St Bernadette's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 4 | WEEK 9 | 9 December 2022

Graduating Year 6 Class of 2022

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Message from Geordie

And we made it!

A huge thanks to all our parents for making this year an amazing one for our students! I feel so blessed to be part of such a vibrant, engaged community with a relaxed vibe and supportive parents.

Thanks for telling us kindly when we got it wrong, thanks for the supportive emails when you could see how hard we were trying, thanks for your sense of humour on the cross-walk and for your patience when someone does something silly in the carpark…...Thanks for being part of your children’s education and working with us in their best interests – when this happens, we get the best outcome for all 480 students in our school! Finally, a huge thanks for the generosity and kindness shown at the end the year – the cards, notes and gifts are much appreciated by myself and all our staff!

This week we congratulated all our Children’s University Graduates at their ceremony at UWA. This has been a highly successful first year of the program with lots of positive feedback from our students and parents. Well done, congrats and thank you to Mrs Murphy who has done a fabulous job organising and supporting our students.

On Wednesday our Christmas Concert went off with a bang and I can’t thank everyone enough for coming out to sit, relax and enjoy each other’s company for our Nativity Concert. Mrs Poasa did a fantastic job to organise and run the night and I would also like to thank her team of Mrs Flynn, Mrs Murphy and Mrs Crawford who supported her so well! On Thursday our Year 6 students went off to Adventure World to celebrate their Graduation and our remaining students enjoyed their Big Day In, complete with movies and water play! Huge thanks to the staff, particularly Mrs Cosgrove, for making the day so enjoyable.

And to our Year 6 Graduates… You may have been asking questions, such as, ‘What will high school REALLY be like? Will I get lost? Will I make friends? What if I forget something at home? How hard will the work be?’ and many more. Please be reassured that these types of questions are very normal and much the same ones we also asked when we started high school. Based on the evidence of many students who have gone before you, after the first few weeks, you will feel like you have been there forever and most of your worries will seem like a distant memory!

I have very fond memories of my own primary school years and it is my genuine hope that each one of you will also look back on your years here at St Bernie’s with both fondness and gratitude, for the people, the experiences and the opportunities that have been part of your journey. You have individually and collectively helped to shape this journey of course, through your own unique personality, through your effort, through your attitude, through your ability to listen, cooperate, work hard, empathise, cooperate, forgive, help, see things from the perspective of another and much more. Good luck to all our graduates for their next adventure!

Have a great holiday, and a safe and happy Christmas! We have one more week to go here, and then I am looking forward to getting down south, turning off my devices and enjoying some much-needed time with my family!

Merry Christmas! I can’t wait to do it all again next year!


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Presenting our Leaders for 2023

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Term Dates 2023

Please Diarise!

Term 1: Wednesday 1 February - Thursday 6 April 2023

Term 2: Wednesday 26 April - Friday 30 June 2023

Term 3: Tuesday 18 July - Friday 22 September 2023

Term 4: Wednesday 11 October - Friday 8 December 2023

Christmas Concert

"The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear!!"

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Semester 2 Reports

A reminder that reports will be available via SEQTA this afternoon. If you cannot remember your log in or password, please email and your log in details will be returned to you.

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.

If there are any concerns, please contact your child’s teacher via to arrange a meeting in week 10.

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A message from Mrs Deshon

Sacramental Dates 2023

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Save the date: 123 Magic Workshop

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Live Calendar 2022

Parent Handbook