St Bernadette's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 4 | WEEK 4 | 5 November 2021

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Message from Geordie

Happy Friday Everyone!

Is it just me or are these weeks absolutely FLYING by?

Below are a few messages that we really urge you to please read. While we appreciate that everyone is busy, making the time to read through the Weekly Reminders keeps everyone well informed and will hopefully decrease stress as these busy end of year weeks unfold.

Thank you to all those families who keep on sprinkling happiness, positivity and a wise, and reflective attitude towards all aspects of your child's school experience. How we, as significant adults in our children's lives, process and communicate their successes, failures, setbacks, conflicts, perceptions, friendship fallouts and more, plays a huge role in how well or otherwise, our children come through the other end!

Every opportunity to be our wisest, calmest, most discerning self, directly supports the growth of our children's resilience, character and progress towards success in multiple domains. When parents and teachers work respectfully together as a cooperative team, outcomes are greatly enhanced. Well done Mums, Dads, Grandparents and Carers - and thank you!

Another great week here at Bernie’s with our Interschool Athletics Team having a great day on Thursday, our P&F meeting and our AMAZING Year 2’s entertaining us with poetry, live music and a heap of fun! Thanks guys – I apologise I wasn’t there but have loved watching all your hard work in rehearsal!

Finally, on a personal note, I am off to compete in the Tour of Margaret River this weekend. I am anxious, scared, and excited all at the same time! I hope to see you all next week – hopefully in one piece!

Enjoy the weekend – Next week is Wellbeing Week so there will be no homework. Please try to keep meetings outside of this week so that our teachers can take a breath before the last month of school!

Geordie Thuijs


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Our Year 4 Champions!

I would like to congratulate these boys for the amazing sportsmanship they showed on Friday. We had a timing gate malfunction which meant we needed to re-run their race and all the boys stayed positive, encouraged each other and had another go! We obviously have some excellent leaders coming through our school. Great job boys – you all won that race as far as I am concerned!


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Interschool Athletics

St Bernadette's competed in the Interschool Athletics Carnival yesterday. We finished 5th overall and had a fantastic day in the sun! Congratulations to Scarlett B in 6B who got Runner Up Champion Girl!
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Parents on site after morning drop off

A reminder that if you come to school outside the usual drop off and pick up times, please sign in at the office. For safety reasons we do need to know who is on site at all times.

Year 6 Graduation Polo's 2022

A reminder to all our Year 5 students to please ensure that you hand in your Graduation Polo orders before the 15 November 2021. Thankyou!

Indonesian Big Day Out

Lost Property

Our lost property box is over flowing again! Its full of jumpers, jackets, hats and lunch boxes. Please have a look and see if anything belongs to you. It is located behind the staff room now, near the nature play area.

Bernie's Thank you!

A big shout out to Brian from Outlaw Boats in Port Kennedy for revamping and fixing our winner's podium for our sports carnivals.
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Vinnies Christmas Appeal

The St Vincent de Paul Society conducts a Christmas Appeal each year and this year instead of making food hampers they are asking for donations of gift cards or gold coins.

We will be having a free dress day on Friday 26th November with the theme "Christmas Inspired" and a gold coin donation.

For any families wishing to contribute a gift voucher to the Appeal - please leave with Tracey and Katherine in the office. We ask that no gift vouchers be sent to the classrooms please, to make our school donation easier to manage.

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Things to look out for in next week

  • Wellness Week
  • Kolbe Music Visit - Monday 8 Nov 2021
  • Year 3 Excursion to Samson House - Thursday 11 Nov 2021
  • Remembrance Liturgy - Thursday 11 Nov 2021
  • Scottish Dancing - 3.10 - 4.00pm Thursday 11 Nov 2021
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School Canteen - Kingston's Kitchen

Our school canteen is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please follow Kingston's Kitchen on Facebook for updates.

Menu and ordering details can be found at

St Bernadette's Parents & Friends Association

Welcome to the school P&F where everyone is welcome to join.

If you would like to find out what is happening at our school, please join our P&F Facebook page:


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School Term Dates 2021

Term 4 Monday 11/10/2021 - Friday 10/12/2021