St Bernadette's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 6 | 27 August 2021

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Message from Geordie

Good afternoon St Bernie’s,

I hope everyone has had a great week. Another fun week here at school with our Book Week Parade on Wednesday morning. In the Thuijs household, I was also on costume making duties. I was in charge of creating a very specific Dinosaur costume, complete with intricate cardboard head that George had his heart set on! Needless to say, I have had enough of arts and craft for a while… Huge thanks to Cath for getting out on the mic, Jess for her playlist and to all the parents for making it fun for our students. Congratulations also goes to our Year 1 Superstars for their highly entertaining assembly this morning – thanks to Danni for her hard work in getting them prepared.

At this time of the year in every school we start to see many students become tired at school. Every now and then this is when we start to see students react or behave uncharacteristically or get upset just a little easier than they might normally. Our teachers have been talking about treating others with Kindness, Honesty and Respect in class and I have been reiterating this after break times with the whole school. If parents could also talk to their students about this at home, it will help us keep our school calm, happy and engaging for the remaining 4 weeks of term.

So, I had previously created a section below titled, ‘Policy and compliance’ and it would seem that this was not an attractive read to many of our parents. So… I have now called it, ‘Stuff we all need to know’ in the hope that people might have a skim read through! In today’s section, Lisa has added a form for parents to give feedback on the uniform procedure. I actually really like our uniform in general – it is fairly relaxed and practical for primary aged students. We are planning to give it a bit of a tweak though, so please feel free to participate.

Finally, with the weather improving, I am becoming more confident that we should all our school improvements get sorted over the Term 3 break. It is an exciting time and with the support of Paul Papalia and our P&F, we should see resurfaced courts, new air-con in Yr 5 and 6 as well as the new audio/visual system installed in the undercover area. Keep your fingers crossed this beautiful weather continues.

Enjoy the weekend and we will be back for another great week on Monday!


Confirmation Commitment Mass - 6pm Saturday 28 August or 9am Sunday 29 August 2021

This weekend is the Confirmation Commitment Mass for our Year 6 students. Please note that the stoles will be handed out to students at this mass and all Confirmation information will be included.

Holy Communion Photographs

The link to the Holy Communion pictures will be available shortly. Details will be sent home when this is ready to view.

Book Week Dress Up Video

Book Week Dress Up

Making Jesus Real at St Bernies!

Our lovely Father Francis was the recipient of our MJR Award this week!

" Father is definitely a WESTIE because he teaches over 400 children and others Religion. He mows the YMCA lawn and he helped the Year 4's with their Reconciliation twice. Thankyou Father!"

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Other mentions were:

Poppy T in 3B - "Poppy, just like the flower, is colourful and beautiful and brightens up the world. She always says hello and is very encouraging at running club when I am dragging my 50 year old body passed the finish line!!".

Charlotte T in 1B - "She was welcoming her friends into school when she accidentally tripped her friend. She apologised . She was so grateful that i gave her a gift and she was really inclusive when someone she did not know wad alone and included them. You rock Charlotte!

Milah in 4B - " Milah is always a WESTIE because she always helps the teacher with jobs. She includes others who are lonely. She is caring, loving and thankful".

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Science week Food Creation Winners

Our Food Creation winners were announced at assembly this morning, congratulations to the following students:
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Performing Arts Dance Troupe

Last Friday our Dance Troupe performed at the Catholic School Performing Arts Evening. Our dancers looked incredible (and far too grown up!) and everyone danced beautifully!

We received a Certificate of Merit for their performance - congratulations to all our performers! A big thank you to Jess Tanner for giving up precious maternity leave to choregraph and teach our students each week. Thank you to the teachers and parents who supported the Troupe during practice, on the night and assisting with costume tweaks!

Year 6's MKR

Congratulations to our Year 6 students who participated in MKR recently. The standard of their dishes were extraordinary and it was very difficult choosing the winners. Congratulations to Rose, Bella, Ruby, Luke, Hollie and Chloe!

New Thursday Lunch Time Club at St Bernie's

We are so excited to introduce a new lunch time arts & crafts activity club!

Mrs Nagle and Mrs O'Neill will be coordinating this each Thursday lunchtime, starting on the 8th September. Please encourage your children to join us in the Indonesian room for lots of arty fun!

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Cross Country Timetable - 3rd September 2021

Please ensure your child wears their faction shirt for the cross country as well as the appropriate running shoes.
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Rainbows Program commencing Monday 30 August 2021

The Rainbows Program will be starting on Monday from 3.15 - 4.00pm. Children are to meet outside the Library after school.
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School Canteen - Kingston's Kitchen

Our school canteen is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please follow Kingstons Kitchen on Facebook for updates.

Menu and ordering details can be found at

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Things to look out for in Week 7

Kindy Father's Day Stall - Thursday 2 September 2021

Cross Country Training 3 - 3.40pm - Thursday

Father's Day Stall - Pre K, PP - Year 6 - Friday 3 September 2021

Cross Country Carnival Friday 3 September 3 September 2021

St Bernadette's Parents & Friends Association

Welcome to the school P&F where everyone is welcome to join.

If you would like to find out what is happening at our school, please join our P&F Facebook page:


Stuff that we all need to know.......

This week we have included the Code of Conduct Section 9

Please have a read of this in your own time.

Uniform Policy Survey

A small committee has formed to review the uniform policy. No major changes will be made, however we would like your feedback on how we could fine tune the current uniform expectations. This survey will be open until Friday 3rd September.

School Term Dates 2021

Term 3 Tuesday 20/07/2021 - Thursday 23/9/2021

Term 4 Monday 11/10/2021 - Friday 10/12/2021

Live Calendar link

Pupil Free Dates 2021

Friday 24/09/2021