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

Phone: 07 4655 1486
Fax: 07 4655 1400

2 April 2019

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Principal’s Report

Week 10 has arrived and what an action-packed term of learning it has been. Over the term, I have been in and out of every classroom and observed students engaged in their learning, supporting others and persisting with challenging tasks. A number of visitors to the school have also commented on excellent student behaviour and level of student engagement in every classroom. The teachers and students should be very proud of what they have achieved together this term.

The major areas of focus for this term have included:

  • Developing positive relationships between students, teachers and parents
  • Training and implementation of the Reading Improvement Strategy
  • Beginning to implement the Diocesan Phonics and Spelling Approach across the whole school
  • Providing sporting opportunities
  • Developing students ICT capabilities
  • Implementation of the whole school Zones of Regulation Program to assist students with recognising their emotions and providing strategies to get back into the ‘green zone’
  • Exploring the Lenten message and Easter story of Jesus
  • Application submission to Capital Grants for library and toilet block upgrade
  • Supporting Anti-Bullying strategies through participation in National Day of Action against bullying
  • Fundraising for Year 6 Canberra Trip
  • And much much more!

Our core business is continuing to ensure every student experiences success and they come to know Jesus.

Students all wrote Lenten promises and we have them on display in the church.

I hope everyone has a restful and safe easter break.

Polly Crawford

Prep/1 News

Term 1 has almost come to an end and what a term it has been. Students have filled the class persistence jar and have voted on a movie and popcorn afternoon. This reward will take place this week, so congratulations Prep/1! Assessment is now complete, with every student doing an incredible job persisting on all tasks. Thank you to parents who brought in an item that represents their family. Students did a great job sharing their item with their peers. As we have moved into the last week of school, Prep/1 students are working hard on a performance for their upcoming Easter liturgy. We encourage all parents to attend the liturgy at 9:00am on Thursday morning, straight after assembly. In keeping with the spirit of Easter, students are learning about the Easter story and participating in relevant craft activities. Thank you all for a wonderful first term and I look forward to seeing all your smiling faces next term.

Happy Easter!

Mrs Standfield
Prep/1 Teacher

Year 2/3 News

Welcome to the final Year 2 and 3 news for Term One, it only seems like a couple of weeks ago that our Room 2 kids walked through the door for the first time. We have learned and developed together over this time with ‘Respect’ and ‘Teamwork’ being our cornerstones. With this foundation we have been able to support and guide each other through both tricky and awesome times. Our focus over the last few weeks has been assessment, with this experience our students will be able to move forward with greater confidence for the future. I hope you all have an amazing holiday break and all students come back recharged and eager to continue the outstanding first term that we all experienced.

Mr Pullar
2/3 Teacher

Year 3/4 News

This past fortnight year 3-4 have been extremely busy finishing up assessment! The students had their last swimming lesson in week 9, filled up their persistence pebble jar and have participated in a netball lesson with Vicki Wilson. Some more highlights include; finishing our persuasive speeches, starting cross country training and learning lots of new choreography! It has been an exciting end to the term, we are looking forward to the holidays and starting brand new units! Happy Easter Everybody!

Miss Sor`e
Year 3/4 Teacher

What an action packed fortnight – persuasive speeches, safe package creations, Vicki Wilson Netball, Cross Country Training and Swimming Lessons.

Year 5/6 News

This week has been a busy, busy week for 5/6! Firstly, we completed our water troughs which were designed to offer an irrigation system to crops as well as a water station for cattle. On top of this, we had Vicky Wilson, a top netballer, in our school teaching us tactics for playing netball. This week, we had our car wash fundraiser. What a success! Over three hundred dollars was raised, and Cunnamulla is now full of sparkling clean cars. Because this car wash was such a success, we are hoping to run another next term; keep an eye out for more details.

Emily Conlin
Year 5/6 Teacher

Class and Uniform Awards


Amaya Partridge

For always having a positive attitude towards learning.

Natasha King

For persisting on all assessment tasks.

Year 2/3

Kelisha McDermott

For rocketing through her sight words.

Thomas Wadeson

For being a great Sacred Heart Student.

Year 3/4

Macey Mitchell

For always being a kind and compassionate classmate.

Ella Partridge

For a fantastic effort writing a persuasive text.

Year 5/6

Bianca Wharton-McKellar

For being polite and courteous at all times.

Geoffrey Rynne

For a positive attitude in class.


Kaydan Munn-McFarlane

For wearing your uniform with pride.

Chloe Fett

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to our students whom are having a birthday over the holidays.

Chloe Tuckwell – 7th April
Gemma Mills – 8th April
Emilyjean Robinson-Wharton – 9th April
Maxximus Nelson – 10th April
Sophie Driver – 12th April
Charlotte Ashley-McKellar – 19th April

Behaviour Promotions

Congratulations to the following students on their promotion to Behaviour Level 1 and Level 2. The following students have met the Behaviour Policy requirements:

Level 1: Penny Schmidt, Amy King, Kirsten Higgins, Ava Anderson, Bella Anderson, Felicity Higgins, Macey Mitchell, Goothala Rynne, Max Manning, Paige Mills, Sara King and Aleisha Webb.

Level 2: Chelsea Ashley-McKellar, Felicity Behrendt, Orianna Behrendt, Chloe Fett, Natasha King, Charlotte Ashley-McKellar, Thoramus Nelson, Amaya Partridge, Emilyjean Robinson-Wharton, Lennox Falconer, Dallas Ramsay, Thomas Wadeson, Paige Tanner, Jesse Fett, Lilly McCarthy, Ella Partridge, Chloe Tuckwell, Charlotte Ramsay, Ruby Schmidt, Clay Tanner, Chloe Murphy, Gemma Mills, John Roberts, Kellie Brain and Bianca Wharton-McKellar.

Students will participate in their behaviour level celebrations this Thursday. The celebrations for each level is as follows:

Level 1: Gidgee Bean and games
Level 2: Easter egg hunt and easter craft
Level 3: Lego and handball

Well done to all the students who have tried extremely hard this term to follow our Student Code of Conduct and who have said NO WAY TO BULLYING.

Minister For Agriculture and Water Resources Visit

Last Friday, Hon David Littleproud visited Cunnamulla to announce a substantial investment into tourism projects for Cunnamulla. Four of our leaders, headed down to the tourist information centre to meet Mr Littleproud and view future plans for the community.

Year 4-6 Music

Grade 4 students have earned the ability to take their instruments home and were photographed last week. As a key focus from the Instrumental Music Curriculum students earn their instruments through learning setup, care and maintenance of these valuable school resources. Learning how to play a musical instrument benefits students with the development of resilience, numeracy, literacy and social skills. Mr Pullen, our new music teacher is looking forward to teaching students and band performances with our year 5 and 6 students this year.

Kind Regards,

David Pullen
Music Teacher

Cross Country/Athletics Training

This year our Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals are going to be held early Term 2 due to changes in the South West Sport Schedule.

Sacred Heart Carnivals

Cross Country

Friday 26th April


Thursday 23rd May

Therefore, we need to start training, so we are in tip top shape. During family group rotations and HPE lessons, students will be learning and practicing the athletics events and skills.

Cross country training will start next week and will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:45am to 7:15am. The teachers and school officers will run the session and all students are welcome to come along. For more information please see the office.

Project Compassion Fundraiser

Student Protection

Our Schools Student Protection Contacts are:

Mrs Cara Haig (Middle Leader/LST)
Mrs Carolyn Crick (Administration Officer)
Mr Mike Thomason (School Guidance Counsellor)
Miss Polly Crawford (Acting Principal)

School Tuition Fees

School fees are now overdue. Please see the school office to make a payment. 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


We are desperately looking for tuckshop volunteers! If we are unable to get more volunteers, we will be looking at only holding tuckshop once a week from Term 2. If you are interested, please contact Carla Mills on 0448130067 or facebook.

Church Times

Sunday 7th April - Eucharistic Service @ 9.00am
Sunday 14th April - Eucharistic Service @ 9.00am PALM SUNDAY
Thursday 18th April – HOLY THURSDAY. Service @ 6.30pm
Friday 19th April – GOOD FRIDAY. Service @ 3pm
Sunday 21st April – Mass @ 5.30pm
Saturday 27th April – Mass @ 5.30pm

Term 1 Important Dates

Monday 1st April – Thursday 4th April

Mr Pullar and Miss Sore at Spelling/Phonics PD and New Graduate Network Meeting in Roma.

Thursday 4th April

Assembly – 8.45am

Easter Liturgy – 9am (Hosted by Prep/1 class)

Last Day for Term 1

Friday 5th April

Pupil Free Day

Monday 22nd April

Easter Monday Holiday

Tuesday 23rd April

Term 2 starts back

Wednesday 24th April

Youth Council 8:30am.

NAPLAN Practice Test Year 3 & 5 Students.

Voices of War Workshop 2-6 (Town Library).

ANZAC Liturgy 2:30pm SHPS.

Thursday 25th April


Friday 26th April

SHPS Cross Country

Monday 6th May

Labour Day Holiday

Friday 10th May

District Cross Country

Tuesday 14th – Friday 17th May

NAPLAN Online Test Year 3 and 5 Students

Tuesday 21st May

SHPS 800m – 2pm

Thursday 23rd May

SHPS Athletics

Friday 24th May

Show Holiday

Wednesday 29th May

District Athletics