Dear Parents, Students, Staff and all associated with St Joseph’s Community
Welcome back to Term 4 and the race to the finish line for the 2018 academic year. I hope
that all our families had a relaxing time enjoying each others company, a slower pace of life
and the beautiful weather that we were afforded throughout the two weeks of the holidays.
The Term promises to be a busy one as we consolidate and extend our students’ learning.
As a reminder, our school Canteen will reopen as of this week, continuing to operate on
Thursdays and Fridays of each week. As all ordering and payment of canteen items will
now be via CDFpay, we will be encouraging all parents to use this simple, cash-free platform
in the future. As we phase in this new system, there will be a grace period over Term 4 to
allow for people to gain familiarity with this payment method. Please be assured that we
will not turn away parents/students who choose to pay via cash during this time, however
to ensure the success and drive the full benefits of this program we encourage your
participation. Please contact the front office or visit our website to access the Parent Guide
for setting up your CDFpay account. To set this account up you can use the following link
School Advisory Committee AGM
Last term, DOSCEL (Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Limited) advised schools of their
updated School Advisory Committee Charter, which will apply to all schools owned and
governed by DOSCEL in the Diocese of Sale. In line with this charter, which guides the
terms of appointment, current board members who were appointed to the Interim School
Advisory Board will now hold their positions for the stated 3 year term. This will encompass
time already spent in these roles. At the end of this three year term, nominations will be
called and elections will then be held. This change to the appointment term was discussed
and agreed upon by the School Advisory Committee at the last meeting.
Parents are warmly invited to attend our Advisory Committee Annual General Meeting on
Tuesday November 27 at 9.15am in our library.
I thank our current members Jamie Moresco, Linda Tack, Erin Howell, Carla Poletti, Joanne
Coldebella and Fr Darren Howie for their ongoing support and commitment to the Advisory
Committee and the community of St Joseph’s School.
2019 Class Placement Requests
This Friday October 12, is the closing date to lodge any genuine requests for consideration
with respect to particular needs of students to be submitted. These are to be placed in
writing and are only to be in reference to particular needs that you believe we may need to be aware of with respect to your child. Again, we cannot (and will not) accommodate
requests for particular teachers.
Finally, congratulations to Leigh Granger and family on the recent arrival of baby
Archie Allan Granger.
Yours In Catholic Education
Quote for the Week
The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands…..
Robert M Pirsig