St Bernadette's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 8 | 8 September 2023

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Good afternoon all,

It has been all systems go here at school with parent teacher interviews, the interschool cross country carnival, our AMAZING PP Assembly and plenty of fun and learning in our rooms. As I walked around the classrooms this week, it was awesome to see the beautiful work being displayed ready for our open night and I thank all our staff for their hard work during this very busy time of the year.

After a lot of hard work and learning, a group of our Enrichment Students in Year 5 and 6 competed in the Creative Edge Problem Solving Competition a few weeks ago. Our students did an excellent job and like last year, our Year 6 Team has made it into the State Finals which is an awesome effort. I would like to congratulate all our students and say a huge thanks to Mrs Murphy who gives a lot of her own time to support the students in this program.

Thanks to parents who have stayed back for a play after school this week, it is good to know that people do read my newsletter and have stopped the use of balls after school. Much appreciated!

In some fun news this week, one of our talented staff members, Mrs Crawford, has been selected to represent WA in the National Dog Sledding Championships next year. Danni is a huge dog lover and one of Fred’s favourites! We wish her all the best when she competes next year!

Finally, I hope you all have an amazing end to the term and a relaxing holiday break. As you read this, I hope to be on the road to Dalwallinu, singing John Williamson songs and trying to delay the use of iPads with the kids. I have heard there may be a few other families up Coral Bay way in the holidays so I might see you there.

Please look after each other, especially Lisa, and I hope you all enjoy our Open Night and Athletics Carnival. I am sure they will be a heap of fun!

Geordie Thuijs

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Next week on the 14th September it is RU OK Day. We will be encouraging all children and their parents to participate in ‘Lap n Chat’ before school. We all know the benefits of physical activity to keep ourselves physically and mentally well, and how this can

be a great way to connect with friends.

We encourage all parents to come and do a running or walking lap with their child to earn DOUBLE Faction Points for the Faction Carnival on Friday!!

For more information on how to start a meaningful conversation please visit

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Year 6 2024 - Graduation Polo

To ensure that your Year 5 student has a Graduation Polo for 2024, please hand your order into the office by the end of term. No late orders will be accepted. If you are unsure of sizing, we have a few sizes to try on in the office.

Thank you for your assistance.

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Canteen Meal Deal for our Athletics Carnival

The canteen will be offering a student meal deal during the Sports Carnival as well as options for families to purchase.

Students must order their lunch BEFORE SCHOOL on the morning or Via the SPRIGGY SCHOOLS APP. Student lunches will be taken to the oval, they will not need to come to the canteen to collect.

Students Meal Deal

Option 1: Pizza, Juice box and Ice pole.

Option 2: Hotdog, Juice box and Ice pole.

Option 3: Ham & Cheese toastie, Juice box and Ice pole.


Fresh Baked from Ovenden Bake House

Steak Pies

Steak & Cheese Pies

Sausage rolls

Spinach & Ricotta rolls

Parents/Caregivers can come to the canteen during the day to purchase food, icecreams and drinks or they can also be pre ordered on the APP.

A reminder too

School Canteen: Kingston's Kitchen

Our school canteen is only open on Mondays,

Wednesdays and Fridays.

Orders can be placed online via

before 9.00am or in person at the canteen.

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Community Mass

On Saturday 16th Sept Year 6 will be hosting our parish community mass at 6pm. The parish men’s group will provide a sausage sizzle after mass giving our school and parish community an opportunity to gather. Thank you to our school P & F for covering the cost of the sausage sizzle.

Thank you to those families who have responded to the Parish community mass invite. If you are yet to do so, please take a moment to provide your response for catering purposes on the following form.

We hope to see you on the evening.

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Colouring Competition

Please watch out for the Upper and Junior colouring in competition that will be coming at the end of week 9. The theme for the upper years will be For our Elders and Celebrating Indonesia for the juniors. The colouring competition will be judged by the year 6 Ministry students and Ibu Kristy and Mrs Pearce. Please return all colouring in entries to Ibu Kristy.

Bernie the Cultural Rock Snake

This year our Ministry Captains will be asking families to paint a rock to build our very first multi-cultural Bernie's Rock Snake along the entry way of our school. A small painting station will be set up each morning in week 10, for families to paint their countries flag and their surname on the back. We will have rocks, paints and country flag images for you to use. We hope to see as many families add their rocks as possible.

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By Sabrina R in 3R

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Popcorn Day - Last Day of Term

As a treat for the end of a busy term 3, we will be providing

popcorn to all the students on the last day of this term.

P & F Disco

We want to thank all those who supported our latest disco, and we would appreciate some feedback. If you could please complete the survey below.
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Jumps & Throws - classes to rotate - Tuesday 12 September

Graduation Gown Measurement - Children's Uni - Wednesday 13 September

Kindy Musical Storytelling Incursion - Thursday 14 September

PP Excursion to Perth Zoo - Thursday 14 September

PP - Year 6 Athletics Carnival - Friday 15 September

Community Mass - Saturday 16 September

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Ricky Grace Basketball is back in Term 4! Register as per below!

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Term Dates 2023

Term 3: Tuesday 18 July - Friday 22 September 2023

Term 4: Monday 9 October - Friday 8 December 2023

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Please note that as this is a live calendar, dates and times may change occasionally.

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