News & Events
With the theme Viva l’Italia or Hooray for Italy, St Joseph’s celebrated their inaugural Italian Day last Thursday, September 14.
To officially start the day an assembly was held in the school gym where students and parents enjoying Italian music and singing. Creating enthusiasm, everyone was encouraged to dress up in an Italian themed costume or just come along in Italian colours of verde green, bianco white and rosso red.
The day was full of Italian inspired activities including bocce, soccer, art, construction challenges and dancing.
All students were then treated to an Italian tasting plate for lunch consisting of spaghetti and meatballs, pizza and crusty bread with cheese.
A total success, Italian Day provided every student with an experience full of learning and fun.
Signora Daniel - Italian Teacher
Senior News 3/4T
In the 3/4 area we have been working on our information reports in writing, and trying to improve them.
In maths we have been learning how to solve problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We have also been working on our strategies for division and multiplication. Everyone was tested to see how much we have improved on our maths strategies.
We have been improving our reading skills with our teachers listening to our reading separately, and in grammar we have been practising our punctuation such as where to use our commas.
In Religion everyone has been bucket filling. Bucket filling means making someone happy by filling their bucket with good feelings.
Recently Brendan, a local policeman visited us to talk about cyber safety. The preps came to our class and we made a poster on google drawings.
Hamish Gleeson & Liam McNally
Congratulations to our 5/6 Boys Soccer Team who competed in the State Championships on Wednesday September 6 at Cheltenham.
The boys were pitted against the 7 best Primary School teams from across Victoria and performed admirably, and with wonderful sportmanship and teamwork. It was a fantastic
effort to get to the Championships with the boys having a great year not conceding a goal in every competition prior to state. Well done to all, you should be extremely proud of your achievements.
Thank you to all the parents and friends who came and supported the boys, and helped on the sidelines. We definitely had the biggest cheers when we scored.
District basketball was held last week, Wednesday September 6 here at St Joseph’s.
The girls team played Cowes Primary and the boys were up against Bass Valley Primary. Starting as a close game, our girls eventually scored two goals to put us ahead and then the goals kept coming. The final score was 38-11 securing the girls into the next stage.
The boys started strong against Bass Valley and after a few minutes powered ahead. The second half saw them play hard and easily escaping Bass Valley’s defence. The boys played great and secured a spot of their own in the next stage with a win of 49-26.
Everyone played their best and we wish them the best of luck!
Charlotte Morris 5/6F & Baia Pugh 5/6L
Junior News Prep T
The Preps have had a fantastic Term 3.
We have had our excursion around town visiting the police station, the CFA and library. We also had a visit and a talk with Danny from the Ambulance service.
Students have been learning about the properties of different materials and have been exploring different uses for them.
We look forward to next term which will begin with our Water Awareness
Program, please make sure that you have brought your permission form
Tracy Allan - Prep Teacher
On Monday, September 11, 18 students represented St Joseph’s Wonthaggi in the Division Athletics Competition at Casey Fields.
Everyone did an excellent job in their events.11 of our students will move
onto the Regionals next term.
We both really enjoyed trying our hardest and cheering each other on,
and would like to thank the teachers who organised the event and the parents who helped out on the day.