St Bernadette's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 2 | WEEK 4 | 19 May 2023

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Phew… We made it!

Good afternoon all and thanks for all your support in helping our amazing students through two weeks of swimming lessons. Your support in keeping students organised, well rested and positive has helped our staff immensely. They too have done an excellent job, been extremely flexible in timetable and duty changes and many have helped out across the school to make these two weeks run smoothly. Finally, a huge thanks to Lisa King as the Timetabling Queen and point of contact for all our staff, this was no small job and we all appreciate her efforts.

Now that swimming is done, our Student Leaders will be doing some spot checks in classes next week to make sure our uniforms are looking their best. Our lost property basket is looking particularly full at the moment so please don’t forget to check it if you have some lost items!

This morning Fred and I joined in our Walk to School morning which was an awesome way to start the day. Many of our students are already walking, riding, scooting or skateboarding to school regularly and it was great to have such a massive turnout. Bernie Bear even made an appearance!

Please can I also remind parents to please respond when we send out absentee texts each morning. Your children's safety/whereabouts is paramount and an unresolved absence is a concern. Our online absentee form is easy to complete and can be found on our website:

Finally, I would like to give a massive congratulations to Lily S in Year 6 who has been selected to train with the WA state footy team.

Enjoy the beautiful Autumn weather and we look forward to a week of solid, uninterrupted teaching and learning next week! It will be Wellness Week here at school so few classroom interruptions, no homework (except reading) and our teachers will be planning some special activities to promote happiness and wellbeing!

Have a great weekend,


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Swimming Lessons in 2R

Swimming is the best and I learned breaststroke and it was very hard. I really like hook drop circle. River W

I love school swimming because I like doing freestyle and hook drop circle. Leo M

I love swimming because we learn how to swim different and its so fun because you get to swim with your friend and I like holding my breath. Hadlee M

School swimming is fun because learning new things is epic and we learn more every day. Breastroke is fun because it is hard but when you get the hang of it, it is fun. Molly L

I love to go swimming because I like to learn more about swimming in water. I like to swim how I will practise in my pool at home and at the beach. I like breastroke. it is my favourite one. Alyce H

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A very big well done to Lily S in 6R who has been trialing for the State 12 and under Girls AFL team. She has been selected as a train on player, having the opportunity to train with the state team and gain some amazing football experience.

Congratulations Lily!

Biscuit Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone for supporting our fundraising initiative for

Bitesize Biscuits. We have managed to extend the cut off until the 26 May 2023

If you would like another box please let us know,


Deb and the P'nF ladies

National Walk to School Day

Walk to school day was a great success today! Thank you to everyone who participated and brought their own cups for milo! A big thanks to Ibu Kristy and the Year 6 Leaders who organised and ran this initiative. Lovely to see such happy faces at school!
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National Sorry Day

We will be holding a Sorry Day liturgy in the undercover area on Friday 26th May at 8:50am to mark the beginning of Reconciliation week. Parents are welcome to attend.

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Uniform Reminder

A reminder that the old style navy jumpers, track pants without the cuffs and school dresses will no longer be worn in 2024. Please ensure that you have the new uniform for next year.
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School Canteen: Kingston's Kitchen

Our school canteen is only open on Mondays,

Wednesdays and Fridays.

Orders can be placed online via

before 9.00am or in person at the canteen.

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Year 4 Kolbe Visit - Tuesday 23 May

Kindy Messy Hands Incursion - Wednesday 24 May

Interschool Basketball - Thursday 25 May

National Sorry Day - Friday 26 May

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Term Dates 2023

Term 2: Wednesday 26 April - Friday 30 June 2023

Term 3: Tuesday 18 July - Friday 22 September 2023

Term 4: Monday 9 October - Friday 8 December 2023

Pupil Free Days 2023

Tuesday 6 June 2023

Monday 24 April 2023

Monday 17 July 2023

Monday 14 August 2023

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Please note that as this is a live calendar, dates and times may change occasionally.

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