Week 4 Term 1 - 2021
PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
ST JOSEPH'S COMMUNITY FAIR.................... IT'S ON!
SAVE THE DATE!.......26 MARCH 2021
Our amazing fair with rides, entertainment, markets, food trucks, and culminating in a fireworks display will be one of our best. BUT WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOUR HELP.
We have a small dedicated group of people from the Parent Forum who are working to ensure the best possible fair. Now your assistance is needed.
HELP ON THE DAY:
We need every family to help on the day. If we each donate at least 1 hour to work at the fair, then everybody gets time to enjoy the evening with their families. There are a variety of ways to help. A note will be sent home via Compass providing you with the opportunity to volunteer.
This year Mrs Jocelyn Reese has again offered to be the Parent Assembly Rep for our school. I am appealing for a parent to join her in the role and share the experience. The Parent Assembly supports parents and carers to be the best parents they can be and effective partners in their child's education by providing high quality and engaging opportunities. Please contact the office if you would like to assist
CURRENT COVID GUIDELINES
- Students and staff with even mild symptoms of COVID 19 are not to attend school. Parents of symptomatic children should provide evidence of a negative result prior to returning to school. In circumstances where children have other medical reasons for recurrent symptoms, a letter fro the GP is sufficient to negate the requirement for a negative test.
- We will continue our regular COVID safe practices of student hand sanitising on entry to the school, after mealtimes and during the day.
Week 4 Highlights that we are truly grateful for:
- Our parents for joining us for the Parent Information Night.
- Our teachers for their work and presentations last Monday evening.
- Our Parent Forum for working to bring us the St Joseph's Community Fair.
- Shrove Tuesday- thanks Helen and Gill
- Ash Wednesday Mass and Liturgies.
- Our swimmers who represented St Joseph's at Zone Level last Monday- you were amazing!
Have a wonderful weekend!
1st SUNDAY OF LENT - GOSPEL REFLECTION
Jesus is tempted in the desert.
During Lent, we are led by the Holy Spirit to reject all that is not good for us and to follow Jesus. Just as Jesus was ministered to by the angels, God also supports us in our struggles against temptation.
Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and giving. We can give our time, our patience, our love to others during Lent. We also can take the time to pray and listen to the needs of others
Ash Wednesday – 17th February 2021
This week the season of Lent began with Ash Wednesday, which also marks the beginning of the annual Caritas Australia Project Compassion Appeal. Donations to Project Compassion allows Caritas Australia, the Catholic Agency for International Aid and Development, to work with local communities around the world to alleviate poverty, hunger, oppression and injustice.
Saint Oscar Romero is our inspiration for Project Compassion 2021, so in his words let’s “Aspire not to have more, but to be more.”
COULD ALL MISSION BOXES PLEASE BE RETURNED BY MONDAY 29th MARCH 2021
SHROVE TUESDAY - PANCAKE DAY
Thank you to Helen Grissell, Gill O'Neil and Gayl Fetros for your huge contribution to the success of PANCAKE TUESDAY.
Your assistance in the purchasing, making and selling of the pikelets to our students was much appreciated.
Our students did enjoy the delicious treats and were generous in their giving to PROJECT COMPASSION.
Thank you to all for your generous support!
PROJECT COMPASSION - First Week of Lent
We begin our annual Lenten Project Compassion journey by learning about the story of Jamila and her family. Jamila, 22, is a Rohingya woman, living in the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. A single mother, she fled armed conflict in Myanmar to save herself, her elderly mother and an eight-month-old baby.
With the support of Caritas Australia, through Caritas Bangladesh, Jamila was able to access emergency food and shelter. She also received counselling, emotional support and learnt sewing skills, to help her earn an income. Jamila now feels less alone, with a sense of community around her. She is able to ‘Be More’ to her little family.
· 860,494 people remain in the densely populated camps, in desperate need of humanitarian assistance, especially due to COVID-19. (UNHCR)
Watch a short film about Jamila’s story here.
“Aspire not to have more, but to be more.” Please support Project Compassion: lent.caritas.org.au
MAKING JESUS REAL - (MJR)
At St Joseph’s Woodburn we encourage our students to “Make Jesus Real’” by the way they act in our school community and while at home and out in the community
MJR at St Joseph’s Woodburn encourages our students to be WEST people - that is WELCOMING, ENCOURAGING, SAY SORRY when needed and be THANKFUL.
Parents of Year 4 students preparing for the Celebration of the Sacrament of Penance
Session 1 - Saturday 6th March
Session 2 - Saturday 20th March
Session 3 - Saturday 27th March
The celebration of the Sacrament of Penance will be on Tuesday 30th March at 6 pm.
The Sacrament of Eucharist - Celebrating First Holy Communion will be celebrated in June at a Parish Mass on Saturday 12th June at 5:30 pm.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION ( Year 3 ) - Friday 22nd October 2021
Diocesan Swimming Carnival
Good luck to Finlay Stevenson and Jackson Grissell who will be representing the Richmond Zone at the Diocesan Swimming Carnival on Friday 26th February at Murwillumbah. Finlay is competing in the Boys 12-year-old 50m Breaststroke, Boys 12 Year 50m Backstroke and the 200 Individual Medley. Jackson is competing in the Boys 13-year-old 50m Freestyle. We will share his results next week.
Congratulations to all of our students who represented St Joseph's at the Richmond Zone Carnival. Your effort, support, encouragement and school spirit were outstanding. We are so proud of you all!
Winter Sports Trials 2021
The Richmond Zone Winter Sports Trials will be held in Lismore on Wednesday 24th February. All notes have been issued to selected students.
Our school cross country will be held on the school grounds on Thursday 18th March 2021. All students in K-6 will participate in this event.
Richmond Zone Winter Sports Trials (Year 5 & 6) – Wednesday 24th February
Lismore Diocesan Swimming Carnival – Friday 26th February
Lismore Diocesan Winter Sports Trials (Year 5 & 6) – Friday 12th March
St Joseph’s Woodburn Cross Country -18th March 2021
Richmond Zone Cross Country – Friday 30th April
Lismore Diocesan Cross Country – Wednesday 26th May
St Joseph’s Athletic Carnival - TBC
Richmond Zone Athletics Carnival – Wednesday 21st July
Lismore Diocesan Athletics Carnival – Friday 13th August
Richmond Zone Football, Netball and Multi Sports Gala Day – Thursday 26th August
Richmond Zone Summer Sports Trials (Year 4 & 5) – Thursday 28th October
Lismore Diocesan Summer Sports Trials (Year 4 & 5) – Friday 19th November
|Year 1||Maya Jensen|
|Year 2||Rita Murada|
|Year 3||Year 3|
|Year 4||Year 4|
|Year 5||Year 5|
|Year 6||Reily Lohse|
|Year 1||Eva Flanagan|
|Year 2||Thomas Bailey|
|Year 3||Sophie Flanagan|
|Year 4||Sonny Handford-King|
|Year 5||Boston Long|
|Year 6||Jackson Grissell|
|Monday, 22nd February||Grace Martin|
|Wednesday, 24th February||
|Monday, 1st March||Donna Walsh & Mel Handford|
|Wednesday, 3rd March||HELP NEEDED!|
If anybody is able to help out in Canteen in Term 1 Could you please call Gayl on 66822468.
THANK YOU LADIES!
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
Wendy will be onsite at St Joseph's Woodburn on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of each month during 2021.
Contact Wendy by phone: 0437 179 916 or email: email@example.com