Bourchier Mail

School Newsletter - 15th Edition - 14th September 2022

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from the principal

Dear Families

Thanks to all for helping term 3 be successful.

Our children have had a fun term full of camps, sport days, dress up days, excursions and learning.


Today we begin our holidays and look forward to term 4 in just over two weeks.

Term 4 will bring warmer weather and we will enjoy the outdoors for both learning and play. Please remember to ensure your child has their hat at school each day. We want to keep everyone healthy and safe.

Year Six

Our Year 6 students are slowly developing their leadership skills and certainly showing that they are nearly ready for secondary school. This week they showcased their Countries of the World inquiry unit with an expo. It was impressive to hear and see what they have discovered about their chosen country. During this inquiry the students have been developing their research and summarizing skills along with articulating information.


Our Year Three camp and Leaders Snow camp were both successful. Our children were able to show resilience and independence as well as develop new skills through various tasks at both these camps. They had plenty of fun and strengthened their relationships with peers and teachers.


Foundation Students enjoyed a tour of SAM and participated in an activity. They were in awe of this amazing building along with the paintings and artefacts inside. They also put their investigating minds to work as they walked around the lake.

Mrs V

Our Year two students say good bye to Kaylee Vanderdonk this week, who is going on leave to welcome her new baby in a few weeks. We want to say thank you to Kaylee for all her dedicated work here at bourchier St PS and wish her well in her new role as a mum.


Continue to monitor for COVID. Please test if you have symptoms and Isolate if the results are positive. If you need any RAT tests please contact our office.

Happy holidays! I hope everyone is able to enjoy some free time away from the routines associated with school. We look forward to term 4 where children can continue their learning and enjoy fun times with friends.

Kind regards


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No students at school Day on 16TH September

16th September has been designated as a “no school day” for our children here at Bourchier St PS. The department has allocated a day to all schools for teachers to plan teaching and learning programs appropriate to their school. So on September 16th all our teachers will be involved in professional learning and planning for the end of the year. Their Care will operate for any family who wishes to book in to use their services on this day.


Some of our Koorie P-2 students had an awesome day at AsheFEST last Wednesday the 7th. Held at the Rumbalara Football oval, we had a blast participating in traditional Aboriginal games, activities and dance, all which were very well coordinated by students from the ASHE school community. It was a fantastic day for the Koorie children of Bourchier Street to further connect with their culture and community.

Bourchier Staff go all out in the dress up days!

Our staff love any opportunity to dress up, and there was a great variety of costumes for our book week parade.

Just in case you missed seeing the pictures earlier, here they are!

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footy colours day- Supporting Kids with cancer - gold coin tomorrow

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School hats are compulsory for Term 4 - order via qkr

From Monday, 3rd October, if your child is not wearing a hat, they will be asked to spend recess/lunch time in the hall to protect them from dangerous UV rays!

Overexposure to UV radiation from the sun causes skin damage

No hat – No play

Please label your child’s hat clearly with their name and grade.

Hats are available at the front office for $10 - Order via QKR and we can send hat to the classroom

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Participation in the 2022 Parent Opinion Survey

Your family is asked to participate in the 2022 Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey (previously known as the Parent Opinion Survey).

  • The survey will be conducted online and should take 20 minutes to complete.
  • The survey can be completed on any internet enabled device (iPad, Desktop or Laptop, Smartphone) and is compatible with most browsers.
  • The survey is now open until Friday 16th September.
  • The survey is available in English and 10 other languages including Arabic, Vietnamese, Simplified Chinese, Chin (Hakha), Hindi, Japanese, Greek, Turkish, Somali and Punjabi.

Please follow the instructions below to complete the survey

To complete the survey, simply:

1. Click on the link below, or copy and paste the text into your browser. This link will take you directly to the survey.

2. Select the School and Campus name below.

School Name: Bourchier Street Primary School Shepparton
Campus Name: Bourchier Street Primary School Shepparton

3. Enter the School PIN below.

PIN: 511985

4. When complete, please click on the tick button at the end of the survey to submit your answers. Please note that the survey will time out after 60 minutes of inactivity.

Thank you for taking the time to participate. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any general queries about the survey. For specific technical or participation-related queries, you may also contact the department or the supplier administering the survey, ORIMA Research.

  • Should you have any technical queries regarding the Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey, please do not hesitate to contact ORIMA Research on 1800 654 585 (toll free), or by email:
  • Should you have any participation or survey-related queries, please contact the School, or the department by email:

Gary D'Arma - Assistant Principal

The Balaclava child care centre is a private park, so please refrain from parking there.

Please respect other people’s private driveways, and adhere to parking signage or you may receive a fine!


If a student arrives late to school, please report to front office so this can be marked on the roll. thankyou

2022 Parent Payments & Excursion Levy

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

Excursion levy needs to be paid for students to attend end of year excursions. (if you applied for CSEF, excursion levy is covered)

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

YEAR 6 CANBERRA CAMP Tuesday 6th DEC to fri 9th DEC 2022 (note change of date)

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 by eftpos. 58 213 488 Thankyou
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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.

We need everyone healthy and fit so that learning at school can continue. We all know what remote learning is like and we dont want to go back to that.

Please talk to your children about the importance of mask wearing and please send a mask each day to school with your child. Our junior school children are not required to wear a mask but we certainly encourage it if they are comfortable to do so.

If your child is a household contact they must take 5 rapid antigen tests (RATs) over 7 days and receive negative test results and wear a face mask (if over 8 years old) in indoor spaces.

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.

Breakfast Program Donations


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!

Before/After school care 0447 010 696

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Get active with activities in the park

Click the below link to see whats happening!

Activities in the Park

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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.