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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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