26th August 2016

Term 3 at a glance:

31  Wednesday   Kinder Environment Day

7  Wednesday   Middlies 1/2 Environment Day
7  Wednesday   Indigenous Book Swap
8  Thursday   Littlies P/1 Environment Day
10  Saturday   Working Bee
13  Tuesday   Biggies 5/6 go to Camp
14  Wednesday   Committee Meeting @ 7pm
15  Thursday   Biggies 5/6 return from Camp
17  Saturday   Bush Dance @ St Marks Hall - 3.30pm
20  Tuesday  Garden Market @ 3pm
21  Wednesday   Middlies 3/4 Environment Day
22  Thursday   PE Concert
23  Friday   Last day of Term 3

From Steve....

On Tuesday we added another string to our Health/PE curriculum by introducing all of the students to some first aid skills.  Delivered by St Johns, the program was designed to equip each age group with potentially life saving knowledge. 

This week I've been lucky enough to be able to join the Biggies on their Port Arthur camp.  The combination of stunning coastal bush walks and the opportunity to engage the history curriculum through world heritage sites proved to be a remarkable partnership, which everyone enjoyed in their own way.

Have you got your tickets for the bush dance yet?

Just a reminder that the bush dance organised by the Social sub-committee, is fast approaching and tickets are on sale now. You just can't beat a good ho-down and a laugh to make you feel really good. So look out your Blunnies and buy those tickets.



Click on the Calendars
to view what's on!

Littlies - 'Home, Sweet Home'

Home is where my toothbrush is,
toasty, warm and merry! AMY


Term 3 sees the Littlies combining design and technology, social studies and material science to solve the architectural challenge of what does a building need to become a ‘home’. For the children, images of their home are the ultimate self-portrait. We have been working with the word itself, where ‘house’ is used as a verb, as it provides the fundamental needs of security, safety, health and happiness. ‘House’ therefore can be viewed as a form of garment or vessel that suits one’s life. Bellerive provides many opportunities for the children to venture out and glimpse homes from the past and compare these with modern domestic architecture. We have looked at homes from other cultures and geographies as well as modern examples of wild and amazing dwellings from international architects. Armed with a brief, the Littlies have been given the assignment to develop a design for a house on a vacant block on Fort Street, Bellerive. Their ‘Recipe for a house’ includes; 1 empty plot of land, a bucket full of ideas and an open chequebook! Final designs will be on display in the last week of term.


Littlies Collages of Home...

Have you got your tickets for the Bushdance yet?

Sat 17th September
3:30 (4pm start) – 7pm
St Mark’s Hall, Bellerive
4 piece Band:
As the Crow Flies

Bring a plate of food
to share.
BYO cup & plate
Tea/coffee provided.
$10 per family
(no door sales – please pre-purchase your ticket) 
Invite grandparents, relatives and friends too.

Contact Skye
or Andrea
for tickets and more information.

JACKETS ON! Tom's class have collected 96 jackets with still a week to go!

What's happening in the community...

Baby & Kids Market:  More info here


Australian Sports Camps:  Three day Sports Camps for 6-16 year old boys and girls at Ogilvie High School, Newtown. Cricket and Soccer 3, 4 & 5 October.
For more information contact ASC on 1300 914 368
or book online now by typing into your web browser.

Want to get fit? Feel energised? Train with some laid back 35+ people who enjoy keeping healthy in a fun and relaxed environment? Come and train at Blundstone Arena in a state of the art gym with indoor and outdoor facilities with Energy Health Concepts
Monday - Friday 6:00am-7:00am
Monday - Thursday 6:00pm-7:00pm
Group Personal Training: Boxing, Weights, Conditioning - all Group PT sessions with small class sizes
All levels of fitness - Come and try for 1 week for free
$35 week unlimited sessions
Or 12 sessions $198 Or 18 sessions $264
Sign up for three months of unlimited sessions by the end of August and as a Cottage School parent receive a free pair of leather boxing gloves! 
There are also unofficial extra classes run Tuesday and Thursday 9.45 and Sunday 8am (with Sherri)
It's lots of fun and very friendly!
Sherri Ring (Director)Energy Health Concepts

Social Circus Tasmania:

Bellerive Session 1:  
5-8 year olds

Time: 9am to 12pm
When: 27th & 28th September 2016 (2 sessions)
Where: St Marks Church Hall
Cnr Scott & Clarence Streets, Bellerive
Cost: $60 First child/$57 Second child
Bellerive Session 2:  
7-12 year olds

Time: 12.30pm to 3.30pm
When: 27th & 28th September 2016 (2 sessions)
Where: St Marks Church Hall
Cnr Scott & Clarence Streets, Bellerive
Cost: $60 First child/$57 Second child

Book at Social Circus or see Caroline for details.


4 - 10 Queen Street
Bellerive, TAS  7018


The school can be reached during business hours at:

Ph: 03 6244 3556


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