- TERM 3 SCHOOL CLOSURE DATES
- ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
- PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
- TEACHER AWARDS
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY
- JAPANESE NEWS - RAMEN
- FOUNDATION EXCURSION
- YEAR 2 EXCURSION
- LIBRARY NEWS
- FATHER'S DAY BREAKFAST
- 2022 SCHOOL DISCO
- PREMIERS READING CHALLENGE
- 2023 CHROMEBOOK ORDERS
- LOWES 20% OFF
- TERM 3 PIZZA DAY
- TERM 3 BUSINESS RAFFLE
- 2022 SCHOOL PHOTOS
- SCHOLASTIC BOOKCLUB
- FATHER OF THE YEAR
- CANTEEN NEWS
- COMMUNITY NEWS
Matthew O'Brien, Principal
Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, Students and the wider St. Joseph’s Primary School Community,
Thank you to everyone who was involved in our community consultation process to decide upon the future of the St Joseph’s Fair. After due consideration the Parent School Association has decided not to continue with the Annual Fair. This decision enables the PSA to focus on community building activities with our $10,000 Business Raffle being our major fundraiser.
PSA Family Support
At recent PSA discussions, the group is conscious of financial pressure some families may be feeling at the moment. With this in mind we want all of our families to feel their children can be included in all PSA run activities, and not be excluded due to cost.
With this in mind, we have introduced a free cost ticket option for the student disco. If this situation applies to your family you would still ‘purchase’ a disco ticket from within CDFPay by choosing the ticket titled “Disco (PSA Supported)”. This will be completely confidential, and this information does not come through on any reports. In essence your ticket will be funded by the PSA and we hope this gesture from the PSA group helps your family and your child both financially and socially.
Our sympathies are with the Hall family for the passing of Clinton Hall (father of Jack Year 4 and Ella and William at Warrnambool College).
We also remember the McGowan family as Mick McGowan also passed away last week. Mick is the father of Bella, Hannah and Bayley all past students of St Josephs. The thoughts, prayers and support of our community is with these families.
ReLATE Student Survey: Please Help!
The researchers at Monash University would like a larger sample than they have currently received .
We would really love families with children in the Years 4-6 bracket to take a few moments to complete this survey which will support the school’s work in implementing the ReFraming Learning and Teaching Environments model. The survey is designed to be completed by parent(s) and their child.
There are 21 questions about safety, school environment and the teaching relationships that your child(ren) experiences. Our school will receive a report based on the findings that will be distributed.
Please use the link with your child if they fall into the Year 4-6 age range.
Phones and Smart Watches
We have a number of children with phones and smart watches at school. Parents are reminded that student phones need to be kept locked in the school library during the day and that smart watches should have internet functions switched off for school hours.
Matthew O'Brien, Principal
Happy Birthday to children celebrating their birthday this week.
Sibella Lewis, Beaux McInerney, Immy Edwards, Joe Haberfield, Will Haberfield, Quinn Madigan, Caloway Sicely, Henry Steenhuis-Young, Pippa Main, Toby Parsons, Jackson Senchenko, Milly Cooknell, Henly O’Grady, Archie McGovern and Will McMahon.
On Wednesday 27th July, the Foundation classes went on an excursion to see Edward the Emu at the Lighthouse Theatre.
We had a brilliant time watching the story we had read so many times, come to life on the stage.
It was a very funny performance and we loved it!
Edward the Emu
On Tuesday 27th July, the Year 2 students attended a performance of the picture story book written by
Sheena Knowles, “Edward the Emu”, at the Lighthouse Theatre. They loved the imagination created by the performers with puppets and even using a rolled up rug for a snake. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and had lots of ‘favourite’ parts to talk about on return to school.
Hello everyone, just a quick note from the Library (Learning Resource Centre).
Big reminder that Term 3 is Book Week Term and we are getting excited in the Library.
We are celebrating Book Week for St Joseph’s in Week 7 (Monday 22 - Friday 26 August) with dress up day being on Friday 26th August.
The theme for 2022 Book Week is
During the Term the students will be looking at one section of the shortlisted books during LRC lessons.
More information will be coming shortly.
Anyone who has time to cover some books let us know
Thanks and keep reading.
Emily, Maureen and Lyn
7:00am - 9:00am
Friday 2nd September
Our PSA is once again holding a Father's Day Breakfast for our school Dads (or special person). More details will follow in next week's newsletter.
Children arrive at school early with their dad and enjoy a breakfast of egg and bacon sandwiches or sausages in bread. The PSA will provide some fruit, juice and hot drinks, gluten free bread available. After the breakfast dads can walk their child/ren to the classroom for a visit.
Orders Open Soon
Orders will open via CDFPay early next week.
We rely on the assistance for volunteers on this day.
Please complete the volunteer form if you are able to assist with setup on Thursday after school or on the Friday morning for cooking, serving or cleanup.
Friday 26th August, 2022
Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2
5:30pm - 6:45pm
Year 3 - Year 6
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Time to get out your dancing shoes!
After a few years with no disco, it is time for our students to get dressed up and put on their dancing shoes and enjoy a special night at the School Disco.
Tickets must be purchased prior to the night and are $5 via CDFPay. Ticket sales close at 12noon on Friday 26th August.
Disco Poster Competition
Children must be signed in by an adult (contact number and the name of the person collecting).
Parents to drop children in the foyer, sorry no parents allowed in the disco unless they are on the volunteer roster. This rule is in place to comply with Child Safe Standards.
Children can collect a small bag of mixed lollies and a small bag of chips from the canteen during the disco. Gluten Free options are available.
Children are asked to bring their own drink bottle filled with water and place it in their classroom's lunch order tub upon arrival.
Please consider volunteering for the Disco. We need volunteers in a variety of roles including supervising sign in/out, dance floor, chill out room, refreshments and first aid (qualification required).
All volunteers must have a current Working With Children Check.
The Junior School Roster roster usually fills within days, please consider volunteering for the Middle/Senior School Disco if you have children in both areas.
Thank you to all our volunteers, we need the support of parents in order to run this fun event for our students.
Middle/Senior Disco - Years 3 - 6
Junior Disco - Foundation, Year 1 and 2
Does your child need some motivation to finish reading a long book? Is your child an avid reader and enjoys a challenge? Well register them now for the Premier's Reading Challenge. They just need to read 15 books by the end of September, and we can even add some books that they may have read last term.
All participants will receive a free bookmark, a signed certificate from the Premier and there will be prizes up for grabs too!
For more details please email email@example.com.
Parents of Year 4 students in 2023 are required to indicate their requirements for their child in relation to a Chrombebook device.
Please read the attached form by Thursday 11th August and indicate your requirements.
Pizza Day: Wednesday 17th August, 2022
Orders Close: 3pm Monday 15th August, 2022
Once per term the PSA run a Pizza Day as a "special occasion" lunch option and to raise money for the PSA.
Children can choose from either Garlic or Hawaiian pizza (Gluten Free options available) which are provided by Pinkie’s Pizza who are one of our major school sponsors.
Orders are now open via CDFPay (Canteen ordering system)
There are no canteen orders on Pizza Days and children not wanting to order pizza should bring their lunch from home.
Sorry, no late orders can be accepted.
Over Term 3 we are running a raffle aimed at supporting local and school connected businesses.
Thank you to families who have already sold and returned their tickets.
For parents we are asking each family to sell 4 x $25 tickets, with there being one prize of $10,000 worth of vouchers selected from the participating businesses only (the winner can choose to have 1 voucher of a maximum of 10 vouchers from different businesses).
The seller of the winning ticket will also have their 2023 Family fee (at least $1,375 based on the 2022 fees) credited off their school fee account.
The remainder of the family photos and late orders will be distributed on Tuesday 2nd August.
Please contact Glen Watson directly for late orders, missing digital email and queries about your order.
Orders for Scholastic Bookclub Issue 5 close on Friday 12 August, 2022.
If you would like any help in book suggestions for your child then please feel free to email us;
Foundation - Year 2 students use firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 3 - 6 students use email@example.com
Please remember that there is NO CASH option for purchasing books through this Scholastic Book Club program. We encourage you to use the website and/or the LOOP App. to make all purchases. We are grateful for all your support in building a positive reading and learning culture in our school!