St Bernadette's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 9 | 16 September 2022

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Message from Geordie

Afternoon everyone,

I hope you and your children are all surviving swimming lessons and the business of the end of term. Our teachers are keeping the fun and learning going right to the end of term and we hope to see you all here on Tuesday night for the Open Night.

I would like to take the opportunity to say good luck to our Enrichment students who have made it to the State Finals of the Creative Edge Competition tomorrow. This is an amazing achievement, and we are very proud of how they work as a team. I would also like to congratulate the Interschool Cross Country Team who won the APPS shield for small schools yesterday. Our students all represented St Bernie’s with pride and displayed excellent sportsmanship!

One week to go! Can I ask all our parents to chat to their children about making Week 10 a positive, fun and happy end to the term. We will be talking to the students about dealing with their emotions appropriately, even when they are tired. We would appreciate it if you supported this at home too.

A reminder that next Thursday is now a public holiday and that the last Friday of term we will have a Footy Colours Day. We will also have popcorn supplied by the P&F and our Environmental Ministry for a gold coin donation.

Enjoy the weekend


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P&F Sausage Sizzle

The P&F will be providing a sausage sizzle at our Open Night. The sausages can be purchased along with drinks, chips and chocolate so head down to the area between the undercover area and the Year 3/4 block!

There will also be a Coffee Van for that much needed caffeine boost!

Interschool Cross Country

Well done to all of our Bernie’s students who represented our school yesterday in the Interschool Cross Country. You all did an amazing job and should be very proud of yourselves, we sure are extremely proud of you all!!

A big congratulations to Ruby R who came first for Year 3 girls and congratulations to the Year 3 boys who won overall winners in Year 3 boys division.

St Bernadette’s also came away with the shield based on average points/per student system. Amazing effort! Thank you to Mrs Cairns and Miss Williamson for preparing the students in afterschool running club!

A big, big thank you to Mrs Buttafuoco, Mrs Retallack and Mr Sturgeon for helping on the day, we really appreciate it.


Due to the public holiday next Thursday 22nd, we will not be able to complete certain events as per last school newsletter. These events will take place during students PE lessons, leading up to the Athletics Carnival in Term 4.

Kind Regards,

Tara Bowe

Physical Education Teacher Years 2-6

Athletics Carnival - Save the Date - Friday 21 October 2022

We will be holding our Athletics Carnival on Friday 21 October, more information will be sent home in early Term 4.

If you are able to assist please email

Year 6 2023 Graduation Polo's - calling all Year 5 Parents!

Please remember to place your order with the office. All orders must please be received by the end of this term . Unfortunately late orders cannot be accepted.

Swimming Lessons in Pre Primary

"I’m so excited for swimming lessons because it’s so much fun. I like swimming with my friends and my teacher she lets us dive underwater". Liliana PPB

"At swimming, I love doing big arms and diving under the

water". Heidi PPR

"I like swimming because I like my teacher, she is nice and I can go under the water and have a tea cup… pretend, not real". Tate PPR

Lost Property

The lost property box outside the Library is overflowing again with rain jackets, jumpers, hats, lunch boxes and drink bottles. Please make sure to have a quick look and claim any missing items before the holidays!

After School Music Lessons - Term 4

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Bernie's Facebook drive

We have around 900 page likes on our Facebook page and would love to increase this number for marketing and advertising purposes! Please head over to our FB page and like our page.

Ricky Grace Basketball Term 4: Registrations Open!

This is a very popular program and spots fill up quickly. Ricky will be back on a Wednesday morning, 7.45am - 8.35am. Please register your interest as per the details below.
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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 on our website.

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Things to look out for next week

  • Swimming at the Aqua Jetty all week
  • Running Club - Monday 19 September - 3.15 - 4.00pm
  • St Bernadette's Day - Tuesday 20 September
  • Bernie's Open Night -Tuesday 20 September 4.3 - 6.30pm
  • Public Holiday - Thursday 22 September
  • LAST DAY OF TERM 3 - Friday 23 September-Footy Colours Dress up
  • P&F Meeting 23 September 9.00 - 10.00am
  • Ricky Grace Basketball - Friday - 3.15 - 4.15pm
  • FIRST DAY OF TERM 4 - 10 October

Live Calendar 2022

School Term Dates 2022

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

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

Parent Handbook 2022

Pupil Free Dates 2022

Monday 7/11/2022