- Principal's Report
- Weekly Upcoming Event
- Religious Education News
- Mowing Roster
- Year 2/3 Classroom News
- Athletics Carnival
- Mother's Day
- Australian Early Development Census - Kindergarten Students
- Lost Property
- Selective High School and Opportunity Class Placement Test dates from 2022-2025
- Parish News
- St Joseph's Calendar
- Notice Board
Welcome to Week 2. It has been another quiet week at St Joseph’s filled with lots of learning.
Lots of sporting events happening tomorrow. We wish Toby and Tom lots of luck as they head off as members of the Canberra Goulburn Archdiocese Rugby League teams, trialing for selection in the McKillop team. Some 5/6 students are heading off to Connolly Park tomorrow to be part of the Wagga Primary Schools Rugby 10s.
As you are aware St Joseph’s has moved over to the Compass platform for rolls and attendance this term. For parents at this stage it won’t mean a big change, but if I could please ask that the following procedures are followed:
- If your child arrives at school later than 8.55am an adult must walk them into the office and sign them in (same for early departures).
- If your child is going to be absent for whatever reason please notify the school as you normally would of the absence – date, reason for absence. If you are sending an email to your child’s teacher please cc the office in as the administration side of absences will be largely handled by the office staff.
Have a great week.
|Term 2, Week 1 - 19th April - 23rd April|
|Fri 30th:||Rugby Union 10's - Wagga, 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, Mother's Day activities.|
|Week 4 - 10th May - 14th May|
|Mon 10th:||Gymnastics (sports uniform)|
|Tues 11th:||NAPLAN - Yr 3 & 5|
|Wed 12th:||NAPLAN - Yr 3 & 5|
|Thurs 13th:||NAPLAN - Yr 3 & 5|
|Fri 14th:||NAPLAN - Yr 3 & 5|
Today I am attending the Religious Educators Network Day in Canberra. It is wonderful opportunity to attend a variety of workshops and sessions to further develop the Religious Life of our school.
Archbishop Christopher Prowse is presenting a session entitled – ‘Nourishing the Soul.’ Other workshops include ‘Understanding the Mass’ , presented by Fr Trenton, ‘Prayer and Spirituality’, ‘Moral Formation’, as well as ‘Understanding the Belief Strand of the Curriculum” presented by Professor Peta Goldburg. I look forward to sharing the learning from this day with the staff at St Joseph’s.
On Monday, Helen Bramanathan from Catholic Education will visit our school to introduce Christian Meditation to the staff and students. Christian meditation is a form of contemplative prayer that aims to teach children to find God in stillness, silence and simplicity. We look forward to embracing this form of prayer which is often called the ‘prayer of the heart.’
The school children will present Mass on Sunday 16th May 2021. We would love as many families as possible to come and share this Parish Mass. If you are able to attend, and would like your child to participate, please email me so that I can distribute the Readings. (Elizabeth.email@example.com)
St Joseph The Worker Feast Day
Did you know that St Joseph is honoured with two feast days?
St. Joseph has two feast days on the liturgical calendar. March 19th for Joseph the Husband of Mary, and May 1st for Joseph the Worker.
March 19th, is the most commonly celebrated feast day for Joseph. On this day Joseph is remembered as the “earthly” father of Jesus, husband of Mary and patron of the dying, families and the Universal Church.
In 1955, Pope Pius XII announced the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker to be celebrated on May 1st. This feast day emphasises the work of St. Joseph as a carpenter and we reflect upon Joseph’s hard work, persistence, patience and courage. St Joseph is the Patron Saint of workers – especially those people involved in manual labour such as carpenters and stone masons.
- Liz Murray
Religious Education Co-ordinator
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|
In Religion this term the students in Years 2 and 3 are learning about ‘Rituals, Traditions and Prayers.’ They commenced the Unit by discussing their own family traditions for birthdays and special celebrations, and are now thinking about traditions in our community. The class have enjoyed a range of activities including sorting images into rituals and traditions, learning about the traditions associated with Anzac Day and creating a variety of artwork with Mrs Dawson.
The class found out that the meaning of the different coloured poppies associated with Anzac Day.
Red Poppies – a symbol of war remembrance the world over. People in many countries wear the poppy to remember those who died in war or are serving in the armed forces.
White Poppies - remembrance for all victims of war and a commitment to peace.
Purple Poppies - to remember animals like horses, dogs and pigeons that were drafted into the war effort.
The class created the beautiful banner hanging on the fence at the school entrance as well as fantastic silhouette pictures.
This year our Athletics Carnival is set down for week 5 (back up date week 6) at the Tumut Bull Paddock due to the track and the long jump pit set up. Students will catch a bus over to Tumut. Further dates and a note will go out in the next week.
In early 2021, our school, along with thousands of others across the country will begin preparations for the fifth Australian Early Development Census (AEDC).
The AEDC gives us a national picture of the development, health and wellbeing of children in their first year of full-time school. Since 2009, the census results have helped communities, schools and governments plan services and develop better policies to target support for children and families.
Children don’t miss any class time, and parents/carers don’t need to supply schools with any new information for the census. The AEDC gives us data at a school and community level - it isn’t an assessment of individual children.
Some teachers have also noticed that completing the assessments made them more aware of the needs of individual children and the class as a whole and that the census results are useful in planning for transitions to Year 1 and developing class programs.
Participation in the AEDC is voluntary. Parents/carers don’t need to take any action unless they choose not to include their children in the census.
To find out more about the census and how communities are using the data to help children and families visit the AEDC website: www.aedc.gov.au.
If you have any questions, you can contact Kirsty Beavan on 02 69462170 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Attached is a letter advising the dates for the Selective High School and Opportunity Class Placement Tests from 2022 to 2025. Students seeking placement in a selective high school or opportunity class are required to attend a test in the year prior to their placement.
The Department of Education appreciates the support provided by principals of non-government schools in advising their communities about the application process and in the provision of school assessment scores and comments where applicable.
Gymnastic lessons are underway at St Joseph's, we are lucky to have Ben from Little Champions visiting the school this year. Students will continue to wear sports uniform each Monday whilst gymncastic lessons are on.
|2nd||M Reynolds||T Corbett||J Kuhn|
|9th||Fred Roche||B Isaac||Liz Murray||Carmel Salmon|
|16th||School||S Murray||Trish Roche|
|23rd||Jean Roche||T Corbett||Scott Murray||Carmen Cribb|
|30th||Jan Kendall||B Isaac||Doreen 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|