- Principal's Report
- Religious Education News
- Weekly Upcoming Event
- Mowing Roster
- Archdiocesan Swimming - Narooma
- Awards - Week 4
- Cross Country
- Kindergarten/Year 1 Class News
- Student Absence
- Playground Play
- Student Acceptable Use of Computer Facilities and Networks Policy
- Parish News
- St Joseph's Calendar
- Notice Board
Welcome to Week 5. It was a great day yesterday at St Christopher’s Cathedral in Manuka celebrating 200 years of Catholic Education in Australia. Ainslie, Tom and Charlie were representatives of St Joseph’s and got up very early to travel by bus to Canberra and were joined by Batlow, Tumut and Gundagai. Archbishop Christopher Prowse celebrated the mass and it was wonderful to see so many other students and staff from all over the Archdiocese.
St Joseph’s Adelong is recorded as starting in 1884 by the Sisters of St Joseph (Goulburn) and it is amazing to read about all of the places in our Archdiocese that did have catholic schools and are now unfortunately closed such as Adaminaby, Binalong, Marulan, Nimmitabel, Wallendbeen and Wombat to name a few.
We are very lucky that Catholic Education in our Archdiocese has such a rich and strong history and as the Archbishop stated we are looking forward to what Catholic Education holds for the future.
Have a great week.
We are now in the second week of Lent and the children have been observing the changes to their prayer spaces and the Church during the Lenten season.
Purple or violet is the prescribed liturgical colour of Lent. Cloths on our prayer tables and the Tabernacle cover in the Church are now violet. The use of the colour purple helps to evoke a mood of simplicity and austerity. During Lent flowers and other decorations are removed from the Church as well. We do not say the Alleluia or the Gloria during Mass in Lent, but will rejoice again at the Easter Vigil Mass.
During Lent we focus on prayer, almsgiving and fasting. Lent is a time to care for others less fortunate than ourselves. Each class has a Project Compassion Box in their room to collect money for Caritas (our Catholic Church charity). The theme this year is ‘Be More’. Students are welcome to bring in small change to pop into the box….especially if they have made a choice to ‘go without’ something during Lent.
|Week 5 - 22nd Feb - 26th Feb|
|Fri 26th:||Yr 2-6 Swimming Sport session|
|Week 6 - 1st Mar - 5th Mar|
|Mon 1st:||Arch Swimming - Narooma|
|Fri 5th:||Yr 2-6 Swimming Sport session|
|Week 7 - 8th Mar - 12th Mar|
Grounds Maintenance Roster
Thank you to all our families who have mowed and whipper snipped the grounds.
|Bhardwaj family - mowing||Singh family - mowing|
|Brown family - mowing||Johnson family - mowing|
|Campbell family - mowing||Leake family - mowing|
We wish our swimmers the best of luck for the Archdiocesan carnival in Narooma on Monday – Tom, Nicholas and Charlie. We know that they will give it their all, and thank their families for taking them to participate.
Congratulations to our students who received Principal Awards & Student of the Week awards in Week 4.
Student of the Week Awards:
Kruz, Laura, Barney, Ollie and Toby.
Edward, Nicholas & Taylor.
There has been lots of sickness at St Joseph’s over the past week with a tummy bug circulating, and many coughs and colds.
The advice is to PLEASE keep your children at home if they have any flu like symptoms. Covid advice/regulations for Catholic Education has not changed from the beginning of the year– you will need to get a covid test if your child is exhibiting symptoms and should return to school when they no longer have symptoms. The school should also be given a copy of the negative result on returning to school.
The Cross Country is coming up in a few weeks – we will confirm dates when we hear back from the council. Starting on Monday we will have a quick cross country practice every morning in preparation. If the children would like to wear their joggers to school so that they are able to run that would be fantastic.
Students in K/1 have enjoyed learning about the Good Samaritan in Religion. Students made puppets to retell the story.
In Maths, Kindergarten have been working hard making and representing numbers 1-10. Year 1 students have been investigating addition and subtraction.
An absence note is a legal requirement, any student who is absent from school is required to have their absence explained.
At St Joseph's absence notes are available via the website, you can email the school office email, phoning the school and via our SZapp. We ask that if you do choose to phone the school, please ask the staff member taking your call to fill out an absence note on your behalf.
It is very important that an absence is explained, if after 7 days a note has not been received by your classroom teacher, your child will be marked with an unexplained absence.
Every student in Canberra/Goulburn Archdiocese schools signs an acceptable use agreement in order to use technology in their school. The student agreement is for children in Kindergarten to Year Six.
A reminder to return your child/ren's Computer Facilities and Network policy.
|28th||Jean Roche||S Murray||Liz Murray||Helen Isaac|
|7th||Trish Roche||B Isaac||Carmen Cribb|
|14th||Julian Roche||T Corbett||Doreen Hughes||Chris Harrison|
|21st||Fred Roche||S Murray||Liz Murray|
|28th||Jean Roche||B Isaac||Sue Roche||Lucy Roche||N Hughes|