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- Awards - Week 5
- Student Absence
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- Seasons for Growth
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- Book Club
- Community Council News
- National Reconciliation Week
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A big congratulations to Alice, Cody and Toby who ran at the Archdiocesan Cross Country in Canberra on Tuesday. I know that they all gave it their best and represented St Joseph’s and the Western Region with great pride.
Tuesday’s staff meeting was facilitated by Renae Pettit from BeYou. The meeting was to learn a little more about BeYou, but also to focus on wellbeing – and it is extremely important that we take the time to look after ourselves and ensure that we are running on all cylinders! It has been an extremely busy term and staff continue to meet all that is required of them at school with face to face teaching, assessments, professional reading and learning as well as having a family and trying to juggle work life balance like all of us do! Next week as a staff we will have Wellbeing week, and put some things in place where we take the time to look after ourselves, such as no one staying at work after 4.30 pm, checking in with a set buddy and ensuring that they are tracking OK and sharing a nice morning tea. Regardless of your career, role, vocation it is great practice to stop and take a moment to breathe and look after ourselves.
A huge thank you again for all the wonderful families that came in on Saturday to the working bee. Our grounds are looking fantastic again, and we really appreciate the time that was taken to come in and help out. Mick Campbell coordinated the event, so we thank him for taking on the event.
Have a great week.
Today the staff and students welcomed Fr George into their classrooms. In the 4/5/6 Class, Fr George spoke to the children about Mary our Mother and prayed a decade of the Rosary.
Kindergarten to Year 3 have been learning about Rituals and Traditions in our Faith, and Fr George demonstrated the Rites of Baptism and showed them the symbols associated with this Sacrament.
It was wonderful to have Fr George participate in our learning programs and share his skills and knowledge. The children loved interacting with him and asked a variety of thoughtful questions. Of course, they also enjoyed playing basketball and footy with Fr George at lunchtime.
- Liz Murray
Religious Education Co-ordinator
|Week 6 - 24th May - 28th May|
|Week 7 - 31st May - 4th June|
|Mon 31st:||Athletics Carnival - Tumut Bull Paddock|
|Week 8 - 7th June - 11th June|
|Mon 7th:||Gymnastics (sports uniform - last session)|
|Fri 11th:||Western Region Athletics - Tumut|
|Week 9 - 14th June - 18th June|
|Mon 14th:||Public Holiday|
|Tues 15th:||K/1 class dance performance|
|Wed 16th:||4/5/6 class dance performance|
|Thurs 17th:||2/3 class dance performance|
|Fri 18th:||School reports home, McAuley Yr 7 Orientation Day - 9am-3:15pm|
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|
Reminder: Athletics Carnival - Monday 31st May - Tumut Bull Paddock.
Students will come to school and travel to Tumut by bus with Goode's Coaches and return in time for normal pick and bus times. They will need sports uniform, packed fruit, recess, lunch and lots of water.
We appreciate parents who have volunteered their time to help on the day.
Thank you to our parents who have been informing the school of the their children's absence this term, it is very much appreciated. It is a legal requirement to notify the school within 7 school days of any absence. After this time it is automatically recorded as an unexplained absence.
We have moved to COMPASS which tracks student attendance, it is important that we receive an explanation as to why your child is absent. All current methods of informing the school are still in place, Schoolzine, phoning the school, emailing the office email or sending in a note.
If your child arrives after bell time, we ask that you attend the front office with your child to sign them in, an office staff member will put their arrival into the computer, if the office is unattended we ask that you please fill out the late arrival/early departure book as a record. This also applies if you need to pick your child up early.
Thank you to our families who have returned their Student Information Checklist, please ensure these are returned at your earliest convenience. Even if all the details are correct, we ask that you still return this form.
Medical Alerts and Asthma Action Plans are particularly important.
Change and loss are issues that affect all of us at some stage in our lives. At St. Joseph's, we recognise that when changes occur in families through death, separation, loss of friendships and related circumstances, young people may benefit from learning how to manage these changes effectively. We are therefore offering a very successful education program called Seasons for Growth which will commence on in Term 3. This program is facilitated in small groups and is based on research which highlights the importance of social support and the need the practise new skills to cope effectively with change and loss.
The program focuses on issues such as self-esteem, managing feelings, problem-solving, decision-making, effective communication, and support networks. If you feel your son or daughter would benefit from Seasons for Growth, we encourage you to talk to him/her about participating in the program.
St. Joesph's is pleased to be able to offer this important program and we are confident that it will be a valuable learning experience for those who request to be involved. If you require further information, please contact Mrs Clay or Mrs Beavan.
The 4/5/6 Class have been thoroughly enjoying gymnastics with Little Champions. They have been focusing on their strength and balance by practising L-shapes, Angry cats, front and back support.
They have also had a lot of fun learning circus skills with the balancing plates and diabolos.
St Joseph's had a very successful street stall on Friday. A HUGE thank you to all our wonderful families, who baked goodies, made jams and butters, made soap and bath bombs and potted up plants and gave up their time to man the stall and help out. A special thanks to the Bowden family for donating the load of wood (won by Amanda Roche) and to the Robson family for their box of apples (won by Rob Wilde).
A BIG thank you to our fantastic families who came to the working bee on Saturday. Our school grounds are looking sensational and we really appreciate the time you put in on Saturday. A special shout out to Mick Campbell for co-ordinating and organising the day. What a great sense of community we have here at St Joseph's.
Community Council Meeting is set down for Tuesday June 8th.
If you would like to add items for discussion to the agenda please email Lauren on firstname.lastname@example.org
Each week the staff gather together for prayer. We read and reflect on the Gospel reading of the day or focus on a Feast Day. This week we commemorated Reconciliation Week with the following prayer.
|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|