Week 10 Term 3
AND SO ENDS TERM 3.... It has been action-packed with learning and many fun times despite the changes and postponements with our current normal. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the staff and children for all the hard work and commitment that they have shown in this busy yet, rewarding term.
Thank you to you, our parents for continually supporting the school with your involvement in different ways and in different areas at St Joseph"s. Regardless of you not being able to be with us on a regular basis at the moment, we continue to rely on your support and appreciate your ongoing understanding and patience.
We will be informed of the updated COVID-19 guidelines at the end of the holidays. We will let you know of any changes impacting the school for Term 4 as soon as we are informed.
WEEK 10 HIGHLIGHTS THAT WE ARE TRULY GRATEFUL FOR
- The students in Stage 1 for your amazing and entertaining shadow puppet plays.
- Year 4, 5 & 6 for your reverence and calm in our beautiful Creation Mass. Thanks, Fr Michael
- Our Student Representative Council for organising the Fun Day Fundraiser TODAY for the Foodbank in Evans Head. We realise that a lot of people are doing it tough at the moment and hope that this helps in some way.
- Our students and staff for a terrific term of learning and commitment.
Staff Development Day - Pupil Free Day
Our final Staff Development Day for 2020 is on Monday 12 October (Week 1) Term 4. The staff will be looking at the Domain Learning Statement (Pedagogy) and Staff Spirituality. This will be a pupil free day.
THE FIRST DAY OF TERM 4 FOR THE STUDENTS WILL BE TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER 2020.
A big thank you to everyone for your gold coin donation and for coming to school in plain clothes. The Community Food Bank is a very worthwhile cause to help those in our local community who need support during these tough times.
From Farrah and Brad
COVID 19 Practices Term 4 (We will add to or adapt these as receive updated guidelines)
- Staff and students exhibiting even mild COVID-19 symptoms are to be sent home and required to produce proof of a negative COVID-19 test before returning to school.
- Non-essential adults are not be permitted to enter the school grounds. We ask that no parents enter the school past the front office. All inquiries to the front office, please.
- Pick up and drop off will continue out the front of the school.
- We have resumed our Canteen for lunches only and will continue to offer this if we are able to get parent volunteers to assist. The Parent helpers will be advised of the mandatory hygiene practices at the front office. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE ON 66822468 IF YOU ARE ABLE TO GO ON TO THE CANTEEN ROSTER FOR TERM 4.
- It is paramount in these times, in particular, that any child who is unwell is kept at home. We appreciate your understanding and consideration for the safety of the other students and the staff.
- Our bubblers will still not to be used and therefore the children require a water bottle.
- Our stringent hygiene practices for our new normal continue with: the washing of hands regularly; sanitiser after eating, no food or drinks to be shared; coughing and sneezing into elbows, tissues discarded immediately, cleaning of the desks between lunch and recess breaks and extra cleaning of the school by our cleaners.
Assistant Principal Appraisal Process:
Next Term on Monday 26 October 2020, Mrs Felicity Wilde will be involved in an assistant principal appraisal as part of her contract conditions with the Catholic Schools Office.
The appraisal process seeks information from a variety of people associated with the parish school. The process aims to highlight the positive aspects of the assistants principal's performance and identify areas for further development.
The full assistant principal appraisal process involves:
- a survey and self-appraisal statement completed by the assistant principal
- surveys of parish school staff, Catholic Schools Office personnel
- an interview with the principal
- input as arranged with the parish priest
- interviews with parish school staff
- interviews with any parents who wish to present
- a formal interview with the assistant principal by the pane
Any parents who wish to make contact with the panel are welcome to do so by contacting the Principal before the appraisal date.
Wishing our students, staff and families all the best for a well-earned break to relax and refresh and be to commence Term 4 on Tuesday 13th October 2020.
Sunday Gospel Reading:
26th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Jesus poses a question to the chief priests and elders on the meaning of obedience.
Jesus told the parable of a man who had two sons He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard. ’I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went. Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go. Which of the two did what his father wanted? The first,” they answered.
YEAR FOUR RE UNIT-4.6 :
ONE WITH GOD'S CREATION
In Religious Education this term Year 4 have been studying a unit called One with God's Creation. It reminds students that we are all created in the image of God, and that we are called to live in harmony with our world. In this unit, students grow in understanding of God as creator and appreciate more fully that creation is our gift to treasure. The unit focuses on developing an understanding of our responsibility to care for God’s creation. It also explores our decisions to respect and care for the environment which will affect our world, both now and in the future.
As part of their learning, our Year 4 students wrote prayers of praise to God using Google Slides. The following are examples of their excellent efforts.
Father Michael has updated the St Joseph's Coraki Parish Website and Parish Bulletin. You are now able to access this and other important Parish information by clicking on the link below.
A ‘Minute’ Dose of Awesomeness: Teaching Children How To Solve Problems.
TERM 3 - WEEK 9
|YEAR 1||Chase Martin|
|YEAR 2||Rosie Quirk|
|YEAR 3||Johanna Jensen|
|YEAR 4||Jai Barnes|
|STAGE 3||Farrah Carpenter & Finlay Stevenson|
A canteen helpers note with dates available was sent home this week for Term 4 2020. If you able to help out could you pleasefill it in and return it next week so that Canteen will be able to start from the beginning of Term 4.
|Monday, 12th October
|Wednesday, 14th October||HELP NEEDED!|
|Monday, 19th October||HELP NEEDED!|
|Wednesday, 21st October||Angie Butcher|
Could you please give Gayl a call on 66822468 if you
are able to help out in the canteen during Term 4.
THANK YOU LADIES!
Family Connect Service
Sometimes families need a helping hand, especially in these challenging times.
St Joseph’s Primary School is pleased to announce that we are introducing the Family Connect Service to our school. Wendy Jansen is our new Family Connect worker who will be able to help any of our school families get the support they need. If you or anyone in your family would like assistance with:
- Parenting challenges
- Accessing housing support
- Accessing welfare supports
- Accessing counselling services
- Linking to domestic violence supports
- Finding culturally appropriate support
Contact Wendy by phone: 0437 179 916 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org