Sacred Heart Primary School 1 Clifton Grove Preston Newsletter

05 March 2020
Bulletin 6

Students are at the Heart of everything we do!

Principal News
Deputy Principal / Religious Education News 
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


Helen Butler and Deborah Vietri Visits

At Sacred Heart, we are very aware of the responsibility all parents have entrusted in us, to provide the best education possible for their children. In an effort to always be striving for improved learning and teaching programs, we have employed respected educational consultants Deborah Vietri and Helen Butler to work with our teachers this year. Deborah  is working with the teachers in the area of inquiry, and looking at ways to make the learning experiences for our students stimulating and relevant, with an opportunity for students to pursue areas of interest. Helen is working with the staff on developing a learning and teaching methodology, that empowers our students to take more ownership of their learning. We believe these are two exciting initiatives for our students and teachers.


Ria and Friends Help the Bush Fire Victims

On the first day back at school this year, I was approached by Year Four student Ria, asking if she could have a bake sale to raise money for the bush fire victims. This week, all Ria and her family's hard work was rewarded, when she raised over $175 for those affected by the fires. Congratulations Ria and thank you to her family who supported her in this great initiative.



Very Snuggly Quilt Program for the Royal Children's Hospital.

Please see Denise's report in the Classroom News section of this newsletter, about our students being involved in a great service for the sick children hospitalised at the Royal Children's Hospital. As detailed by Denise, our students have been invited to create quilts for the children; quilts that give these children so much joy and comfort when faced with the challenges of being in hospital. Thank you Denise for organising this.



Enrolments For 2021

Enrolments for the Year Prep class of 2021 are now open. If you have any family, friends or neighbours, who are looking for a school for their son or daughter to commence their education in 2021, please let them know about our school. Our Open Day is on the 19th March. I am also very happy to take individual tours when prospective families contact the school.


Welcome Allie

Welcome to our new student Allie, who has joined our Year Prep class. Allie commenced at Sacred Heart last Monday week and like all our new students this year, has been made to feel most welcome by our students. We are very happy to have you in our school Allie


School Photos

School photos will be taken on Wednesday 25th March. Order forms will be given to all students this Friday. Please look out for these forms, as they will have all the details on how to order the photos before the 25th March. 


Parents and Friend's Easter Raffle

Our traditional Easter Raffle will take place in the last week of school, with tickets being sold after school by our school leaders. A big thank you to Stefanie Ricardo for sourcing the eggs for the raffle.


Yours Sincerely

Mark Tierney




Deputy Principal / Religious Education News 

Religious Education News

Week Two of Lent: Theme Sharing The Good News

As a family, discuss all the different countries your  extended family has lived in. Pray for all who live far away from home.  Please pray for protection from coronavirus for all communities, especially those in Asia. People living in poverty face increased vulnerability with lack of access to prevention and treatment. Pray that the church would be a peaceful presence in times of fear and uncertainty.

Project Compassion: Caritas
Let's Go Further Together!

Just a reminder that we are fundraising for Project Compassion. 100% of money raised goes directly to those in need. There will be a prize for the grade that raises the most money.

The Good Sammies

'The Good Sammies' are a group of students in Years 3-6 that are not in our school choir. Whilst students in choir provide a service of singing for our school community, 'The Good Sammys' will provide other opportunities of service.  This will occur each Thursday afternoon. If your child is not in the choir please ask them what service they are providing to our school community?

Caritas Milo Balls

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Good Samaritans of Sacred Heart (The Good Sammies) are selling Milo Balls on Friday 13th to help raise money for Caritas who will help the less fortunate. So, if you're reading this then please buy a few to help people that don't have as much as we do! Nikita and Hanna

School Closure Day Monday 7th September.

On Monday 7th September, staff will take part in a special Religious Education day where they will attend the Jewish Museum and learn about religious customs with a special tour of a Jewish synagogue. This day will provide staff with a better understanding of Jesus growing up as a Jew and will make connections between the Bible/New Testament.

Behaviour Management

In the last newsletter we shared the school rules with our school community. This week we are sharing the consequences if the rules are not followed.
As a part of normal teaching practice, teachers are expected to positively reinforce students, affirm
compliant behaviour, model school rules and be directive when needing to repeat rules or expectations.
If the school rules continue to be broken then  we follow these steps:
First warning – “This is your first warning, you need to think about your behaviour before there
are more serious consequences”
Second warning – “This is your second warning, you need to have some thinking time away
from the group”
Third warning “This is your third warning, go to another classroom”
Within the same year level or if a specialist, next year level
Time should be no longer than 10 minutes
Fourth warning “This is your final warning, go to the Principal”

Next newsletter we will outline the difference between 'thinking time' and 'time out'.

CD Launch Photos.

We have three photo orders from last year's CD launch and two orders do not have a name on them. Please see Jenny if you ordered photos and did not receive them.

Keep the Date Free: Bunnings BBQ
Saturday 18th April.

Just a reminder to keep this day free! A note will be going home before the end of term.

National Day of Action Against Bullying Friday 20th March

National definition of bullying for schools Developed by educators across Australia:
Bullying is an ongoing and deliberate misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that intends to cause physical, social and/or psychological harm. It can involve an individual or a group misusing their power, or perceived power, over one or more persons who feel unable to stop it from happening. Bullying can happen in person or online, various digital platforms and devices, and it can be obvious(overt) or hidden(covert). Bullying behaviour is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time (for example, through sharing of digital records). Bullying of any form or for any reason can have 
immediate, medium and long-term effects on those involved, including bystanders. Single incidents and 
conflict or fights between equals, whether in person or online, are not defined as bullying. 

For more information:



Classroom News 

Very Snuggly Quilt Program

Today, the students had a special guest, Josephine, a Coordinator of the Very Snuggly Quilt Program. A program, run by volunteers, who make quilts for sick children at the Royal Children's Hospital. Josephine came out to tell us how the program works and that 170 children receive a quilt, each month.  



The children had the opportunity to look at different quilts and to find out how the quilts 'put a smile' on the faces of the sick children and their families. They learnt that the quilts were  also used to tell stories and sing nursery rhymes, distracting the child from what is happening to them in hospital. 

The next step for our students, is for each child to make a block, this will consist of students using fabric markers to draw a picture on the piece of fabric. These blocks will be mixed up with some bright and colourful fabrics to make the quilt.




If there are any parents or grandparents who quilt or sew and would be interested in being part of this project, it would be much appreciated.  If you are interested in helping out in some way please let me know. 

Thank you

Denise Esposito 

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P-2 Need your help! 

If you have any old, small appliances at home and would like to donate them to P-2 'Discovery Learning Center' could you please bring them in to either Bethany, Alexandra or Ann we would really appreciate it!



In Year One/Two

We have been learning about letter writing in 1/2. Ann showed us some pictures on the IWB of how beautiful Mallacoota used to be and how burnt and damaged it is now because of a bad bush fire over summer. We were really sad to learn about the kangaroos and koalas that were hurt. We wrote some letters to the children at the Mallacoota school to show them were were thinking of them during this hard time.




Dates to Remember  

Dates to Remember 

Term 1 - 28th January - 27th March


3rd March, Tuesday - Very Snuggly Quilt Program 11.30

9th March, Monday - Labour Day

15th March, Sunday 10:30am - Reconciliation Commitment Mass 

15th March - Catholic Education Week

19th March, Thursday -  Open Day

25th March, Wednesday - School Photos

26th March, Thursday 2.30pm - Whole School Assembly

26th March, Thursday Y3/4 Sleepover

27th March, Friday - Last day of Term 1pm finish. 


Term 2 - 14th April - 26th June


10th April - Good Friday

12th April - Easter Sunday

13th April - Easter Monday

18th April, Saturday - Bunnings BBQ

20th April - 22nd April Monday- Wednesday Year 5/6 camp

27th April - Year 3/4 Excursion 

28th April, Tuesday - School Closure Day



4th May - Monday St Johns Ambulance lessons

26th May - Tuesday  7:00pm Sacrament of  First Reconciliation 

Term 3 - 13th July - 18th September


26th July - Sunday 10:30am First Eucharist Commitment Mass


9th August - Sunday 10.30 - Y5/6 Confirmation 


7th September - School Closure Day (Extend will be running on this day)

13th September - Sunday  10:30am Sacrament of First Eucharist

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Before School Care: 7:00am – 8:45am
After School Care: 3:20 pm – 6:00pm

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Science-Erupting apple volcano

Cooking-Toasted breakfast sandwiches  

Sport-Terrific Tennis

Art-Mindfulness colouring

Art-Creating a plaster fairgarden






Healthy Fruit muffins

Science-Creating edible life cycles

Rice bubble slice

Science-Testing water absorption

Science-Bread in a bag


How food colour can travel through water!





Using maths to measure ingredients!



Make some unique art and crafts and showcase your talents.




Showing great hands on skills particularly in sport and cooking.



This week we saw how steel wool reacted when we added some other super scientific ingredients! During the foam science experiment the ingredients bubbled up and overflowed! 

In before school care we loved getting outdoors and we flipped some delicious pancakes. 

Our students showed us how to make traditional nachos and guacamole! This certainly was a treat which warmed up on a cold day. We learnt different cooking techniques this week including how to rub butter into flour and how to stew apples! Wow! How glittery and sparkly were our sensory science jars.

On the last day of term 27 March we will be providing an Extend session from 1.00pm-6.00pm.


Service Coordinator
Kartia Pearson


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