- Principal's Report
- Religious Education News
- Upcoming Dates
- Mowing Roster
- Pool Reward Day
- Community Council End of Year Raffle
- Carols by Candlelight
- Library Books
- St Joseph's End of Year Mass & Awards Ceremony
- School Reports
- 2022 Class Requirement Lists
- Yr 2/3 Classroom News
- Community Council Nominations
- Canberra Goulburn Sporting Events 2022
- Parish News
- Notice Board
It was so lovely to celebrate our end of year Mass and Awards presentation yesterday with our school community. The children did a beautiful job of presenting the mass, and our Year Six students ran the Awards presentation so well. Again a huge thank you to Mrs Murray for preparing the mass, it was a great way to conclude the 2021 school year.
Congratulations to all of the award recipients on the acknowledgement of your fantastic efforts and achievements. All of the St Joseph’s students should be proud of their progress and achievements in 2021 – your dedication to your school work and giving of your best is to be commended.
Yesterday I spoke of the new vision and mission statement that will be implemented in 2022. Much time and development has gone into the process of devising a new vision and mission statement for St Joseph’s. This will be the phased in at the beginning of 2022.
Our 2022 school leaders were announced yesterday and we are looking forward to working with them in their new roles.
Environmental leaders – Beau Miller and Mason Miller
Sports leader – Preston Leake
Well being leaders – Nate Annetts and Riley Maher
School captains – Toby Roots and Arthur Roche
This will be the last newsletter for the year – so have a wonderful Christmas break and wishing you all the Blessings of the Festive Season.
Congratulations to all the children on their wonderful participation in Mass yesterday. It was lovely to come together as a school community and give thanks for the many blessings we have received this year, as well as farewell our Year 6 class.
The Gospel reading yesterday focused on the importance of giving thanks and acknowledging those who help you throughout life’s journey. As my role as Religious Education Co-ordinator comes to an end, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Mrs Beavan for her leadership and support, and to our Parish Priests, Father George and Father Namora for their spiritual guidance.
All the staff work together so well at St Joseph’s, and this has certainly made my role as REC much easier. Thank you to all the staff for the many ways in which you have contributed to the Religious Life of the school. A special thank you to the staff that teach Religion, for the time and enthusiasm they have devoted to writing and developing the new RE units over the past two years. It has been a steep learning curve and I appreciate the hours staff have spent developing their own professional knowledge to enable them to deliver high qualities learning experiences to their class groups.
Thank you to all the students and families for your support, especially the fundraising events that focused on developing the children’s understanding of Mission and Justice. I appreciate the generosity and support you have given to a range of fundraising events, including the Vinnies Christmas Appeal.
I would like to wish all the students, families and staff a very happy and holy Christmas, and I look forward to working with Miss Braun as REC in 2022.
May the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, bring peace, love and happiness to you and your family members.
- Liz Murray
Religious Education Co-ordinator
|Week 10 - 6th Dec - 10th Dec|
|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|
2022 - Term 1
|Fri 28th Jan:||Staff PD - Catalyst|
|Week 1 - 31st Jan - 4th Feb|
|Mon 31st:||Staff PD Day - Pupil Free day for students|
|Tues 1st Feb:||Students in K-6 return for 2022|
|Fri 4th:||Swimming Carnival - Adelong Aquatic Centre, Kindergarten rest day|
|Week 2 - 7th Feb - 11th Feb|
|Wed 9th:||Kindergarten rest day|
Grounds Maintenance Roster
Thank you to all our families who have mowed and whipper snipped the grounds.
|Roots family||Robson family|
|Matt Miller family||Julian Roche family|
We are looking forward to our Pool reward day on Tuesday.
Please remember to go onto Compass and give online consent for your child/ren to attend.
If you have not ordered a sausage sizzle please remember to bring your own lunch.
Remember your rashie, sunscreen, hat, plenty of water. Students can wear casual clothes.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate contacting the office.
Carols by Candlelight will be held on Saturday evening commencing at 6pm.
St Joseph's will be singing around 7:10pm, when you arrive please find Mrs Beavan and staff to let them know you are there.
Don't forget to wear your Christmas clothes.
Congratulations to all our students who received Awards for 2021 at our end of year awards ceremony.
|K/1 English||Indiana Oberholzer|
|2/3 English||Alice MacDougall|
|4/5/6 English||Toby Roots|
|K/1 Mathematics||Bonnie Reynolds|
|2/3 Mathematics||Laura Reynolds|
|4/5/6 Mathematics||Lochie Roots|
|K/1 Religious Education||Eva Corbett|
|2/3 Religious Education||Taylor Maher|
|4/5/6 Religious Education||Culley Reynolds|
|K/1 Academic Achievement||Edward MacDougall|
|2/3 Academic Achievement||Alice MacDougall|
|4/5/6 Academic Achievment||Charles MacDougall|
|K/1 Academic Progress||Kaitlen McMahon|
|2/3 Academic Progress||Ollie Corbett|
|4/5/6 Academic Progress||Riley Maher|
|Sportsperson of the Year||Thomas Roche|
|History & Geography||Thomas Roche|
|Creative Arts||Frederick Roche|
|St Joseph's Award||Harry Pearce|
|Principal's Award||Charles MacDougall|
|Swimming - WR Representatives||Charles MacDougall, Nicholas Campbell, Thomas Roche|
|Swimming - WR Rep Small Schools Relay||Thomas Roche, Charles MacDougall, Arthur Roche, Toby Roots.|
|Swimming - WR Qualifiers||Thomas Roche, Charles MacDougall, Arthur Roche, Toby Roots.|
|Swimming - Archdiocesan Rep||Thomas Roche, Charles MacDougall, Arthur Roche, Toby Roots.|
|Swimming - MacKillop Representatives||Thomas Roche, Charles MacDougall, Arthur Roche, Toby Roots.|
|Cross Country||Thomas Roche, Cody Johnson, Alice MacDougall, Toby Roots|
|Athletics - WR Representatives||Alice MacDougall, Laura Reynolds, Thomas Roche|
|Athletics - WR Rep Small Schools Relay||Frederick Roche, Nate Annetts, Laura Reynolds, Harry Pearce|
|CE Representative - Rugby Union, Rugby League, Cricket||Thomas Roche|
|CE Representative - Rugby League||Toby Roots|
School reports are available via Compass. Paper copies will no longer be available, you will logon to Compass to access your child's school report, a paper copy can be printed at home if you wish.
Students who will be in Yrs 2-6 in 2022 will require their own device.
The requirements that the school suggests are that the device has a good battery life, wireless wi-fi and the preference would be for a laptop or chrome book rather than a tablet. Somewhere in the middle price range – not cheap and nasty but not top of the line as there really is not a need to spend a lot of money. Windows 10 S machines can be troublesome, however it is suggested that Google chrome is the browser for your device.
If purchasing a laptop for your child is going to place financial pressure on the family, we ask that you contact Mrs Beavan to discuss. There will be chrome books available for students to use until such time a laptop can be purchased. Please let me know if you have any queries about this, happy to help out.
School uniforms are available through Wendellie on Wynyard in Tumut. If you would like to place an order for uniforms in 2022 they are asking for orders to be placed as soon as possible. Orders can be phoned through on 6947 6500 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yr 2/3 finished their fantastic trash dragons last week, they did a great job and had lots of fun creating them. We have also included some great poems on 'The Colours of a Sunburnt Country' that they have been working on.
All executive positions on the St Joseph’s Community Council will be declared vacant at the beginning of the 2022 school year. If you would like to nominate to be an executive member ot the Community Council please do so in writing to email@example.com. You are able to nominate yourself, or you can nominate someone who would need to accept the nomination.
The Community Council is a great way to contribute to your child’s school and all are most welcome to nominate.
|12th||Arthur Roche||Trish Roche||Lucy Roche|
|19th||Trish Roche||Sue Roche|
|26th||M Reynolds||Doreen Hughes||Carmen Cribb||N Hughes|
|2nd:||Doreen Hughes||Sue Roche|
|9th:||M Reynolds||Sue Roche||Judy Kuhn|
|16th:||Jan Kendall||C Salmon|
|23rd:||Jean Roche||Trish Roche||Trish Roche|
|30th:||Julian Roche||M Reynolds||M Reynolds||Jim Roche|
Christmas Mass Times 2021
|Christmas Eve||6pm - Jugiong & Batlow; 7:30pm - Tumut, Gundagai & Adelong|
|Christmas Day:||8am - Gundagai & Talbingo; 10am - Tumut|
|Sunday:||8am - Gundagai; 8:30am - Batlow; 10am - Tumut & Jugiong|