St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Wandal Newsletter

1 March 2023

From the Assistant Principal: Religious Education (APRE)

Rheanna Starr

Lent Prayer Reflection

What is Happening in Religious Education in Year One?

Year One has created a spectacular bulletin board reminding us of the three pillars of Lent.  We endeavor to develop a closer relationship with God through fasting (giving up), almsgiving (giving to others), and prayer. Our 40 days should be filled with reflection, service, and prayer. 

Have you seen the Lenten Tree?

Art, activation, planting, and connection

Yesterday our Year One students visited Benevolent Living to partake in interactive activities that foster connection and creation whilst engaging with the Hybrid Greening Art Exhibition and the artists. Year One performed some of their favourite songs for the residents and enjoyed a green jelly cup at the end of the morning. We are very grateful for the friendship, connection, and learning resulting from the intergenerational experiences at Benevolent Living.  I would particularly like to thank Eleanor Thomson, a member of our school community and Benevolent Living Arts Activation and Lifestyle Officer, for her tireless work to make this connection and experience possible for both students and residents.  

2023 Sacramental Information

Parent Information Sessions

The Sacramental Program for 2023 is about to start with our ‘Parent Information Sessions’.

In 2023 the north and south side Sacramental Teams will work in conjunction to bring everyone a consistent program across all the Catholic Worshipping communities for Rockhampton. 

Therefore you can attend sessions at either venue allowing greater flexibility for families.

Parent Information Sessions will be held:

Tuesday 7 March at 5.50pm St Joseph’s Wandal Hall

Tuesday 16 March at 5.30pm Holy Family Church


A parent must attend one of these sessions (children are not required) to learn important information about the program and receive essential paperwork.

If you have not previously filled in an ‘expression of interest’ form for this year’s program please scan the below QR code and fill in your details to get on the Sacramental Program email list.

For further information, please contact

Beryl Mills


Anthony Greene

Term 1 Prayer Reflection

Week 6 Year 2 White Lent FocusFriday 3 March
Week 7Year 1 Gold Prayer ReflectionFriday 10 March
Week 8Year 3 White Prayer ReflectionFriday 17 March
Week 9Year 2 Gold St Joseph Feast DayMonday 20 March @ 2:30 pm
Week 10Holy Week - All ClassesDate to be advised

From the Assistant Principal Curriculum - APC

Janette McLennan

Naplan 2023

Festival of Excellence: 28-29 March.

Save the date for our 2023 learning festival.  Join with us for two days of fun and learning.  We are currently seeking help from you.  What skills do you have that you could share?  It would be fabulous to see some community run sessions as well as the wonderful ones presented by our amazing teachers.  The theme is ‘Festival of Excellence’ so basically anything would fit.  Contact your class teacher to discuss your amazing ideas.


Rockhampton District Trials