Term 2 Week 8 2023
Dear Parents and Carers
Due to overwhelming support from the staff, next Term we will be trialling changes to our lunch and afternoon tea times. We would like students to have the opportunity to play at both times and believe a shorter lunch will enable students to constructively occupy themselves. The changes do not impact teaching time and provide the exact same break time just allocated differently.
8.45am - 11.15am Morning session
11.15am-11.25am Teachers supervise all children eating
11.25-12.00pm Lunch play time
12.30pm-1.30pm Middle Session
1.30pm-2.00pm Afternoon Tea time
2.00pm-3.00pm Afternoon Session
We will ask for feedback at the end of term 3 before this becomes a permanent change.
Trivia Night :
I would like to thank all the fabulous parents who put time into preparing this event. Unfortunately due to a lack of numbers we have had to cancel it. I am very grateful to the team of dedicated parents who enthusiastically organised this event and I look forward to the next event we can all participate in. Please send us your ideas or come along to the Parent Forum meetings next term.
Parent Forum Meetings:
I would invite all parents to come along to our Parent Forum meetings where we meet to hear parent voice on things that impact the school and the wider community. These meetings are not only about fundraising or events, they are opportunities for the school to ask for parent feedback on changes to policy, procedures, and what they would like us as staff to consider to make St Joseph's the best school we can be. We will start to invite guest speakers on topics that you as a parent body are interested in. This new approach to Parent Forum is a wonderful opportunity for us to collaborate as parents and staff and I look forward to welcoming more parents to these meetings. You also don't need to come to every meeting, there is no need to take on a role or responsibility, just come to engage and have a voice.
Leader of Pedagogy- Learning and Teaching
A big thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the Tell Them From Me Survey at the beginning of the term. Your feedback has been incredibly helpful in providing us with valuable information about your level of involvement, satisfaction with school communication, and engagement in your child's education.
We want you to know that we are currently going through the survey reports and analyzing the data to look for any trends and patterns. This analysis will help us better understand the collective voice of our community and make informed decisions. By listening to your perspectives and experiences, we can work together to ensure a positive and enriching experience for every student. Your input is truly valued as we strive to continuously improve and provide the best education for our students.
- Mrs Victoria Atkinson (Leader of Pedagogy)
The NSW Combined Primary Schools Cross Country was held in Sydney on Tuesday. Noak Kotek, Emjay Goldsworthy, Elana Kotek, and Parker Goldsworthy represented St Joseph's at this carnival. All four participants gave amazing performances, Noah placed 2nd, Emjay 8th, Elana 16th, and Parker 3rd. Noah and Parker will now compete at the NSW state carnival next term. Congratulations on your wonderful achievements and we wish Noah and Parker the best of luck at the next carnival.
Naidoc Week Celebrations
We will have the pleasure of hosting the Gudjnburra Dancers on Tuesday the 28th of June as part of our Naidoc Celebrations. All are welcome to join us from 8.45 am to 9.15 am.
Save the Date
Wednesday 21st June Public Speaking Finals in the church 10 am - 12.30 pm
Friday 23rd June Pyjama Day, Can Can Day, Mini Vinnies Sleepout
Monday 26th June Year 3 Fingal Headland Excursion
Tuesday 27th June Whole School Naidoc celebrations 8.45 - 9.15
Wednesday 28th June Rewards Day (Select students)
On Friday the 2nd of June Years 2 and 3 travelled by bus to the Gold Coast Sports & Leisure Centre at Carrara, to attend the Wheelchair Rugby National Championships. As you can see from the gallery below it was a wonderful experience for our students.
St Vincent De Paul Society
Every day, the members of St Joseph’s Conference, Tweed Heads, are making a real difference in the lives of those doing it tough by providing support, friendship, financial assistance, and referrals to other local services. We aim to give the people we see a hand-up. It is demanding but satisfying work.
Our membership is depleting and at the same time, the demand for our support is increasing.
We really need your help!
If you’d like to join us or find out a little bit more, please email June Noblet at email@example.com