There is definitely a sense of positivity and energy amongst staff and students for the term ahead. Let’s pray that things remain that way and we can continue in as ‘normal’ a way as possible for the remainder of the Term. While we are by no means back to normal just yet, we’re getting closer every week.
We are continuing our planning for Yr 6 camp and will be communicating with parents regarding this experience over coming weeks as we confirm arrangements considering COVID-19 requirements. We are also seeing the start of some events at the school and in the sporting domain. We look forward to trialling in these endeavours in a safe and well managed way that looks after the wellbeing of our community.
It is very important to note that our current focus is on providing opportunities for students to reengage, and later in the term, we will shift that focus, if appropriate, to reengaging the wider community back into the school.
It has been wonderful to have the AFL here again this week. Matt, Jake and the team do such a great job. A special thank you to Mel Turner whose attendance at the after-school session has made it possible to meet COVID-19 safety restrictions to allow our students to be able to attend.
I have now finalised the organisation of a special project to celebrate our five year milestone of the opening of St Joseph’s. I am very excited to announce that Josh Arnold will work with our students to write our own original school song. Josh and his team will be here in week nine to write, film and produce our school song.
Josh Arnold is a song writer, performer, music producer and film director with more than 20 years of industry experience from winning a Golden Guitar to having his music placed on TV programs around the world and played nationally on radio stations across Australia.
Josh continues to produce his own music while working with Schools, Communities, and various organisations to create original songs and music videos for his production company Small Town Culture.
Please check out some of his work on www.smalltownculture.com