Week 10 Term 4
I would like to thank those families moving on from St Joseph's this year, for being there to support and work with us throughout your time at St Joseph's.
- The Felsch family
- The Roxburgh family
- The Soward family
- The White family
- The Woolley family
- The Barratt Family
- The Davis Family
On behalf of our school community, I wish you all the best for the future and thank you for the ongoing contribution to St Joseph's.
Congratulations to our 2021 School Leaders
|School Captains||Ever Brady and Banjo Newman|
|Vice Captains||Ruby Johnston and Jackson Grissell|
|Burbi Sports House Captains||Mia Sullivan and Dylan Harrington|
|Guraman Sports House Captains||Anna O'Neill and Reily Lohse|
|Gahgan Sports House Captains||Millie Bodley and Finlay Stevenson|
|SRC Presidents||Sarah Jamroz, Lucas Hayden and Aiden Doran|
|Mini Vini Presidents||Lean Sulit and Charlotte Kinsella|
|Events Management Leaders||Hayley Ryan and Luca Farlow|
Goodbye Year 6
Having named and congratulated our new student leadership team for 2021, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank our 2020 leaders for their leadership this year. It's been an incredibly different year for you as leaders and you have successfully carved a new model of leadership specific purely to this year. We couldn't have got through the year without your efforts. This week we acknowledged, thanked and farewelled Year 6- 2020. We started with a wonderful graduation dinner Tuesday night and then followed up with the official and moving School farewell, yesterday with their very personal and moving Graduation Liturgy and the obligatory last day pool visit (despite the weather). A tearful whole-school guard of honour completed their day.
In the words of their final graduation Liturgy hymn, we sing to them:
'Go well. Go well. On your passionate journey go well.
We'll miss you and we wish you every blessing
As you go upon your way, God will walk with you today.
(The Parting of the Ways- Peter Kearney)
We thank you, parents, for trusting us with your child over the years and for the opportunity to encourage and teach them to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed children of faith.
A special thanks to Marina Carpenter for your organisation and preparation for the graduation dinner and your creation of the beautiful Year 6 cushion gift to the school. Thanks to Helen Felsch and Shelley Cleverly for your assistance and to Shelley for organising the Year 6 gift of the tree to the school.
Farewell Mrs Felicity Wilde, Mrs LornaStormon and Ms Chaya Wilson
Yesterday we took time to farewell our teaching staff who are leaving us this year, Mrs Felicity Wilde, Mrs Lorna Stormon and Ms Chaya Wilson. Unfortunately, Ms Wilson was unable to be with us.
We thank Mrs Felicity Wilde who leaves us after 5 years as Assistant Principal. Felicity has been an outstanding leader, teacher, mentor, colleague and friend to the staff, students and families at St Joseph's. She has left her mark on every aspect of our school.
Mrs Lorna Stormon leaves St Joesph's after 15 years. She is retiring following an amazing 44 year teaching career. We thank her for her years teaching and supporting at St Joseph's. In particular, we acknowledge her work in recent years with small group and individual reading intervention(LLI). She has strongly influenced the students learning, confidence and love of reading.
We thank Ms Chaya Wilson for the 6 years of sharing her gifts and knowledge of learning and teaching at St Joseph's and for her role as Additional Needs Teacher. Chaya has been a strong advocate and mentor to our staff, students and family. Her support and care, in particular of our students with additional needs and their families have been outstanding.
Thank you, Mrs Wilde, Mrs Stormon and Ms Wilson, we acknowledge the difference that you have all made to our school. We are all the better for each of you being here and you will be missed. We wish you all the best for the future.
Student Maths Assessment Interviews (MAI's) 2021
same time, the MAI is included in that testing.
All student s Kinder-Year 6 will commence normal classes on Monday 1 February.
All parents have been sent an email with instructions on how to book the MAI assessment online.
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 change through the Intervention process. This is a Diocesan initiative, for
which we are extremely grateful to be involved. Thank you for your co-operation and support of your child's Mathematical understanding and progress.
Week 10 Highlights that we are truly grateful for:
- Our elected leaders for 2021
- Our SRC representatives for organising our Christmas fundraiser day. The money has gone to St Vincent De Paul, to help those in need.
- The Year 6 Graduation dinner and Liturgy.
- Our Swimming Age Champions
- Our Year 6 students- thanks for all that you've achieved at Primary School!
- All of our students.
- Our staff.
- Our families.
- Holidays and sleeping in!
COVID Practices Term 1
At this stage, we have been told that we will start Term 1 with the same practices in place as we have ended with this year. I will let you know at the beginning of the 2021 School year if there are any changes.
On behalf of the staff,
I wish all of our families a very happy and holy Christmas
and a New Year filled with all that you're hoping for.
Have a safe and enjoyable holiday. See you in 2021!
Our return dates for 2021 are as follows
Wednesday 27th January- Teachers Return
Thursday 28th January- MAI and Best Start Testing
Friday 28th January- MAI and Best Start Testing
Please ensure you have booked your child in for their MAI testing through the Compass App. Information regarding how to do this is in your emails.
Monday 1st February- All students return to school
School Swimming Carnival 2020
St Joseph's annual swimming carnival was held on Friday 11th December 2019 at Evans Head Aquatic Centre.
A special thank you to all the students, staff and work experience students who helped make our carnival a success despite the poor weather.
Congratulations to all the students who participated and cheered for their team during the carnival. Superb team spirit and great sportsmanship was shown throughout this year’s carnival.
Well done to our dedicated Colour House captains and Stage 3 students who organised their teams throughout the day.
Many thanks to the fabulous staff of St Joseph's who worked tirelessly prior and throughout the day to ensure the carnival ran smoothly.
Sports House Results for 2020
1st Gahgan (Green House) 198
2nd Burbi (Blue House) 149
3rd Guraman (Yellow House) 122
Well Done to all Colour House teams!
Congratulations to our Champions for 2020:
|Senior Boy Champion||Finlay Stevenson (Gahgan)|
|Senior Boy Runner-up||Jackson Grissell (Guraman)|
|Senior Girl Champion||Farrah Carpenter (Burbi)|
|Senior Girl Runner-up||Anna O’Neill (Guraman)|
|Junior Boy Champions||Beau Jubber (Gahgan) and Jed Duignan (Gahgan)|
|Junior Girl Champion||Eden Carpenter (Burbi)|
|Junior Girl Runners-up||Ariella Mangan (Burbi) and Charlotte Robinson (Gahgan)|
Happy Birthday wishes from the school community to Breanna Moss, Madison Kirk, Eliana Piccini, Millie Bodley, Lotte Duignan, Benjamin Moss, Finlay Stevenson, Isabella Wagner, Nyah Roxburgh, Ollie Handford-King, Chloe Woolley, Amahli Harford, Shayla Boland, Farrah Carpenter, Josephine Jensen, Logan Riddle, Mr Tony Stormon, Mrs Danielle Piccini, Mrs Felicity Wilde and Ms Jeanette Wilkins who are celebrating a birthday this week and throughout the holidays.
Family Connect Service
Sometimes families need a helping hand, especially in these challenging times.
St Joseph’s Primary School is pleased to announce that we are introducing the Family Connect Service to our school. Wendy Jansen is our new Family Connect worker who will be able to help any of our school families get the support they need. If you or anyone in your family would like assistance with:
- Parenting challenges
- Accessing housing support
- Accessing welfare supports
- Accessing counselling services
- Linking to domestic violence supports
- Finding culturally appropriate support
Contact Wendy by phone: 0437 179 916 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy will finish this year for the Christmas Holidays on Friday 18 December 2020. She will return to work and be available from 11 January 2021.
|Monday, 1st February 2021||NO CANTEEN|
|Wednesday, 3rd February 2021||HELP NEEDED - Please contact Gayl!|
Many thanks to the parents who have helped out in the canteen this Year. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas from the Students and Staff.
THANK YOU LADIES!