St Bernadette's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 2 | WEEK 5 | 26 May 2023

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Good afternoon everyone,

Week 5 is always Wellness Week here at St Bernie’s and I hope you were able to find some time to spend on yourselves and your family. Our staff and students have been doing the same here at school and I hope you all enjoyed a week without homework. As a staff we did our best to make it a fun and engaging week for the kids with a host of fun, wellness activities run by staff and students.

On Thursday our Interschool Basketball Teams represented the school with pride and displayed excellent sportsmanship skills across the day. We had some good wins, and everyone had a great time. Thanks to Mrs Bowe and Mr Harrison for supporting our students at the carnival.

On Tuesday our Year 4 students spent the day at Kolbe to have a look around and to get excited for all the opportunities high school has to offer. Our students came back to school with many fun stories and enjoyed the different lessons they participated in. A reminder to all our parents that, like here at Bernie’s, it is really important that you enrol your children in high school as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

I have had a couple of queries from parents lately around our canteen and the sharing of food between students, especially in the younger years. Our staff do their best to make sure that students do not share food and we will continue to remind them regularly. It would be great if this could be reiterated at home. I have also spoken to the canteen about students buying each other food and they are aware of our rules and do their best to make sure there is no sharing. These are important rules as it means that parents are in control of what their children are eating.

Can I also please remind parents that our school gates open at 8.15am and students should be getting to school at or after this time. There is no supervision outside before this time and I have had a couple of reports that students have arrived very early and are hanging around out the front. If students are dropped off a minute or two early, can I please ask you to ensure they know to sit and wait calmly and stay away from the road. Oshclub also run from 7.00am as we do not have the staff or resources to open earlier than this.

Enjoy the weekend.


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Friday 2 June 2023

The following students will be receiving a Merit Award at next week's assembly. Parents and family are welcome to attend:

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A call out for your support!

We have always had an active and successful P&F at St Bernadette's but have noticed over the last few years that parent involvement has dropped.

We are now on a P&F mission to encourage Mums and Dads to get involved to help us create a larger voice.

Parents & Friends forms a vital link between parents, teachers and the leadership team. By working together as a community, we can create a collective parent voice at school council generate funding, improve facilities, and provide enriching opportunities for our children and their families. Parents & Friends provides a welcoming environment to new families and a mix of social and fund raising events. These include:

Picnic on the Green

School Disco's

Mother & Father's Day celebrations

Sausage Sizzles at open nights and sports carnivals

Your level of commitment is entirely up to you – you can be involved in lots of aspects of the P&F or in just a few initiatives. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, we really do need you!

Please chat to us and find out more about where you could help, we'd love to have you on board!

Debbie Little & Tracey Curtis

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Friendology U R Strong

Over the last few weeks the students from Years 3-6 have

been learning about friendships.

You may have heard the term ‘Friendship Fire’.

This is the name we use to explore normal conflict

between students.

Friendship Fire Info

The podcast below discusses:

  • The importance of friendship skills
  • Why being friends with everyone is bad advice

  • How to put a friendship fire out

If you haven't already signed up for your Free Parent Membership please visit:

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St Bernadette's Parish Pastoral Renewal Survey

Parents are asked to join in a survey, with the parishioners, to help collect information on our St Bernadette Parish. To complete the survey parents can use this QR code.

This survey is designed to find out what St Bernadette’s Parish is doing well, what areas need to improve and events that parents have enjoyed or would like to see. There is also a section based on volunteering and the ministries that parents, if able, can be involved in.

Once all the data is collated, St Bernadette’s Parish will be able to prioritise areas for improvement and create steps towards this. It is a process that the St. Bernadette’s Parish Council is hoping many parents will be involved in and we look forward to seeing the responses. Those who also belong to the parish can find a paper copy in the foyer of the Church.

Please complete the survey by Friday 30th June 2023. Thank you.

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Interschool Basketball

Our Year 6's girls and boys basketball teams participated in the inter-school competition at Mike Barnett yesterday. Everyone played very well and showed great sportsmanship. Well done to all the players who represented Bernie's so well!
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HBF Run for a Reason

Well done to Mila in Year 6 and Porsha in Year 3 who ran the

12km's at last Sunday's fun run. A great achievement for little legs!

Well done girls!

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Holy Communion Meeting

A reminder that the Parent and Candidate Holy

Communion Meeting with Father G is on

Saturday 27 May at 4.00pm.

School Canteen: Kingston's Kitchen

Our school canteen is only open on Mondays,

Wednesdays and Fridays.

Orders can be placed online via

before 9.00am or in person at the canteen.

Music Lessons through Keyed Up Music

Offering after school lessons for




Please register your interest at:

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Year 4 Holy Communion Meeting (parents & candidates) with Father G -

Saturday 27 May 4.00 -5.00pm

Year 4 Eucharist Retreat - Tuesday 30 May

Year 2R Assembly - Friday 2 June

Pupil free Day - Monday 6 June

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Term Dates 2023

Term 2: Wednesday 26 April - Friday 30 June 2023

Term 3: Tuesday 18 July - Friday 22 September 2023

Term 4: Monday 9 October - Friday 8 December 2023

Pupil Free Days 2023

Tuesday 6 June 2023

Monday 24 April 2023

Monday 17 July 2023

Monday 14 August 2023

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Please note that as this is a live calendar, dates and times may change occasionally.

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