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Term Dates

2017

Term 1: 30th January to 31st March

Term 2: 18th April to 30th June

Term 3: 17th July to 22nd September

Term 4: 9th October to 22nd December

 

Student Wellbeing

At Sacred Heart Primary School we believe in the value and dignity of each person as a uniquely gifted individual who has the right to feel safe and secure, nurtured and supported at school.
The school has a Wellbeing Co-ordinator who works with staff, children and their families to implement programs and coordinate assistance in areas of need and concerns such as behaviour, social and/or emotional development.

The co-ordinator's role is to support and empower members of the school staff in dealing with specific students and their needs.
The aim is also to establish supportive relationships between families, teachers and students whilst providing a positive school climate.
The School currently employs a student counsellor to work with children and their families. Staff or parents can make a referral to see the counsellor and discuss specific needs of a child.
The coordinator also liaises with support services such as St Vinnies, Child Protection agencies and other welfare services to assist families and our students.
Programs offered to support the wellbeing of our students include –

  • Buddy Program

  • Transition programs

  • Lunchtime Clubs

  • Seasons for Growth

  • Anti - Bullying policy

  • Life Relationships

  • Life Education Van / Drug Education

 

Times of Operation

8:45 am Teachers are available to children in the classroom.
8:51 am Music sounds with a bell ringing at 8.55 am. School then commences.
11:00 am Morning Recess.
11:28 am Music sounds on both campuses.
11:30 am Recess ends. After recess session commences.
1:00 pm Lunches are eaten with teacher's supervision.
1.10 pm Lunch play time
1:46 pm Music sounds.
1:50 pm Lunch ends. Afternoon session commences.
3:15 pm Dismissal


Lunches

Sacred Heart Primary is a Peanut Butter Free Zone. There are children in the school who are highly allergic to nuts and we ask for parent assistance in not sending their child to school with peanut butter sandwiches or nut products.

We encourage children to bring a Fruit Break to school each day. At approximately 10am children have a small snack of fruit to keep them going until play lunch at 11am. The fruit needs to be sliced and in an easily accessible container.

Sacred Heart currently offers lunch orders for students. 


Assembly

A brief assembly is held each Monday morning at 9am in the Mercy Assembly Area. Prayer and the National Anthem begin the assembly. Sports reports and birthdays are celebrated and children and staff are given general news for the week ahead.

On Friday, a second assembly is held in the multi-purpose building and is generally led by a class. This Assembly includes prayer and a representation of the work that the grade level has been currently studying. Weekly awards for all grade levels are presented at the conclusion of this assembly.


Newsletters

A weekly newsletter is sent home with the eldest child in the family each Wednesday. The newsletter contains school and community-related news. You can download a copy of one of our newsletters here.

In addition, you can have a copy of your newsletter e-mailed to you by contacting our office on (03) 5744 3339. This is a great way to ensure your newsletter will make it home safely!