Bourchier Mail

School Newsletter - 19th Edition - 24th November 2022

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from the principal

Dear Families

Our last few weeks of this year are promising to be busy with much learning still happening. It is so rewarding to see our children here at school being happy among their friends, learning and playing together.

Please continue to send your children to school everyday and give them every opportunity to learn and develop socially.


Hopefully some warmer weather will come soon. HATS are being forgotten at the moment and we understand as it does not seem necessary in this climate. However it is still important to wear a hat at this time of the year regardless of it being hot or cold …. We can still be seriously affected by the sun’s rays! So please ensure your child has a hat.


Congrats to our Year 5 and 6 students who participated in the COVID Cup against Guthrie St PS. We were winners again! We all do belong to the BEST school!


Sleepover last week was a great success. The teachers were super impressed with how all our students behaved and nodded off to sleep so easily. You should all be very proud of them.


Our Library is having a stock take at the moment so please send back any books you find at home that belong to us. We would love to get all books back into our library and book boxes during the next couple of weeks. Reading is so important. During the coming holidays it would be great for families to visit our Shepparton Library. It is a great facility for our community to spend time in as well as borrow books from. Put it on your “outings” agenda for the holidays.


I urge you all to keep being COVID vigilant. We are supposedly in our fourth wave. Remember to test if symptomatic and isolate for 5 days. Please inform the school if your child contracts COVID. We have a supply of COVID test kits so if you have ran out please contact us to acquire some.

Parent Payments

Many families have contributed to our great school by paying a parent payment contribution which we appreciate immensely. These payments help us to provide classroom supplies and many other exciting activities that our children get to experience. If you have not made this parent payment and would like to contribute please contact the office or pay through QKR!

Take care

Kind regards


School hats are compulsory for Term 4

Please make it a priority for your child/ren to wear a school hat and make sure it is labeled clearly with their name and grade.

Overexposure to UV radiation from the sun causes skin damage

Hats are available on QKR or at the front office for $10

Covid cup

On Tuesday, a number of our students went to compete in the 3rd Annual Bourchier/Guthrie Covid Cup. There were 5 intense games played during the day with a couple coming right down to the wire. Some master coaching from Huey, Browny and Keeley got us wins in the basketball, football and netball B which was enough take out the day and bring the beautiful cup back home again to Bourchier Street. A massive thank you to all the Guthrie Street staff and students involved, it was a fantastic day. Well done Bourchier, 3 on the trot!

successful evacuation drill

This morning, we had an off site evactuation drill where certain classes had to evacuate the school to Ford Reserve which is opposite GSSC. The drill went extremely well and was completed in a timely manner.

Parent Payment Arrangement policy for 2023

The School council recently approved and updated the Parent Payment Arrangement Policy for 2023 which is attached below. If making any 2023 payments via QKR, please pay selecting option miscellaneous. You can also phone front office on 58 213 488 to make your 2023 Parent Payment via eftpos.

Excursion Levy

As the year is coming to an end, we have many end of year excursions that our students will be attending.

For your child to attend these outings, the excursion levy needs to be paid before they attend.

(If you applied for CSEF, excursion levy is covered)

If you have recently obtained a Health Care Card, please advise the school office.

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


If your child/ren is in Foundation to Year 5 and will not be returning to Bourchier Street next year, can you please contact the front office as we need to attend to the administration documents, and this will also effect allocating students to classes. Thanks

missing library books

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Following the current floods, the mosquitos are out in force, it is a good idea to apply sunscreen and insect repellent to your child before they come to school.
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2023 Foundation enrolments

We would like to finalise our 2023 Foundation enrolments. If you have a child or know of anyone with a foundation student for 2023, please ask them to phone front office for an enrolment pack on 58 231 488. We will be running another transition afternoon tomorrow, (refer flyer below) where students get to experience the classrooms and famililarise themselves with our school.

Transition day tomorrow for 2023 Foundation

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2023 curriculum (student-free) days

Friday 27th January 2023 - Staff Professional Development

Monday 30th January 2023 - Staff Professional Development

Tuesday 31st January 2023 - Staff Professional Development

Monday 6th November 2023 - Report Writing Day

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Scholastic Book Club closes Friday 2nd December 2022

Click here for Issue 8

Issue 8 is ready to distribute today!

This exciting Issue of Book Club has all the best books to get festive for the holidays and to be ready for summer holiday reading!

It's the last issue for the year, so make sure families place their orders on time using the poster in the centre of Teacher Essentials to ensure they have books for Christmas gifting and school holiday reading.

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thanks from Chris the crossing lady

Chris the Balaclava Rd. crossing lady would like to thank all who wished her well after her recent operation as it meant so much to her. She enjoyed coming back to see all the students and get them safely across the road.

Do you have spare Bourchier uniforms at home?

If your cupboards are overflowing with Bourchier uniforms that your children have out grown, well we would appreciate receiving them as spares here at the school. We have children getting wet with all this rain so some spares will come in handy!

Theircare before/after school and holiday program

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Our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program allows devices to be brought into the school, and connected to our secure network

Our school has an online BYOD portal organised by JB-Hifi where you can access discounted rates on approved devices. THE PASSWORD IS BSPS23

If you would like more information on the program, please visit the BYOD page on our website or open the attached BYOD toolkit for parents.

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School hats are compulsory for Term 4 - order via qkr

If your child is not wearing a hat in term 4 , they will be asked to spend recess/lunch time in the hall to protect them from dangerous UV rays!

Overexposure to UV radiation from the sun causes skin damage

No hat – No play

Please label your child’s hat clearly with their name and grade.

Hats are available at the front office for $10

Order via QKR and we can send hat to the classroom

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

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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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 payments, 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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Melbournes Christmas wonderland

The chance to celebrate the festive season and create lasting memories returns with a fabulous new event created just for families - Melbourne’s Christmas Wonderland open from 25th November until 24th December at Burnley Oval.

Your experience begins once the doors are open. Be greeted by the toy soldier guard of honour, as Santa officially welcomes you to Melbourne’s Christmas Wonderland, an interactive, fun and entertaining experience like no other for all ages.

From the moment the toy soldier guard of honour greets you on arrival through to the multiple fun themed Christmas zones plus a skating rink and live entertainment you’ll be delighted and amazed for two hours of all inclusive, non-stop festive fun.

Melbourne’s Christmas Wonderland is set under twinkling lights filled with adventure, entertainment, activities, interactive experiences, thrills, food and more!

Visit our website for all the details!

Thank you to our supporters!

link for all Bourchier Street school policies

Attached is the updated Parent Payment Arrangement Policy which was approved by School Council.

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.