St Bernadette's Primary School
NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 1 | 21 July 2023
Good afternoon to all in our St Bernadette’s Community and welcome back to Term 3!
It has been great start and I have loved being out the front and watching your children bounding into school with big smiles on their faces! Our classes have hit the ground running with plenty of fun, engaging learning and I thank them for their hard work and preparation over the holidays to ensure our students are getting the most out of their school day.
This week our Year 5 class entertained up with their assembly on the story of the Three Trees, and on Wednesday we also had a number of Year 3-6 students out on the oval for Runners Club. Mr Watson, Mrs Bowe, Mrs Garrad and myself set the students a challenge to do some regular running over the holidays and we have been really impressed with some of their efforts. We are all looking forward to our Cross-Country Carnivals later in the term.
On Monday our staff welcomed Brendan Spillane to facilitate a PL session focusing on School Culture to drive our school improvement. Our staff worked in different teams to evaluate what our culture looks like now and to start the conversation about what our priorities need to be in the future; looking specifically at the four pillars of Catholic Education in WA: Catholic Identity, Education, Community and Stewardship. As the principal of the school, it was great to see the passion and engagement of our staff, who genuinely love our school and want to be part of this constant improvement journey. It was a great way to start our term!
Finally, can I please give everyone a gentle reminder to be thinking about our school values of Kindness, Honesty and Respect in every conversation and interaction. I have had a few reports of disagreements between parents in our carpark and I urge everyone to be calm and patient when entering and exiting the school. We do our best to keep the drive-through lanes flowing and we are always pretty clear by 3.15pm. Not too bad for 480 students and their families!
Have a great weekend and say a little prayer for me… I am that friend who owns a ute, so I will be helping a mate move house!
Here's what to expect
- If your child is in years 3 - 6 they are welcome to join.
- Students will meet outside the Year 6 classrooms by 3:05pm on Wednesday afternoons.
- Our session structure - WARM UP/ TECHNIQUE/ RUN SESSION/ WARM DOWN
- In some of our Run Sessions we will be doing the beep test, cross country running, hill work and sprinting.
- We are also happy to take more registrations at the start of next term, please use the link below.
- We ask that all students come to each session with enthusiasm and behave in accordance with our school rules.
- Overall, we are really looking forward to building up our endurance and running capacity at Bernie's.
Introducing After school Rugby at Bernie's!
Please use the following link below to sign up:
League Stars - Play Rugby League and enter your post code.
Year 6 Confirmation: Please see some date changes
Year 2 Excursion to Kings Park - Wednesday 26 July
6B Confirmation Parent & Student Workshop - Wednesday 26 July⋅4:00 – 5:00pm
6R Confirmation Parent & Student Workshop - Wednesday 26 July⋅5:30 – 6:30pm
Year 5 Night of the Notables Info Session - Wednesday 26 July 5:00pm
Junior Hymn Singing - Friday 28 July⋅8:50 – 9:20am
Term Dates 2023
Term 3: Tuesday 18 July - Friday 22 September 2023
Term 4: Monday 9 October - Friday 8 December 2023
Pupil Free Days 2023
Monday 14 August 2023
Secret Harbour Pirates
Please note that as this is a live calendar, dates and times may change occasionally.