Dear Parents, Students, Staff and all associated with St Joseph’s Community.
The Ten Commandments of Human Relations is a worthwhile reflection for the season of
Lent. These points challenge us to think about the quality of our relationships and to be
mindful of our interactions with those in our lives.
The Ten Commandments of Human Relations
● Speak to people. There is nothing as nice as a cheerful word of greeting.
● Smile at people. It takes 72 muscles to frown, only 14 to smile.
● Call people by name. The sweetest music to anyone’s ears is the sound of their
● Be friendly and helpful. If you would like to have friends, be friendly.
● Be cordial and courteous. Speak and act as if everything you do is a genuine
● Be genuinely interested in people. You can like almost anyone if you come to
● Be generous with praise, sparing with criticism.
● Be considerate with the feelings of others. There are usually three sides to a
controversy, yours, the other person’s and the right one.
● Be alert and give service. What counts most in life is what you do for others.
● Add to this a good sense of humour, a dose of tolerance, a dash of humility, a lot
of understanding, and you will be rewarded.
As we go about our day O God,
As we strive to walk with Jesus.
Remind us that we are the face of Christ,
Who is with us always.
May your grace, mercy and peace,
Bless us, keep us and transform us all,
This day, now and forever. Amen
To ensure that students, staff and visitors remain familiar with required emergency response
procedures (such as evacuation and lockdown), families are asked to note the school will
periodically undertake emergency management drills. An evacuation drill will be undertaken
in the coming days.
These drills are simply to ensure that everyone is clear of the steps to take and the manner
in which these are to occur. All schools undertake such drills.
Our aim here at St Joseph’s is to at all times prioritise the safety and wellbeing of all within
our school community, and most particularly, our students.
Enhancing Catholic School Identity (ECSI) Survey.
I would like to thank those parents who have already been able to complete the ECSI
Survey. All families are invited to participate in this survey which will assist us in better
understanding how our Catholic Identity is expressed in work and practice here at
As a Catholic School we commit ourselves to being a faith filled community which seeks to
develop in students an awareness of God in their lives and a willingness to live the value
and message of Jesus Christ. We are very open to learning how we are going in this respect
and how we can further this vision. Through a series of surveys, parents, staff and students
are invited to participate in the Enhancing Catholic Identity which has, as its aim, gathering
information from all stakeholders in regard to their current perceptions of St Joseph’s as a
Catholic School and how they would like to see St Joseph’s live out its Catholic Identity in
Our school is participating along with Catholic Schools across Victoria. Whilst I appreciate
that it does take some time to finish, it is important for you to contribute. To access please
follow the steps below through the following link http://www.schoolidentity.net.
1. To enter the website you will need the website’s general password.
Type in: Ghj654
2. On the webpage that appears, click on the ‘To the Surveys’ button.
3. On the page that appears, click on the ‘New User’ button.
4. From the drop down list, select the group you belong to:
St Joseph’s - Wonthaggi and click on the next button.
5. Please write down the username and password you are given.
(These are needed should you have to return to the surveys.)
6. Click on the next button. This link will take you to the questionnaires.
Surveys are now open and close Friday, April 27, 2018. Should you have any questions
please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Yours in Catholic Education
Quote for the Week
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.