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Term Dates

2023

Term 1: 31st January to 6th April

Term 2: 24th April to 23rd June

Term 3: 10th July to 15th September

Term 4: 2nd October to 19th 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 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/Alternative Play

  • Seasons for Growth

  • Anti - Bullying policy

  • Life Relationships

Times of Operation

8:45 am Teachers are available to children in the classroom.
8:50 am  School then commences.
10.50 am Morning Recess.
11:30 am Recess ends. After recess session commences.
1:30 pm Lunches are eaten with teacher's supervision.
1.40 pm Lunch play time
2.10 pm Lunch ends. Afternoon session commences.
3:15 pm Dismissal


Lunches

Sacred Heart Primary have a number of students who live with life threatengin allergies to nuts. Their food allergies are severe and exposure to these nuts could result in anaphylaxis, a potentially fatal condition that requires immediate medical attention. 

For the safety of the students we have instituted some food restrictions in the classrooms. We are ask parents/guardians to be conscientious in the selection of snacks that your child brings to class. 

In an attempt to limit the chances of these children being exposed to nuts we are request parents avoid including “peanuts and peanut products” in lunches or snacks. ‘May contain traces of nuts’ are fine for the nonallergic students to consume at school as long as they do not share food. If your child brings peanuts/peanut products to school, they will be asked to eat away from the students with the peanut allergy, wash their hands after eating and wipe down the desk surface.

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 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday by Sweet and Sour Sisters. Ordering is via a simply app on your phone.


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.

Weekly awards for all grade levels are presented in learning centres.


Newsletters

A fortnightly newsletter is published to our website, Facebook page and sent via email through our communictation tool SIMON. The newsletter contains school and community-related news.

Sunsmart

Students must weat hats in Terms 1 & 4 or whenever the Sunsmart UV Widget indicator is 3 or above.