Please click on this Parent Information Guide for more details: Parent Information Guide
A great way to gain a perspective on what is happening at school, is to ask your child. Teachers communicate lots of information directly to their students, this sets children up for success by enabling them to know what they need, what they can do and how they can make something happen if needed. Family discussions
Frequently asked questions
It can be quite a daunting experience starting school, not only for a student but also a parent. There’s a lot of information to digest and processes to become familiar with so we can reassure our children (and ourselves) to feel confident and comfortable in their new environment. In an attempt to help you navigate their new start to school, I’ve compiled a list of useful tips or FAQ that I found useful through the year.
If there’s any information missing or a question you’d like answered, please let administration know via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every parent is a member of the P&F Association as part of enrolling at BPS, so feel free to bring your questions or ask your class rep.
Rob Jurd – President – Parents and Friends Association
Good to know…..
What is School Stream? (see communication section on the website)
Key sections in School Stream:
What is Edsmart? (formerly Parent Paperwork)
What is the SeeSaw App?
What is an Incursion?
How to pay your school fees?
Downloading the Qkr! App
Parent interviews – 3 way Interview – Teacher, Parent and Student
BPS has a closed community facebook page. You can email Alison.Bibby847@schools.sa.edu.au if you would like to register. Please ensure you send your full parent name, child’s name and room number to be able to register
What is Buddy Class?
At the start of the year, each class aligns itself with a buddy class, usually a different year level. Throughout the year buddy classes share various activities and learning experiences to support working with their peers. Buddy classes also conduct one assembly per year with each other.
What is a blue card?
This is part of the schools behaviour development strategies and is a formal record of any serious or repeated incident
Year 3 – 7 Swimming Carnival
The day of Swimming Carnival is sometimes cold so pack warm clothing
Children walk to the Burnside Swimming Centre from school
Children may come in their ‘house’ colours otherwise school uniform is necessary
Children usually come to school with their bathers under their clothing, this saves over 500 children changing clothes at the pool
Spare warm clothing or a rug can be provided
Please pack their lunch and some spare snacks
Students cannot use the kiosk at the pool
Parents must let their child’s class teacher know if they will be taking their child home directly from the pool
Harmony Day – 21st March
Children can wear orange clothing or a traditional costume to celebrate cultural diversity within Australia
Students can come dressed in red, white and blue or wear traditional french style clothing
An assembly is held in the gymnasium where some classes share learning around our LOTE
Is in week 5 term 3
Students dress up in the theme of book or author to celebrate the importance of reading
Students can wear house colours or school uniform.
New students are notified by their class teacher of which house they are allocated to
Reception students have various healthy activity stations to participate in fun activities
Is a P&F Fundraiser
A different theme each year
Students ask for donations and raise money by running laps for a price.
A one off donation can also be made.