Week 2- Term 3 - 2021
This week Sophie and I have had the opportunity to spend some time with our Kindergarten students for 2022 and their parents. It is always such a joy to have one on one conversations with pre-schoolers—I love their enthusiasm to learn, excitement and initial understandings of all that big school holds. It has also been a good time to talk to both our current and new parents. I am particularly interested to hear why people choose St Joseph’s for their child. The answers include
COVID 19 REMINDERS
A big thank you to our parent community for your adherence to the current Covid guidelines. We continue to keep those people in our prayers who are in lockdown situations and those who are ill because of the virus. Some reminders from those guidelines include
- All visitors must sign in to both Service NSW COVID Safe Check-In and WOL (Who’s on Location). This allows us to meet child protection and emergency management legal requirements, AND the Service NSW COVID tracking QR system.
- Unfortunately, under the current guidelines parents are not permitted to visit classrooms or attend sporting events or assemblies. All group gatherings have been cancelled including parent-teacher interviews. Face masks are essential when entering the Office.
- Unwell students, staff and visitors:
If your child has cold or flu symptoms, please follow the health advice, get tested and stay at home while unwell. Students who are unwell and attend school will be sent home with the request to get tested. Visitors who have cold or flu symptoms will not be permitted to enter the school.
PARENT FORUM MEETING
The next Parent Forum meeting will be held this coming Monday 26 July in the Library at 6 pm. The current COVID guidelines will be adhered to.
We look forward to seeing you there.
IN WEEK 2 OF TERM 3 WE ARE TRULY GRATEFUL FOR:
- Our Mini Vinnie Presidents Charlotte and Lean for the amazing job that they are doing in teaching us about Making Jesus Real every day.
- Our parents for being so understanding and adhering to the current guidelines
- Kindergarten for your amazing writing!
- Our Director and all the staff at Catholic Schools Office, Lismore for their communications and support during COVID.
- Our Technology Officers Greg and John for their support of all things technology on a daily basis.
Have a wonderful weekend and holiday break! Stay safe and well.
SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION The 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Gospel Reading: John 6: 1-15 -
Jesus feeds the crowd of more than five thousand people with five barley loaves and two fish.
In this week’s Gospel, we read that Jesus gave thanks to God for the food that was
given to him and fed more than 5,000 people. All the people ate and had their fill. Then what did Jesus tell his disciples to do? (collect the leftovers so that nothing would be wasted) Jesus accepted the contribution of food that was given to him, and this small offering became more than enough to feed the crowd.
This miracle teaches us about the great gift we receive in the Eucharist when the gifts of bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ. When the bread and wine are offered at Mass, we offer ourselves as well, giving thanks to God for all that we have been given. God has given us many gifts to share and can do amazing things when we offer these gifts in service to others.
Mini Vinnies Winter Appeal
Each year, Vinnies provides shelter, food, clothing, financial support, friendship and care for tens of thousands of people in NSW. Since the coronavirus outbreak, their volunteers and staff have worked tirelessly and creatively to keep their doors open at a time of increasing need. Now, more than ever is the time for us to come together to support those experiencing hardship. By supporting the Vinnies Winter Appeal, it will make a difference for people whose lives have been turned upside down. Students, teachers and parents can contribute in several ways: by raising money, donating material goods, or performing simple acts of kindness. Last Year our Mini Vinnies and school community were praised for our mighty effort in creating comfort packs for the needy in our community. We were encouraged to continue this selfless initiative. Our Mini Vinnies will be collectingDonations of items for our comfort packs will be welcome. Please have your donations in by Wednesday 4th August.
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.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION (Year 3 and other students) - All Saints Church Woodburn WEDNESDAY 20th October 2021 at 6 pm. Parents wanting their children to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation are asked to contact Megan Boyd or the school office. Children will need to have received the Sacrament of Baptism prior to the Confirmation date.
LISMORE MUSICAL FESTIVAL 2021 131st AUGUST - 3rd September
If any parent would like more information about the Lismore Musical Festival please see Gayl at the Parish Office,
The Richmond Zone Athletics Carnival has tentatively been moved to the 5th August 2021, at Riverview Park, South Lismore. Parents will be advised of any further changes or postponements. We keep you updated via Compass and the school Facebook.
Richmond Zone 1500m
The tentative date for this is Wednesday 4th August - 4-5 pm at Riverpark, South Lismore. Students have already received the note outlining the order of events.
Richmond Zone Athletics Carnival: - Wednesday 21st July 2021. ( Term 3 Week 2)
|Year 1||Eliana Piccini|
|Year 2||Tom Walsh|
|Year 3||Nick Felsch|
|Year 4||Lilijoy Walkington|
|Year 5||Max Ferrier|
|Year 6||Lean Sulit|
|Monday, 2nd August||Kath Harford|
|Wednesday, 4th August||Helen Grissell|
|Monday, 9th August||Mel Handford|
|Wednesday, 11th August||HELP NEEDED!|
If anybody is able to help out in Canteen in Term 3 could you please call Gayl on 66822468.
THANK YOU LADIES!