St Bernadette's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 2 | WEEK 10 | 1 July 2022

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Message from Geordie

Dear Parents,

WOW! What a fantastic week we have had here at St Bernie’s! All our Pre-Primary to Year 6 students were treated to an awesome Science Show on Monday as part of our Science Week celebrations and I thank Mrs Murphy again for all her hard work over the past few weeks.

In some exciting staffing news, I am happy to welcome Tracy Cosgrove to our St Bernie’s Leadership Team next term. Tracy is an enthusiastic and passionate educator who will be replacing Mel Resuggan from Week 3 of next term. Tracy has been working as a middle/upper primary teacher and Assistant Principal at Star of the Sea in Rockingham and will be leading the Upper Primary Cluster. We can’t wait to welcome her into our awesome community.

On Tuesday, we had Tony from EIW Architects out to run follow up sessions about the direction and progress of our schools Masterplan. These sessions were run with students, staff and parents and some of the ideas and feedback we received was very useful. I would particularly like to thank the staff who made the time in the afternoon and the parents who made the time on Tuesday evening as we got some valuable ideas that we will use in developing our first draft, due to the School Advisory Council at the next meeting in Week 3 of Term 3. So far, the feedback has been really positive from all our focus groups, and I look forward to sharing the plan once completed.

On Thursday our Year 5 and 6 cohorts participated in the Interschool Winter Sports Carnival with students competing in footy, soccer, netball, and volleyball. Yet again, our students represented the school with pride and had a lot of fun too! I received some amazing feedback from students and parents and a great day was had by all. One big highlight for me was hearing that while accepting the winners shield, a Mater Christi student gave a ‘shout out’ to our Bernie’s students for their sportsmanship and spirit during their match! This is what sport is all about and I am very proud of all our students! A big thanks to all the teachers and parents who helped out and supported our students.

As a final day celebration, our students had a Pyjama and Popcorn Day today which has been a lot of fun and a nice way to end the term. Thanks to the parents who popped the popcorn in the Kindy room today, the smell was amazing!

I hope everyone has a really lovely holiday and finds some time to recharge the batteries before jumping into another great term.

Take it easy and stay safe!

I hope you all enjoy the weekend.

Geordie Thuijs


A message from Melanie Resuggan

Thank you to all the families for making the past 18 months so fabulous. I have really appreciated the support and kind words from the students, parents and staff at St Bernie's. I am looking forward to the challenge of running a school, which will be made a little easier with the support of St Bernie's Jesseca Francis as my AP.

Best wishes to all the families for a restful break and a fantastic finish to the school year. Once again thank you for being so welcoming in my time here.

Kind regards


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Running Club - starting Monday 25 July 2022

In preparation for the Cross Country Carnival, Mrs Cairns will be holding her after school running club during Term 3. This is open to all children in Years 3 - 6.

Monday afternoon - 3.15 - 4.00pm on the school oval.

Uniform Updates

We are aware that there have been a few stock issues with some of the uniform but we have been informed by Hot Klobba that the new uniforms have arrived and are in the process of getting the St Bernadette’s logos embroidered on them.

The following should be in store by the end of next week.

Faction Polos

Sport Shorts


Fleecy Jackets

Track Pants

School socks

Message from Annie in Finance

The 2nd Fee Payment was due on or before 30th June if paying in 3 instalments.

If you have not put a payment plan in place please contact the school ASAP.

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Community News

Congratulations to Claire D in Year 6 Blue, who was awarded 'highly commended"in her flash fiction entry in the John Gavin Writing Competition where she read her piece at the Fremantle Round House last week. Well done Claire, what a fantastic achievement.

Message from our Social Worker

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Catholic Performing Arts Festival 2022

Unfortunately we are not participating in this performance this year but for those families who may wish to go, please see booking details below.

Try Booking ticket links for all sections of the 2022 Performing Arts Festival is now on the Spirit of the Arts website, under the “Performing Arts Festival” tab

Ticket sales open on 4 July but the links are ready.

  • Please note tickets for Dance at Perth Convention Exhibition Centre will be available on Mon 18 July (P1/P2)
  • String Ensembles at Trinity College – tickets not available due to room capacity and large instruments (F3/F4/F11)

Seating has been accommodated for all performers, teachers and accompanists with the balance seats released for general public. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

We hope you enjoy the wonderful work of our students in Catholic Schools.

Ricky Grace Basketball Term 3

We are so excited that the Ricky Grace Basketball program will be returning in Term 3!

The sessions will be held on a Friday afternoon 3.15pm - 4.15pm and is open to all students in Years 2 - 6. This program is extremely popular and fills up quickly. Please register your interest as at

Rockingham Rams are looking for more junior footie players!

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Keys for Life Parenting Workshops

KEYS provide workshops to Parents/Carers with children aged between birth to 18 years living in the Kwinana, Rockingham, Cockburn, Melville and Fremantle regions.

Bookings via Trybooking as per links above or if no booking link call KEYS to register interest. 9439 1838

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Ricky Grace Basketball - July Holiday Camp

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Things to look out for next Term

  • First day of Term 3 - Tuesday 19 July 2022
  • Welcome Mass - Friday 22 July 2022

YMCA - Pupil Free Day 18 July 2022

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Live Calendar 2022

School Term Dates 2022

Term 3 Tuesday 19/07/2022 - Thursday 23/9/2022

Term 4 Monday 10/10/2022 - Friday 09/12/2022

Parent Handbook 2022

Pupil Free Dates 2022

Monday 18/07/2022

Monday 15/8/2022

Monday 7/11/2022