Bourchier Mail

School Newsletter - 6th Edition - 28th April 2022

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from the principal

Dear Families

Welcome to term 2.

We have all settled in really well and it is obvious that our children are happy to be back.

As you are all aware COVID is still around and we need to be conscious of keeping everyone safe and healthy. Extra cleaning is still occurring along with many COVID safe practices. Please ensure your child stays home if they are unwell. More RAT kits will be distributed today as we are still encouraging RAT testing twice a week for at least the next 4 weeks.

If you child tests positive you need to let the school know and record it on this portal.

Being at school everyday is really important for continuation of learning as well as for connecting with peers to maintain friendships. It would be fantastic to see everyone at school on time every day. I encourage families to try really hard to make this happen.

We are coming into cooler weather so please ensure jackets etc. are named. We have a huge number of items in our last property so if you are missing something please get your child to check with Mr Poole in our lost property storage.

We are all looking forward to our FUN Run next Thursday down at the lake. It will be great to see families out and about. If you choose to attend please be COVID safe by social distancing.

We are looking forward to lots of great learning this term. Reading at home with your child will help in so many ways. Please spend sometime each night reading with your child, reading to your child and listening to them read to you by themselves.

Mothers’ day is next week so I would like to wish all mothers a very happy day. You are all fantastic!



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If you know of new families with a foundation child next year, please let them know they can phone the school and make an appointment for a personal one on one tour. 58 213 488

If you are a current family with a foundation child next year, please phone front office and we will send home an enrolment pack with sibling.

This is an opportunity to view our school's quality programs and supportive learning programs.

Visit our website for a virtual tour and more enrolment information.

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bomber jacket give away!

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Greater Shepparton Secondary College virtual tour

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If you haven’t had a chance to visit Greater Shepparton Secondary College, scan the QR code and enjoy this virtual tour. Parents and students, particularly Year 6 students intending to go to GSSC, can click on classrooms, the gymnasium, theatrette and a range of other specialist learning areas. The drone footage and school grounds really show off the college’s features and the size of the central courtyard, which is as big as Federation Square. Scan the QR code with your smartphone and for each image, just move your cursor up, down and around to enjoy this “walk-through” of GSSC.

There will be a link on the website shortly for you to book an onsite tour which will run between 2nd and 11th of May 2022.

reporting covid positive

​Monitor closely for symptoms. Children must stay home and get tested if showing symptoms. If test positive, isolate for 7 days until negative. Notify the school that your child has tested positive.Test twice a week during school time.

Children who have had COVID do not need to test for 30 days after isolation has ended..

If your child tests positive please register this on COVID Test Portal or call the school to inform us and we will register for you. Please do not register negative results.

Please consider getting your child vaccinated if you have not already done so.

Students being dropped off and picked up from School


Please do not pull into staff car parks to drop your children off or pick them up.
The staff car park is out of bounds and choosing to use these areas is endangering
our children.

Kiss & Go

This is designed for parents to pull in, say goodbye to their children and exit within
2 minutes. Parents are not to leave the car. The council will be monitoring time
limits and will issue fines if parents are not adhering to the rules.

2022 Parent Payments

We would appreciate your contribution to the 2022 Parent Payments to support student learning experiences. Payments can be made via QKR App or you can phone the school and pay by EFTPOS.

Centrepay can now be used to pay Parent Payments, simply phone the school to organise.

Please contact the office to check your balance if you are unsure 58213488


If you have been claiming CSEF previously, no need to reapply as it rolls over each year unless you need to add your foundation student.

If so, please phone front office so we can claim for your foundation student.


If you have a NEW Health Care Card, please complete CSEF application form attached below.

Families who have a Health Care Card are eligible to claim $125 PER STUDENT for Camps and Excursions and money is paid directly to the school. Foundation students are eligible for uniform package.

Applications closes 24th June 2022.


TUESDAY, 3rd May 2022

School photos will be 2nd week of term 2.

Envelopes have been sent home for you to place your order and need to be returned on or before photo day.

Eldest childs envelope should have a family envelope attached or pick up one at the front office.

Class photo $32

Packages $39 to $52

Family photo $27 to $38

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We will be holding the School Fun Run as a major fundraising event this year on

THURSDAY 5th MAY! Parents welcome down at Victoria Park Lake from 1pm to 2.30pm!

We’re doing it to raise much needed money for the continued redevelopment of our School Yards. This will include more synthetic turf throughout playing areas, sails for shade and development of new outdoor learning spaces.

About the Program

The School Fun Run is all about Fun! Your children will get to come on the day and run with their fellow classmates, friends and students... sometimes even the teachers get involved! This will be one of the most exciting days on our school’s calendar, with everyone’s participation the aim, so please make sure they attend on the day and cheer the other kids on!

How Does My Child Fundraise?

Firstly, go to and create a student profile page. Everything to do with your fundraising revolves around this page.

Students who raise just $10 will be able to choose a prize! The more they raise, the better their reward – don’t forget to check these out in the sponsorship form! We have educated students on the dangers of door knocking without adult supervision, and we encourage you to reiterate this at home. The great thing about online fundraising is that you can share the link to your child’s profile with friends and family via email, SMS and Social media.

Online Fundraising

The easiest way to help your child raise money is through online fundraising, where students raise an average of $120. On top of raising more money, it’s also safer and easier than doorknocking and you don’t have to worry about handling money! To start fundraising online, go to your student profile page at and share your online fundraising link.

Competition Time

To get our event off to a flyer, we’re starting our Fun Run with a super easy competition! The class with the most online profiles registered by Wednesday 6th APRIL will win a class party! To help your child’s class win, simply create your profile at


Please contact your school’s coordinator if this isn’t possible.

Prizes MUST be ordered between the FRIDAY MAY 13th and FRIDAY MAY 20th. Simply visit to create / log into your Profile Page between these dates. Then click on the ‘CLAIM YOUR PRIZE’ button and follow the prompts. If you have any questions, please contact the School Fun-Run team on 1800 FUN RUN and they will gladly assist!

Thank you, good luck and happy fundraising!

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Breakfast Program Donations

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Often Bourchier Street communicates to our families via the Compass app, important information of what is happening within the school. Sometimes you are prompted through your email to open important news items. Please make sure your email is up to date, so you do not miss valuable information. Please phone front office 58 213 488 if your email address needs updating. If your child is absent from School, please logon to Compass to document this.


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!

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Bourchier St 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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2022 Soccer Season. The season starts 30th April 2022

If you have any queries, please email:


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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.