Music: Count Us In

The Music: Count Us In program is Australia’s biggest school initiative, with more than 500,000 participating students from over 2,100 schools nationwide. Its purpose is to promote and celebrate the value of Music education in schools and to make it accessible for all students. Together, Beaconsfield Primary students will unite to sing the same song at the same time with other schools doing the same, right across Australia.  

The Music: Count Us In Celebration Day/morning will be held on Thursday 3 November 2016 at 9:10am in the undercover area. 

Cultural Club

At Wednesday lunchtime, all students in Years 4-6 are invited to participate in the ‘Cultural Club’.  Each fortnight students focus on a different culture. The Senior IEC students select specific elements of their culture that they would like to share with others. The students learn about specific art forms, cultural dress, food, songs and traditions.

The program promotes cultural learning experiences for all students and provides the IEC students with the opportunity to share their culture with students at Beaconsfield Primary School.

 

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Olympian Talk

Sarah Jamieson shows her Commonwealth  Games Medal

Sarah Jamieson shows her Commonwealth Games Medal

Olympic dreaming - Bolt style!

Olympic dreaming – Bolt style!

Listening intently as Sarah Jamieson shares her Olympic stories.

Listening intently as Sarah Jamieson shares her Olympic stories.

The Governor’s visit

Thank you to all the parents who attended our special assembly on Friday, which was in honour of a special guest, the Governor of Western Australia, her Excellency, the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC.  A big congratulations to Maddie in Year 5, who won the competition to introduce the Governor to the school. Below is her speech, which she beautifully read to the assembly. Well done, Maddie!

 

Good morning. My name is Maddie and I have the pleasure of introducing the Governor of Western Australia. Today we have the honour of being in the presence of her Excellency, the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia.

 Her Excellency is the thirty second and current Governor of Western Australia. She has been in office since the 20th of October 2014 and is the first woman to hold the position.

 The Governor was born in Subiaco. For primary and high school, she went to Wembley Primary School and Churchlands Senior High School.

 Her Excellency graduated from the University of WA with a Bachelor of Science, a double major in Mathematics and later a Bachelor in Economics. In 2005, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of WA. In 2015, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Murdoch University.

 The Governor was previously a businesswoman and senior public servant. In 2007, she helped Fremantle Ports to win the Australian Business Excellence Medal for the top organisation in Australia.

 Her Excellency’s job as Governor of Western Australia requires her to:

      • Preside over the Executive Council
      • Appoint Ministers, Judges, Magistrates and Justices of the Peace
      • Appoint the President of the Legislative Council
      • Accept the resignation of Members of the Legislative Council; and
      • Issue writs for general elections.

 We appreciate the time and effort her Excellency puts into her role as Governor. Please join me in welcoming the Governor, the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC to our school. Thank you.

 

Incorrect information regarding 18 July 2016 School Development Day

Dear parents

Please accept my apologies but due to computer glitches some timetables have reverted to having a school development day on the first day of Term 3 (18 July). On following up and referring to the Board minutes 2015, this day has not been assigned as a School Development Day. Thank you to those parents who noticed the discrepancy and notified the school of variances in information.

Thank you

Vicki Jack

Principal