St Bernadette's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 1 | WEEK 2 | 10 February 2023

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Message from Geordie

Dear Bernie’s families,

I am going to keep this brief as there are notes from my Parent Info Night Speech on Tuesday evening below. We have had a really nice week at school and it has been great to see our teachers getting into their routines so quickly. Our rooms have been fun and engaging with lots of laughs and learning. I would also like to thank all the parents who have sent in messages of support and love for Mrs Poasa this week. I spent some time with Nila and her family and she has been blown away and very thankful for the outpouring of support. We have such an amazing, close community! I will continue to update everyone in line with the families wishes.

I have been out on duty each morning this week and I just wanted to ask all parents to make sure that when students are riding, scooting, roller skating or skateboarding to school, they are wearing a helmet. I have seen a few students on the streets around our school without a helmet and I hope you all understand how important this is in keeping our students safe! If I see students coming to school without one, I will need to call parents to pick them up as I can’t let them leave school without one.

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As I said last week, please click the link below to provide us with some feedback (positive and constructive) on communication and start to the term. We would love to know what has gone well and how we might improve.

I hope you all have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you all at the Picnic on the Green event next Friday afternoon.


For those that couldn't make our Parent Info Session

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Picnic on the Green 17 February!

We will be hosting our Picnic on the Green again this year which is a lovely way for the community to come together and celebrate the start of the school year.

Bring a picnic to share or order a picnic dinner, in advance from the canteen via the Spriggy website. Our amazing coffee man, Tim will be here again serving both hot and cold beverages.

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Sacrament Registration this weekend!

The Parish requests parents in Yrs 3, 4 and 6 whose children will be taking a sacrament of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion or Confirmation to attend one of the sacramental registration masses on either Saturday 11th February 6pm or Sunday 12th February 9am.
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Scholastic Bookclub Orders

A reminder that all orders are due by 17 February.

Pre Kindy, Kindy and Pre-Primary to look for class under the "Foundation" section.

Secret Orders should be marked as "Gift" so that these can be collected in from the office.

1,2,3 Magic & Emotion Coaching - Book your spot now!

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Fume Free Fridays are back!

Fume Free Fridays are back, kicking off on Friday 17 February! Families are all encouraged to leave the car at home and walk, ride or scoot to school together.

And introducing Walk n Talk Wednesdays, starting on Wednesday 8 March!

Lots of prizes up for grabs! Watch out for our Sports Captains who will be handing out stickers and raffle tickets to everyone that participates. All participants will go in the draw for a family Rebel voucher.

Anxiety Support

All of us experience a bit of anxiety from time to time. It can be a functional emotion in our lives. For most children, they can move through these feelings with help and guidance from caring adults. Some children however, may need some additional support. The below link contains an invitation for a free presentation by Karen Young on for some general tips for parents.

Things to look out for next week

Kindy Speech screening

Ricky Grace Basketball - Wednesday 15 February: 7.45 - 8.30am

Fume Free Friday - Friday 17 February

Picnic On the Green - Friday 17 February: 5 - 7.00pm

Reconciliation Commitment Mass - Saturday 18 February: 6 - 7.00pm

Reconciliation Commitment Mass - Sunday 19 February: 9 - 10.00am

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Term Dates 2023

Please Diarise!

Term 1: Wednesday 1 February - Thursday 6 April 2023

Term 2: Wednesday 26 April - Friday 30 June 2023

Term 3: Tuesday 18 July - Friday 22 September 2023

Term 4: Wednesday 11 October - Friday 8 December 2023

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Live Calendar 2023

Parent Handbook