A cooler start to the week with Winter officially here. Just a reminder to make sure that the children have many layers on – the mornings are quite cool. Navy jackets are a great idea to pop on when the children come out to play for an extra layer of warmth.
The Archdiocese Athletics carnival at this stage is scheduled to go ahead in Term 3. St Joseph’s will not be having an Athletics carnival, instead we will complete as many athletics events as we can during Friday sport. Regional carnivals are not going ahead at this stage.
Canberra Goulburn Touch football trials have been proposed to take place in Term 3, Week 2 Monday 3rd August.
The Canberra Goulburn BOYS cricket trial will be held in Gundagai Term 3, Week 4 Wednesday 12th August. It is parent’s choice if they would like their child to attend trials.
Have a great week.
What are the students learning about in Religion this term?
K/1 are completing a unit of work titled ‘Jesus’ Stories’. They are learning about Jesus through a range of stories in the New Testament and how Jesus’ actions teach us to make loving choices.
2/3/4 are learning about the different forms of prayer in their unit entitled “Prayer Helps, Prayer Heals’. The students have been writing their own prayers as well as learning a variety of formal prayers. Students recognise that prayer enables us to reconcile our relationships with God and with others as they discuss the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
5/6 are researching how individuals and groups have contributed to the development of the Catholic Church in Australia. In this unit ‘Australian Church’, the students look at how the first Catholics in Australia preserved their faith, mostly without the presence of priests. They will also research some key people, both religious and secular, that contributed to the development of Australia as a nation. They include James Dixon, Fr John Therry, Fr Phillip Connolly, Bishop John Bede Polding, Caroline Chisholm and Mary Mackillop.
It is wonderful to see the students engaging so thoughtfully in their Religion lessons this term.
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||J Corbett family - whipper snipping|
|P Roche family - mowing||M Pearce family - mowing|
|Bhardwaj family - whipper snipping||J Roche family - whipper snipping|
Congratulations to our students who received awards in Week 5.
During COVID-19 restrictions the chain across the front entrance will remain up. It will only be down during wet weather drop off/pick up times.
If it is raining at morning drop off or afternoon pick up, we ask that parents use the wet weather routine and drive into school grounds via Wyndham St, stopping at the weather shed to drop children off/pick up and leave the grounds via the front entrance. Buses will use this same routine.
With the easing of restrictions, the community council has scheduled a meeting for Wednesday 10th June @ 6:30pm.
Executive will meet at 6pm.
If you have any items that you would like to add to the agenda please email firstname.lastname@example.org
An agenda will be circulated prior to the meeting. Hope to see you there.
Media leader Matilda interviewed the Student Spotlight this week, what will we learn about our student at St Joseph's.
This week Nate is our Student in the Spotlight.
Ryan (brother), Kruz (brother), Mum (Ashley) and Dad (Jamie).
Tell us 5 words that describe you?
Funny, quiet, energetic, math wizard and different.
What do you like to do on the weekends?
I like to go down to Nan’s house and shoot hoops and rob her pantry.
What’s your favourite game to play at school?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
A basketball player.
Lot’s of children have been riding to school which is fantastic. This advice has been taken from the NSW Department of education website.
Until children are at least 10 years old they should ride away from vehicles and driveways. As they are learning to ride it is important to ride or walk alongside them and talk about how to be a safer bicycle rider.
Children between 10 years old and 12 years old should ride away from busy roads. Accompany your children when they are riding a bike until they are at least 10 years old. Ride or walk alongside them and talk about how to be a safe bicycle rider.
Children between 10 and 12 should ride away from busy roads.
Helmets are also a legal requirement for all children.
Well-being, Physical and Mental Health are extremely important.
5 simple ways to balance Well-being.
3. Be Present - Pay attention to whatever is taking place in the moment and watch how your mind relates to difficulty.
4. Be Open - You can always learn something new, be open learning something new.
5. Be Kind & Give - Kindness is infectious, offer help and support to others.
If you are concerned about your child/ren well-being I can be contacted on email@example.com
Enrolment forms are available for children attending Kindergarten in 2021. These forms are available online or at our school. There is an option to fill enrolment forms out online and it will be sent through to the school. Please follow the attached link.
If you would like an enrolment packs sent home, please contact the office.
St James Parish
10am Mass will resume this weekend 7th June. There will be a sign in / sign out book and hand sanitiser available.
|7th June||Jean Roche||B Isaac||Hughes Fam||Trish Roche|
|14th June||Michael Reynolds||Scott Murray||Reynolds Fam||Chris Harrison|
|21st June||Liz Murray||T Corbett||Julian Roche Fam||Carmen Cribb|
|28th June||Doreen Hughes||B Isaac||Murray Fam||School||J Roche|