1264 Mountain Highway Phone: 03 9762 5135 11 May 2011
PO Box 106 Fax: 03 9762 1629
THE BASIN VIC 3154 Issue No. 12
Alive in the Spirit
We Journey with Christ ... is more than just a school
Striving for Excellence
We shape our Future Morning supervision from 8:30am Afternoon supervision until 3:30pm
ENROLMENTS ARE OPEN FOR 2012 Walk Safely to School Day:
Thank you for your great response to this event which
Please remember to collect an is being held on Thursday 19th May. Thank you also
Enrolment form if you have a to Janita Keating for her organisation. It is a great
beginner commencing next year. support for our Healthy Living focus this term. It may
even encourage your family to walk to school more
Dear Parents, often, easing car park congestion.
Year 6 Camp: Car Parking:
Our Year 6 students along with those from our other You may have noticed the witches hats that have
parish school, St Joseph’s are enjoying their camp at been placed along the fence side of the drive way.
Paynesville. I look forward to catching up with them This had to be done as damage was being caused to
today. a shallow water pipe in that lawn area. This is a very
important pipe as it contains a regulator that controls
water to the Hall and the top part of the school.
Student Illness: Therefore PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THIS AREA
even if the witches hats are not there.
With this cold snap it is timely to remind parents that
children should not attend school if they are unwell.
Please ensure that the winter uniform is being worn We know how difficult it can be to find parking in the
as the weather certainly warrants it at the moment. If mornings and afternoons, patience and care are re-
your child is unwell for more than one day, please quired. If you are running late at pick up time, it is
give the school a courtesy call. Regardless of the useful to know that children wait at the top gate with a
length of absence, upon return to school a written Duty Teacher until 3:30pm. If a child has not been
note should be given to the classroom teacher ex- collected by then the Duty Teacher escorts the chil-
plaining the absence. This is a requirement of the dren to the school office. You should have this dis-
Registered Schools Board and to make this easier we cussion with your child (particularly juniors) so that
have included some ‘absentee notice’ proformas for they understand that if they are not collected from
your use. their usual supervised pick up point, they can wait at
the top gate. Of course if they are worried they can
come to the office and we can show them where to
St Bernadette Feast Day: go.
We look forward to our St Bernadette’s Feast Day this
Friday 13th May. Lots of fun activities are planned,
please see the information in our Religious Education Please spend some time looking at the carparking
section of our newsletter today. diagram on the next page.
Enjoy the week.
Thank you for the great response so far. The old say-
ing, “Many hands make light work” comes to mind
and we look forward to even more responses. There
is a response slip with today’s newsletter also.
Stephen M Cope
Issue No. 12 Page 2
CAR PARKING RULES
DO NOT BLOCK THE
Never Park MOUNTAIN HIGHWAY GATES
on the right
hand side of
NO PARKING EVER!
KISS & DROP AM ONLY
Park to the Left pm ONLY
No blocking other cars AM
Careful parking PM
The council does send parking officers from time to time so please adhere to the
parking signs at the front of the school. Please be mindful of our neighbours
needing to access their property and do not park in their driveway. Common
courtesy should be exhibited at all times.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
Extra-Curricula Activities available at St Bernadette’s:
• Kelly Sports—Wednesdays after school
• Chess Club—Fridays at Lunchtime.
• ICAS Schools competitions for middle and senior students.
• Instrumental Music Lessons.
• Tuesday 10, 11 and 12th May, Naplan testing for Year 3’s.
• Friday 13th May - St Bernadette’s Feast Day Mass at 9:00am. Year 6’s return to St Joseph’s
• Monday 16, 17 and 18th May, Naplan testing for Year 5’s.
• Thursday 19th May - Walk Safely to School Day. Confirmation Reflection day at Auxilium College, Lysterfield
• Friday 20th May - Eastern Region Symposium at St Jude’s Scoresby for all staff. School closure day.
• Saturday 21st May - Working Bee 2011 here at St Bernadette’s
• Monday 23-26th May - Life Education Van here at school.
• Thursday 26th May - Confirmation Practice Day at St Joseph’s school 9:30am-3:00pm for candidates.
• Friday 27th May - P&F Free Dress Day. Biggest Morning Breakfast and World’s Greatest Shave 2:30pm.
• Saturday 28th May - Confirmation Mass at 6pm at St Joseph’s Church, Boronia.
Issue No. 12 A message from our Religious Education Area: Page 3
Join us to celebrate St Bernadette’s Feast Day!
Friday 13th of May 2011
This Friday the 13th of May, our school will celebrate St Bernadette’s Feast Day. Details of the feast
day are set out below. Please join us for any part of the celebrations.
At 9:00 am, our school community will begin the celebrations with a school Mass in our
Church hall. Parents and children are asked to sit in family groupings with eldest child’s class.
Whole School Party Lunch: Please send your child with something to share.
At 1:25pm, join us for Hercules in the Hall. You are welcome to attend with younger children.
Peter Steward (Religious Education Co ordinator)
9:05 – 10:00 School Mass (Family members welcome to sit with their children)
10:00 -11:00: Activity 1
BUDDY CLASS ART ACTIVITY
MUC & JUK: Room 4 in top space.
SUDC & JUS: Room 1 in top space.
BUDDY CLASS SPORT ACTIVITY
MUP & JUH Outside activities
SUP/SUSL & JUT Outside activities
MUS & JUM Outside activities
11:00-11:10: Eating with buddy group.
11:30-12:25: Activity 2
BUDDY CLASS ART ACTIVITY
MUP & JUH Room 4 in top space.
SUP/SUSL & JUT Room 1 in top space.
MUS & JUM Room 3 in top space.
BUDDY CLASS SPORT ACTIVITY
MUC & JUK: Outside activities
SUDC & JUS: Outside activities
12:25-12:45: Whole school Party Lunch Children are asked to bring something to share.
12:45-1:25: Lunch time for play.
1:30-3:15: Join us in the hall for Hercules ! Presented by Alpha group. (Younger siblings who are
not at school may sit with their older brother or sister if they like.)
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Issue No. 12
Alchester Village Pre-School Open Day
30 Lockwoods Rd
Friday 3rd June 2011
Come and experience our highly regarded Pre-School. Enrolments for 3 and 4 year olds
taken on the day.
Enquiries please call Helen 0412454885
Dear Parents of St Bernadette Primary school,
Since writing to you in April when I told you of the Teddy Bears’ Picnic in a Red Double Decker Bus excursion the Cen-
tre has been busy with adopting the Government’s new Early Years Learning Framework and introducing the children to
the new programs that have sprung from the Framework. Additionally, I am delighted to report that we celebrated a won-
derful Mothers’ Day Afternoon Tea where the children entertained and served mothers with scones and other treats with
hot and cold beverages. Everybody had a wonderful time and the children were delighted to be able to engage with their
mums and their friends.
With Education Week occurring on week commencing Monday 16th May we have decided to celebrate this by inviting
children between 1-5 who live in our area to attend the Centre with their parent(s) and share in a day’s activities of music,
Art classes, Story Telling, Sausage Sizzling and best of all visiting Farmyard animals. Naturally Top Kids extends this
invitation to parents of St Bernadette Primary school with children between 1-5. We plan to start at 10 a.m. and finish at
1 pm and guests may join us at any time between these hours.
Top Kids Boronia has always been delighted to be associated with St Bernadette Primary school as it helps build a very
important bridge between ourselves and the next stage of the children’s development. We provide the school with valu-
able background information about children entering from Top Kids, thereby assisting in providing uninterrupted transi-
tion from Kindergarten to school. Similarly, we have received very positive support from St Bernadette’s which has en-
abled our program development to prepare the children to meet the demanding expectations of school. It has truly been a
relationship of great benefit to the children and assistance to their growth and development. And, I’d like to take this
opportunity to thank St Bernadette Primary school for all their support and guidance.
172 Boronia Road, Boronia 3155
Tel: 9762 4888