This Term in Mappen, the students will focus on Social Justice. This theme gives students a chance to explore real world problems. Students will use critical examination of themselves, others, institutions and events to find patterns of inequality, bigotry or discrimination, then explore possible solutions to the problems they’ve identified. They will explore how social justice advocates hope to build a society in which individuals have equal access to resources and receive equitable treatment regardless of their race, gender, religion, income level or disability. Enabling conversations about these issues empowers students to voice their concern and question unjust situations in their lives or in the lives of those around them
Pre-Primary will focus on Fairness and Friendship and will practice following classroom and family rules and consider appropriate actions in different places they might visit. Students will learn how to best manage conflict and practice social skills required when working in teams.
The Year 1 and 2 students will explore food, games, music and traditions of different cultures. They will explore the meaning of traditions as they build objects and experience cultural traditions. Students will reflect on their family's culture and share it with their peers.
The Year 3 and 4 classes will use an understanding of social justice to advocate for people in their community who live with a disability. They will appreciate the flexible thinking and courage shown by those with a disability and use them as inspiration to achieve their own goals.
The Year 5 and 6 students will learn about the biggest problems facing children around the world. They will learn some persuasive techniques and work in groups to prepare and deliver a presentation encouraging people to support an aid agency.
We look forward to showing you our wonderful work throughout the term.
Mrs Laura Christopher, Assistant Principal
The Athletics carnival is just around the corner; Tuesday 20th August. In the coming weeks classes will be honing their skills and training their bodies and minds in pursuit of new PB’s (personal bests). Parents, carers and families are reminded to dust off the sneakers and limber up in readiness for the novelty events, there will be opportunities to relive the glory days and show your children how it’s done. Keep an eye on the school newsletter and website for the Athletics Carnival schedule and general event information. Did you know it’s only one year until the Tokyo Olympics?
Just a quick reminder to parents and carers that now, at the start of term, is a good time to get your children involved in a sport around town. KidSport grants are still available to eligible Western Australian children aged 5 to 18 years to participate in community sport by offering them financial assistance of up to $150 per calendar year towards club fees. Go to: https://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/funding/individuals/kidsport/apply-for-kidsport to check eligibility and apply.
Mrs Jo Anderson
School fees make an important contribution to providing your child with the best possible education.
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.
We accept payment using the Indue Card.
ALL FEES MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY 27 SEPTEMBER UNLESS A PAYMENT PLAN HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE PRINCIPAL
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Term Dates 2019
- Term 3: 24 July - 26 September
- Term 4: 15 Oct - 13 December
Pupil Free Days 2019
- Term 3: Monday and Tuesday, 22-23 July and Friday 27th September
- Term 4: Monday, 14 October
If your child requires prescription medication during the school day, a Student Medication Administration Request must be filled out by parents/carers. These are available from the office. We are unable to administer medications without a signed form, even if verbal permission is given over the phone or to the school bus driver. Thank you for your cooperation.
SCHOOL HEALTH NURSE
As you may be aware, head lice are an ongoing problem at the school and it is a continuous battle to keep the problem under control.
Can you please check your child / children's hair for head lice and nits, which are tiny silvery specks, found along the base of the hair shaft near the scalp. It is recommended that all family members have their hair checked and treated as this condition spreads rapidly.
THE TREATMENT OF THE CONDITION IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENT / GUARDIANS, NOT THE SCHOOL.
If your child is found to have Head Lice or Nits they need to be excluded from the school until the day after treatment has commenced.
Treatments are available from the Supermarket, and the Chemist – use as per instructions on the bottle.
You can also use Hair Conditioner – cover the hair in conditioner, and comb with a fine tooth comb to remove the nits and lice. Wash out the next morning. Repeat this process for 10 days, to completely remove all nits and kill the breeding cycle.
It is advisable to continue checking your school age children at least twice a week and even more regularly during an outbreak.
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.
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