St Bernadette's Primary School
NEWSLETTER | TERM 1 | WEEK 9 | 31 March 2023
What a week! We have all 4 seasons of weather, our Year 3 students ventured to Penguin Island for their excursion with staff and some enthusiastic parents, our Yr 4 – 6 Swimming Team competed at the Interschool Competition down at Aqua Jetty in the rain (great effort guys), we had the first of our two Edudance Concerts which were high-energy and engaging, and our Year 2 class entertained us with their assembly this morning. A huge thanks to all the parents who came to our P&F Meeting after assembly, this was a great discussion with lots covered. A particular thanks to Jacquie Deshon, our Wellbeing Coordinator, for coming down to introduce the Friendology Program to parents and to discuss opportunities for parent workshops on Cyber Safety here at school.
I hope you all have a great weekend and we look forward to a short week of fun and learning to end the term.
Penguin Island Excursion
On Thursday Year 3 Red and 3 Blue went to Penguin Island and it was amazing. We saw so many penguin houses. Exploring the island was the best part because there were caves. The sand felt squishy between my toes. Just before lunch we attended the feeding session. The lady who hosted the session told us lots about penguins. Their predators are sharks and seals. At the end we built sandcastles and there were three teams that won. It was a wonderful excursion.
By Neave M
We had so much fun at Penguin Island. We enjoyed dipping our feet in the water and best of all was the sandcastle competition. All the castles were awesome. When it was judging time there were two groups that got a tie. My group and Kayde’s group won. We had an amazing day at Penguin Island.
By George K
Reconciliation Workshop Reminder
School Canteen: Kingston's Kitchen
Wednesdays and Fridays.
Orders can be placed online via www.spriggyschool.com.au
before 9.00am or in person at the canteen.
Remember to wear yellow or orange t-shirts/accessories
Runner's Club Winners!
As their reward, children in Pius House can wear a t-shirt of their choice, with their school shorts/skorts next Tuesday 4 April and will receive extra play time at lunch on that day too!
Interschool Swimming Carnival
Parish Holy Week Mass Information
Stations of the Cross tonight at 6pm
Palm Sunday Mass 2 April - 7:30am and 9am (or Saturday 6pm)
Holy Thursday Mass 6 April - 7pm
Good Friday Stations of the Cross - Friday 7 April - 10am
Good Friday Mass- Friday 7 April - Veneration of the Cross 3pm
Easter Saturday Vigil 7pm
Easter Sunday 7:30am or 9am
Reconciliation (confession) is on offer before mass this Saturday. Arrive at 5:15pm.
Alternatively Our Lady of Lourdes in Rockingham offer Reconciliation on Saturday 11.30am -12.30pm; 4.30pm -5.30pm.
Music Lessons at St Bernie's
Singing for Kids
Choirs4Kids provides a singing program for local kids to develop their voice further and sing for fun. Songs are modern, upbeat with a focus on vocal skills in the process. We work on helping kids find their confidence through the power of singing.
Term Two offers an in person choir in Port Kennedy for ages 7 to 13 on Wednesdays 3.30pm at the Port Kennedy Community Centre.
Special offer for Term Two bookings - their unique online singing program is offered complimentary for new sign ups.
Please ensure your order form and money is returned to school
Friendship Day - Weds 5 April
Ricky Grace Basketball - Wednesday 5 April: 7.45 - 8.30am
EduDance Concert - Red Classes & 3B - Wednesday 5 April: 2.00pm
3B Reconciliation Student/Parent Workshop - Wednesday, 5 April⋅4:00 – 5:00pm
3R Reconciliation Student/Parent Workshop - Wednesday, 5 April⋅5:30 – 6:30pm
Crazy Sock Day - Thursday 6 April
Easter Raffle Draw & Icy Poles - Thursday 6 April
Last Day of Term 1 - Thursday 6 April
First day of Term 2 - Wednesday 26 April
Anzac Day Service & request for pictures
Term Dates 2023
Term 1: Wednesday 1 February - Thursday 6 April 2023
Term 2: Wednesday 26 April - Friday 30 June 2023
Term 3: Tuesday 18 July - Friday 22 September 2023
Term 4: Wednesday 11 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
Please note that as this is a live calendar, dates and times may change occasionally.