Newsletter - Term 3, Week 8

BVPS Valley View Monday 2nd September 2019

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

Upcoming Events   
Fri 13 - Raymond Drew Memorial Breakfast & Assembly
Fri 20 - Last Day of Term
Sun 6 - Daylight Savings Time Begins (Clocks forward 1 hour!)
Mon 7 - First Day of Term 4
Wed 16 - LN2 Camp @ Camp Campaspe
Thur 17 - LN2 Camp @ Camp Campaspe
Fri 18 - LN2 Camp @ Camp Campaspe
Mon 21 - Swimming Program
Tues 22 - Swimming Program
Wed 23 - Swimming Program
Thur 24 - Swimming Program
Mon 28 - Swimming Program
Tues 29 - Swimming Program
Wed 30 - Swimming Program
Thur 31 - Swimming Program
Term 3 - Newsletter Dates 
Mon 16 September

Term 4 - Newsletter Dates 
Mon 14 October
Mon 28 October
Mon 11 November
Mon 25 November
Mon 9 December


Principal's Message


Hello everyone,

I’d like to send out a very sincere thank you to the 36 families who responded to the Parent Opinion Survey. Your response was really appreciated. We always hope that every parent will take the time to provide us with feedback about their children’s school. As a school, we value the partnership between home and school and are always willing to hear your opinion on anything we do here at BVPS. 

A meaningful relationship between home and school encourages parents as partners and provides extra support for the children in our learning community.

The FATHER’S DAY BREAKFAST held on Friday morning was a fabulous sight to see. What a turn out! The Parent Ambassadors put on a great spread and the feast was enjoyed by a range of important men in the lives of our students. This event is one way we can demonstrate to our students the appreciation we have for these gentlemen.

We hope all families had a lovely, peaceful day on Sunday remembering to spoil the special men in our lives.

Can you believe there are only 3 weeks of school left in Term 3??? We encourage you to continue to support your children’s learning by sending them to school every day. A five-day week of attendance should be EVERY families goal for their children.

Have a great week.

Regards Carmela



Neighbourhood News - LN1


Term 3 has been an interesting and exciting term for all Learning Neighbourhood One students and teachers. The students involved in the Early Literacy program have celebrated 100 days of learning. It has been fantastic to see the growth of our Early Years students over the 100 days. The students dressed up and participated in numerous exciting activities. The students were treated for their hard work with a very tasty hot chip lunch.

This term, students across the school participated in book week activities. Students were able to dress up as their favourite book characters and participate in activities across the school. Students dressed up as a variety of characters including Harry Potter, Where’s Wally and many others, and looked great while showing of their costumes at the parade.

Next term will be a very busy time for our students. LN1 students will have the option of doing swimming lessons early into the term, however there are only 100 spots available across the school (LN1 and LN3) so please have your notes returned ASAP to be a part of the fun and exciting swimming program. The Grade 2 students will also have the chance to have a sleepover at BVPS. This will include a fun filled night with lots of tasty food, fun games and an exciting movie! More information on this will go out in Term 4.

Wendy, Jordan, Sharni, Belinda, Sarah & Jamielee – LN1 Team

Specialist News - Swimming Program


In weeks 3 and 4 of Term 4 we will be participating in the Learn to Swim program at the Broadmeadows Leisure Centre. Swimming is an important aspect of your childs learning and development and forms part of the Health and Physical

Education curriculum to achieve the the Victorian Water Safety Certificate. Students will gain skills that will promote safety around water, whilst also learning valuable life skills of swimming and the associated health benefit. Students will be given the opportunity to complete an intensive two week program with a qualified swim instructor where they can improve their skills and confidence in and around water through constant practice, guidance and coaching. In addition to the swimming program, students will also be exposed to a “dry” swimming and water safety program in Physical Education classes. 

Permission notes were distributed last Friday and the program is currently over 75% full with only 25 positions left in the program. DO NOT miss out on this valuable opportunity for your child!

Specialist News - Visual Arts


Term 3 in the art room has been hectic!


In each of the Learning Neighbourhoods, students have been learning about patterns and using this knowledge to decorate their Visual Arts folders.

Students are very proud of their artwork and they have really demonstrated our school values Pablo and Natia.

We hope to have some of these folders displayed by the end of term!

Last week, all the students decorated a gift bag for use at the Father’s Day stall. This is the first year that the art room has participated in this project and, as you can see in the photos, it has been a huge success!

But we are not stopping there. This is what students are working on until the end of term:

In Learning Neighbourhood 1 we are going to have fun with acrylic paint and using different tools to create unique artworks. We can’t wait to get started!

In Learning Neighbourhood 2 students have been drawing their self-portraits and it was a big challenge, but we had so much fun! In the next few weeks, students will be exploring Modigliani’s style and creating their own portrait. I am sure students’ pieces are going to be outstanding.

In Learning Neighbourhood 3 at the moment, students are having fun exploring Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s recognisable style when creating a collage using food catalogues. Look at some of the pictures. Aren’t they incredible?

Students are going to be learning about portraiture and discovering different artists to find the inspiration to create their unique self-portraits!

As every year, grade 6 students are going to use these self-portraits to design the invitations for their graduation. We are looking forward to seeing them!


Marina López – Specialist Visual Arts teacher


Community News


How awesome it was to have so many special guests at Breakfast Club last Friday! We hope all of the special men in our school community enjoyed sharing and know that they are appreciated for all that they do.

Our keen gardeners had a great day in the garden last Tuesday. We planted an edible garden. All the plants- including the flowers - can be eaten! Next we will be planting fruit trees and a vegetable garden. Come speak to Kirsten if you would like to get involved.


Book Week Celebrations


Last Friday, Broadmeadows Valley Primary School celebrated book week. Book week is a celebration of a variety of books and enjoyment for reading, that is celebrated Australia wide. It was fantastic to see so many students dressed up in their favourite book or character, with a great sense of enjoyment for the day. Students selected what book and activity they wanted to participate in and finished the day with a book parade. It was wonderful to see so many families attend the parade and encourage everyone participating. Overall it was a fun day and we are already looking forward to next year!