Year 5/6 Interschool Soccer
Recently selected students in Year Five and Six competed in the WACSSA Interschool Soccer. Well done to all the students that participated, you were awesome! Beechboro Christian School came 2nd in their division. Thank you to Mr Flynn for helping Mrs Cross with the team selections and coaching on the day.
Year 4 Excursion to the Shipwrick Galleries
On Tuesday June 6 students in year four visited the Dufyken replica ship and Shipwreck Galleries in Fremantle as part of their history learning about the discoverers who visited our West Australian shores.
The Duyfken was a small Dutch ship that sailed from Indonesia to New Guinea in search of gold and trade opportunities in 1606. Captain Janszoon and his crew did not find gold; instead they found the northern coast of Australia! Captain Janszoon was the first European to map and record Australia in history, so Duyfken’s voyage is significant in marking the beginning of Australia’s recorded history www.duyfken.com
Fortunately the sunny winter weather prevailed and everyone enjoyed eating their morning tea and playing on the equipment, including a giant web, at the Esplanade Park soon after arrival.
On the tour of the ship, students descended narrow staircases to access the three level s of the ship. The ship contained a kitchen, galley, sleeping quarters for the captain and housed equipment including ropes, canons, weapons, a huge anchor and steering pole called a whipstaff. It was home with rats, spices and crew members alike! Steven and Adam had the opportunity to act in a role play called Pirates of the Carribean where the cat ‘o’ nine tails had a starring role!
The Shipwreck Galleries tour provided students with the opportunity to discover various artefacts and equipment salvaged from shipwrecks along the West Australian coast, including those from the Duyfken and the Batavia.
Here is what some of our students had to say about the day:
Dev:I liked going to the museum, looking at the Duyfken, seeing what equipment they used and how they lived back then. I learnt how the pirates lived and how they invaded other ships. If I’d lived in those times, I’d have been lucky if I’d had spices because they were worth a lot of money.
Shinella:I couldn’t believe they didn’t have showers or toilets on board the Duyfken – I don’t know how they lived like that on a boat. They had to eat hard, stiff biscuits. I just thought ‘How would they survive?’
Alexis:I liked the role play on the Duyfken of the Pirates of the Caribbean best. I learnt that they valued the spices as they traded with them and even the bricks on the floor of the ship were traded.
The teachers, parent helpers and students returned to school tired but fascinated from their day of discovery!
Mrs Roth and Mrs Pearce
Sean W Smith Rocks It Out At BCS
Sean W Smith, one of Australia’s leading Christian children’s songwriters and performers, visited Beechboro Christian School recently teaching us all how to "rock what you've got'.
Through song Sean taught us how much God loves us all and no matter what others say or think we are perfect to God.
Thank you Sean W Smith! https://www.facebook.com/sean.w.smith.31
Rick the Rock's Visit to BCS
On Monday 29 May the students in Pre Primary to Year 6 were treated with a very special visit from Brad and Rick the Rock from the West Coast Eagles.
Brad and Rick the Rock talked to the students about being healthy. Having a healthy body and mind! The importance of fuelling our bodies with healthy foods like fruit, vegetables and lots of water. Having a healthy mind by being a good sport and being kind to others.
Rick the Rock challenged Peyton and Liam to a running race and was gallant in defeat!
A big thank you to Brad, Rick the Rock and the West Coast Eagles!
Year 3 Excursion - Perth Observatory
On Tuesday the Year 3 students went on an excursion to the Perth Observatory where they learnt how an analemmatic sundial works and made their own small scale sundial.
They were introduced to the wonderfully long process of taking photographs of the stars using a historical telescope from 1896 compared to modern photography and made their own astrograph. They also took part in activities that demonstrated the moon phases and how the planets move around the Sun.
Students and parents learnt a lot of interesting facts. It was a wonderful day!
Year 4 Mothers Day Celebrations
On Friday May 12 the Year 4 students hosted a morning tea to honour their mums for Mother's Day.
The students played a quiz game showing how much they knew about their mum, sang a heart-felt song called ‘You’re My Mum’ and served lemonade and scones with jam and cream, they had made.
The students also presented their mums with a gift – a porcelain mug they had personalised.
There was a terrific turn-out of mums and grandmas and the students enjoyed every moment they were able to celebrate this special time together.’
For Science this term, our Year 4 students have been learning about the characteristics of living things, as well as biodiversity and the importance of a healthy ecosystem. During the course of the term, they will investigate the life cycles of plants and insects and discuss various ways in which metamorphoses can occur.
During all of this, they are also keeping a plant diary to document how their own seedling is growing and will have an opportunity to look at earthworms under a magnifying glass.
In these photos, the students were investigating some of the living things we find right here on the school ground - even though we had to dig for some.
Keep up the great work, Year 4!
Year 2 Excursion to WA State Library and Kings Park
On Thursday 27 April the Year 2 students went on an excursion to the State Library of Western Australia. They visited an exhibition based on illustrations from the book ‘Simpson and his Donkey’ written by Mark Greenwood and illustrated by Frane Lessac. The book is a historical narrative written about John Kirkpatrick Simpson and his donkey Duffy during the period when the Australian soldiers were at Gallipoli during World War I. On display were the original illustrations, sketches and draft materials for creating the book. The students completed a self guided tour examining the connections between the text and the images and how they can evoke emotional responses. The also participated in a workshop where they used iPads to find more information about Simpson, Gallipoli, the ANZACS and World War I. Students found newspaper articles from 1916 and photographs from Gallipoli and of Simpson and his donkey.
Once the workshop was competed they travelled to the Kings Park War Memorial to contemplate the great sacrifice that men and women made for our freedom during many wars. This was followed by lunch and a play at the Lotteries Playground.
The students enjoyed the day and spent time writing a recount reflecting on their experience. Lest We Forget!
Year 3 Excursion to WAIS
Recently the year 3 students attend an excursion to the West Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) as part of their theme this term 'The Olympics'. At WAIS the students learnt about the dedication and hard work that is required to become an elite athlete.
Year 5/6 Interschool Soccer
On Friday 10 June students from 15 schools took part in an interschool soccer competition at Ashfield Reserve. Teams were made up entirely of Year 5 & 6 students. From Beechboro we fielded a team of enthusiastic and talented students who gave their best in matches versing teams from Emmanuel, Hillside, Southern Hills and Kings schools and colleges. In the first four rounds the scores were always were nearly always within one goal of other teams – and in the final we lost by one goal to the team from Kings school. This result put us fourth on the ladder for the day. We congratulate our students on a great day of soccer!
Year 5/6 River Rangers
Virtually on our backdoor is the beautiful Bayswater Riverside Gardens. On 19 May the Gardens proved to be a great venue for Year 5.6 River Rangers for a day of bird watching, water testing and invertebrate sampling. Perhaps the most exciting part of the day was visiting Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary serves to help clean stormwater from the local area before it reaches the river system. It does this with 250,000 native plants which thrive on the nutrients from storm water. What did the students think? Jasmin Vermeulen simply said, “Today was great, the best school day!”
Year 3 to Perth Observatory
The Year 3 students recently attended an excursion to the Perth Observatory https://www.perthobservatory.com.au/
Students saw how a historical telescope (1896) was still being used in the 1990s for astrophotography. They were introduced to the long drawn out process of taking photographs in the past which is compared to modern photography.
They also participated in activities to demonstrate moon phases and why we only see one side of the moon and looked at shadows and how they change as the sun appears to move across the sky.
Students learnt the order of the planets in the solar system along a scaled route. It was a fabulous day!
Year 1 to Hillaries
Year 4 to Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
Yesterday the Year 4 students visited the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. They were entertained and immersed in a skilfully presented dramatisation of “The Little Prince” written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, which has been the focus of our reading comprehension programme this semester.
The story examines the conflict between the childlike and pure beliefs of a young boy, in contrast to the standards of the adult world. It has been inspiring to bear witness to the poignant discussion of what the story means from a Christian perspective in class, and has emphasised to students that what we do for our neighbours from a position of love, is much more important that what one receives in return. Additionally, it emphasises that exploration and questioning leads us to learn more about ourselves and the places in our world.
It was a pleasure to listen to the students’ thoughts, praise and constructive criticism of the production in class, as it emphasised their true appreciation and understanding of the author’s message that:
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the human eye.”
Year 3 to Caversham Wildlife Park
Year 5/6 Excursion to FESA
‘The Year 5/6 Excursion to FESA’s Heritage and Cultural Centre on 1 March proved to be lots of fun – but with a serious side too. Students learnt that most household fires start in the kitchen. They also discussed and practiced evacuation strategies that best help everyone in the event of a fire at home. With great guides to help us, including a retired fireman to show us all the equipment, the students did everything from climbing over a fire truck to checking out a historic fire station in the heart of our city.
If you have a question about fire safety, make sure that you ask a Year 5/6 student soon!’
Compassion Day 2015
Football Clinic and "The Eagles"
Year 5 - 98.5 Sonshine FM
Year 3 - Fathers Day
Book Character Dress Up Day
Year 6 - Scitech
Year 4 - Maritime Museum
Year 3 - Perth Hills
Eistein Discovery Day
Tuesday 12 May was Einstein Discovery Day at Beechboro Christian School. Students in Year 1 - 6 participated in activities, learning and discovering the wonders of Science and Maths.
Early Learning Discovery Area - Offical Opening
Friday 1 May we held the offical opening of the Early Learning Discover Area. With a flick of a switch the riverbed was flowing with water. Students loved playing in the river bed and exploring their new area. Special thanks to David Streeton, Karen Morton, Llew Broun and Janet Clark for all the hard work you put into creating this wonderful area. Thanks also go to Dr Natalie Leitao and Steven Coote for officiating today.
They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do. Psalm 1:3
ANZAC Day Assembly
Beechboro Christian School honours our past and present service men and women in an Anzac service today.
On the first day of Term 2 virtually no Year 5 student had even heard of Walyunga National Park. By the Thursday of week 1, students had not only visited Walyunga but had become River Rangers and taken part in water sampling, bird watching, a scavenger hunt and identifying macro-invertebrate in the water samples. Thanks to the hard work of Nana Lynn, all students and staff also shared in a great BBQ lunch.
This term Year 5 has partnered with River Rangers so to help each student be more environmentally aware and to help the environment through various projects. Further information about River Rangers can be found at http://www.riverguardians.com/education/river-rangers-cadet-program
Year 6 - DFES
Year 2 - Cicerello's
Carols By Candlelight
On Friday 5 December Beechboro Christian School held its own Community Carols by Candlelight.
Although the weather was uncertain and we had to relocate to the Big Top area, this did not deter close to 500 people attending. The Sausage Sizzle and LED Candles were very popular!
Items were performed by each class as well as our Senior and Junior Choirs. The communal singing of some traditional carols allowed everyone to exercise their vocal chords and Father Christmas even made an appearance.
Well done to all the students who performed wonderfully on the night!
Thank you to all the staff for working hard to make this event successful. A special thanks to Mrs Posthuma and Mrs King for steering this event and for the Barker Family for your tireless efforts.
The staff at Beechboro Christian School would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and safe holidays.
Isaiah 9:6........For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Year 6 - Girls High Tea
On Wednesday 12 November, our year 6 girls were treated to a High Tea organised by Mrs King and Mrs Royle. The girls were privileged to hear from guest speaker, Brisita Rojas – Youth Pastor at Riverview Church, who spoke to the girls about the importance of making good friend choices when transitioning into High School. Mrs Flynn, our former chaplain, was also an invited guest. The girls enjoyed a delicious selection of sandwiches, pastries, cupcakes and sweets.
Year 5 - Number 1 Pumping Station Mundaring Weir
Year 1 - Caversham Wildlife Park
Year 2 - Nine Studio Perth and Woodbridge Reserve
Year 4 - Canning River Eco Education Centre