Week 5 Term 1 - 2021
National Young Leaders Day - Brisbane
GOVERNOR-GENERAL David Hurley ( by Jackson)
The Governor-General was the school captain in both Year 6 and Year 12. He has been in the army for forty-two years before he became the Governor for N.S.W. He has been to Buckingham Palace several times and he is an inspirational person teaching me some things about leadership like asking why you want to be a leader is just as important if not more than how to be a leader -that was something he taught me.
Anastasia Woolmer - Memory Champion (by Ever)
Anastasia Woolmer was one of the 6 inspiring speakers at THE NATIONAL YOUNG LEADERS DAY. She is to this day the world champion of memory training. This is when someone says out numbers and you have to remember as many as you can and resay them, which she did and her world record is 456 numbers. She showed leadership when she had to push so hard and study for hours and hours a day just to learn so that she could get a good mark and prove to herself that she could be smart and now she has the best memory in Australia.
Darius Boyd (by Banjo)
Darius Boyd is a retired NRL player that debuted for the Broncos in 2006 winning a premiership before moving to Knights and Dragons, and later returning to captain the Broncos in 2017. He has overcome a lot of hardship in his life. He never met his dad, his uncle and grandfather died when he was young and at the age of 15, his mother left to get mental help. Five years ago Darius did the same thing. He told us the 3 things he used to get through dark times were gratitude, empathy and having a good support network which in his case was his grandma and friends.
Lachie Smart (by Ruby)
Lachie Smart flew around the world when he was 16 he planned it at 15 he is the youngest person to ever fly around the world solo! He tried and tried and he kept persevering. He wanted to 'give up' many times but his dad said to give it one more month so he did. What I learnt about Lachie was that all you need to do is keep persevering and as a leader, you have the ability to impact people who are young and old. Also, it's always good to have a backup plan just in case of a setback. There is no positive without having a least one negative- so making errors helps yourself.
ST JOSEPH'S COMMUNITY FAIR -26 MARCH 2021- LATEST NEWS
This year Mrs Jocelyn Reese has again offered to be the Parent Assembly Rep for our school. I am appealing for a parent to join her in the role and share the experience. The Parent Assembly supports parents and carers to be the best parents they can be and effective partners in their child's education by providing high quality and engaging opportunities. Please contact the office if you would like to assist
CURRENT COVID GUIDELINES
- Students and staff with even mild symptoms of COVID 19 are not to attend school. Parents of symptomatic children should provide evidence of a negative result prior to returning to school. In circumstances where children have other medical reasons for recurrent symptoms, a letter fro the GP is sufficient to negate the requirement for a negative test.
- We will continue our regular COVID safe practices of student hand sanitising on entry to the school, after mealtimes and during the day.
Week 5 Highlights that we are truly grateful for:
- National Young Leaders Day
- Our students, who work hard to learn and achieve every day!
- Stage 3 for their wonderful assembly.
- The Student Representative Council for organising this term's Fundraiser.
- The Parent Forum for working to bring us the St Joseph's Community Fair.
- Our swimmers who represented our Zone at the Diocesan Carnival today- Finlay and Jackson.
Have a wonderful weekend!
2nd SUNDAY OF LENT - GOSPEL REFLECTION
Mark 9: 2-10
In this week’s Gospel, we learn about an important experience in the life of Jesus and his disciples. Jesus takes three of his disciples—Peter, James, and John—to a high mountain. While they are there, Elijah and Moses appear with Jesus. According to St Luke, there was a conversation among Jesus, Elijah, and Moses, and this conversation was about what Jesus will accomplish in Jerusalem. Jesus was affirmed by this event and, it was God the Father who offered this affirmation.
During Lent, we try to change our lives for the better, looking for ways in which we can be more faithful to Jesus. But we might also identify those aspects of our lives that we want to affirm and to continue. We may want to identify the good things in our lives, for example, prayer and service to others. When we pray, we could try to identify one thing in our life that we should be affirming during Lent and one thing that God might affirm in our lives.
PROJECT COMPASSION 2021
We encourage you to put your compassion into action this Lent through your prayer, fasting and almsgiving by supporting Project Compassion
Each family has been given a Project Compassion box for their donations or you can donate online via the Caritas Australia website at lent.caritas.org.au
Saint Oscar Romero is our inspiration for Project Compassion 2021, so in his words let’s “Aspire not to have more, but to be more.”
COULD ALL MISSION BOXES PLEASE BE RETURNED BY MONDAY 29th MARCH 2021.
|PROJECT COMPASSION 2nd WEEK OF LENT|
This week through Project Compassion we learn about 39-year-old Margret, a teacher at a vocational school for deaf students in the Solomon Islands. She was born deaf, so she knows the challenges it poses to education and employment. Apart from the difficulties, the students all have, the school also faced water shortages, with not enough to supply staff and students with safe water for drinking, cooking, washing and growing vegetables.
Then Tropical Cyclone Harold damaged the school and its vegetable garden, amidst the threat of COVID-19. Staff and students rely on the vegetable garden to provide food for their meals.
With Caritas Australia’s support, the school installed water tanks, provided cyclone-proof building materials and helped to implement COVID-19 prevention measures. Margret’s school now has enough water for its students and the capacity to cater for more, with plans to boost food security, through increased agricultural production.
· Around 60% of people in rural areas in the Solomon Islands don’t have access to piped water, while about 80% don’t have access to latrines or toilets. (UNICEF, 2019)
Watch a short film about Margret’s story here.
“Aspire not to have more, but to be more.” Please support Project Compassion: lent.caritas.org.au
MAKING JESUS REAL - (MJR)
At St Joseph’s Woodburn we encourage our students to “Make Jesus Real’” by the way they act in our school community and while at home and out in the community
MJR at St Joseph’s Woodburn encourages our students to be WEST people - that is WELCOMING, ENCOURAGING, SAY SORRY when needed and be THANKFUL.
Celebration of the Feast of St Joseph's- 19th March - Liturgy at school and fun indoor and outdoor activities
Parents of Year 4 students preparing for the Celebration of the Sacrament of Penance
Session 1 - Saturday 6th March
Session 2 - Saturday 20th March
Session 3 - Saturday 27th March
The celebration of the Sacrament of Penance will be on Tuesday 30th March at 6 pm.
The Sacrament of Eucharist - Celebrating First Holy Communion will be celebrated in June at a Parish Mass on Saturday 12th June at 5:30 pm.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION ( Year 3 ) - Friday 22nd October 2021
Diocesan Swimming Carnival
Good luck to our swimmers, Jackson Grissell and Finlay Stevenson, who are competing at the Diocesan Swimming Carnival on Friday at Murwillumbah. We wish them all the best.
Winter Sports Trials 2021
The Richmond Zone Winter Sports Trials will be held in Lismore on Wednesday 3rd March, as the weather postponed these trials.
Our school cross country will be held on the school grounds on Thursday 18th March 2021. All students in K-6 will participate in this event.
Richmond Zone Winter Sports Trials (Year 5 & 6) – Wednesday 3 March
Lismore Diocesan Swimming Carnival – Friday 26th February
Lismore Diocesan Winter Sports Trials (Year 5 & 6) – Friday 12th March
St Joseph’s Woodburn Cross Country -18th March 2021
Richmond Zone Cross Country – Friday 30th April
Lismore Diocesan Cross Country – Wednesday 26th May
|Year 1||Moses Wagner|
|Year 2||Chase Martin|
|Year 3||Huntah Edwards|
|Year 4||Leila Bailey|
|Year 5||Brody Symonds|
|Year 6||Ever Brady|
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
Wendy will be onsite at St Joseph's Woodburn on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of each month during 2021.
Contact Wendy by phone: 0437 179 916 or email: email@example.com
|Monday, 1st March||Helen Grissell
|Wednesday, 3rd March||
Shandell & Patrick Parkinson
|Monday, 8th March||HELP NEEDED!|
|Wednesday, 10th March||HELP NEEDED!|
If anybody is able to help out in Canteen in Term 1 Could you please call Gayl on 66822468.
THANK YOU LADIES!