St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Wandal Newsletter

15 February 2023

From the Principal

This afternoon we farewell Mrs Stacey Franklin from our Outside Hours School Care. Stacey joined Wandal as the coordinator in late 2021and has provided ongoing support and facilitation for our services. We are grateful for the dedication Stacey has given our service and wish her well on her next adventure. 

The OSHC coordinator position is still advertised. If you know anyone who would be interested in fulfilling this position please put them in contact with the school. In the interim we are trying to staff the service with the available educators although this pool of people is limited. With limited staff comes limited spaces in the service. I appreciate your tolerance and patience as we endure this challenge.

This Friday, all Catholic Education employees participate in the annual Bishop's Inservice Day. This is a Pupil Free Day for all Catholic schools and colleges that will focus on religious formation for our staff. 

Have a great week and keep up the hydration!

Bernadette Brennan

From the Assistant Principal: Religious Education (APRE)

Rheanna Starr

Jesus calls us to be simple and true.

Jesus said, ‘So then, if you are bringing your offering … and remember that your brother or sister has something against you … go and be reconciled… then come and present your offering.’  (Mt 5:23-24)

©Pray as You Can


Ash Wednesday is one of the most important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer. Jesus tells us in the Gospel to give to those in need, to pray for each other and to fast (go without something). This reminds us of the many people in the world who do not have what we have –health, education, home, safety, security, luxuries, and comforts, water, and food. Fasting does not have to be about giving up food. Pope Francis shares some suggestions for fasting during Lent.

Prayer Assembly

Please join year 5 at 8.35am in the Hall for our Ash Wednesday Liturgy.

The ashes used on Ash Wednesday are made from the blessed palms used in the Palm Sunday celebration of the previous year. The ashes are sprinkled with Holy Water and are scented by exposure to incense. 

Term 1 Prayer Reflection

Week 4No Assembly - Pupil Free DayFriday 17 February
Week 5Year 5 White Ash Wednesday Wednesday 22 February

Year 6 Leadership Assembly and CommissioningFriday 24 February
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
Week 10Holy Week - All ClassesDate to be advised

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From the Assistant Principal Curriculum - APC

Janette McLennan

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