St Joseph's Primary School Wingham
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21 September 2018

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Principal’s Report

One week to go until both the end of term and our annual JAFA extravaganza! Students are so excited about presenting their plays at the MEC and I have been lucky enough to get a sneak peek at a couple and they are highly entertaining. If you haven’t secured a ticket please go to the link below:

https://mec.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/See-a-Show/JAFA-2018-St-Josephs-Primary-School

Last week we had Mitch from “Making Jesus Real” to talk to our students and staff about how to witness, live and acknowledge the spirit of Jesus in our school community. I have included some Yr 5 student responses about how they see the spirit of Jesus around them.

  1. At home I think I can be better by smiling more, be calmer, be more pleasant, not to make fun of people, help everyone and speaking more respectfully to my parents.
  2. I saw the Spirit of Jesus when someone helped my brother when he dislocated his shoulder (compassion, care)
  3. I saw the Spirit of Jesus in my mum when she ironed my clothes, and I can be a better team player at home by keeping my room tidy.
  4. In the morning and afternoon I will greet and farewell everyone nicely.

Our aim here at St Joey’s is to incorporate MJR within our PBS framework so that we continue to live and model the spirit of Jesus. Stay tuned for more information!

We have also hosted our annual School Public Speaking event with Mrs Cleaver adjudicating. It was a tough decision this year as the standards have increased significantly. The results were: ES1 Winner – Logan Green, Runner Up- Adam Rees; S1 Winner – Caitlin Watters, Runner Up- Nate Bell; S2 Winner Zarah Hillenberg, Runner Up – Nicholas Blanco; S3 Winner Celeste McDermott, Runner Up – Lara Bryant. The winners then attended the Regionals at Bulahdelah and the competition was fierce with Logan Green winning ES1 and Celeste McDermott being Runner Up for S3. Both Zarah and Caitlin put in a fine effort and made us all at St Joey’s very proud. Logan will now move onto DIO Public Speaking in Term 3 on 13 November @Newcastle.

The following information is about the upcoming Plenary Council and how you can participate.

Bishops of Australia to hold a Plenary Council for the Church of Australia. This is an important and significant moment for our church and our diocese. The Plenary Council provides us with an opportunity to listen to God and each other, to share our stories, to respect and hold our difference, and to be transformed and expanded by what we hear. The agenda for the Plenary Council will be created through our listening and dialogue in response to the question:

What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?

There hasn’t been a Plenary Council since the early 1900’s so this is significant for us all in this time. Do you have to be Catholic to have your say? No, this council is for anyone to have input so that all voices are being heard. To learn more about the Plenary Council you can go this following link:

http://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/resources/watch/

There will be opportunities to participate in group responses over the next 6 months or alternatively you can go to http://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/ and submit your own responses.

In response to the Pope’s encyclical letter on ecology and climate called ‘Laudato Si’ as per last newsletter, our Eco Club has responded by putting up posters around the school to encourage students, staff, parents and visitors to make better choices for our environment. Check them out!

God Bless
Emma Timmins

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School News

Mary Mackillop Award

We congratulate Amara Hilton of Year 5 who has received the Mary Mackillop Award for Term 3. Staff nominate a student each term who, in their everyday actions follow the example of Mary Mackillop – “never seeing a need without doing something about it”.

What’s been happening in Year 5………………

Year 5 have had a busy term three to date. In English we have been studying Indigenous cultures through the text The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks. The text covers various aspects of perspective and the kids are really enjoying it. We are also learning to write persuasive texts which has had a great impact on the student public speaking skills.

Math lessons have been busy with students working toward breaking down worded problems and using various strategies to solve those problems. We have also had a big focus on improving our understanding of fractions and decimals.

In Science we are learning about electricity, circuits and switches. Students are learning about renewable and non-renewable forms of electricity and enjoyed creating circuits through hands on tasks, activities and challenges.

Year 5 successfully completed the online NAPLAN trial and have been excited and busy preparing for our school JAFA night. The students are looking forward to taking on an increasing level of responsibility and leadership as we move closer to 2019.

Whole class photo

Book Week photos

Music – Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” (Jason)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub2-wcVYIIM

Science – Circuits and switches experiments

Naplan online – class

Persuasive Writing – Dynamic Dialogue ( Bailey and Rory and Emily)

Caring for Animals – Jhye and Tallin

Parent News

JAFA

The evening will get underway at 6.30pm at the Manning Entertainment Centre on Thursday 27th September from 6:30pm. Students need to be delivered to the dressing rooms at the back of the MEC by 6:15pm fully dressed in their costumes and any make-up & hairstyles done. They will remain with their teachers for the evening unless parents have purchased a ticket for them. If this is the case, students may sit with their parents before and after their performance. All students will be required to be on stage for the adjudication. At the completion of the evening all students may be collected from the dressing rooms.

To purchase your tickets, please go online at the link below

https://mec.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/See-a-Show/JAFA-2018-St-Josephs-Primary-School

Important Events

Date

Event

Term 3

Week 10

26 Sep

27 Sep

28 Sep

JAFA Rehearsal Day

JAFA Evening at MEC

Term finishes

Term 4

Week 1

15 Oct

Term 4 begins

P&F Meeting 6:00pm

Week 2

26 Oct

World Teacher’s Day

Week 3

31 Oct

Kinder Orientation Day

Date

Event

Term 3

Week 10

26 Sep

27 Sep

28 Sep

JAFA Rehearsal Day

JAFA Evening at MEC

Term finishes

Term 4

Week 1

15 Oct

Term 4 begins

P&F Meeting 6:00pm

Week 2

26 Oct

World Teacher’s Day

Week 3

31 Oct

Kinder Orientation Day

P&F News

Please note new date for
School Fete – SUNDAY 25th November

Canteen News

Attached is new Canteen menu aligned with Healthy Schools initiative. This will take effect from Term 4. A copy will be sent home at the end of Term 3.

Term 3 ROSTER

Week

MONDAY

FRIDAY

WEEK 10

Sep 24

Narelle Barry

Candy Pattison

Lisa Zibawi

Lisa Hagarty & Ann McDermott

Happy Birthday Wishes!

Tyceon Xuereb turns 6; Parker Hagarty and Harry Macmillan turn 8; Riley Hill and Cherry Bourke turn 10; Myra Bushell turns 11 and James Kemp turns 12.