St Joseph's Newsletter Term Two, Week Two

It has been a great start to our term with a number of new students joining us from many different parts of Australia. Well done to the St Joseph's students for making all new children to our school feel welcome and able to leave at school at the end of each day with a smile on their face!

'I thank God for protecting me from what I thought I wanted and blessing me with what I didn't know I needed.'

Mad Food Science

Thank you to Belinda from 'Mad Food Science' for delivering an engaging presentation as to the importance of fuelling our bodies adequately so that we can function at an optimal level throughout the day.

Year Three

Our class now has Seesaw! Seesaw is a digital portfolio which can be easily accessed by parents and carers at home. Over the school year myself and the students will be uploading videos and pictures, allowing parents to communicate and view learning.

As it was ANZAC day last week, our class read the story of a boy soldier, then discussed why ANZAC day is important to us. We thought about what we might say to a soldier who had fought in a war and wrote letters to soldiers to say thank you.

Year 5/6

On the first day of Term Two, our class presented the last part of the Holy Week story. All of us read something in front of the school and some of us even acted!

We have had a good start back at school and most students visited the Waringarri Radio Headquarters on Tuesday this week where we helped celebrate their 30th birthday. Nathan, Tuyi and Narnie were lucky enough to talk on radio. We lined up and made a human '6WR' while a drone took a photograph from above. We also enjoyed a sausage sizzle.

Kindy news

Yesterday the Kindergarten class had a visit from children and staff from the Pindan Centre. A big thank you to our St Joseph's Kindergarten staff and students for welcoming our guests and and displaying the wonderful way in which you interact with each other during your work and play!

Diana Rigg

This week we welcome 'spelling guru' Diana Rigg to our school who will be working with staff on continuing to ensure excellent spelling and writing programs are being delivered in each class. Please note that this Friday will be a school closure day so that staff can engage in further professional development with Diana.

NAPLAN

We wish students who are participating in NAPLAN testing next week all the very best!

Seasons for Growth

Seasons for Growth is a program for children, young people or adults who have experienced significant change or loss.

Seasons for Growth is based on the belief that change, loss and grief are a normal and valuable part of life. We examine the impact of changes such as death, separation, divorce, and natural disaster upon our lives, and explore how we can learn to live with and grow from these experiences. The core intentions of this program are the development of resilience and emotional literacy to promote social and emotional wellbeing. This week, Mr Jamie Short will commence these sessions with a selection of students from Year Two and Year Five. As the numbers in each of the 2 groups need to be kept to a minimum, students who missed out on a place this term will have an opportunity to participate in the program next term.

Mother's/Special Women Day

We will celebrate all the wonderful women that are in children's lives next Friday at 1:15pm. We will begin with a Liturgy in the Library before Mothers and Special Women have the opportunity to visit their child's class and view the wonderful work on display. We will conclude the afternoon with a special afternoon tea which the whole school community can enjoy.

Gardening

As the weather slowly changes it is time to start planting our vegetables in the garden beds. A lot of good work has resulted in a significant change to the garden. The children have been busy building and designing our simple crop rotation beds. This allows us to restore the nutritional balance of our soil and prevent pests and disease, which are often more vigorous when the same crop is grown in the same location year after year.

Dates

Please take note of the following important dates for Term Two:

Friday 5th May - Pupil Free Day (Diana Rigg leading staff in spelling professional development)

Tuesday 9th May - Thursday 11th May - NAPLAN testing for children in Year 3 and Year 5

Friday 12th May - Mother's Day Liturgy and Afternoon Tea - 1:15pm

Sunday 21st May - Float Parade

Friday 26th May - Sorry Day/Show Your Colours

Monday 29th May - Reconciliation Week

Monday 5th June - WA Day Holiday

Tuesday 6th June - Catholic Day Holiday

Tuesday 20th June - St Joseph's Sports Carnival

Friday 23rd June - St Joseph's School Fete

Sunday 25th June - Sacrament of First Holy Communion

Monday 26th June - Friday 30th June - NAIDOC Week

Wednesday 28th June - NAIDOC Week/End of Term Mass

Friday 30th June - Final day of Term Two

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Be sure to check out 'Kookoo Kookaburra' - a great night out for the whole family!

Have a great week.

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