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

Phone: 07 4655 1486
Fax: 07 4655 1400

1 September 2020

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Principal’s Report

Staffing 2021

We are still in the process of finalising staffing for 2021. At this stage we are delighted that Mrs Shellshear will remain at Sacred Heart next year. Unfortunately, we will be farewelling Miss Cornelius at the end of this year as she will be relocating back to Brisbane to be closer to family. Miss Cornelius has been a wonderful addition to our school community and we sincerely thank her for her positive impact on the teaching and learning at Sacred Heart.

Two teachers have already been appointed for next year, Miss Aimee Bretheron and Miss Lilly Daly who are currently completing their internships in TCSO schools in Charleville and Mitchell. We are planning on providing induction programs next Term. Class structures, sizes and school officers are yet to be confirmed.

Building Project

I am very excited to announce that building work on the new library, toilet block and undercover area will begin this Thursday 3rd September. Fencing will be in place, so students are aware of the new ‘no go zones’ to ensure safety. During the build, the back entry used for the tuckshop will no longer be accessible. This will be used for McNab deliveries only.

I would like to sincerely thank Mrs Fett, Mrs Fagan, Mrs Haig and Mrs Crick for all the work they have put into relocating and cleaning out the old library. It was definitely a big job, so I sincerely thank you! We are very much looking forward to our new learning space.

Sacred Hearts New Library

Prep 2021 Transition

The Kindy and Prep students thoroughly enjoyed their Teddy Bears Picnic together. The Preps were so excited they waited at the gate for them to wave them in.


Have a great week.

Miss Polly Crawford

Prep/1 News

Here in Prep/1 we have all been working hard to achieve excellence in our learning even though students are tired as we get to the end of the Term. Students have been working hard to make connections and are working to become independent learners. We have had some wonderful success in reading this Term, with all students smashing personal reading goals and achieving some very impressive reading results. Go Prep/1! As we near the end of Term, we will be completing assessment pieces for each subject area. Please ensure students are having a good night’s sleep and a nutritious breakfast so they can do their very best at school.

Students are reminded to complete their homework every week, so they can participate in ‘Rewards’ on a Friday afternoon. Library borrowing occurs every Friday, so please ensure students are bringing their Library bags to school so they can borrow new books on a Friday morning. Students are also encouraged to read every night to a known adult to keep up those great reading results. Keep up the great work Prep/1 and God bless you.

Miss Cornelius
Prep/1 Teacher

Prep/1 News

Year 2 News

Because we are well past midterm, we’ve been busy making sure we’re all up to date with our work. Difficult to believe that we are edging closer to term four, which means the children are almost ready to progress to the next year level.

We have continued with our number work in maths and are exploring flip, slide and turn. We have begun our research on a chosen machine in English and are using both online information and books from the library to find answers to our five W and H questions. Listening to Sr Maureen tell us about her visit to Israel has helped us understand the country where Jesus was born, grew up and taught.

We had a visit from Annie during the week who spoke to the class on road safety as it was Road Safety Week. Always good to refresh our memories and consolidate our knowledge of keeping safe. Next week we’ll be continuing on our current themes, finishing up as the term comes to a close and assessing. The children have all worked very hard this term and are beginning to get tired, but their efforts were rewarded with some ‘fun’ activities on Friday. We’ve had some wonderful reading results and they well and truly deserved a reward.

Mrs Shellshear
Year 2 Teacher

Year 2

Year 3/4 News

Exciting week 8 and 9! The students have been hard at work putting their knowledge and understanding into practise. It is really important that all students come to school during Week 8 and 9 as during this time we will be working on assessment. The students have started writing their persuasive monologue for English, drama and HASS and are about to start building ships in design technology that include catapults! The students need to bring materials in from home to make these boats (plastic bottles, butter/ ice-cream containers etc..) if you are unable to source anything for your child please let me know so I can collect it for them. In week 9, the students will be filming and editing a media production of themselves performing a monologue as a convict in Britain 1770! If you could send any old looking clothing in with your child in a labelled bag to wear as a costume that would be much appreciated!

Miss Sore
Year 3/4 Teacher

Year 5/6 News

This week is road safety week and the local police officers came and gave us a talk about how to stay safe on our roads. We were even introduced to the breathalyser system. Luckily, we all blew zero!

In literacy we have started our second piece of writing for the term - book reviews. I look forward to reading about your favourite books and your reasons why you like them.

Year 5/6

Netball Club - Mondays 3pm – 4pm

Netball training for students in Years 4-6 will be held on Monday afternoons from 3.00 -4.00pm. For more information please see Miss Conlin in Year 5/6.

Class and Uniform Awards

This fortnight’s focus:

Habit of the Mind: Making Connections
Habit of the Heart: Compassion

Making Connections


Deegan Murphy

For making connections in Maths and English.

Year 2

William Behrendt

Will has been connecting what he already knows to what he is learning in Maths.

Year 3/4

Nicholas Harper

For making connections about fractions and decimals.

Year 5/6

Brooke Roberts

For making connections with high level vocabulary.



Zara Field

For always caring for those around her.

Year 2

Marley Mitchell

For showing compassion by helping his friends tidy their places after a lesson.

Year 3/4

Amy King

For always listening to others and responding with kindness.

Year 5/6

Justin Mitchell

For checking in on others wellbeing.


Year 3/4

Maddison Hickey

For wearing your uniform with pride.

Year 5/6

Sara King

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to all our students that have a birthday.

Zara Field – 28th Aug
Miss Conlin – 26th Aug

Sacred Heart School Photos

Country School Photos will be doing school photos this Wednesday 2nd September 2020. All envelopes and money need to be returned to school ASAP. Students are asked to wear their green school uniform. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the class photo will look different this year. It will still include all students however, they will be individual photos. I have attached a sample copy.

PPF Father’s Day Stall

The PPF will have a Father’s Day Stall this Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd September from 3.00pm -3.30pm. Nothing over $5.

If you need a gift for Dad, come and grab a bargain.

From the Library

Get your costumes organised!

Book Week is Coming in Term 4, Week 1. Tuesday 6th – Friday 9th of October. We are celebrating the CBCA (Children Book Council of Australia) Book Awards. This year the theme is “Curious Creatures, Wild Minds”. Please keep an eye on this space for further information about activities and competitions.

This term the Library is going to be super busy!! We have officially moved into our temporary library (The classroom beside the Church) until our new library is built. The plans are looking very exciting! This term library borrowing will take place on a FRIDAY. So, remember every Friday to bring your library books back.

School Assemblies

We have some good news.... school assemblies are back on in Term 3! Our next assembly will be held on Thursday 3rd September at 8:40am. We ask that parents who wish to attend sanitise their hands-on entry and remember to social distance. We look forward to seeing you there.

Homework Centre

Homework centre is up and running again for the term and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-3:45pm. It is a great way for students to receive support with their homework tasks. Miss Devey will be supervising the students.

We are now calling for 2021 Prep Enrolments

Is your child born between 1st July 2015 and 30th June 2016? If so, your child is eligible to be enrolled in Prep for 2021. Prep Enrolment packages are now available at the front office or if you know of a child please come and collect a package. Prep interviews will be conducted in Term 3. Please contact the office to make an appointment. Transition days will be held in Term 4.

Effective Hand Hygiene is Vital

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, it is important to remember that 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.

Check out the 20 second routine video for effective handwashing.

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 several 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)
Mr Mike Thomason (School Guidance Counsellor)
Miss Polly Crawford (Principal)

Child Protection Week (6th – 12th September 2020

Building an Australia where every child is safe & valued. Together.

Child Protection is celebrating 30 years 1990-2020.

School Tuition Fees

Term 3 fees & levies have been sent home, these are due by Friday 11th September. 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


We are in desperate need of helpers for Tuckshop this term, so if you are interested please contact Carla Mills on 0448130067, facebook or ring the school office. Tuckshop runs on Fridays 9am – 1.30pm during Term. If we are unable to get enough volunteers we may have to shut the Tuckshop. 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.


Tuckshop Roster



Friday 4th September


Friday 11th September

Kymberley Monaghan

Sacred Heart Parish

Sacred Heart Parish Op Shop on the Verandah of the Convent

Opening Days and Times

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

9am – 12pm

They have loads of School Winter Track Tops and Pants for $3 each. They have sizes 4-16. They also have loads of new and pre-loved items available for purchase. Come in and browse around. I’m sure you will find a bargain!!!!

First Communion

Contact Sister Maureen if you wish for your child to be included in the First Communion class. Please Ph 0428 536930 if interested by Friday 14th August.

Church Times

Saturday 22nd August – Mass @ 5.30pm
Sunday 23rd August - Mass @ Eulo 9.00am
Sunday 30th August – Eucharistic Service @ 9.00am
Sunday 6th September – Eucharistic Service @ 9.00am

Term 3 Important Dates

Week 8

Monday 31st August

Prep - Year 2 Dance 3-4pm

Wednesday 2nd September

School Photo Day

Mike Thomason & Brett Leadbetter visiting

Father’s Day Stall 2.45pm -3.15pm

Years 3-6 Dance 3-4pm

Thursday 3rd September

Mike Thomason & Brett Leadbetter visiting

Assembly – 8.40am

Father’s Day Liturgy – 2pm

Father’s Day Stall 2.45pm -3.15pm


Friday 4th September

Pupil Free Day

CTJ Day - Staff

Week 9

Sunday 6th – Saturday 12th September

Child Protection Week

Friday 11th September

School Fees due

Week 10

Thursday 17th September

Assembly – 8.40am

Last day of Term 3

Friday 18th September

Pupil Free Day

Term 4 Important Dates

Week 1

Monday 5th October

Queen’s Birthday Holiday

Tuesday 6th October

Term 4 begins

Book Week