Dear Parents, Students, Staff and all associated with St Joseph’s Community
It is that time of the year when I feel I am caught between two competing universes. On one hand,
we are very busy preparing for next year – organising new teaching and support staff, allocating teachers and classes, and negotiating tradesmen to come in to work over the holidays. At the same time, there is still much to do before the end of the year – assessment and reporting, concert performances, Junior Athletics Day, Year 6 graduation, End of year Mass, and the final assembly with the drawing of our major school raffle.
As people who lead very busy lives, we always face the danger of projecting our lives into future
events to the extent that we lose sight of the present moment –the smile on someone’s face
when they pass us by, the question asked by a friend, teacher, family member, that we simply
Of course we need to carefully consider our decisions and future plans. To not do so would
be irresponsible. However we need to keep a balance between “now and then” so that we
avoid slipping into anxiety about our futures and free ourselves from frantic feelings about all the
things we need to do NOW or “my whole life will be affected”.
The words of Psalm 46:10 are what I draw on “Be still and know that I am God.” In spite of our best efforts, we cannot know the future, even our own, but we can experience serenity –a kind of
spiritual calm, in doing what we should be doing and leaving the rest to God.
The 2019 teaching staff is as follows:
Prep: Trish Martin and Kate Egan
Yr 1/2: Tracy Allan, Danielle Wells, Jenny Watts
Yr 3/4: Toni Moser, Travis Newton and Susan Holmberg
Yr 5/6: Leigh Granger, Jenny Lawlor and Kathryn Morison
Performing Arts: Ann Tschiderer
LOTE (Italian): Rosemary Daniels
Sport: Michelle Richards.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics): Sarah Keating
Joanne Coldebella will be continue her role as as Deputy Principal and Learning Adjustment
Di Gin, Kylee Bertacco, Kasey Heim will be supplementary teachers for these classes.
Ann Diviny who is presently on long service leave has only recently informed me that she will not be returning in 2019 and as such we have yet to finalise the available position in the 5/6 neighbourhood.
….. and to finish off
My prayer is that the final weeks will remain productive and a time of genuine closure so that we can look back on the year knowing that we have made it the best year it could possibly have been.
Yours in Catholic Education