- Principal's Report
- St Joseph's Prayer
- Office News
- Weekly Upcoming Events
- Permission notes
- Christmas Gifting
- Library Books
- Costumes - End of Year Play
- Carols by Candlelight
- Infants Classroom News
- Week 7 Assembly
- Yr 6 Fundraiser - Beyond Blue
- Tumut Takes2
- St Joseph's Staff support Ladies of the Land
- Girls Uniform Update
- Community Council News
- Sport News - Archidocese of Canberra Goulburn Representative Trials, Championships or Carnivals.
- Parish News
- St Joseph's Calendar
- Notice Board
It is an exciting and busy time of the year as we prepare for 2020.
I am very excited that next year our class structure will change and we will move to three classes at St Joseph’s. There will be a K/1 a 2/3/4 and a 5/6, with class sizes all under twenty students which is fantastic. At this point I am unable to say who the class teachers will be as you will appreciate that contracts have not yet been finalised and as soon as they have I will give some more details. With the exciting change comes a little bit of movement. The library will be moved into the small end of what is currently the Primary classroom and the library will be the 2/3/4 classroom.
It is a huge job to move the library (I have done it several times now!) so we are asking for a bit of a hand next Thursday after the bbq lunch. We are hoping we can get some muscle power to move the library shelves (dismantle and put them back together again) and bookcases into the classroom and hopefully move the piano. If there is anyone that can spare some time after the bbq at around 2.30 – 3.30 (it may not even take that long) your help would be greatly appreciated.
The next two weeks are extremely busy so please make sure you are referring to the calendar to be kept in the know!!!
Have a great week.
|Week 8 - 2nd Dec-6th Dec|
|Fri 6th:||Friday canteen, Swimming|
|Week 9 - 9th Dec-13th Dec|
|Mon 9th:||Monday canteen|
|Tues 10th:||Ecumencial Service - Adelong Public, Play practise at Adelong S&C|
|Thurs 12th:||End of Year Mass & Awards - 12noon|
|Fri 13th:||Friday canteen, Play practise at Adelong S&C (full dress rehearsal), Swimming|
|Week 10 - 16th Dec-18th Dec|
|Mon 16th:||End of year pool reward day|
|Tues 17th:||Full dress rehearsal practise, End of Year Play 6pm at S&C Club|
|Wed 18th:||Last day of school|
|2020 - Week 1 - 27th Jan - 31st Jan|
|Tues 28th:||Staff return for 2020|
|Wed 29th:||Students Yr 1 - 6 return for 2020|
|Thurs 30th:||Kindergarten first day for 2020|
|Friday Recess Roster|
|December||A Reynolds Fam., Campbell Fam., Kapoor Fam||06.12.19|
|Maher Fam., Brown Fam., Miller Fam.||13.12.19|
|Monday Canteen Roster|
|Mark Pearce Family||Whipper snipping|
|Julian Roche Family||mowing|
|Will Reynolds Family||whipper snipping|
As part of the St Joseph’s School Christmas spirit, we are asking families to donate an item of non-perishable food or a toy over the next few weeks. This will go to our local St Vincent De Paul who will distribute to those who are less fortunate in our local community.
Our gifting mass will be part of our end of year mass and awards and laundry baskets in the foyer will be part of our end of year mass.
Semester 2 reports will be sent home with students next Friday 13th December. If you would like to discuss your child/rens report, please contact the class teacher to arrange a meeting time.
Students will require some costumes for the end of year play, which will mainly be casual clothing. They will need to bring these items in next Friday 13th Dec and Tuesday 17th Dec for full dress rehearsals.
A note will go home tomorrow with the list of requirements, if you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact the school.
- Mrs Parker
Carols by Candlelight hosted by Adelong Pre-School will be held this Saturday 7th December in Memorial Park, Adelong commencing at 6pm. Students who wish to come along to sing for St Joseph's will need to see Miss Braun at the front of the stage prior to St Joseph's singing time (please refer to program on the night). Please wear your Christmas colours!
Thank you to Will Reynolds who is assisting Miss Braun with the children on Saturday night.
Congratulations to our Week 7 Students of the Week, Anna, Ainslie, Nicholas and Mitchell. We also had birthday wishes for Charlie, Beau, Ollie and Dallas. Premier's Reading Challenge Certificates were presented to the students that participated earlier in the year. Well done everyone!
Yr 6 Fundraiser last week supported Beyond Blue, thank you to all the students who supported the day by wearing your blue colours and having some fun with face painting and lots of yummy 'blue' morning tea! Thanks to Sydney for the initiative and Seamus for his help, it was a great day.
I will be taking on the Tumuts Takes 2 with Lenny Connolly June long weekend 2020 to raise money for our wonderful school!
So far we have a calendar on the go mostly due to the skills of Mrs Baxter, which we are hoping should be available soon! Great gift for family, friends, nostalgic ex-students! (Order forms available from the school).
We are also planning to run a Trivia night on 21st of March 2020 with a bit of karaoke thrown in. This will be the major fundraiser. I am hoping to run a charity auction on the evening. If you have a skill, service or something you would like to donate let us know! Any ideas and offers would be greatly appreciated. Contact Kirsty or myself on 0427464221.
This is a one off opportunity for us to raise some serious funds for our school through the takes 2 organisation so please jump onboard!!
Yours (oh no what have I got myself into!!) Sincerely
- Andrew Reynolds
This year the staff of St Joseph's have each supported the Ladies of the Land initiative by gifting a pamper gift box. They were delivered to the local delivery point in Tumut who were very grateful.
With the introduction of sunglasses this year generously purchased by the community council for all students, it is time to evaluate. We have now had two terms of wearing them – and I am after some feedback. Coming home tomorrow will be a note asking for your thoughts which will help determine what will happen in 2020 regarding the wearing of sunglasses.
Swans of Tumut have advised the school that they are able to order the girls summer dress. We would suggest that if you are looking at purchasing the summer dress for next year to visit Swans and order the required size prior to the end of the year.
They also have stock of all the other items in our school uniform list.
End of Year Raffle
Thank you to everyone who has been sending in their sold tickets for the end of year raffle. This will be drawn at the end of year play on Tuesday 17th December. Thanks to Lauren & Paul Roche for the generous prize donation of a dressed lamb.
End of Year Mass & Awards BBQ
The CC will be providing a BBQ hamburger lunch after the awards ceremony next Thursday 12th December. Families are welcome to bring an extra salad or a slice to go with tea and coffee. A note will go home tomorrow, to RSVP how many from your family will be staying for lunch so that we can order the right quantity of food as we don’t want to have too many leftovers.
Currently the CE is collecting an ‘Expression Of Interest’ process for students to participate in any Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Representative Trials, Championships or Carnivals.
If you would like to nominate your child/ren for the following sport trials, please read the registration information and send through your expression of interest. This is done directly with the CE, the school does not process any nominations.
Sports currently open for nomination:
AFL: Nominations close tomorrow 6th December
Tennis and Basketball
Cricket will be available for nomination, however dates have not been confirmed or open for nomination as yet. Please keep an eye on the site and any information sent to St Joseph's will be sent out via email or newsletter.
Please register your interest at by completing the Expression of interest form via the link on the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Sport Webpage: https://www.sport.cg.catholic.edu.au/nominations
You will be sent additional information for registration as it will be through the NSWCSS Website when it becomes available
|8th Dec||Michael Reynolds||T Corbett||Reynolds Family||L Roche/L Murray|
|15th Dec||Trish Roche||B Isaac||Julian Roche Fam.||D/N Hughes|
|22nd Dec||Julian Roche||S Murray||Jim Roche Family||D/N Hughes||J Roche|
|29th Dec||Jean Roche||T Corbett||Reynolds Fam||M Reynolds|
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).