Welcome to Week 5. It was lovely to see so many parents and visitors at our first assembly for 2020 last Friday. K/1 presented their work and it is always great to see how well students are progressing. Kindergarten in particular are doing so well with their writing. Adjunct Professor Kaye Lowe was in our classrooms last week, and worked closely with staff and also ran a literacy day for teachers here in Adelong. She was most impressed in particular with the standard of writing at St Joseph’s, which is fantastic.
Last week in the newsletter I mentioned about attendance and how it directly impacts on learning when we get in a regular pattern of missing school days. Punctuality is just as important and can also have a big impact on learning. As well as children missing important routines and structures that are part of every day, children need that social interaction with their peers at the beginning of the day.
We celebrated a beautiful Mass for Ash Wednesday yesterday with Fr George. A big thank you to Mrs Murray who is doing a great job in her new role as REC. The children have been thinking about what their Lenten promise might be –either giving up something they like or doing simple acts of kindness throughout the Lenten season.
Have a great week,
|Week 5 - 24th Feb - 28th Feb|
|Fri 28th:||Sport Swimming session - Years 2-6, Friday recess canteen.|
|Week 6 - 2nd Mar - 6th Mar|
|Thurs 5th:||Counsellor visit|
|Fri 6th:||Friday recess canteen, Assembly - Yr 2/3/4 presenting classwork.|
|Week 7 - 9th Mar - 13th Mar|
|Tues 10th:||Counsellor visit|
|Fri 13th:||Friday recess canteen.|
|Week 8 - 16th Mar - 20th Mar|
|Fri 20th:||Friday recess canteen, Assembly - Yr 5/6 presenting classwork.|
Friday recess canteen roster was sent out earlier in the week. Please let me know if you haven't received it.
|Feb 20||F Corbett Fam., Bhardwaj Fam., Carmody Fam.||28.02.20|
|March||J Pearce Fam., Matthews Fam., Webb Fam.||06.03.20|
|J Corbett Fam., MacDougall Fam., M. Pearce Fam.||13.03.20|
|Paul Roche Fam., Robson Fam., Bamblett Fam.||20.03.20|
|A Reynolds Fam., Campbell Fam., Oberholzer Fam.||27.03.20|
|April||J Roche Fam., Brown Fam., Miller Fam.||03.04.20|
Grounds Maintenance Roster
|Section A||Section B|
|Webb family - mowing (completed)||Miller family - mowing|
|W Reynolds family - whipper snipping||Carmody family - whipper snipping (completed)|
|Leake family - mowing||MacDougall family - mowing|
"Thank you St Josephs & St Josephs families for catering for the bull sale. Thank you to the people who make salads & slices & also to those who came to help cook & look after people on the day. We really appreciate it".
- Nicki & Jim Pearce
In the past few weeks, the 5/6 class have spent some time discussing how to challenge themselves in their learning, which included a “Diamond 9” activity where they had to order the characteristics of an effective learner and justify their choices.
For Science, the 5/6 class have been conducting many different experiments to learn about micro-organisms. They have used ipad magnifying glasses to look closely at different objects, and explored the taste, texture and odour of different types of breads. Our ongoing experiment is to watch how mould grows on different types of bread in different conditions. Some interesting results have occurred already!
Absent: Ted Pearce
It was great to see our Kindergarten/Year 1 students present some great classroom work last week. Thank you K/1 and Miss Braun.
Congratulations to our Students of the Week for receiving awards recognising their great work over the last couple of week. Well done Gypsy, Jack, Preston, Henry, Nicholas and Reuben.
We begin with Ash Wednesday (26th February) and it continues for forty days ending with Easter Sunday celebrations. Yesterday we celebrated Mass and Father placed the sign of the cross on our foreheads with ash. Lent is a time for prayer and penance. During lent we are encouraged to make good choices that show kindness towards others and help others in need. It is a time that we might ‘give up’ some food we enjoy and raise money for Caritas.
We celebrated Shrove Tuesday by cooking pancakes and completing activities in groups. The other name for this day, Pancake Day, comes from the old English custom of using up all the fattening ingredients in the house before Lent, so that people were ready to fast during Lent. The fattening ingredients that most people had in their houses in those days were eggs and milk. A very simple recipe to use up these ingredients was to combine them with some flour and make pancakes!
We enjoyed creating and eating the pancakes.
- Mrs Murray - REC
Sport Swimming Sessions
Last week of sport swimming sessions for Yrs 2-6 this week. They need to bring their swimmers to change into at school and remember to bring a rashie, towel, thongs, goggles etc.
|01.03.20||Kirsty Beavan||S Murray||Corbett Family||Trish Roche|
|08.03.20||Liz Murray||B Isaac||Murray Family||Chris Harrison|
|15.03.20||Julian Roche||T Corbett||Julian Roche Family||Carmen Cribb|
|22.03.20||Doreen Hughes||S Murray||Hughes Family||J Kuhn|
|29.03.20||Jan Kendall||T Corbett||Paul Roche Family||Carmel Salmon||N Hughes|
TUMUT BASKETBALL AUTUMN COMP.
Tumut Basketball currently have three teams in the Kinder/Year 1 Girls division and we desperately need extra players to make another side for this competition to go ahead.
At this stage we have one kindergarten girl from McAuley school and would love another five or six girls to join her and make another side so these girls can play against other girls in the same age group.
Could you please contact Jason Beavan on 0418 430 905 ASAP so we can make this happen and for the other girls already playing not to miss out.