Dear Parents, Students, Staff and all associated with St Joseph’s Community
It is hard to believe that the school year for 2017 is almost over. At last the holidays are just
about here and it will be time to take a break from regular school routine. Following what
has been an enormous 11 weeks, I am sure all parents and students (not forgetting staff) will
welcome the coming reprieve.
2018 School Leaders Elected
We recently saw our Grade 6 Student Leaders elected for 2018. In announcing next year’s
student leaders, I would like to commend all those who summoned the courage and put
themselves forward for the various positions of leadership. It was truly encouraging the
number of students who each delivered a quality application, and certainly made the job of
the selection committee an unenviable one. Following the election process, it gives me great
pleasure to announce our leaders for 2018:
School Captains: Finn Wilkinson, Alice Mabillia
School Vice Captains: Farrah Sibly, Sam Piasente
Liturgy Captains: Dominic Chamoun, Divya Njarukulam, Molly Bourke, Ashleigh Scimonello
Gold House: Belinda Baird, Jordan Bertacco
Red House: Amelia Tiziani, Tate Rigby
Blue House: Baia Pugh, Rex Parini
Green House: Jamie Little, Mya Brosnan
Congratulations to these students. Their leadership badges will be presented at the
beginning of next year.
Year 6 Graduation
Today, Year 6 students will celebrate the end of their primary years at St Joseph’s School with
Mass followed by dinner this evening in the Parish Hall. 41 of our students will now make
their way into the next stage of their educational journey as they begin secondary studies.
Like all those who have gone before them, our prayer is that they go forth from St Joseph’s
with having deepened that love of God and of others that their parents have always
endeavoured to give them. Congratulations on having reached this milestone!
As we do complete another school year, I would like to take the opportunity to thank all
parents and guardians who have helped out in so many ways throughout the year. You, the
are an absolutely vital ingredient in the success of this school, contributing richly to the
quality of what students experience here and supporting their efforts to grow and learn.
We truly appreciate all the help and involvement, and look forward to your ongoing
participation in 2018.
I would also like to thank all the staff for their tireless work throughout the year. This last
term has been particularly busy for them and they have worked many extra hours. The
phrase going the extra mile is often used but never more fittingly than when applied to the
staff of St Joseph’s School.
Finally, I pray that this Christmas will be a time of celebration in which Christ is born anew
and truly present, and that the New Year holds everything you wish it to be.
Have a happy and safe holiday.
Yours in Catholic Education