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2017 Term Dates

2017 Term Dates Are:

  • Term 1:
    • Year 1 – Year 6 start Tuesday 31st January
    • Prep start Thursday 2nd February
    • Term ends 31st March
  • Term 2: Tuesday April 18 – Friday 30th June
  • Term 3: Monday 17th July – Friday 22nd September
  • Term 4: Monday 9th October – Friday 22nd December

Check the DET website for public holidays and future years’ term dates.

Also check the BEPS Calendar for upcoming events.

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2016 School Performance – Peer Review

An excerpt of the 2016 Summary of School’s Performance from the 2016 Peer Review Report Cycle appears below:

Summary of the School’s Performance against the Previous Strategic Plan

Brunswick East Primary School was successful in achieving the goals established in the last strategic plan which led to improved outcomes in student learning, engagement and wellbeing.

It was the overall finding of the panel day discussions that the framework of strategies to improve student outcomes had been successfully implemented and the focus on excellence in teaching and learning was evident in the progressive improvement in student achievement. There was a positive endorsement from the school staff towards the school climate and an ongoing improvement in student and parent satisfaction results.

Over the course of the strategic plan according to teacher assessments in all dimensions of Literacy and Numeracy 90-100% students Years F-6 working at or above expected levels.

There was evidence of a wide range of abilities in the NAPLAN for Year 3 and Year 5 2014-16 data demonstrated between 70%-80% of students performing above expected levels. Whilst Reading and Numeracy were particular strengths Writing did not always attain these high levels. The school successfully focused on improving and coordinated a whole school approach to teacher practice and professional growth through the effective structuring of the professional learning teams. Their impact upon student learning was an evolving process as the school focused on high impact teaching strategies to cater for all student needs within the structure of the learning communities.

During this period the school also developed individual learning plans for students well above or below expected levels to challenge and extend each student in their learning.   These programs were supported with a focus on the use of data and the development of an assessment schedule. This will be further embedded through coordination of a whole school approach to assessment and effective use of data to enable teaching at the individual point of need.

Within this positive context Brunswick East Primary School will continue to focus on value adding for all students in Literacy and Numeracy to ensure high levels of learning growth. They will also focus on improving the conventions of Writing in the next planning period.

The panel agreed that Brunswick East Primary School had been successful in reaching their goal in creating a safe and stimulating learning environment.

It was evident that Brunswick East Primary School was clearly articulating the needs of the students in learning through effective leadership and a shared commitment to the set of school values.

To improve student connectedness and involvement in their learning Brunswick East Primary School will further promote student voice and encourage students to set their own learning goals, individually and in teams, that extend their learning.

While the school had an active and involved school community the panel acknowledged the survey data indicated a need to improve the ongoing communication between the school and parents. They will further develop clear expectations and positive, respectful relationships across the Brunswick East school community and provide opportunities for parent involvement to enhance student learning.

Brunswick East Primary School strategically managed budgets and workforce planning and provided opportunities for professional learning and specialist staffing to successfully achieve the school goals.

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Student Led 3-Way Conference Bookings


It is time once again for Student-Led 3-Way Conferences!

Please go ahead and make your booking by going to

Where it says Enter Code… The code is: wrbfh

There are three dates to choose from: 6th, 12th, or 15th December. All times are between 3:30pm – 8pm.

Please select your child’s Admin Group teacher.

Thank you!

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End Of Year Schedule

Here are the key dates for the end of the year:


  • Tuesday 6th December:
    • Year 6 Orientation for students attending a state secondary school
    • Step Into Prep for our new 2017 Preps
    • Whole School Transition day for all other BEPS students
    • 3-Way Conferences – First Night (from 3:30pm)
  • Thursday 8th December – 2017 Prep Information Night
  • Monday 12th December – 3-Way Conferences – Second Night (from 3:3pm)
  • Wednesday 14th December – Year 6 Graduation Celebration (7pm – 8pm)
  • Thursday 15th December – 3-Way Conferences – Third Night (from 3:30pm)
  • Friday 16 December:
    • Whole School Picnic Day (9:00am – 2:30pm)
    • Whole School Assembly featuring Year 6 Farewells (2:30pm – 3:30pm). Year 6 students will return early from the picnic to prepare.
  • Monday 19th December – Student Free Day (OSHC will run if needed) – staff are developing plans for 2017
  • Tuesday 20th December – last day of the term. There will be no assembly. Students will be dismissed at 1:30pm

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BEPS goes Nude… with its Food


What everyone can do…

  • Try to bring food that is in its natural wrapper (it’s skin) and that is compostable.
  • Try to bring food that isn’t packaged or wrapped
  • Try to pack your lunch in washable containers and zip lock bags.

Any packaging you have will stay in your lunch box and go home with you.

The LC with the least waste and the LC who is most improved will win an award and kudos at the end of the term!

We can’t wait to get our food nude!


the Environment Action Team.


Some links you may find interesting

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