- Principal's Report
- St Joseph's Prayer
- Office News
- Weekly Upcoming Events
- Pupil Free Day/McAuley 2020 Yr 7 Orientation Day
- Reading Rocks
- St Joseph's Family Golf Day
- 2020 Kindergarten Orientation Sessions
- Cultural Day
- Primary Classroom News
- Western Region Choir Competition
- World Mission Month
- Parish News
- End of Year Dates
- St Joseph's Calendar
- Notice Board
The staff and students have had a wonderful start to learning this term.
Challenging Learning continues to be a focus at St Joseph’s with the staff currently focusing on ‘Talk Moves and Questioning’. Staff guide the students to a deeper level of understanding through strategies such as ‘Revoicing, Restating and Reasoning’ during their lessons. The learning challenge teaches people how to learn as well as what to learn.
Congratulations are extended to Mrs Parker and our School Choir who sang magnificently in the Western Region Choir competition, taking out third place. Work on the School Play has already commenced and we thank Mrs Parker for her creative abilities writing the play along with the help of our Year Six leaders.
On Friday we look forward to celebrating Mission Month with ‘A Day of Many Colours’. Students are invited to wear colourful clothing to school and make a gold coin donation to the missions. During the day we will pray the Rosary for children around the world who need our help and prayers.
Wishing everyone a happy week ahead.
|Week 2 - 21st Oct-25th Oct|
|Thurs 24th:||Counsellor visit|
|Fri 25th:||Missions - Colour day - non-uniform - gold coin donation|
|Week 3 - 28th Oct-1st Nov|
|Mon 28th:||Monday canteen|
|Tues 29th:||2020 Kindergarten Orientation - 12:30pm-3:10pm, Book Club orders close|
|Wed 30th:||Rugby sports session (sport uniform)|
|Fri 1st Nov:||Friday canteen|
|Week 4 - 4th Nov-8th Nov|
|Mon 4th:||Monday Canteen|
|Wed 6th:||Rugby sports session (sport uniform)|
|Fri 8th:||PUPIL FREE DAY, 2020 YR 7 McAuley Orientation day|
|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.
Braxton: "Fly Guy: Sharks"
I like reading about sharks. This book has lots of pictures of sharks and information. Sharks have sharp teeth and breathe through gills.
Beau: "The Enormous Crocodile"
This is a funny book where the crocodile likes eating children! I like the part where the other animals trick the crocodile.
Riley: "78 Storey Treehouse"
I have read the 117 Storey Treehouse and enjoyed that so I thought I would read the other books in the series. I like the high security chip safe invention and the giant unhatched egg.
Spencer: "Land of Stories 2"
This book continues the story of Alex and Connor who accidentally get transported into a fairytale world. They have to save Fairytale World from an evil enchantress who comes back with thorn bushes to take over the world.
First place was a team made up of Phillip Hayes, Midge Richards, Jane Hockey and Anne Hockey
Best Junior Boy- Seamus McMahon
Best Junior Girl- Culley Reynolds and Ainslie Campbell
Longest Drive- Kurt Fifield
Closest to the Pin- Henry Roche
Best Dressed Gent- Jim Pearce
Best Dressed Lady- Jess Campbell
Best Dressed Team- PRD 1 (Trev Masters, Tommy Arragon and Rory Arragon)
Last Friday, St Joseph’s students split up into 12 groups and participated in some Cultural Day activities.
Some of the activities were African drumming, boomerang throwing, oaka painting, pat the elephant, sheep toss, Mexican dancing, Chinese writing, making feathered hats, stone toss and volleyball game.
We all enjoyed participating in the Cultural Day with the Preschoolers and Adelong Public and we thank the Pre-School for inviting us to this beautiful day. We also thank Shane and Tayleah and the African Drummer for joining us and teaching us lots of new skills.
- From Taylani and Matilda
In Maths, we have been learning about place value and learning different strategies to help us work out sums mentally. We have been learning about number patterns and working out the rule to go with these.
In Literacy, we have been looking at word rules, grammar and punctuation to help us improve our writing and spelling.
This month is World Mission Month and the whole school have been praying for the different countries around the world. We will be participating in ‘A day of many colours’ and we have to dress up in White, Red, Blue, Green and Yellow to represent these countries. We will be raising money for the Nazareth Home. Some Primary Students have organised activities for us to participate in. We have integrated this into Religion by learning about The Rosary.
In Integrated Studies, we have been focusing on Earth’s Place in Space. Yesterday we made tornados in jars. We put water in a jar and added vinegar, dishwashing liquid and glitter to this. We put the lid on and then swirled it around in a clockwise direction and it made a tornado.
- From Taylani and Matilda
Last Thursday St Joseph’s hosted the Western Region Choir Competition (WRCC). The day ran very smoothly thanks to Mrs. Beavan’s organisational skills, thanks Mrs Beavan! Thank you to Mrs Parker for all your time and effort you put into ensuring our voices sounded beautiful and in tune on the day! Thanks also to Vanessa Hall for generously donating her time and skill to accompany us on the key board. Seven schools competed in the competition; Trinity - Murrumburrah came First, St Mary’s War Memorial School, West Wyalong came second and St Joseph’s Adelong came third. Well done to the students for their great effort. Thank you to McAuley for allowing us to use their beautiful hall to host the event.
Congratulations to Culley, Fred, Lochie and Nicholas who received the sacrament of First Reconciliation last night. Thank you to Father Namora for celebrating the Liturgy and to the families, staff and parish members who supported the children on their faith journey.
During Reconciliation lessons the children learn about ‘Good Choices’ and ‘Poor Choices’. The reconciliation children talked at assembly this morning about the ‘ripple effect’, both the positive and negative impact that their choices have on others. At St Joseph’s we continue to instil in the students a sense of fairness, kindness towards others and how to show respect towards one another through our words and actions. The Reconciliation children showed us the beautiful rocks that they had decorated for their Liturgy, to remind them of the ‘Ripple Effect’ of their actions.
WORLD MISSION MONTH
On Friday we will celebrate Mission Month with ‘A Day of Many Colours’ and the Mission Rosary.
The Mission Rosary is a special form of prayer to encourage us to pray children around the world – especially the poor and vunerable. Each child will receive a set of Mission Rosary beads which are made up of five different colours, each representing a different continent: Green for Africa, red for the Americas, white for Europe, blue for Oceania and yellow for Asia. As the children pray each decade, they remember children in that continent and understand that they belong to a Universal Church that shares God’s love with our global family.
All students are invited to wear colourful clothing to school and bring a gold coin donation for the Nazareth Home for God Children in Ghana.
|27th Oct||Julian Roche||S Murray||Julian Roche Fam||C Cribb / C Harrison|
|3rd Nov||Doreen Hughes||B Isaac||Hughes Fam||C Salmon / J Kuhn|
|10th Nov||Jan Kendall||T Corbett||Paul R Fam||J Kuhn / C Salmon|
|17th Nov||Kirsty Beavan||S Murray||Corbett Fam||J Kendall / L Carmody|
|24th Nov||Jean Roche||B Isaac||Jim R Fam||L Carmody / J Kendall|
All volunteers on the church roster need to sign the Acknowledgement - Archdiocesan Child Protection Code of Conduct. This includes any reading families, mowing and cleaning. Forms can be returned to the school. This is a matter of urgency for the Parish.
(This form can be downloaded and printed to be signed and returned).
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