Welcome to Week 4 – it has been nice and wet and chilly this week.
We will celebrate Book Week in Week 7 of this term. The theme this year is “Old worlds, New worlds, Other worlds”. The Scholastic Book fair will run from 23rd – 26th August and will be set up in the Parish House. More information will follow about times that the book fair will be open. The children can start having a think about costumes and which world you might come from!!!! Remember you can come as any character/animal from your favourite book/novel or you can use this year’s theme for some inspiration.
At the beginning of each term our Principals Award focuses on St Joseph’s five ways of being. I am always impressed that the students are very aware of what these all mean and know how they can follow the ways of being, to make St Joseph’s a great school community.
Have a great week
This Sunday, August 8th, we celebrate the Feast Day of St Mary MacKillop - Australia’s first Saint.
Mary made an extraordinary impact during her 67 years, establishing more than 40 schools for the poor as well as orphanages and homes for the destitute, with the order she cofounded, the Sisters of St Joseph.
Pope Francis once called for all people of goodwill to “live fully, to choose to leave a mark.” This is something that Mary MacKillop indelibly did, transforming the lives of the poor and those most in need, and providing the gift of education.
Religion Focus in Years 2 and 3
In Years 2 and 3 the students are undertaking an Inquiry Unit: ‘Places have unique features which provide opportunity for human activity’.
The class has discussed and illustrated places that are special to them. They have looked at Adelong and the surrounding areas, and viewed topographical and google maps of the area. They have compared our local area to the area in which Jesus grew up, and discussed the differences.
The students have been learning about the place of our Church, Parish and school in the Archdiocese and discovering the history of the area. They enjoyed a walk around the school and St James Church to find memorial stones and plaques that revealed the history of the buildings and the families of the parish.
The students were intrigued when they found the date 1905 in the staff room - located on what was originally the outside wall of the second school built on these grounds. They discovered that St Joseph’s School was founded in 1884, when Four Josephite Sisters arrived from Goulburn in a horse and bubby. The Sisters lived in a small slab cottage at the rear of St James church, and taught in a wooden building attached to the side of the stone church. The church was built in 1862 and was consecrated in 1868 by Bishop Polding, the first Catholic Archbishop of Australia.
During the unit the students will unpack Scripture readings and locate the places that Jesus spread the Gospel message in Bible Atlases.
It has been very rewarding to see the students so engaged in this Inquiry unit.
Please join the Parish on Sunday 15th August as the school presents Mass. All families are welcome to attend the Mass at 10.00am in St James Church.
Thank you to the families that have responded with their attendance. Your children will have their readings in their bags today. Please read the prayers and readings with your child, and we will practise at school as well.
- Liz Murray
Religious Education Co-ordinator
|Week 4 - 2nd Aug - 6th Aug|
|Week 5 - 9th Aug - 13th Aug|
|Tues 10th:||Kindergarten 2022 Open Day 10:00am - 11:00am, Yr 2/3 Museum excursion|
|Sun 15th:||School Parish Mass|
|Week 6 - 16th Aug - 20th Aug|
Grounds Maintenance Roster
Thank you to all our families who have mowed and whipper snipped the grounds.
|John Corbett family||McMahon family|
|MacDougall family||Pearce family|
|Maher family||Will Reynolds family|
Enrolment forms are available for children attending Kindergarten in 2021. These forms are available online or at our school. There is an option to fill enrolment forms out online and it will be sent through to the school. Please follow the attached link.
It is lots of fun in K/1 with animals and Gingerbread Man! In Literacy lessons the students have been learning about the features of Imaginative Texts. After reading different versions of the Gingerbread Man, the children wrote their own story, completed sequencing tasks and finished the unit by decorating their own biscuits. They all enjoyed eating their fabulous creations.
Initialit 1 are learning about the bossy ‘e’. The children got to choose a pet animal and name it (had to have a bossy ‘e’). In maths, children are learning to find halves. Miss Braun likes her sandwich cut in half each day so students practised working out all the ways to cut the sandwich. Children also investigated half with the cuisenaire rods.
Last Friday Yr 4,5,6 planted 20 trees from the Landcare Nursery in Tumut. We planted native trees to make a nice area to play around at the top of the playground, creating a nice bushy wall.
- By Harry, Tom, Charlie
The Community Council has a street stall coming up on Friday 20 August.
All help would be appreciated and if you are able to do a time slot, please click on the link and pop your name in.
|8th||Fred Roche||Lucy Roche||C Salmon|
|22nd||Arthur Roche||Liz Murray||Helen Isaac|
|29th||Jan Kendall||Doreen Hughes||Chris Harrison|
|5th||Trish Roche||Trish Roche|
|12th||Jean Roche||Sue Roche||Jean Roche|
|19th||M Reynolds||Margaret Reynolds|
|26th||Doreen Hughes||Trish Roche||Lucy Roche||N Hughes|
TUMUT BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Team Nomination forms for the 2021 Spring Competition are available from Pie in the Sky Bakery and Sportspower or www.tumut.basketball.net.au. Active Kids Vouchers can be redeemed for Miniball and Basketball.
Team Nominations from Kindergarten aged boys and girls through to Mens and Womens teams close on Thursday 12th August,2021. Please submit by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Any registration enquiries can be made to the Registrar, Trish Day on 0427474768 or through the Tumut Basketball Facebook page. Further information for the upcoming comp can be found on the website or on our Facebook page.