Each week at BHPS we focus on a Character Strength.

This week’s Character Strength was “Friendship.”

Students in 3A identified friendship as being kind to others, sharing, being loyal, being friendly, caring, playing with new friends, including others and many more.

We made “What makes me a good friend” hands on which we came up with 5 reasons why we are good friends to others.



What makes you a good friend?

Sports Day at Landy Field

On Tuesday all of the Grade 3-6 students from BHPS spent the day at Landy Field participating in our school’s house sports. It was the first time for the Grade 3’s, and everyone was excited and looking forward to the day.

I managed the hurdles and was so impressed by the way the students participated with such enthusiasm. It was a pleasure to be there helping and it was lovely to see so many parents too.

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Environment and Sustainability Inquiry topic

3 A Exploring our environment in term 3

This term the grade 3’s are investigating the environment and sustainability. It is hoped that the students will develop an awareness and understanding of the effects of people’s interactions with their environment and the ways in which these affect their lives.

The grade 3s will be asked to explore an area of interest and write a brief information report to present to the class.

Some ideas of areas that your child may be interested in researching and writing their information report on include:

  • An indigenous bird, plant, sea creature or animal.
  • A local sustainability project such as the hessian bags to ensure that there are no plastic bags to negatively impact on the sea creatures.
  • Environmentally friendly practices at home such as composting, recycling, worm farms, planting, being energy efficient.
  • The endangered hooded plovers.
  • National Parks.
  • The Bluff Marine sanctuary.
  • Walking/riding to school to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Our butterfly garden.
  • Sand dune environments.

Students will take the folder home home for 2-3 nights, write about their chosen topic of interest then, on return to school, share their findings. The highlights of their presentation will be shared on COMPASS. This is an open-ended task and has been designed to be a fun and enjoyable experience. This activity gives students choice to investigate something that is of particular interest to them. They can write as little or as much as they wish. It also gives them a chance to showcase their organisation and public speaking skills!


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What are you most interested in learning about this term?