Newsletter, Term 3, Week 6

BVPS Valley View Monday 19th August 2019

Here’s the latest news to keep our community up to date on the latest happenings at our school.

Upcoming Events   
Wed 21 - Parents Club Meeting (9:15-10:30am)
Fri 23 - Book Week Activities and Parade
Tues 27 - Community Gardening Workshop (9:30-11:30am)
Thurs 29 - LN3 Local Excursion to Hume Central Business Fair
Fri 30 - Breakfast Club Open Morning (7:30-8:30am)
Fri 30 - Father's Day Stall
Fri 20 - Last Day of Term
Term 3 - Newsletter Dates 
Mon 2 September
Mon 16 September


Principal's Message


Hello everyone and welcome back to another week in our fabulous school.

The Broadmeadows Valley learning community is made up of a wide range of people learning new things, sharing their knowledge and growing their skills every day.

Gowrie Broadmeadows Valley Victoria looks after our youngest members of our learning community. Over the years we have developed and grown the relationship that exists between us. We have Gowrie students learning together with our students in Learning Neighbourhood 1, attending our whole school assemblies and a range of school events that happen throughout the year. They are a very valued part of our community.

It is with great pleasure that I inform you that they have been awarded the highest rating possible, an EXCELLENT rating. There are only 9 other services in Victoria that hold this rating.

On behalf of all us at Broadmeadows Valley Primary school I would like to express our congratulations to Michelle and her team. What a magnificent effort to have been recognised for the work and service that they have provided for our community.

It is when we work together that we are able to achieve so much more than when we work alone.

Congratulations to Gowrie Broadmeadows Valley, we look forward to continuing to strengthen and grow the relationship that makes teaching and learning successful for all of our students.

Also, a big thank you to everyone who completed the Parent Opinion survey, we appreciate your time and opinions.


Take care and have a great week.





Neighbourhood News - LN2


Learning Neighbourhood Two have had a wonderful first half of Term 3.

Students have had the opportunity to build their knowledge about the Broadmeadows community. We have visited the Jacana Wetlands where we searched for Pobblebonk frogs and identified local birdlife. We also visited Johnson Street Reserve to observe the different facilities provided for various age groups within the community.

The Song Room program is continuing to be a success every Friday. Our new and enthusiastic instructor Katie has settled in very well, and has been leading students in high-energy sessions incorporating song, dance and drama.

Preparations continue for the LN2 Camp in Term 4 (October 16th-18th). We are still waiting on a number of permission and medical forms from students. Can parents ensure these are returned to school as soon as possible please.

LN2 are looking forward to the 2019 Book Week celebrations this week. We encourage all students to dress up as a character from a book. We recommend that all students create their own costumes from clothing or materials they already have at home. There is no expectation for any student to purchase a complete costume.

Aimee, Jan, Nick & Laurena – LN2 Team


Specialist News - Broadmeadows District Athletics Carnival


On Thursday we took 40 students to the Broadmeadows District Athletics Carnival at Epping, to compete against students from the East and West Broadmeadows Districts.
Our students representented BVPS with pride, showcasing their fantastic behaviour, collaborative skills, school spirit and sportsmanship on the day.
BVPS placed 6th overall (out of 14 schools), with 122 points and brought home a massive 32 first, second and third place ribbons. We are so proud to also have multiple students who have qualified to compete to represent BVPS the next level - the Woodlands Division!
Congratulations to all of the students who participated.


10 Year Old Girls

Jiesikah – 2nd – Shot Put

Paige – 3rd – 200m

4x100m Relay – 2nd – Leila, Paige, April, Jiesikah


10 Year Old Boys

Jai – 1st – Shot Put

Jai – 2nd – Discus

Jonas – 2nd – 800m

Jonas – 3rd – Triple Jump


11 Year Boys

Richard – 1st – 200m

Vincent – 2nd – Triple Jump

Vincent – 3rd – 100m

4x100m Relay – 3rd – Riley, Richard, Ahmed, Vincent


11 Year Girls

Kiana – 3rd – High Jump

4x100m Relay - 2nd – Jullia, Lianttu, Apollo, Kiana


12/13 Year Boys

Kyu – 1st – High Jump

Kyu – 3rd – Shot Put

Lester – 2nd – Shot Put

Patrick – 3rd – Discus


12/13 Year Girls

Sefine – 1st – Shot Put

Sowmya – 3rd – 100m

4x100m Relay – 2nd – Ninorta, Sowmya, Fatma, Sefine



Community News


  • A friendly group of parents and carers will meet this Wednesday morning to talk, share ideas and make new friends. Everyone is welcome to come, even if you’ve never been before. Meet outside the café at 9.15am.
  • Do you like to work in the garden? Do you want to know more about growing flowers, trees, herbs and vegetables? Come to our gardening workshop on Tuesday 27th August from 9.30 -11.30am. We will be getting our garden beds ready and putting in some new plants. Meet at the café at 9.15am or come straight to the garden behind LN2.
  • On Friday 30th August we welcome our fathers, grandfathers, uncles and carers to come share breakfast at our ‘Breakfast of Champions’ from 8.00am in the BVPS Valley kitchen.
  • Also on Friday 30th August is our Fathers’ Day shopping stall. Students can bring some money to buy a present for the special men in their lives. We welocme parents who are interested in helping on this day.


Please come talk to Kirsten for more information about any of these activities.


Book Week Celebrations


Broadmeadows Valley is celebrating book week this week - 19th - 23rd August. Book week celebrates the joy of reading and your child will have the opportunity to join in the celebrations this Friday, by dressing up inspired by their favourite book or character. There will be a range of book activities happening on Friday that will promote a love of reading. As part of the fun, there will also be a book parade that will take place at 1:30pm in the Multi-Purpose Hall.

We invite all parents and families to attend the parade.


Young Leaders News - Indigenous Young Leaders


Kiana and Brodey from Grade 5 have participated in the 'Speak Up, Speak Out' Program during Term 2. This program has been delivered by Merri Health and The Long Walk Trust, to engage young Aboriginal children in the Hume area in respectful relationships education, leadership and upstander training, as well as connection to culture and community, empowering them to be tomorrow's upstanding community leaders. As part of this program Brodey participated in a 2-day camp at the end of Term 2.
As a celebration of this program Miss Cyndi, Mr Mac and Kirsten attended a 'wrap up' for the program at the Essendon Football Club on Saturday morning, along with Kiana, Brodey and their families. It was fantastic to see Brodey and Kiana learn more and share about their Aboriginal culture and how to be an 'upstander' and not a 'bystander'.

Brodey and Kiana have also been presented with badges for their role of 'Indigeneous Young Leaders' at BVPS. Congratulations Brodey and Kiana.