th at 2:00pm and will be hosted by TA19 and TA20. If your child is receiving an honour certificate please come along if you can to celebrate your child’s achievement.

 

Beeliar News: Term 3 Updates

Assembly

Parents are welcome to attend our school assemblies which are held fortnightly on Monday at 2:00pm. The next assembly will be held on Monday August 10th at 2:00pm and will be hosted by TA19 and TA20. If your child is receiving an honour certificate please come along if you can to celebrate your child’s achievement.

Book Fair

The Scholastic book fair will be held next week in the Beeliar Primary School Library on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday 5th August 8:30am- 3:30pm
  • Thursday 6th August     8:30 am- 3:30pm
  • Friday 7th August           8:30 am- 12:00 noon

Your child should have brought home a Wish List. To purchase from the book fair, simply go online to place your order and make your payment. Then return the Wish List Payment form with the titles listed and your child will receive their books to bring home.

Crazy Socks Day

Children are invited to wear their craziest socks to school on Friday 7th August for a gold coin donation – all funds raised will go towards the Year 6 graduation.

Smart Watches – Recording

It has come to our attention that a small number of students have worn watches to school that are able to act as recording devices.  We request that students do not wear these devices as there is a potential to compromise the privacy, as well as the safety, of other students within the school.  The brand of watch that we are aware of is V-Tec – but their may be others with a similar capability.  Please ensure that the children do not wear or bring these devices to school.  This request extends to any other device that may be capable of recording video. We appreciate your support on this matter.

Success Dental Therapy Centre – Dental News

Success Dental Therapy Centre is open Tuesday-Friday from 8am to 4pm.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our staff are contacting parents via phone to make check-up appointments.
If your child is experiencing a toothache, don’t delay contacting the clinic, we have emergency appointments to accommodate toothaches / traumas.
Please note the School Dental services provides free general and preventive care for eligible children aged 5 to 17.
Success’s Dental Therapy Centre’s contact number  is  9499 1938

Uniform Shop and School Banking

The Uniform Shop will be reopening tomorrow Thursday 30 July from 8:30am-9.00am.
School Banking will also resume as normal on Friday 31 July, please see Nancy outside the staff room.
Kind Regards,
Uniform Shop and School Banking Coordinator