‘Super’ Fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy
31 Oct 2018
At the end of Term 3, the Student Representative Council (SRC) at St Bernadette’s Primary in Castle Hill put their heads together in an effort to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy research, deciding that a dress-up day could be the answer that they were looking for.
Soon after this, the plan was set in motion. Students came into school with a gold coin donation and dressed up as their favourite superheroes from Captain America through to Iron Man and Wonderwoman.
“It was wonderful to see everyone in their superhero costumes to raise money and support those who have Muscular Dystrophy,” said Emily from Year 6.
The aim of the day was to provide a fun and exciting way for students to raise awareness and fund research for this debilitating disease, a cause that is close to home for St Bernadette’s students who have a peer living with the condition.
“We all have ‘super skills’ that we can share and the students were encouraged to share their talents dressed as superheroes. We learned new skills and helped those using their talents to further the work being done to find a cure for Muscular Dystrophy,” said Melissa Beggs, Assistant Principal at St Bernadette’s.
Students shared their super skills throughout the day and taught their peers a few new skills. Year 6 students taught Kindergarten how to juggle, while other students shared their hula hoop, skipping and even foreign language skills.
“It was great seeing our school help out those who need it and learning about Muscular Dystrophy. When we raise money to reach out and help, it really shows the love we have for others,” said Marisa from Year 6.
The student-led initiative raised over $700 which will fund vital research for the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation.
16 Sep 2022
It has been an extremely busy time in Year 1 this week. On Monday, we began our Literacy learning by going into different classrooms to learn more about indigenous stories and writing responses based on these texts. We were very excited to work in new spaces and with other Year 1 student and teachers throughout the week. In Science, we have been learning about the weather and different instruments to help us track the weather. We built our own rain gauge to investigate how much rainfall we had this week. Yesterday, our buddies helped us follow a directed drawing of the Union Jack to use for our Visual Art lesson next week. We love spending time with our buddies! To cap the week off, we even got time to practice mindfulness with Mrs Coppini during RFF time to help us unwind after a busy week.
16 Sep 2022
If you are interested in becoming an altar server, St Bernadette’s Parish will have a training night with Deacon Jack on Tuesday, 20th September, at 7 pm in the church. If you are interested in attending, please contact the parish office at 9634 2622 or Melvyn at 0433 102 029. You will have the opportunity to serve at school masses and Parish masses.
09 Sep 2022
On Thursday, several Year 6 students accompanied Mrs Cooke and Mrs Floody to the Diocesan Education Mass. The Mass was held at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta with our Bishop and allowed our student representatives to gather with Principals, Parents, Religious Education Coordinators and Diocesan Priests to celebrate their role in the mission of the Church. Following the Mass, the children could engage with several agencies working in the Diocese of Parramatta to fulfil our calling as Catholics to support those in need.
08 Sep 2022
In term 3 Kindy has been learning about how symbols can be used to represent the different weather conditions we see during the year ☁🌡. We completed this interactive activity on SeeSaw.
05 Sep 2022
Congratulations to Tiana for competing in the Voice of Youth Semi-Finals today. We are very proud to announce that she won the Social Justice Award for her “Dear Santa, poor children on Christmas” speech. Well done, you have a bright future in public speaking.
02 Sep 2022
Today we had a group of 14 Children attend the Parramatta Diocesan Athletics carnival. All students did a great job and pushed themselves to do their personal best. Congratulations to all children. The Snr girls relay came 3rd Georgia came 1st in the Jnr 1500m and set a new record. She also came 3rd in the 800m. Rafael came 1st in the 800m. Emily achieved 1st in the long jump. Harry came 2nd in both the 100 & 200m. Lila came 2nd in the 100m. Abigail came 2nd in the 100m & 3rd in the 200m. Special congratulations to Abigail, who was awarded the Jnr girls runner-up overall. Congratulations to all competitors.