"Lent is a time for believing, for welcoming God into our lives and allowing Him to ‘make his dwelling’ among us", the Pope writes in his Lenten message for 2021. “In our Lenten journey towards Easter, let us remember the One who ‘humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross’”.
I wish all of our St Joseph’s families the blessings of Easter, and I hope that you take some much needed time to be with family and friends. Term 1 has been an exceptionally busy time with so much happening, so spending some down time at a much slower pace will be fantastic. A big thank you to all our students for their positive attitude towards their learning but also for putting in maximum effort into all areas of school life.
A huge thank you to all of the St Joseph’s staff for their effort throughout a very busy Term 1. As always staff ensure that all programs have been thoroughly prepared and planned and that assessment records are up to date and that children’s learning and improving outcomes is always the focus of all that they do.
This week we had 18 children head off to Boorowa for the Western Region Cross Country. All children did extremely well and we had some fantastic results with the majority of students making it in the first 10 place getters. Congratulations to Alice who placed first, Cody Johnson 6th, Toby Roots 6th and Tom Roche who placed 3rd. These four students will now head over to Mt Stromlo in May at the Archdiocesan carnival – Well done. A big thank you to all our parents who took the students to this great event.
There has been fantastic sporting achievements this term for St Joseph’s students with selections for the Canberra Goulburn teams – Tom was selected for both Cricket and Rugby League and Toby also for Rugby League. It is fantastic to see students from our school excelling in their chosen sports. By the time this newsletter is published our small schools relay team will have swam at NSW PSSA – so we know that they will have done their best and represented their school with great pride.
We look forward to Term two and will see all students on Tuesday 19 April.
Have a lovely Easter break.
Holy Week is one of the most important times of the liturgical year for Catholics as it commemorates the final week of Jesus' earthly life, and marks the end of the season of Lent. Holy Week commences this Sunday - Palm Sunday (5th April) and follows Jesus’ steps through to his death on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Timeline of Holy Week:
Tuesday and Wednesday: Jesus preached and taught in Jerusalem.
Friday: Jesus was taken into Roman courts, before Pontius Pilate and Herod Antipas, who sent him back to the Jewish court. Roman soldiers took him to Golgotha, the place of the skull, where he was crucified.
Saturday: Jesus rested in the tomb while his disciples observed the Sabbath.
Easter Raffle for Project Compassion:
Thank you to everyone for the generous support of our Easter raffle. To date we have raised just over $200.00 to support the work of Project Compassion.
Thank you to the Foodworks Adelong and the staff at St Joseph’s for the donation of Easter food and craft items for the prizes.
Wishing you every blessing this Easter.
- Liz Murray
Religious Education Co-ordinator
|Term 2, Week 1 - 19th April - 23rd April|
|Mon 19th:||Pupil Free Day - Staff PD Day.|
|Tues 20th:||Students return for Term 2.|
|Week 2 - 26th April - 30th April|
Grounds Maintenance Roster
Thank you to all our families who have mowed and whipper snipped the grounds.
|Campbell family - mowing||Leake family - mowing|
|John Corbett family - mowing||Matthews family - mowing|
|MacDougall family - mowing||McMahon family - mowing|
Yr 4/5/6 have been extremely busy in the last couple of weeks with representing in sporting events and visiting the local Adelong Falls and Museum. They've had a fantastic term. Our photos today show a recent visit to the Adelong Falls and Museum.
Congratulations to our students who received awards in week 9 & 10.
Thank you to all our families who joined us for breakfast on Wednesday morning, it was lovely to see so many of you come along.
We would like to thank Jacinta and her team for not only their time but also for donating the breakfast for us to enjoy.
|11th||Liz Murray||T Corbett||Trish Roche||Jean Roche|
|18th||D Hughes||S Murray||Hughes family|
|25th||Jan Kendall||B Isaac||Lucy Roche||Jan Kendall||S Murray|
|2nd||School||T Corbett||J Kuhn|
|9th||Fred Roche||B Isaac||Liz Murray||Carmel Salmon|
|16th||M Reynolds||S Murray||Trish Roche|
|23rd||Jean Roche||T Corbett||Scott Murray||Carmen Cribb|
|30th||Jan Kendall||B Isaac||Doreeen Hughes||Chris Harrison|