Communication

We use several important channels to communicate effectively between school and home:

  • Our weekly school newsletter, Pearce Pulse, emailed each Thursday and linked on website
  • Website and Email 
  • Facebook pages: @SHPSPearce and our closed group @Sacred Heart Parents And Carers
  • Skoolbag App: Click here for instructions
  • Many notes which require parents to sign and return are printed and sent home with your child (eldest child if one family note is sufficient)
  • Orientation Days and Information Meetings
  • Parent-Teacher Interviews and Academic Reports
  • Learning Journeys
  • Community Council Parent Forums 
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How can I have a say?

Our parent bodies include:

  • Community Council
  • KidsMatter Action Team
  • Freshtaste Committee

Contact the office for information about these bodies. Your child’s teacher is your first point of contact for most questions.

Volunteering

We welcome parent/carer/grandparent volunteers in many ways. These may include:

  • Class Parent Reps
  • Classroom assistance
  • Sport carnivals and gala days
  • Canteen
  • Working Bees
  • Excursions
  • Fundraising activities – such as FETE and Walkathon

Please note: Volunteers are guided by our ‘Code of Conduct’ and CE Parent Charter . Classroom Volunteers are asked to sign our school ‘Classroom Assistance Agreement’. Volunteers working regularly must carry their WWVP card – visit the Access Canberra website for information.

QKR! 

Qkr! by Mastercard is our preferred method of payment. Qkr! allows parents and carers to make faster, more convenient payments from a secure mobile app anywhere and at any time. Click here to log in.

School Term Dates

2019 Term Begins Term Ends
Term 1  4 February  12 April
Term 2  29 April  5 July
Term 3  22 July 27 September
Term 4  14 October

18 December 

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Sacred Heart School Times 

Teacher supervision begins *

8.30am

Morning Assembly on the blacktop (Parents invited)

8.55am

Morning Session

9.05am

Lunch Play

11.00am

Lunch Eating

11.30

Middle-Session

11.45am

Recess – Eat then Play

1.45pm

Afternoon Session

2.15pm

Dismissal

3.10pm

Duty finishes *

3.45pm

* YMCA before school operates 7.00 – 8.45am.    YMCA After School Care operates 3.15 – 6.00pm

Weekly Events 

Day

Time

Event (see calendar and newsletter for variations)

Daily

8.55am

Morning Assembly on the blacktop

Friday

9.30am

Class and Parish Masses in the church

Friday

2.20pm

School Assembly in the hall

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