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

Phone: 07 4655 1486
Fax: 07 4655 1400

12 November 2019

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Principal’s Report

Welcome to Week 6 of Term 4. School has been a hive of activity with end of year assessments taking place, musical rehearsals, Prep Transition mornings, Remembrance Day, swimming lessons and much more. We also welcomed Miss Rachael Cornelius to the Sacred Heart School community last week. The students have enjoyed learning about where she comes from and her interests. Miss Cornelius will be teaching in the Prep/1 and Year 2/3 classrooms alongside Mrs Standfield and Mrs Shellshear and will continue teaching at Sacred Heart in 2020.

Last Friday, we welcomed our Pre-Preps to Sacred Heart. They had a fun morning reading and participating in activities related to the story, ‘Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas’, and enjoyed playing on an obstacle course outside. One of the Pre-Prep thoughts on the day included:

Teacher: “What was the favourite part of your morning?”
Pre-Prep: “Everything!”

We have two more opportunities for transition mornings for our Pre-preps. These are valuable opportunities for students to develop relationships with staff and students and allow them to become familiar with the school environment. Please see date claimers below for more details.

I am really looking forward to watching our school musical, ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’, this Wednesday evening in the school church. The students, teachers and school officers have put a lot of hard work and time into putting it all together and I am sure it will all pay off on the night. I look forward to seeing you there.

Have a great week.

Polly Crawford

Prep/1 News

Over the last couple of weeks students have been busy rehearsing for the upcoming school musical. Prep/1 students have displayed beautiful singing voices and have worked hard on their performance as rats. Starting this week, we are also beginning to write letters to characters in books and peers in the classroom. This is all in preparation for our letter to Santa next week. Writing sentences and letters to family members at home would certainly assist students with this assessment task in class. Along with this assessment task, all other subject areas will be assessed in the next couple of weeks. Please ensure students are at school every day!

Last Friday was also a day to remember when the Prep students were delighted with the presence of pre-Prep students starting school next year. Miss Cornelius has joined our class for the rest of the Term and has been busy getting to know all the students and assisting with Prep transition days. We had a lot of fun getting to know each other and can’t wait for the next transition day in Week 7.

Mrs Standfield
Prep/1 Teacher

Year 2/3 News

We have been busy with assessment as well as having a bit of fun along the way. We’ve explored texts in English and have been learning some critical thinking skills to give our opinion of them. We’ve expanded our vocabulary and discovered new language to use when saying if we like / dislike one of them. Reading continues to be tested until the end of the week and we are seeing great growth and pleasing results. With continued practise each night at home, they’ll continue to move through the required levels. Remember, reading is the basis of all learning.

We’ve continued to explore multiplication in maths in addition to familiarising ourselves with maps, consolidating our knowledge of 3D shapes, exploring angles and flip, slide and turn. Most areas have been taught and assessed however a few assessment tasks are yet to be done. Please continue with learning the tables at home, as a good recall of those shall greatly assist them in the coming years.

Living and non -living things have been explored in science and we shall categorise them using observable features before we finish our unit of work this week. We have completed our geography unit and the children should be able to list and label the continents and oceans of the world in addition to knowing all the states and territories of our beautiful country. They have enjoyed learning about some of the natural and man-made features of each one. In music and design, we have identified and labelled various musical instruments and now we shall go on to complete the design part, exploring materials. The end result being, constructing a drum of our very own.

All in all, a busy time of teaching and learning in addition to having the pleasure of meeting Miss Cornelius and having her in our room from time to time, as she continues to familiarise herself with our wonderful school. The children have been working very hard over the last two terms, so you may notice they are beginning to get quite tired.

Mrs Shellshear
Year 2/3 Teacher

Year 3/4 News

In the three four classroom, we can’t believe how fast the time is flying! During this fortnight, the students have been hard at work revising and learning the last of their units. The students loved building their renewable energy resources (hydro power cars) and then watching them use their energy to blast off! During science, students have enjoyed investigating how heat moves from one object to another, and in maths using graphs to organise and interpret data. Year three four are enjoying having our swimming lessons on Friday afternoons as we move into the hotter seasons and are all supporting each other through busy assessment time!

Miss Sor`e
Year 3/4 Teacher

Year 5/6 News

This week in Mathematics we have been investigating chance games. We used fractions to calculate the probability of winning dice throwing games. We started off with ten dollars and won a dollar if we threw a 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 and lost a dollar if we threw an 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12. We decided this was a fair game as we had the same chance of winning as losing. However, if we added seven to the winners draw, we had more chance of winning than losing. We preferred this way! Sadly, our dollars were just plastic coins this time!

We have also been looking at probability. Miss Conlin finally let her guard down and allowed paper balls to be thrown around the classroom (for five minutes). We conducted chance games such as throwing paper at the bin. We calculated the chance of getting it in the bin as a fraction, a decimal and a percentage. We then reduced the chance of winning by moving further away and increased our chance of winning by standing closer. Now paper is not allowed to be thrown around the classroom again, sad times!

Miss Conlin
Year 5/6 Teacher

Class and Uniform Awards


Orianna Behrendt

For showcasing neat handwriting.

Laura Murphy

For great work in reading groups.

Year 2/3

Maximus Jordan

Working independently in class.

Jah-Corey Maxwell

Making pleasing progress in reading.

Year 3/4

Ruby Schmidt

For approaching assessments with enthusiasm.

Bella Anderson

For showing great resilience in the classroom.

Year 5/6

Sara King

Positive attitude

Chloe Murphy

Fantastic stamina writing


Ava Anderson

For wearing your uniform with pride.

Maxximus Nelson

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to our students and staff who have a birthday in the last fortnight.

Sterling Woodcroft – 6th November
Marley Mitchell – 9th November
Dallas Ramsay – 15th November
Charlotte Ramsay – 15th November
Miss Nicky – 9th November
Miss Crawford – 9th November

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: Thais Vanini
Level 2: Addisson-Rose Pender, Clay Tanner, Kellie Brain and Paige Mills.

School Musical

Our school musical, ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’, will be held this Wednesday 13th November at 5:30pm in the school church. Can students please be at school at 5pm as students will get changed into their costumes at school. A note has been sent home regarding what students will require for costumes. Please see your child’s teacher if you have any questions. We are very excited to see the performance and we hope to see you all there. There will food and drinks available for purchase on the night.

Meal Deal 1. Hot Dog and Popper $7.00
Meal Deal 2. Chicken Gravy Roll $7.00


On Tuesday 26th November we will be holding our end of year Graduation ceremony. All students are expected to attend and to wear their white and green uniform. The evening will commence at 6pm, so if students could please arrive at 5:45pm it would be greatly appreciated. We also ask that all families please bring a plate to share for supper afterwards (e.g. finger food, sausage rolls, mini pizzas etc). There will be drinks available for purchase on the night. I can’t wait to see everyone there.

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

No Homework Centre this Thursday 14th November.

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

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.

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 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

Wednesday 13th November

School Musical – 5.30pm

Hot Dog & Popper $7.00

Chicken Gravy Roll $7.00

Students need to be at school at 5pm.

Thursday 14th November

No Homework Centre

Friday 15th November

8.40am – Assembly

Tuesday 19th & Wednesday

20th November

Mike Thomason visiting

Friday 22nd November

Prep Transition Day – 8.30am – 11am

Year 6 Transition Day – CSS

Meals on Wheels

Bluelight Dance Party – Youth Club 6pm - 8pm

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