Bourchier Mail

School Newsletter - 12th Edition - 4th August 2022

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from the principal

Dear Families

We have enjoyed a busy week celebrating the commonwealth games. We have many children aspiring to be Australian athletes.


Our year 6 children and teachers conducted our very own Commonwealth Games /Bourchier Games where our children enjoyed heaps of fun as they engaged in several athletic events.

Congrats to Year Six students for displaying their great organisational and leadership skills.


When we link our Mathematics to real life it becomes so much more meaningful. The mathematics involved in a trip to the zoo, building a cubbyhouse or making a cake is numerous and so real. Our mathematics here at school is often around problem solving tasks like these. You are encouraged to take every opportunity around the house to involve your kids in real life mathematics.


Year Four are off to camp next week and I am sure they will enjoy this experience. Year Three’s camp is towards the end of this term. It is so good that our children have been able to have a second camp and great that it is free!


Two year levels have been out and about this week. Year three students ventured to Tatura and Foundation students went on a bush walk. Both year level were investigating the environment. This all fits with this terms Inquiry topic of sustainability. Investigating the outdoors is a fun way to learn!


Please continue to monitor for COVID and test if your child is symptomatic. We have had several students test positive who have been on site during the past week.

Thanks for your continued support.



No students at school Day on 16TH September 2022

16th September has been designated as a “no school day” for our children here at Bourchier St PS. The department has allocated a day to all schools for teachers to plan teaching and learning programs appropriate to their school. So on September 16th all our teachers will be involved in professional learning and planning for the end of the year. Their Care will operate for any family who wishes to book in to use their services on this day. 1 300 072 410

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Cadbury Chocolate Fundraiser to upgrade play equipment

ALL Boxes must be prepaid on QKR prior to our order being placed.

Each box contains 60 chocolates with a sell price of $1

Please complete the OPT IN form that was sent home with eldest child, if participating, and pay $60 via the QKR app in fundraising before 10th August 2022. (or phone the office and pay via eftpos 58 213 488)

We will then order the fundraising boxes and send them home with the eldest child on

Friday, 19th August 2022 to sell to family and friends.

Commonwealth Games at Bourchier

This week Year 6 students held a Commonwealth Games day for the school. Students competed in a variety of activities including hurdles, high jump, basketball, cone flip and egg and spoon race. The Year 6's did a wonderful job organising and running the events. Everyone came to school dressed up and had a wonderful day celebrating sport and team work.

Foundation go bush!

Thismorning our foundation classes went to Jordans bend into the bush. They spent the morning exploring and hut building and had so much fun!
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Excursion Levy and Parent Payment

Please ensure your excursion levy has been paid for the year as we have a variety of end of year excursions coming up. This excursion levey of $75 needs to be paid for your child to attend these activities.The levy covers buses to sports, christmas outings, concerts and incidentals.

We would also 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. Thank you

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enrolment and transition for our 2023 foundation students

Visit our website for a virtual tour and more enrolment information.
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Thankyou for all the Pie Drive orders which will arrive at Bourchier Street on Thursday, 11th August. Please collect your order any time between 2.30pm and 4pm.

Whole School Athletics Carnival - Students to dress in house colours

The Bourchier Athletic Carnival is all about trying our best, participation, learning and fun! Students are encouraged to dress up in their house colours and demonstrate loads of team spirit during the day. All participants will be earning points for their house and will be competing for their house name to be etched on the Bourchier Street Athletics Trophy Shield.

All families are welcome to join us on the day.
Relay events are towards later part of day and your support is very much appreciated!

  • Friday 26th August
  • McEwen Reserve
  • Middle & Senior School 10am to 2pm
  • Junior School 12pm to 2pm


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The Balaclava child care centre is a private park, so please refrain from parking there.

Please respect other people’s private driveways, and adhere to parking signage or you may receive a fine!


If a student arrives late to school, please report to front office so this can be marked on the roll. thankyou

YEAR 6 CANBERRA CAMP Wednesday 7th DEC to SAT 10th DEC 2022

Just a reminder to keep up the payments for the Year 6 Canberra camp via QKR or phone the office to make payment over the phone. Due to change of date, and you've decided your child is not going on camp, please phone the front office to advise. 58 213 488 Thankyou

Camps incursions and excursions

As part of the Positive Start initiative launched by the government our children are eligible for free camps, incursions and excursions during the next two terms.
Our children have endured some unexpected disruptions to school over the past two years. To help them re-engage and experience some fun we have tapped into these offers.

Years Three, Four, Five and Six children will be offered a fee camp and our Foundation, Years One and Two children will experience a free incursion or excursion.

Year Four - Gundiwindi Lodge from 8 August to 10 August
Year Three - Camp Toolangi from 5 September to 7 September

Year One - Incursion Pinocchio on Friday, 12th August
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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.

We need everyone healthy and fit so that learning at school can continue. We all know what remote learning is like and we dont want to go back to that.

Please talk to your children about the importance of mask wearing and please send a mask each day to school with your child. Our junior school children are not required to wear a mask but we certainly encourage it if they are comfortable to do so.

If your child is a household contact they must take 5 rapid antigen tests (RATs) over 7 days and receive negative test results and wear a face mask (if over 8 years old) in indoor spaces.

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.

Breakfast Program Donations

THANKYOU for your donations - Its very much appreciated!

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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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Theircare: 0447 010 696 or 1300 072 410

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Registrations close Friday, August 12th 2022

How to Register Through PlayHQ

* Scan the QR Code


*Click the link below directly to PlayHQ


Under 8 BORN 2016

Under 10 BORN 2014/2015

Under 12 BORN 2012/2013

Under 14 BORN 2010/2011

Under 16 BORN 2008/2009

Under 18 BORN 2006/2007

Monday – U/16 Boys & Girls
Monday – U/18 Boys & Girls

Tuesday – U/8 Mixed

Tuesday – U/10 Boys & Girls
Wednesday – U/12 Boys & Girls
Thursday – U/14 Boys & Girls

President Duane Hueston 0413 450 644

Vice President Charles Moffatt 0412 108 263


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Junior Stadium Netball 2022


Light and Bright Courts with viewing room

with heating & tea/coffee provided free.

“Learn as you Play” games for 6 to 7 year old players

every Friday this term at 4.00pm.

Girls 6 & 7 are supported in games by teaching Instructors.

Games are fun and encourage positive play in a team environment.

Girls from various schools registered for Term 2. New to Netball or Skills based program participants welcome to join.

Term 2 fee $70 for 9 Weeks.

For information/registration call Kylie 0419998190

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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.