Week 2, Term 2 2023
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Welcome back to Term 2!
Already this term we have welcomed a number of new students into our classrooms, highlighting the amazing teaching and learning that takes place in the St Bernadette’s community.
This week, some of our Year 5/6 students took part in the SAPSASA Netball Carnival. While we played against much larger schools than us, our students demonstrated excellent sportsmanship and represented St Bernadette’s with pride. A special mention must go to the Year 6 Girls team who finished in 4th place!
It is Mother’s Day this coming Sunday, and this has been quite noticeable in our community. We celebrated our first whole school religious celebration this week, with a Mother’s Day Liturgy in the Commons led by the Year 4/5L class. Mrs Karen Thomas organised our popular Mother’s Day Stall, and was supported in running the stall by Mrs Stef Turcinovic. This was hugely successful yet again, and we thank both Karen and Stef for their efforts in this space. Our students are very excited to give out their gifts this weekend!
This year, we have made changes to the way we teach our students to read, based on a growing body of research called the “Science of Reading”. As we highly value the partnership between home and school, we would like to invite you to a literacy information session for R-2 parents to share this information. During this session, we will explore the latest research on how children learn to read, the importance of phonics instruction, and strategies for supporting your child's literacy development at home. It will also be an opportunity to learn more about the InitiaLit program that we have implemented this year, and watch our teachers demonstrate some of the ways we teach students to read.
This information session will take place on Tuesday the 6th June at 5.30 in the Learning Commons. We are also offering a creche for children over the age of 2. If you would like to utilise the creche, you must let us know by calling the office or by reply email on the flyer, so we can appropriately staff the creche. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us.
We look forward to seeing you there and supporting your child's literacy development!
Things we've learnt at school
I've learnt to count by 2's - Ollie
I’ve learnt how to put fractions on a number line - Yugveer
I've learnt about Australia's Federation - Willis
I’ve learnt about the different ways you can pass a netball -Dipson
Things that make us happy at school
Making new friends
Hanging out with friends
Learning a lot of new things and a lot of education we get that can help us later in life
Having a choice in learning and getting to choose to do more challenging work
Seeing people smiling
Having a chance to work with different people and being able to explore different topics before we learn about them
Why we love our mums
She's independent and hard working - Isha
I love my mums smile - Priscella
She's always there for me. - Anaya
She cooks for me and drives me to soccer, even when she's busy - Mehardeep
I love my mums beautiful smile -Sophie
A few highlights from last term also included baking for the Lenten Baker’s stall - raising money for Caritas Australia, completing the Fun Run at Somerton Beach, receiving our Year 6 tops and exploring living things for science in our school yard. We look forward to sharing more of our learning in our week 6 assembly.
Reception M have well and truly settled into school life! We are having fun and learning so much!
Things we have learnt at school are:
-Avik has learnt to read tricky words
-Hazel has learnt to make things at the making table
-Annie has learnt to add numbers together to make five
-Aleeja has learnt to write simple sentences
Things that make us happy at school are:
-Savannah feels happy playing in the yard with her friends
-Prajin feels happy in the calm corner playing with fidgets
-Paighton feels happy playing in the vet area
-Ian feels happy because his teachers love him
-Gurfateh feels happy when he plays in the classroom
-Sadev feels happy at school
This week we have been sharing why we love our Mums!
Here are some of our reasons:
-Archie loves his mum because she hugs and kisses him
-Zoya loves her mum because she cooks delicious food
-Avijot loves his mum because she cares for him and buys him toys
-Prisa loves her mum because her mum loves her
In Term Two we are learning about ‘The World Around Us’. We have explored the difference between living and non-living things. Annie from Flinders University is learning to be a teacher and doing her teaching practicum in our class. Our class is looking forward to going on our Excursion next week to the Marine Discovery Centre to learn about ways we can care for ocean animals and protect Earth.
SAPSASA Cross Country
Reception Excursion-Marine Discovery Centre
R/A & 45L Assembly - 9.15am
2M Mass 12PM-Reconciliation Week
4/5B Pentecost Mass 9.15am
SACPSSA Lacrosse Yr's 3-6
Literacy Evening for R-2 Families-5.30pm
R/M & 6D Assembly 2.15pm
Student Free Day
King's Birthday Public Holiday
R-2 Literacy Information Night
Did you know that we are a SunSmart School?
This means that students are required to wear their school hat whilst outdoors if the UV is 3 or above.
Beanies may only be worn outside if the UV is below 3.
As a school we will continue to monitor this and advise students when they may wear their beanies. This usually begins to occur during June and through July and August.
Issue 3 orders due by the end of week 3!
Circus Quirkus 2023
We would like to invite children and their families/carers along to our free Circus at Thebarton Theatre on Sunday 28th May at 11.00am or 2.00pm.
To book your tickets, please email Leanne Houlahan before 4pm Monday 15th of May on email@example.com. Please include the following information:
Name of eldest child attending St Bernadette's:
Number of Tickets:
Parking around Schools
The City of Mitcham regularly monitors the parking around our school. See the link below for more information about parking.