St Bernadette's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 2 | WEEK 3 | 7 May 2021

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Message from Geordie

Good afternoon again families,

A nice short one from me today.

Just wanted to say a MASSIVE thankyou and Happy Mother’s Day to all the significant women in our lives. Our Mums are our taxi driver, our chef AND waitress, our counsellor, events coordinator, referee, doctor, sports coach, personal assistant, cuddle monster, teacher and our biggest fan! I hope we all get the opportunity to celebrate our special women this weekend!

Thanks to Year 1 and Mrs Bennett for their awesome assembly this morning, it was great fun to watch! Enjoy the weekend and the opportunity to see each other smile …We will see everyone next Monday!

Geordie Thuijs


A Mother's Day Message from our Year 6's

A Thousand Years Mother's Day 2

COVID update for next week

At his press conference earlier today, the Premier Mark McGowan, announced a significant easing of restrictions in the Perth and Peel region effective from 12.01am Saturday 8 May until 12.01am Saturday 15 May.

Indoor venues and activities
Masks are mandatory for indoor venues with over 1,000 adult attendees. Medical exemptions still apply.
Indoor facilities including school halls, gymnasiums, libraries, community centers, museums, galleries, and recreation centers may operate, observing the physical distancing requirements for adults.

Outdoor venues and activities

Adult spectators are required to wear masks at outdoor events with over 1,000 adult attendees.

This is great news for us here at St Bernadette’s. We hope to see all your HUGE smiles on Monday morning!!

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Merit Awards - 14 May 2021

Merit Awards are being presented during next week's assembly. This will be held at 8.50 am in the undercover area.

The following students will be receiving their awards, parents are welcome to attend.

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More excellent work in class!

Naplan 2021

Over the next fortnight, the Year 3 and 5 students will participate in NAPLAN assessments. Assessments are given in reading, writing, conventions of language and numeracy. This year, students will complete the assessments online, except for the Year 3 Writing assessment, which will still be completed on paper.

Teachers have been working with students to ensure they are familiar with the test format but it is important not to overstate the importance of the tests or to build up anxiety in the children. We have been explaining to the students that NAPLAN helps the teachers determine what we need to focus on in teaching and learning and that they just need to give their best efforts.

Walk Safely to School Day - Friday 14 May

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Next Friday is National Walk Safely to School day. We would love to see as many of our students as possible walking (riding or scooting) to school. Each student who does this will receive a free apple when they arrive at school and a double Star Card punch! Remember all it takes is 25 active trips to enter into the Rebel Sport $50.00 voucher competition!

Mrs King will be at the IGA car park at 8.00am and we are hoping to create a really long "walking school bus' all the way from the shops to school. See you there!!

General Road Safety

Please chat to your children about general road safety, particularly about wearing their helmets and staying on the cycle paths. It has been brought to our attention that there are a few children who need to be reminded of this.
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Expressions of Interest Run Training/Coaching Years 4 to 6 only

Shane Klopper would like to start his running training at St Bernie's again and is looking for expressions of interest. The details are:

Tuesdays 3:20 - 4:30, on the School Oval

$10 per child per session

Maximum 10 Kids

If interested, please contact Shane on 0401 846 150 or

We love hunting for eggs!

Barbara and the other chickens are laying the most beautiful eggs for us, they are obviously very happy Bernie's chooks!

School Term Dates 2021

Term 2 Monday 19/04/2021 - Friday 02/07/2021

Term 3 Tuesday 20/07/2021 - Thursday 23/9/2021

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

Pupil Free Dates 2021

Friday 04/06/2021

Monday 19/07/2021

Monday 16/08/2021

Monday 24/09/2021

Live School Calendar 2021