So much great learning happens at St Joseph’s ! Already Kindergarten have been learning through play about school, Year 1 have become paleontologists, studying fossils lent to us from the Australian Museum, Year 2 have been learning about insects from live stick insects and meal worms. Astronomy is happening in Year 3 with a visit from the planetarium on Monday. Year 4 are learning about rocks and soil, Year 5 about earthquakes and Year 6 are preparing for their trip to Canberra by having classroom votes and campaigns.
What a celebration we had last Thursday. We gave our wonderful little school a great party, with special guests, family, solemn ceremony, food and fun! Special guests included: Sr Marea Ross, a sister of St Joseph and the founding principal, Mrs Fran Jackson, the first assistant principal , Mrs Jenny Langford, the first Religious Education Coordinator, Mrs Deb Sheriden and Mrs Brooke MacDonald- part of the original staff.
News about the feast day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and news about the Parent Group Committee.
I hope you were able to enjoy the break from school routine and homework over the school holidays. The children and teachers have come back much refreshed. Over the holidays I looked into the school’s archives to get ready for our 20th birthday celebrations. Yes, We are 20 years old! .
Note from the Principal about the Term 3 Calendar, Grandparents Day re-scheduled & the afternoon pickup survey results.
The teachers and I are looking forward to meeting with you about your child’s learning next week. You will gain valuable insights into your child’s learning and how we can continue to work together to assist your child’s learning. If there is any part of the report that you need explained please let the teacher know. Lots of exciting events are happening at school and the parish at the moment. A highlight for me was the First Holy Communion last Sunday. The children were lucky to make their communion on the feast of Corpus Christi (the body of Christ).
At the end of this term you will receive your child’s half yearly report. At the moment the teachers are working hard finalising their grades and writing comments for the report. There are some changes to the reports from previous years which are outlined in this article.