Michael Gray, Principal
Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, Students and the wider St. Joseph’s Primary School Community, today brings us to the final week of this “most unusual” school year.
Our final assembly was held early this morning with all students and staff; the first time since early Term 1. The excitement of being together was infectious; our students and staff were keen to send off our Year 6 in a manner of gratitude, respect and appreciation. As Mr. Andrew McCombe shared; this year it would be easy to highlight what the group missed out on; but rather Andrew highlighted the fact that our Year 6 students embraced every opportunity, were resilient and achieved outstanding results in what was a challenging environment.
The final assembly was recorded and will be available when editing is completed. The assembly recognised special awards, student achievements and time to thank many people for their contribution to our school. The assembly was concluded with three short videos depicting the Year 6 students’ highlights. All presentations will be available for a period of time in recognition families were unable to attend. The covid-19 gathering rules prevent how many we could have present, given 600 students and 80 staff. I do encourage Year 6 families to especially view the Arts film at the end and the Foundation to Year 5 student “Guard of Honour” to farewell the Year 6 students.
Michael Gray, Principal.
Although I have not actually had to write that many Sports Reports this year I did want to take this opportunity to thank the students for their efforts in Sport this year. They have all had to learn how to cope with many disappointments, but in particular the missed opportunities to represent their school through sporting competitions.
So last week we gave our Year 6 students the chance to have some fun and represent their House Colour in either Netball or Basketball. Some students had never played the game before and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to play in front of a small crowd of cheering students during lunchtime. We wish our Year 6 students all the best in their sporting endeavours at Secondary School and hopefully we can all look forward to more sport, here at St. Joseph's in 2021.
Mrs Emily Lloyd
Heath and PE Co-ordinator
Congratulations to our School Raffle Winners
Thermomix TM6 (latest model) valued at $2,268
Winner: Sophie Mugavin
$300 voucher from the Fair Sponsor Norton Ford ($150) and Lucas Brothers ($150)
Winner: Melissa Mueglitz
$200 voucher from the Fair Sponsor Pearsons Nursery
Winner: Helen Harrington
Thank you to all our families with your support with our school raffle.
Tuesday 15th - Thursday 17th December, 2020
Wednesday 27th - Friday 29th January, 2021
Bookings are now open via Parent Access Module (PAM).
Parents are able to make, view and edit bookings via PAM.
This year has been different I am sorry to say,
and it’s really gotten in Everyone's way,
it started off with fires and then the coronavirus,
what is going on with the world?
Mia, Evie and I had to see each other over a screen.
I wrote this poem to reflect about what happened at home.
This year has been hard but it is getting better,
you could have picked up a hobby like writing letters.
Overall, it’s been ok, even though it’s gotten in everyone’s way.
So COVID-19 please go away,
we have gotten sick of having you day to day!