Term 4 Week 7 2022
Term 4 Week 7
Monday 28th November
8:30am Early Bird Reading
Year 5/6 Library
|Wednesday 30th November||
Choir Visit to Lakeside Nursing Home - 10:00am
8:30am Early Bird Reading
K,1 & 2 Library
Thursday 1st December
8:30 Early Bird Reading
Sport Day K-6
Elective Sport 3-6
Joey's Juniors Session
Friday 2nd December
8:30 Early Bird Reading
2:20 Assembly - All Welcome
Monday 5th December - Staff Development Day
Wednesday 7th December - Choir Visit to Whiddon Nursing Home
Thursday 8th December - St Vincent De Paul Christmas Dress Up Day
Friday 9th December - End of Year Mass - St Peter The Fisherman Catholic Church - 12:00 -1:00pm
We had another successful Joeys Junior Session on Thursday! It was wonderful to welcome our 2023 Kindergarten students once again with their families. The children are settled and are already forming such beautiful friendships with their peers. Nerrine McGrath presented a great parent information session. Next week is the final week of the program and Mr Galvin will be presenting some information about our school and answering any questions you may have.
Last night, the P & F met for the end of year Christmas dinner, reflecting on the year’s successes. Thank you to our wonderful P&F for the support you give the students and school throughout the year. We had so many wonderful events, and implemented lots of new ideas. We are looking forward another wonderful year next year.
This week we had the pleasure of being an audience in St Agnes Parish schools production of Aladdin Junior at Regional College. All students in years 3-6 were invited along to watch their first performance. The cast were students from years 5-8 from across the Port Macquarie parish schools. We enjoyed watching the theatrical special effects, sets, props, costumes and singing, dancing and acting. Our students certainly had a sense of appreciation for the student performers having just had our recent experience of our very own production. The Production is a joint venture between the St Agnes Parish schools Creative Arts nest and Got-Ya-Back Productions. There are still tickets available to the community. We look forward to hopefully partnering with the initiative on other projects in the new year.
New Uniform Announcement
We are excited to announce that the new school uniform will be available to order from Term 2, 2023. The current uniform will continue to be used and phased out until the beginning of 2025 when all students will be expected to have transitioned to the new uniform. We entrust this 18 month transition period provides families with adequate planning time to implement the change.
Positive feedback for the new uniform concept was overwhelming and we would like to thank all families who completed the final feedback survey online and visited our uniform display.
We can also confirm the following additions to the uniform concept:
*Socks- Generic, all white socks, covering the ankles.
*Shoes- Must be all black and include black laces or velcro straps and black soles. EXCLUDING slip-on shoes and canvas shoes.
*Sports Uniform- The current sports uniform will continue with any changes to be considered in early 2023. Any coloured sports shoes will be accepted for sports days. (Pied Piper still have in stock larger sizes of the current sports uniform for those people who need it).
St Joseph's would like to welcome Mid Coast Uniform Solutions as our wholesale provider. We are still finalising the specifics on how our school will retail the new uniform but can confirm that this will happen 'in-house.' We would like to thank Helen from the Pied Piper for supplying our current uniform and for her support during this transition period.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the office.
Best wishes from the leadership team
Assistant Principal - Mission
Assistant Principal - Learning and Teaching
Safety Procedures in the School Carpark
Please familarise yourself with our pick up procedures and safety guidelines when entering the school carpark.
Please ensure you are NOT performing a U-Turn near the crossing. You must drive to the end of the street and turn around.
Parents with trailers are permitted to turn around in the bus bay. These guidelines are put in place to ensure the safety of our students.
Thank you for understanding. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any clarification.
Please ensure your child is bringing a water bottle to school every day. As the weather is getting warmer, it is extremely important they are staying hydrated.
This is vital on sport days as well as school excursions where students are leaving school grounds and water bubblers aren't available.
Today St Joseph’s Laurieton joined with St Joseph’s Wauchope to enter two teams in the NRL 9’s. The students had a great day, learning some new skill along the way. We may have some new footballers in 2023, with plenty of talent shown on the day.
Both teams scored plenty of tries and came away 3rd place in each division. What a terrific achievement!
Diocesan Touch Footbal Trials
Congratulations to Hardy Fletcher and Jayla Jolley who represeted the Hastings Zone at the Diocesan Touch Football selection trials today in Lismore. We are super proud of you both.
Jayla made the Diocesan team and will now travel to Parkes to trial for the Polding team early next year. Good Luck Jayla!
Kindergarten Reading with Year 6
We have been working hard on our narrative stories over the last few weeks. The students read them to Year 6 and took them home on Monday. The kids have loved being authors and illustrators of their own stories.
Year 1 and Year 2 have been learning about Food and Fibre during Science and Technology lessons. This week Mrs McCollough demonstrated how yarn can be made using a spinning wheel. We also looked at food hygiene and started an experiment to find out which surfaces carry the most germs to emphasise the importance of washing hands when preparing food or before eating.
Christmas Choir 2022
Term 4 Week 9 -
Saturday 10th December
|Kindergarten & Year 6 - Wildnets - 3:00pm - 5:00pm|