St Bernadette's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 1 | WEEK 6 | 11 March 2022

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Message from Geordie

Afternoon everyone,

Short and sharp today! It has been a really busy and rewarding week here at St Bernie’s with all our teachers engaging in planning meetings. This has been an opportunity to discuss the structure of our English and Mathematics blocks, the assessment we are using to group and differentiate the curriculum and the resources we are using to engage students in their learning. Many excellent discussions and ideas ​have come out of these meetings and I would like to thank all our teachers for their hard work. The more we work together and discuss what best practice looks like in our context, the more consistent we become and the better the outcomes for students!

Down in our Library Miss Roberts has been busily organising and running the Book Fair which many of our students have already utilised, this is a great opportunity to find excellent books for your child to enjoy and also helps the school to resource its library. ​We encourage your children to get along and have a look – there are some beautiful books in there!

Attached to this email is the latest COVID info from CEWA and the State Government. Please read it carefully as it is important we all stay on the same page. Our community has done SO well to this point and while there is still a rocky road ahead, it is important that we stay calm and understand the rules in ​with the best interests of the children in our care ​at the forefront of our actions! To those who are in quarantine or isolation – we are thinking of you and looking forward to having you back as soon as possible!

​The weather seems to be calming down this weekend, I hope you all have the chance to relax and have some fun! Audrey, my daughter, has specifically requested sushi and a movie so I am looking forward to an Uber Eats and couch kind of night!


Assembly Friday 11 March 2022

Merit Awards Assembly 11 March 2022

Congratulations to our Merit Award recipients! Photo's of these children receiving their awards in the classroom will be sent home via SeeSaw. For those children not at school today, certificates will be awarded on their return.
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Due to the current environment we find ourselves in, we are experiencing a much higher level of emails coming through the admin email address.

Please be mindful that teachers may not be able to respond straight away as they are teaching. Rest assured that all emails will be responded to within 2 working days.

School Community Safety

We would like to remind our Bernie's families to not leave young children in the car when dropping older children off, or collecting them from school. If you are experience difficulty with getting siblings into or out of school, please ring the office and we will assist where we can.
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Edu Dance at St Bernie's

Dear Parents,

Have you heard your child speak about Edu Dance? All St Bernie classes have been participating in Edu Dance and have had a blast. They have been practicing their dance routine throughout the term and have put their best effort in. The style of dance is hip hop. We will have a concert in Week Ten. More information will come home to tell you about the costumes and time. Sadly, parents will not be able attend the performance due to corona virus restrictions, but the performance will be recorded and shared with the parents to watch.

Have a good day!

Bianca Morandin (Year 6 Blue)

Parent/Teacher Interviews Week 9 & 10

As we are all aware, COVID challenges us in many ways. Communication between teachers and parents has been one of these challenges.

Parent/Teacher interviews will be held via phone calls in week 9 and week 10. Teachers will phone you at your allocated time, using the phone number you provide during the booking process. Interviews are strictly 10 minutes and spaces are limited.

Go to and enter the code m88jd

  1. Enter your details
  2. Select the teachers you wish to see
  3. Select the appointment times that suit your family best

When you click FINISH your selected bookings will be emailed to you immediately. If you do not receive your email, please check your junk-mail, or enter the event code again and check your email address spelling. Update your details if the email address is incorrect.

DO NOT DELETE the email you receive. Keep it somewhere safe. You may need to refer back to it at a later date.


Bookings must be finalised by Thursday 24th March at 12noon.

If you need to view, cancel, change or print your bookings:

  • Click on the link in the confirmation email you received after you made your bookings OR
  • return to and enter the code and the email address you used when making your bookings.

Please remember that if there is anything you need to discuss with your child’s teacher at any point, please don’t hesitate to email and request your child’s teacher to call you. Please include a couple of suitable times, a suitable phone number and a brief idea of what needs to be discussed so the teacher can be prepared.

Save the Date: School Photographs 24th March 2022

School photographs will be taken on Thursday 24th March with a catch up day on Friday 25th March.

Family/sibling photo's will also be taken before school. The gates open at 8.00am and photo's will be taken will be on a first come first basis.

Individual order forms were sent home this week, sibling forms can be collected from the office.

Harmony Day - Friday 25 March 2022

Harmony Day is coming soon!

Please wear the colour orange or traditional/cultural dress, not just free dress!

Cultural prizes will be up for grabs! 🙂 Please don't forget your gold coin donations.

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Bernie's Garden Produce

Our Bernie's Garden is back for 2022!

Unfortunately due to current Covid regulations we are unable to hold our fortnightly stall but

Mrs Cairns and our Year 6 students are tending to the garden beautifully!

They are now taking orders for

  • Mint - 50c a bunch
  • Worm Wee Fertilizer - Small jar 50c

One of our lovely Year 4 Nana's is also making more

  • Library bags - $5
  • pencil cases - $5
  • trinket holders $5
  • casserole warmers - $10 which can be purchased through school.

All proceeds will go to the school garden to help maintain it and buy new seeds/seedlings to grow.

Please support this initiative by placing orders via

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Message from P&F - Easter Raffle

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Shout out for Parent Class Representatives

Our lovely P&F are looking for volunteers for Class Reps. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Jodie Babb or Carol Jeapes at

Change of Date: Reconciliation Retreat

We have had to change the date for the Reconciliation Retreat. We will now be having the retreat on Monday 28th March.

Unfortunately due to Covid restrictions we will not be able to have any children from outside of the school or year group attend this retreat.

Things to look out for next week

  • Interschool Cricket - Wednesday 16 March 2022
  • Interhouse Swimming Carnival - Friday 18 March 2022

Parent Handbook 2022

School Term Dates 2022

Term 1 Monday 31/01/2022 - Friday 08/04/2022

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

Live Calendar 2022

Pupil Free Dates 2022

Tuesday 26/4/2022

Tuesday 07/6/2022

Monday 18/07/2022

Monday 15/8/2022

Monday 7/11/2022