- Principal's Report
- Religious Education News
- Upcoming Dates
- Mowing Roster
- Lost Property
- Swimming Permission Notes
- Awards - Week 7
- Yr 6 Fundraiser
- 2021 Science of the Snowy Scheme Competition
- Kids to Farms Ag Day Colouring in Competition
- Yr 4/5/6 Classroom News
- Canberra Goulburn Sporting Events 2022
- Parish News
- Notice Board
Today was a great day for speeches. We had Fred compete in the Archdiocesan Public Speaking competition. Fred delivered a fantastic speech titled What makes the world go round.
We are so proud of this fantastic achievement and for representing St Joseph’s at such a high level.
We also had our current Yr 5’s give their leadership speeches for 2022. All of the students delivered great speeches and talked of their leadership qualities and aspirations for next year. At our end of year Mass/Awards day on the 8th December we will announce our leaders’ positions for 2022.
More details will be in next week’s newsletter about the process for signing in for this event and we aim to make this as easy and simple as possible for all to QR code in and show proof of vaccination.
Carols by Candlelight is on Saturday 11th December in the Adelong Park. St Joseph’s students are encouraged to come along and participate. Level 3 restrictions do not allow the children to sing at school, so teachers will upload the carol to See-Saw or Google Classroom and it would be great if they can sing along at home.
Have a great week,
This is the last week of the 2021 liturgical year. On Sunday, Year C will commence, as we celebrate the first Sunday of Advent.
The word ‘Advent’ means ‘coming’ or ‘arrival’. Jesus is coming, and Advent is intended to be a season of preparation for His arrival. It is a season of hope and expectation.
Advent 2021 begins on Sunday, November 28th, and ends on Friday, December 24th. During the Advent season you will see evergreen wreaths set up at Mass, and on our prayer tables at school. Each Sunday in Advent, we light a candle on the wreath, which symbolises the light of God coming into the world through the birth of His son. It also reminds us that we are called to be a light to the world, as we reflect the light of God's grace to others (Isa 42:6).
Each week, a new candle is lit.
Candle 1 (violet): called the ‘Prophet’s Candle’, symbolises hope.
Candle 2 (violet): called ‘Bethlehem’s Candle’, represents love.
Candle 3 (rose): called the ‘Shepherd’s Candle’, represents joy.
Candle 4 (violet): called the Angel’s Candle’ represents peace.
By the final week of Advent, all four candles are lit reminding us that the time to rejoice has finally arrived!
The (optional) fifth candle, ‘Christ’s Candle’, represents purity and light. It is placed in the middle of the wreath and lit on Christmas Day, commemorating the arrival of the Light of the World.
Advent Resources for Families:
Families are invited to prepare reflectively for Christmas using the free online Walking Together Advent resource. Created by families for families, this home-grown Archdiocesan program will be made available in 4 instalments - one each week - including a ten minute video and downloadable discussion/reflection questions. Use it whenever suits you, alone or in a small group. Or join a weekly zoom discussion group.
Watch a 3 minute trailer: https://youtu.be/0eaQJFCNxLI
Explore the resource: www.cgcatholic.org.au/ADVENT
Join a zoom discussion group this Sunday 4pm.
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96186839540
Meeting ID: 961 8683 9540
Enquiries email@example.com 0429 192 869
Vinnies Christmas Appeal
Families are invited to donate non-perishable food or new toys to the Vinnies Christmas Appeal. These gifts will be donated to the Tumut branch for distribution to families in need this year in our local area.
The children are welcome to bring in goods and place them in the hamper located in the school foyer. This is a wonderful way for the children to experience the gift of giving to those families who may find themselves experiencing difficulty at this time of year.
Your support with this appeal is greatly appreciated.
- Liz Murray
Religious Education Co-ordinator
|Week 8 - 22nd Nov - 26th Nov|
|Week 9 - 29th Nov - 3rd Dec|
|Tues 30th:||Swimming K-6, Q & A with Kirsten Banks|
|Thurs 2nd:||Swimming K-6|
|Fri 3rd:||Swimming K-6|
|Week 10 - 6th Dec - 10th Dec|
|Mon 6th:||Radio - Sam, Lochie & Beau, Swimming K-6|
|Wed 8th:||End of Year Mass/Awards Ceremony - 9:30am, Swimming K-6|
|Fri 10th:||Swimming K-6|
|Sat 11th:||Carols by Candlelight|
|Week 11 - 13th Dec - 15th Dec|
|Tues 14th:||Pool Reward Day|
|Wed 15th:||Last day of Term 4|
Grounds Maintenance Roster
Thank you to all our families who have mowed and whipper snipped the grounds.
|Andrew Reynolds family||Rieger-Moss family|
|Lachlan Roche family||Robson family|
|Roots family||Julian Roche family|
Yr 2-6 have commenced swimming this week, we have managed to fit in one lesson.
Students in K/1 will commence swimming sessions next week.
Permission consent notes have been sent out via COMPASS and we require consent to be given for all students. Please check your Compass app and if you haven't received anything please let the office know. No paper permission notes will be sent out.
Students need to bring their swimmers with them, rashie, towel, thongs, hat, sunscreen and goggles.
Last Friday Harry and Charlie held their Yr 6 fundraiser for Backpack Beds for the Homeless. It was a fantastic day with lots of fun creating coin lines and guessing how many lollies in the jar raising $611 which is a fantastic effort by everyone. We would like to thank everyone for their generosity supporting this cause. Ainslie Campbell was the lucky winner of the guessing competition.
St Joseph's once again had quite a few entries in the Science of the Snowy Scheme Competition run by the Snowy Hydro.
Congratulations to our St Joseph's winners and runners up:
Community Choice Winners
Stage 3: Preston Leake, St Josephs, Adelong
Stage 3: Ainslie Campbell, St Josephs, Adelong
Judges Choice Winners
Stage 3: Charles McDougall, St Josephs, Adelong
Stage 3: Culley Reynolds, St Josephs, Adelong
Winners will receive a family ticket for up to two adults and two children to attend their choice of Roar and Snore at Taronga Zoo, Sydney or ZooFari Lodge at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo for one night. They will also win a virtual Q&A with Snowy 2.0 TBM namesake astrophysicist Kirsten Bank’s for their class.
Runners up will receive a STEM prize pack to the value of $250 and a virtual ‘meet and greet’ experience with one of our Red Energy ambassadors for their class.
|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|