Welcome to Week 9 – we are heading towards the end of what has been a very busy term. The children have been very engaged with their learning throughout the term and I am sure they will continue to maintain focus for the last couple of weeks.
Next term staff will participate in more Professional Development by Challenging Learning. The first day of Term 2 is a Pupil Free Day and all staff will travel to Cootamundra for an Inspirational Day facilitated by Challenging Learning. As mentioned before Challenging Learning is all about increasing the level of engagement that children have with their learning and most importantly it is about challenging both teachers and children to improve and do better.
Terms such as cognitive wobble and the learning pit are all phrases that I hope your children are coming home and talking about. They are words that students use to describe the feelings they experience when their thinking is being challenged or when they are learning a new concept or when considering new learnings and concepts that they may not understand YET. This is a good thing – the highest form of learning occurs after we have ‘wobble’ or after being in the learning pit. To encourage our children to take risks and make mistakes is a message that hopefully resonates both at home and at school.
Thank you to everyone for their assistance with returning the myriad of permission notes and bus money the last couple of weeks, certainly lots happening.
Please check if you have returned the following permission note:
- Athletics Carnival & Lunch orders (now 8th May)
- Possum Magic (2nd May - Infants only)
We will have a note going home this week for our Easter Walk and ANZAC service on the last day of Term 1 and also an Art Workshop for Primary students in Term 2.
School Fees Due
Term 1 Fees are now due for those not on a direct debit. Please see Mrs Beavan if you would like to discuss your account.
Pupil Free Day
First day back in Term 2 Monday 29th April is a pupil free day.
|Monday Canteen Roster|
|Friday Recess Roster|
|April||Campbell Fam., F Corbett Fam., J Corbett Fam.||05.04.19|
|Maher Fam., Brown Fam., Kapoor Fam.||12.04.19|
|Term 1||Spencer & Tom||08.04.19|
St Joseph's students will be holding a Music Composition Performance next Thursday 4th April at 2:10pm. They will be sharing all the great music they have been learning in music class. Mrs Parker and the students would love to see you all.
SZapp (Schoolzine App)
As part of the recent changes with our newsletter and website, we now have SZapp ready for download. SZapp allows you to stay connected with St Joseph's and to view and access school newsletters and notifications.
Download the app using the following instructions. Please note that we will be still using Email and Facebook to communicate with our parents. This will be an additional source of communication.
During Week 8 students in K/1/2 have been working with shapes. Kindergarten enjoyed making patterns with the pattern blocks whilst Year 1 and 2 played 2D shape barrier games. Matt Sexton who is a Numeracy Consultant was a great asset in classrooms passing on fantastic Maths strategies.
St Joseph's School participated in Harmony Day. It is celebrated on the 21st March every year and shows respect for the cultural diversity in Australia. In schools we celebrate inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for all Australians, from the traditional owners of the land to those who have come from many countries around the world.
The students and teachers dressed up in all bright happy coloured clothing and completed some Harmony Day activities. Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Day. Traditionally, orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect.
Student Spotlight with Media Leader Zoe
Student spotlight is where we can get information on our school and community. We would like to see this school in their eyes.
This week I have interviewed Isliah (Year 6) and Primrose (Kindergarten)
Zoe: What do you you think of St Joseph's school?
Primrose: Very fun and good!
Isliah: Great, and we get a good education.
Zoe: What do you like playing?
Isliah: Basketball and baseball.
Zoe: What's your favourite activity in class?
Primrose: I like to play Mathletics!
Isliah: I like STEM and Maths.
Zoe: If there was anything you would change, what would it be?
Primrose: If kids could be the teachers!
Isliah: A trampoline at school.
Zoe: What is the funniest thing you have done at school?
Primrose: … (couldn't think of one)
Isliah: I don't know… (also couldn't think of one either)
Zoe: What's your favourite subject at school?
Isliah: I like Maths and English.
Z: What’s your favourite book?
Z: What’s your favourite sport?
Primrose: Tea Ball!
Zoe: Do you like of Student Spotlight?
Isliah: I think it’s great.
At this stage the Cross Country is still going ahead in Tumut tomorrow, we will advise of any change to this as soon as details are available.
The Athletics Carnival has been postponed to Wednesday 8th May due to the state of the grounds at Batlow. Bus money and lunch orders will carry over to that day.
Little Champions from Wagga will be doing Gymnastics with St Joseph’s in Term 2 starting Week 2 for 6 weeks. Gymnastics will be held on a Monday and students will need to wear Sports Uniform. The cost will be covered through the Sporting Schools Grants.
Congratulations to our Students of the Week Sydney, Toby, Braxton and Culley who received awards. A big thank you to all the students for presenting great class work and our parents for coming along. We love seeing our families.
Due to the wet weather last weekend for the working bee, we have decided to list the jobs that need to be done and parents can volunteer to do them at a time that would suit them. Please let Kirsty know which jobs you are able to do.
- Garden out the front of school – weed, mulch and trim
- Remove Spider webs
- Put back drain guards – clean out leaves, spray weeds
- Gutters – clean out, get balls and rrisbees out of gutters
- Prune roses
- Weeds on tennis court – spray
We thank you for your help to keep our lovely school looking great.
Easter Egg Raffle
We are planning to do an Easter Egg Raffle and will draw it the last day of term. Details will be emailed out next week to families.
|31st Mar||Julian Roche||T Corbett||Kapoor Fam||M Reynolds|
|7th April||Doreen Hughes||S Murray||Paul R Fam||H Isaac/T Roche|
|14th April||Jan Kendall||B Isaac||Murray Fam||T Roche/H Isaac|
|Sat Easter Vigil|
|20th April||Volunteer||Volunteer||Volunteer||C Harrison/C Cribb|
|28th April||Jean Roche||S Murray||Kapoor Fam||C Cribb/C Harrison|
Easter Mass Times
Kosciuszko National Parks Discovery Walks, Talks & Tours
Tumut District Hockey Come & Try Day
Individual lessons available at St Joseph's during school hours, ages 6 and up. For enquiries please phone Vanessa Hall on 0448609479.
Adelong Falls Open Day