Senior Learning Hub
St Joseph’s is moving into an exciting space as we create our Senior Learning Hub, a place where Year Five and Six students work collaboratively in a range of environments as well as engage in personalised learning to address developmental, learning and transitional needs.
The Hub will include the students in Year Five and Six, and will be managed by four experienced teachers, who will team-teach and will plan together and with CNS consultants and the Diversity Team to address these students’ specific needs. The Senior Hub Coordinator will be Mrs. Michelle Gear and the lead teachers will be Ms Stacey Edmonds, Mrs. Melanie Turner and another teacher yet to be recruited. In addition to these experienced teachers, we will be partnering with Catholic High Schools in Cairns to provide our Senior Learning Hub with access to specialist teachers in the areas of Arts, Music and Languages.
Starry Starry Night
Last Friday evening the spirit of Christmas was alive at St Joseph’s as we came together for the Starry Starry Night evening. Each class was welcomed onto the stage to sing and dance alongside Josh Arnold from Small Town Culture. Josh and the classes performed with live music and created a beautiful atmosphere for all to enjoy.
Thank you to all the families for contributing to the Cent Sale through donating items for the class hampers. From the sale of tickets we raised $1005 that will be donated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
A big thank you to Rio Tinto in particular Alex Colman and Luke Harvey along with Des, Brad Gear and Charles Di Bella for assisting with the sound, screen, and lighting. Thank you Matt Wallace for your technical equipment.
Thank you to Sodexo for catering and the P&F for organising a delicious dinner for everyone. In particular, thank you to P&F helpers Rachael, Sophie and Ava Steele, Aimee Robinson, Mel Scott, Alyce Haack, Nicky Perriman, Kylie and Stu Argent, Nicole Emerick and Jo and Ryan Abbott.
Thank you to all the staff for your work in preparing the children and with setting up and packing up on the evening.
Congratulations to Kelise from Year One who was the selected winner of a bike from the PCYC after her creative entry to promote bike and road safety. Thank you, Emma Wallis, and Warren Flegg from Weipa Police Station for your generous donation.
It was great to see so many families present at Starry Starry Night. We look forward to many more events together in 2022. Check out our latest newsletter for some great photos of the night.
St Joseph’s Parish School Awards Night & Road Safety Song Launch
This year we are excited to be holding our first ever St Joseph’s Annual Awards Evening. This evening will be an opportunity to celebrate the many achievements of our students and share in the success of the 2021 school year.
We invite all families to join us at the Storm Shelter on Tuesday 23rd November. Doors will open at 5:45pm with the awards starting at 6:00pm sharp.
Following the award ceremony, we will also launch the new Road Safety Song that the students created with Josh Arnold.
All students are asked to wear their school uniform and will be seated with their family.
In consultation with the Leadership team teachers have nominated students to receive awards in the following categories:
Year Level Awards:
- Academic Achievement Award
- Religious Education Award
- Citizenship Award
- The St Joseph’s Way Award
Overall School Awards:
- Attendance Awards
- St Joseph’s Sport Star Awards