St Bernadette's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 1| 22 July 2022

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Message from Geordie

Good afternoon and welcome back to all our amazing St Bernie’s Families,

I hope you all had a fun-filled holiday break. I have already heard many stories of trips up north to Coral Bay, fishing trips and flights to watch the footy in Melbourne.

Thanks to all our parents for returning our students in excellent form – happy, well rested, and enthusiastic! Our teachers have ensured that students are organised, working hard and engaged from Day 1 - our classrooms have been full of excitement.

I would like to welcome our new families to St Bernie’s. We hope that your first week has been a successful one with new friendships made.

This term in our middle and upper primary classes, we are continuing to implement the Lexile Reading Program with all our students. Our students are going to the library regularly and will be bringing home books at their reading level. After each book has been read the students can access short quizzes to check their comprehension. I ask that parents support and encourage students to read these books and change them over regularly.

The library is also open for students to change books each morning from 8:35 to 8:50am. Students who are on the Lexile program are also able to change their books from 1:20-1:40pm Monday through Thursday.

In order to access the library, your child needs a waterproof library bag please. The school library bags can be purchased from Hot Klobba for $15. There has been a huge commitment to building our library collection and new, exciting and requested titles are being added regularly. Later in the year we will be organising a Parent Info Session so that parents can come and learn how to better support their child’s reading progress using the program at home.

We also have to give a thank you to the very generous families who have donated they’re good quality, no longer needed books! With the support of our P&F and families, we have been able to update and modernise our library resources.

Geordie Thuijs


Letter from Catholic Education encouraging mask wearing in schools

Covid Reporting & Absentees

A gentle reminder to please use the Self Reporting portal to register if your child is positive. It is important that we continue to monitor numbers across the school and also to provide home learning to those that are at home. Please use the link:

If your child is away from school for any other reason, please use the online absentee form and detailed below:

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Merit Awards Assembly 29 July 2022

The following children will be receiving their Merit Certificates at next week's assembly.

Parents and other family members are more than welcome to attend the assembly. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Crunch and Sip

The staff have had a very lengthy discussion regarding Crunch and Sip. Since we removed Crunch and Sip, teachers have noticed, that most of the student’s hunger and concentration has not been an issue in class. It has also been observed that some students are eating more fruit and vegetables at recess, fruit and vegetable that would have normally been eaten during class time.

Taking this into account and to ensure we make the most of our teaching and learning time, staff have decided to not reinstate crunch and sip. However, if for any reason, you child needs to consume fruit or vegetables during the morning session, please make an appointment to discuss this with the class teacher. Children will still be encouraged to bring the water bottles in to class each day.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Office Pass

To ensure the safety of students, we have advised students that they need to go and see a staff member on duty before they head to administration during recess and lunch. If they have spoken to a staff member on duty, and they still need to attend the office, the staff member will give them an office pass. Students are then allowed to attend the office as per normal.

Lisa King

Assistant Principal

Save the dates - Sports in Term 3!

Sport - WHATS ON!

Week 2- Running Club starts. Years-3 - 6 (Monday afternoons).

Week 4 - School Cross Country

Week 4 - Interschool League Tag (Year 6 only)

Week 9 - Interschool Cross Country

Weeks 9/10 - Swimming Lessons

We are also looking for parent helpers to assist with our Cross Country Carnival on Friday 12th August. If you are able to help out, please email us on

School Canteen

Our school canteen, Kingston's Kitchen is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Ordering can be made in person at the canteen or via Spriggy School.

Steps to get started:

  • Go to to register and download the app.
  • Add a profile for each of your children, making sure you select SCHOOLNAME and your child’s class.
  • Start placing lunch orders! You can place orders up to 4 weeks in advance.

If you have any questions, please contact Spriggy Schools via their website.

Community News - Sporting Super stars!

A big congratulations to Raelyn E and Tanaya E who competed in two tennis tournaments before the holidays in Cairns and the Gold Coast. Raelyn came 1st in both tournaments and Tanaya came 3rd and 4th.

A big congratulations too, Teua S has been selected for the U14s Rugby WA Southern Regional Girls Rep Team.

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Running Club - starting Monday 25 July 2022

In preparation for the Cross Country Carnival, Mrs Cairns will be holding her after school running club during Term 3. This is open to all children in Years 3 - 6. Please pop into admin for a permission slip.

Monday afternoon - 3.15 - 4.00pm on the school oval.

School Photographs

The school photo's are at the "proof stage" and should be ready to be delivered to school shortly.

They will be sent home as soon as we receive them.

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Second Hand Uniforms

A quick reminder that we have a second hand uniform face book page: St Bernadettes CPS Buy, Sell & Swap Uniforms.

The lovely ladies who run this page have also let us know that they have quite a few Kindy Red and Kindy Blue T-shirts in stock. Please hop onto FB if you are interested.

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Things to look out for next week

  • Running Club - Monday 25 July 3.15 - 4.00pm
  • Kindy Pirate Day - Thursday 28 July 2022
  • Assembly - Friday 29 July
  • Ricky Grace Basketball - Friday 29 July 3.15 - 4.15pm
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Live Calendar 2022

School Term Dates 2022

Term 3 Tuesday 19/07/2022 - Thursday 23/9/2022

Term 4 Monday 10/10/2022 - Friday 09/12/2022

Parent Handbook 2022

Pupil Free Dates 2022

Monday 15/8/2022

Monday 7/11/2022