As we start another busy term, I welcome all families back and hope that everyone had a restful, safe holiday.
I’m excited to be filling in as Acting Principal for the first 5 weeks of term. I have found the students very welcoming and well-behaved, the staff extremely committed, pastoral and professional and the facilities are second to none – all the ingredients for a wonderful learning environment. That isn’t to mention the warm welcome I have received from those parents I have met so far. I have been a principal since 1995 with appointments in Mossman, Cairns and Brisbane. Your children may share that I have been in their classrooms as I enjoy discussing learning and progress with students. I know that you will join with me in wishing Megan a safe and fulfilling time of leave and I know she is looking forward to returning for term 4.
Students were very excited to be visited by staff and players from the Northern Pride on Thursday. They addressed students about how the school values apply to football and life in general. They also facilitated some games and drills that were a lot of fun. This was to support the game between the Falcons and Pride this weekend at Andoom Oval. If you are free, sounds like a great thing to do on Saturday night.
Catholic Education Week
Celebrated annually in Week 3, Catholic Education Week is an opportunity for all 313 Catholic schools in Queensland to celebrate and promote their distinctive mission and ethos. In Week 3 St Jospeh’s will be celebrating with our school dance on Thursday 27th July and a school liturgy on Friday 28th July. We hope you can make both occasions.