- Principal's Report
- Religious Education News
- Term 3 Pupil Free Day
- Kindergarten/Year 1 Class News
- Year 2/3/4 Classroom News
- Year 5/6 Classroom News
- Awards - Week 8
- Class Dance Performances
- 2020 Census Privacy Notice
- Student Spotlight
- Kindergarten Enrolment for 2021
- Parent/Teacher Interviews
- Coming of the Light - Torres Strait Islands
- Student Welfare News
- McAuley Yr 7 Orientation (Try a Day at McAuley)
- Community Council News
- Parish News
- St Joseph's Calendar
- Notice Board
A nice chilly week this week, but we welcomed the beautiful rain.
There are lots of children who have been unwell this week so time at home to rest and recover is ideal. Please remember that it is important to keep your child/ren at home if they have flu like symptoms – to stop the spread of infection amongst students. It is the time of the year when children do get sniffles, however keeping your child at home and not spreading sickness is most appreciated.
Reports will go home this Friday for Semester One. Thank you to those parents who have already seen their child’s teacher or who have booked an interview time for next week. It would be great for every family to discuss their child’s progress, especially in light of the reduced report format for this semester.
The covid restrictions for schools will still remain in place. Complacency may be the reason why we are seeing a second wave in some states in Australia, and in light of this schools will ere on the side of caution. Any changes to protocol or current procedures will be communicated. St Joseph’s does appreciate your support in all of these procedures and protocols and it is so important to continue to keep everyone in our community safe.
Have a great week.
The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul is a liturgical feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saints Peter and Paul, which is observed on the 29th June.
Peter and Paul are two ‘pillars’ of the church. Peter the great shepherd of Christ’s flock, and Paul the zealous missionary who spread the good news and founded ecclesial communities in al parts of the world. (Taken from Liturgy Brisbane)
Peter, who was named Simon, was a fisherman of Galilee and was introduced to Jesus by his brother Andrew, also a fisherman. Jesus gave him the name Cephas (Petrus in Latin) which means ‘Rock’, because he was to become the rock upon which Christ would build His Church.
The Acts of the Apostles illustrates Peter’s role as head of the Church after the Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus. Peter led the Apostles as the first Pope and ensured the disciples kept the faith.
St Paul was the Apostles of the Gentiles. His letters are included in the writings of the New Testament, and through them we learn much about his life and the faith of the early Church.
Before receiving the name Paul, he was Saul, a Jewish Pharisee who persecuted Christians. We learn of Saul’s conversion on his way to Damascus, where he was blinded by a great light and fell from his horse. After hearing Jesus speak to him, Saul continued to Damascus, where he was baptized and his sight was restored. He took the name Paul and spent the remainder of his life preaching the Gospel tirelessly to the Gentiles of the Mediterranean world. (Adapted from Catholic News Agency)
God our Father
You give us the joy of celebrating the feast of the apostles Peter and Paul.
Through them your Church first received the faith.
Keep us true to their teaching and enable us to continue to spread the Good News.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever.
- Liz Murray
Religious Education Co-ordinator
Grounds Maintenance Roster
Thank you to all our families who have mowed and whipper snipped the grounds.
|Section A||Section B|
|P Roche family - mowing||J Corbett family - whipper snipping|
|Bhardwaj family - whipper snipping||M Pearce family - mowing|
|J Pearce family - mowing||J Roche family - whipper snipping|
Some students in Yrs. 2/3/4 and 5/6 will have their face ‘painted’ to reflect the cultural dress of their dance. Those doing the Haka will have the black ‘face tattoos’ (charcoal based) applied and those doing the Aboriginal dance will have ochre applied. All the application of these decorations will be done according to Covid protocols i.e. there will be no sharing of paints and brushes. At the completion of their performance they will need to wash themselves clean.
Due to Covid restrictions it is requested that you provide the cleaning implements that they will need. Could you please supply your child with a face washer and soap or wipes (in plentiful supply).
The students are very excited about their performances and it is a shame that we are unable to show case their efforts at an assembly. However their performances will be able to be viewed on google classrooms. More information about that is to come.
Media leaders Gypsy & Matilda interviewed the Student Spotlight this week, what will we learn about our student at St Joseph's.
This week Archie is our Student in the Spotlight.
Mum (Kaye), Dad (Frank), Jack (brother), Primrose (sister), Angus (brother).
Tell us 5 words that describe you?
Nice, kind, friendly, amazing, talented.
What do you like to do on the weekends?
I like to horse ride and campdraft.
What’s your favourite game to play at school?
Soccer and baseball.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What school are you going to next year?
St Joseph College, Hunters Hill, Sydney.
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. Dates for Open days, Orientation and Information sessions will be scheduled very soon.
Parent/Teacher Interviews are booked for Week 10.
This year we have introduced bookings through Session Keeper. Thank you to all our parents who have logged on and booked an interview time. Bookings will close Friday 3pm.
The Coming of the Light is a holiday celebrated by Torres Strait Islanders on 1 July each year. It recognises the adoption of Christianity through island communities during the late nineteenth century.
The London Missionary Society set out to convert people of the Southwest Pacific to Christianity from the 1840s. In July 1871, the Reverend Samuel MacFarlane, a member of the Society anchored at Erub (Darnley Island) in the Torres Strait. He was accompanied by South Sea Islander evangelists and teachers.
In defiance of tribal law Dabad, a Warrior Clan Elder on Erub welcomed the London Missionary Society clergy and teachers.
The acceptance of the missionaries and Christianity into the Torres Strait Islands is often credited with ending conflict between different island groups. However, Christian principles were already somewhat compatible with Islander religion. The missionaries offered a more practical advantage. Torres Strait Islanders had been grossly exploited in the maritime industry. The missionaries provided some protection and assistance to Islanders who negotiated with outsiders in the maritime industry.
The acceptance of missionaries and Christianity into Torres Strait led to profound changes that affected every aspect of life from that time onwards.
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.
McAuley Tumut are holding a 'Try a Day at McAuley' next Wednesday 1st July for 2021 Yr 7 students.
All yr 6 students are welcome to go with free bus travel to McAuley on the day. If you will be sending your child for the day, please contact McAuley on 69472000 to let them know.
WORKING BEE: SATURDAY 18th JULY - 2PM
Jobs required are weeding, pruning, cleaning gutters and general maintenance. We look forward to seeing everyone there.
St James Parish
10am Mass has resumed. There will be a sign in / sign out book and hand sanitiser available.
|28th June||Doreen Hughes||B Isaac||Murray Fam||School||Julian R|
|Roster - July
|5th||Jan Kendall||T Corbett||Jim Roche Fam||J Kuhn|
|12th||Julian Roche||S Murray||Sue Roche||Carmel Salmon|
|19th||Trish Roche||B Isaac||Hughes Fam||Jean Roche|
|26th||Jean Roche||T Corbett||Trish Roche||Paul Roche Fam||Sue Roche||Jim R|
|Roster - August
|2nd||Michael Reynolds||S Murray||Reynolds Fam||Margaret Reynolds|
|9th||Kirsty Beavan||B Isaac||Lucy Roche||School|
|16th||Liz Murray||T Corbett||Jim Roche Fam||Jenny Toole|
|23rd||Julian Roche||S Murray||Liz Murray||Helen Isaac|
|30th||Doreen Hughes||B Isaac||Scott Murray||Trish Roche||Julian R|