Welcome back to Term 3. The children are back in the routine of school life again which is great.
The new outdoor heaters that the community council purchased for the weather shed have been installed and are taking the chill off the air for the children when they first arrive in the morning. We thank the community council for their continued support. A new air conditioner was installed to the front foyer over the holidays that replaced the old unit which was not able to be repaired. The other units in the school were also cleaned professionally, so everyone is keeping lovely and warm!
It was wonderful to see so many parents in the last week of term come in for parent teacher interviews. Semester one reports were a great way to acknowledge the wonderful progress that your child made. Regardless of the grade that was achieved, there is always areas for improvement and staff continue to work with all students to identify strategies and areas to improve and together they are busy setting their new goals for this term. On a daily basis teachers conference with students and together with daily conversations and assessments, teachers know exactly where students are with their learning and are continuing to challenge them to move forward. It is never good practice to compare siblings or your child to other individuals in the class, as we know that learning is individual and all children work at their own level. Thank you for recognising the great work that all of our students continue to make.
I look forward to another busy term full of fun and learning.
|Week 2 - 29th July - 2nd Aug|
|Thurs 1st Aug:||Counsellor visit|
|Fri 2nd:||Friday Canteen|
|Week 3 - 5th Aug - 9th Aug|
|Mon 5th Aug:||Radio - Jack R & Taylani|
|Wed 7th:||Rugby session|
|Fri 9th:||Friday Canteen|
|Week 4 - 12th Aug - 23rd Aug|
|Mon 12th Aug:||Kinder 2020 Parent Information Night 6pm-7pm|
|Wed 14th:||Rugby session|
|Fri 16th:||Community Council Street Stall|
|Monday Canteen Roster|
|Friday Recess Roster|
|TERM 3||J Corbett Fam., F Corbett Fam., Webb Fam.||26.07.19|
|J Roche Fam., MacDougall Fam., Roots Fam.||02.08.19|
|Radford Fam., Bhardwaj Fam., McMahon Fam.||09.08.19|
|McMahon Family - Mowing|
|Term 3||Jack R & Taylani||05.08.19|
- they arrive after 8:55am
- they leave the school prior to the end of the school day
- students are also required to sign back in if they return before the end of the day
An annual satisfaction survey of parents, students and staff will be conducted on behalf of all Catholic schools in the Diocese this term. The surveys are designed to gather feedback from parents, staff and students about our school and will be used to inform school improvement. Responses are confidential and individuals can not be identified.
The surveys will be launched via email on 29 July and close on 9 August 2019 using the email addresses supplied to the school.
Staff continued their learning journey on Monday in Temora. The day comprised of topics involving Record Keeping, Privacy and Wellbeing. On Tuesday Mrs Murray participated in a Numeracy Cluster Day in Cootamundra.
|28th July||Jan Kendall||T Corbett||Reynolds Family|
Toby makes his Sacrament of First Communion
Last Sunday was a special day for Toby Roots who received the Sacrament of First Communion.
He was joined by his family and friends, thank you to Mrs Murray for preparing Toby for the Sacrament. Congratulations Toby.
Week 5 -19th - 23rd August
The Scholastic Book Fair will run all week. Start getting your costumes ready as our book parade is on Thursday 22nd August. Come as your favourite book character.
Over the holidays Mr. Annetts cut down the pine trees that were dead in the playground. He had to use a chainsaw to cut them down. This was the first action of his new company Arbor Tech Tree co. The branches were all cleared out and the stumps removed.
The front garden was also given a revamp over the holidays by Mrs Beavan and her family. They were busy cleaning up the front garden. They mowed the lawns, pruned the roses, removed tree limbs, trimmed overgrown bushes, weeded and took all the green waste away. Our school is looking great.
By Dallas Miller and Ryan Annetts
St Joseph's have been invited to participate in the Children's Art & Craft Exhibition at the Fiveway's Studio in Tumut. We have contributed some lovely artwork that the children have worked on. The official opening of the exhibition will be held on Monday 29th July at 10:30am and will run for the week.
This term St Joseph's will participate in the Get into Rugby schools program as part of our Schools for Sport grant. The sessions are run through Brumbies, Southern Inland Rugby. This week Zac Elliott who is the Rugby Development Officer really enjoyed seeing how enthusiastic the children were. There will be three more sessions this term.
Trent Barrett Shield
In Week 6 - Wednesday 28th August students from Years 3/4 will participate in the Trent Barrett Shield at Gundagai. This year St Joseph's will field a boys team and the girls will join with McAuley.
Our Open Days for 2020 have now finished and a Parent Information night will be held on Monday 12th August.
Week 8 - 10th September - 9:30am-11:30am
Week 10 - 24th September - 9:30am-11:30am
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.
TUMUT BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Team Nomination forms for the 2019 Spring Competition are available from Pie in the Sky Bakery and Sportspower or www.tumut.basketball.net.au. This season the committee will again be accepting Kindergarten aged children. Please note that an additional Active Kids Voucher is now available for use between July and August for all school aged children.
Team Nominations must be submitted on or before Wednesday 14th August, 4pm to 6pm at Club Tumut.
Any registration enquiries can be made to the Registrar, Debbie Webb on 0427 647027 or through Tumut Basketball Facebook page. Further information for the upcoming comp can be found on the website.