St Joseph's Primary School Wingham
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14 June 2019

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Principal’s Report

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had a fantastic couple of weeks and the weather has been simply beautiful, though I am sure you would agree a little bit of rain would be nice.

Last Friday I had the pleasure of taking our school team to the Regional Athletics Carnival with Mrs McEwen. Our students were fantastic and I was so proud to be able to watch them all do their best and represent our school with such pride. A huge congratulations to Celeste McDermott, Georgia Hartley, Nicholas Pereira, Rory Byrne and Jose McDermott who have been successful in gaining selection in the Manning Region Athletics Team and will now compete in Newcastle at the Diocesan Carnival. Thank you to Mr Wickham who made sure our school team was organised for the day.

Year 5 are currently organising a winter appeal for St Vincent de Paul. We are hoping that you will all support us by donating a tin of soup, or a blanket to help those in our community that are doing it tough this winter.

We have noticed a few out of uniform items including jumpers and shoes, appearing among students. Please make sure your child is wearing their full school uniform. If they are unable to wear full uniform can you please make sure you send a note to explain why they are out of uniform.

We are currently looking at our Kindergarten enrolments for 2020. If you haven’t completed an enrolment form for your child can you please contact Mary to organise for one to be sent home and we can add your child to our list. If you know of anyone that is considering St Joseph’s for next year, or even if they haven’t decided, please encourage them to contact the office for a school tour and enrolment pack. We would love to welcome them to our fantastic school community. One question we get a lot is, “Does my child need to be Catholic?” The answer is no, even though we are a Catholic school we welcome all families who would like to choose St Joseph’s for their child’s education.

We are busy organising a Teacher’s table for the upcoming Trivia night on the 29th which is hosted by our P&F, I look forward to seeing many of you at what I am sure will be a fantastic night.

God Bless

PLEASE NOTE – PUPIL FREE DAYS – TERM 2
will be on Thursday 4th July and Friday 5th July

Making Jesus RealValue of the week

Week 8 – Be a Diffuser
Week 9 – Be Stewards of Creation by Caring for our Gardens

School News

Prime Minister Award

‘Being a steward of creation’, ‘trying your best’, ‘speaking with kindness’ and ‘ being a responsible learner’ are some of the qualities that teachers consider when awarding ‘Prime Minister’ at our weekly assembly. It is an acknowledgement of the student’s efforts and they have the privilege of wearing the badge with honour, of suggesting a focus the school can work on, award gotchas to other students at lunch time as well as earning gotchas for themselves. Congratulations to Mackenzie Wilmen (Week 7) and Jakaylah Minns (Week 8).

MJR Awards

As part of our MJR system, we acknowledge that the following student, Ayvah Wallace has reached 100 Gotchas! Well Done.

School Uniform

Specific Uniform Requirements at St Joseph’s Wingham:

GIRLS

GIRL’S SUMMER: Blue check, A-line, six gore dress with Peter Pan collar and short sleeves OR blue check blouse with Peter Pan collar & short sleeves and navy tailored shorts.

Black leather, traditional style school shoes that can be polished with short (above the ankle) white socks.

GIRL’S WINTER: Tartan pinafore OR Navy Gabardine slacks. A long-sleeved “Midford Blue” school shirt (stand-up collar) is worn under the pinafore. Navy V-neck school jumper or school microfibre jacket (each with school logo) for cold weather.

Black leather, traditional style school shoes that can be polished, with short (above the ankle) grey socks or grey tights.

GIRL’S SPORT: Navy blue polo shirt with gold trim (with school logo) and tailored shorts. Sports shoes with short (above the ankle) white socks. Navy blue microfibre tracksuit or Navy V-neck school jumper can be worn over the top of sports uniform, during Winter.

BOYS

BOY’S SUMMER: “Midford Blue” short-sleeved shirt with stand-up collar. Grey Midford shorts.

Black leather, traditional or boot style shoes that can be polished, with short (above the ankle) grey socks.

BOY’S WINTER: “Midford Blue” long sleeved school shirt (stand-up collar). Grey Midford permanent-press trousers. Navy V-neck school jumper or school microfibre jacket (each with school logo) for cold weather.

Black leather, traditional or boot style shoes that can be polished, with short (above the ankle) grey socks.

BOY’S SPORT: Navy blue polo shirt with gold trim (with school logo). Navy Midford shorts. Sports shoes with short (above the ankle) white socks. Navy blue microfibre tracksuit or Navy V-neck school jumper can be worn over the top of sports uniform, during Winter.

HAT (Unisex):

SCHOOL HAT: The school hat is compulsory and must be worn as part of our school uniform. Replacement hats are available from the school office at any time.

The school employs a ‘No Hat – No Play’ policy.

Year 6 Happenings

So much creativity in Year 6….

Stone Art

We have been learning about stone artwork through the book ‘Stepping Stones’ by Margriet Ruurs This book retells the story of a refugee’s journey through art work made of stone. We have been experimenting with stones to tell our own story about refugees. By Zaylon, Hunter and Diesel

Have you ever wondered if you make art from rocks? Year 6 has made artwork purely out of stones. It is based on refugees and their journey to a new country. The life of a refugee is very difficult compared to what we classify as a normal life in Australia. We based our artworks on the book ‘Stepping Stones’ by Margriet Ruurs. By Lucas, Yarramundi and Jason

Body Percussion

Each group worked together to make a great beat and we worked on keeping a consistent rhythm just using our bodies to make music. We showed lots of different actions and we tried to stay in time. Everyone agreed that body percussion is great way to learn about music. By Rory and Tallin

Stewards of Creation

What is recycling? It is reusing things such as paper, plastic and bottles. We recycle a lot at our school. We recycle our soft plastics, put our drink containers into a special crate and we use our fruit scraps to feed the worms and to make compost. We have cut down a lot on the amount of rubbish we produce.

Our gardens. Gardens are so important and we try to look after our gardens by walking around them and carefully looking for lost handballs.

Nude Food. We are all trying to cut down on the amount of rubbish we produce at lunch and recess. We are trying to put our food and drink into reusable containers.

All of these things help to make us aware of how important it is that we are all stewards of creation. By Lisa, Myra and Jazmine

Dot Paintings

The students read a book about a family being pulled apart through the stolen generation. Our art work is retelling the story of ‘ Home to Mother’ by Doris Pilkington. By Emily and Celeste

Visiting Artist

Hey there everybody, here are some of the artworks we have done with Ron Hindmarsh. He comes to our class every second week and teaches us about perspective and proportion. Everyone in the class loves him and his drawings and we think his drawings are better that Mrs Cleaver’s! ByAmara and Shamayah.

Ron Hindmarsh shows us his beautiful artwork to inspire us with our art work. He is a great teacher and he has taught us lots about drawing like perspective and proportion. By Jayden and Liam

School Calendar of Events

Week 9

Mon 24 June

P&F Meeting – 5:15pm

Thurs 27 June

Confirmation at Taree – 6pm

Sat 29 June

P&F Trivia night – 6pm

Week 10

Wed 3 July

Term 2 ends for students

Thurs 4 July

PUPIL FREE DAY

Fri 5 July

PUPIL FREE DAY

Week 1

Mon 22 July

Term 3 begins

Parents & Friends Association

Parents & Friends Association:
Our next meeting will be on Monday 24th June at 5:15pm

Canteen News

We wish to advise that canteen will now be operating every MONDAY (instead of Fridays) for the remainder of Term 2. Thank you to those parents who have volunteered their time.

Term 2 Roster

Week

FRIDAY

WEEK 8

JUNE 17

Candy Pattison/Peter Macmillan/Narelle Barry

WEEK 9

JUNE 24

Candy Pattison/Peter Macmillan/Narelle Barry

WEEK 10

JULY 1

Candy Pattison/Peter Macmillan/Narelle Barry

Happy Birthday Wishes!

Jakayla Minns and Adena Campbell turn 9 and Zarah Hillenberg turns 11.

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