From our Acting Principal Stef


A very warm welcome back to Term 3 and hope you all enjoyed the break from routine and spent some time relaxing and having fun with your children. For these first three weeks I have the privilege to be in the acting principal role while Ray is on leave. We are blessed with such delightful children and dedicated staff who make my acting role easy.

Welcome to our 7 new Reception students: Yar, Naira, Aaron, Prisha, Sanaya, Hashreet, Melody and their families and to Aston in Year 4. We hope that you enjoy being part of the St Bernadette’s community and grow into confident learners whilst embracing our Dominican ethos.

Many families have already met with teachers for the three-way conversations but if you haven’t yet made a time please do so. Also remember when coming on site to keep your distance from other adults and to use the hand sanitisers provided.

COVID-19 Precautions
We are still adhering to guidelines for social distancing for adults in our school community. These procedures are there to protect the health and safety of all.  Please remember the following:  If you are coming into the school yard to drop off a new Reception or to pick up your child, please remember to keep at a distance and to use the hand sanitisers provided.

Our latest advice from health authorities and Catholic Education Office includes the following requirements that must be adhered to by all visitors, contractors, parents/carers: In attending our site, you warrant that:

  • You are currently well and not suffering from any flu like or cold symptoms (coughing, runny nose, sneezing, high temperature, sore throat etc).
  • You have not entered the State of South Australia from interstate or overseas without strictly adhering to any relevant quarantine or self-isolation requirements.
  • You have not knowingly been in close contact with a known COVID-19 case in the past 14 days.

If you have any questions about the above information regarding entry to the school grounds, please contact the school. Thank you for helping us to protect the health and safety of our school community.

Stef Turcinovic (Acting Principal)