- JAPANESE HOST FAMILY REQUEST
- GOLD BOX
- TERM 4 SCHOOL CLOSURE DAYS
- TEACHER AWARDS
- SPORTS REPORT WEEK 4
- YEAR 4 CHROMEBOOK ORDERS
- JAPANESE NEWS
- PARISH NEWS
- LEAVING FROM AN EXCURSION
- WALK TO SCHOOL DAY
- CLASSROOM AND CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS
- VISION PORTRAITS THANK YOU
- TERM 4 PIZZA DAY
- CANTEEN NEWS
- COMMUNITY NEWS
2020 Japanese Host Family Request
Thanks to all the families who have volunteered to host one of the students from Kyoto, Japan. We still need one family to host a Grade 5 boy. Can you help?
Once again, students from Doshisha Elementary School, Kyoto, Japan, will visit Warrnambool and District. These students range from Year 3 to Year 5. Some students will be hosted by families from St. Patrick's, Port Fairy, other students will need to be hosted by St. Joseph's families.
The dates for this visit are Friday 20th March - Thursday 26th March.
We wish to remind parents that in Term 4 there will be 2 school closure days, the first being on Monday 11th November as previosly notified to families.
The second day is Friday 22th November which is an additional day resulting from an opportunity for staff to participate in a PD day with Dan Petro.
3/4 Regional Hoop Time Finals
A great day was had with our Year 3/4 Teams who competed in the Regional Hoop Time on Tuesday in Hamilton.
The girls displayed wonderful skills and were really competitive winning a number of their games, however they just missed out on qualifying for a Grand Final Spot. Our boys had a great day also. The team went through the tournament undefeated and have now qualified for the State Hoop Time Finals.
Congratulations to both teams on their success in the tournament. A big thank you to Mike McGorm (coach) and the parents who came along and supported our teams.
State Track and Field Finals
Below are the outstanding results of our students who braved the hot and windy conditions in Melbourne last Thursday at the State Athletics Track and Field Finals. A big thankyou to travelling families who came along to support the team. They all had a wonderful day and can be extremely proud of their achievements.
- Hannah McMeel 9/10 Year 100m Final - 9th Place
- Layla Nicolson 11 Year 80m Hurdles - 9th Place
- Will Callaghan 12/13 Year Boys Triple Jump - 10th Place
- 4x100m Girls 9/10 Year Relay - 15th Place
- (Hannah McMeel, Stella Marris, Milly Morley, Bonnie Albert)
- 4x100m Girls 11 Year Relay 10th Place
- (Layla Nicolson, Lila Evans, Piper Schultz, Henrietta Russell)
5/6 Cricket Schools Blast Cup
On the 24th of October our Super 8’s teams travelled to Brierly Cricket Oval to compete in the Super 8’s competition. Both teams progressed through the day undefeated and have advanced through to the next stage in Hamilton.
The boys team played against OLHC in their grand final, with the final score being 202 to 168.
The girls team played their grand final against St. Pius and won in a nail biter, by 3 runs.
Both teams represented the school exceptionally well and played the game with great team spirit. They should all be proud of their efforts on the day.
Sports Practice this week…
Please be aware due to the 5/6 Camp running Monday to Friday of this week there will be no sports practice.
Parents of Year 4 students are required to indicated their requirements for their child in relation to a Chrombebook device for 2020. Please read the attached form and indicate your requirements.
To celebrate ‘World Food Day’ on Wednesday 16th October the senior and middle Japanese students made Onigiri together. (Japanese Rice Balls.) “Onigiri Action” is a global incentive whereby every photo of a rice ball that is posted to the official website, will provide five hot meals to school children in need.
The students researched different ways to shape and decorate their rice ball, before taking a photo of it and then consuming it!
At times families may choose to take their child home directly from an excurions such as swimming or a sporting competion.
A reminder to families that if you are doing this then we require you to phone the office at the time and let us know so we can sign your child out for you.
Sharing of food items in the classroom
As our school community grows we have more students enrolled who have been diagnosed as having food allergies or intolerances. To support all needs we have reviewed our procedures for the sharing of food items in the classroom. At times some classrooms will have a shared morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea. This is a supervised event and all families are advised of this via a letter sent from the classroom teacher.
This ensures all children's individual needs are met and catered for.
To ensure the inclusion of all students please adhere to the routine for the sharing of food items within the classroom.
Celebration of Birthdays
At St Joseph's we celebrate children's birthdays as a school by presenting the child with a Birthday Certificate at our whole school assembly. Each classroom celebrates birthdays in different ways. Some classes have a special chair for the day or a badge to wear, most classrooms have birthdays displayed in the room.
For the purpose of an individual child’s celebration or birthday we are now advising an icy pole or Zooper Dooper be a recommended option for these occasions. It is not compulsory to celebrate all birthdays through the classroom.
Icy poles can be placed by the parent into the freezer in canteen. Please label with child's name and room number and let the classroom teacher know. Average classroom numbers are Foundation (19), years 1/2 (24), years 3/4 (25) and years 5/6 (26).
It is lovely that children at times choose to give Christmas cards to their friends at Christmas time. This year we are encouraging students to NOT include chocolates or candy canes with their cards in line with this sharing of food guidelines.
A message from Vision Portaits
Thank you for your assistance running our photo fundraising event. Our team had a great time and we hope your families enjoyed their experience and loved their photos.
We are currently preparing your fundraising summary and this will be emailed to you within 7 days. Please provide your bank details at your earliest convenience so we can transfer funds.
Prints will be sent to your organisation in about 3-4 weeks. Please email us when you have received them so we can text message families collection details.
Thursday 7 November, 2019, Orders close 3pm Tuesday 5 November
Once per term the PSA run a Pizza Day as a "special occasion" lunch option and to raise money for the PSA.
Children can choose from either Garlic or Hawaiian pizza (Gluten Free options available) which are ordered via CDFPay (Canteen ordering system) and provided by Pinkie’s Pizza who are one of our major school sponsors.
There are no canteen orders on Pizza Days and children not wanting to order pizza should bring their lunch from home.
Sorry, no late orders can be accepted.