Bourchier Mail

School Newsletter - 14th Edition - 31st August 2022

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from the principal

Dear Families

We have had a few busy weeks of learning and fun.

Book Day

Huge thank you to families for dressing up your children as book characters. They all looked amazing and were so proud of how they looked. We really wanted to give everyone a prize! Throughout the day classes engaged in fun activities connected to some great books. I am sure all our children have been inspired to read more.


Our athletics day was a super day. The weather was just perfect and allowed our children to have the best day. It was impressive to see them cheering and supporting each other. Congratulations to all those children who won awards and excelled on the day and congratulations to all our children for having a go and giving it their best shot. Well done to Yellow House who was the overall winner on the day.

Attendance / COVID

Now that the weather is showing signs of improving perhaps we will not have so much sickness and children can attend school on a regular basis. It is important for continuity of learning and friendships that children attend school every day. I know COVID is still around and will probably continue to be with us for some time. Please ensure you test if symptoms are displayed and stay home for 7 days if positive. Please notify the school if your child tests positive and register it on the portal. If you are unable to register on the portal we can do it for you. We distributed more RATs this week. If you run out please contact the school we may be able to help.


Our 2023 Foundation students enjoyed their first transition session last Friday. If you have a pre-schooler who will be attending school next year and you have not enrolled them yet please do so as we are beginning to plan for 2023 classes. Our second session is this Friday.


Good luck to Year three for their camp at Toolangi and to the Years 5/6 Snow bunnies for their camp at Mount Buller. I am sure they will all have a great time.

Happy Fathers ‘ Day to all our dads…. we hope you have a great day.

Kind regards


No students at school Day on 16TH September

16th September has been designated as a “no school day” for our children here at Bourchier St PS. The department has allocated a day to all schools for teachers to plan teaching and learning programs appropriate to their school. So on September 16th all our teachers will be involved in professional learning and planning for the end of the year. Their Care will operate for any family who wishes to book in to use their services on this day.

IGA Community Rewards Program

Today, Bourchier Street received a cheque for $5,575 from the rewards program. Thankyou to families who are part of this program and donate their points to Bourchier Street. If you ever shop at IGA, be sure to ask at the cash register about the rewards program, as this money goes to improving the facilities of Bourchier Street!!
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Athletics Day

The weather gods turned on a beautiful day for our school athletics day on Friday. It was fantastic to have our whole school and school community able to be together down at the track after missing the last two years due to restriction. The day was taken out by Perkins house in what was a very close end result.

A big congratulations to all our students that participated on the day. A big apology to Jessica Thorp and Eloise Hudgson who were joint winners in their age group and we didn’t realise till after the presentations were done.

Our individual awards went to:

Foundation: Lenny Campbell and Quinn Colbeck

Gr 1: Jedidiah Moananu and Ava Bogdan

Gr 2: Riley Lorenz and Edi Hicks

Gr 3: Tommy Hueston, Steph Manning, Jessica Thorp, Isla Schultz and Emilia O’keeffe

Gr 4: Brae Lamichhane, Sonny Slater and Eva Watson

Gr 5: Tom Thorp, Chase Hueston, Ethan Chen, Ka’Mya Duncan and Eloise Hudgson

Gr 6: Sam Catanzariti and Lacey Wellington

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Bookweek dressup!

We had so many amazing costumes turn up for our bookweek parade last Thursday.

One of the catagories was for the best homemade costume from each year level.

Jo, who visits our school each Tuesday and Thursday in the Coffee Van, donated a hot chocolate voucher to each of the students. Thanks Jo!

Be sure to support Jo and buy a coffee one of these cold mornings!

Our winners were: Millie 1SP - Eliza 1JT - Utkarsh 2BO - Tex 3SS - Zara 4JS - Aiden 5AM & Chase 6MM Enjoy your hot chocolates!

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2nd round of Cadbury Fundraising boxes go home tomorrow!

Thanks to families who pre-ordered a box/es of cadbury chocolates to help with Bourcher Street fundraising. The boxes will go home with the eldest child tomorrow for you to sell.

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Fathers day celebrations

Fathers/guardians are invited to a BBQ lunch and some fun activities! For catering purposes, please click on below link or send in the return slip from flyer that went home last week.

We wish all our Fathers/guardians a very happy fathers day on Sunday!!

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Thursday 1st September students can purchase a Father’s Day gift for Dad/Carer. Gifts will range from $3 to $5 with a very wide range that I’m sure will make your Dad/Carer happy! Please bring a bag to pop your gifts in.

There will be a 2nd stall Friday 2nd September 2022

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footy colours day- Supporting Kids with cancer

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Participation in the 2022 Parent Opinion Survey

Your family is asked to participate in the 2022 Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey (previously known as the Parent Opinion Survey).

  • The survey will be conducted online and should take 20 minutes to complete.
  • The survey can be completed on any internet enabled device (iPad, Desktop or Laptop, Smartphone) and is compatible with most browsers.
  • The survey is now open until Friday 16th September.
  • The survey is available in English and 10 other languages including Arabic, Vietnamese, Simplified Chinese, Chin (Hakha), Hindi, Japanese, Greek, Turkish, Somali and Punjabi.

Please follow the instructions below to complete the survey

To complete the survey, simply:

1. Click on the link below, or copy and paste the text into your browser. This link will take you directly to the survey.

2. Select the School and Campus name below.

School Name: Bourchier Street Primary School Shepparton
Campus Name: Bourchier Street Primary School Shepparton

3. Enter the School PIN below.

PIN: 511985

4. When complete, please click on the tick button at the end of the survey to submit your answers. Please note that the survey will time out after 60 minutes of inactivity.

Thank you for taking the time to participate. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any general queries about the survey. For specific technical or participation-related queries, you may also contact the department or the supplier administering the survey, ORIMA Research.

  • Should you have any technical queries regarding the Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey, please do not hesitate to contact ORIMA Research on 1800 654 585 (toll free), or by email:
  • Should you have any participation or survey-related queries, please contact the School, or the department by email:

Gary D'Arma - Assistant Principal

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Bok club catalogues were sent home this week.

ORDERS DUE Friday Friday 2nd September

The easiest way for families to order and pay for Book Club is to use the online LOOP platform. Please use the link to register and start your order

LOOP is also available as an app, for both apple and Android devices.

For cash payments, please ensure you have the correct money and that the envelope is securely sealed with your completed order form and child’s details.

Attached below is instructions on how to order online.


The Balaclava child care centre is a private park, so please refrain from parking there.

Please respect other people’s private driveways, and adhere to parking signage or you may receive a fine!


If a student arrives late to school, please report to front office so this can be marked on the roll. thankyou

2022 Parent Payments & Excursion Levy

Thankyou to the families who have already contributed to our 2022 parent payments that allow us to deliver quality programs and learning experiences.

Excursion levy needs to be paid for students to attend end of year excursions. (if you applied for CSEF, excursion levy is covered)

Please contact the front office if you have any queries - 58 213 488

YEAR 6 CANBERRA CAMP Tuesday 6th DEC to fri 9th DEC 2022 (note change of date)

Just a reminder to keep up the payments for the Year 6 Canberra camp via QKR or phone the office to make payment over the phone by eftpos. 58 213 488 Thankyou
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reporting covid positive

​Monitor closely for symptoms. Children must stay home and get tested if showing symptoms. If test positive, isolate for 7 days until negative. Notify the school that your child has tested positive.Test twice a week during school time.

We need everyone healthy and fit so that learning at school can continue. We all know what remote learning is like and we dont want to go back to that.

Please talk to your children about the importance of mask wearing and please send a mask each day to school with your child. Our junior school children are not required to wear a mask but we certainly encourage it if they are comfortable to do so.

If your child is a household contact they must take 5 rapid antigen tests (RATs) over 7 days and receive negative test results and wear a face mask (if over 8 years old) in indoor spaces.

Children who have had COVID do not need to test for 30 days after isolation has ended..

If your child tests positive please register this on COVID Test Portal or call the school to inform us and we will register for you. Please do not register negative results.

Please consider getting your child vaccinated if you have not already done so.

Breakfast Program Donations

THANKYOU for your donations - Its very much appreciated!

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Often Bourchier Street communicates to our families via the Compass app, important information of what is happening within the school. Sometimes you are prompted through your email to open important news items. Please make sure your email is up to date, so you do not miss valuable information. Please phone front office 58 213 488 if your email address needs updating. If your child is absent from School, please logon to Compass to document this.


Every family needs to download the Qkr! app which will enable you to pay school fees, purchase hats/jackets, order lunch through the canteen and purchase tickets for special productions etc.

Simply download on your phone and you will see how easy it is to manage!

Before/After school care 0447 010 696

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Junior Stadium Netball 2022


Light and Bright Courts with viewing room

with heating & tea/coffee provided free.

“Learn as you Play” games for 6 to 7 year old players

every Friday this term at 4.00pm.

Girls 6 & 7 are supported in games by teaching Instructors.

Games are fun and encourage positive play in a team environment.

Girls from various schools registered for Term 2. New to Netball or Skills based program participants welcome to join.

Term 2 fee $70 for 9 Weeks.

For information/registration call Kylie 0419998190

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Thank you to our supporters!

link for Bourchier Street school policies

Child Safe Policy

Bourchier Street Primary School has a zero tolerance of any form of child abuse. The school is committed to acting in children’s best interests. The safety and wellbeing of children at this school is our highest priority. We want children to be safe, happy and empowered.