St Joseph's Primary School Wingham
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Church Cresent
Wingham NSW 2429

Phone: 02 6553 4774

18 October 2019

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Principal’s Report

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to Term 4, it is hard to believe that in 10 short weeks we will be finished the year!

Last term was my first experience of JAFA and to say I “was blown away” is an understatement. It was wonderful to see all of the hard work of our teachers and students pay off into what was an exceptionally entertaining evening. I know that I thanked our teachers on the evening, but I would like to extend that thanks once more to every staff member that contributed to the success of JAFA, to our students who put on a great show and to our parents and wider community who supported the evening.

Good luck to Nicholas Pereira who is representing the Diocese this week in Shotput. We are very proud of Nicholas and am sure that he will have a wonderful time in Sydney.

During the holidays we were busy with some maintenance and improvements around the school. Our office block got a new hallway, meeting room and was repainted, the area outside the toilets was paved and our Year 5 demountable decking was repainted.

The P & F will meet on Monday the 21st of October at 5.15pm. The main agenda item will be the fete. I look forward to seeing you there. Thank you to all of the parents who have sent back their form to help at the fete. If you are able to help in any way please make sure you let us know. All money raised at the fete, goes back into the school and as they say “Team work makes the Dream work”.

Have a wonderful fortnight with hopefully some more rain falling where it is needed.

God Bless

Making Jesus Real – Value of the week

Week 1 – Believe in yourself
Week 2 - Gratitude

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 Kaii Macmillan (Week2).

MJR Awards

As part of our MJR system ,we acknowledge that the following students, Destiny Mastop has reached 100 Gotchas, Cooper Nowlan and Rory Byrne have reached have reached 200 Gotchas and Zaylon Proctor has reached 300 Gotchas! Well Done.

Mary Mackillop Award

We congratulate Evie O’Neill who has received the Mary Mackillop Award in 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”. Congratulations Evie!


Here are the award winners from the night:

Best Actors:

Matilda Ryan (K) - Logan Green (Yr 1)

Best Supporting:

Kaylla Lulham (Yr 4) Tristian Minns (Yr 3)

Encouragement Award:

Year 5

Bravery award:

Year 1

Best Costume:

Year 2

Best Scenery:


Adjudicator’s Choice:

Year 6

Best Narrators:

Year 3


Year 4

After School Art Class work exhibit at JAFA

Artworks made by students who participated in After-School Art Classes @ St Joey’s in Terms 2 and 3 were featured in the exhibition of Visual Art on the night of JAFA at the Manning Entertainment Centre. A highlight was the display of illuminated JOEYS Lanterns in the foyer which cast a colourful glow on the evening. The exquisite paintings, drawings and textiles artworks exhibited showed some delightful learning outcomes for students who spent weeks developing their technical and creative skills. The children should be very proud of their artistic achievements.

What’s happening in Year 3

In Religion we have commenced studying Jesus sermon on the mount. This is where Jesus teaches us about the blessings he will bestow on people who strive to achieve particular qualities. The beatitudes are recorded in the Bible's book of Matthew.

In English this week we have commenced our new text study Mr Stink by David Walliams. This text's themes include homelessness, social prejudice, bullying, the importance of imagination and its conflict with social expectations and the importance of friends and family.

The students commenced a character study particularly looking at the protagonist of stories. We have a short focus on super heroes and their qualities to instill an understanding that superheros come in many forms.

We are all looking forward to a busy term 4.

Mr Knoke
Year 3 Teacher

No Parking Notice

Can you please make sure that you are not parking against the building of the Wingham Museum up to the container. This is allocated parking for the Museum and they have been finding it hard to park as people are taking up their parking spaces. Thanks for your support.

School Calendar of Events

Week 2

Mon 21 Oct

P & F Meeting 5:15pm

Friday 25 Oct

World Teachers Day

Kinder Orientation Day 9:30am-11:30am

Summer Sports Trials – Forster

Week 3

Fri 1 Nov

Early Bird Program begins 9-3

Week 4

Thurs 7 Nov

Year 6 fundraiser – Popcorn Day

Fri 8 Nov

Early Bird Session – 9-3

Week 5

Mon 11 Nov

Remembrance Day Liturgy – 11am

Fri 15 Nov

Early Bird Session – 9-3

Week 6

Wed 20 Nov

Year 6 fundraiser – Snowcone Day

Fri 22 Nov

Early Bird Session – 9-3

Sun 24 Nov

P&F Fete

Parents & Friends Association

Parents & Friends Association:
Our next meeting will be Monday 21st October at 5:15pm

Canteen News

Term 3 Roster




Oct 21

Sue Owens/Garleen WIlmen


Oct 28

Candy Pattison/Peter Macmillan

Happy Birthday Wishes!

Logan Green turns 8; Lewis Downie and Dulki Hollis turn 9; Katelyn Davidson turns 11 and Jayden Clarke turns 12.

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