- Principal's Report
- St Joseph's Prayer
- Religious Education News
- Schoolzine Communication Update
- ANZAC Day
- Student Welfare News from Mrs Clay
- Kindergarten/Year 1 Class News
- Premier's Reading Challenge
- Free Books!!
- Explorer Support
- Scholastic Book Club
- Library News
- St Joseph's Calendar
- Community Notice Board
Welcome back! It has been great to see some smiling faces on the screen this week. A huge thank you to all of families. We know you are getting back into the swing of remote learning. We understand that there have been some technology issues with a few things this week, and the best way for us to rectify these is if you let us know, so we can pass these onto the IT department. Staff have already flagged some issues that popped up in this morning’s meetings on Microsoft teams. Again thank you for your patience as we work through these.
There has been lots of correspondence from school this week and whilst I understand that we can have information overload, it really is important that you regularly check your emails and stay up to date with the changes as it makes life really tricky if people do not know what is happening and when.
More information will be sent out next week regarding how St Joseph’s will transition back to face to face teaching. I know you appreciate that this is a complex issue with the health and safety of students and staff being our number one concern, vulnerable staff and students to consider and the many state and system requirements and protocols that we need to adhere to.
Have a great week,
It has been so wonderful to see and talk to our students via google meets this week. Thank you to our families for the fantastic job that you are doing with remote learning. I hope all our families are keeping well and pray that we can all be back together at school soon.
Thank you to all the families that participated in our Anzac Day activities. You were all very creative constructing poppies from a variety of materials as well as posters and wreaths. You created a beautiful tribute to honour the Servicemen and women who have served our country during war.
A Prayer of Remembrance
Lord God, help us this day to remember the sacrifice of the first ANZACs, Australian and New Zealander, and the generations of men, women and children who have died in the cause of liberty and peace.
Help us to remember those who still bear the physical and mental scars and disabilities of their service.
Help us to remember the widows, girlfriends, parents and orphans and all those who waited in vain for the return of a loved one.
Help us to remember the mateship, agony, courage and compassion of war service, but save us from ever glorifying the horror and tragedy of war.
Lord God, help us to remember.
St Joseph’s Feast Day
Did you know that St Joseph is honoured with two feast days?
St. Joseph has two feast days on the liturgical calendar. March 19th for Joseph the Husband of Mary and May 1st for Joseph the Worker.
March 19th has been the most commonly celebrated feast day for Joseph, since 1870. On this day Joseph is remembered as the “earthly” father of Jesus, husband of Mary and patron of the dying, families and the Universal Church.
In 1955 Pope Pius XII announced the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker to be celebrated on May 1st. This feast day emphasises the work of St. Joseph as a carpenter and teacher of Jesus, and in that role, the value of the human person and the work that he or she is engaged in.
As we celebrate the Feast of St Joseph the Worker tomorrow, let all of us who are gifted with the opportunity to work, remember and pray for those who are without work. We especially pray for the many men and women who have recently become unemployed during Covid-19.
Take care of each other and stay well.
- Liz Murray
Grounds Maintenance Roster
Thank you to all our families who have mowed and whipper snipped the grounds.
|Section A||Section B|
|F Corbett family - mowing||Campbell family - mowing|
|Annetts family - whipper snipping||A Reynolds family - mowing|
|P Roche family - mowing||J Corbett family - mowing|
If families that are rostered on could check on the grounds at some stage to see if it does need attending to, that would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you to the Beavan family for their work at the school in the holidays.
What a beautiful display for ANZAC Day at St Joseph's. A HUGE thank you to our wonderful families and students who made poppies, posters and wreaths to commemorate this special day.
All students have now been registered for the 2020 NSW Premiers Reading Challenge which began on 2nd March and closes on the 28th August.
Usernames and passwords are the same as previous years. Please contact Mrs Dean by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you don’t know your child’s username and password.
We have a range of books, mostly second hand, that are duplicates of books in our Library.
If you would like some new reading material at home please come and have a look. They will be in boxes in the Weather Shed.
They are yours to keep! Lots of titles to choose from. They will be available over the weekend as well.
Please use the LOOP app to order from the catalogue and any orders will be sent to school and we will organise these to be collected once they arrive.
Before Returning Library Books please could parents wipe them down with a disinfectant.
When changing books parents will need to wait in the foyer and staff member will change the book for you.