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

Phone: 07 4655 1486
Fax: 07 4655 1400

25 June 2019

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Principal’s Report

Welcome to Week 10 and what an action-packed time we have had at Sacred Heart. We have continued to place high focus on embedding the Reading Improvement Strategy as well as tuning students into appropriate and effective learning behaviours. Teachers and School Officers have received a number of Professional Development opportunities in the areas of Inclusive Education, Indigenous Perspectives, the Reading Improvement Strategy and Behaviour Management. We have also celebrated and participated in a number of events over the term including Cross Country, Athletics, QLD Fan Day, Book Fair, Cunnamulla Show, NAPLAN online, COSMOS Centre excursion and much more. We have a number of exciting events coming up next Term so make sure you check out the important dates section at the end of the newsletter. We welcome parents and community members along to our celebrations and events.

Semester 1 report cards will be available to be picked up by the end of Week 1 in Term 3. I hope everyone has a restful and safe break.

Polly Crawford

Prep/1 News

Welcome to the last week of term 2. How time flies when you are having fun. This term Prep/1 students learnt about letters, sounds, stories, sentences, numbers and dinosaurs. We created stories from the beginning, middle and end and read many books that we loved. In Hass and Science, we went on dinosaur hunts, located Eromanga on a map, created dinosaur shields and even published work on the iPads. Maths was full of counting, calendars, directions and data, all using hands-on materials. In HPE we created water and road safety posters, as well as completing a weekly obstacle course outside. All students showed true persistence with their learning and that makes us very proud. We will be having a movie and popcorn afternoon this week to celebrate our great efforts with persistence over the last few weeks. Thank you all for a wonderful term filled with fun, laughter and of course… learning. Have a safe and happy holiday, before we meet again in term 3!

Mrs Standfield
Prep/1 Teacher

Year 2/3 News

The Year 2/3 students have been busy bees over the last couple of weeks finalising all of their assessment pieces. This term, students have been learning how to locate the Australian states on a map, compare Australia to neighbouring countries, investigating the rotation of the earth and working out how day and night occurs. Students have also been working on developing their knowledge of calendars, seasons and time as well as improving their multiplication recall. Miss Wendy has been teaching the students about Aboriginal art and symbols. Students have created their own stories through art symbols on pieces of bark. In NAIDOC week, Year 2/3 will be designing and painting the big rocks near our big shed. I can’t wait to see what they come up with.

Happy holidays.
Year 2/3 Class.

Year 3/4 News

This fortnight Year 3-4 have been focusing on narrative writing, the students choose a new theme every day and stamina write for a period of 25 minutes. We have already seen a large amount of progress with the student’s ability to write for a long period of time and to use imaginative ideas. Students have been practising participation and sportsmanship by playing team sports for instance, the students have been learning the rules and strategies of T-ball and kickball. Year 3-4 have also, been comparing and making artworks from the aboriginal culture, the students have really enjoyed writing stories within their art using symbols. As a reward for fantastic behaviour and effort this term Year 3-4 will be having a class party in week 10, which we are all very excited about!

Miss Sor`e
Year 3/4 Teacher

Year 5/6 News

Last week the 5/6 class visited the Cosmos Centre. We were thrilled to find out exciting information about Earth and Space. We held meteorites which had fallen from space! Looking at the sun can be incredibly dangerous, so the centre allowed us to safely do this using a telescope filter and filtered glasses. We even saw the flames from the sun dancing through the telescope. Once night time had fallen, we switched telescopes and viewed the moon and its craters as well as viewing Jupiter! Did you know Jupiter has a constant whirlwind made of ammonia?

The Cosmos Centre staff were incredibly impressed with everyone's behaviour. Well done team.

Emily Conlin
Year 5/6 Teacher

Class and Uniform Awards


Chelsea Ashley-McKellar

For always displaying a positive attitude towards learning.

Laura Murphy

For great work recreating a story in English.

Year 2/3

Maximus Jordan

For working hard on his reading strategies.

Amy King

For giving 100% in all her work.

Year 3/4

Felicity Higgins

For always taking pride in the presentation of her work.

Max Manning

For writing a very descriptive informative text.

Year 5/6

Chloe Murphy

For creating a beautiful piece of writing.

Kellie Brain

For great behaviour at the Cosmos centre.


Macey Mitchell

For wearing your uniform with pride.

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to our students and staff who have had a birthday in the last fortnight or are having a birthday over the holidays.

Connor Hatchman – 28th June
Megan Hatchman – 3rd July
Charlie French – 7th July
Mrs Behrendt – 24th June
Mr Pullar – 25th June
Mrs Haig – 6th July

Year 6 Canberra Trip

Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) - Australian Government assistance for National Capital Excursion

Dear Parents,

Our Year 6 students will soon be undertaking an education tour of the national capital. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy.

The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $30 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.

The Year 6 students of Sacred Heart Cunnamulla would like to thank the Australian Government for their support of this program. Some of the places the Year 6 Students will be visiting are Parliament House, Australian War Memorial, National Museum of Australia, Royal Mint & Old Parliament House. We hope that the excursion to Canberra is a rewarding experience for all.

Year 6 students.
Sacred Heart Primary School

Feast of the Sacred Heart

This Wednesday, our students will be celebrating the Feast of the Sacred Heart. During this time, we reflect on how much Jesus loves us and how we can be more loving like Jesus.

Our Year 5/6 class will kick start our Sacred Heart Feast Day celebrations with a Liturgy at 12:30pm. In the afternoon, students will complete Feast of the Sacred Heart activities during family rotations. Parents and community members are more than welcome to come along and join in on the fun.

Behaviour Celebrations

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

Level 1: Free dress and picnic at Centenary Park
Level 2: Making Sherbet
Level 3: Handball & Colouring In

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.

NAIDOC Celebrations

In Week 1 of Term 3, our school will be celebrating NAIDOC Week. We have a week full of fun and educational activities to teach our students about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures. Community members are more than welcome to come along to participate in the following activities.






9am NAIDOC March from RSL building to Centenary Park

1:45-2:45pm – Prep/1 (Miss Wendy)

1:45-2:45pm – Yr 3/4 and Yr 5/6 Traditional Dance Class (Nyarula Fogarty)

1:45-2:45pm – Year 2/3 (Miss Wendy)

11-12pm – Year 3/4 (Miss Wendy)

12:30-1pm – Prep/1 & Yr 2/3 Traditional Dance Class (Nyarula Fogarty)

1pm – Traditional Foods BBQ/Bush Tucker Tasting

2pm – NAIDOC Liturgy (Grassed area near playground)

1:45-2:45pm – Year 5/6 (Miss Wendy)

School Photo’s Update

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.

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

Term 2 Fees are overdue. 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 30th June – Eucharistic Service @ 9 am
Sunday 7th July – Eucharistic Service @ 9 am
Sunday 14th July – Eucharistic Service @ 9 am
Sunday 21st July – Mass @ 5.30pm
Saturday 27th July – Mass @ 5.30pm
Sunday 28th July – Mass @ Eulo

Community Events

Term 2 Important Dates

Wednesday 26th June

Feast of Sacred Heart Liturgy – 12.30pm
Family Rotations – 1:45-2:45pm

Thursday 27th June

Assembly – 8.40am
Behaviour Celebrations 12-1pm
Last day of Term 2

Friday 28th June

Pupil Free Day

Term 3 Important Dates

Monday 15th July

First Day Term 3
NAIDOC March 9am
NAIDOC Activities in classroom all week

Thursday 18th July

Youth Council – 8.30am
NAIDOC BBQ Traditional Foods 1pm
NAIDOC Liturgy 2pm

Saturday 20th July – Friday 26th July

Year 6 Canberra Trip

Tuesday 23rd July

Basketball & Softball Workshops Prep-6
Mike Thomason Visiting (School Guidance Counsellor)

Monday 29th July

Pupil Free Day – All staff in Charleville for Bishop In-service Day.

Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August

Catholic Education Week

Sunday 1st September

Father’s Day

Thursday 19th September

Last day of Term

Friday 20th September

Pupil Free Day