Thursday, 28 July 2016

1. Principals News - Week 1, Term 3 2016

Term 3 has had a very busy beginning.  I have been warmly welcomed by staff and students and am loving my time at St Joseph's. It has been great to meet parents as well.

The week started off with a very successful ski day held in beautiful weather at Ohau ski field.  Our thanks to Mr Cartlidge and his support crew.

School Mass
Father Wayne is unwell today so we were not able to attend Mass this morning.  We wish Father a speedy recovery and if all is well we will have our school Mass tomorrow at 9.15 am.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

St Mary's Interschool
Today our Yr 8 students are taking part in our annual interschool against St Mary's from Mosgiel at St Kevin's College.  The children enjoyed themselves and played with passion.  The sports on offer were netball, rugby, mixed basketball and mixed football.  We won all four games convincingly and thank Mrs Souness, Mr Cartlidge, Mr Cant and Mr and Mrs Whiston for all their help today.  Photos of the interschool will be shown in next weeks blog.

Manderin Teachers
Next Thursday, our Manderin language classes begin for students in years 4-8.  We warmly welcome Cynthia and Alice our Manderin teachers to our school.  They visited us today and introduced themselves to the staff so we are all set to begin next week.

Student Safety Survey
Last term the school surveyed our students on 'How Safe they Feel at School' and here is the result from this survey.
Jill Baird
Caretaker Principal

Below is a message from your new principal in term 4.
Kia Ora!   For those who don't know me, my name is Lorraine Frances-Rees and I'll be starting at St Joseph's in term 4 as your new principal.  From 2012 to early 2015 I was the year 7 teacher at St Joseph's, assistant principal and then deputy principal.  My boys Antonio and Daniel also went to St Joseph's and I had the very great privilege of teaching them both.  I am presently principal at St Joseph's in Pleasant Point.

I have a great love for St Joseph's school.  I'm looking forward to guiding the school into its future and working with our excellent staff to provide a nurturing and vibrant learning environment for our lifelong learners in the Catholic Faith.    

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