Bourchier Mail

School Newsletter - 18th Edition 18th November 2021

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from the principal

Dear Families

It has been great to see our children in our yard enjoying not only play but also learning.

Many classes are taking to the outdoors to engage in reading, writing and mathematical tasks. We are lucky we have a great yard with much grass and seating.


As our weather is getting warmer, we need to be conscious of wearing hats and applying sunscreen. We have a wearing hats policy for term one and four so we would be grateful if all children could have their hat at school every day. Their health and safety are important to us all.


We know that learning has been interrupted heaps this year. Daily reading is something that we can all engage in, is something easy to do and something that we believe will be beneficial to every learner. By reading heaps our writing, our mathematics, our oral language and our knowledge all improve. So please engage you children in books by reading to them, reading with them, and letting them read by themselves.


We love to see all our children feeling just as important and valued as each other. Wearing a uniform helps everyone feel the same, it eliminates competition and makes everyone proud to be a Bourchier St PS student. If you need any uniform supplies, please call our office, we may be able to help as we have some second hands items. We encourage the wearing of full uniform every day.


Unfortunately, COVID is still with us. I want to assure you that we are doing everything possible to keep everyone safe and healthy.

We have had a couple of reported COVID positive cases this week.

The Department of Education and Training has advised us that no action is required at this stage due to the length of time since the children who were confirmed to have COVID-19 were onsite. All cases have been in isolation so not infectious here at school.

Our school has also been undertaking its daily cleaning including sanitising all high-touch points throughout the school. This has been endorsed by the Department of Health.

If you or anyone in your family develops even the mildest of symptoms, please get tested.

If you have questions about what this means for our school, please call the Department of Education and Training COVID-19 hotline on 1800 338 663, available 8:30am to 5pm Monday through Friday, and 10am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday.

If you are concerned you have COVID-19 you can call the Department of Health COVID-19 hotline on 1800 675 398, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For school information in languages other than English, call TIS National on 131 450. Please ask them to call the DET COVID-19 hotline on 1800 338 663 and they will help interpret. For health advice in languages other than English, visit

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times.


We are beginning to create classes for 2022. We take many things into account, spend a lot of time discussing your child’s needs and try to place them in the best possible class that will enhance their learning. Please contact me if you wish to discuss anything in relation to your child’s class placement.

Kind regards

Denise Howley

Year 5 Kidpreneur

The Year 5s have been busy creating Kidpreneur businesses and developing products and services to provide to the whole school throughout ‘Market Week’ in Week 8. Each team had to come up with and pitch an idea for a product of service that would fill a gap in the market or satisfy a want or need of their customers. All business teams were successful in their pitch and received a $30 initial investment from the school which will be paid back from their profits. Students have collaborated to create advertisements, create shopping lists within their budget and organise the visual merchandising of their stall. We have businesses selling cupcakes, smoothies, jewellery and face masks, servicing bikes and scooters, cleaning classrooms and organising games with prizes. All classes will be able to enjoy the advertisements throughout this week and decide which stalls they would like to support during Market Week. Have a look at the promotional video below to see our Year 5s explaining the Kidpreneur program. Thanks in anticipation for your support of our amazing Year 5s and their businesses.

Link to advertisement-


We will be running onsite Transition Sessions for the next two Fridays which is the 19th & 26th November for students that have enrolled in Foundation for 2022.

The children will be able to participate in some special activities onsite & parents will be able to finally meet our wonderful Foundation team.

These two sessions start at 2:15pm and we ask parents to meet in the junior playground. Sessions will finish 3pm.

Orientation Day is Tuesday 7th December from 8.30am to 10.55am. Students will meet their classroom teacher.

coming soon kitchen garden Cook Book

Bourchier Street Kitchen Garden program are in the process of producing a cook book with th tastiest recipes! They will make a great christmas gift at only $10


Parent Payment Information for 2022

Parent Payment information has been approved by school council and will be published on our website with forms going home next week.

Book Club - Scholastic

It’s Book Clubs final Issue for the year and it is loaded with incredible Christmas books, gift ideas and summer reading for all ages and interests.

Click on the link below where you can shop online without leaving home.

Orders close Friday 3rd December 2021

The catalogue can be downloaded below.

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Foundation to Year 5 students NOT returning to Bourchier Street PS in 2022

If your child/ren is in Foundation to Year 5 and will not be returning to Bourchier Street next year, can you please contact the front office as we need to attend to the administration documents, and this will also effect allocating students to classes. Thanks

Hats are required for term 4

Hats are $10. Hats can be purchased from the front office or paid for via QKR.

Please remember to put your child's name on their belongings.

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Bourchier St E-Library

Did you know Bourchier St has an e-library?

Students are able to borrow books to read on their ipad.

You can access the elibrary via the website below

Search Bourchier St Primary School

Visit our library

Sign in on the top right corner

Sign in details will be your child's cases code and the password ebook01

Or download the app

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BYOD program

You don’t have to be a technology expert to get the best device for your child. Our JB Hi-Fi Solutions’ BYOD program is designed to make it easy to choose, buy and manage the devices your child needs to learn in the classroom and at home. We hope that the BYOD portal will take the stress out of technology and give you easy access to the right tools, devices and pricing to support your child’s learning.

Read more on our website:


Qkr! App

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!

At the beginning of each year you need to update your child's new class name.


2021 Graeme Cross Memorial Scholarship

Sponsored by the

Rotary Club of Shepparton South Inc.

Applications for a $ 600.00 scholarship for a Year 6 Student

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Berry Street Need More Foster Carers

Berry Street continues to experience a shortage of foster carers to provide care to the many vulnerable children and young people who require a safe and nurturing home. Our need for foster carers is greater than ever.

For more information please contact Janene on 5822 8100 or

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Thank you to our supporters!

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.