Can you believe we are already in Week 6 of Term 1? It has been a pleasure to witness on a daily basis all of our students committed to their learning in such a focused manner. The educators here at BVPS that work with your children understand and cater for their academic and personal development learning needs. The positive relationship you have with your child’s teacher impacts greatly on the relationship your child has with our school and the learning that they engage in.
Research shows that one of the most important factors affecting a child’s performance in school is how involved their parents are in their education. Developing a healthy parent-teacher relationship is a great way to improve your child’s performance in school.
Getting to know your child’s teachers will not only benefit you, it will greatly improve your child’s chance of success in school. Establishing a strong parent-teacher relationship can be difficult or even intimidating, but there are some great tips to make the process easier:
Notice of Call for Nominations School Council
Each year in Term 1 our School Council calls for nominations from our parents to fill vacancies in the parent category of School Council.
The size and configuration of our Council’s Constituting Order is 13 Council members, comprising seven parents, 5 Department of Education and Training (DET), and one Community members.
All terms of office are for two years, with overlapping tenure, so that not all positions are declared vacant in any one year. Broadmeadows Valley Primary School has 7 vacancies which have arisen as a result of parent members whose term of office has expired and have relocated to another area and school.
Being a member of School Council can be both a rewarding and challenging experience. Acting as a team, School Council supports the Principal to help deliver the best possible educational outcomes for students.
Please come and see me if you are interested in this taking up this opportunity.
We are currently trialling a different time for assembly. Assembly will be held on Friday’s at 2.35pm.
Students will return to the Learning Neighbourhoods after assembly and be dismissed by their teachers.
Have a great week.
It has been a fantastic start to the year in Learning Neighbourhood 3. Students are very settled into their learning and there is a overall calm vibe in the neighbourhood during learning time.Students are working in homegroups for maths and have spent the last few weeks working on problem solving strategies. We have now moved into working with numbers through counting, place value and decimal fractions. Students work in literacy groups for 2-3 hours per day with a teacher other than their homegroup teacher. We are currently focusing on characters, setting and plot in Reading lessons, with a focus on building stamina during Independent Reading. In writing we have begun our focus on writing narratives (stories) and students have been building up ideas in their new Writer's Notebooks. Earlier in the term we took special shopping trips to Kmart where every student was able to pick out and purchase their own notebook for this use. Enrichment is being linked to literacy, with a focus on student wellbeing and understanding of stress, triggers and being ready for learning.Students are enjoying Interschool Sport, with our teams travelling away to other schools for the first two rounds, and we have just hosted our first home games this week. Our students have already been praised by teachers from other schools for their sportsmanship and displaying positive attitudes, no matter whether they win or lose.The Young Leaders program is in full swing, with Mr Hucker and Mr Mac working with a team of around 50 students this year. The Grade 6 students have designed a Grade 6 jumper which will be available to purchase in Term 2. A small group of the young leaders will be attending a leadership conference in the city in mid-March which will broaden their leadership skills. The Community Leaders are organising whole-school activities for International Women's Day and National Day Against Bullying later this term. There will be much more to come in Term 2. A big congratulations also goes out to our new Class Representatives, who presented speeches and were voted in by their peers - Zubaidah (56A), Jullia (56G), Muhamed (56S) and (56H).Thank you to all of the families who were able to make it to our 'Meet the Teacher' evening in Week 4. We enjoyed meeting you and sharing with you about the learning that will happen in LN3 this year. If you were unable to come, or have any further questions about your child's learning, please feel free to make an appointment to speak with one of us before or after school.Cyndi, Ayhan, Jason, Isabelle & Sharon - LN3 Team
It is wonderful to welcome so many new faces to our BVPS community this year! Did you know that we have lots of opportunities for parents and carers to join us in school life? There are free adult English and conversation classes, sewing lessons, helping out at Breakfast Club in the mornings, attending our weekly whole school assemblies, dropping into the café for a free coffee and chat, working in our community garden, coming along to one of our parents group activities, sharing your ideas, helping out in the learning spaces…. We are always planning more ways for people to feel welcome and build their own skills and friendships at our school. Do you have an idea or skill to share with our community? Please ask at the office if you would like more information about any of the opportunities for parents and carers at BVPS. I look forward to seeing you around the school.
Kirsten - Community Engagement Leader
Congratulations to the following students who have exemplified our school learning values over the last 2 weeks. They received their Learner of the Week certificates at assembly.Week 402S - Chase M - Gus & Gert02S - Myrah I - Matilda02M - Omar A - Rafid02J - Marina F - Djinda02K - Aydin H - Rafid02C - Afnan A - Rafid34V - Kaylani F - Matilda34M - Hailey F - Djinda34L - George P - Djinda56H - Mahi - Nati56S - Jayden M - Gus & Gert56A - Jai - RafidWeek 502S - Zaine Z - Rafid02M - Ahmad A - Djinda02J - Amani A - Djinda02K - Saleem J - Rafid02C - Amin A - Djinda34M - Jiesikah T - Matilda34V - Tilly F - Natia34L - Talia K - Natia56G - Samiu F - Rafid56H - Indianason - Matilda56S - Kauri-Boy H - Djinda56A - Zubaidah - Matilda