Thanks to everyone who was able to come and be part of our Athletics carnival on Wednesday. Threatening clouds teased us early on, but thankfully moved away and we ended up having a wonderful day of activities. I was very proud to see so much determination and sportsmanship throughout the carnival. Thank you all involved for making it a day to remember for the children. Special thanks to Libby for coordinating the day. We are very fortunate to be working with a special group of people and watching them work together as a team made me proud and extremely happy to be part of the St Joseph’s School community.
As we close the term, I would like to express my appreciation and thanks to you, our parents, for your generous support throughout term. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank our dedicated teachers, school officers and administration staff for their commitment to providing a caring, supportive and educationally rich learning environment for our children.
Each school day has been an opportunity where the children have been encouraged to ‘shine’ and a place where faith, fun and learning has taken place. I encourage you to take time out with your family to enjoy and appreciate each other. There is never a better time than right now to spend time with those you love.
As the semester concludes, this is a time of celebration of all that has been accomplished and the growth of each individual within our school community. Over the last week, I have had the pleasure of reading every student’s report card. Whilst it has taken a while, it has provided me with a sense of the academic accomplishments of our learners across Semester One. I encourage parents to read the report and discuss it with their child/ren. It is important to focus on what your child is doing well and also areas for improvement. It is important to remember that an academic report is only one way to measure the success of a learner and in some respects, it is very limited in its ability to capture some of what really matters for our changing world. Educating students for life in the 21st century is more than the transference of knowledge; it is about being a creative thinker, a problem solver, having good communication skills, being resilient, establishing respectful relationships and having a strength of character to stand up for what they believe, to name but a few things. We have seen these things developing in many of the children and we hope that you have also witnessed some changes in these areas.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your child’s report card, please contact their class teacher to make a time to meet.
Thank you all for another great term. Thank you for your trust you put in our school as we continue with your help and the commitment of our staff, to make St Joseph’s the best school for your children. I pray that you will continue to support and challenge us as we create an environment that promotes learning and being the best versions of ourselves. As we enter the last half of the year, let us continue to support and care for each other and work together for our children.
On behalf of all the staff at St Joseph’s, I wish you and your families a very happy and relaxing mid-year holiday period. When we return we have many events and gatherings to look forward to. These include:
- First Nations Culture Meeting – 19th July 5pm
- Catholic Education Week 27th July
- Book Week – Week 6
- Book Fair – 16th August
- Bears Books & Blankets Picnic 19th August
- Book Week Dress Up Parade 26th August
- St Joseph’s Colour Fun Run – 2nd September
- STEAM Expo – Week 9
- Swimming Carnival – Week 10