Welcome to our first online newsletter. Thank you for your patience as we go through the process of changing to the new schoolzine newsletter. We will trial for term one fortnightly newsletters.
The first three weeks of term have been extremely busy and all of the children have settled into 2019 beautifully.
It was wonderful to celebrate our Opening school mass on Tuesday where we presented our school leaders with their badges and also officially welcomed our new Kindergarten students. We welcome the Bamblett (Braxton), Brown (Mitchell), Corbett (Ollie) and Pearce (Ted) families to St Joseph’s in 2019. We know that you will embrace our school community and we are so pleased that you are with us.
The theme this year for St Joseph’s is based around the concept of challenge and a lovely piece of scripture re-enforces what our focus is
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
As an LNAP (Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan) school St Joseph’s will have the privilege of working with Challenging Learning over the next two years, which is an international consultancy team who work with schools and systems to significantly strengthen student learning. Challenging both staff and students to step outside their comfort zone leads to significant growth and development. We are excited to be involved with the Challenging learning team.
Communication between home and school is of the upmost importance in order for things to run smoothly. There are many legal requirements placed on schools that we must ensure are in place. Absentee notes, permission notes, medical records all need to be correct and school must keep a copy of these. A gentle reminder that you have seven school days to notify the school of any absence your child has had. This can be done via email, phone or written note. Medical records need to be updated every 12 months and school needs to have a copy of any medical conditions that your child may have.
I look forward to another great year and working with our great school community.
School fees went out last week. Fees are due by Week 7 unless on a direct debit. Please see Mrs Beavan if you wish to discuss payment of your fees.
Last week students received details of their emergency contacts and home addresses. These need to be returned signed even if they do not have any changes on them.
Asthma Action Plan
If your child has a Asthma Action Plan supplied from your doctor or your child carries an Asthma (Ventolin) puffer we are required to have a plan on file. Please complete the following Asthma Action Plan and return to school as soon as possible. If you require a hard copy of the plan please email the office and we can send one home.
Rosters for Friday canteen and grounds roster went out last week. We also sent out a copy of the Monday Canteen Menu. If you did not receive any of the rosters, please contact the school for us to send one home. This year we have changed the grounds roster and ask that you notify the school or next family inline to mow.
|Feb 19||Maher Fam., Kapoor Fam., (Some students away at WR Swimming)||15.02.19|
|J. Pearce Fam., F. Corbett Fam., Webb Fam.||22.02.19|
|Mar 19||J. Roche Fam., MacDougall Fam., Roots Fam.||01.03.19|
|Richardson Fam., Carmody Fam., Radford Fam||08.03.19|
Our swimming carnival was a huge success and we thank parents for coming along to support and help out at the carnival. Western Region will be held in Tumut tomorrow, we wish all our students competing all the best.
This week we were very lucky to have a visit from Courtney - NRL Liason staff who shared a great clinic with the students.
The clinics are designed to help students understand the link between team work and support for one another and how that correlates with supporting and being there for our friends in the classroom and when interacting online to remain cyber safe.
Zoe Richardson Media Leader
Student spotlight is where we can get information on our school and community. We would like to see the school through their eyes. As Media Leader, I would like to see children growing in faith and education.
Today I have interviewed Alice MacDougall from Kindergarten.
Z: Alice what do you think of St Joseph’s School so far?
A: Good I like playing.
Z: What do you like playing?
A: Tennis and playground.
Z: What's your favourite activity in class?
A: Play doh.
Z: Do you like this student spotlight?
A: Ah ha.
Z: Is there was anything you could change in the school, what would it be?
Z: Are you happy you have your brother in this school?
Z: Who are your friends?
A: Lily, Zoe, Culley, Grace and Henry.
Z: Are you excited for next year?
Z: What is the funniest thing you have done at school?
A: Getting sap from the tree.
Z: Do you like reading?
A: Ah ha.
Yavenvale Bull Sale
St Joseph's are catering for the Yavenvale Bull Sale, notes need to be returned as soon as possible.
All Together Adelong
Bendigo Bank is hosting a Community Fun Day on Sunday 24th February 11am-4pm. St Joseph's has been asked to hold a drink stall at the fun day. Any helpers please let Krystal know - firstname.lastname@example.org
St Joseph's Working Bee
|Sunday 24th March, St Joseph's is holding a Working Bee at the school, keep the date free.|
Community Council Meeting
Next Community Council Meeting will be Wednesday 6th March.
World Day of Prayer
St James Church - Friday 1st March 9:30am
Each year people from different religions get together for a World Day of Prayer. This year the country will be Slovenia one of the smallest countries in Central Europe. The theme, prepared by the women is "Come-Everything is Ready!" Any queries please contact Sue Roche.
|17th Feb||Doreen Hughes||Murray Family||R Dean/T Dean|
|24th Feb||Jan Kendall||Reynolds Family||R Dean/T Dean|
|3 Mar||Jean Roche||Hughes Family||L Murray/L Roche|
This notice is from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (the department), to advise you that the department has requested that your child’s school provide a statement of addresses, in accordance with the Australian Education Regulation 2013 (Cth) (Regulation).
Individual lessons available at St Joseph's during school hours, ages 6 and up. For enquiries please phone Vanessa Hall on 0448609479.
Tumut Basketball Association
Team Nomination forms for the 2019 Autumn Competition are available from Pie in the Sky Bakery and Sportspower or www.tumut.basketball.net.au. This season the committee will be accepting expressions of interest from Kindergarten aged children. Team nominations must be submitted on or before Monday 18th February, 4pm to 6pm at Club Tumut. Any registration enquiries can be made to the Registrar, Debbie Webb on 0427647027 or through Tumut Basketball Facebook page. Further information for the upcoming comp can be found on the website.