Welcome to Week 6. We had a lovely Remembrance Day ceremony on site today that was led beautifully by our Year Six leaders. A big thank you to Mrs Dean who organised this morning’s ceremony and to all students for their reverence this morning.
After eight weeks of having no land line at St Joseph’s we are very excited that our new ‘cloud’ phone system was installed this week. The phone system operates from the internet so this should minimize any further disruptions.
Our Year five students are preparing to be leaders for 2022 and are thinking about how they can use their leadership qualities to fulfill their roles next year. Over the next couple of weeks we look forward to hearing more about these qualities and what leadership role they would like to hold next year.
Staff prayer has a weekly focus at St Joseph’s and one that staff participated in recently was a daily examen. This is a prayerful reflection on the events of the day so that we can detect God’s presence and enable us to see God’s hand at work in our own daily experiences. This is a great way to focus on the good and positive experiences that happen every day. Sometimes our lives are so busy and we don’t get to stop at the end of the day and think about what we are grateful for. It is a really positive way to begin our day, or to finish a day with gratitude.
Have a great week,
Today our Year 6 Leaders led a solemn service to commemorate Remembrance Day. During the service, and in particular during the one minute of silence, we remembered the men and women who have died in wars, conflicts and peace keeping operations. We thought about the sacrifice that countless people have made in service to their country. Each student placed a candle under the flagpole as we asked God to grant them eternal rest.
What is Remembrance Day?
Remembrance Day marks the end of fighting on the Western Front on November 11, 1918.
At the time, the anniversary was known as Armistice Day, in reference to the formal agreement the German leaders signed to end the war.
The name was changed to Remembrance Day after World War II ended in 1945.
It has since become a day to remember the service and sacrifice of those who have died since World War I.
4/5/6 Religion Class
This term, the 4/5/6 class have been learning about human rights and social justice. After reading the Parable of the Sheep and Goats, the class identified ways they could be ‘sheep’ rather than ‘goats’ and choose to follow Jesus’ way. The students then chose a Catholic organisation, such as St Vincent De Paul, Caritas Australia, Catholic Mission and Youth off the Streets and investigated how these organisations promote social justice for people in need.
Here are some of the fantastic posters the students created to highlight the work of their chosen organisation.
- Liz Murray
Religious Education Co-ordinator
|Week 6 - 8th Nov - 12th Nov|
|Week 7 - 15th Nov - 19th Nov|
|Mon 15th:||Radio -Toby, Nicholas & Laura.|
|Tues 16th:||Kindergarten 2022 Orientation Session - 12:30pm-3:10pm.|
|Fri 19th:||Charlie & Harry's Yr 6 Fundraiser - Backpack Bed for the Homeless.|
|Week 8 - 22nd Nov - 26th Nov|
|Tues 23rd:||Swimming Yr 2-6|
|Wed 24th:||Swimming Yr 2-6|
|Thurs 25th:||Swimming Yr 2-6|
Grounds Maintenance Roster
Thank you to all our families who have mowed and whipper snipped the grounds.
|Oberholzer family||Rieger-Moss family|
|Andrew Reynolds family||Robson family|
|Lachlan Roche family||Julian Roche family|
This week in K/1 students have enjoyed learning new warm up games in maths such as ‘Duck Down December’ and ‘Greedy Pig’. Students are revising some of the concepts learnt earlier in the year. One of the lessons this week students were making a repeating pattern. Students chose pattern blocks to create a repeated pattern, then drew the pattern and explained it to a partner.
In Literacy our book this week was a factual text about whales. In art students completed a directed whale drawing and used water paints to create the background.
Students are looking forward to their last tennis lesson tomorrow. The students have enjoyed learning new skills and games. Thank you Birdie for coaching us.
Yr 5/6 students participated in the "My Body My Life" workshop on Tuesday. Sessions were run by the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Marriage, Family and Relationships team. We thank parents for assisting with the at home online session.
Attached is a road safety flyer with some great tips for walking together safely to and from school. Now sports are returning after school and children are walking to training etc., it's a great idea to let the school know of a change of schedule to pick up or bus routines. This ensures we know students have permission to walk to their after school training.
|14th||Jan Kendall||Liz Murray||Jan Kendall|
|21st||Doreen Hughes||Trish Roche|
|28th||Jean Roche||Sue Roche||Helen Isaac||Jim Roche|
|7th||Kirsty Beavan||Chris Harrison|
|14th||Arthur Roche||Trish Roche||Lucy Roche|
|21st||Trish Roche||Sue Roche|
|28th||M Reynolds||Doreen Hughes||Carmen Cribb||N Hughes|