Sacred Heart Primary School, Cunnamulla
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46 John Street
Cunnamulla QLD 4490

Phone: 07 4655 1486
Fax: 07 4655 1400

21 August 2018

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Principal’s Report

Last week I attended the Principal’s Forum in Roma, along with 31 principals from the Toowoomba Diocese. A number of guest speakers presented including our Executive Director, Dr Pat Coughlan, the Director of Teaching and Learning, Jim Midgely, the Director of Formation and Identity, Ken Avenell and a number of Education Officers. The purpose of these days is to develop the capacity of principals in our diocese and to provide valuable information to inform our school strategic plans and policies in order to improve the academic success of all students in our schools. The theme for this term’s forum was, ‘Our The Horizon’, where we looked at planning for the future. Over the 5 days we discussed a ‘contemporary’ Catholic identity framework, unpacked our school data and Strategic Plan, explored the skills of influential leaders and analysed the new streamlined planning process – Planning for Personalised Learning (P4PL).

This week, I would like to warmly welcome Miss Emily Conlin to our school community. Miss Conlin has been appointed as the Year 5/6 teacher for the remainder of the year. Miss Conlin joins us from the UK and has 6 years teaching experience. Mrs Fagan and Mrs Haig will work alongside Miss Conlin for the first couple of weeks to ensure a smooth transition for both her and the students. I am sure you will join me in welcoming her to our school community.

Have a great week.

Polly Crawford
Acting Principal

Middle Leader/LST Report

The teachers have begun working on the Planning for Personalised Learning (P4PL) element of their unit planning which caters for the individualised learning needs of students in the class. This element is included in our Diocesan Learning Profile (DLP) which is the single repository for teachers to document their planning, teaching, assessing and reporting of every student. This means that teachers now have a place to formally document the many adjustments and differentiations they make to cater for the learning needs and styles of students. Teachers use their own observations and assessments, standardised test results and specialist reports to help them make decisions about what adjustments will best help students learn the content and skills required from the Australian Curriculum. If you have any questions about how the P4PL will be completed for your child/children, please contact the teachers to discuss this further.

Improving the educational outcomes for students is our core business and we are committed to doing the best job possible for all students!

Mrs Haig.

Class and Uniform Awards


Penny Schmidt

For great work writing sentences.

Lachlan Maher

For great pattern work in mathematics.

Year 2/3

Macey Mitchell

For being a respectful member of the Year 2/3 class.

Dominick Pender

For great enthusiasm in our HASS unit – past and present technology.

Year 3/4

Aleisha Webb

For being a role model in the classroom.

Geoffrey Rynne

For trying his best in mathematics.

Year 5/6

Gulbari Rynne

For your dedication and persistence towards completing high quality work in all key learning areas.

Todd Brain

Excellent effort during mathematics lessons.


Kirsten Higgins

For wearing your uniform with pride.

Jesse Fett

Principal’s Awards

Samuel Bourke and Denzil Thomas

During our school Athletics Carnival, these two boys went out of their way to help and support other students finish races by running alongside them and cheering them on. Great sportsmanship boys. It was such a wonderful sight to see.

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to all Students that have a birthday this fortnight.

Konrad Hoyling – 7th August
Gulbari Rynne – 14th August
Paige Mills – 16th August
William Behrendt - 17th August
Ella McCarthy – 23rd August

Calling For Prep Enrolments 2019

Is your child born between 1st July 2013 and 30th June 2014? If so, your child is eligible to be enrolled for 2019. Prep Enrolment packages are now available at the front office or if you know of a child please come and collect a package. We will be conducting Prep interviews towards the end of this term and we will be holding Transition days in Term 4.

Athletics Carnival

Congratulations McAuley!! The 2018 Athletics carnival was a wonderful way to finish such a busy week, with McAuley taking home the big trophy. On Friday, we were graced with a beautiful day that saw Sacred Heart students participate in sprints, long jump, high jump, shot putt and discus. A massive thank you to all the parents, teachers and school officers that made this day possible.

Hot Homemade Chicken Pies and Popper Meal Deal $4

Tomorrow, Wednesday 22nd August, we will be selling hot chicken pies to raise money for two of our students who have been selected to play in the South West Rugby League girl’s competition. If you have not already ordered a pie meal deal and wish to, please check with the office to see if there are any left.

Student Protection

Our Schools Student Protection Contacts are:

Mrs Kathleen Fagan (Teacher/Librarian)
Mrs Carolyn Crick (Admin Officer)
Mr Mike Thomason (School Guidance Counsellor)
Miss Polly Crawford (Acting Principal)

School Fees

School Fee accounts have been sent home. Accounts are due by Friday 14th September 2018. At Sacred Heart, we have several payment options for your convenience: Cash, Cheque, ETPOS, Direct Debit and Centrepay. For further details on these payment options please see the school office.

Direct Deposit Details

Account Name

Sacred Heart Primary School

Account Number



064 786


Account Number

Uniform Reminders

The school uniform represents the pride we have for our children and our school. A smart, neat and user-friendly uniform encourages the children to take pride in their appearance and in the school. The school uniform requirements:

Polo Shirts

Green/Yellow polo shirt (available from the school office)

Sports Shirt

White polo shirt (available from the school Office)
Worn once a week – on Thursdays.

Skorts or Shorts

Bottle green skorts
Bottle green shorts


White socks


ALL BLACK shoes (preferably joggers)
Flat brown/black sandals (optional)


Green school hat (available from the school Office)

Tracksuit Jumper

Bottle green tracksuit jumper

Tracksuit Pants

Bottle green tracksuit pants


A green, white or yellow skivvy may be worn underneath the school shirt.

Beanies and Scarves

Bottle green

Hats: Our school policy is ‘NO HAT – NO PLAY’. A green school hat must be worn and can be purchased form the office.

Jewellery: The only jewellery allowed is one set of fine studs or sleepers, a chain with some form of religious significance and watches.

Nail Polish: Nail polish is not to be worn.

Hair: Children’s hair must be neat and tidy. If hair is below the collar it needs to be tied back with appropriate white or green accessories. It is expected that hairstyles reflect the code of dress required by the school. The colouring of hair and unusual hairstyles are not acceptable.


Thank you to all the parents who volunteer in our school tuckshop. We are always looking for more volunteers for this month, so if you are interested please let the office know. We just ask that cars be parked outside the school grounds to ensure student safety.

Tuckshop Roster



Cake Cooker

Friday 24th August

Mindy Wharton

Dannita partridge

Monday 27th August

Hamish Maher

Sam Jones

Friday 31st August

Mindy Wharton

Carolyn crick

Monday 3rd September

Amy Wadeson

Anita Wharton

Friday 7th September

Kirsty Schmidt

Jasmin Hickey

Monday 10th September

Kerri Anne Tuckwell

Bec Fett

Friday 14th September

Mindy Wharton

Yvonne Brain

Monday 17th September

Mindy Wharton

Julie Barrington

Friday 21st September

Carla Mills

Dannita Partridge

Sacred Heart Parish

Church Times

Saturday 25th August – Mass @ 5:30pm
Sunday 26th August – Mass @ Eulo 9am
Sunday 2nd September – Eucharistic Service @ 9am
Sunday 9th September – Eucharistic Service @ 9am
Sunday 16th September – Mass @ 5.30pm
Saturday 22nd September – Mass @ 5.30pm
Sunday 23rd September – Mass Eulo 9am

Sacred Heart Parish Clothing Shop

Sister Maureen has a Clothing Shop in the old Convent. They have a large range of Clothing including second hand school uniforms. Trading hours are: Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays 9am – 12pm.

Community News

Term 3 Important Dates

Tuesday 21st August

Suzanne Cavanagh, Sue Keefer and Brett Leadbetter Visit from TCSO
P & F Meeting – 5.30pm

Wednesday 22nd August

Suzanne Cavanagh, Sue Keefer and Brett Leadbetter Visit from TCSO
Homemade chicken pie lunch

Thursday 23rd August

Under 8s Day at Cunnamulla State School 9am-12pm

Friday 24th August

Assembly 8:45am
Meals on Wheels

Wednesday 29th August

Mike Thomason Visiting

Thursday 30th August

Mike Thomason Visiting

Friday 31st August

Meals on Wheels
Father’s Day Liturgy 2pm

Thursday 6th September

Jim Midgely from TCSO Visiting

Regional Athletics

Friday 7th September

Assembly 8:45am
Regional Athletics

Monday 17th – Friday 21st September

Sports Camp Year 5/6

Friday 21st September

Last day of Term 3

Monday 8th October

School Resumes for Term 4