Week 9 Term 3 2023
As this will be the last Newsletter for Term 3 due to the fortnightly newsletter, I wanted to say a big thank you for your continued support throughout this term. Thank you to our wonderful students for your ongoing efforts in learning and friendship and thank you to our dedicated staff for all that you do to inspire the best.
ST MARY OF THE CROSS MACKILLOP PILGRIMAGE
Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of a St Mary of the Cross MacKillop pilgrimage.
With 6 other staff from schools across the Diocese, we journeyed through 3 States by, plane, bus, car and foot and visited many of the places of the events in Mary's life including, her birth, the areas she sent the Sisters of St Joseph to help the poor and neglected in the times of the Early Church, where she taught, her first school that she set up with Fr Julian Tenison Woods, where she was excommunicated from the Church and her tomb in North Sydney.
I feel blessed to have been a part of this experience, where as a group, we attended Mass together daily in beautiful Churches and outdoor spaces and learnt more and more about this incredible woman and all she achieved for education and the care of others. We also gained a deeper understanding of the unthinkable challenges that she faced, all the while having the most remarkable faith and belief in God, in the face of adversity. The courage and strength shown by Mary MacKillop throughout her life is truly inspiring.
DAVID YOUNGER IS COMING TO ST JOSEPH'S.
WOODBURN RIVERSIDE FESTIVAL
SRC FUN DAY - THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2023
SRC Presidents Alyssa and Phoenix and the SRC have asked us to publish that the SRC Fun Day will take place next Thursday 21 September 2023. The event requires a gold coin donation, with the funds raised going to Childhood Cancer.
The children have been invited to wear bright and happy colours. The activities for the free time, decided on by the SRC will be sports-based and include soccer, cricket, handball and Capture the Flag.
JUNIOR JOEYS TERM 3 COMPLETED
On Wednesday, we had our final Junior Joeys for Term 3. They completed their Drumbeat sessions with a star-studded performance of ' Old McDonald Had a Farm'. Thank you to the parents and grandparents who were able to join us.
We'll miss you joining us next week, Junior Joeys. We can't wait to welcome you back in Week 2 Term 4.
FORTNIGHTLY NEWSLETTERS FROM NOW ON
We are going to trial fortnightly Newsletters for the rest of Term 3. Anything that needs to be communicated between newsletters will be done via Compass.
UPCOMING DATES TO NOTE
|Friday 15 September Week 9||Whole School Mass|
|Monday 18 September Week 10||Parent Consultation Meeting 6 pm with David Younger|
|Tuesday 19 September Week 10||Parent Meetings with David Younger- 10 am and 6 pm|
|Thursday 21 September Week 10||
Last day of Term 3 for the students
SRC Fun Day
|Friday 22 September Week 10||Staff Development Day|
|Monday 9 October (Week 1)||Staff Development Day|
|Friday 13 October 2023(Week 1)||National Rosary Day|
|Tuesday 17 October (Week 2)||
Exuro Retreat- 2 students Year 5
Intensive Swimming Commences
|Wednesday 18 October (Week 2)||Junior Joeys begins for Term 4|
|Thursday 19 October (Week 2)||Rocktober Soccer Challenge|
|Friday 20 October (Week 2)||Assembly (Kinder, Year 1 & Year 2)|
IN WEEK 9 OF TERM 3 WE ARE TRULY GRATEFUL FOR:
- Junior Joeys and the amazing weeks they have put in at 'Big School'
- Stage 2 for leading us in a beautiful Mass today
- David Younger coming to work with us
- Our Student Representative Council
- Term 3 and all the learning and fun that has occurred
- The holidays that are coming
Have a wonderful weekend.
GOSPEL REFLECTION: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus teaches that we must forgive one another as God has forgiven us.
This year as part of our Annual School Improvement Plan - we aim to improve our students and staff's understanding of the Catholic Values on which our school was built by ensuring they are visible in actions, words and physical symbols
To support our school improvement plan, during Term 3 we will share the quotes and sayings of Saint Mary Of the Cross MacKillop. her words of wisdom are inspirational and guide us in understanding the teachings of Jesus.
Each week our Vice Captains Beau Jubber and Charlotte Robinson will share a significant quote or saying of Saint Mary MacKillop at our morning school assembly. Our next Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop quote from 1868 when she was only 26 years of age -the quote is a reminder of the need to listen to God.
St Joseph's SPIRIT OF JESUS AWARD
At St Joseph's we encourage our students to look for the goodness in others. Our school Vice Captains-Mission this year Charlotte Robinson and Beau Jubber have been given the responsibility of helping to acknowledge students who demonstrate the attitudes and gospel values that show the Spirit of Jesus.
If we have the spirit of Jesus in our hearts, then we are kind, compassionate, welcoming, cheerful, friendly, encouraging, giving, forgiving thankful, and respectful. This week the Spirit of Jesus Award was presented to Eli Walsh at the school assembly.
Sacramental Program - Celebration of First Eucharist
On Saturday evening Caleb Doran, Lotte Duignan, Rita Murada, Thomas Walsh and Sullivan McCabe-Dobbie and their families will enjoy the celebration of First Holy Communion.
We wish their families many blessings, and our prayers as they prepare for the celebration of the Sacrament on Saturday 16th September at our Parish Mass at the Anglican Church at 5 pm.
We welcome and invite all to this important parish celebration.
THE SEASON OF CREATION - 1st September till 4th October
The Season of Creation is the annual Christian celebration to pray and respond together to the cry of Creation: the ecumenical family around the world unites to listen and care for our common home. This year we will unite around the theme,
“Let Justice and Peace Flow.”
The Season “Celebration” begins on the first of September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends 4th of October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology. Our Pope Francis in his Encyclical Laudato Si reminds us of the importance of caring for our common home.
Sacrament of Eucharist -Celebrating First Holy Communion - Year 4- Saturday 16th September - ALL WELCOME
EXURO DISCIPLESHIP RETREAT - Year 5 - Tuesday 17th October
Catholic Mission fundraiser Socktober Soccer Shoot Out -Colour House Challenge - Gold Coin Donation - Thursday 19th October at lunchtime - All Welcome
Catholic Mission Mass - lead by our Mini Vinnies Friday 3rd November 9:30 am in the Evans head Anglican Church - All Welcome
Year 6 Graduation Dinner -Thursday 14th December 6 pm
Year 6 Graduation Mass - Friday 15th December 9:30 am - ALL WELCOME
SPOTLIGHT ON KINDER WRITING
We are so proud of the wonderful writing that is happening in our kindergarten classroom. Students are using their imagination and the skills they have mastered in Initialit to create these masterpieces.
BUS TRAVEL INVESTIGATION
8:02 am - Broadwater Main St Bus Stop
8:04 am - Broadwater Community Hall
8:06 am - Riley’s Hill Rd
8:15 am - Cnr Riley’s Hill Rd and Langs Way
8:20 am - River St Bus Stop, Woodburn
8:22 am - Cedar St, Woodburn
8:24 am - Wagner St, Woodburn
8:40 am - Evans Head Catholic Church (School)
REMINDER NO LEGO CLUB WEEK 10
OR WEEK 1 TERM 4
AWARDS - WEEK 8
|KINDERGARTEN||Lenny Johnston & Oscar Quirk|
|YEAR 1||Talen Prodanovic|
|YEAR 2||Archie Martin|
|YEAR 3||Elianna Piccini|
|YEAR 4||Chase Martin|
|YEAR 5||Charlee Cook|
|YEAR 6||Johanna Jensen|
|Spirit of Jesus||Eli Walsh|
AWARDS WEEK 9
|KINDERGARTEN||Billie Johns & Kayde Donnelly|
|Year 1||Harper Marsden|
|Year 2||Travis Bennett|
|Year 3||Isabella Salmi|
|Year 4||Ollie Handford-King & Tom Bailey|
|Year 5||Cooper Bailey|
|Year 6||Sonny Hamdford-King|
|Spirit of Jesus||Stage 2|
PIE DAY FRIDAY NEWS -
Spinach and Fetta Rolls now available
Spinach and Fetta Rolls - $4.50 from Wardell Pies will now be available on Pie Day Fridays. All orders need to be on paper bags with the child's name, class and what they would like to order clearly written on them with the money enclosed.
Large Pies - $3.50
Mini Pies - $2.50
Sausage Rolls - $2.50
Spinach and Fetta Rolls - $4.50
Big M Chocolate Milk - $1.50
Apple Blackcurrent Popper - $1.50
ORDERS TO BE IN BY THURSDAY - THANK YOU