St Bernadette's Primary School
NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 4 | 13 August 2021
Message from Geordie
What an awesome week we have had here at St Bernie’s. My waistline has been impacted by the Year 6 MKR challenge this week, with students creating culinary masterpieces for us to enjoy (and critique). 25 of our Year 6 students also participated in the Interschool League Tag this week and by all accounts it was a heap of fun! Congratulations to our Pre-Primary Red class this morning who performed their Very Hungry Caterpillar Assembly. This was another highly engaging and very CUTE affair, so thanks to Miss D’Ulisse and the rest of the PP crew for their preparation!
This week we had the School Advisory Council Meeting on Wednesday night where we discussed the progress of our Strategic Plan. I would like to that all parents who took the time to give their feedback and ideas to the process and we are now well on the way to having a draft document written. This should be workshopped and then completed by the AGM on the 1st December. We also had our P&F meeting this morning that was well attended, especially when we do have quite a number of sick parents and students at the moment! I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of Mrs Elsa Galvin, outgoing P&F Treasurer for her hard work and dedication to our school. Elsa has done a lot of work keeping the P&F finances in order and it was a lovely farewell for her today.
Next week is Week 5 which is Wellness Week here at St Bernie’s. This is a week to try and remove all the extra meetings, focus on teaching and learning and importantly (according to our students), there will be no homework! Teachers are encouraged to spend some time with their buddy classes, add a few extra wellness activities into their day and then encourage students to go home and relax after school. I hope some of our parents might be able to chill out too – perhaps some of the Year 6’s will cook dinner after their MKR Challenge success! As Mrs Murphy said at the assembly today, next week is also Science Week and our students will be involved in a variety of learning opportunities next week, including a Science Incursion.
That is it from me, I have my first cycling road race this weekend and I am looking forward to some sunshine. I hope everyone enjoys the long weekend for students (Pupil Free Day on Monday) and we will see you all here on Tuesday.
Year 1 Rainbow Serpent
Call out for Cross Country Helpers
Year 4 Retreat to the Schoenstatt Shrine
This term in Religious Education our topic is Eucharist. Our students will also be making their First Holy Communion.
To enhance our curriculum and to prepare for this wonderful Sacrament of First Holy Communion our Year 4 students went on a retreat to the Schoenstatt Shrine, led by Sister Lisette.
It was a day all about going to a quiet place away from our normal routines and having time to learn, pray and reflect. The children had a lovely day and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Raising funds for our chickens
During next week we are selling wheat bags and lip balms which have been hand crafted by parents, staff and students.
Large Wheat bags -$7 Medium Wheat Bags - $5.
Lip Balms$3 for one pot or buy more than one for $2.50 each.
Please support this initiative and pop down to the Library and have a look, Barbara and her girls will be most appreciative!!
Letting kids experience frustration in small doses helps them learn to cope with it better in the future. It’s true! Research tells us that children’s frustration tolerance can actually be improved by exposing them to little bits of frustration.
This is not a punishment. By building up a child's frustration tolerance they get used to that feeling and it becomes not so distressing over time.
This means they will be less likely to give up when things get hard.
I decided about a month ago to cut my hair. My uncle was also cutting his hair too so we both decided to donate our hair to a charity that makes wig for kids with cancer who have lost their hair. I also raised money for the Leukemia Foundation. So far I have raised $814.00. I feel very good about helping other kids. Please feel free to donate if you wish!
Taj E Year 5R
Happy International 'Lefties' day from Year 2 Blue!
Things to look out for in Week 5
Pupil Free Day Monday 16/8/2021
Science Week - classroom activities & food design competitionDance Troupe 3 - 5.00pm - Wednesday
Cross Country Training 3 - 3.40pm - Thursday
Performing Arts - Friday afternoon/evening
School Term Dates 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