Welcome back to the new term. I hope you were able to have a good break from school routine. The children are brimming with great stories about their holiday break. They are very lucky to be so loved!
Fourth Term is traditionally a busy term. We will end it on a high note with our Christmas Concert. This year we will use the grass area we call Area 3 at the back of the school.
As well, this term, we elect our student leaders for 2020 from Year 5, welcome our Kinders for 2020 and their families into school, develop further our Year 6 students in their transition to high school. Of course, at St Joseph’s there is always much much more. Another highlight will be a twilight markets fundraiser happening on Friday November 22nd.
This term we are focusing on the Catholic value of, “Accepting and Valuing each other”. The lead up to Christmas for children is a time of expectation around the birth of a baby- baby Jesus. This term we will be emphasising the dignity of all. Jesus would have been seen by society at the time of his birth as poor, born with animals in a dirty stable, from an oppressed people. He showed us how to give dignity to all regardless of their birth or circumstances. Along with this emphasis we are also focusing on using manners. Its not just about saying please and thankyou. It’s a way of showing respect – saying excuse me, using a friendly tone of voice and facial expression, greeting others in the morning, paying compliments. This should be done to all our classmates and teachers as we all have worth and dignity.
We now have a second floor slab that joins the 2 buildings together. The mystery unfinished building at the front of the school is not a bus shelter but a pump room to ensure water pressure is suitable for the height of the new buildings.
Lastly, thankyou to all for your efforts to get the children to school on time in the morning.
With Kind Regards,