Bourchier Mail

School Newsletter - 11th Edition - 21st July 2022

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from the principal

Dear Families


Term Three promises to be full of excitement for all our learners.


Camps

Year Five have been on camp this week and enjoyed some chilly nights but beautiful days. Their ride on Puffing Billy was a highlight.


Our staff do an amazing job during camps. We certainly appreciate their commitment and extend our gratitude for giving up their own family time for a few nights to care for the children in their class. Camp gives our children a wonderful experience to develop some independence and build great relationships with peers and teachers.


Years three and four students will soon experience their second camp which we know will be heaps of fun.


Playground

Our yard is a fun place to be, at the moment. We have a knew game called Frisby Golf where we all can test out our frisby throwing accuracy skills. The bicycles and scooters around our walking/riding/running track are engaging many children. The sports shed has some new equipment to be borrowed and lots of staff in the yard playing with the kids is popular.

We want our children in the yard to be engaged in outdoor activities with their friends and develop healthy bodies and mindsets.


Enrolment

We are having many visitors to our school at the moment. Families with preschool children are taking tours. If you know of any family who has a pre-schooler please encourage them to visit us.


Also, if you have a pre-schooler at home who you intend sending to Bourchier next year we would appreciate your completed enrolment form as soon as possible. Our transition Program commences on Friday 19 August 2022.


Masks

Just a reminder about the wearing of masks. DET has an expectation that we all wear masks indoors at school. We cannot mandate this but we certainly appreciate your cooperation by encouraging your child to wear one. Please send a mask to school with them each day.

We have had many children absent and several staff away due to COVID, flu and gastro. We hope mask wearing will help keep us all healthy and well so that we have everyone here at school.


The coffee Van visits our school on Tuesday and Thursday mornings if you would like a coffee or hot chocolate feel free to join the que.


Kind regards

Denise

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Anges soup was a big hit in the kitchen!!

Year 4's enjoyed making Super Food Soup on Tuesday using ingredients straight from Bourchier veggie patch! The kids loved the soup so much, that they had three servings! Ange was so happy and proud to think they thought it was so tasty!
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Pie Drive - Get your orders in!

Bourchier St Primary School in conjunction with TATURA HOT BREAD have teamed up to help raise funds to keep improving the facilities of Bourchier Street Primary School.

Tatura Hot Bread is famous for their award-winning Vanilla Slice and all products will be freshly baked and suitable to go straight into the freezer, if you wish.

To increase your order, encourage work colleagues, family and friends to order. The more you order the more you help our school.

Make your choice from the attached list below, and pay for your order via QKR or CREDIT CARD.

Delivery of the goods will be in August!

Bookclub orders


Scholastic book club orders are now open.


Order online now through the LOOP platform. www.scholastic.com.au/loop

For cash payments, please ensure you have the correct money and that the envelope is securely sealed with your completed order form.

Orders close 1st August 2022.

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Change of guards on the Crossing

Chris the Crossing lady will be away for the coming 5 weeks, so you will notice a new person on Balaclava Road getting our Bourchier students safely to school.

The Balaclava child care centre is a private park, so please refrain from parking there.

Please respect other people’s private driveways, and adhere to parking signage or you may receive a fine!

SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY!

Bourchier Street School uniform is compulsory

Our School uniform must be worn every day as it helps children develop a sense of identity and promote a positive image.

Bomber Jackets, Beanies and Hats can be purchased via QKR from the school.


The following uniform shops supply full uniform.

The School Uniform Shop, 183 Corio Street, Shepparton

Shepparton School Uniforms, 62 High Street, Shepparton

Quality Teams, 27 Benalla Road, Shepparton


Our Second-hand uniform shop opens Monday to Wednesday 8.30am to 9am in the foyer of the school hall.


Please ensure that children have all of their property named so they can be returned to their owners. Lost property is located in the foyer of the school hall.

If a student arrives late to school, please report to front office so this can be marked on the roll. thankyou

2022 Parent Payments

Thankyou to the families who have already contributed to our 2022 parent payments that allow us to deliver quality programs and learning experiences.


We have forwarded the 2022 Parent Payment arrangements in previous week. This includes payment options such as QKR and CentrePay or you can simply phone the front office and pay by Eptpos.


Please contact the front office if you have any queries - 58 213 488

YEAR 6 CANBERRA CAMP Wednesday 7th DEC to SAT 10th DEC 2022

Just a reminder to keep up the payments for the Year 6 Canberra camp via QKR or phone the office to make payment over the phone. Due to change of date, and you've decided your child is not going on camp, please phone the front office to advise. 58 213 488 Thankyou

Camps incursions and excursions

As part of the Positive Start initiative launched by the government our children are eligible for free camps, incursions and excursions during the next two terms.
Our children have endured some unexpected disruptions to school over the past two years. To help them re-engage and experience some fun we have tapped into these offers.

Years Three, Four, Five and Six children will be offered a fee camp and our Foundation, Years One and Two children will experience a free incursion or excursion.

Year Four - Gundiwindi Lodge from 8 August to 10 August
Year Three - Camp Toolangi from 5 September to 7 September

Year One - Incursion Pinocchio on Friday, 12th August

2023 Foundation Students

If you know of new families with a foundation child next year, please let them know they can phone the school and make an appointment for a personal one on one tour. 58 213 488


If you are a current family with a foundation child next year, please phone front office and we will send home an enrolment pack with sibling.


This is an opportunity to view our school's quality programs and supportive learning programs.


Visit our website www.bourchierps.vic.edu.au for a virtual tour and more enrolment information.

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reporting covid positive

Reminders
​Monitor closely for symptoms. Children must stay home and get tested if showing symptoms. If test positive, isolate for 7 days until negative. Notify the school that your child has tested positive.Test twice a week during school time.


We need everyone healthy and fit so that learning at school can continue. We all know what remote learning is like and we dont want to go back to that.

Please talk to your children about the importance of mask wearing and please send a mask each day to school with your child. Our junior school children are not required to wear a mask but we certainly encourage it if they are comfortable to do so.

If your child is a household contact they must take 5 rapid antigen tests (RATs) over 7 days and receive negative test results and wear a face mask (if over 8 years old) in indoor spaces.


Children who have had COVID do not need to test for 30 days after isolation has ended..

If your child tests positive please register this on COVID Test Portal or call the school to inform us and we will register for you. Please do not register negative results.

Please consider getting your child vaccinated if you have not already done so.

Breakfast Program Donations

THANKYOU for your donations - Its very much appreciated!

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Compass

Often Bourchier Street communicates to our families via the Compass app, important information of what is happening within the school. Sometimes you are prompted through your email to open important news items. Please make sure your email is up to date, so you do not miss valuable information. Please phone front office 58 213 488 if your email address needs updating. If your child is absent from School, please logon to Compass to document this.

Qkr!

Every family needs to download the Qkr! app which will enable you to pay school fees, purchase hats/jackets, order lunch through the canteen and purchase tickets for special productions etc.


Simply download on your phone and you will see how easy it is to manage!

COMMUNITY NEWS

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Junior Stadium Netball 2022

NEW COURTS – VISY CENTRE !!!

Light and Bright Courts with viewing room

with heating & tea/coffee provided free.

“Learn as you Play” games for 6 to 7 year old players

every Friday this term at 4.00pm.

Girls 6 & 7 are supported in games by teaching Instructors.

Games are fun and encourage positive play in a team environment.

Girls from various schools registered for Term 2. New to Netball or Skills based program participants welcome to join.

Term 2 fee $70 for 9 Weeks.

For information/registration call Kylie 0419998190

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Thank you to our supporters!

link for Bourchier Street school policies

Child Safe Policy

Bourchier Street Primary School has a zero tolerance of any form of child abuse. The school is committed to acting in children’s best interests. The safety and wellbeing of children at this school is our highest priority. We want children to be safe, happy and empowered.