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Another great week at St Joseph’s with lots of learning by both staff and students. Mrs Murray and myself were in Cootamundra on Monday attending a Challenging Learning coaching workshop. One of the key messages from the day was again regarding challenge and the path that learners can take. If learners take an easy path they will probably achieve at an acceptable level that has not needed much effort on behalf of the learner. Choosing to take on a challenge and push yourself out of your comfort zone will mean that you have a much deeper learning and higher level of understanding as a result of the discomfort or ‘wobble’ that you experienced to get there.
Too often we try to make our children’s lives easier, do things for them and get them to choose the easier road. Schools can also be guilty of this. We need to give our learners the opportunity to struggle and to wobble in order to learn and to do so will yield the greatest result. Experiencing mistakes, hurdles, obstacles and challenging situations builds stronger more resilient learners that know how to take on challenges that come before them. Something to think about – not only in the school setting but life in general!
Have a great week.
|Week 2 - 29th July-2nd Aug|
|Thurs 1st Aug:||Counsellor visit|
|Fri 2nd:||Friday Canteen|
|Week 3 - 5th Aug-9th Aug|
|Mon 5th:||Radio - Jack R & Taylani, Canteen|
|Wed 7th:||Rugby session|
|Thurs 8th:||Community Council Meeting - General 6pm|
|Fri 9th:||Friday Canteen, Todd Woodbridge Cup - Tumut|
|Week 4 - 12th Aug-16th Aug|
|Mon 12th:||Canteen, Kinder 2020 Parent Information Night 6pm-7pm|
|Wed 14th:||Rugby session|
|Fri 16th:||Friday Canteen, Community Council Street Stall|
|Week 5 - 19th Aug-23rd Aug|
|Mon 19th:||Canteen, Book Week Fair begins|
|Tues 20th:||Book Fair open|
|Wed 21st:||Book Fair open|
|Thurs 22nd:||Book Week Parade - 10am|
|Fri 23rd:||Book Week Fair finishes, Selwyn Ski Trip|
|Friday Recess Roster|
|August||J Roche Fam., MacDougall Fam., Roots Fam.||02.08.19|
|Radford Fam., Bhardwaj Fam., McMahon Fam.||09.08.19|
|Richardson Fam., Carmody Fam., Leake Fam.||16.08.19|
|NO CANTEEN - SKI TRIP||23.08.19|
|Annetts Fam., W Reynolds, M Pearce Fam.||30.08.19|
Once you have obtained your number please send in a copy to the office. We also ask that if you have a current WWWC number that you check the expiry date to ensure it is current.
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.
If you did not receive the survey via email please find attached the link below:
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.
This term our school started rugby sessions on Wednesdays. Students practised drills, kicking skills and many more fantastic fun activities. We give a big thank you to Zac for coming out to teach us rugby skills. We also learned how to pass the ball precisely and to develop some great skills. Our whole school enjoyed it very much and we are very excited for more lessons. Our favourite activity was the cone game, that the Brumbies players do as their warm up!
- Written by Sydney and Isliah
Todd Woodbridge Cup
Notes have been sent out to children in Years 3/4 with the opportunity to participate in the annual Tennis Todd Woodbridge Cup in Tumut on Friday 9th August. If you could send your note in if your child would like to participate and indicate if you could assist with transporting students for the day.
Each week we will feature students who will share books they are enjoying reading.
Henry: "I Went Walking"
I like this book because it has really good pictures of farm animals in it. I am learning to read this book by myself.
Isliah: "Grandpa's Great Escape"
This book is a comedy written by David Walliams. It is about how Grandpa escapes from the war flying a spitfire.
Sam: "Jake in Space - Robot Games"
This book is about Jake riding about in space on a jet. I like this book because it entertains me and I can imagine the pictures.
Preston: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid"
This book is funny and has a lot of descriptive words in it. I like the characters Greg & Rowley.
St Joseph's artwork looks fantastic up on the wall at the Childrens Art & Craft Exhibition at the Fiveway's Studio in Tumut. We would like to thank them for creating this fantastic exhibition and inviting us to be involved.
The Premier's Reading Challenge closes on the 30th August so any students that are participating must have their books recorded online before then. Please see Mrs Dean if you have any questions.
|4th Aug||Jean Roche||S Murray||Hughes Fam||J Roche/S Roche|
|11th Aug||Liz Murray||B Isaac||Corbett Fam||J Roche/S Roche|
|18th Aug||Michael Reynolds||T Corbett||Julian Roche Fam||J Toole/K Ambrose|
|25th Aug||Kirsty Beavan||S Murray||Jim Roche Fam||K Ambrose/J Toole||Julian Roche|