Michael Gray, Principal
Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, Staff and our wider School Community
Supporting The Warrnambool Botanic Gardens
The Warrnambool Botanic Gardens is trying to gain approval by Heritage Victoria to create a beautiful nature play space on the St Josephs side of the gardens near the existing pond.
If you have a spare minute can you please show your support to get this initiative off the ground by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
It is hoped that with public support in the form of emails that Heritage Victoria will issue a permit to create this amazing project. The link below can give you some ideas for your email submission if needed. The link also has a copy of the plan.
Michael Gray, Principal
3:30pm - 5:30pm, Monday 17th February
3:30pm - 6:00pm, Tuesday 18th February
3:30pm - 5:30pm, Wednesday 19th February (Room D1 and D5)
Formal Parent Teacher Interviews are conducted twice yearly in Terms 1 and 2.
The first Parent Teacher interviews are held early in Term 1 to allow parents to formally meet their child’s classroom teacher, discuss their child’s needs and to allow the teacher to gain information pertinent to the student having a successful year of learning.
The second Parent Teacher interviews are late in Term 2 to allow the parents and teachers to discuss students’ mid year formal written reports.
Bookings are made via PAM and are now open.
Our school photo day will be this Thursday 13th February for all students in all year levels.
Online orders through our school photographer, Glen Watson Photography, are now open. Shoot key details were sent home with children either last Friday or today.
The shoot key is 78UAR4EM
Follow the link below for a flyer showing the various photo packages available.
There will be a backup photo day held on Tuesday 18th February, 2020.
Photos of School Representative teams will be taken later in the year on Thursday 22 October, 2020.
2020 Tennis Team
Throughout the first two weeks of school we saw a number of enthusiastic tennis players in Years 5 and 6 give up their lunch times for tennis trials and training. At this stage we have selected only two boys and two girls until we receive all entries from other schools.
The following students are commended for being successful in making this year’s School Tennis Team.
|No. 1 Austin Lloyd||No. 1 Mia Slater|
|No. 2 Tomm McKane||No. 2 Tahlia Vesey|
|First Emergency - Sam Anderson||First Emergency - Lila Evans|
|Second Emergency - Charlie Jellie||Second Emergency - Claire Benson|
Results from the 800m and 1500m trials
Congratulations to ALL the students who came along and tried their best at completing the 1500m and 800m events in preparation for the School District Team. Results have been posted on the Sports News noticeboard in the Hall.
Well done everyone for simply having a GO!
The full athletics team will be posted in the newsletter after school sports day. Competitors can only compete in 3 individual events at District level.
Swimming trials will be held this Friday 14th February at Aquazone for those children who have registered and completed the PAM permission form. Thank you to all parents who have successfully registered their child for these trials. Once the trials are completed, swimmers will be selected to represent the school at Division Swimming and notified.
School Lawn Bowls
Congratulations to the 15 children who have made the bowls team for 2020. These students will have the opportunity to train with Mr Guinan from 1:45pm-3:10pm each Monday and Wednesday until 26th February. We wish them all the best.
Emily Lloyd, Sports Co-ordinator, email@example.com
Senior Reconciliation is a Sacramental Program for Grade 6 students who have completed their Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist Sacraments.
Please complete this form and make $20 payment through CDFpay (our online ordering system).
At least one parent is required to attend the Parent Information meeting at the church.
Contact Leanne at the Parish on 5562 2231 with any queries.
Friday 21st February 2020 - Registration and payment closes
7:30pm, Tuesday 25th February 2020 - Parent information meeting
5:30pm, Tuesday 24th March 2019 - Sacrament of Reconciliation
A big thank you to all those families who came along on Wednesday night and caught up with old friends and hopefully met some new families as well. It was great to meet all the new families in our school community and we hope the picnic enabled you to meet some new people.
The children loved playing in the playground, running around with their class mates and dancing to the music. We were certainly blessed with the weather.
Our next PSA meeting is Tuesday 11th February, please feel free to come along and join us. Meetings take place in the staff room at 7:30pm. See you there.
2020 Japanese Host Family Request
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.
Elise Smock, Choir Co-ordinator
Students from Years 3-6 are invited to join our 2020 choir program. The choir is an extra-curricular program which engages students in a different way to the classroom program and offers positive experiences which raise self-esteem.
The rewards of being in the school choir are plentiful they include developing and extending their musical knowledge and skills, self-conficence, self-discipline and team work.
There are many opportunities for performance within the school and wider community which also contributes to the development of a sense of personal accomplishment and cultivates a positive self-image.
Rehearsals will take place in the foyer of the hall at the new time of 8:15 am on a Monday morning beginning the 17th February.
Students are welcome to come along to a few Choir rehearsals at the beginning of the year to see what Choir is all about. There is absolutely no pressure to join during the 3 week trial period but after this time we do ask that a year long commitment be made.
Children were invited to attend a meeting at recess last Thursday and took home a copy of a letter and expression of interest form. Spare copies are available from the office.
We look forward to a fun filled musical year!
Students from our school have the opporunity to participate in the Commonwealth School Banking program.
Information books will come home with Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 students. Students from other year levels can collect an information book from the office if they are interested.
Students who participate in the program drop their deposit books into the yellow tub at the office on a Monday and these are returned during the week.
Welcome and thanks to our new parent volunteer, Melissa Happ.