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Balnarring Primary School
22 May 2024

How fortunate we have been with the weather in the last couple of weeks. There is certainly a happiness that goes along with the lovely days.

We have once again had a very busy fortnight with lots of great learning occurring and many exciting extra curricula activities.

Student Led Conferences

It was great to see so many parents and carers visiting their child’s classroom on Friday 3rd May. Our students did a fabulous job of teaching their parents new games and sharing their learning.

Mother’s and Special Friends Day

What a celebration we had at our Mother’s and Special Friend’s afternoon. It was lovely seeing so many mums and special friends attending and sharing this occasion with our students.

A big thanks to our Parents and Friends Committee for the enormous effort that went into running our Mother’s Day stall. We would also like to thank all of our local businesses and families who donated items and those who made gifts as well. Our helpers on the day were very busy keeping things moving and the careful thought and delight on the student’s faces as they made their purchases was priceless.

Tours for 2025 Foundation students

Our tours for 2025 Foundation students will be taking place this week. If you know of any families, that would like a tour, please let them know that they do not have to book and that the following dates are when they will occur. All visitors should come to the office first so that we can begin the tour.

  • 9am Friday 17th May
  • 2:30pm Thursday 23rd May
  • 9am Wednesday 29th May
  • Foundation Information Night Thursday 13th June from 6 until 7pm.

Smile Squad

Smile Squad are attending the school to offer free dental check-ups and treatment. If you have not already signed the consent form, there is still time.

Kinect To Dance

The Kinect to Dance programme, which is occurring each Thursday, has been a hit with students once again. Students are learning new moves, keeping fit and having lots of fun as they learn new dances. This will culminate in a showcase where families will be invited to see the dances that have been learnt. So, keep the Thursday 30th of May at 2:20-3:10pm free so that you can see the dancers in action.

District Cross Country

We were lucky enough to have roughly 40 students attend the District Cross Country at the Hastings foreshore last Thursday. A great day was had by all with 17 students progressing to the next level. This was an outstanding effort given that there were 100 students in each race.

Mr Shannon remarked on the way that our students were demonstrating the Balnarring Way by being positive and supporting each other. A big thank-you must go to the teachers that attended on the day and the families who went to watch.

Kind Regards

Anne McDonald
Acting Principal


Wellbeing News

The ‘Balnarring Way’ is to
. Respect and care for self
. Respect and care for others
. Respect and care for the environment

As part of Balnarring’s wellbeing values– ‘The Balnarring Way’,  we will be bringing you regular updates of positive wellbeing initiatives that are happening around our school!

Here at Balnarring Primary School we are building resilient children; we get to see the amazing ways that children are resilient here at school, we wonder if they tell you about it at home?

Perhaps. rather than the typical ‘What did you do today?’, try some of these great questions that could give you more of a window into your child’s school day.

  • What made you smile today?
  • How were you kind today?
  • Who did you help today?
  • How did you bounce back today?
  • How did you make someone feel safer today?
  • How did you display school pride today?

Here are some of the ways students have demonstrated the Balnarring Way this week at school—

I am resilient as I embrace challenges– All the kids have had to show resilience as the Murnong we planted in Bimblemeer were eaten by the cheeky chickens! No worries, the Junior School are on the job of replanting soon, thanks to the help of our friends at Willum Warrain.

I maintain a safe environment for others– Billy in grade 1 knew there was some earthworks happening within our school grounds and bought his own caution tape in from home to keep everyone and our ‘worksite’ safe.

I show pride for my school–  Our foreman Steel and Hayden organised a delivery of dirt for our ongoing nature play space project around the Buddy Tree, and their crew worked tirelessly all week to get the earthwork done! We can’t wait to see the Grade Six’s design, our Foundation students sure had some great ideas for the area!



Supervision before school commences at 8.30 am and after school until 3.30 pm.

There is no supervision on Student Free Days.

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