Primary School

23
May

Message from Karen Friede, Head of Primary School – May 2019

Listening Is Not The Same As Hearing Hearing refers to the sounds that you hear, whereas listening requires more than that: it requires focus. Listening means paying attention not only to the story, but how it is told, the use of language and voice, and how the other person uses their body. In other words, it means being aware of

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9
May

Record Breaking Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebrations!

On Thursday 9 May, we celebrated Israel’s 71st birthday with an incredible, Guinness-World-Record-breaking feat. Bialik College students and staff gathered together to create the world’s largest human menorah. It took 1048 students from the ELC through to the Senior School, as well as teachers and staff to form the shape of the menorah – what an exciting experience for all

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2
May

Anzac Assembly

On Monday 29 April, the whole school gathered together to honour and remember the ANZACs, 104 years since the Gallipoli landing. Lest we forget. We will remember them.

11
Apr

Pesach at Bialik

Each and every student at Bialik, from Kinder right through to VCE, experiences their own special year-level seder with age-appropriate themes and everyone gets the opportunity to participate. The Preps join with their Year 12 buddies and it is always a very special event. In the Primary School, the Year 4s have a wonderful interactive Pesach ‘extravaganza’ with their parents, full of

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4
Apr

Primary and Middle School Athletics Carnival

On Thursday 28 March, students from Years 2-9 had a ruach-filled day out in the sunshine at the 2019 Athletics Carnival. The Bialik College Parents’ Association sold icy poles to keep everyone cool and students of all ages gave it their best in the various track and field events. Mazel tov to Weizmann House for winning the day – an excellent

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28
Mar

Primary Interschool Chess Tournament

The Bialik Primary School Chess Team participated in an Australian Chess Federation Accredited Primary Interschool Tournament at North Balwyn Primary School. The team performed very well and placed 5th in a very competitive field. Our top performers were Ilay G, Nevoh H and Harvey R, who all scored 4 victories out of 7 rounds. All members, including our younger players

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21
Mar

Purim 2019

Purim is a highlight on the Jewish calendar for most but it is especially loved here at Bialik. Today, the students went above and beyond with their amazing outfits – the staff too! The atmosphere at school has been one of celebration and the energy has been high all day. Students were treated to an incredible Harry Potter multi-media immersion

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21
Mar

Bialik is Going Green(er)!

As a College, we’re always looking for ways to improve and lessen our impact on the environment. To this end, over the Summer, the Maintenance Department embarked on a massive project to replace all the light fittings in the school with LED panels. Over 2500 fittings needed to be replaced and the project is now 90% complete. Kol ha’kavod to

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21
Mar

Shave For A Cure a Huge Success

Kol ha’kavod to everyone who participated in Shave for a Cure. The Mazkirut organised an incredible lunchtime event, which raised over $7,600 for the Leukaemia Foundation! That’s a whopping amount and we were thrilled that so many students came down to the amphitheatre to shave, cut or colour their hair for this very worthy cause. A week before the event,

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21
Mar

In One Voice and In One Brush

Bialik College Students performed at the In One Voice festival on Sunday 17 March. The Grade 6 Performance Ensemble and the Primary Choir gave a beautiful performance of the Yiddish songs Yossi, Yossi and Ale Brider. All the performers displayed a professional attitude and gave their best in representing Bialik College at this community event. In addition to the musical

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