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The Bounty Bite Cafe

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Orders are already being taken for The Bounty Bite. The school cafe is open from Tuesday 27th January 2015 from 8:00am. Lunch orders are available over the counter from 8:00am and online through Flexischools before 9:00am. Click below for the Term 1 Menu.

Term 1 menu 2015

2015 Information

School begins on Tuesday 27th of January 2015. Below you can find the times that the Bounty Boulevard State School Uniform Shop is open. Class lists will be posted in the Hall from 12:00pm on Friday 23rd January 2015. Along with the class lists there will be a map with the locations of all of the classrooms. If you need to contact the staff at Bounty Boulevard State School, follow the appropriate links under the Contact Us tab on the right hand side of the website.

2015 – Uniform Shop Information

Click on this link for the full PDF

Setting Up Family Sharing for B Connected Students

It is recommended that parents consider setting up Family Sharing for Year 1 – 6 students participating in the B Connected program in 2015. Essentially, children under the age of 13 can be set up with their own Apple ID which is managed by a parent. The parent has complete control of items to be purchased from iTunes. In 2015, teachers are planning to utilise iTunes U to distribute digital content to support your child’s classroom learning. To access the private iTunes U course, created by he classroom teacher, students will need to enter an Apple ID. It’s recommended that the Apple ID to be entered is the student’s Apple ID rather than the parent’s Apple ID. Through Family Sharing, a parent will authorise student access to the iTunes U course.

Family Sharing

What is Family Sharing?
With Family Sharing  one adult in the family, the family organiser, agrees to pay for any iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases that other family members initiate while they’re part of the family group.

Who Pays?
After you set up your family, any time a family member initiates a new purchase it will be billed directly to your account unless that family member has gift or store credit. First, their store credit will be used to pay the partial or total bill. The remainder will bill to the family organiser’s card.

Who owns the content?
Once paid for, a purchased item is added to the account of the family member who initiated the purchase. In other words, the content belongs to them, much as it would if you were buying them a book or a DVD. If Family Sharing is ever disabled, each member will keep the purchases they initiated, even though they were paid for by the family organiser.

Approving purchases with Ask to Buy
You can turn on Ask to Buy to require approval for purchases initiated by any family member who is under 18 years old.

On your iOS 8 device – Ask to Buy

  1. Tap Settings > iCloud > Family, and tap your family member’s name.
  2. Turn on Ask to Buy.

You can also do this on Yosemite on an Apple Mac.

What is Ask to Buy? 
Ask to Buy is a feature of Family Sharing, and the family organiser can turn on Ask to Buy for any family member who isn’t an adult. When a family member initiates a new purchase or free download, a request is sent to the organiser if Ask to Buy is on.

The organiser can review the item and make the purchase or decline the request right from their own iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 8 or Mac with OS X Yosemite. If the family organiser makes the purchase, the content will download automatically to their family member’s device. If it’s declined, no purchase or download will take place.

Make a request
If Ask to Buy is enabled for your account, browsing the store is the same as always, but before a purchase is complete, a request will be sent to your family organiser. You need to use these steps to send a request to your organizer:

  1. Tap the price on the item that you want to get.
  2. If asked, enter your Apple ID and password.
  3. Tap Ask. Your request will go to the organiser. You can also tap “approve it in person” if the organiser is nearby and they can make the purchase directly from your device. After the purchase is made, your content will download to your device automatically.

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Even if you make multiple requests for the same item, your organiser will get only one notification.

Make or decline a purchase
If you’re the organiser, you can use these steps to make or decline the purchase from your iOS device with iOS 8 or Mac with OS X Yosemite:

  1. Open the notification to see the item that your family member wants to get. (See your notifications on your Mac or iOS device.)
  2. Approve or decline the purchase.
  3. If you approve, you need to sign in with your Apple ID and password to make the purchase.

After it’s purchased, the item is added to the family member’s account and shared with the rest of the family group. If a family member downloads a previous purchase again, downloads a shared purchase, installs an update, or uses a redemption code in the store, the organiser won’t get a notification.

If the organiser doesn’t make the purchase or decline the request, it will be deleted after 24 hours, and the child will need to make the request again.

Semester Two Summative Reports

Emailed Wednesday 10th December 2014

The students at Bounty Boulevard State School have enjoyed an action packed year of Learning, Love and Laughter. Students have been dedicated to demonstrate their learning through a variety of experiences and assessments.  The Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Framework outlines the requirements for each Queensland state school to deliver the curriculum for Preparatory to Year Seven. In implementing the P-12 Curriculum schools are required to assess, monitor and capture student achievement.

Each semester the school provides a summative report card for all students to their parents / carers. The Semester Two report will be emailed to parents in the afternoon of Wednesday 10th December 2015. All Government schools in Queensland use the OneSchool system to generate report cards. Therefore, for your inbox to receive your child’s report, please ensure the following OneSchool email address is added to your safe sender list: OneSchool.application@dete.qld.gov.au. If you can not see you child’s report in your inbox, please check your junk mail folder or your spam folder. Ensuring that your inbox is not over quota or unattended, will also support that you receive your child’s summative report for Semester Two. For families requiring an additional report, an email has been sent to those that were able to be sent by email. Otherwise, a paper copy of your child’s report will be available tomorrow at the school office.

Understanding Your Child’s Report Card

Students have accessed the Australian Curriculum for English, mathematics, science, geography and history.  Teachers use the C2C resources provided by the Department of Education, Training and Employment to support the Australian Curriculum. Students complete standardised assessments which are then moderated with other classes within the school and also with other local state primary schools.

In the Semester 2 summative report cards, teachers have evaluated student work based on our C2C (and if relevant, English as an Additional  Dialect (EAL/D) units) assessments tasks in English, mathematics, science, geography and history.

With the implementation of a new curriculum, report card results may also reflect students’ ‘learning curve’ in terms of the change in expectations for learning in their year level.  This is not cause for concern, as teachers are adapting and adjusting their teaching/learning to ensure that students receive the necessary prior knowledge and are supported through their learning tasks.

The current Australian curriculum has been reviewed and adjusted over the last two years, based on feedback from teachers. It is worth noting that report card results in English, mathematics, science, geography and history this semester are based on the new content descriptors and year level Achievement Standards from the Australian Curriculum. For further information on the Australian Curriculum standards visit the online curriculum at http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/

Over recent years, parents, students and teachers across Queensland have become more familiar with a 5-point scale (e.g. A-E) process for reporting in all schools. The new system schools are using refers to attainment standards called “benchmarks of achievement” or “criteria.” So what makes an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ etc is predetermined by a scale of achievement. Any student who shows evidence of meeting a particular level, deserves that benchmark grade.

What a “C”  grading means:

  • that the student has met the criteria for a learner to be at the appropriate age level.
  • that the student is achieving the standard at their Year Level. The best description is to say that a ‘C’ means that the student’s academic development is exactly where it needs to be for their age cohort.
  • attaining a ‘C’ for Achievement means you are ON TARGET for your age level.

To achieve a ‘B’ grading students must demonstrate a higher level of achievement. To achieve an ‘A’ grading the student must demonstrate that they are superior in their learning. Only a small number of students achieve an a standard. An ‘A’ grading is not awarded automatically to the top students in the class , but more so to the students who have achieve a high level of knowledge and understanding against a guide to making judgement.