- Principal's Report
- St Joseph's Prayer
- Office News
- St Joseph's Calendar
- Newsletter Survey
- Parish News
- Community Council News
- Uniform Policy
- Infants Classroom
- Primary Classroom News
- NAIDOC Celebrations
- Mt Selwyn Snow Trip
- Kindergarten Enrolment for 2020
- Sports News
- Woolworths Earn & Learn Program
- Lanterns on the Lagoon
- Western Region Literacy Cluster Day
- Parent Teacher Interviews
- Media Leader Spotlight - Year 7 McAuley Orientation Day
- Notice Board
Welcome to Week 9. We are on the downhill run to the end of term. We wish all our students who are competing at the Western Region Athletics carnival in Cootamundra all the best for tomorrow. The weather is looking good, so we hope you all enjoy your day.
We continue to keep our First Communion candidates in our prayers as they prepare for their big day on Sunday. We look forward to sharing this special day with Jack, Arthur, Ainslie, Taylani, Tom, Charlotte and Lucy.
We will celebrate NAIDOC week which falls in the first week of the holidays on the last day of term – Friday 5 July.
Term 2 has been a very busy but productive term for the children of St Joseph’s. Professor Kaye Lowe was most impressed last week when she visited our school with the standard of our children’s writing. All students have been working extremely well this term and I would like to congratulate them on the effort they put into all classroom activities as well as their positive growth mindset. It is really making a difference with the standard of the children’s work.
Have a great holiday and hopefully the children will take some time out to rest and relax after a busy term.
Term 2 will finish on Friday 5th July. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.
|Monday Canteen Roster|
|Friday Recess Roster|
|July||Brown Fam., Miller Fam., J Corbett Fam.||05.07.19|
|TERM 3||J Pearce Fam., F Corbett Fam., Webb Fam.||26.07.19|
|Bhardwaj Family - mowing|
|Term 3||Jack R & Taylani||05.08.19|
Recently a survey was sent out to families regarding our newsletter format. We ask those families who haven't completed the newsletter survey to please do so as we would like to hear what our parents would like to see and make sure we are communicating with our families.
|30th June||First Communion||First Communion||First Communion|
|7th July||Trish Roche||T Corbett||Jim Roche Family|
|14th July||Julian Roche||S Murray||Paul Roche Family|
|21st July||Doreen Hughes||B Isaac||Murray Family|
|28th July||Jan Kendall||T Corbett||Reynolds Family|
Thank you to all our wonderful parents who baked, donated produce and braved the cold to sit on the stall last week. We made over $900 which was a fantastic effort on a very cold day. Thank you to the Andrew Reynolds family who kindly donated and delivered the wood for the raffle.
This week St Joseph's students came home with their new school sunglasses which have been generously purchased by the Community Council. Changes will be made to the Uniform policy including the glasses as part of our uniform. They will be worn all year round along with hats and will keep our children sun safe.
K-1-2 have enjoyed making playdough creatures and writing a description of their monster’s appearance and personality. Next week we will see what adventures our monsters get up to in their stories.
In Maths, K-1-2 have been learning about measuring area and mass. They have enjoyed all the hands-on activities that have helped them to understand these two concepts.
Open Day - Term 2 - Thursday 4th July - 11:30am-12:30pm.
Enrolment forms are available for children attending Kindergarten in 2020. These forms are available online or at our school. There is an option to fill enrolment forms out online and it will be sent through to the school. Please follow the attached link.
Woolworths Earn & Learn program has now ended. Just a reminder to send in any stickers you may have at home into school as we will collate and send away.
Our school greatly appreciates the stickers collected as we receive valuable resources from the program.
Saturday 21 September.
“Water: Our Lifeblood”.
Thank you to everyone for sending in items for our Lanterns display. We still have a few items below we need, in particular the:
- Blue and white bottle lids (e.g. from milk, soft drink or water bottles)
- Old beads (white, blue or clear)
- Old metal watering cans or buckets
If you have any of these items at home that you do not need any more please drop them into the school.
Congratulations to our Week 8 Students of the Week Alice, Ainslie, Fred and Archie. Birthday wishes to Lochie. Thank you to our Infants students who presented their Maths class work and to Ainslie & Toby who presented some very convincing speeches.
Our next Assembly will be Week 10 Friday 5th July at 2:30pm
K/1/2 will be presenting their dance along with one group of Primary students. We look forward to seeing you all there.
Last Thursday Literacy Leaders from the Western Region cluster group met with Professor Kaye Lowe and Maree Williams at St Joseph's.
The day was extremely productive with staff discussing the latest research in Literacy, reading conferencing techniques and literacy activities to implement in the classroom.
Staff provided exemplary pieces of student's writing to discuss the 'craft of writing' and how we can continue to develop and improve each child's piece of work. All of the participants
commented on the outstanding pieces of writing I had collected from the students at St Joseph's.
A strong message from the day was that 'Reading and Writing Develop Together'. If you want to develop your writing skills you need to read, read, read!
Last Friday, Ryan, Isliah, Seamus, Anna and Zoe went to McAuley for an orientation day and all had lots of fun. We did activities like, Agriculture, Food tech, Woodwork and mini olympics. Our teachers were Mr Ellison, Mrs Greacen, Mr Turnbull and Mrs Stewart.
Ryan - I like the experience of being in the life of a high school kid. I also liked all the subjects that we did. I liked meeting the teachers and catching the bus.
Isliah - I liked the way we experienced high school. I also liked that the teachers are really nice and supportive towards all the students. I like High School because you are not in one class and you are in different classes every five minutes. I loved handball and was excited to see Jayden.
Seamus - I liked making friends, going to different classes, meeting teachers and learning subjects. I also liked the bus trip and playing with friends. The experience of high school was one of the best experiences.
Anna - I enjoyed seeing some of my old friends. I also liked meeting people and the teachers. I liked food tech because we made chocolate balls, catching the bus and overall the experience of high school was very enjoyable.
Zoe - I liked everything and anything. I enjoyed handball and the activities.
Thank you to McAuley for making our Year 6 students feel so welcome last week. They all had a great day.