Students enjoyed the opportunity to read the news
Students enjoyed the opportunity to read the news

Students from St Joseph’s Primary, Schofields were treated to a real-life learning experience when the ABC Exhibition Trailer came to visit.

The interactive vehicle provided an opportunity for students to get a hands-on understanding of what goes into TV and radio news production.

On Monday 25 March, Years 3 and 4 students presented news, weather and sport from the mock TV studio which was fitted with a fully functional camera, green screen and teleprompter. Some of the students chose to co-present their favourite shows or sing-a-long to songs from popular shows. 

In the radio studio, students learnt how to ‘panel’ and present their own ABC radio broadcast announcing news, playing music and crossing to news and traffic reports. All performances were recorded for the students to share with their families at home.

ABC Educator, Chantelle Norris, guided students through the exhibition trailer, answering questions and offering an insight into the media industry.
The students had the opportunity to demonstrate their presenting skills which are important in developing literacy. Students were also encouraged to think about what makes a good news story and the target audience.

Year 3 teacher, Leanne Farhart, said the experience was an engaging learning opportunity that has given the students an appreciation for what is happening behind the scenes when they’re watching at home.

‘They have really enjoyed the chance to use the microphone, read from the autocue and stand in front of the camera,’ said Leanne. ‘They had a lot of fun appearing on screen and watching their peers from the audience and the learning will continue in the classroom.’

The feedback from students was overwhelmingly positive. 
‘I was nervous and excited about presenting on-camera but I really enjoyed reading the news in sport,’ said Jacob Trinidad.


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CathEd Parra

CathEd Parra


  • 30 Oct 2022

    From Facebook
    Last Friday, our school community truly demonstrated how we can pull together to achieve amazing things. The students and teachers enjoyed a day of crazy socks, a sausage sizzle, zooper doopers and shooting goals. The students and teachers had so much fun, especially when the students were trying to shoot a goal against their teacher. We raised roughly $1,500 which will be donated to Catholic Mission to support families in Ethiopia facing malnutrition and food insecurity. These funds raised will help sustain and enrich the lives of vulnerable children who are in need of our support. Thank you to our community for working together to help those in need. “Together we can” do amazing things to answer God’s call to action.

    20 Sep 2022

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    Congratulations to Stephanie Attard for being elected as St John Paul II School Captain for 2023. It is great to see a former St Joseph's student fill the School Captain role.

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