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Posts about events happening, or have happened, in the school.

Tell Me A Story: Arts & Literacy Festival

This Book Week (August 21–25), students at Brunswick East Primary School (BEPS) are learning all about what it means to tell a good story, and their experiences will stretch well beyond the humble book.

The week-long, whole-school festival champions literacy learning in the 21st century and features some of Victoria’s finest artists, musicians, community members, authors and illustrators, including The Itchy Scabs, the punk rock band playing “bad music for good children”; Alex Miles, author of the Olive Black and Zac Power book series; Gunditjmara elder Uncle Trevor Gallagher; and Footscray-based not-for-profit literacy centre, 100 Story Building, to name just a few.

For Brunswick East Primary School staff, good learning is all about engagement and community. “A good story has the power to bring us all together,” says literacy teacher and member of the festival organising committee, Mel Fulton. “For us, the week is a great opportunity for the kids to talk about their reading, writing and artistic projects with real-world writers and artists. When kids can see the purpose of something, and understand the possibilities for it, that’s when they really push themselves to make something special.”

Throughout the week, children will engage in workshops on subjects as diverse as idea-generating, comic book making, book binding, debating, performance, ochre painting, book publishing, oral storytelling, interviewing and poetry.

Between 5 and 7 pm on Thursday August 24, the school will be open to parents, carers and community members to come along and share in the learning. The school choirs will be performing, and members of the senior school will be performing a version of Macbeth from 6 pm. Written and artistic works produced by students throughout the term will also be on display in the learning spaces, and students and parents alike are invited to participate in an ‘open mic’ storytelling experience. Local book shop The Little Bookroom will be running a book stall featuring authors and illustrators performing at the festival.

On Friday August 25th, children will dress up as their favourite storybook character to raise money for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. The Itchy Scabs will close the festival with a live rock n roll performance on Friday afternoon. The Little Bookroom will also be announcing the winners of a whole-school short story competition early the following week.

Invitation – LC Open Evening

Parents are invited to come into the Learning Communities from from 3:30 pm on Thursday 9 February.

Teachers in years 1-6 LCs we will be having an Open LC and Information Session on that day, providing some updates on plans for 2017.

The LCs will be open for you to visit and catch up with teachers after school from 3:30pm.

The 123 LCs will then have a short information session at 5pm in Bicicletta.

The 456 LCs will have their information session at 5:30pm.

These information sessions are open for anyone to attend but will be geared primarily for those who are new to the school or new to the LC. The information given out at the sessions will be uploaded onto the website for all to read and for anyone who cannot make it on the night.

See you there!

How can you support the Twilight Market?

  • Please get your raffle tickets back ASAP so that we minimize the stress for organisers and maximize our profit.
  • Our first of three Rides Super Pass draws for early ticket sellers took place at Monday’s assembly, and two more will follow on November 14 and 21.
  • Get those books back even if you have not been able to sell all the tickets.
  • Put your name down to help for just one hour. If every adult gave 1 hour we would be overwhelmed with support. Please don’t leave it to just a few. Team up with a friend, dob in a partner, go to: It’s super easy and SUCH a big help.
  • Invite people along. There will be food live, drinks, live entertainment and a safe environment for your children to play and run around. What more could you want for a Friday night? Well there is more – come and find out what is on offer.
  • Book your Rides Super Pass at


Twilight Market – Unlimited Rides!

slideSuper Rides Pass now available for the 2016 Twilight Market

Kids just wanna have fun! And with a Rides Super Pass they can have non-stop fun with UNLIMITED access to all the great rides and attractions at the 2016 Twilight Market: giant slide, chair-o-plane, adrenaline rush, silent disco, and petting zoo.

Order a Rides Super Pass now at the early bird price of $23 until 13 November. From 14 November, passes will be available for $26.

Younger siblings and kids from other schools can order a Super Rides Pass too and collect it from the information booth on the day of the Twilight Market

Order online at