2014 Lights, camera, action at St Joseph’s Primary
26 Mar 2014
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.
30 Oct 2022Last 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 2022Congratulations 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.
30 Oct 2022
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.
10 Oct 2022
Six Year 6 students selected from across 59 primary schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains recently competed in the Diocesan Voice of Youth Public Speaking Competition Grand Final on the 20th of September.
20 Sep 2022
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.
07 Sep 2022
This week our Stage 2 and 3 students enjoyed an incursion called "Radical Recyclers" performed by Eaton Gorge Theatre Company. This incursion helped increase our awareness of the importance of recycling at school and at home. It was a very interactive and fun incursion. Thank you to Blacktown City Council and Eaton Gorge Theatre Company for the opportunity to have this performance come to our school. For more information https://www.egtc.com.au/radical-recyclers
23 Aug 2022
On Monday, our teachers and students enjoyed dressing up to showcase their favourite book character at our Book Week Parade. The theme this year is "Dreaming with your eyes open". Our parent community were welcomed back into our school for another fun and exciting event.
23 Aug 2022
A wonderful morning was had by all on Friday as we welcomed our Grandparents back to school with a special liturgy with enthusiastic singing and a visit to our great learning spaces. Our children were delighted to see so many of their loved ones.
17 Aug 2022
Over the past 2 weeks, Year 5 and Year 6 left for an overnight camp to Camp Collaroy, on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. They completed a number of challenging activities such as orienteering, archery, high ropes course, giant swing and initiatives (team building/problem solving activities). Teachers and students had a fantastic time, as they challenged themselves to push beyond their boundaries and try new and exciting things.
12 Aug 2022
On Tuesday our Kindergarten students celebrated 100 Days of Learning. The children dressed up as though they were 100 and participated in lots of fun learning about the number 100. The day culminated in a picnic with their parents where the children were able to show them the lovely Joey Park playground that they are fortunate enough to play in each day. Here are some pictures of the celebration.
04 Aug 2022
Kindy have arrived safely at Calmsley Hill City Farm. We’ve had some recess and are now exploring the farm. It’s been a fun morning milking Maggie the Jersey Cow, seeing some lazy pigs and piglets, Coco the Camel and the ponies did what they wanted!! The exciting experience has been the tractor ride ..
04 Aug 2022
St Joseph's Primary Schofields pupils have moved into a brand new school building, allowing the institution to cater for the ever-increasing population in the north-west corridor - right on the outskirts of the Hawkesbury.
01 Aug 2022
What a wonderful celebration our staff and students had for our Opening and Blessing Ceremony on Thursday 21st July. It was nice to have the whole school together to sing "Together We Can", our school song, after the unveiling of the plaque.
28 Jul 2022
Year 2 was out of this world today! We explored the space planetarium, looking at concepts such as night and day, rotation and orbiting. We were so excited to get insights into moon phases, stars and planets and constellations.
22 Jul 2022
A lovely celebration as Very Reverend Father Chris de Souza, our Executive Director, Mr Greg Whitby and Mr Kevin Connolly, MP for Riverstone joined students and staff at the official opening and blessing of our beautiful school.