Sacred Heart Primary School 1 Clifton Grove Preston Newsletter

11 October 2019
Bulletin 30 

Students are at the Heart of everything we do!

Principal News
Deputy Principal / Religious Education News 
Special Events  
Classroom News 
Dates to Remember  
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Sacred Heart Primary School
03 9487 1001
1 Clifton Grove
Preston, VIC, 3072

Principal News

Dear Sacred Heart Community, 

Welcome to a busy and exciting Term 4. I sincerely hope that you were able to enjoy some quality family time during the school holidays. If you are a Richmond supporter congratulations on your team's great grand final win. Just  a word of warning, and this may be the first time you have heard it, but the blues are coming!!

Today the students who are in the school choir, and six students from Year Prep to Year Two, spent the day at the Incubator Recording and Mastering Studio in Thornbury, recording our school CD. On Monday, our remaining students will be recorded in the church by the sound engineers from the Incubator Studio. It is planned to have the CD unveiled and presented live at our up coming school performance on the 21st November at the Thornbury Theatre. A more detailed letter will be sent home next week outlining the arrangements. We are all very excited about this initiative which gives all our students a great experience. The music program and the experiences it affords our students, is unique for a primary school.  I know Kate's sensational work with our students is evidenced in their enthusiasm and passion for music and in the talent they display. The CD will be a great way of capturing this enthusiasm, passion and talent.


School Keyboard and Guitar Program

A reminder that our school offers an additional and optional music program for students interested in developing and improving their keyboard or guitar skills. The program run by "Marciano" music is conducted on a Monday. Students enrolled with Davide come out of class for a half hour lesson. If parents would like to enroll their child for the term 4 program, enrollment forms are available from the office or can see me.


School Dinner Dance

As advertised in last term's newsletters, our School Dinner Dance is being held on Friday 15th November at our Parish Hall in David Street. The event as always, promises to be a great occasion for families to get together and enjoy each others company.  Jodi has displayed table allocation sheets in the school foyer, and the Parents and Friends Committee have asked that once you have organised your table, or would like to be placed on a table that you fill in the table allocation sheets.

Amelia has set up the Trybooking link which is now active for the Dinner Dance for online bookings and is

It's important all bookings are entered online as that will provide a full attendance list (including special dietary requirements) that we can use on the night.

School Board

Our School Board plays a very important role within our school community, in particular, providing me with feedback, ideas and initiatives,  that improve aspects of our school and our student's school life. It is also a group of stakeholders, that I have an accountability to as the principal of our school. We have three members of our board (whose contributions I will acknowledge at the end of the year) who will be moving on next year as their children will be commencing secondary school. If you are interested in joining the School Board please do not hesitate to see me over the coming weeks. We meet twice a term and members only need to be passionate about children, and their education.

Parents and Friend's Meeting

Our next Parents and Friend's meeting will be held in the staff room on Friday 18th October at 9.00am. As always, all parents are warmly welcomed to attend.


Yours sincerely,

Mark Tierney


Deputy Principal / Religious Education News 

October is Walk To School Month

                    Every October, Walk to School encourages Victorian primary school kids to walk, ride or scoot to and from school. It’s a great way to help students learn healthy habits and achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity, every day. Along with the health benefits, active travel options to and from school reduces traffic congestion, saves on parking and helps the environment. So it’s great for the entire school

Year 6 2019 Graduation

Monday December 16th at 7:00pm at Sacred Heart Church.

Special Events  

Sacred Heart – Celebrates 105 Years

Do you have past or present connections with Sacred Heart Parish?

On Saturday 26th October 2019, at 7pm, we are celebrating with:

A Family Dinner Dance  


At Sacred Heart Hall, 85 David Street Preston

Buffet Dinner, Raffle/Trivia/and Fun Events

Band: Sentimental Journey


Adults:$35,Pensioners/Concessions $25

Children 5-12 $15, Children under 5 free

Soft Drinks provided, BYO Alcohol


Form a table: with family, friends or individually.

Tickets on Sale from now.

RSVP by 16th October

Contact Mary 0422891324 or Jennifer 0416 010203

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Classroom News 

Year 5/6 News

Royal Botanic Gardens excursion

On Monday October 7th, the Year 5/6s went to the Royal Botanical Gardens for our inquiry unit about ‘Wellbeing’. Our guides showed us the botanical gardens and their names were Kim and Jason. First we walked around the botanical gardens, some main places we walked to was the rainforest, the herb garden and the pond. At the herb garden we made this ball that had flower petals and lavender and it smelled nice. Later on we split up into small groups and did some fun activities such as mediation, reading a book, sketching and exercising/stretching.

By Emily, Jaskirat and Jacob.


Today on the 7th of October, the 5/6's went to the Royal Botanic Gardens to start our new inquiry topic (our wellbeing). Our guide Jason showed us around the garden, we looked at different types of herbs, trees, and flowers. We were shown how to make potpourri bags, by putting aromatic flowers such as rose petals and lavender into a pouch. He also showed us calming places around the garden where people would meditate or enjoy the space around them, He told us that being around nature makes us feel better. By Lilly 


On the 7th October, the Year 5/6s went on an excursion to the Botanical Gardens. We learnt about caring for our wellbeing, when we are stressed Jason gave u tips about using plants that can help us calm down. We also made a potpourri bags, we put roses and lavender in it, so when we are stressed we can smell it. By Jaskaran


Dates to Remember  

Term 4 - 7th October - 18th December


7th October - Monday

Term 4 commences

Y5/6 Excursion - Health and Well Being in Nature

11th October - Friday 7.00pm 

Blessing of the Pets Liturgy 

14th October - Monday 9 - 11am 

Year 3/4 Inquiry Showcase

15th October - Tuesday 

Year Prep 2020 Information Night

18th October - Friday 

Year 3/4 Excursion 

21st October - Monday  9am - 10am

Year Prep 2020 Transition No. 2

28th October - Monday  10am - 11am

Year Prep 2020 Transition No. 3



15th November - Friday 

Dinner Dance 

21st November - Thursday 

Music from the Heart CD Launch

26th November - Tuesday

School Closures Day - Planning for 2020

School Year


16th December - Monday

Year 6 Graduation

17th December - Tuesday 

Year 6 Funday 

18th December - Wednesday 3:30pm 

Last Day Term 4.

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Out of Hours School Care by Extend 


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What’s Been Happening?

This term for our enrichment program (where we learn a skill over time) we will be learning about different cultures and cooking some unique cuisines. 


This week our focus was French and we made some yummy crepes! Delicieux!


We will be doing lots of healthy baking as requested at the end of last term. As well as making an exploding volcano!!! 


A very sour experiment we did this week was putting an egg into a jar with vinegar. I wonder what will happen...



Next week's activities!…


Science-Magicalcolour changing coins



Science-The egg DROP challenge!



Cooking-Healthy smoothie making




 Sport-Skipping challenge



Edible squishy creations


Enrol and book now:


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