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

Phone: 07 4655 1486
Fax: 07 4655 1400

25 May 2021

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Principal’s Report

Welcome to Week 6! We are now over halfway through the term and our students have been busy over the last fortnight learning new concepts, completing reading assessments, trialling in district Cross Country and Touch Football teams and finishing their show entries. Our Prep-2 students completed artworks of jellyfish and parrots, Year 3/4 entered handwriting and Yr 5/6 wrote narratives. Our school display looked fabulous - our students created pictures of activities, they thought were fun to do around the Cunnamulla area. Well done!

Sacred Heart Show Display and student entries

Congratulations to all the students who went to the effort to complete individual entries to support our local Show Society.

200 Years of Catholic Education

This week we celebrate 200 years of Catholic Education in Australia with one in five students attending a Catholic school. This represents 777,000 students across Australia. We reflect on the wonderful education our students receive at Sacred Heart and celebrate this week with a Catholic Education prayer session and delicious cupcakes on Friday.

Queensland Governor Visit

Next Tuesday 1st June, we will be welcoming His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey to our school. He will address the students on assembly at 10:45am and then read a story to the Prep/1 students in their classroom. Our students will show His Excellency examples of their work along with students from Cunnamulla State School. We look forward to also performing for the Queensland Governor at the ICPA Conference opening ceremony earlier that morning. Parents are welcome to attend the assembly on Tuesday 1st June at 10:45am in the Church. Remember to sign in and sanitise on entry.

St Saviours Principal Visit

Next Wednesday 2nd June, the Principal of St Saviours College Toowoomba Mrs Sharon Collins, will be visiting Sacred Heart. We welcome all parents who are interested in sending their child to boarding school to attend a meet and greet session in the Sacred Heart staffroom at next Wednesday at 11am. Sharon is looking forward to meeting the Year 5/6 students and their families.

Sporting Success!

We had many students represent our school and district with pride in the sporting arena over the last fortnight. I would like to congratulate all students who attended District Cross Country in Eulo last week. A special mention to Justin Mitchell, Goothala Rynne, Nicholas Harper, Ruby Schmidt, Paige Tanner and Jah-Corey Maxwell, who will be going on to the next level and competing at Regionals in Charleville this Friday.

Congratulations to all students (and parents) who gave up their public holiday to compete at the District Touch trials in Charleville last Friday. All students tried their very best and displayed exemplary sportsmanship skills. A special mention to Ava and Bella Anderson, Justin Mitchell and Goothala Rynne who have made it to the Regional trial which will be held in Wandoan on 14th June. We wish you all the very best.

A special mention to Geoff Rynne for your continued support in ensuring our students have transport to and from the events. The school and students really appreciate your support.

Polly Crawford

Prep/1 News

Welcome to week 6! It’s been a busy few weeks in Prep/1 but we are officially over the halfway Mark! We have been working hard in all subject areas. In Science, we looked at how different environments affect us. We had to decide the best outfit for different environment choices. In HASS, we got to use the iPads to take pictures of different natural and constructed features around the school. We also got some new stencils to use with our chalk drawing outside. There was lots of fun had with making our display for the show as well. Thanks for a great 6 weeks! We are ready to work hard until the end!

Miss Aimee Bretherton
Prep/1 Teacher

Year 1/2 News

Just when you think you have all of the significant days in April and May covered, along comes the Show! We have however, thoroughly enjoyed designing and creating both our section of the whole school show display and our individual artwork to enter into the class section. Our classroom has been a hive of creative activity, as we have laboured over our crayon parrot pictures, collaging fun letters and creating our horses. Shredded paper, sequins, crayons and anything else we could lay our hands on, have been used to illustrate this year’s show theme, Let’s Have Some Fun. Fun they had too; a pleasant digression.

Creative activities aside, we have also been very focused on our units of work, with a special emphasis on reading, as we do our week five reading assessment, our goal being to get every child in our class to, or near, our class benchmark. Special thanks over the last fortnight must go to Noah’s mum for the wonderful cookies and cream pirate cake, complete with hidden treasure, she created for our class to enjoy on Dress Like a Pirate Day. A fortnight filled with teaching and learning with extra emphasis on fun!

Mrs Jenny Shellshear
Year 1/2 Teacher

Year 3/4 News

Congratulations! We are officially half-way through the term! Over the last fortnight, we have been exploring the properties of materials, in Science. One of the ways we have been exploring this topic is through hands on investigations. The students engaged in a Leak, Soak or Repel experiment, which offered them the opportunity to explore the materials used in their daily lives and the properties they exhibit. The students took it in turns to place drops of coloured water onto four different jars, each with a different material on the top. The students thoroughly enjoyed this experience and have continued to develop their knowledge of materials, their properties and their uses.

We have also continued our involvement in the Deadly Choices Good Junior Tucker program. This fortnight, we were able to prepare and enjoy our own Fruit Skewers and Chicken Pin Wheels. We applied good hygiene practices to cut up the ingredients and prepare the skewers and pin wheels. As well as enjoying healthy treats, we also investigated the amount of sugar in some popular drinks. To do this, Jessie and Guyahny demonstrated how to measure out the grams of sugar as teaspoons. We were truly shocked to see the amount of sugar sitting in the bottom of the cups! All students are enjoying this program so far!

Year 3/4 Teacher
Miss Ellie Charlton

Year 5/6 News

We are officially half-way through the term! Our class has been very busy working on our fraction knowledge in maths, converting decimals and fractions, and creating number sequences. We have continued to work on our persuasive writing and creating paragraphs to support arguments. Last week we experimented with how much salt can be dissolved in a glass of water and different ways to melting an ice-cube – ask your children what they observed and learnt about melting and dissolving. Students this week will learn about the three levels of government and the different responsibilities – ask your children about the tri-diagrams they made on Monday.

Miss Lilly Daly
Year 5/6 Teacher

Class and Uniform Awards

This fortnight focus:

Habit of the Mind: Curiosity
Habit of the Heart: Service



Heather Cavanough

For engaging in class discussions and asking deep and thoughtful questions.

Year 1/2

Jason Tolete

For posing questions to gain knowledge about topics of interest.

Year 3/4

Charlotte Ashley-McKellar

For her continued effort and curiosity towards Maths tasks.

Year 5/6

Maddison Hickey

For showing curiosity towards HASS tasks, always asking questions, and wanting to know more.



Jazaha Francisco

Doing all he can to assist in the classroom and school community.

Year 1/2

Dallas Ramsay

For taking the time to clean up after both himself and others.

Year 3/4

Kirsten Higgins

For her commitment to cleaning up paint off the cement in the eating area.

Year 5/6

Bella Anderson

For always looking for ways to be helpful around the school.


Year 3/4

Konrad Hoyling

For wearing your uniform with pride.

Year 5/6

Brooke Roberts

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to all students that have a birthday.

Lucy Schmidt – 27th May


This year Sacred Heart will be offering the opportunity for students to sit ICAS Assessments. ICAS Assessments are designed to recognise academic excellence. Students are assessed on their ability to apply classroom learning to new contexts, using higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills All assessments are completed online and during school time.

ICAS provides assessment options for the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Digital Technologies
  • Writing
  • Spelling Bee

If your child is interested in participating in these tests, please contact the school office by Friday 28th May. There will be a small cost for each test your child wishes to complete.

For more information about ICAS please visit the link below

Regional Soccer

Next Monday 31st May 11 students from Sacred Heart will be travelling to Chinchilla to participate in the Regional Soccer trials on Tuesday 1st June. We wish all our students the best of luck.

Dress Like a Pirate Day

It was wonderful to see lots of students and staff dress up for Pirate day to support Kids with brain cancer. Congratulations to Isla Dunne and Dominick Pender for winning best dressed pirates of the day.

Flu Season

As the colder weather begins to approach, it is important to remember effective hand and sneeze/cough hygiene is the best defence against viruses and can help prevent the spread of illness.

Lead by example and encourage your children to:

  • wash their hands regularly with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet
  • use alcohol-based hand sanitiser if soap is not available.
  • cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of their elbow.
  • dispose of tissues in the bin immediately.
  • remind students not to share food.
  • if they’re unwell, stay at home and avoid contact with others such as touching, kissing or hugging.

Remember if your child is unwell or has flu like symptoms, please keep them at home and contact the local medical centre if required.

Kilometre Club

This term Miss Lilly Daly and the teachers will be running Kilometer Club for our students.

What is Kilometer Club?

Kilometer Club is an opportunity for students to come to school for a couple of leisurely (or frantically) paced laps around the oval. Each distance walked/run is recorded and awards are received at the end of term for achieved distance milestones.

Who can join Kilometer Club?

All ages! Students, teachers and parents are welcome to attend.

When can we participate in Kilometer Club?

Kilometer Club will run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 7:30-8am.

What do I need to bring?

Students need to arrive at school at 7:30am in their school uniform. Students can bring more comfortable running/walking shoes if required. Students are expected to change back into their black school shoes when finished.

Other information:

Students will receive a Kilometer Club book and are able to complete kilometers in their own time. Kilometer Club will also be great training for Cross Country which is coming up in a couple of weeks.

Please contact Miss Daly (Yr 5/6 Teachers) ifs you have any questions.

District Sport Trials for Term 2

Please see the trial information for Term 2 sports. If your child is interested in any of the following sports, please contact the school office to make a nomination.

*Please note that students need to participate in a district trial before a regional trial*.

Term 2 District/Regional Sports 10-12 years


District Trial Date

District Location

Regional Trial Date

Regional Location

Cross Country

20th May


28th May


Football (Soccer)

7th May


1st June


Touch Football

21st May


14th June



Individual Nom due 28th May

13th June


Girls Rugby League

4th June


30th July

St George

PPF News

The next PPF meeting is Thursday 17th June at 5pm. All welcome to attend.


We are in desperate need of helpers for Tuckshop this year, so if you are interested, please contact Tom King on 0457 990 027 or ring the school office. Tuckshop runs on Fridays 9am – 1.30pm during Term. We just ask that cars be parked outside the school grounds to ensure student safety. Thank you to all the parents who volunteer in our school tuckshop. A reminder that ALL orders are to be into the Tuckshop by 9am on Friday.

Student Protection

At Sacred Heart, the safety and wellbeing of our students is our highest priority. All children should grow up free of violence or exploitation and be able to learn in a safe and supported environment. Schools have a number of specific child protection reporting obligations that are detailed in our Student Protection Processes and Guidelines.

If a student wants to talk to someone about harm, abuse or inappropriate behaviour toward themselves or others, they can speak to a trusted staff member or one of our School Student Protection Contacts (SSPCs). The SSPCs receive additional training and are identified in the student protection posters displayed around the school.

Summary documents have been developed for parents and caregivers about our student protection obligations and our broader strategy for maintaining safe school environments.

Further information on all of the above topics can be found on the Toowoomba Catholic Schools website at the link below:

Our Schools Student Protection Contacts are:

Mrs Cara Haig (Deputy / LST)
Mrs Carolyn Crick (Administration Officer)
Ms Karen Bruggemann (School Guidance Counsellor)
Miss Polly Crawford (Principal)

School Tuition Fees

School Fees will be sent out this week; can these be paid by Friday 18th June 2021. 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

2021 Fee Structure

Tuition Fees

One child

Two children

Three or more children

Whole Year Fees




Resource Levy




Capital Development Levy




Total Yearly Expense




Amount charged per Term per Family




Sacred Heart Parish

Church Times

Sunday 30th May - Eucharistic Service @ 9.00am
Sunday 6th June - Eucharistic Service @ 9.00am
Sunday 13th June - Eucharistic Service @ 9.00am
Sunday 20th June - Eucharistic Service @ 9.00am
Saturday 26th June - Mass @ 5.30pm – Father Warren

Community News

Term 2 Important Dates

Week 6

Friday 28th May

Assembly – 8.40am

Regional Cross Country Charleville

Meals on Wheels

Week 7

Monday 31st May

Reconciliation Day

Students travel to Chinchilla for Regional Soccer trials.

Tuesday 1st June

QLD Governor General Visit – Hon Paul De Jersey

Regional Soccer Trials Chinchilla

Wednesday 2nd June

Students return from Chinchilla

Friday 4th June

Girls Rugby League District Trials Charleville

Week 8

Friday 11th June

Assembly – 8.40am

Week 9

Monday 14th – Tuesday 15th June

Mr Marty Savage (SEL) - visiting

Wednesday 16th – Thursday 17th June

Mrs Karen Bruggemann – School Guidance Counsellor - visiting

Thursday 17th June

Parent Partnership Forum Meeting – 5pm – Staffroom – All are welcome to attend.

Week 10

Thursday 24th June

Level Celebrations – 12pm – 1pm

Friday 25th June

Assembly – 8.40am

Feast of Sacred Heart Liturgy – 9am

Last day of Term 2