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

Phone: 07 4655 1486
Fax: 07 4655 1400

29 October 2019

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Middle Leader’s Report

This week Miss Crawford is away at the Principal’s Forum in Toowoomba. I am sure she will return to school next week with a considerable amount of information. A few reminders about this week include Parent / Teacher interviews and Health & Wellbeing week. Please make sure you know when your parent/teacher meeting is scheduled and that all permission forms for the Health and Wellbeing talks have been returned.

Teachers and students are hard at work doing assessment and practising for the Musical. It is vital that the students attend school, so they don’t miss out on assessment. If your child/children will be absent during the term, can you please let the school know. We are on a tight schedule getting assessment completed before report cards can be finalised. Musical costumes need to be brought to school. Please see your class teacher if you are unsure of what your child/children need to wear.

Last week I attended meetings in Toowoomba regarding Curriculum and Data Analysis. These meetings were very informative, and I have much to share with the teachers during our Professional Learning Community meetings in the coming weeks. Curriculum development for the 2020 school year will commence soon!

Have a great week.

Cara Haig
Middle Leader.

Prep/1 News

Prep/1 students have settled in well in the first few weeks of Term 4. A lot of productive learning has taken place already and students are excited about a few upcoming events. We have been practicing our role for the school musical coming up in Week 5. Students will be acting as rats during the musical and will have a few surprises for parents during their performance. Please bring in grey clothes for your child to wear during their performance and we will keep them safe at school until then. Students are getting very excited for their end of term Christmas party and are looking forward to writing letters to Santa in English. We have been practicing sentence writing and ensuring we include capital letters, finger spacing and full stops in every sentence. Santa will be very impressed with the quality of our work at the end of the term.

Please don’t forget that swimming is on every Thursday for Prep/1 students, so please continue to bring in all swimming essentials and $1.

Mrs Standfield
Prep/1 Teacher

Year 2/3 News

This fortnight in the 2/3 class, the students have been working very hard on writing opinions about some of our favourite story books and seeing how our opinion might differ from our peers. We have also looked at the intended purpose and hidden lesson that stories and fairy tales can teach us as well as their intended audience.

We have learnt all about keeping ourselves safe through the Daniel Morcombe child safety curriculum and the different strategies we can use to take care of our classmates.

As always, we’ve had lots of fun in class including our special digital lesson on coding, algorithms and how to debug our own algorithms.

Mrs Shellshear
Year 2/3 Teacher

Year 3/4 News

This fortnight the year 3-4 students have been hard at work. The students participated in a Technology workshop focusing on coding, the students had to design an interactive game using branching algorithms. Then recognise the role of people in design and technologies occupations and explore factors, including sustainability that impact on the design of products, services and environments to meet community needs. The students have also, participated in their first swimming lesson for the term. We had lots of fun practising safety jumps and several different stoke styles. Also, a big congratulation to all students for achieving fantastic growth in their reading! We are all very proud of their success over the year

Miss Sor`e
Year 3/4 Teacher

Year 5/6 News

As part of 5/6 homework, I challenged them to set themselves a piece of homework and Aleisha Webb chose to bake some cakes. Great job. This week, in HASS, we have been learning about the diversity of Asian countries. We looked at the population, the land area, the capital population, the Literacy rate and the arable land. We challenged one another to see how the countries in Asia differed from each other in the attempt to win cards from each other. We discovered that Thailand has a Literacy rate of 92% but less than one percent of the land is arable. Whereas in Thailand, the Literacy rate is still 92% but almost 30% of the land is arable.

Miss Conlin
Year 5/6 Teacher

Health & Wellbeing Week

This week students will be participating in Health and Wellbeing week. As part of this students will be presented lessons on Personal development, Sexuality Education and Protective behaviours for children. These lessons are a part of the Daniel Morcombe Curriculum that students are participating in this term. These lessons align with the ACARA subject Health and Physical Education strand Personal, Social and Community Health and follow the Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Toowoomba, Guidelines for Teaching Sexual Health.

Please be assured that this material will be handled with sensitivity, and that there will be an emphasis on the idea that our bodies are a gift from God. The purpose of this note is to inform you of this part of your child’s education and to prepare you for the possibility of questions being asked at home.

As your child’s primary caregiver, you are welcome to seek further information about the curriculum documents or to view any materials which will be shown to your child. Simply see your child’s teacher to make an appointment.

If you give consent for your child to participate in these lessons, please sign the permission slip that is attached to the newsletter and hand into your child’s classroom teacher. If you wish for your child/children not to participate in these lessons, please contact their classroom teacher.

Swimming Days

Class swimming days will be as follows for Term 4:

Thursdays: Prep/1 – 2.15pm – 2.45pm and Year 2/3 – 12.15pm – 12.45pm
Fridays: Year 3/4 – 12.15pm – 12.45pm and Year 5/6 – 2.15pm – 2.45pm

Students will need to bring: Togs, sun smart shirt, towel, thongs, goggles and $1 every week.

Homework Club

Homework Club is up and running again this term and all students are welcome to attend. It is a great opportunity for students to receive homework support so make sure you take advantage of this great service. Miss Ferguson will be running Homework Club this term and times/days are as follows:

Tuesday’s – 3:00-3:45pm
Thursday’s – 3:00-3:45pm

Class and Uniform Awards


Chloe Fett

For great participation during reading group lessons.

Jason Tolete

For fantastic drawing of the creation story in religion.

Year 2/3

Brayden Munn

For working hard in writing and Maths.

Maddison Hickey

For having great focus in all her subjects.

Year 3/4

Macey Mitchell

For achieving fantastic growth in reading.

Brooke Roberts

For displaying persistence in all tasks.

Year 5/6

John Roberts

For a significant improvement in behaviour.

Clay Tanner

For giving 100% in HaSS.


Thais Vanini

For wearing your uniform with pride.

Maximus Jordan

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to our students whom have a birthday in the last fortnight.

Thoramus Nelson – 25th October
Mrs Fagan – 24th October

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent/Teacher interviews are taking place this week after school from Monday 28th to Thursday 31st October. Interviews run for approximately 15 minutes. They are a valuable opportunity for parents to discuss their child/children’s progress across all aspects of school life. I encourage every parent to make an appointment. Please see or phone Mrs Crick to book an interview time.

School Dental Van

The school Dental Van is currently attending Sacred Heart School. If you would like your child/children to receive the services provided by the school Dental Van, you will need to fill out permission forms for all students. These forms are available from the office. For more information please phone 0437412841.

Hearing Screens

This week on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th October, Ann-Marie Mitchell from CACH will be coming to school to conduct the Hearing Screens for this term. Make sure you are at school, so you can have your ears checked!

Prep Transition Days

Calling For Prep Enrolments 2020

Is your child born between 1st July 2014 and 30th June 2015? If so, your child is eligible to be enrolled for 2020. Prep Enrolment packages are now available at the front office or if you know of a child please come and collect a package.

School Musical

This Term, all students will be performing in our school musical, ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’, on Friday 8th November at 5:30pm in the school church. A note has been sent home regarding what students will require for costumes. We are very excited to see the performance and we hope to see you all there for the performance.

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 4 Fees have been sent home, these are due by Friday 15th November 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 3rd November – Eucharistic Service @ 8.30 am
Sunday 10th November – Eucharistic Service @ 8.30 am
Sunday 17th November – Mass @ 6pm
Saturday 23rd November – Mass @ 6pm
Sunday 24th November – Mass @ Eulo
Sunday 1st December – Eucharistic Service @ 8.30 am
Sunday 8th December – Eucharistic Service @ 8.30 am

Community Events

Drop-in Centre open on Wednesday and Friday for all ages.

Important Dates

Term 4

Monday 28th October

– Friday 1st November

Miss Crawford Away at Principal’s Forum

Monday 28th October

– Tuesday 29th October

Hearing Screens

Monday 28th October

– Thursday 31st October

Parent Teacher Interviews.

Tuesday 29th October

– Thursday 31st October

Steph Keogh (Speech Therapist) Visiting

Wednesday 30th October

Year 6 Parent Info Night – 5.30pm at Sacred Heart

Friday 1st November

8.40am – Assembly

Tuesday 5th

– Wednesday 6th November

Mike Thomason Visiting

Friday 8th November

Prep Transition Day – 8.30am – 10.30am

School Musical – 5.30pm

Friday 15th November

8.40am – Assembly

Friday 22nd November

Prep Transition Day – 8.30am – 11am

Year 6 Transition Day - CSS

Tuesday 26th November

Graduation – 6pm

Friday 29th November

8.40am – Assembly

Prep Transition Day – 8.30am – 12pm

Tuesday 3rd December

Carols – 6pm

Wednesday 4th December

Christmas Liturgy – 9am

Last Day of Term 4