Equipped to thrive in the 21st Century

Beaumaris is an Independent Public School which adopts a new teaching approach for a new century, to meet the needs of the i-generation.

Beaumaris strives to be a leader in 21st Century Learning and to fully equip students (aged 4 to 13 years) to excel in our ever changing world.

Our vibrant school spirit, state-of-the-art programs, videoconferencing networks and smart technology engage students in the classroom and beyond, which makes learning exciting.

Beaumaris, an exciting school by the sea...

Hello to our School Community!

In order to continually improve what we do, it is important to capture the views of everyone in the School Community. Please take time to consider the survey items and provide your responses according to how you view things. The collection of these views will then inform our strategic planning and school operations.

Please click on this link: http://www.schoolsurvey.edu.au/s/pqKzwCaT

Thank you so much for your input and for supporting our school.

Jo Stephens

PRINCIPAL

School Photo Timetable

This year we have booked Kapture Photography to take our school photos and therefore the format is a little different from in the past in that we are spreading the photo-shoot over 3 days.

Thursday the 31st of July.

Monday the 4th of August

Friday the 8th of August

Please click here to check the Timetable.

Your child MUST bring the envelope on the day their class is allotted for photographs.

Information about the new student-centered funding model and communications campaign

The campaign website has information about each of the changes, please go to this address to read further: http://www.biggerpicturewa.com/

Newsroom!

2015 Kindergarten Applications Closing 25 July 2014

Friday 25 July is an important date in your child's education

If your child is 4 or 5 years old by 30 June 2015, starting Year 7, starting Year 8 or changing schools, you need to apply to enrol them in a public school for 2015.

All children from Pre-primary to Year 12 are guaranteed a place at their local public school.

To apply to enrol your child in our school for 2015 please visit reception or print off and complete an Application Form by Friday 25 July 2014

Rainbeau Canteen Survey

Thank you for supporting our wonderful canteen and we would appreciate your valuable feedback. Please access the survey form here....

Mathletics Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Mr Silvio and all of the students in TA18. What a wonderful achievement to be ranked as Number 20 in the world and Number 7 on the Mathletics Hall of Fame in Australia with now over 92,300 points. This clearly demonstrates the hard work and effort TA 18 have applied within Mathematics and in particular, completing their Mathletics tasks. It is wonderful to see your learning celebrated and our school represented in such a positive manner. We look forward to monitoring your continued success, keep up the great work.

Cooperative Learning Structures for Active Engagement

Cooperative Learning has been identified as a key platform for improving teaching and learning at Beaumaris Primary. Over the next two years all teachers will undertake 5 days professional development in approaches that maximise student engagement for all students. Research from around world supports this approach and we are excited by the opportunities it will present for our students. Further information is available via Kagan Australia

BEAUMARIS PRIMARY SCHOOL AWARDS (Community Survey)

REVIEW OF THE BEAUMARIS AWARDS PROGRAM 2014:

Valuing and Recognising Your Child's Achievements

Our goal at Beaumaris is to provide all students with opportunities and experiences to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens.

Central to this is motivating all children to reach their full potential.

Looking back…

Over several years the long-standing awards program at Beaumaris has been a strategy that has benefited a number of children in becoming motivated learners. Many children who have achieved excellence in their learning have been acknowledged and rewarded with badges, certificates, special days and camps.

Parts of the awards program have benefited a number of students, and in some cases, groups of students. Also, elements of our Endeavour Program such as a camp for those students fortunate to be chosen have distinguished us from other schools.

Looking ahead…

We are now at a point to review our strategy, and to ensure our programs to support ALL of our students reflect current research, planning and department of education requirements from 2014 onwards.

In the process of the review it is imperative that we reflect the central goal of maximising benefit for all students, as well as acknowledge excellence as appropriate for our exceptionally able students as well. We will be looking at how we can provide meaningful incentives that can be attained more readily as well as growing the child's sense of self and less reliant on external motivations.

2014: A significant year… and a few changes ahead

The transition of Year 7's to High School in 2014 has accelerated the need to look at some of our existing awards practices. The increased pressure on school resources to ensure that all 144 of our Year 6 and Year 7 students have the opportunity to attend the either the Logue Brook camp or Sydney Canberra tour will require a revision of other aspects of the awards program.

In previous years we have also offered an achievers camp attended by 3 students selected from each class Years 4-7 based on academic criteria. In consideration of our need to promote equity as well as the Education Department policy, we will discontinue the camp and allocate the resources to programs that benefit all students.

We appreciate that some students and parents will be disappointed. The structure of the new program is under development and students, community and staff will have an opportunity to provide feedback to help shape the future. In the interim we have developed Letters of Commendation that will be implemented this term for students in Years 1 through to Year 7.

Opportunity to provide input …

To support our review we are currently calling upon the community, teachers and students to provide us with their insights as to how we can improve. Your opinions are valued and it is only through our combined efforts that we can ensure that we create an environment that gives all children opportunities to be acknowledged.

Please contact the school is you want more information - and please complete our survey J

Parenting Ideas

Raising children is a rewarding and at times challenging job. Parenting Ideas is recognised throughout Australian as a great support in raising confident, happy and resilient children. We thoroughly recommend this publication as a support for parents.

Early Years Learning Framework

The Early Years Learning Framework

Talking with my school

As a parent or carer you play a vital role in your child's learning. The above link can help you to ensure that you have a clear understanding of how we can assist you with your enquiries or concerns.

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