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- Yr 7 McAuley Orientation Day
- Premier's Reading Challenge
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- National Reconciliation Week
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Welcome to Week 5. Another beautiful Autumn week at St Joseph’s. Just a reminder about full winter uniform. Most mornings it is only a couple of degrees and the number of children who are not wearing jumpers is quite amazing. Please make sure that your child has at least a school jumper on every morning. On sports days children can wear their shorts underneath their tracksuit pants, but again they must come to school in long pants. As the day warms up I understand that children may need to take a layer off – but please full winter uniform as this is how children get sick.
Thank you to those parents who have volunteered to help at next week’s Athletics Carnival. All children will catch the bus over to Tumut, and we will return at the end of day in time for buses.
A huge thank you to Mr Turnbull who has fixed our ‘Buddy chair’. The buddy chair was originally made by the Men’s Shed and all students know that it is a place to go to when they may need a buddy to play with, or a little bit of extra help on the playground. It was in desperate need of some tlc and Mr Turnbull has just about rebuilt it and it is looking brand new. Thank you Mr Turnbull for fixing our buddy chair, we appreciate all your time and effort that you put into fixing it for us.
The Community Council working bee is set down for this Saturday at 3 pm. A HUGE thank you to Mick Campbell who has been co-ordinating this. Many hands make light work, so I encourage all families to just give an hour of their time on Saturday afternoon. Due to covid and the restrictions that have been in place we haven’t really had many opportunities that we can come together to catch up and have a social event. Thank you to those families who have volunteered their time to help out on Saturday.
Have a great week.
Thank you to the students and families who attended our Parish Mass on Sunday. It was lovely to have the children present the Mass and have our school community celebrate with the Parish. All the students are to be congratulated for their respectful behaviour and for reading so clearly and confidently. I had many Parishioners comment on the wonderful participation of the students.
Students in Kindergarten to Year 3 are learning about the traditions and rituals associated with Baptism, and it was wonderful to view the Baptism of Maisy on Sunday. Thank you to the families in Years 2 and 3 who have sent in a photo of their child’s Baptism. You still have time if you have not done so already. Maddison kindly showed the class her Baptismal dress and bonnet, candle and bib. The children loved seeing Maddison’s artifacts and viewing her photos.
This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year that concludes the Easter season and celebrates the beginning of the Church. Pentecost always occurs 50 days after the death and resurrection of Jesus, and ten days after his ascension into heaven.
When the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles, they received the courage and wisdom to go out and preach the Good News of Jesus Christ. Miraculously, people of many different languages and nations could understand the Apostles in their own languages. This miracle reflected God’s desire for the Gospel to be heard by all, and for all the peoples of the earth to be united in faith.
- Liz Murray
Religious Education Co-ordinator
|Week 5 - 17th May - 21st May|
|Fri 21st:||St Joseph's Community Council Street Stall - 9am-3pm|
|Sat 22nd:||St Joseph's Working Bee - 3pm followed by dinner at Royal Hotel|
|Week 6 - 24th May - 28th May|
|Mon 24th:||Gymnastics (sports uniform), Radio: Arthur & Taylor|
|Tues 25th:||Arch Cross Country - Canberra|
|Wed 26th:||Athletics Carnival - Tumut|
|Week 7 - 31st May - 4th June|
|Mon 31st:||Gymnastics (sports uniform), CE Rugby trials - Canberra|
|Week 8 - 7th June - 11th June|
|Mon 7th:||Gymnastics (sports uniform),|
|Fri 11th:||Western Region Athletics|
Grounds Maintenance Roster
Thank you to all our families who have mowed and whipper snipped the grounds.
|John Corbett family - mowing||Matthews family - mowing|
|MacDougall family - mowing||McMahon family - mowing|
|Maher family - mowing||Pearce family - mowing|
This week a note has been sent home with students for the Premier's Reading Challenge. If students have participated in the PRC previously their usernames and passwords will be the same.
If student's are unsure of their username and password please email Mrs Dean on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Challenge started on March 1, and finishes on August 20th.
On Tuesday, nine 5/6 students went to the Rugby League Mortimer Shield in Tumut. The day was exciting, despite a few wounds. Our school joined with St Patrick's, with our team winning 1 from 4 games on the day and making it to the semi finals. All the players thanked our coach Steve Magnone, who volunteered on the day.
What is National Reconciliation Week?
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.
Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
A Brief History of NRW
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) started as the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation in 1993 (the International Year of the World’s Indigenous Peoples) and was supported by Australia’s major faith communities. In 1996, the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation launched Australia’s first NRW. In 2000, Reconciliation Australia was established to continue to provide national leadership on reconciliation. In the same year, approximately 300,000 people walked across Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of NRW, to show their support for reconciliation.
Today, NRW is celebrated by businesses, schools and early learning services, organisations, and individuals Australia-wide. Hundreds of NRW events are held each year.
Thank you to our families who have returned their Student Information Checklist, please ensure these are returned at your earliest convenience.
In the covering letter it will outline the importance for the school to hold up to date Medical Alerts and Asthma Action Plans.
Reminder about the working bee scheduled for this Saturday 22nd May at 3pm.
We are hoping that families can volunteer an hour or so to help with weeding and mulching gardens, pruning trees and shrubs and high pressure cleaning some of the concrete areas. If you can bring some equipment (gloves, shovels, blowers, high pressure water cleaner etc) with you that would be great. It is not only an opportunity to give the school a little tidy up but also for families to meet each other and socialise. Dinner is organised at The Royal Hotel in Adelong and so please let a community council member know if you can make it. If you can't make the working bee you are still more than welcome to come for dinner.
|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|
The sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion will be held in St James Parish in 2021. I am working with Father George to finalise the dates and will let families know as soon as they are set.
Confirmation will be held in Tumut at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, on Thursday 17th June 2021. Students in Year 6 are invited to register for this Sacrament.
Please email me if you would like your child to make a Sacrament or you require any further information. Students in Year 3 are eligible for Reconciliation and Year 4 and above for First Communion.
Liz Murray (Elizabeth.email@example.com)