- Principal's Report
- St Joseph's Prayer
- Office News
- Weekly Upcoming Events
- Kindergarten 2020
- St Joseph's Swimming Carnival
- Environmental Leaders Report
- Religious Education News
- Community Council News
- Sport News - Archidocese of Canberra Goulburn Representative Trials, Championships or Carnivals.
- School Counsellor
- St Joseph's Calendar
- Notice Board
Welcome to the new school year! I would like to welcome all of our new families to the St Joseph’s community. We look forward to working closely with you as we partner together for your child’s education.
This week’s newsletter is coming out today due to the short week last week and the swimming carnival being held on Thursday.
This summer is one that I am sure most people in our community would like to forget and we need to make sure that all of our families are travelling OK. As you know there is lots of support available to our school community (and beyond) due to the recent bushfires. The first form of assistance to the children which is available is extra counsellor visits provided by Catholic Care and Catholic Education. A referral form was sent out last week, so if you would like your child to visit Melissa, please fill out the form and return it to school. There have already been some general talks and discussions led by Mel in the 2/3/4 and 5/6 classrooms and the same will happen with K/1 in the next couple of weeks. If you are at all concerned about the wellbeing of your child/ren whether it has been a direct result of the bushfires or not, please utilise this service.
There has also been the very generous fee remission offered by Catholic Education to those families who have been directly impacted by the bushfires. The criteria is that families need to be directly impacted and that there has been loss of primary residence and/or other criteria such as loss of livelihood and income source (if primary income source) through loss of livestock, business and employment. I hope to get in contact with all our families who have been directly impacted and discuss this with you further.
Our opening school mass will be celebrated next Thursday 13th February by Father George. This will be where we will officially welcome our new and Kindergarten students and our Year Six leaders will receive their badges. We look forward to seeing you all there.
Don’t forget to check the schoolzine calendar to keep up to date with what is happening in our busy little school.
Have a great week,
As we come together at the beginning of this new school year
We ask you to send your Spirit upon us, so that, as the days and terms unfold we may be always mindful of your presence and alert to opportunities to see and serve you in those around us.
Please bless the students, staff and families of St Joseph’s and help us come to know Jesus as we grow in faith together.
We ask this prayer through Christ Our Lord
We will resume our normal newsletter day of Thursday next week.
Updated contact details
If your email, address, phone numbers, emergency contact person has changed during the holidays, please let us know so we can update our records.
Last week quite a number of notes were sent home for signing regarding the swimming carnival and sport swimming sessions, asthma action plan, counsellor referral form, computer user agreements. Thank you to everyone for sending those back in, if your haven't already we ask that you please return your computer user agreements, asthma action plans at your earliest convenience. We thank you for your co-operation in this matter.
|Week 2 - 3rd Feb - 7th Feb|
|Mon 3rd:||Swimming practise - Years 2-6|
|Wed 5th:||Kinder Rest Day|
|Thurs 6th:||Swimming Carnival - K-6|
|Week 3 - 10th Feb - 14th Feb|
|Wed 12th:||Kinder Rest Day|
|Fri 14th:||Sport swimming session - Years 2-6|
|Week 4 - 17th Feb - 21st Feb|
|Mon 17th:||WR Swimming Harden|
|Wed 19th:||Kinder Rest Day|
|Thurs 20th:||Counsellor visit|
|Fri 21st:||Sport swimming session - Years 2-6|
|Week 5 - 24th Feb - 28th Feb|
|Tues 25th:||Counsellor visit|
|Fri 28th:||Sport Swimming session - Years 2-6|
There will be no canteen on Monday's for Term 1, we will re-visit this later in the term or after our next community council meeting.
On Monday's we would like to continue serving the fruit donated by Foodworks to the students at recess. However without canteen running we don't have our Monday volunteer to do this job. If you would like to volunteer to come in and cut up the fruit please let us know. It could be another weekday if the Monday is not a suitable day for you.
Friday recess canteen will start on Friday 14th Feb, a full term roster will be sent out later in the week.
|Feb 20||Maher Fam., Leake Fam., Annetts Fam.||14.02.20|
This year the mowing and grounds will be split into two sections eg; front half of school and oval etc. We will send out a new roster in the coming weeks. During the school break we had Brett Maher come in to tidy the grounds up before the students returned. Thank you to the families who kept the gardens and grounds watered during the break it is lovely and fresh. Thank you also to Joe Carmody who came in and whipper snipped. Over the holiday period the Community Council has purchased a new whipper snipper for our families to use when it's their turn.
Welcome Kindergarten 2020
It was lovely to welcome our ten new Kinder students for 2020 last Thursday. They all had a great day and so did Miss Braun!
They will have rest days on Wednesdays until Wednesday 26th Feb where they will commence full weeks. If you have any queries please contact the office.
Wednesday 5th, 12th and 19th.
We are looking forward to our swimming carnival this Thursday, the weather is looking great. All students will come to school as normal, Yrs 2-6 will walk down to the pool at around 9:15am, with K/1 students walking down at recess time.
Students are encouraged to bring lots of water, a hat and sunscreen. They will also need to bring a rashie, towel, thongs, goggles etc and packed food for the day as we will not be supplying lunch. Students can bring a small amount of money to purchase something at the canteen.
If you are available to help out on the day with time-keeping etc., that would be fantastic please let Mrs Beavan know.
Welcome back to 2020. I am looking forward to taking on the role of Religious Education Co-ordinator this year.
Staff commenced the school year with a Liturgy praying for our families, schools and community affected by the bushfires.
We are focusing on the concept of ‘Growth’ this term – looking at regrowth after the devasting fires, growth of our students in all curriculum areas and how we can nurture our spiritual growth at St Joseph’s so together we can grow in faith, hope and love.
I look forward to catching up with you at our Opening School Mass.
Community Council Meeting
Details of the next community council meeting will be sent out as soon as possible. We did have the 5th Feb as the first meeting of the year however a new date will be set and we will let you know as soon as possible.
Email details of new families
Our new families need to forward their email address through to our Community Council secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org so they can receive any correspondence forwarded out.
Minutes from Meeting - 20th November 2019
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
St Joseph's will have our school counsellor visiting again this year and at this stage during term 1 more frequently. If you would like your child to see the Counsellor in 2020 please fill out the following referral form and return (this applies to existing and new student referrals). Hard copies of the following form were sent out last week. If you have any questions please contact Mrs Beavan.
TUMUT BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Team Nomination forms for the 2020 Autumn Competition are available from Pie in the Sky Bakery and Sportspower or www.tumut.basketball.net.au. This season the committee will again be accepting Kindergarten aged children. Active Kids Vouchers can be used.
Team Nominations must be submitted on or before Thursday 20th February, 4.30pm to 6pm at Club Tumut.
Any registration enquiries can be made to the Registrar, Debbie Webb on 0427 647027 or through Tumut Basketball Facebook page. Further information for the upcoming comp can be found on the website above.