- Principal's Report
- St Joseph's Prayer
- Weekly Upcoming Events
- Office News
- Pupil Free Day/McAuley 2020 Yr 7 Orientation Day
- St Joseph's Family Golf Day
- Infants Classroom News
- 2020 Kindergarten Orientation Sessions
- World Mission Month
- Reading Rocks
- Parish News
- End of Year Dates
- St Joseph's Calendar
- Notice Board
A warm welcome back to Term 4. I hope that everyone had a nice break and took some time out to relax with family.
Our prayers and thoughts go out to those families who have been affected by the tragic loss of Shane McDermott. The St Mary’s community has also been saddened deeply and we would like to keep them in our prayers. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Rhiannon and her beautiful children.
I was in Sydney this week to attend my graduation ceremony. I was awarded my Masters of Education (Special Education) from Australian Catholic University, which took me some 5 years to complete and lots of blood, sweat and tears! I know that my staff will try to sneak a photo in, so I will beat them to it!! Studying whilst working full time, having a busy and active family, being a mum and trying to juggle work, family and study has been one of the hardest things I have done and probably one of my biggest achievements to date. I often use this example to the children that being in the learning pit is something that I experienced often and that you have your best learning experiences after you have been in the pit. I hope I am leading by example to our students that you never stop learning and that hard work and having a growth mindset really does lead to success.
We are hosting the Western Region Choir Festival today at McAuley. Seven schools from across the Western Region will participate and we wish all the schools the best of luck. We thank McAuley for their generosity in letting us use their school hall and facilities.
We look forward to our annual Golf Day this Saturday – if you haven’t put your name down to do a job – please do so and many hands make light work. It will be a great family day out and it will be great to see all of our families out there supporting our school. We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Jess Campbell who has been co-ordinating this event.
I will be on long service leave for weeks two and three. Mrs Liz Murray will be taking up my role whilst I am away, and Mrs Cath Parker and Mrs Clare Pearce will be relieving Liz so she can attend to her many jobs. I am sure that all will go smoothly and it will be business as usual whilst I am away!!
Have a great week!
|Term 4 - Week 1 - 14th Oct-18th Oct|
|Thurs 17th:||Western Region Choir Competition at McAuley Hall Tumut|
|Fri 18th:||Cultural Day, NO FRIDAY CANTEEN|
|Week 2 - 21st Oct-25th Oct|
|Mon 21st:||Monday canteen|
|Wed 23rd:||Rugby sports session (sport uniform), Reconciliation - 6pm|
|Thurs 24th:||Counsellor visit|
|Fri 25th:||Missions - Colour day - non-uniform - gold coin donation|
|Week 3 - 28th Oct-1st Nov|
|Tues 29th:||2020 Kindergarten Orientation - 12:30pm-3:10pm|
|Wed 30th:||Rugby sports session (sport uniform)|
|Fri 1st Nov:||Friday canteen|
|Friday Recess Roster|
|October||Roots Fam., Radford Fam., W Reynolds Fam.||25.10.19|
|November||F Corbett Fam., Bhardwaj Fam., McMahon Fam.||01.11.19|
|PUPIL FREE DAY||08.11.19|
|J Pearce Fam., Richardson Fam., Carmody Fam.||15.11.19|
|Leake Fam., Annetts Fam., M Pearce Fam.||22.11.19|
|Paul Roche Fam., Robson Fam., Bamblett Fam.||29.11.19|
|Monday Canteen Roster|
MONDAY CANTEEN: Thank you to our Mums who have volunteered to help out on Canteen this term. If you can help in week 8 and 9 please let Lauren Roche know.
Just a reminder to send in an absence note for your child if they are away from school. Our electronic roll is marked and we are mandatated to send data twice a year to the Department of Education and Training. We have just sent through our Student Attendance Data for term 3.
Any student who is absent requires an explanation as to their absence and this needs to be done within 7 days.
At St Joseph's we accept the following :
- phone call to report your child will be absent (staff member will fill out a form)
- absence notes are available from school or downloaded from our website
- sending an email to the office email
- using the SZapp absentee tab
Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.
From all the staff here at St Joseph's a huge congratulations to Mrs Beavan on your wonderful achievement of graduating this week!! We are so pleased that you were able to attend your graduation ceremony as we know how very hard you worked.
This week the students in K,1,2 have been exploring patterns. They used a variety of concrete materials to create and describe repeating and growing patterns.
The students also created number patterns that increased and decreased.
It was great to have our 2020 Kinders join us on Tuesday for an afternoon session this term.
There will be one more session this term on Tuesday 29th October 12:30pm-3:10pm. Please bring along lunch, water and a hat.
WORLD MISSION MONTH
Pope Francis has declared that October will be a special month of prayer and action to strengthen and grow God's mission and the Church.
Each October, Catholic schools fundraise for a special mission focus. This year the Canberra/ Goulburn Archdiocese aims to raise $50,000 to help cover the cost of meals, healthcare and education for children in Ghana living in 'The Nazareth Home for God's Children'.
St Joseph's will support this mission by holding a 'DAY OF MANY COLOURS' on Friday 25th October 2019.The students are invited to wear to wear colourful clothing on this day and bring a donation for the Nazareth Home.
The children will receive a set of Rosary beads where each decade is coloured to represent a different region of the world. Throughout the week the children will use the beads to pray the Rosary and participate in prayer.
Please keep Culley, Fred, Lochie and Nicholas in your prayers as they prepare to make the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
The school community and parishioners are welcome to join us for this celebration on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 at 6.00pm in St James' Church.
Alice: "26 Storey Treehouse"
The story is about Andy, Terry and Jill who say funny things and build 13 more levels in their treehouse. They have an invention called 'Edward Scooper Hands' that makes ice-cream!
Saanvi - "Friday Barnes - Girl Detective"
I like the girl detective. This is the first book in the series and I like how they tell you how Friday was born. I also like the 'Sizzling Start' that the author uses.
Charlie: "The Ersatz Elevator from A Series of Unfortunate Events"
This is the sixth book in the series by Lemony Snicket. The Daudelaires have just gone down an elevator shaft and found their friends trapped down the bottom in a cage. I find the evil schemes that Count Dlaf plans are very interesting.
Eliza: "As Happy as Here"
This book is about Evie, Gemma and Lucy who met in the hospital. The girls work together to solve a crime that Evie saw happen from her hospital window. This book is exciting, interesting and full of adventure.
St Joseph's will celebrate the end of the year with some special occasions so please mark your calendars:
7th December - Carols by Candlelight - 6pm-8pm
12th December - End of Year Mass & Awards - 12:00pm
17th December - End of Year Play - 6pm