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

Phone: 07 4655 1486
Fax: 07 4655 1400

29 May 2019

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Principal’s Report

This week I am away in Dalby for the Principal’s Forum. This year’s theme is, ‘Many Voices, One Spirit’. There are a number of guest speakers presenting over the week covering the topics of Catholic Mission, System Efficacy, Numeracy, Technology and eLearning, Staff Wellbeing and Mental Health. I look forward to returning next week and sharing my learnings with you all.

Last Thursday at the Athletics carnival we saw a great competition between Xavier and McAuley with McAuley only winning by 5 points. Well done to all our students whom showed great sportsmanship and support throughout the day. A special thanks to all the Parents who came to support our students and to Ethan Capewell from CACH for suppling the students fresh fruit throughout the day. It was also great to see our Show Display came second, well done to everyone for your fantastic efforts.

Our Year 2-6 students have been invited to participate in the Queensland Maroon’s Fan Day on Tuesday 28th May in Charleville. This is a great opportunity for our students and we thank Ethan Capewell for organising this. Best of luck to all our students participating in the District Athletics Carnival this week. I’m sure you will all try your very best and represent our school with pride.

Next week we welcome Mrs Suzanne Cavanagh our Senior Education Leader from Toowoomba Catholics Schools Office. She will be visiting classrooms and working with me on my Principal goals and Annual Action Plan.

All classes have started assessment. It is important that all students are attending school every day. Report cards will be sent out at the end of this term. I hope you all have a great week.

Polly Crawford

Prep/1 News

Week 6 is upon us and learning is in full swing. Prep/1 students will be starting major assessment tasks in the next couple of weeks, so please make sure you come to school every day. Reading tests have begun and students are progressing well. Please ensure you are reading at home every night and practicing your sight words daily. A reminder to parents that homework needs to be completed and brought in every week on a Friday for marking. If time for homework is an issue, the school provides homework center for students on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon until 3:45pm.

Prep/1 would like to welcome a new student to our class. He came in Week 4 and has settled in well to class routines. This new arrival brings an opportunity for all Prep/1 students to be kind to one another and continue to follow school rules. On a final note, the Prep/1 students who participated in the athletics carnival last week did a fantastic job. All students tried their best and represented their sports house with pride. Well done!

Mrs Standfield
Prep/1 Teacher

Year 2/3 News

As we hit the mid stage of Term Two, Year 2 and 3’s focus has turned to honing our skills and presenting our findings. Literacy has seen a continued growth in developing our verbs, conjunctions and moved into common, proper, concrete nouns and pronouns. This has seen a nice growth, which has really aided the students descriptive writing. Recent reading testing has kept our students busy the last two weeks also. HaSS and Science has opened our imaginations, as we look at the World around us and how Earth fits into this amazing solar system. Good luck to all students for the Athletics Carnival and hopefully Districts to follow.

Mr Pullar
2/3 Teacher

Year 3/4 News

This fortnight has been very busy for the 3-4 classroom as the students have been working hard writing their information texts for English and are getting ready to design their very own web page to post this information on! As a class we wrote an acrostic poem about our lovely home Cunnamulla, then wrote it in our best handwriting for the handwriting competition at the show. The students also contributed to the show, by using a variety of materials to make lifelike Australian animal artworks. In science next week, the students will be conducting an exciting investigation where the students will create their very own sundials which we will be observing and collecting data from. In HPE students have been practising their team building skills with ball games! Where excited to see all our hard work come together as assessment time approaches.

Miss Sor`e
Year 3/4 Teacher

Year 5/6 News

We have been working incredibly hard over the last couple of weeks in the 5/6 classroom. We have used sizzling starts, expanded noun phrases and complex sentences to create wonderful narratives. Some of which were used in the show competition which was a resounding success! In maths we have been working on comparing and ordering fractions, simple when you think of them as a piece of pizza! Finally, in science, we have been learning amazing new facts about our new topic – Earth and Space. We are looking forward to our visit to the Cosmos Centre in Charleville – more information to follow in the coming weeks.

Keep up the good work team!

Emily Conlin
Year 5/6 Teacher

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: Gemma Mills, Kellie Brain, Chloe Murphy, Clay Tanner and Bianca Wharton- McKellar
Level 2: Geoffrey Rynne, Maxximus Nelson, Addisson-Rose Pender and William Behrendt

Class and Uniform Awards


Dallas Ramsay

For fantastic working with his reading.

William Behrendt

For great work learning his sight words.

Year 2/3

Maddison Hickey

For putting her best effort in at all times.

Kirsten Higgins

For her continued caring nature towards all Room 2 students.

Year 3/4

Justin Mitchell

For writing a fantastic information text.

Isaac Hatchman

For trying his best at all Athletics events.

Year 5/6

Megan Hatchman

For extra effort in learning times tables.

Paige Mills

For an inquisitive scientific mind.


Goothala Rynne

For wearing your uniform with pride.

Sara King

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to our students who have had a birthday in the last Fortnight.

Amaya Partridge – 22nd May
Noah Hatchman – 30th May
Addisson-Rose Pender – 2nd June

SHPS Athletics Carnival

Well done to McAuley for winning our annual Athletics Carnival last Thursday 23rd May. All students showed great sportsmanship through-out the day. Congratulations to all our Age Champions

2012 WINNER GIRLS: Amy King
2012 WINNER BOYS: Marley Mitchell
2011 WINNER GIRLS: Paige Tanner
2011 WINNER BOYS: Jah-Corey Maxwell
2010 WINNER GIRLS: Brooke Roberts
2010 WINNER BOYS: Goothala Rynne
2009 WINNER GIRLS: Ava Anderson
2009 WINNER BOYS: Tibian Evans
2008 WINNER GIRLS: Megan Hatchman
2008 WINNER BOYS: Clay Tanner
2007 WINNER GIRLS: Kellie Brain
2007 WINNER BOYS: Connor Hatchman

On Wednesday 29th May 26 of our students born 2007-2010 will be participating in the District Athletics Carnival at the State School Oval. We wish all our students the best of luck and we are sure they will represent our school with pride and great sportsmanship.

Sacred Heart School Photos

Queensland Maroon’s Fan Day

Our Year 2-6 students participated in the Queensland Maroon’s Fan Day on Tuesday 28th May in Charleville. The Maroon’s Team will be speaking to students, signing memorabilia and running rugby league activities. Buses have been arranged to transport the students to and from Charleville. We look forwards to hearing all about their adventures and seeing the photos.

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 (Principal)

School Tuition Fees

School fees have been sent home. Term 2 Fees are due by 14th June 2019. 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


This term Tuckshop will be held on FRIDAYS ONLY due to inability to source tuckshop volunteers. We are desperately looking for tuckshop volunteers! If you are interested in either Volunteering or Cake cooking, please contact Carla Mills on 0448130067 or Facebook.

Church Times

Sunday 2nd June – Eucharistic Service @ 9 am
Sunday 9th June – Eucharistic Service @ 9 am
Sunday 16th June – Mass @ 5.30pm
Saturday 22nd June – Mass @ 5.30pm
Sunday 30th June – Eucharistic Service @ 9 am

Community Events

Term 2 Important Dates

Monday 27th – Friday 31st May

Principal Forum Dalby

Thursday 28th May

QLD Fan Day Charleville

Wednesday 29th May

District Athletics at Cunnamulla State School

Monday 3rd – Tuesday 4th June

Suzanne Cavanagh (Senior Education Leader) Visiting

Thursday 6th June

Student Council Meeting 8:30am

Wednesday 12th June

Joshua Waters (Education Officer for Indigenous Support) Visiting

Thursday 13th June

Year 5/6 Excursion to the Charleville COSMOS Centre.

Early Career Teacher Network Day Roma.

Thursday 20th June

Jim Midgley (Director: Teaching Learning) Visiting

Friday 21st June

School Photos

Thursday 27th June

Last day of Term 2

Friday 28th June

Pupil Free Day