St Bernadette's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 2 | WEEK 7 | 10 June 2022

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Message from Geordie

Dear Parents,

I hope you have had a nice week and managed to stay warm and dry! It doesn’t look like the weather is going to improve any time soon!

In staffing news, I would like to formally congratulate Mrs Melanie Resuggan who has accepted a secondment as Principal up at Holy Rosary in Derby, starting in Term 3. Melanie has worked very hard with the students, staff, families and the parish here at St Bernie’s over the past year and a half as Assistant Principal. She will join Jesseca Francis, another of our staff members, who is currently in Derby as the Assistant Principal, and I know she will be an asset to the Holy Rosary community.

Our Masterplan is now in draft form, and we will be meeting with our Capital Consultant and Architect next week to go through the first draft. We will then hold workshops for students, staff and parents in Week 10 in the hope of getting some useful feedback and then presenting it to the School Advisory Council in early Term 3. This process is still running on time in the hope to make some decisions on projects for 2023 and beyond. At this stage the parent workshop will likely be on the evening of Tuesday the 28th of June (Week 10), however, more info will be provided once I have confirmation next week.

In sporting news, a huge thanks to Mrs Bowe and Mrs Watson who have organised for a new load of equipment for each of the classes to use at recess and lunch time. This has been needed for a while and we hope to see it out and in use in the next week or two!

Have a great weekend!

Geordie Thuijs


Merit Awards Assembly 17 June 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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A Call for Donations:

If any households have any spare/unwanted doll clothes and or kids dress ups, they would be very much appreciated in the ELYs.

Please drop any items into admin.

Sausage Sizzle after the Year 6 Confirmation Mass - Sat 25 June

The Parish Men’s Group will be putting on a sausage sizzle after the Confirmation Mass on Saturday 25 June. If you would like a sausage or two, please complete the form that was sent out SeeSaw yesterday.

Bernie's Garden - a BIG thankyou!

A very big Bernie's thankyou to Emily S and her family for donating all these wonderful gardening tools and supplies for our garden!
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School Reports

Once again, Report time is near. As with last year, this will be sent electronically. To view your child’s report, please log into Seqta Engage. If you can not remember your log in or password, please email and your log in details will be returned to you and which will need to be reset that day.

Once you have logged into Seqta, on the left-hand side (on a handheld device, you will need to select the blue button with three white lines in the top left hand corner) click Assessment, choose which child you would like to view (if you have more than one child on Engage). You will then see that you have access to all previous reports. Within the next week, could you please log on and ensure you can access last year’s report. If you are having issues, please email before Friday 17th June (end of Week 8).

There should be no surprises with your student’s report grades as teacher and parent communication should be open and ongoing. If you have any concerns, please contact your child’s teacher via

Below is the visual to remind you what each grade represents and an attendance visual that demonstrates how important regular attendance has on learning.

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Here at St Bernadette’s, we are committed to supporting your child’s continuity of learning. While we recognise that there are some legitimate reasons for reduced attendance including illness, we are obliged to point out that reduced attendance can have a significant impact on your child’s learning.

In order to access the full curriculum and give your child the very best opportunity of learning success, CEWA and the Education Department recommend an attendance rate of 95% or above.

The below chart gives a breakdown of the amount of time missed in a year, and if maintained, how it impacts on the future education of your child.

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Wooohoo! Our Sustainability is Program is gaining Momentum!

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Interschool Soccer

Last Friday, the 3rd of June the Year 5/6 soccer team traveled to Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School to play a friendly soccer match.

When we arrived we were greeted by Star Of The Sea staff and students. We went to the pitch and got our boots and gear ready. While we went for a warm up run, the bell sounded for their lunch to end. The team went back to get ready to play a fun and safe game. Mr. Murtagh set us up in our positions on the field, the whistle blew and the game started. We scored 3 amazing goals in the first half and then in the second half they scored 3 goals.

With not much time until it was full time, Brayden on our team took the ball, dribbled all the way down the field, and took a shot and scored. Then the whistle went and we won. We shook the other team’s hands and we went on the bus and headed back to school.

It was a successful day for St. Bernadette’s!

Year 6

Uniform Update

After a very lengthy process and with input from the Uniform Committee and P&F Class Representatives, a decision has been made regarding uniforms. It has been decided that it is time to update our track pants and track tops!

Once the new stock arrives at Hip Pocket, St Bernadette’s will purchase the old stock of jumpers, trackpants and dresses and will have a discount sale at school (details to follow). The old track pants and tops can still be worn until mid 2024. Semester Two 2024 student are to only wear the new track pants and tops.

All other uniform items will remain the same. We will inform the community via the newsletter when the new stock arrives at Hip Pocket.

Covid Reporting

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 below:

YMCA's July School Holiday Program

Things to look out for next week

  • Year 10 Kolbe Visit - Monday 13 June 2022
  • WasteSorted - Whole school Incursion - Monday 13 June 2022
  • Ricky Grace Basketball - Wednesday 8 June 7.45 am - 8.30am
  • School Assembly - Friday 17 June 2022

Live Calendar 2022

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School Term Dates 2022

Term 2 Wednesday 27/04/2022 - Friday 01/07/2022

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 18/07/2022

Monday 15/8/2022

Monday 7/11/2022