Father John Paul’s Visit
06 Sep 2022
Last week Father John Paul visited Stage 2 to share his responses to the students’ questions about our Religion inquiry unit surrounding the signs and symbols associated with the Sacraments of Initiation.
Students have learnt a great deal about the various signs and symbols present in the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation and this was evident as they engaged in conversation with Father JP. He even gave the students homework - find out the date of their Baptism!
It is always lovely to have Father JP visit us. The students enjoy listening to his stories, sharing their thoughts and answering his wonderings.
During Visual Arts, students created an artwork that was inspired by the First Fleet. Students have been learning about the journey of the First Fleet as part of our inquiry into why people left England to colonise Australia.
To complete the artwork, students used the medium of chalk pastels along with the technique of blending. They blended various colours together to create a sunrise or a sunset, as well as including colours to represent the water.
A silhouette of a ship was then pasted onto the background to symbolise the First Fleet journey. The artworks look fantastic hanging up in our Stage 2 space!
Last week the students concluded the five week Soccer program that they have been participating in.
The students have learnt a variety of skills required to play soccer, such as using the inside of the foot to control the ball upon receiving a pass, to control shooting over a distance and to keep the ball under control.
They have developed these skills as well as shown sportsmanship, perseverance, and most importantly had fun!
01 Mar 2024A MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS to these brilliant swimmers who all competed at the Zone Swimming Carnival this week!! They swam so well that some have even made it to the next level - Diocesan Swimming Carnival!! Go team!! 💛🏊🏻♀️🏊🏻♂️
01 Mar 2024Happy happy birthday to this gorgeous princess today!!! She was super excited to open some awesome surprises this morning and is looking forward to sharing some cupcakes with her friends later today. I hope you enjoy celebrating with your family tonight at dinner and you get to eat lots of yummy chocolate cake!! 💛☀️👏🏻🎈🎉🍰🎁🎊
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01 Mar 2024
A MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS to these brilliant swimmers who all competed at the Zone Swimming Carnival this week!! They swam so well that some have even made it to the next level - Diocesan Swimming Carnival!! Go team!! 💛🏊🏻♀️🏊🏻♂️
01 Mar 2024
Happy happy birthday to this gorgeous princess today!!! She was super excited to open some awesome surprises this morning and is looking forward to sharing some cupcakes with her friends later today. I hope you enjoy celebrating with your family tonight at dinner and you get to eat lots of yummy chocolate cake!! 💛☀️👏🏻🎈🎉🍰🎁🎊
29 Feb 2024
Kindy had lots of fun creating with 2D shapes during Maths this week. Have a look at their wonderful creations. They are always working so hard and they have only been here for 4 weeks. Well done everyone! 💛☀️👏🏻🟧🟡🟩🟣🟦🔶⬜️
27 Feb 2024
Happy happy birthday to this beautiful little princess today!!! She is very excited to open some birthday surprises this afternoon when she gets home!!! I hope you also enjoy eating lots of birthday cake with strawberries on top tonight after dinner!!! 💛🎁🎉☀️🎊👏🏻🎈🍓🍰
26 Feb 2024
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to all our 2024 Student Leaders and a HUGE WELCOME to our NEW students and staff in 2024! The Year of BELONGING has started with such joy and celebration, let’s work together to keep it going. 💛☀️💛☀️💛☀️💛☀️
23 Feb 2024
A MASSIVE THANK YOU to all the parents, grandparents and friends who came to our OPENING SCHOOL MASS today to help us officially launch 2024 The Year of BELONGING!! It was a beautiful celebration in which we joined together in prayer to ask for Gods blessing on our community and the year ahead! We welcomed our newest members including our 2024 Kindy cohort, new students in other year groups and of course new members of staff!!! Thank you to Mrs Stone, the Stage 3 Mission Team and staff for working together to prepare the Mass and our children. Here’s to a wonderful year at St Bernadette’s ensuring that EVERYONE BELONGS!!! 💜✝️💜✝️💜✝️💜✝️💜✝️
22 Feb 2024
Positive Phone Calls is my favourite time of the week - ask any of our kids!!! While the classroom teachers pop out to call you, our wonderful parents to share good news stories, I sit with the children and read books. I thought I’d share the books we are reading this year as I know some of our kids like to follow along with me and perhaps you have them at home!! Kindergarten - picture books Stage 1 - The 13-Storey Treehouse Stage 2 - The BFG Stage 3 - Once 💛📖💛📖💛📖💛📖💛📖
22 Feb 2024
This year we have a school WELL-BEING goal to increase STUDENT VOICE!! We have made some great in roads with our new Stage 3 Leadership Teams but we are also working on ensuring ALL students have a VOICE. And already we have had some amazing Stage 2 students who saw an issue ‘infants children not using the equipment safely’ and wanted to do something about it - so they helped to create signs to show the children how to use the playground safely!!! Well done ladies!!! 💛👏🏻💛👏🏻💛👏🏻💛👏🏻
22 Feb 2024
Happy happy birthday to this brilliant young man today!!! He was excited for all his surprises this morning and he is especially looking forward to trying out his new air powered rocket!!! He still has a choice to make of KFC or El Jannah for dinner and he can’t wait to visit the arcade on the weekend. I hope you continue to enjoy all your celebrating!!! 💛🎉👏🏻☀️🎁🎈🎊
21 Feb 2024
Don’t panic!!!! Writing on the tables, especially during Maths, is a great strategy for encouraging the students to articulate their thinking is a safe and supportive way!! We love seeing our kids so enthused with their learning!! 💛🧮💛💛➕💛✖️💛➗💛➖
21 Feb 2024
It is all happening here at Bernie’s and we are so excited!!! CAPTIVATE Band has started and Stage 2 are on the drums🪘!! Learning instruments at school is such a blessing as it helps activate all parts of the brain. I can’t wait to see what Stage 2 are learning in a few weeks time. 💛🪘💛🪘💛🪘💛🪘