Welcome back to Term 2 – I hope all of our St Joseph’s families had a lovely Easter and enjoyed the beautiful weather that was around for most of the holidays.
The calendar is already looking full for the next couple of weeks, so please remember to check the newsletter and calendar for what is happening.
We are excited that the four Catholic schools in this region have employed Mrs Helen Mulholland to be a full time relief teacher. At times all four schools struggle to find relief teachers, so this is fantastic for all schools to be able to fill that need. Priority will obviously go to schools that have staff away due to illness, long service leave, Professional development etc. Helen is with St Joseph’s for three days this week and we hope she feels very welcome.
Term 2 means students need to be in winter uniform – and school hats must be worn at all times. Some children are still wearing shorts and this week that is OK as it is still quite warm, however next week if we can transition to full winter uniform that would be fantastic. A friendly reminder to please label ALL pieces of your child’s uniform – it makes it difficult to chase up missing jumpers and jackets if there are no names on items.
This term all Canberra Goulburn schools have transitioned to using Compass which is a system that has capabilities to replace the many different platforms that schools are currently using for permission notes, semester reports, excursion costs and attendance notes to name a few. At this stage we are using Compass to mark the attendance of all students. At a later stage this year the parent portal will be available which will make it much easier for parents to notify the school of their child’s absence as it will all be done online. At this stage please remember that you need to notify the school within 7 school days of your child’s absence. This can be done via email, phone call or note to your child’s teacher.
We look forward to another great term of learning at St Joseph’s,
On Monday staff participated in Professional Development in Religious Education with the staff from St Patrick’s Gundagai. Led by the Faith and Formation Team from Catholic Education the focus of the day was to:
- Review the Religious Education curriculum.
- Review the planning process for Term 2- identifying bodies of knowledge and skills to support student learning in Religion.
- Developing formative assessment criteria.
It was wonderful to have the opportunity to collaborate with another school and for the CE team to view our programs and offer constructive feedback and resources that would enhance student engagement.
As we commemorate Anzac Day on Sunday, we give thanks for the men and women who have served our nation in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.
- Liz Murray
Religious Education Co-ordinator
|Term 2, Week 1 - 19th April - 23rd April|
|Week 2 - 26th April - 30th April|
|Mon 26th:||Gymnastics (sports uniform), Radio - Tom & Lily|
|Fri 30th:||Sports uniform - Yrs 2-6, MacKillop Rugby League - Tom & Toby|
|Week 3 - 3rd May - 7th May
|Mon 3rd:||Gymnastics (sports uniform), CE Touch Footy Trials - Canberra.|
|Fri 7th:||Sports uniform - Yrs 2-6|
Grounds Maintenance Roster
Thank you to all our families who have mowed and whipper snipped the grounds.
|Campbell family - mowing||Matthews family - mowing|
|John Corbett family - mowing||McMahon family - mowing|
|MacDougall family - mowing||Pearce family - mowing|
This term we have been successful in receiving a Sports for school grant for a gymnastic program that will be run by Little Champions in Wagga. They will be coming to the school to run the program over the next six weeks.
Gymnastics – wear sports uniform on Mondays. We will also be completing high jump activities for the first couple of weeks on a Friday – so sports uniform as well on Friday's for Yrs 2-6 students.
K/1 have settled back into school beautifully. In maths, students are learning to make and count a collection.
In English, InitiaLit F (Mrs Murray’s group) have been working on blending sounds and introduced to the initial sound ‘f’ and ‘r’. InitiaLit 1 (Miss Braun’s group) are working on writing a holiday recount, revising sounds from last term and learning the new digraph ‘oa’.
Please be advised that starting next week library days for 2/3 and K/1 have CHANGED.
K/1 library day will be on Tuesdays and 2/3 will be on Thursdays. This will continue until the end of term.
4/5/6 library day remains unchanged.
St Joseph's joined together with Adelong Public School today for a ceremony to pay respect to our fallen soldiers and honour returned servicemen and women.
Thank you to Adelong Public School for organising the ceremony today.
The next community council meeting was set for Tuesday 27 April at 6:30pm.
If you have any items you would like to add to the agenda, please let me know. We are also calling for any nominations for the vacant position within the Executive Community Council. If you would like to nominate for the executive, please let me know. The current unfilled role within the executive is that of the Deputy Chairperson.
Secretary - Community Council
|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|
|6th||K Beavan||S Murray||Helen Isaac|
|13th||T Roche||B Isaac||Sue Roche||Jenny Toole|
|20th||Julian Roche||T Corbett||Sue Roche|
|27th||Liz Murray||S Murray||Trish Roche||Lucy Roche||N Hughes|