Bourchier Mail

School Newsletter - 19th Edition 2nd December 2021

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from the principal

Dear Families

It is a busy time here at school.

Our children are enjoying excursions and incursions at the moment. Bowling, Kids Town, Mount Major and go jump have occurred and pool visits, the cinema and Mansfield zoo are to come. What lucky kids!!!

Last week our junior school took part in an amazing music making session with Jon Madden. The instruments were funky and our children certainly enjoyed this experience.

Junior school also took part in a late night at school. It replaced their sleepover which could not go ahead due to COVID. They had a fun night and retired home quite tired.

Our Year Six will enjoy a sleep out tonight at school in tents on our oval. There is much entertainment planned. We hope they also have a fun night and we also hope that they retire to their tents nice and early!

Year Five entrepreneurs were in action last week. The Kidpreneur program required our children to create their own business and sell their products in an effort to make a profit. They were all incredibly successful together raising well over $1000. Thanks to our entire school community for supporting these entrepreneurs.

We have a book amnesty at the moment. Please search cupboards, under beds, on shelves and all nooks and crannies around your house in search of lost take home stories, read aloud picture story books and Library books. No questions asked …. we just want them back to help build up our depleting supplies. Please send them back to school with your child ASAP.

Staff have been busy creating new classes for 2022. Next Tuesday December 7 is orientation day. Children will spend some time in their 2022 class with their 2022 teacher. This is a time to be introduced to each other and begin some relationship building. We also anticipate that this will help everyone climatise to their new learning environment a little before 2022 arrives.

Summer is finally here along with warm weather and our hot sun. Please ensure your child has a hat to wear during recess and lunch breaks in our playground.

We are doing well at the moment in regards to COVID. We have all classes at school!!! This term has been challenging with several positive cases reported. We will continue to be vigilant and thanks for helping. Unfortunately we cannot have families back on site yet. We appreciate you dropping off and picking up from outside our gates. If you do have cause to come to the office you will need to check in using the Qr code and display you vaccination status.

Kind regards

Denise Howley

Junior Activity night

The Year Ones had so much fun on Thursday at school for their activities night. This involved jumping castles, rock painting, jumping sack, egg and spoon races! The students also showed off their talent in a talent show.

orientation Day

Orientation Day is Tuesday 7th December from 8.30am to 10.55am for our 2022 Foundation Students where they will meet their classroom teacher.

Foundation to Y5 Students will spend time in their 2022 classroom with the teacher.

kitchen garden Cook Book

Bourchier Street Kitchen Garden program have produced a fantastic cook book with the tastiest recipes! They will make a great Christmas gift at only $10

The cookbook is now on sale via QKR and will be sent home with students. Don't miss out! Sales close 13th December 2021.


Sadly, our Junior Production was cancelled for this year, and we are doing up cash refunds for all who purchased tickets. We cannot refund via QKR, so students will be receiving the CASH REFUND which will be sent home with them on Monday, 6th December 2021. Please ask your child for the refund or check their bag for the envelope on Monday, 6th December after school.

Book Club - Scholastic

It’s Book Clubs final Issue for the year and it is loaded with incredible Christmas books, gift ideas and summer reading for all ages and interests.

Click on the link below where you can shop online without leaving home.

Orders close Friday 3rd December 2021

The catalogue can be downloaded below.

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No canteen or Payments in front office last day of school

Last day for lunch orders is Thursday, 16th December 2021. No lunch orders on last day of school, Friday 17th December 2021.

The school office will NOT be able to process any payments on last day of school due to end of year procedures. You can easily make school payments through QKR. Thankyou

Bourchier Street 2022 camp dates

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Foundation to Year 5 students NOT returning to Bourchier Street PS in 2022

If your child/ren is in Foundation to Year 5 and will not be returning to Bourchier Street next year, can you please contact the front office as we need to attend to the administration documents, and this will also effect allocating students to classes.

If you believe there is credit on your family statement please contact the office so a “Refund Form” can be sent home.


Hats are required for term 4

Hats are $10. Hats can be purchased from the front office or paid for via QKR.

Please remember to put your child's name on their belongings.

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Bourchier St E-Library

Did you know Bourchier St has an e-library?

Students are able to borrow books to read on their ipad.

You can access the elibrary via the website below

Search Bourchier St Primary School

Visit our library

Sign in on the top right corner

Sign in details will be your child's cases code and the password ebook01

Or download the app

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BYOD program

You don’t have to be a technology expert to get the best device for your child. Our JB Hi-Fi Solutions’ BYOD program is designed to make it easy to choose, buy and manage the devices your child needs to learn in the classroom and at home. We hope that the BYOD portal will take the stress out of technology and give you easy access to the right tools, devices and pricing to support your child’s learning.

Read more on our website:


Qkr! App

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!

At the beginning of each year you need to update your child's new class name.

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THeiRCARE - Before and after school care program

Theircare operates from Bourchier Street Primary School: Hours of operation: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Call us on: 0447 010 696 Service Address: Balaclava Rd & Bourchier Street, SHEPPARTON VIC

Download Theircare poster below with all the details.


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If you would like to make a donation to basket of joy, please click the link below:
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Get Lit Up this Christmas!

Can't find those houses smothered in Christmas lights and decorations around town? Use Lit Up! Download the App on your phone.

Lit Up will show all locations in a map view, explore your town or area to find the best lights. Users can add new locations so everyone can see the lights this Christmas! Just tap and hold on the map to add that location.

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Sunday 5th December

11am – 3pm

1949 Matheson Road Tongala

Guided Tours, Sausage Sizzle, Donkey Stalls & Patting Yards

Entry $20 per Car

Proof of Covid Vaccination Required Upon Entry

Enquires Welcome

03 5859 1410

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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.