Week 10 Term 4 - 2022
As we come to the end of the year, we look back on 2022 and acknowledge the learning, the joy, the sorrows and the challenges that the year has brought us. We know that we have much to be grateful for, to celebrate, to congratulate and to farewell with love, joy and fondness. Our lives have been enriched by many people and events of 2022.
As we prepare for the joy of Christmas and the wonderful gift of the birth of Jesus, we give thanks for the many gifts bestowed on St Joseph's throughout 2022.
- Our students- each and every one of you. You came through all that 2022 delivered and you shone!
- Our parent community- as I said last Monday night, throughout 2022 we have witnessed the most incredible examples of courage, bravery, heroism, love, support, outreach community, and absolute determination to recover and rebuild and through it all you have been the best possible parents to your children. We thank you for all that you’ve been and done in 2022. You have stood by us as a school, continued to walk with us on this journey, support us and have been very patient with our everchanging site. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
- Our teachers, teacher aides, secretary, counsellor, cleaner and groundsman for ALL that you have been and done throughout our tumultuous 2022
- All of the people who have helped us this year
- The kind acts of support, time and overwhelming donations
- Our Year 6 leaders and buddies
- Our Student Representative Council
- Our Mini Vinnies
- Our Sports House Captains
- Our Discipleship Leaders
- Our Events Management Leaders
......And the list goes on. .. A big thank you for all of our gifts of 2022!
- The Mangan Family- Vicki, Roy and family
- The Hayden Family- Jo, Craig and family
- The Newman Family- Deb, Luke and family
- The Long Family- Brooke, Des and family
- The Boland Family- Belinda, Anthony and family
- The Ferrier Family- Chaya, Jeff and family
- The Green Family- Daniel and Abel
- The Collins Family- Nadia, Sam and family
|Kindergarten||Mrs Melissa Barnes & Mrs Anne Lowrey|
|Year 1||Mrs Jemiel Jett|
|Year 2||Ms Danielle Nilon|
|Year 3||Mrs Nikki Cronan|
|Year 4||Mr Ern Sandral|
Mrs Joanne Spencer and Mrs Michelle Stormon
|Year 6||Mrs Joceyn Reese and Mrs Megan Boyd|
|Creative Arts & Teacher Release
Mrs Anne Lowrey and Mrs Sharon Roxburgh
|Literacy and Numeracy Intervention||Mrs Megan Boyd, Mrs Sophie Denison and Mrs Melissa Barnes|
|Additional Needs Teacher
||Mrs Sophie Denison and Ms Danielle Nilon|
|Mrs Gayl Feros|
|Teacher Aides:||Mrs Michelle Eyre, Mrs Rhonda
White, Mrs Sheree George and Mrs Laura Youman
|Indigenous Education Worker
||Mr Len Moran|
|Counsellor||Mrs Nicole Walsh|
|Groundsman||Mr Paul Lyons|
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2023 SCHOOL LEADERS
|School Captains||Leila Bailey and Sonny Handford-King|
|Vice Captains/ Leaders of Mission||Charlotte Robinson and Beau Jubber|
|Buruubii Sports House Captains||Cherish Cook and Johanna Jensen|
|Gahgun Sports House Captain||Zoey Campbell|
|Gurruuman Sports House Captains||Seleste Walsh and Madison Kirk|
|Student Representative Council Presidents||Alyssa Symonds and Fifi Hay|
|Events Management Leaders||Lilijoy Walkington, Brie Marsh and Ben Moss|
WOODBURN CHRISTMAS CAROLS 2022
FAREWELL YEAR 6 2022
Having named and congratulated our new student leadership team for 2023, I'd like to again take this opportunity to thank our 2022 leaders for their leadership this year. We couldn't have gotten through the year without your efforts.
This week we acknowledged, thanked and farewelled Year 6- 2022. We started with a friendly and celebratory graduation dinner last night and then followed up with the official and moving farewell, this morning at their Graduation Mass with their buddies. A bit of a tearful whole school guard of honour and the final ring of the St Joseph's completed their day.
Goodbye Year 6, we wish you all the best as you journey on!
We will miss you.
STUDENT MATH ASSESSMENT INTERVIEWS
The students in Years 1-6 will be required to attend the school for a Maths Assessment Interview on one of the first two days of school: Monday 30 January, and/or Tuesday 31 January 2023.
All students in Year 1-Year 6 will commence normal classes on Wednesday 1 February 2023. Kindergarten will commence their first day of 'Big School' on Friday 3 February.
Interview times will be available for you to book online on Compass in January- the date is to be confirmed due to the rollover. A Compass notification to remind you of the MAI"s and the need to book will be sent in January.
Once students are mapped on the Mathematical Assessment Interview, the staff
will have a better understanding of their ability, their individual needs and how to
make changes through the Intervention Process. Thank you for your cooperation and support of your child's Mathematical understanding and progress.
THE LISMORE DICOCESAN SCHOOL REVIEW COMMISION- ST JOSEPH'S WOODBURN
The Bishop of Lismore wants to ensure that every child receiving a Catholic education will continue to be able to access a Catholic school. After the floods, the Bishop set up the Lismore Diocesan School Review Commission (LDSRC) to make recommendations to him on the future of Catholic schools in flood-affected areas.
The LDSRC has been looking at a range of short and long-term options for education across the region with a particular focus on immediate planning and actions for those schools that have been highly impacted by the floods.
In November representatives of the Catholic Schools Office were pleased to attend the St Joseph's parents' forum organised by Ms Wilkins. The forum was a great opportunity to hear from parents and staff about what was important to them for the future of the school. Some of the things we heard that people valued about St Joseph's were:
- the smaller size of the school
- the sense of community
- its history and strong association with the town of Woodburn
- the quality of education and care provided.
We also heard that while everyone is pleased that St Joseph’s is up and running at Evans Head, more needs to be done if it is to become the interim home for the school over the next few years. This includes additional classrooms, better toilets, playground improvements, pick up and drop off areas and improved staff/administration areas.
The LDSRC will be recommending to the Bishop that the Catholic Schools Office continue to invest in improvements at Evans Head.
No long-term recommendations for St Joseph’s have been developed yet. Given the insurance position and buybacks, it will be very challenging to operate a school on the Woodburn site. In addition to Woodburn, the LDSRC is exploring options for relocating the school elsewhere in a flood-free area.
Early next year the LDSRC will work with Ms Wilkins to establish a small working group who we can consult in more detail about future options. The group will comprise staff as well as parents and parish representatives.
Members of the LDSCRC would like to thank St Joseph’s staff, families and students for their patience as this important work continues. We wish you all the blessings of Christmas and hope that time spent with loved ones over the festive season brings you peace and joy.
IN WEEK 10 OF TERM 4 WE ARE TRULY GRATEFUL FOR:
- Our students
- Our families
- Our Staff
- The Christmas Concert and time together
- The Year 6 Graduation Dinner
- The Year 6 Graduation Mass and farewell traditions
- Year 6 2022
WISHING ALL OF OUR FAMILIES A HAPPY AND HOLY CHRISTMAS AND A NEW YEAR FILLED WITH PEACE, HOPE AND JOY. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES
Christmas Eve: 24th December— 4.30 pm Anglican Church Evans Head
and 6.00 pm Anglican Church Evans Head
Christmas Day: 25th December— 9.15 am St Joseph's Coraki
RICHMOND ZONE SWIMMING SQUAD 2023
Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent our school at the Richmond Zone Swimming Carnival on Monday 13th February at the Alstonville Aquatic Centre.
The students are: Sonny Handford-King, Chase Martin, Archie Martin. Thomas Bailey, Cooper Bailey, Thomas Bailey, Beau Jubber, Meluca Jett, Phoebe Jett, Sunni Reese, Amahli Hardford, Lotte Duignan, Amelia Hume, Holly Barnes, Leila Bailey, Madison Kirk, Zoey Campbell, Isabella Salmi, Ayla Stahl, Rosie Quirk and Johanna Jensen.
The Compass note will be issued early Term One 2023.
The students will be provided with all books, pencils, textas and crayons they require for Kindergarten. We do however ask you to supply the items below.
At the beginning of the year
- Library bag (Must be waterproof)
- 2 x boxes of tissues
- 1 packet of playing cards
- 1 set of headphones (not earphones preferred brand JBL)
- 1x roll of paper towel
- Paint shirt
- 4 x glue sticks (Bostik brand preferred)
- 4 x black whiteboard markers
STAGE 1 CLASS REQUIREMENT LIST
- Art smock
- Tissues x 2
- Antibacterial Wipes x 2
- 3 x Whiteboard markers
- 1 x headphones (cover the whole ear)
- paint smock/paint shirt (doesn't have to be purchased, may use old t-shirts etc)
- 2 boxes of tissues
- Library Bag- Must be waterproof
- 4x HB pencils (these do not need to be all brought to school at once)
- 4 x Glue Sticks
- Textas or crayons
- coloured pencils
- 2 boxes of tissues
- 1x 4 pk of BLACK Whiteboard markers
- 1 set of headphones (not earphones)
- 2 rolls of paper towel
- 1x Scissors
- 1 wooden or rigid plastic ruler
- Pk Highlighters
- Pencil sharpener - with shavings container
- A mix of pens (blue, black & red)