Dear Parents, Students, Staff and all associated with St Joseph’s Community
Here we are in June with Semester 1 almost complete. It only seems like yesterday that the
first day of school was here and everyone was in their new learning settings, making friends
and getting to know their teachers. Six months later it is time to look back and see the
progress that has happened, as well as looking forward to setting new learning intentions for
Semester 2. Teachers are preparing written reports to parents which provides an opportunity
to acknowledge your child’s achievements for Semester 1.
The teachers’ provide an overview outlining the skills and tasks completed during the
first semester. Students have been involved in learning, investigating and the presentation
of information that supports the development of new understandings. The format for our
school reports breaks down each learning area into descriptors and indicates the achievement
level for your child. An additional Personal and Social Capability Learning Area has
been included in the reports. This aspect of the report will enable you to gain an
understanding of how your child relates to others at school and some of the social skills
and work habits they are demonstrating. Reports to parents will be distributed to parents
via the children on Friday, 22 June.
You have been offered the opportunity to attend a Parent/Teacher Interview on
Tuesday 26 and Thursday 28 June. If you haven’t booked in please do so through the
SCHOOL INTERVIEWS icon located on the school website. This is a great opportunity for
your child’s teacher to share aspects of their learning with you, for you to ask questions,
find out how you can support your child’s learning and to establish a closer working
relationship with the teacher who spends the school day with your child. Before you
attend the Parent/Teacher Interview, talk to your child about their report to find out if
there is anything they don’t understand or would like clarified. If you have a question
write it down and bring it with you so you can ask it.
First Holy Communion
The recently held First Holy Communion Masses were a wonderful celebration of how
special the Eucharist is in our faith. For the children involved, and their families, this day is
imbued with joy, faith and grace. May this Eucharist strengthen them and nourish them for
their journey of life, and that this connection continues with our Parish. Thank you to all
involved with preparing our children for this occasion.
Congratulations to the students who demonstrated spirit and determination in the various
sports recently. It was wonderful to hear about great team and individual effort and
expertise. Thank you to the parents and friends who were able to attend, for cheering on
both your own children and others who appreciated your continued encouragement. Good
luck to the girls AFL and netball participants this coming fortnight. We wish them well as
they take on a number of other schools from the surrounding area.
I wish to inform the community of staff matters:
● Best Wishes to Kathy Williams who will be taking a two weeks of long service
leave at the end of this term.
● From the beginning of next term Ann Diviny will begin long service leave for the
remainder of the year. Kasey Heim will be teaching the Performing Arts
(Visual and Drama).
Yours in Catholic Education
Quote for the Week
Never be afraid to try something new
Remember amateurs built the ark;
Professionals built the Titanic.