- Principal's Report
- St Joseph's Prayer
- Office News
- Weekly Upcoming Events
- 2020 Class Requirements List/BYOD
- 2020 School Fees
- School Counsellor
- Kindergarten Rest Days
- Lost Property
- Christmas Gifting
- End of Year Mass & Awards Presentation
- 2020 School Leaders
- THANK YOU - End of Year Awards Sponsors
- Sport News - Archidocese of Canberra Goulburn Representative Trials, Championships or Carnivals.
- Carols by Candlelight
- Community Council News
- Tumut Takes2
- Pool Reward Day
- Girls Uniform Update
- Library Books
- Costumes - End of Year Play
- Parish News
- St Joseph's Calendar
- Notice Board
Yay, we have made it to the end of the year!!!!! As I said at our end of year mass and awards presentation, it has been a busy year, but also a very productive one. A huge thank you for your continued support of our school and most importantly your child’s education.
Special mention to all my wonderful helpers last Thursday that moved the piano, shelves, bookshelves, books and TV’s and then put the shelves back together. It has really made a huge difference and we are now able to put everything where it should be ready for the next school year. Also to our wonderful parents who came in early to slice lettuce and tomatoes, buns, to cook the bbq, those that cooked yummy cakes and slices and then who stayed behind to help pack up and clean up, your help and generosity is much appreciated.
Next year for 2020 there will be three classes – a K/1 which will be taught by Miss Stacey Braun, a 2/3/4 which will be taught By Miss Jessica Soulsby, and a 5/6 which will be taught by Mrs Kerrie Dean. Mrs Liz Murray will continue to be the LNAP teacher and she will work in both the K/1 room and the 2/3/4 classroom. Mrs Leanne Turnbull will continue to be our Classroom Support Assistant, Mrs Catherine Anderson will continue as Learning Support Teacher and Mrs Michelle Crampton and Mrs Margaret Reynolds will hold their same hours. Mrs Catherine Parker will also continue in her part-time role. This week we are advertising for a school chaplain and another classroom support assistant.
Class requirements have been sent out and all of these items should be brought back to school when your child begins in 2020 – Wednesday 29th January Yr 1 – 6, Thursday 30 th January Kindergarten.
This will be the last newsletter for the year. Wishing you all the best for Christmas and New Year.
Please keep an eye out in the holidays for any important dates coming up in 2020, they will be on our school website calendar and the facebook page.
Please also remember to forward us any new contact details, mobile numbers, emails etc for the new school year so we can keep you up to date.
|Week 10 - 16th Dec-18th Dec|
|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|
|Week 2 - 3rd Feb - 7th Feb|
|Wed 5th:||Kinder Rest Day|
|Thurs 6th:||Swimming Carnival - K-6|
|December||Mark Pearce Family||Whipper snipping|
|Julian Roche Family||mowing|
|Will Reynolds Family||whipper snipping|
|Holiday Watering Roster
Thank you to everyone who is going to do watering, mowing, spraying, whipper snipping in the holidays, it's great to keep on top of the grounds maintenance so it does not become such a big job at the beginning of the year. It also keeps the school looking nice during the break.
Last week, class requirements lists were sent out via email for 2020. Please find them following, if you have any queries please contact the school. Just click on the link to download.
Also the BYOD details for 2020 Years 2-6.
As a result of our new class structure for next year, the current Year One and Year Two students will need a device for 2020. The requirements that the school suggests are that the device has a good battery life, wireless wi-fi and the preference would be for a laptop or chrome book rather than a tablet. Somewhere in the middle price range – not cheap and nasty but not top of the line as there really is not a need to spend a lot of money. Windows 10 S machines can be troublesome, however it is suggested that Google chrome is the browser for your device.
If purchasing a laptop for your child is going to place financial pressure on the family, we ask that you contact Mrs Beavan to discuss. There will be chrome books available for students to use until such time a laptop can be purchased.
Please let me know if you have any queries about this, happy to help out.
In 2020 there will be a new structure to the fees.
Currently the fee structure is as follows:
|CE Tuititon Fee|
|The new fee structure in 2020 is as follows:
|2020||1 child||2 children||3 children|
|CE Tuition Fee per family||$320.00||$320.00||$320.00|
|School Resource Fee per family||$180.00||$180.00||$180.00|
|Student Resource Fee per student||$35.00||$65.00||$95.00|
|Fees per Term per Family||$535.00||$565.00||$595.00|
CE Tuition Fee
School Resource Fee - combination of Cleaning, Maintenance, Utility, Student Resource Fee - combination of ICT Fee and Resource Fee
* in 2020 the CE tuition fee increases from $308.00 to $320.00
* in 2020 the school resource and student resource fee has increase of less than 3%
St Joseph's will continue to have the school Counsellor visiting next year. If you would like your child to see the Counsellor in 2020 please fill out the following referral form and return next year (this applies to existing and new student referrals). First visit at this stage will be week 2. Any queries please contact Kirsty or the office.
Kindergarten will commence on Thursday 30th January 2020.
They will have rest days on Wednesdays for the month of February and commence full weeks Monday 2nd March. If you have any queries please contact the office.
Wednesday 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th.
St Joseph's finished the year with a lovely mass and awards presentation last Thursday. Thank you to all our families who came along to celebrate the wonderful year with the students. Year 6 of 2019 was farewelled and we wish them the all the best as they embark on the next chapter of their schooling. We certainly will miss you all. Congratulations went to all the students at St Joseph's and we congratulate those students who were awarded end of year awards.
Last week at our Awards Presentation the Year 6 leaders for 2020 were announced. Congratulations to all the students on presenting such great speeches and we look forward to you guiding the rest of the St Joseph's students through 2020.
School Captains: Eliza Roche and Hugh Reynolds
Media Leaders: Matilda Carmody and Gypsy McDonnell
Environmental Leaders: Spencer Radford and Archie Corbett
Sports Captains: Ted Pearce and Jack Robson
St Joseph's would like to thank the following sponsors for their very generous support of our Awards Presentation.
Snowy Valley Council, Bendigo Bank, John Murray family, Tumut Lions Club, Robert and Denise Beavan, Adelong Tennis Club, Snowy Hydro, Neil and Doreen Hughes, Adelong S&C Volunteer Group and Adelong View Club.
Following are further details on how to register a parent account with the Catholic Schools NSW Sport.
We also suggest you like the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Sport on facebook to keep up to date with any upcoming sports.
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.
Carols by Candlelight was a lovely night and we would like to thanks St Joseph's students for representing the school with their lovely singing. Thanks to Mrs Dean and Will Reynolds for helping out on the night.
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 tomorrow night Tuesday 17th December, at the end of year play. Thanks to Lauren & Paul Roche for the generous prize donation of a dressed lamb.
Tumut Takes2 Fundraiser calendars have arrived and will be distributed this week. Calendars will be available for purchase tomorrow night at the play.
Further fundraisers will happen in 2020 with the Tumut Takes2 show happening on the June long weekend. So please keep the date free and come along to support Andrew as he channels his 'inner Elvis'!
St Joseph's will have tickets for purchase once available.
St Joseph's students enjoying a Reward Day at the Adelong Pool today, well done everyone you certainly deserved a reward after all your hardwork throughout the year. More photos on our facebook page.
An update from last week, details have changed:
Swans have had some difficulties with the supply of both our Summer Dress and Winter Tunic in the style that we currently have. Swans have found a replacement Summer dress which is the same material/pattern as our current dress, but is a slightly different design, having buttons at the front instead of the dark blue tie. The new dresses have been ordered and will be available for purchase in late January. Swans will also have one sample in store if you would like to see the dress and/or try it on for size. Students who have the old dress, or have a hand-me-down are still able to wear these.
The winter tunic will ultimately be the same material but most likely will be a slightly different style, and this will be finalised early next year. However, Swans do have quite a bit of stock in store of the current style of tunic and we encourage families to purchase these tunics if they have the size that you need.
Thank you to everyone for returning the note regarding the wearing of sunglasses in 2020.
A decision will be made during the holidays once we have looked at the results, we suggest the children still bring their sunglasses with them next year for the first week. If a decision is made during the holidays an email will go out to notify parents.
Thank you for your continued support.
Thank you to everyone for gathering costumes for our end of year play. Students will have a full dress rehearsal at the S&C Club tomorrow and will take their costumes home for the evening performance.
- Mrs Parker
|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).