St Bernadette's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 1 | WEEK 1 | 3 February 2023

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Message from Geordie

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope you are all having as good a start to the year as we are here at St Bernie’s! I have spent a lot of time with our students this week and it has been amazing to see the positive energy and calm, engaging classroom environments. Our staff have done a lot of work to make the start of the year a success and I thank them for all their hard work.

I would also like to thank all the parents for bringing their children back refreshed and ready to go. It’s clear that parents have been having quality, positive conversations with their students and setting them up for a successful year. I am looking forward to keeping the momentum going.

Clear communication continues to be a focus this year and we are working hard behind the scenes to ensure parents have all the information they need and that it is easily accessible. Next Tuesday 7th February, we will be hosting our Parent Info Sessions here at school. This is an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, ask any questions and meet other families from your child’s class. I will also be talking briefly about whole school goals and priorities between the two sessions. Please see below for all the details. Hopefully, you have received all the day-to-day information about the year in the ‘Welcome Letter’. We will be sending a feedback form to see how we went in Week 3’s newsletter.

I hope you have a great weekend


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Important Message from the Canteen - Updating Spriggy

Please ensure that you have updated your child's class for 2023 on the Spriggy Ordering system as many are still reflecting last year's classes which is a logistical nightmare for Carly to work through. Thanks a million!

School Fees

Annie has been very busy collating the 2023 school fees which have been sent out today. Please note however that the Pre - Kindy fees will be sent out separately in Week 2.

Student Mobile Phones

Please remember our No Phone at School Policy and that all student phones should be handed into the office each morning for safe keeping. These can be collected each afternoon.

St Bernadette's Day - 8 February

We will be celebrating St Bernadette’s day on Wednesday 8th February beginning with a whole school mass at 9am mass. Everyone is invited. Afterwards, there will be morning tea in the Parish Hall. Parishioners and parents of the school are most welcome to attend to catch up and meet new faces as we start our new school year.

The students will be participating in fun educational activities learning about our patron St Bernadette and participating in team building activities in the afternoon. Students are to wear their sports uniform for the day.

Our lovely P&F will be providing all students with icy -poles as it is going to be a warm one!

Picnic on the Green - Save the Date: 17 February!

We will be hosting our Picnic on the Green again this year which is a lovely way for the community to come together and celebrate the start of the school year. More information to follow.

A few good tips here!

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A message from the Parish: Sacrament Registration

The Parish requests parents in Yrs 3, 4 and 6 whose children will be taking a sacrament of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion or Confirmation to attend one of the sacramental registration masses on either Saturday 11th February 6pm or Sunday 12th February 9am.

Sacramental Dates 2023

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Fume Free Fridays are back!

Fume Free Fridays are back, kicking off on Friday 17 February! Families are all encouraged to leave the car at home and walk, ride or scoot to school together.

Lots of prizes up for grabs! Watch out for our Sports Captains who will be handing out stickers and raffle tickets to everyone that participates.

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And introducing Walk n Talk Wednesdays, starting on Wednesday 8 March! All participants will go in the draw for a family Rebel voucher.

Please support this healthy initiative, it goes without saying that:

  • Walking before school sets you up for a good day ahead!
  • Moving our bodies releases happy chemicals in us that make us feel GREAT
  • Gets the blood pumping in our bodies to help improve our concentration
  • Getting some sunshine gives us some daily Vitamin D to help us feel happy & relaxed

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After school Music Lessons at St Bernies

Keyed Up Music are running keyboard, guitar and drum lessons again this year. Please click on the link below for more information and registration details.

Term Dates 2023

Please Diarise!

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

Registration for Ricky Grace Basketball - Term 1 Week 3

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Our Canteen: Online Ordering

Our school canteen is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Orders can be placed in person at the canteen or online, using Spriggy Schools. All orders need to be placed by the 9.00am cut off.

Steps to get started:

  • Go to to register and download the app.
  • Add a profile for each of your children, making sure you select SCHOOLNAME and your child’s class.
  • Start placing lunch orders! You can place orders up to 4 weeks in advance.

If you have any questions, please contact Spriggy Schools via their website.

Save the date: 123 Magic Workshop

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Live Calendar 2023

Parent Handbook