Sacred Heart Primary School 1 Clifton Grove Preston Newsletter

20 September 2019
Bulletin 29

Students are at the Heart of everything we do!

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

Principal News

Dear Sacred Heart Community, 

I would like to thank all our students and their families for your support of our school during this past term. Your willingness to cooperate with school initiatives and active interest in the educational experiences we present, allows our school to be always looking to improve its practices. I would like to wish all our families a restful break and hope that you can enjoy some quality family time.

Congratulations to our Year Four students who received the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time last Sunday. It was inspiring to see our church filled to the rafters with young families and older parishioners, coming together in prayer, song and reflection.

Last Friday, we celebrated our Footy Colour's Day. Our students participated in football activities organised by our student sport's committee, ate scrumptious hot dogs and then watched a netball match between the senior students and staff. It was great to see such a wide range of AFL teams colours being worn with such pride. A big thank you to mums, Jodie and Vy, for organising 130 hot dogs.

Whilst we are on the sporting theme, congratulations to our two students Sienna and Aleisha,who again represented our school and themselves with distinction at the Division Athletics Carnival last week. Sienna came first in the long jump and Aleisha came first in the 800 metres and second in the 1500 metres.

Last Wednesday our latest group of students to receive the "Sacred Heart, Good Samaritan Award" were presented at our assembly. Congratulations to Jayden (Year Prep), Amelia (Year 2), Miliana (Year 3), Amelia (Year 3), Connor (Year 5), Georgia (Year 5) and Sean (Year5) for exhibiting great personal qualities over these past four weeks.

A reminder about some safety issues that we would ask for your continued cooperation please. When parking of an evening and morning in the Church driveway, it is important to leave space for cars accessing the church car park at the rear of the church.

We again ask that students do not use the adventure playground before school. With only one teacher on duty we cannot provide adequate supervision to ensure the safety of students on this equipment. After school, students can only be on the playground if they are accompanied by their parent. Responsibility for our student's safety is then the domain of the parent.

Again have a great holiday, if your team is still in the final's race, best of luck, and we look forward to seeing you next term.



Yours sincerely,

Mark Tierney


Deputy Principal / Religious Education News 

First Eucharist Celebration

On Sunday 15th of September our Year 4 students along with students from our Parish made their First Communion. A special thank you to our Year 4 teachers : Marie, Alexandra and Belinda who prepared our students. Also a  special thank you to Sacred Heart Staff who came to celebrate with our students.

Jenny Del Prete REL



A reminder that it is important for all families to complete the CEMSIS survey by this Friday 20th September. Each family received a note with login details, It only takes 20 minutes and it provides our school community with an opportunity to have input into future directions of the school.


Special Events  

Blessing of the Pet's Liturgy 



On Friday the 11th October at 7.00pm, we are holding a special liturgy in the school grounds where we will give thanks for the love and companionship, our pets give us. Father Jan will give all the pets present, a special blessing. It promises to be a special event. 


Classroom News 

 P-2 Village News  

Spring has sprung in the gardens at Sacred Heart! The bulbs we planted in Autumn are beginning to flower - thanks to lots of rain over Winter and now some Spring sunshine. Check out the Bluebells and Daffodils in the Fairy Garden. 


Year 3/4 News 

Zion's First Eucharist 

On Sunday morning I did the same stuff. After my shower I got to put on my blazer and then me and my family set off to church. We all had a chat before the actual Eucharist. When the mass started it was mostly sit, stand, kneel, then we received the holy bread and prayed. After mass we went and got some KFC and for dinner all my family came.  Zion 


Jayben's First Eucharist

When I got to the church I was so excited that I was receiving my first Eucharist. I was getting the bread that was blessed. After that my family didn't celebrate we just stayed together as a family but tomorrow we will as a family. Jayben 


Sylvie's First Eucharist 

During the morning of my Eucharist, I woke up feeling very excited. Once I got dressed, my mum gave me a Pandora bracelet with charms on it. When I got to the church the children receiving their Eucharist lined up to enter the church. I had to do one of the prayers of the faithful and then we received the bread. After that I went to lunch and got lots of presents. Sylvie 



On Monday the 14th of October the 3/4 students will have their 'Bring Bee's back to the City' inquiry showcase between 9-11 am. Parents and guardians are welcome to come along to see all the fantastic work the students have been doing. 

Year 5/6 News

This week we presented our Inquiry learning to the school. Our topic was The Year 3040.

Jacqueline's model was impressive, especially the drawings and paintings. The stop motion video was cool. I am wondering how she drew such small pictures. By Julian Y3. 

Many teachers also commented on Jacqui's presentation, and the conversation she had with her audience, ensuring the audience understood what she had said. 


Makayla had a lot of facts and explained the project very well and had lots of pictures. By Ankita Y4

Tyson had really good animations and made the characters feel real. By Ryan Y4 


Jacob's presentation was very creative and he made me think about things that others might not have. By Thomas Y4 

Jaskaran was very confident and proud of his project. He was very knowledgeable and it showed in the way he presented his information. By Marie (teacher) Y3/4


A Week in the life of Sacred Heart School 

Prep & Year 5/6 Buddies 

The Year 5/6 classes made the game 'Operation' using a Makey Makey, boxes and copper tape. They then played the games with their Prep buddy.


Sacred Heart Good Samaritan Award winners 


Footy Colour's Day


Dates to Remember  

Term 3  - 15th July - 20th September 

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20th September - Friday 

Peace Mass with Parade  11:50am 

Last day of Term 3 - 1pm dismissal 

Term 4 - 7th October - 18th December


7th October - Monday

Term 4 Commences

Y5/6 Excursion - Health and Wellbeing in Nature

11th October - Friday 

Blessing of the Pets Liturgy 7.00pm

14th October - Monday

3/4 Inquiry showcase 9:00-11:00 

18th October - Friday

3/4 Excursion to CERES 


15th November - Friday

Dinner Dance 

26th November - Tuesday 

School Closure Day - Planning for 2020 School Year


17th December - Tuesday 

Year 6 Funday 

18th December  - Wednesday 

Last Day Term 4.

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