St Joseph’s is very excited to be able to present Maggie Dent – Live in your Lounge Room on Wednesday 23rd September.
Commonly known as the ‘queen of common sense’, Maggie Dent has become one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators, with a particular interest in the early years, adolescence and resilience. Maggie is the author of six major books, including the bestselling 2018 release Mothering Our Boys and her 2020 release From Boys to Men. She hosts the ABC podcast, Parental As Anything. Maggie is a dedicated advocate to quietly changing lives in our families and communities. She is the mother of four sons and a very grateful grandmother.
We have been successful in receiving a grant from Catholic Care to secure this event, which we are thrilled to be able to present to our community.
The topic that we have chosen for the webinar is Real Kids in an Unreal World. Real children need real experiences with real people to grow up happy, healthy, strong, kind and resilient.
Maggie explores the 10 essential building blocks that help children build resilience and self-esteem in our chaotic, uncertain world.
We can’t change the world, however we can help our children to develop emotional buoyancy and competence by experiencing life's joys and successes, as well as its challenges and setbacks. When this is done within the safety of supportive relationships—especially in families and communities—one building block at a time from birth to 12, children can grow into being the capable, independent adults we all yearn to meet one day.
Next week more detail will follow on how to access the webinar. The concept is that you will be sent a link to access the online webinar closer to the date– and from your lounge room you can participate in the event.
I strongly encourage all of our parents to join the webinar and Maggie is very easy to listen to and really presents common sense ideas that we can all follow. I strongly believe that all of us would get something out of this great webinar keeping in mind that 2020 has been such a challenging.
We will keep you updated on when and how to access this great event.
Have a great week
Our focus for Making Jesus Real this week was recognising the qualities of a W.E.S.T. person.
A WEST person is someone who is:
WELCOMING – greets people and invites them to join in activities
ENGOURAGING – gives positive or constructive feedback or supports others when they try new things.
SAYS SORRY – takes responsibility when they have made a poor choice and apologises for hurt caused.
THANKS – a WEST person is grateful for the people and opportunities in their lives. The say thank you to others and give thanks to God.
The students worked in their class groups and discussed how they can demonstrate those qualities at school, home and in the community, The students participated in an activity to ‘Get to Know Others’ better and role played ways to be welcoming. Their challenge this week is to greet others, outside their usual friendship group and to try and say ‘Thank You’ ten times a day – both at home and at school.
Please help me to be a WEST person.
May I be welcoming to others and include others in games and activities at school.
Help me to use words of praise and encouragement with others in my class.
Help me to recognise when I have made a poor choice and be brave enough to admit my wrong doings and say sorry.
May I always be grateful for the opportunities I have been given and remember to say thank you.
I ask this prayer through Christ our Lord.
- Liz Murray
Religious Education Co-Ordinator
Grounds Maintenance Roster
Thank you to all our families who have mowed and whipper snipped the grounds.
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We need to continue to exclude any student or staff member that is displaying any flu-like symptoms, even if this is mild. Students and staff with even mild flu-like symptoms are now required to be tested and can only return to school upon a receipt of a negative test result that must be provided to the school.
All negative test results must be sent to the school office. A copy of the negative test results can be sent through to the school mobile – 0484 938 470 or email to email@example.com
For the past couple of weeks, the 5/6 Class have been looking at the persuasive techniques used in advertising. This week they had to design and create the packaging for a product and a magazine advertisement. After thinking about the purpose and the audience for their advertising, the students taught each other how to use Canva to create their designs. As you can see the results are fantastic!
As you are aware NAPLAN for 2020 was cancelled, which provides valuable data about our students progress in Yrs 3 and 5 at our school. Next week our students in Year 3 and 5 will complete a previous NAPLAN test in Reading and Numeracy online. This will allow our school and CE to gather important information again about how our students have progressed.
Media leaders Gypsy & Matilda interviewed the Student Spotlight this week, what will we learn about our student at St Joseph's.
This week Laura is our Student in the Spotlight
Dad (Will), Mum (Jess), sisters Pippa, Bonnie & Stella.
Tell us 5 words that describe you?
Funny, silly, playful, generous, helpful.
What do you like to do on the weekends?
I like to muster cattle, lamb marking and feeding the calves.
What’s your favourite game to play at school?
I like mums and dads, builders, flymoco and hide and seek.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I would like to be a chef because I like cooking.
All women are invited to participate in an Archdiocesan Women’s Reflection Afternoon which will be livestreamed to all corners of the Canberra Goulburn Archdiocese this Saturday 29th August from 2.00pm to 4:30pm. Gather with friends at home, in the parish or at school to hear inspiring talks and participate in short guided prayer experiences.
Register for free at www.bit.ly/WomensReflectionAfternoon
Enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring/text Lara on 0429 192 869
This event is hosted by the Archdiocesan Women’s Taskforce https://womenstaskforceacg.org/
Brigid Cooney Official Delegate from the Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn to the Plenary Council of Australia Brigid is a 21-year-old native Canberran. Since working on the Youth Mission Team in 2017 and 2018, Brigid has been studying a double degree in History (ANU) & Teaching (ACU) and hopes to make a difference to young people by teaching history and religious education.
Brigid will share her personal journey of discovering her own baptismal calling to intimacy with Christ and co-responsibility for the Mission of the Church. She will also explain why she put her hand up as a delegate for the Plenary Council and what she hopes will be achieved.
As well as these inspiring talks, the Women’s Reflection Afternoon will be punctuated by short guided prayer experiences lead by the following groups:
· Winniefred Rebello, Women Alive (Indian, Pakistani & Sri Lankan Catholic women’s prayer group)
· Anne Hartwell, Mothers Prayers
· Bronnie Schlager, Call to Connect
· Karen Doyle, Sisterhood National Catholic Women’s Movement
· Vikki McDonough, Christian Meditation
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The Sacrament of Confirmation
Please come along to Liturgy / Mass each Sunday in preparation for your child to make the Sacrament of Confirmation. Enrolment forms will be available to complete at the Church. If your child has not previously celebrated any Sacraments in the Parish, proof of Baptism will be required.
Lessons: Thursday 3rd September: 3:15pm to 4:15pm in the Parish House
Sunday 6th September: Father will speak to the candidates after 10.00am Mass (15-20 minutes).
Wednesday 16th September: 3.15 to 4.15pm in the Parish House
I have ordered some workbooks for the children and will asking families to help prepare their children at home.
- Liz Murray