St Bernadette's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 7 | 2 September 2022

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Message from Geordie

Afternoon everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying your Friday. I would like to start by congratulating our Pre-Primary Super Stars for their highly entertaining assembly this morning. It was heaps of fun and full of energy! Well done to all our students and staff!

I would also like to thank our fathers and significant male figures for coming to school for a burger and kick of the footy this morning. With a turnout of over 400 people, the atmosphere was amazing! I would really to thank our staff for pitching in and helping to make the day so much fun! We had a number of staff helping to pre-cook bacon until late yesterday arvo and then come in again from 6.30am to help get ready. It was a real team effort and I hope everyone had a good time. I have heard from several sources that 50% of the WA’s 4WD and utes were in our carpark!

Next week our staff will be conducting parent / teacher interviews on Tuesday. We are looking forward to sharing and discussing some information about your child’s learning here at St Bernie’s. School finishes at 12pm on Tuesday to accommodate the interviews and our drive-through will operate as per normal. Please be on time for your interviews and as we have said, if you believe you need extra time, please make an alternative arrangement. It is extremely important that our teachers stick to the 10 minutes allocated as we want to avoid delays for our parents.

Next Friday is our Year 6 Assembly which I know will be a lot of fun! As it is their last assembly and this item is usually a longer affair, we have decided to have a separate awards assembly next term instead of adding awards in next week. More info on this below!

Hope you have a great weekend and spoil your Father’s rotten!

Geordie Thuijs

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Year 6 Confirmation

Congratulations to our Year 6 students who received their Sacrament of Confirmation last weekend.
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P&F School Disco Sat 3 September

A reminder that the School Disco (2 sessions) is being held tomorrow.

If you haven't returned your forms and your child still wants to attend, you can pay $6.00 at the door. All children will need to be signed in and signed out (please don't just drop your child off).

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Fume Free Friday 16 September

Friday 16th September is Fume Free Friday! We encourage as many children as possible to walk, ride or scoot to and from school.

If you do not live close to school, consider parking at the Stargate Shopping Centre and walking from there.

Year 6 Assembly: Friday 9 September & Merit Award Assembly: Thursday 13 October

Next week's assembly is the Year 6's last one! These assemblies are always a longer than usual so we will not be handing out any Merit Awards that morning.

These will now be presented in Week 1, Term 4, Thursday 13 October.

Further information will be sent out towards the end of this term.

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Operation Christmas Child: Thank you for your support!

Thank-you for the beautiful items for Personal Hygiene that have been sent in. We will continue to collect these items during Week 8.

Some ideas are:

· hairbrush or comb

· toothbrushes

· shampoo or conditioner

· soap bars

· wet wipes

· adhesive bandages

· small hand towel

For more suggestions please click on the button below:

Swimming Lessons 12 - 23 September 2022

Swimming Lessons start in Week 9 & 10. Thank you to our wonderful parents for ensuring all swimming notes were returned promptly.

The children once again, will be getting changed at school, so please ensure you pack suitable shoes and jumpers/dressing gowns for the bus trip.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT EVERYTHING IS NAMED – including underwear, goggles, bathers, etc.

All students will be attending the lessons, those that are medically exempt from participating will take something with them to keep them occupied. If your child has any other medical conditions that teachers need to be aware of, please inform them before Wednesday 7th September.

Please join us in praying for fine weather!

Kindy Father's Day Celebrations

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2023 Year 6 Graduation Polo's

A reminder to all Year 5 parents to please complete the order forms and return to the office by the end of term.
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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.

Things to look out for next week

  • Running Club - Monday 5 September - 3.15 - 4.00pm
  • Parent/Teacher Interview - Tuesday 6 September. School finishes at 12.00pm
  • Assembly - Friday 9 September
  • Ricky Grace Basketball - Friday - 3.15 - 4.15pm

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