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The Southern Cross

29 February 2024

Here are the links to the latest issue of The Southern Cross newsletter and the online edition of The Southern Cross February 2024.

 

Reminders

29 February 2024

School Board and Annual General Meeting

Our next school board meeting is Monday, 4th March.
The School Board AGM will be held on Monday, 25th March, at 6.30 pm.  Reports will be tabled at the beginning of the meeting, elections for new members will be held, and those elected will remain for the meeting.

We are also calling for nominations for the school board.

The school board does not require a huge commitment. It is two meetings each school term (6.30 - 8 pm, on a Monday evening).  The school board is important in shaping policy and the school's future direction.  It is a vital part of parent voice and is a great chance to meet other parents, offer ideas and discuss school planning. We are looking for people who can think strategically or provide insights into specific areas such as finance or marketing. If you would like to know more about the specific roles of office bearers on a school board, please refer to the following link: School Board Responsibilities.

Please call Leesa Angove in the Administration office if you’d like further information about nominating for a position on the School Board in 2024-2025.
Nominations must be made before the AGM.

There is also some information about school boards at School Boards.

 

Meet and Greet Parent Information Meetings

Parent Partnerships Meetings (Parent/Teacher Interviews) will be held over the following dates:

Reception to Year 6 classes

Reception 4th March - Thursday 7th March and

Middle Years classes

Monday 11th March - Thursday 14th March

These meetings provide an excellent opportunity for you to connect with your child's teacher, discuss their progress and learning goals, and explore ways to support their academic success at school.

At St Joseph’s School, we believe in fostering open, honest, and positive communication with our families. Parents and carers are integral partners in our school community. Your involvement is crucial in supporting your child's academic journey and overall well-being. Information via Seesaw about registering a date and time with your child/ren’s teacher/s will be forwarded in the coming weeks.

We understand that concerns and questions may arise before these scheduled meetings or throughout the school year. We encourage you to make prior appointments for meetings with your child's teacher if you have any specific questions, concerns, or challenges you wish to discuss. Our goal is to address any issues promptly and effectively, ensuring your child receives the support they need to thrive.

To make a booking with your childs class teacher please go to www.schoolinterviews.com.au, click on 'Make a Booking', enter the code zdgjd and follow the prompts.

 

School Photo Day

This Friday 1st March. To order school photos, keep a look our for your photo form with the QR code containing your child's unique shoot key. If you would like family photos, please collect a form from the front office. 

STUDENTS ARE ASKED TO WEAR THEIR SCHOOL SPORTS UNIFORM.
For family photos with students in Years 7-9, the students are welcome to bring their formal day uniform items to change into for these photos.

Absentee's Number

26 February 2024

Camp Australia - Accountment

26 February 2024

Free NBN for eligible Families

31 July 2023

To boost education opportunities and narrow the digital divide, the Australian Government is working with NBN Co to provide up to 30,000 families currently with no internet at home free NBN for 12 months. 

To be eligible, families with school age children will be nominated by participating schools, education authorities and charities/community organisations. These organisations will identify and provide information directly to families within their respective systems about the initiative.

The first families were connected during Term One in 2023. The one-year of free service begins from the day the service is activated for each family.

The eligible families must:-

  • Not have an active nbn network internet service at home. Having a mobile service does not affect eligibility.
  • Live in a premises that can access the nbn network
  • Have a child living at home that is enrolled in an Australian school in 2023.

This program is only open for nomination until 30th September 2023.

You can get further information by visiting www.infrastructure.gov.au/ssbi

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Prayer Service and Mass Times Term 3

27 July 2023
August 4 – Year 2 Prayer Service 9.30am
August 9 – Whole school Mass at 9:30am
Mary MacKillop Feast day led by Year 4
9.30am
August 14 – Reception Prayer Service 12.30pm
August 16 – Year 6 Mass 9.30am
August 18 – Year 3 Prayer Service 9.30am
August 30 – Year 5 Mass at 9:30am 9.30am
September 13 – Middle Years Mass 9.30am
September 15 – Year 1 Prayer Service 9.15am

Reconciliation Week 2023

29 May 2023

This week we commemorate National Reconciliation Week. This year’s theme is “Be a Voice for generations – Act today for a reconciled tomorrow”.  This is a time when we commemorate and celebrate the long history and culture of this Country's First Nations peoples.  We also remember the pain that has been caused since colonisation through many Government policies.  At its heart, reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all Australians. 

Friday, May 26th (“Sorry Day”) we invited Aunty Lynne Graham, a Ngarrindjeri elder and grandmother to Olivia and Alexandria Nulty to come into school for a Ngarrindjeri flag raising ceremony with a Welcome to Country and a short ceremony to acknowledge our First Nations people. We will proudly fly the Ngarrindjeri flag all week.

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Sports Day 2023

15 May 2023

Congratulations to all the students who made our Sports Day, last Friday, a fun celebration of physical activity. Their efforts, participation and sportsmanship were commendable. Well done to all the staff on their efforts too. We thank the school community for coming out to support such a wonderful day.

The Junior Winner’s Shield was won by Crowley.
The Junior Spirit Cup was awarded to Edwards.
The Senior Winner’s Shield was won by Edwards.
The Senior Spirit Cup was awarded to Sturt.

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Middle School Curriculum Guide

25 June 2021

At St Joseph's School we understand that a quality education promotes a life-long journey of learning. It is a journey that pursues continuous improvement, it is founded in high expectations, inspires resilience, takes risks and fosters personal best achievement for all.
Life at St Joseph's School fosters the academic, spiritual, personal and social development for all students and promotes the traditions of the Catholic Church and the ethos of its patron, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.


This guide provides students and parents with information about St Joseph's School Years 7-9 Secondary Curriculum.Further assistance is available from the Leader of Middle Years, teachers and staff.


Our curriculum will provide all students with exceptional opportunities to experience a wide variety of learning. We will ensure students' interests, educational backgrounds, future directions and capabilities support a co-constructed educational pathway. Positive parent partnership will continue to support each child reach their full potential.

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