Dear Parents and Carers,
The term is progressing well with students and teachers really enjoying ‘face to face’ teaching and interactions! As the term unfolds, we hope that more school activities resume, however we will continue to be directed by the medical and government authorities to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all in our community. I am very much looking forward to when we can be together for Assemblies, Sporting events and other school events like Book Week, Cultural Day. In the meantime please join us for our live streamed Assemblies, each Friday. Masses and Liturgies will also be conducted using Microsoft Teams. Information about these events will be posted on the school FACEBOOK page or Skoolbag. Whilst government restrictions are in place it is important that we continue with social distancing to ensure the safety of our students, staff and ALL parents. Please note that some parents have raised concerns with the number of people in the school grounds – please continue to use the ‘kiss and drop’ area or walk your child up to the school gate.
We are all in this together
Students have continued to demonstrate resilience and independence! I have been amazed to see the youngest of our students getting themselves organised each morning very independently and confidently! Confident and capable learners are definitely everywhere to be seen here at St Joseph’s!
I take this opportunity of also emphasizing the importance of punctuality. School commences at 8:50 am. Following prayer and roll call teachers are eager to commence the day with Literacy learning. Students who arrive late often commence the day quite stressed as they feel they have missed important instructions and have started the day feeling rushed.
Just a thought:
If a child was to arrive 5 minutes late every day for 1 week they miss = 25 minutes of learning.
25 minutes x 10 weeks = 250 minutes missed each term OR 4 hours and 10 minutes!