I would like to thank Miss Brianna and Miss Tianna for their valuable input in making our Wednesday Stew Day a huge success. It is important to speak with our staff to gauge what healthy meals our children want. Please remember when ordering that we now have two serving sizes, as we found some children were struggling with the standard serve.
Keep an eye out for our 2018 Canteen Menu. We will make changes to the menu to reflect Lent in Term 1, which means Friday Pie Day will be changed to our Fishy Friday menu. You will see the return of our healthy choices of fish, salads and burgers.
As we are approaching the end of the growing season I would like to share some happy snaps of the children. For Father’s Day, Year 3 students made a window frame and planted a cactus in a recycled yoghurt pot.
The Year 1 children enjoyed creating a raised garden bed and planting Giant Sunflowers. They learnt to make soil in a bag: just collect some leaves, wet them and place in a black garbage bag, then tie the bag up and let nature take its course.
The children also learnt that when you grind up eggshells and spread them around it protects plants from bad bugs and as it scratches their bellies!
It has been a great experience running the School Garden Program for four years. As this is my last year as the garden specialist I would like to thank the parents, past principals, Mr Hogan and all the teachers for their support. I would especially like to thank the children who participated in the program because you made it so enjoyable and worthwhile and I was very proud of your efforts. I truly believe the program was successful at teaching practical skills, team building, life skills, confidence, self -esteem and caring not only for the school environment but for one another.
Term 4: 9 October - 8 December
Thursday, 30 November: Christmas Concert
Friday, 8 December: Graduation/Whole School Mass and final day for students
Thursday, 14 December: Final day for staff
Assemblies, Friday 1:20pm
3 November: Year 5/6
17 November: Year 4/5
1 December: Year 2
Praying the Rosary
Miss Leah or Ms Brewer 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.
Thankyou to the many families who paid their fees by the end of Term 3.
School fees make an important contribution to providing your child with the best possible education.
Statements have been reissued to those families with outstanding fees. Families who have a Health Care Card are asked to present it at the office for the appropriate discount on their tuition fees. If you are experiencing financial hardship, and are not eligible for the card, please make a time to see the Principal to discuss your individual circumstances.
Leaving town at the end of the year?
If your child will not be attending St Joseph’s School in 2018, please advise us as soon as possible, as this will make our job of classroom planning for next year easier.