Bourchier Mail

School Newsletter - 10th Edition - 23rd June 2022

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from the principal

Dear Families

Thank you all for getting through term two. We realise that for many it has been tough … lots of flu and Covid!

Congratulations to all our students for their hard work and commitment to learning and we look forward to their return in term three.

Tomorrow we say good bye to Jodie Bell who leaves to take up family leave in preparation for the arrival of her baby in a few weeks time. A big thank you to Jodie for her commitment to the teaching and learning here at Bourchier over several years. We wish her good luck!

Reports will be available on compass from tomorrow. If you wish to discuss anything with your child’s teacher you can do so during the first week of term three. Please make contact to arrange a time.

Enjoy some family time during the holidays and stay safe and well.

Kind regards


Wishing all our Bourchier Street families a happy and safe holiday!

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Student Report 2022

Semester One report will be available via compass tomorrow.

If you misplaced or forgot your user name and password, please phone the school to update.

58 213 488

Sheppartons Lost museum

The Grade 3 classes attended the Lost Museum in Shepparton this week. They got to meet Geoff Allemand who was the “man with the idea for Kidstown” and was the project manager for eight years. He showed students past photos of not only Kidstown being built but also the original Bourchier St Primary School. He enlightened students on the history of the school and how it had students enrolled before it was finished being built. Geoff also taught at the school in the 1980’s. Students also went on a treasure hunt of finding antique objects such as irons, typewriters and bicycles. This proved a very educational experience explaining how typewriters work and what an iron is. It was a fantastic excursion enjoyed by both students and teachers.

Responsible Pet Program

Knowing how to be a responsible pet owner and safe around dogs is important! That is why Foundation, Year One and Year Two learners appreciated Kristy coming to teach us all about it from the Responsible Pet Education Program. Learners were taught how to approach a dog and ask for a pat as well as what to do if a dog is feeling uncomfortable around them. Some lucky learners even had the chance to practise these skills with Kristy's wonderful dog! It was a great experience!

embedding healthy food and drink

As a part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation Initiative, Katie Thorp has been allocated as our schools Healthy Kids Advisors. Katie will work with us to help us join the Vic Kids Eat Well movement – a state-wide initiative supported by the Victorian Government.

Bourchier kids deserve access to healthy and delicious food and we want to ensure all kids have access to the healthy food and drink options they need to learn, play, grow and thrive. Today our Student voice Team and class representatives came together to discuss ways in which we promote healthy lifestyles at school. The session was facilitated by not only Katie but also representatives from GV health and the Greater Shepparton City Council.

Kids brainstormed ways we celebrate healthiness at school and ways we can be even healthier. What is really existing is that our ideas will not only help our school become healthier but will also be used as ideas to come up with a beautiful new piece of art for the school.

Where do you think would be a good place to put some art up around the school?

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Bourchier Street School uniform is compulsory

Our School uniform must be worn every day as it helps children develop a sense of identity and promote a positive image.

Bomber Jackets, Beanies and Hats can be purchased via QKR from the school.

The following uniform shops supply full uniform.

The School Uniform Shop, 183 Corio Street, Shepparton

Shepparton School Uniforms, 62 High Street, Shepparton

Quality Teams, 27 Benalla Road, Shepparton

Our Second-hand uniform shop opens Monday to Wednesday 8.30am to 9am in the foyer of the school hall.

Please ensure that children have all of their property named so they can be returned to their owners. Lost property is located in the foyer of the school hall.

Pie Drive - Term 3

Bourchier St Primary School in conjunction with TATURA HOT BREAD are teaming up and running a Pie Drive in term 3!

An order form will go home with the eldest child first day of term 3, and you will be able to ask family and friends if they would like to order some yummy winter meals!

Attached is an order form in case you would like to start making sales to family & friends over the holidays!

Delivery of the goods will be in August!

2022 Parent Payments

Thankyou to the families who have already contributed to our 2022 parent payments that allow us to deliver quality programs and learning experiences.

We have forwarded the 2022 Parent Payment arrangements in previous week. This includes payment options such as QKR and CentrePay or you can simply phone the front office and pay by Eptpos.

Please contact the front office if you have any queries - 58 213 488

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

Free 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 Five - Wombat Corner from 18 July to 20 July
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 TBA

2023 Foundation Students

If you know of new families with a foundation child next year, please let them know they can phone the school and make an appointment for a personal one on one tour. 58 213 488

If you are a current family with a foundation child next year, please phone front office and we will send home an enrolment pack with sibling.

This is an opportunity to view our school's quality programs and supportive learning programs.

Visit our website for a virtual tour and more enrolment information.

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.

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.

Students being dropped off and picked up from School


Please do not pull into staff car parks to drop your children off or pick them up.
The staff car park is out of bounds and choosing to use these areas is endangering
our children.

Kiss & Go

This is designed for parents to pull in, say goodbye to their children and exit within
2 minutes. Parents are not to leave the car. The council will be monitoring time
limits and will issue fines if parents are not adhering to the rules.

HEALTH CARE CARD HOLDERS - CSEF - Application closes tomorrow!

If you have been claiming CSEF previously, no need to reapply as it rolls over each year unless you need to add your foundation student.

If so, please phone front office so we can claim for your foundation student.


If you have a NEW Health Care Card, please complete CSEF application form attached below.

Families who have a Health Care Card are eligible to claim $125 PER STUDENT for Camps and Excursions and money is paid directly to the school. Foundation students are eligible for uniform package.

Applications closes 24th June 2022.

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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!

theircare before/after school care & Holiday program

Bookings: 1 300 072 410 or 0447 010 696
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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.