St Joseph's Primary School Wingham
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Wingham NSW 2429

Phone: 02 6553 4774

6 September 2019

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Principal’s Report

Dear Parents and Carers,

It is Child Protection Week this week. This is a National campaign which aims to raise awareness of child abuse prevention. Our Diocese is fully supportive of such a campaign and has provided parents and schools with a link to some apps aimed at increasing children’s awareness about protective behaviours. You will find this in the newsletter.

The weather has certainly warmed up this week. Students are able to wear either summer or winter uniform for the next few weeks.

Thank you to all of the Father’s and Grandfather’s that came along to our Father’s Day breakfast last week. Our teachers did a wonderful job cooking a great breakfast and I would like to thank them for coming in early to do this. Thank you to the P&F for coordinating a wonderful stall. It was so lovely to see the children choose gifts for the special men in their lives. I hope that you all had a wonderful Father’s Day.

Our Year 5 and 6 students have continue to visit Wingham District and Cuddlepie Pre-Schools. I have been so impressed with their preparation and willingness to step outside of their comfort zone and create a craft activity and read a book to their pre-school friends.

Have a wonderful fortnight don’t forget to buy your tickets for JAFA and I hope to see you at our P&F Meeting on Monday the 9th of September at 5.15pm.

God Bless

Making Jesus RealValues of the week

Week 8 – Serving Others
Week 9 – Be Stewards of Creation – By Caring for our grassed areas

School News

Netball Gala Day

Two weeks ago, we hosted the Regional Netball Gala Day at the Netball complex in Taree. Over 300 students from St Joseph’s Wingham, Taree, Bulahdelah, Gloucester and Holy Name Forster all came together to experience a non-competitive day of Netball. Students played six games each, in mixed teams, with 22 umpires from St Clare’s and eight Yr 6 students from Joey’s Taree encouraging, coaching and umpiring all the teams, with Mrs Cleaver overseeing them. We also ran a sausage sizzle and canteen on the day, so thankyou to Mary for her organisation and to the parents and grandparents, Bill, Kristian, Peter, Anna, Anna’s mum and Narelle, who volunteered to share their time and BBQ/canteen expertise with us. Thanks goes to Roz who manned the timer all day and to all our team managers, our teachers and Jo, Tash, Jane and Katrina for looking after our students for the day and helping to ensure that our teams had fun, played in different positions on the court and enjoyed their gala day of Netball. By all accounts a great day was had by all with students returning to school happy but exhausted.

Father’s Day Breaky

It was great to see our dads and granddads with us for breakfast to celebrate Father’s Day this year.  Dads have a crucial role in the family and in supporting their children’s education. The Father’s day breakfast was a great opportunity for dads to meet and feel part of the school community - and for our students to say “Thank You”. 

Holy Communion

Congratulations to Jose, Jake, Lewis and Caitlin who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion last Sunday.

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 Tristian Minns (Week 7) and Yasmin Gaudry-Cabaleiro (Week 8).

MJR Awards

As part of our MJR system, we acknowledge that the following students, Breanna Swierczynski and Logan Green have reached 100 Gotchas and Ava Doherty and Lisa Fresen have reached 300 Gotchas! Well Done.

What’s been happening in Year 1

Year 1 has enjoyed Term 3 and have learnt lots of new things in class. Here’s what they had to say;

Oliver B: I have enjoyed maths groups, spelling groups and reading groups.
Shaneden: I have enjoyed learning my JAFA lines.
Denny: I have enjoyed making a lava lamp in Science.
Maycie: I have enjoyed being a mouse in my play and learning my lines.
Max: I have enjoyed Book Week.
Harry: I have enjoyed dressing up for Book Week.
Logan: I have enjoyed maths groups because it is so fun and I learn.
Mollie: I have enjoyed coming to school every day.
Jesse: I have enjoyed guided reading groups.
Riley: I have enjoyed spelling lessons and learning about graphemes.
Zeke: I have enjoyed Handwriting lessons.
Adam: I have enjoyed maths groups and playing maths games.
Oliver S: I have enjoyed dressing up as a fire fighter for Book Week.
Sienna: I have enjoyed using the laptops in class.
Monique: I have enjoyed making words in spelling lessons.
Daniel: I have enjoyed being the scarecrow in JAFA.
Breanna: I have enjoyed being a sparrow in JAFA.
Ayvah: I have enjoyed being the mother in our play Peter Rabbit.
Shianne: I have enjoyed spelling lessons.
Tyceon: I have enjoyed maths games.

School Calendar of Events

Week 8

Mon 9 Sep

P& F Meeting 5:15pm

Fri 13 Sep

Class Mass – Years 5 & 6 – 11am

Week 9

Fri 20 Sep

School Public Speaking Competition

Week 10

Wed 25 Sep

JAFA Rehearsal Day

Thurs 26 Sep

JAFA performance – Manning Entertainment Centre

Fri 27 Sep

Term 3 ends

Mon 14 Oct

Term 4 begins

Parents & Friends Association

Parents & Friends Association:
Our next meeting will be on Monday 9th September at 5:15pm

Save the Date
School Fete - Sunday 24th November

Canteen News

Term 3 Roster






Happy Birthday Wishes!

Jaxon Osgood and Penny Van Vliet turn 8; Lara Prior turns 9 and Oliver McCarey turns 11.

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