In Year 5/6 we have been very busy fundraising for our Canberra camp. We held a sausage sizzle and raffle at the Picture Gardens during the holidays, with the amazing help of Carmen Pitt and others (as seen in photos).
We have a few more fundraising events soon and we would love your support.
At school in the mornings of Weeks 1 and 2 we will be selling raffle tickets for a lovely Mother's Day hamper. Raffle tickets and chocolates will also be sold outside Coles on Sunday 6th May from 1-5pm.
On Saturday 12th May we will be hosting a sausage sizzle and selling plants and other items at St Vincent Pallotti Church from 8-11:30am.
We are also selling food, glow sticks and other items at The Kimberley Moon Experience (19th May) and the Float Parade and Street Party (20th May).
Thanks to all the students, staff and families who have supported us so far.
This term we are focusing "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" and would appreciate donations of unwanted items that can be recycled for our class art such as fabric, t-shirts, buttons, paper, ribbons etc. Thank you in advance.
Welcome back to school, I hope everyone had a safe and fun-filled holiday! Firstly, I would like to mention how proud I am of our class for their exceptional efforts and results in Stepping Stones Mathematics last term. Even when challenged the students worked hard and persevered.
All Year 3 and Year 5 students in Australia are about to be challenged again, as NAPLAN testing commences on Tuesday 15th May in Week 3. Throughout Term 1 our class practised and prepared for the NAPLAN Spelling, Writing, Reading and Mathematics assessments. If parents or carers have any questions about NAPLAN please do not hesitate to contact me.
On Sunday the 20th May St Joseph’s school will be participating in the Ord Valley Muster Horizon Power Float Parade. Our classroom has been designated as the lead organisers. This year our float is called St Joseph’s Ohana (family). We will be dressing in a Hawaiian theme, so dig out those Hawaiian shirts and leis! If you have any costumes or ideas that you would like to contribute, please come and see us in Year 3. Mr Hogan has kindly already provided some flowers and hula skirts!
Friday 11th May: Wear ‘blue’ and bring a gold coin for the WA Autism Association
Friday 11th May: Mother’s Day Liturgy beginning in the Library at 1:15pm
Tuesday 15th - Thursday 17th May: NAPLAN Testing for Year and Year 5 students
Sunday 20th May: Float Parade
Monday 28th May: School Closure day (Brightpath)
Sunday 3rd June: Sacrament of First Holy Communion
Monday 4th June: WA Day Public Holiday
Tuesday 5th June: Catholic Day School Closure day
Monday 25th June: NAIDOC Week
Wednesday 27th June: School Cross Country
Thursday 28th June: Reports go home
Friday 29th June: Final day of Term 2
Assemblies, Friday 1:20pm (even weeks)
Week 4: Year 3
Week 6: Year 2
Week 8: Year 1
At the Stronger Smarter Institute, our aim is to directly improve the educational outcomes for Indigenous Australians and beyond them, all Australian school children.
Every student deserves to feel safe, respected, valued and happy. Every student deserves to dream, believe and succeed.
Unfortunately, this is not the case in Australia. Many children face a culture of low expectations and negative perceptions of who they are. As a result, their self-esteem, achievements and ambitions can be, and so often are, deeply corroded.
The solution and the Stronger Smarter approach unlocks the belief and confidence of teachers and parents to give all children the opportunity to be the best they can be.
We help people uncover and own habitual patterns that impact on their ways of thinking, seeing, talking and doing and ability to meet challenges.
We explain why and how our own beliefs and assumptions impact our relationships and interaction with others in positive or negative ways and how that translates in a classroom environment between teachers and students.
We show how High Expectations Relationships transform classrooms, improve student attendance, deliver positive numeracy and literacy outcomes, and increase engagement of children and their families in learning that really matters.
We provide our school and community partners with the tools and support to address entrenched beliefs and assumptions, embed higher expectation
St Joseph’s School is a Nut Awareness Zone
We have a student who has a touch-sensitive, life-threatening nut allergy. Please do not send nut products to school in recess or lunch boxes. This includes peanut butter, Nutella and many muesli bars.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Canteen Volunteers Wanted
Miss Kris is looking for parents or friends of the St Joseph’s community who may be able to lend a hand. As they say, many hands make light work! If you can assist in any way, please have a chat with Kris or the Principal.
St Joseph’s School Uniforms
At St Joseph’s School we take great pride in our appearance. The school uniform is also an important aspect of child health and safety. It is a requirement that all students wear a St Joseph’s uniform (including a hat with our logo) that is purchased from our uniform shop. Similar items bought elsewhere may not be worn to school.
Please note that our “no hat, no play” policy will be enforced.
See our website for a full range of uniform items.
Uniforms may be purchased at any time from our office.
Praying the Rosary
Sr Marcella will lead us in one decade of the rosary each Friday at 7:35am on the grass outside the administration building. Please feel welcome to join us for five minutes of prayer.
New Enrolment Policy
The West Australian School Education Act (1999) stipulates that information about immunisation status and date of birth must be supplied when applying to enrol at school. As of 2018, a child’s birth certificate and immunisation documents must be provided before they can commence their schooling at St Joseph’s.
Thank you for your cooperation.