about our school Events

BNPS provides a mix of social and fundraising events along with student performances throughout the year for parents, students and families within our school community. To view our upcoming events, please login to the Compass Parent Portal (browser version) and select the 'Calendar' image at the top of the screen (next to 'Home').

Upcoming events involving the wider community can be found on our homepage under News & Events.

 

100 Days of School Celebration (Prep)

Prep students celebrate 100 days of school by participating in many activities throughout the day, including an activity with their Year 5 Buddy. Parents are invited to Morning Assembly (9am) and a special conclusion at 3.30pm. As part of the celebrations, the children have a party where everyone contributes a small plate of food.

Annual Parent Event

The Parents’ Club organise an annual parent social/fundraising event (usually held in the middle of the year). This is a great night out – parents get the opportunity to dress up (cocktail or sometimes fancy dress!) and dance the night away.

Anzac Day Service

Every year our Year 6 students conduct an Anzac Day service. The research given to this task produces many interesting aspects of their personal family history, which the children then share with our community in an emotional and meaningful service. The Last Post is played and our School Choir also perform at this special event.

All parents are invited to attend our tribute to the ANZAC’s which is held on a designated school day around the 25th April.

The Year 6 students sell a variety of pins and wristbands ranging from $2.00 - $10.00 in the lead up to the service and all proceeds go to the RSL General Appeals Patriotic Fund. Students are asked to bring a small floral arrangement along to the service.

Book Week

A ‘book character parade’ is held to celebrate Book Week. Children are asked to dress up as a book character and both students and staff parade around the undercover area between the two main buildings. Parents and grandparents are welcome to attend.

A variety of special activities are enjoyed by our students during Book Week which in the past has included; a visit from an author, discussing short-listed books, storytelling and other literary activities.

Carols Night 

Every second year Carols are performed by the students (Prep – Year 6) on the school oval. Families bring along a, picnic rug and/or chairs and fill the school oval!

Cubby Day (Prep)

‘Cubby Day’ is a part of the Unit of Inquiry ‘How the World Works’ where the Prep students dress up as builders for the day and bring in ‘building’ materials such as boxes, blankets and sheets etc., to transform the Prep Learning Centre into their own construction site!

Father’s Day Morning (Prep)

During the week before Father’s Day, Prep dads are invited for a fun morning with their children in the Prep Learning Centre.

Father’s Day Stall

The Parents’ Club organise an annual Father’s Day Stall which is held the week before Father’s Day. Our Father’s Day Stall Co-ordinators (parent volunteers) source and prepare appropriate stock to sell to students at a reasonable price – this is a service to our families, not a fundraiser.

Gifts range from $2 to $10 and children receive a gift bag to put their purchases in. On the day, each class is taken to the stall to purchase their gifts.

Children can buy for Dad, Pop, Pa, Grandpa, Poppy or someone special. If you don’t want your child to purchase a gift, please send a note to your class teacher as IOUs are often requested.

Parent volunteers are required to help out on the day in order for this service to operate.

Fete

The Beaumaris North Primary School fete is held biennially (usually in March) and has always been a large and very successful community event – we get thousands coming along to enjoy the day! Our Fete is totally volunteer driven and comprises the collective efforts of our children and their families. School community support has ensured our fetes are a great success both financially and in enriching our school spirit. All funds raised go directly to a project that benefits the WHOLE school!

School Council call for a Fete Committee the year prior to the fete. The Committee oversees the organisation of the fete and is supported by many other parents who participate in setting up and convening stalls. Our fete is a WHOLE SCHOOL community event; everyone has something to contribute; time, baking skills, craft skills, donation of a prize or perhaps a business contact who could sponsor the fete or obtain wholesale items!

Aside from raising much needed funds, our fete is an opportunity for a wide variety of people with a broad range of interests and skills to enjoy each other's company while working toward a common goal - the smooth running of our fete! Feedback from parents over the years tells us that getting involved is very rewarding and can lead to life-long friendships.

 

Our next Fete will be held in 2018.

Graduation (Year 6)

A Year 6 Graduation Evening is held at Sandringham Secondary College Senior Campus in December. Year 6 students are encouraged to rehearse an act to perform on the night – favourite acts (chosen by the Year 6 teachers) are then performed at the end of year Assembly.

A Graduation Committee (consisting of parent volunteers) arranges all aspects of this important occasion - a Graduation Information Evening is held in Term 4 to get the ball rolling!.

Grandparent’s Day (Prep)

Prep Grandparents or special friends are invited for a fun morning to celebrate the Unit of Inquiry about family histories. The morning runs for approximately 1.5 hours and includes a performance from the Prep children followed by a morning tea. All Prep children are asked to bring a small plate of food to share - no nuts please. This is a great opportunity for grandparents to see the children in their school environment.

Market Night 

The Parents’ Club organise a Boutique Christmas Market (usually held on a weekday afternoon/evening in November). This boutique shopping event showcases creative handmade goods including quality clothing, beautiful accessories, gorgeous homewares and gourmet food - the perfect place to do your Christmas shopping!

Parents and external traders are welcome to apply for a stall.

Mini Fete

The Mini Fete is held every second year on a school day. Year 5 & 6 students and teachers organise a variety of special activities and stalls for all of our students to enjoy e.g. Food and Drinks, Hair, Nails & Makeup, Trash n Treasure, Second-hand Books, Crafts and Jewellery.

All monies raised are distributed to various organisations researched and decided upon by our students. In the past the Mini Fete has donated to The Starlight Foundation, Royal Children’s Hospital, State School Relief and CANTEEN.

Mother’s Day Pampering Afternoon (Prep)

On the Friday before Mother’s Day, Prep mums are invited for an afternoon of pampering in the Prep Learning Centre. The children take great delight in spoiling their Mums with massages, manicures and make-up!

Mother’s Day Stall

The Parents’ Club organise an annual Mother’s Day Stall which is held the week before Mother’s Day. Our Mother’s Day Stall Co-ordinators (parent volunteers) source and prepare appropriate stock to sell to students at a reasonable price – this is a service to our families, not a fundraiser.

Gifts range from $2 to $10 and children receive a gift bag to put their purchases in. On the day, each class is taken to the stall to purchase their gifts.

Children can buy for Mum, Nan, Grandma, Nanna, Gran or someone special. If you don’t want your child to purchase a gift, please send a note to your class teacher as IOUs are often requested.

Parent volunteers are required to help out on the day in order for this service to operate.

Music Soirees

Music Soirees are held every six months to highlight the fantastic work put in by tutors and students of the Instrumental Music program. Students perform their repertoire in the Multi Purpose Room (or outside venue) in front of family and friends. This is a relaxed occasion where students gain confidence and self-esteem from performance.

Old Fashioned Dress-up Day (Prep)

Prep students have an old fashioned dress-up day to support their Unit of Inquiry ' Where We Are In Place and Time'. Girls come dressed in a long skirt, petticoat, blouse, apron, bonnet and the like, and boys wear trousers, braces, a shirt, vest, tie and hat!

The children experience what it was like to go to school in the olden days by playing old fashioned games. Games such as marbles, knuckles/jacks, elastics, snakes and ladders, quoits, skipping ropes, yo-yos and board games can be brought in from home to play at school.

Remembrance Day Service

Every year our Year 6 students conduct a moving and solemn Remembrance Day Service. A lot of time and commitment is given to the organisation of this special morning – students not only present the service, they also act as ushers, sound technicians and crowd controllers. Our School Choir also performs at the ceremony.

All parents are invited to attend the ceremony which is held on a designated school day around the 11th November. Students are asked to bring a small floral arrangement along to the service.

School Concert

Every second year the students of BNPS present their whole School Concert. The Concert is held in August/September at an external venue, and all students are encouraged to participate. The BNPS community is a great support to the Concert, particularly in making and organising costumes.

To allow the children to rest, parents are able to collect their children from school earlier (time determined by BNPS) on the day of the Concert. All students who leave early must be collected and signed out by a parent or nominated adult before they can leave the school.

Student Disco

The Parents’ Club organise an annual student disco which is held at school (usually Term 3 or 4 on a Friday night). This is a wonderful night for our students who dance along to the music of a hired DJ. Parents provide supervision on the night and a qualified First Aid Officer is in attendance. Separate discos are held for junior and senior students.

Touch of Christmas Week

Every year the Junior School Council organises a ‘Touch of Christmas Week’ to coincide with end of year celebrations e.g. whole school picnic and class parties. Students wear their school uniform with an item relating to each day’s Christmas theme. The themes are as follows:

  • Elf Day
  • Christmas Hat Day
  • Reindeer Day
  • Christmas Tree Day
  • Santa Claus Day

Welcome Event 

A 'Welcome Event' is held annually (usually in February) as a welcome to our Prep families.

Year 6 Big Day Out 

The day after Graduation, the Year 6 students enjoy a 'Big Day Out' with their teachers e.g. movies, trampolining etc. - students are allowed to wear casual dress on this day!