BEPS wants to open the gates to the community and create an After Hours Recreation Hub. We are using our money to fix run down and inadequate toilets. However,
- Our play equipment is nearly 25 years old
- Our oval gets hammered by heavy use every school day
- Our basketball court is full of cracks, and could be a great resource with an all weather cover
A Pick-My-Project grant worth $200,000 will fix all of this!
Go to pickmyproject.vic.gov.au/rounds/pick-my-project/ideas/after-hours-recreation-hub and vote for us now!
Voting closes 5pm on 17th September.
Last Wednesday, 5th September, we hosted a ‘Regional Debating Day’.
Six schools attended and we also had three teams (18 students) from BEPS participate. Our teams did an excellent job. They were all very well prepared and took their roles very seriously. There were different topics -‘That afterschool sports should be compulsory’, ‘That all students should have to learn an Asian language at school’ and – ‘That children should not have to participate in Reality Television’.
Five out of nine teams from BEPS won their debates – and congratulations to Amy, Saul, Oliver, Gaston and Olive for receiving a ‘Best Speaker’ award.
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Fathers’ Day DISCO + GAMES NIGHT
This year we will not be having a Fathers’ Day Stall! Why? Well, we are trying something new. In our modern families, one of the ways that we can say just how special, important and loved the members of our family and wider family are, is to spend time together. In May, we traditionally spend time with our mums and in September we celebrate our dads. This year we are encouraging the students to bring their dad, or any other important male figure in their lives, to come along to a disco and games night. Bring the ‘whole’ family, your friends, and make sure that we celebrate all the important male adults in your life.
Please see the flyer further along in the newsletter and come along and have some fun. I will be there, but don’t let that put you off. I promise to behave, at least once during the night. This is always a great night, parents have put in a huge effort and the evening has always been a great laugh – even if you can’t answer the questions. Just make up the answers like I do. There are no prizes for creativity but everyone gets a laugh.
Please remember that we have a working bee THIS Saturday, 1st September. More details to follow.
Pick My Project
Please get in there and encourage everyone you know, over 16, to vote for this project. It will enable us to open up our grounds to the community after hours and enable us to get some improved play equipment and facilities. The details are on a separate poster further along in the newsletter.
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Please, if you have a child who is starting at BEPS next year in Prep, make sure that you have put in an enrolment form. We will start sending out acceptances for 2019 Prep in the next week or so. If you know someone who wants to send their child here next year, please get them to phone the school, and either join a tour or send in the enrolment information. We have started to send out acceptance letters for siblings and those in our designated area.
Project Works have begun to improve conditions at BEPS. Here’s where we are at:
We have met with the Project Manager and now we need to get the paper work done, engineer reports, and plans so that we are ready for work to be done during the Christmas holidays.
Windows and Pipes
First stage of window renovations have been completed. All windows that were structurally a worry have now been repaired or replaced. Down pipes that needed to desperately be replaced have been done. We still have a way to go but it feels good to have started.