Newsletter Term 3 - Welcome Back

Message from Ms D'Aloia

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back!  I hope you have had a wonderful break.  Whilst it has been chilly and foggy there have been many sunny days to enjoy! 

We are looking forward to reconnecting with students and families in Term 3. 

COVID-19 Update

South Australia has continued to manage the spread of the virus.  As reported in the media it is important to continue being vigiliant and not to become complacent. 

We are committed to maintaining a safe environment for all.

Parents and Carers are welcome to enter the school yard, however, it is important that ALL adults continue to follow the density and physical distancing requirements outlined by SA Health.  Please note that the following guidelines apply.

    • no more than 1 person per 2-square metres in an enclosed space
    • a minimum social distance of 1.5 metres between adults must be maintained.

Parents are also welcome in classrooms when needed however, to ensure the safety of all in our community it is requested that parents make appointments with class teachers by email or Seesaw to organize this.  Please note in the first two weeks of Term 3 priority will be given to parents of new students, Receptions and Preschoolers commencing at the beginning of this term. 

These requirements apply to all areas of the school including the school office.  We appreciate your patience and co-operation.

Our capable and competent children have demonstrated that they can be independent and manage themselves well.  Please support them and help build their confidence by encouraging them to continue building on their achievements of Semester 1. 


We also ask that you keep your child home if they are unwell as per SA Health guidelines, remember: we are all in this together! Everyone matters!

We need to all be in this together to achieve this!

With a grateful and hope filled heart we look forward to continuing our respectful partnership with you all.

God Bless,

Maria D'Aloia & St Joseph's Staff

Reconciliation Mass

We are hoping to proceed with Reconciliation being held during school time. The Reconciliation Mass will be a school Mass that all Year 3-6 students will attend, and it will be hosted by Fr Lancy. I invite all parents of Sacramental children to attend this ceremony on Wednesday the 29th of July at 9am here at St Joseph's in the Hall.

Fr will hear Reconciliation at the conclusion of the service and parents are invited to stay for this. Students will be presented to their peers at the end of the Mass and Reconciliation service.
- Helen Clark, APRIM


Whole school assemblies will resume. Due to physical distancing requirements parents can not be accommodated inside the hall.  When the weather permits the hall doors will be open and parents can assemble in this area with a minimum social distance of 1.5 metres.  Priority will be given to parents of students hosting the Assembly.

Coffee Shop

The Coffee shop will open.  Parents will need to maintain social distancing.  Only one person, other than the canteen manager is able to be in the canteen, to ensure hygiene practices are maintained.

School Events

Learning Journey/Art Show/Cultural Day & Evening /Grandparents Day/Book Week are ALL on hold as the management of these events will need to be determined, ensuring all regulations are met.  More information to follow.

Of course if restrictions are lifted every attempt will be made to hold as many of these events that can be accommodated.


Playgroup will resume from Week 2 – Thursday 30th July

Playgroup sessions will be for 1 hour to ensure there is enough time to clean equipment.

No Food or drinks will be shared until restrictions are lifted.

Sport News

Nominations now live for school Basketball and Netball

Please use the eForm on the SkoolBag app to register for school Netball and Basketball at St Clair in Semester 2. Teams are rolled over from Term 1, but each player still needs to complete a new online registration. If you wish to join or withdraw from your team, please also email

Games commence in Week 2

SACPSSA Netball Carnival

Monday 27th July 2020
Priceline Stadium - Railway Tce Mile End
Bus departs school at 9am and returns at 3:00pm
BRING: recess, lunch, water and brain food. 
WEAR: your school sports uniform and a warm jacket. 


SAPSASA Girls Knockout Netball

Wednesday 29th July 2020
Flinders Park Primary
Bus departs school at 9:00am and returns at 2:30pm
BRING: recess, lunch, water and brain food. 
WEAR: your school sports uniform and a warm jacket. 


SACPSSA Cross Country

This year's SACPSSA Cross Country is scheduled to be held on Thursday 6th August. Due to complications related to COVID-19, we are currently on a waiting list to attend with a small team.In the event we are able to send some participants, the best runners in each age group will be selected to attend, so keep up the training! Trials will be held during PE lessons. 


SAPSASA Boys Knockout Soccer

Thursday 30th July 2020
12 Nairne Tce Woodside
Bus departs school at 9:45am and returns at approx 3-3:30pm. 
BRING: recess, lunch, water and brain food. 
WEAR: your school sports uniform and a warm jacket. Games will be played at 11:30am and 1:00pm. Players will need to provide their own yellow soccer socks, boots and shin pads.