Bourchier Mail

School Newsletter - 20th Edition 16th December 2021

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from the principal

Dear Families


Term 4 and 2021 comes to a close tomorrow and what a year it has been.

We have been in and out of remote learning and lockdowns many times. Our children are just amazing and are so resilient.

To all our families we owe a huge thank you for your patience, tolerance, understanding and most of all your assistance when it came to remote learning.


Year Six Students

We said goodbye to our Year six children on Tuesday evening at their graduation ceremony and again yesterday at our final assembly. They have been the leaders of our school for the past 12 months and we thank them for their great contribution to our school over several years. We wish them good luck as they move on to Secondary school in 2022.


Staffing

We are saying goodbye to a few of staff members. Lisa Logue and Amy Hodge are going on family leave. We wish them well for the arrival of their babies early in 2022. Rebecca Natalizio is taking leave to do some travel and Andrea Wymond is being courageous and taking on a new challenge in another education setting. We wish Rebecca and Andrea every success in their ventures.


2022 School Year

School will commence for all students on Wednesday 2 February. Our staff will be engaged in some professional Learning for three days prior to this date. We hope 2022 is going to be a more stable year allowing our children to be at school every day.


COVID

Thank you to all families who have been going for testing over this past week. Unfortunately, we had some positive COVID fragments in our wastewater causing alarm bells to the Health Department. This evidence suggests that we have some positive cases. Thanks to everyone’s vigilance, we hope it will be under control soon.

I would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and look forward to seeing all children back at school in February 2022.

Good luck for a restful and safe holiday.


Kind regards


Denise Howley

school reports are now available via compass parent portal

Semester Two student reports are now available via the Compass Parent Portal. Please phone school office if you need to update your compass password to access the reports.


We also have a very large body of student work and teacher feedback on Seesaw. Student portfolios have grown considerably throughout the year. We are very proud of the efforts everybody has put in this year. Thank you for your contribution to their learning in what has proved to be another challenging year!

END OF TERM 4, FRIDAY 17TH DECEMBER AT 1.30PM

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If you don't have time to watch whole Christmas concert, click on the down arrow in youtube to show class time schedule

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIE8wIa2Fwc

Year 6 Graduate

The Year Sixes enjoyed their end of year break up at the cinema and pool. They had a great time celebrating their final days of primary school with their friends and teachers. After graduation night, the whole school said goodbye at the school assembly and we wish them all the best for their future endeavours.
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No canteen or Payments in front office tomorrow

No lunch orders tomorrow, Friday 17th December 2021.


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

2022 Curriculum (Student-Free) Days

Friday 28th January – Staff Professional Development

Monday 31st January – Staff Professional Development

Tuesday 1st February – Staff Professional Development

Tuesday 1st November – Report Writing

2022 FOUNDATION STUDENTS

Our 2022 Foundation students will commence school, Wednesday 2nd February and then have following 6 Wednesday off.


The week of Monday 21st March will be foundations first full week.

MEDICATION

Reminder to parents: If you have any type of medication for your child stored in sickbay, please collect before 1.30pm Friday. If medication is ongoing, this is a good chance to check the use by date.

Summer Camps

Dear Families
Due to our community being constantly affect by COVID our families have an opportunity to access some summer camping holidays for their children.

There are a number of different camp providers offering places across the State but spots are limited so they will be provided to the parents/students that first sign up. These are fully funded spots and parents should liaise directly with the camps, as advised in the letter attached. As the spots fill up, we’ll remove them from the site.

Bourchier Street 2022 camp dates

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Deposits are due for the below camps now, please make your payment via QKR

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.


Thanks

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missing library books

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BYOD - JB DISCOUNT


JB Hi Fi are offering a portal to offer discount pricing for selected school items just in time for Christmas. Currently, JB have a huge accessories catalogue out, and a clearance program for extra devices they have in stock. Click on the link below using the special school code to get the discount!



www.jbeducation.com.au/byod CODE: JBHIFI20222

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


https://www.eplatform.co/au/find-libraries/


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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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

Download Theircare poster below with all the details.

COMMUNITY NEWS

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If you would like to make a donation to basket of joy, please click the link below:


https://www.greatershepparton.foundation/?page_id=312
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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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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.