- Principal's Report
- St Joseph's Prayer
- Weekly Upcoming Events
- Office News
- Ski Trip - 23rd August
- Working with Children Check
- Kindergarten 2020 Parent Information Night
- Community Council News
- Reading Rocks
- Primary Classroom News
- Sports News
- Book Week - by Media Leader Zoe
- Parish News
- St Joseph's Calendar
- Notice Board
A chilly end to Week 3. A really settled week at St Joseph’s which is great. There is lots of extra things happening in the next couple of weeks, with sport, public speaking and book week so don’t forget to check the school calendar.
Our community council meeting is tonight at 6pm – all most welcome to attend. The parish pastoral council meeting is next Tuesday night at 7.30 pm.
Last week a survey was sent out to all parents regarding the uniform policy. This was an opportunity for all parents to make suggestions about any changes they would like to see regarding the current uniform and to identify what parts of the uniform you are happy with. The survey results will guide the meeting that will take place later in the term about possible changes to be made to the policy. Not all families have completed their survey but currently the items that will be reviewed are the girls’ dresses and winter tunics, with the majority wanting to source a dress and tunic similar to what is already in place. The sports shirts are a 50/50 split – half the community would like the shirts to remain the same and half would like to see them updated, so if you haven’t filled out your survey please do so!
Thank you to all those students who are wearing their sunglasses during play time. As you are aware the community council has purchased sunglasses for all students to wear all year round along with their hats. The survey indicated that the majority of families were happy with this change. It would be great for all students to have their sunglasses clipped onto their case and the motto is “It’s on your face or in your case”. The children are not use to wearing them yet, however with your support it will be an easy transition. In line with the Sunsmart safety policy for Primary schools Staff and students are encouraged to wear close-fitting wrap-around sunglasses that cover as much of the eye area as possible and comply with Australian Standard AS1067.
At the end of 2019 it would be great to review the sunglasses after a full six months of wearing them both in the summer and winter months. I thank you for your support on ensuring that your child is sunsmart.
Have a great week!
|Week 3 - 5th Aug-9th Aug|
|Thurs 8th:||Community Council Meeting - General 6pm|
|Fri 9th:||Friday Canteen|
|Week 4 - 12th Aug-16th Aug|
|Mon 12th:||Canteen - Jenna, Kinder 2020 Parent Information Night 6pm-7pm|
|Wed 14th:||Rugby session, Trent Barrett practice|
|Fri 16th:||Friday Canteen, Community Council Street Stall, Todd Woodbridge Cup - Tumut, Assembly|
|Week 5 - 19th Aug-23rd Aug|
|Mon 19th:||Canteen - Nicki, Book Week Fair begins|
|Tues 20th:||Book Fair open|
|Wed 21st:||Book Fair open|
|Thurs 22nd:||Book Week Parade - 10am, Trent Barrett Skills Session|
|Fri 23rd:||Book Week Fair finishes, Selwyn Ski Trip|
|Week 6 - 26th Aug-30th Aug
|Mon 26th:||Radio: Ted & Zoe|
|Wed 28th:||Trent Barrett Shield|
|Thurs 29th:||Public Speaking - Batlow|
|Fri 30th:||Father's Day Sports afternoon|
|Friday Recess Roster|
|August||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|
Parking for parents throughout the day is in Gundagai Street, please ensure that during school hours and drop off/pick up that no cars enter the school grounds.
In the case of wet weather (heavy rain) at drop off/pick up time, parents can use the Wydham Street entrance forming a car line to drop off/pick up students at the eating area then exiting via Gundagai St.
For those parents travelling to Selwyn the costs are:
|Skiing - lift and bus:||$114 (have own ski gear including boots and skis)|
|Skiing - lift, bus, skis||$157 (have their own clothing)|
|Skiing - lift, bus, skis and clothing||$182 (hiring everything)|
Please note if you are hiring skis, I need your shoe size, height and approx. weight, these can be emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment and details must be finalised by Tuesday 13th August.
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.
We ask that this matter is treated as a matter of urgency!
Important dates for our 2020 Kinders:
Parent Information Night: Monday 12th August - 6pm
Term 3 Orientation Days: Tuesday 10th September - 9:30am -11:30am, Tuesday 24th September - 9:30am -11:30am
Community Council Street Stall - Friday 16th August
Thank you to Jim & Nicki Pearce who have donated the load of wood for the raffle and to our families who will help out on the stall for the day. We still have a fews spots that need filling, please let the school know if you can help.
|8:30am-9:30am (set up)||Andrea & Andrew Reynolds|
|9:30am-10:30am||Wendy Webb & Mel Maher|
|10:30am-11:30am||Jenna Roots & Lucy Roche|
|12:30pm-1:30pm||Janelle Wilson & Trish Wilson|
Each week we will feature students who will share books they are enjoying reading.
Laura: "Go Girl Birthday Girl"
I have just finished reading this book, about Annabelle having a birthday at the beach. It was a funny and refreshing book!
Culley: "Friday Barnes - Under Suspicion"
I am enjoying this book because it is full of mystery as Friday solves cases such as the missing microwave. The book has a lot of descriptive words.
Sydney: "Brotherland - The Outcasts"
Hugh recommended this book to me. It is about Vikings in their ships and they are training to go overseas.
Matilda: part of the "Then" series by Morris Gleitzman
The Primary Class have been learning about Government and Federation. They did a STEM challenge where Team A had to follow the rules and Team B didn’t. After the challenge students discussed why it wasn’t fair and related this to what Australia was like before the Australian Constitution was written.
Tennis - Todd Woodbridge Cup has been postponed until next Friday 16th August due to the weather. All details will remain the same.
Trent Barrett Shield - Wednesday 28th August in Gundagai. Please return permission notes. A reminder for the boys to bring their headgear, mouthguard and footy boots for practice on Wednesday.
Week 5 -19th - 23rd August
In Week 5 we will be hosting ‘Book week’. We can dress up as any book character, especially super hero’s since our theme this year is ‘Reading is my Super Power’. The parade will be 10:00 am Thursday 22nd of August. The preschool will be joining us for the parade and some activities and morning tea . Book fair will be opened for the week starting Monday 19th. You can come and have a look before and after school each day, and the children will be able to have a look at the books during the week. Keep in mind this will be finishing on Friday 23rd of August.
- Zoe Richardson, Media leader
|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|