St Bernadette's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 2 | 29 July 2022

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Message from Geordie

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope our students and families have had a smooth start to the term. On Thursday, our whole school were shaking in their boots, walking the plank and scouring the school for buried treasure to celebrate the Kindy Pirate Day and this morning our Year 5 classes entertained us with their NAIDOC Assembly and Dreamtime Story performance.

We have a lot happening in our Phys Ed lessons with Rugby clinics and preparation for our Cross Country Carnival well under way. Mrs Bowe and Mrs Watson have changed up the course for our Year 5 and 6 students this year which should be a heap of fun and provide some extra interest and challenge for our older students. It is also designed to make the finish line easier to manage and better for spectating. I am sure it will be a heap of fun.

We'd also like to welcome our new students who joined our Bernie's community this week.

After the success of our Mother’s Day festivities earlier in the term, our staff are currently organising a Father’s Day Breakfast on Friday the 2nd of September followed by the Pre Primary Assembly. We encourage our students to bring a significant man in their life to come down for a bacon and egg burger, shoot some hoops and have a chat before school. Please save the date and we will send more info out next week.

Many of you will have noticed that a lot of time, effort and resources have gone into getting the junior grassed area green, level, and healthy. This is working well, and we hope that with a few weeks of love, it should be back to full use soon.

Enjoy the weekend!

Geordie Thuijs


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Save the dates - Sports in Term 3!

Sport - WHATS ON!

Week 2 - Running Club starts. Years 3 - 6 (Monday afternoons).

Week 4 - School Cross Country

Week 4 - Interschool League Tag (Year 6 only)

Week 9 - Interschool Cross Country

Weeks 9/10 - Swimming Lessons - notes sent home this week. More info to follow.

Cross Country Carnival - Friday 12 August

Please find the timetable for our Cross Country Carnival. These times may vary slightly on the day, please use these as a guide.

We are still also looking for parent helpers to assist with our Cross Country Carnival on Friday 12th August. If you are able to help out, please email us on

Save the Date: Father's Day Breakfast - Friday 2 September

More information to follow.
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Operation Christmas Child

Thank-you to the generosity of our families who have already brought in the gifts for our boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The students have been very excited to bring in their gifts! Over the next two weeks we will be collecting socks, t-shirts, shoes, scarves, etc. Please make sure these items are new. Thank-you for your generosity and supporting your child to participate in the experience of giving.


For ideas on what to bring, please look on the website:

Bread Bags

A reminder that we are still collecting bread bags. We have a labelled blue plastic tub in the undercover area that is designated for collecting these.
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Covid Reporting & Absentees

A gentle reminder to please use the Self Reporting portal to register if your child is positive. It is important that we continue to monitor numbers across the school and also to provide home learning to those that are at home. Please use the link:

If your child is away from school for any other reason, please use the online absentee form on our website.

School Photo's

Our school photo's have now gone to print and we expect delivery in approx week 4.
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Tuning into Kids: Emotionally Intelligent Parenting Workshop

Second Hand Uniforms

A quick reminder that we have a second hand uniform face book page: St Bernadettes CPS Buy, Sell & Swap Uniforms.

Things to look out for next week

  • Running Club - Monday 1 August 3.15 - 4.00pm
  • Bishops Religious Literacy test, Yrs 3 & 5 - Wednesday 3 & Thursday 4 August 2022
  • Ricky Grace Basketball - Friday 29 July 3.15 - 4.15pm

School Canteen

Our school canteen, Kingston's Kitchen is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Ordering can be made in person at the canteen or via Spriggy School.

Steps to get started:

  • Go to to register and download the app.
  • Add a profile for each of your children, making sure you select SCHOOLNAME and your child’s class.
  • Start placing lunch orders! You can place orders up to 4 weeks in advance.

If you have any questions, please contact Spriggy Schools via their website.

Live Calendar 2022

School Term Dates 2022

Term 3 Tuesday 19/07/2022 - Thursday 23/9/2022

Term 4 Monday 10/10/2022 - Friday 09/12/2022

Parent Handbook 2022

Pupil Free Dates 2022

Monday 15/8/2022

Monday 7/11/2022