St Bernadette's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 1 | 23 July 2021

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Message from Geordie

Good afternoon St Bernie’s,

Welcome back to Term 3! We have really hit the ground running this term and I feel really enthusiastic and energised after a good rest and an excellent first week. The buzz in our school has been a lot of fun and students have got stuck straight into their learning from Day 1 this week. As I said, our staff spent Monday discussing and brainstorming ideas for our Strategic Direction and yesterday we had an early childhood audit that looked at all aspects of our Kindy to Year 2 programs.

This morning we celebrated the start of our new Term with Mass. Our students participated beautifully and reverently, and I would like to thank Father Francis and all the parishioners for welcoming us into the Church. It was a lovely, reflective way to start the term.

This term we welcome the Campbell, Clarke, O’Neil, Bellemey and Awisan families into our school. I would like to thank all the staff and students for making them feel so welcome. As I walked around the classrooms this week it was awesome to see them with HUGE smiles on their face.

A quick reminder / plug for our Strategic Planning Forms that went home earlier this week. If you haven’t already seen it, please click the link below to have your say.

I hope you all have a great weekend - I am spending the weekend with Nonna and the Italian side of the family making sausages and pasta! Should be a laugh!

Geordie Thuijs


Merit Awards Friday 30 July 2021

Merit Awards are being presented during next week's assembly. This will be held at 8.50 am in the undercover area.

The following students will be receiving their awards, parents are welcome to attend.

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School Canteen - Kingston's Kitchen

Our school canteen is open on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please follow Kingstons Kitchen on Facebook for updates.

Menu and ordering details can be found at

Medication or Medical Plans

If any medication or medical plans have been changed since last term please provide the school with the updated paperwork as soon as possible.

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Ministry Update for Term

The Cultural Ministry are very busy this term with NAIDOC week and Hari Merdeka (Indonesia Day) for our students, so the Culture Club is taking a short break. This club will return in Term 4.

The Star Card trial in Term 2 was a success however, the Sports Ministry will be taking a pause in stamping over winter this term. The winner from last term will be announced at the assembly in Week 2.

Wonder who will be our $50 Rebel prize winner!! Star Card stamping will be back in term 4 when we have more sunshine!

Wheelie Wednesdays are our new 'active' focus for this term, this will replace Fume Free Friday's. Please check the school calendar for when our Wheelie Wednesdays are locked in to be in the draw for some very cool Your Move prizes.

Performing Arts Festival

On Thursday 22nd July Zac W and Allyra G represented St Bernadette's at the opening Mass for the Performing Arts Festival and were supported by Mrs Poasa and Mrs Resuggan. The Mass included liturgical dance, choir singing and a rock band from schools within the metropolitan region.

Zac and Allyra enjoyed a nice morning tea afterwards with other students who attended. The service was very colourful and engaging. Best wishes to our dancers who will be performing in the festival on the evening of the 20th August.

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Readathon August 2021

The month of August is MS Readathon Month. This very worthwhile cause encourages children to read whatever they would like and in doing so raise money for multiple sclerosis.

Parents can log into and register their child/ren to participate in the readathon simply by going to this site:

While this is a chance for fundraising, it is up to parents if they wish to participate in the fundraising

At School we will support the students in their reading, during library and in their classroom. As we all know reading is a fundamental skill in learning and the school is hoping lots of our students will join in.

School Disco - Saturday 7th August 2021

Our P&F have been very busy organising the school disco. This will be held on Saturday 7th August:

KG - Year 2 4.00 - 5.30pm

Year 3 - Year 6 7.30 - 9.00pm

Our school canteen, Kingston's Kitchen will be catering on the night so there will be lots of goodies on offer!

Permission slips have been sent home this week - please ensure they are returned by the 28/7/2021.

Changes to Administration Times

The school office will be open from 8.15am each morning and close at 3.30pm in the afternoons. If you are still on school grounds after 3.30pm, please note that the ladies in the office will not be able to attend to first aid issues at this time.

Please use outside of these times.

Community News

Well done to Rose H in Year 6 who has qualified for the Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective at Mount Lawley Senior High School's Languages program in 2022.

Super achievement, congratulations Rose!

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Plastic Bread Bag Collecion

The bread bag collection has now finished and all our bags have been packaged up into 2 big boxes ready for recycling!

Thankyou to everyone who supported this initiative! Go team Bernies!

Things to look out for in Week 2

  • Dance Troupe - 3 - 4.30pm - Wednesday 23/6/21
  • First Holy Communion Family Workshop - 1st session 4.30pm or 2nd session 6.00pm
  • Cross Country Training 3 - 3.40pm - Thursday 24/6/21
  • Assembly - Performance by 3 Red - Friday 30/7/2021

St Bernadette's Parents & Friends Association

Welcome to the school P&F where everyone is welcome to join.

If you would like to find out what is happening at our school, please join our P&F Facebook page:


Compliance and Policy section

This week we have included the Code of Conduct Section 7

Please have a read of this in your own time.

School Term Dates 2021

Term 2 Monday 19/04/2021 - Friday 02/07/2021

Term 3 Tuesday 20/07/2021 - Thursday 23/9/2021

Term 4 Monday 11/10/2021 - Friday 10/12/2021

Live Calendar link

Pupil Free Dates 2021

Monday 16/08/2021

Monday 24/09/2021