Here’s the latest news to keep our community up to date on the latest happenings at our school.
Welcome back everyone to another year in your fabulous school!
A very warm welcome back to school for 2020 to everyone. I hope you had a wonderful break from school and were able to spend quality time with your family and friends. It gives me great pleasure to especially welcome the new Preps to the school community. Thank you to all the parents and kindergarten teachers who have so thoughtfully prepared these students for their first year at school.
Mrs Laurena Merlino, Mrs Sarah Maroukel and a whole host of other staff members happily welcomed the new Preps into the Learning Neighbourhood for an exciting day of learning. There were lots of first day photos, smiles and very heartfelt looks from the Preps’ loved ones as they wished them a great first day. Some parents even managed to express relief that it all took place so smoothly.
It was very nice to chat with everyone and I hope you enjoyed your first school morning! There will be lots of opportunities for new and current parents and friends to be involved in the school and your children will love seeing you support their learning.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome new staff to BVPS:
Ms Jennifer Thompson will be working in LN 1 as a Grade 1 / 2 homegroup teacher. Jen completed her final teaching experience at BVPS whilst studying at Australian Catholic University. Mrs Amy Hermans will be very popular as she leads the Kitchen Garden program and Gareth Taylor will provide our students with the opportunity to enjoy Music. We trust our new staff are inspired by the wonderful BVPS community and enjoy their new appointments.
WHOLE SCHOOL ASSEMBLY
Whole school assembly will continue to be held on every second Friday (Week 2, 4, 6, 8) beginning at 2.35pm. We look forward to our Young Leaders hosting the Assembly and parents are invited to attend.
Learning Neighbourhood assemblies will take place on every other Friday in the Learning spaces.
The 2020 School Structure:
Mrs Carmela Bianco
Mrs Lisa Stanford
AP Office (LN3)
Mrs Jennifer Petrone
Mrs Lindy Rider
Mrs Indra Mahoney
Mrs Leanne Mustard
Mrs Christine Tuakana
Mrs Ebtesam Yehia
Donna Anastasiadis (Counsellor)
Ms Sharon Goldfinch
Ms Aimee Lowry
Ms Jamielee Black
Mrs Jodie Coughlan
Mrs Laurena Merlino
Mrs Sarah Maroukel
Grade 1 & 2
Ms Belinda King
Mr Jordan Colombo
Ms Jennifer Thompson
Grade 3 & 4
Ms Cyndi Stewart
Mr Nic Marchbank
Ms Sharni Moloney
Grade 5 & 6
Mrs Wendy Cecchini
Ms Isabelle Grossmith
Mr Jason Hucker
Mrs Jan Vella
Mrs Marina Lopez
Specialist Office (LN3)
PE & Sport
Mr Ash MacArthur
Mr Gareth Taylor
Mr Liam O’Grady
Mrs Amy Hermans
Community Hub Leader
Mrs Kirsten O’Connor Smith
All students are expected to come to school every day that the school is open to students. If students can’t come, parents must provide an explanation for their child’s absence to office on the day of the absence. Students should arrive at each class ON TIME and ready to learn.
Parents need to assist their child to be punctual so as to create the very best opportunities for their child to learn and not miss vital instruction time which commences at 9am.
Over the past 10 years our students have participated in the IFit program that has given all students the opportunity to start the day with an active and positive outlook. We know that exercise improves the blood flow to the brain that then enhances learning, mood and the ability to think.
In 2020 our students will engage in iFIT activities during the day with their homegroup teachers, enabling EVERYONE to participate.
We want all our students to be fit and healthy. This is one way the school supports healthy minds and bodies for everyone.
SUNSMART POLICY AND DAYS OF EXTREME HEAT
Children in years Prep – 6 must wear a broad brimmed hat.
On days when the temperature reaches 33 degrees or above an ‘indoor play” lunch timetable will be implemented. This means that the children will play in their Learning Neighbourhoods in the break times.
As all Learning Neighbourhoods are air-conditioned there is no need for children to have their educational program interrupted by removal from school on extreme hot days. Please bring your children to school, we will keep them cool and they will continue to learn.
MEET AND GREET BREAKFAST : 8.00 - 9.00 AM TUESDAY 18th Feb
We invite you to come and join us for BREAKFAST! We look forward to sharing a pancake, a sausage or a muffin with you.
Meet and Greet is an annual event at BVPS to help new families at Broadmeadows Valley meet existing families, as well as to give everyone a chance to catch up and say hello and celebrate the start of a new school year.
We would love every family to be at our breakfast!
Enjoy the Year
The dedicated teaching staff at Broadmeadows Valley look forward to celebrating the success of your child’s learning with you and your child, communicating what progress has been made and what we can do in partnership to further this learning.
I hope we all have a very happy and successful 2020.
My name is Miss Jen and I’m teaching grade 1/2 in LN1 for my very first year as a teacher. In 2019, I was a student teacher at BVPS in Miss Cyndi’s LN3 class and then went on to finish my teaching degree at Australian Catholic University in December. Some of my hobbies include playing netball, spending time with friends and family, travelling and cheering on the Demons in the AFL. I’m very excited to be part of the BVPS community and look forward to getting to know everyone!
Hello BVPS parents, carers and families, I'm Gareth, the Music Specialist teacher for 2020! I've been teaching music in schools and as a tutor for more than 10 years, and am very much looking forward to discovering the musical talents of the students at BVPS this year. Feel free to say hello and have a chat if you see me around the school!
Hi, I am Amy and I'm the new Kitchen Garden specialist teacher who will be running cooking and gardening classes with the students in Learning Neighbourhood 2. Any parents with an interest in cooking or gardening are very welcome to join these sessions on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday! Please come and talk to me about it.
Interschool Sport begins this Friday for Grade 5 and 6 students. Parents are welcome to come to BVPS on the Home game days to cheer on our students, as well as joining us (you will be required to make your own way) at our Away games at the other schools in our district. Term 1 Dates14th Feb vs Campbellfield Heights PS AWAY21st Feb vs Holy Child HOME28th Feb vs Dallas Brooks CPS AWAY 6th March vs Coolaroo South PS HOME 13th March vs Meadows PS AWAY 20th March vs Ilim College AWAY Ash Macarthur - PE & Health Specialist Teacher