Thursday, 29 May 2014

Principal’s News for Week 4 Term 2

Celebration of Learning and fish and chip family evening Monday 9th June at 5:30pm
Our school wide goal at St Joseph’s is ‘To engage every student in deep learning for success.’
Many of you have already begun to read our school blogs and have a chance to learn about what is happening in our classrooms. Some of our children are creating their own blogs and sharing their learning with an audience that goes beyond the classroom.

How can this kind of learning really work? Why is it important? Why are teachers changing the way that they teach? Why do some of the classrooms look different?

We invite all of our families and friends to come to a special evening on Monday 9th June at 5:30 pm to find out the answers to some of these questions and more. Share your fears, hopes and dreams for your children with other families.

Come along and listen to some of our students share the way that they learn as well as find out how we can deeply engage our children in their learning and how you can support them too.

Bring along your fish and chips or picnic style food to share with your family at 5:30pm and enjoy having a St Joseph’s family get together. After we finish eating, we will begin our celebration of learning. We aim to be finished by 7pm.

St Jo’s Has Got Talent Thursday 3rd July 1pm matinee and 6pm evening performance

Mr Cartlidge is coordinating the school production this year. We are looking forward to it. Here is his message about it.

At the end of the term we will put on our bi-annual senior school production, ‘St Jo’s Has Got Talent’. All of the children in Years 4-8 will be performing a couple of items and there will also be some individual acts, showcasing some of our children’s hidden talents. The children have started practising their class items and you may receive some requests for costume items in the coming weeks. I would be really keen to hear from parents available to help out with choreography or hair and makeup on the day. If you have any other skills that you think would be useful leading up to the musical please let me know.
We will be putting on two performances in the Saint Kevin’s Auditorium, in week nine of this term, a matinee at 1pm on Thursday 3rd July, and the main performance at 6pm on the same day, gold coin entry donation for both performances. We would love to see all of you there!
Students as Leaders and Parent Updates

I have created some new sections on the principal’s blog to be more open and transparent about life at St Joseph’s on

You will find a link that shares the student leadership news and another link to keep you up to date with some of our parent meetings. You will find links to our other school blogs and sites on last week's message  below.
There are also links to our blogs under the learning tab on our website.

Thanks to our Year 8 School Councillors who sold pumpkins from the school vegetable garden to our families and parishioners this morning. They chose to raise funds towards organising the next disco with profits going to the Home and School.
Pumpkin's galore  for sale.

Micha had to chase us for her pumpkin !

Thanks to the Criddle family for buying the first pumpkin

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