School Bulletin

Welcome to 2023

Term 1 begins on Monday 30th January

What you'll find in the Beginning of Year Bulletin:

  • School Times
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Meet the Teacher
  • School Stationery
  • Have you submitted these forms?
    • Parent Questionnaire
    • 2023 Documents & Information Forms
  • School Uniform
  • Canteen News
  • Download the Qkr! app today
  • School Communications
  • Building Update
  • Preschool News
  • Playgroup Returns in Week 2
  • OSHC News

🕘 School Times

Term 1 begins on Monday 30th January at 8.45 am and finishes at 3.00 pm

🏫 Lessons begin: 8.45 am

🍎 Recess: 11.00 - 11.30 am

🥪 Lunch supervised eating time: 12.50 pm - 1.00 pm 

🛝 Lunch playtime: 1.00 pm - 1.30 pm

⏰ School finishes: 3.00 pm

🗣 Annual General Meeting

Join us on Wednesday 8th February from 6pm for our AGM in the Hall followed by an information session in your child's classroom. 

This is a short but important meeting for our community as we reflect on the year that was, announce our new School Board members and farewell our 2022 School Board members.

👋 Meet the Teacher

Following on from our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 8th February we will also be holding a welcome evening. At this gathering we will share with you some information about what we have planned for the year and it'll give you and your family a chance to see your child's new classroom.

✏️ School Stationery

Families will not need to pick up their child's stationery as we've done previously. Your child's school stationery will be distributed to your child in the first week of term during class.

🗳 Have you submitted these forms?

📝 Parent Questionnaire

At the end of last year a 2023 Back to School Information Sheet went home with your child's report pack.

It included the name of your child's teacher and important dates for 2023. This information helps the teachers get to know your child, read their aspirations and what their goals will be for the year. 

Please take the time to scan the QR code or 🔗 follow this link and complete the Parent Questionnaire at your earliest convenience. 

📋 2023 Documents & Information Forms

If you haven't done so already, please return your child's 2023 Documents & Information pack in the plastic sleeve to the Front Office.

The pack contains the following:

  • Student Information Sheet
  • School Fee Information
  • QR Code to the Student Multiple Consent Digital Form

👕 School Uniform

This term students will need to wear their summer uniform. ☀️

Our school uniforms are available for purchase from the St Vinnies store at Croydon (next to Officeworks), 449 Port Road, Croydon.

Families can book a fitting with a consultant 🔗 by following this link 

Simply select our school, select Croydon Vinnies and choose a time that suits you. Continue by filling out your details and confirm your booking.

🥪 Canteen News

We sell a wide variety of healthy food and tasty treats at our school tuckshop during recess and lunch. Families can order from the recess and lunch orders via the Qkr! app. 

Students will still be able to purchase items over the counter during recess and lunch.

How to order from the Canteen:

📲 Use the Qkr! app to order your child's recess/lunch
Lunch and recess orders can only be placed via the Qkr! app. Students will still be able to purchase over the counter items during recess and lunch. 

🍔 Deliveries
Recess and lunch orders are delivered to class before the bell. A staff member will distribute the orders accordingly.

🦸 Volunteers
If you would like to learn more about volunteering weekly, fortnightly or even just once a term, please contact the front office.

⏰ Order before 8.45am
If a lunch order does not make this cut-off, your child will be provided with a sandwich only at lunch time and, if required, a small snack at recess time. These items will then be charged to your account.

📞 Don't forget to cancel lunch order if child is absent

If your child is going to be absent from school, please ensure the office is informed if your child has a lunch order.  If this doesn’t occur, this order will be forfeited. Lunch orders can no longer be carried over for another day.

📲 Download the Qkr! app today

Introducing Qkr! by Mastercard, the secure and easy way to order and pay for school items from your phone at a time and place that suits you.

With Qkr! you can:

• Order and pay for your child’s lunches

• Pay for a variety of school items including, community events, excursions, OSHC and school fees

• Track transactions easily with online receipts

Getting started is easy

1. Download Qkr! Available from the Apple or Google Play Store

2. Register Select your Country of Residence as ‘Australia’ and follow the steps to register

3. Find our school St Joseph’s will appear in ‘Nearby Locations’ if you’re within 10kms of the school, or search for ‘St Joseph’s School Hindmarsh’.

4. Register your children When first accessing our school you will be prompted to add a student profile for your child. This allows you to make orders and payments for them. 

📣 School Communications

🚧 Building Update

Our play space development is progressing well and on-track. The oval will be ready for children to play on from Monday morning. Other areas will be opened in the coming weeks.

There has been various other refurbishment works occurring during the break, including the movement of our library and dividing of some classroom areas

🌈 Preschool News

Ms Bottger, Mrs Williams and the Preschool team are excited to meet everyone next week! Some things to remember before we return:

🔵 Blue Group - Monday/Tuesday & odd week Wednesdays

🟡 Gold Group - Thursday/Friday & even week Wednesdays

This means that the Blue group (Mon/Tues) will be at Preschool on Wednesday 1st February. The Gold group will start Preschool on Thursday 2nd February.

⭐ Playgroup Returns in Week 2

Join Maria and Meka on Thursday 9th February from 9.00 am to 10.30 am in the Hall. Hope to see you there 😊

🤗 OSHC News

Welcome back to OSHC for 2023.

Please book your children into either Before or After School Care for Term 1 via the Spike app. If you are unable to complete this, we are only a phone call or email away. 

📞 0408 809 107

Hope you have had a restful holiday and we look forward to spending some great times with your children.

See you next week! 😊