Thursday, 16 October 2014

1. Principal News Week 1 Term 4

Welcome to Term 4. Thank you to everyone who supported and helped us last term in so many ways .This Friday at 2:30 pm we will present certificates and the Veritas Award and Parish Cup from the end of last term.

Career's Expo
At the end of last term the Year 8's invited us to their Career Expo. They had spent quite some time with Mr Moore researching future career opportunities and then creating informative displays of their findings. Some students had even made special business cards sharing links of interest. This is the first time the Year 8's have held a career's expo and we congratulate them on the quality of their displays.

Family Learning Hui
Last night, Mrs Frances Rees led a 7.00 pm learning hui in the library. Thanks to the families that joined us. We began with a healthy discussion about concerns and expectations. You can read the notes that I took during this discussion on the parent section of my blog by clicking here. We learnt how the SOLO taxonomy is used to deepen our thinking skills and knowledge and linked this to making sense of Digital Citizenship. The next session will be on Thursday 23rd October at 5:30 pm and will be another Fish and Chip (or BYO food) session in the hall.

Staffing News
Last term we farewelled Mrs Patterson who is enjoying her new Principal job. Here is a photo of Siobhan and Ava with the gift from the board presented to her at the final farewell assembly last term.

We welcome the experienced Miss Nicky Clouston to the junior teaching team and are pleased to have her join our St Joseph's school family.

We congratulate Miss Chantelle Jackson on her recent appointment to teach at Holy Family school in Melbourne for 2015. Chantelle has been in a fixed term position with us for the past two years. We will make the most of her before we say farewell at the end of the year!

We are in the process of making staffing and classroom plans for 2015 and will keep you up to date with our progress.

Special Congratulations
Congratulations to Mrs Paula Brien who is always busy taking photos of our students for our newsblog. This week we took a photo of her!!  Mrs Souness nominated Paula for a volunteer coach award for coaching our Year 4 netball team, St Kevin's coaching and her work for the Athletic Netball Club as well. Well done Mrs Brien and thanks for all of your hard work in the community as you 'Reach for the Stars as a Lifelong Learner in the Catholic Faith.'

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