Week 6 Term 2 - 2021
Kindergarten 2022 Information Evening
Thank you to the parents who were able to attend the Kindergarten 2022 Enrolment Information Night last Tuesday. I was warmed to see many of our siblings' parents attend the meeting as well. We have received some very positive feedback from our new parents who attended. Those parents who are enrolling students for 2022 will be informed shortly of the dates for interviews to be held. If you know anyone with a child starting school in 2022, please let them know that they are very welcome to come and learn more about our beautiful school.
National Sorry Day
On Tuesday 26 May, we acknowledged National Sorry Day as a school. It’s a day for people to come together and share honestly about the steps that are being taken to heal the trauma associated with the forced removal of children from their families and communities – children who lost their cultural and familial identities and many of whom never saw their families again.
Kinder led us in a beautiful Liturgy and we listened to the story of 'Sorry Day'. The Kinders taught us some important lessons about what 'sorry' means.
We wish them much joy during this wonderful time as a family.
eSafety's Guide to Parental Controls Free Webinar
This eSafety free webinar will look at how parents and carers can set up devices and apps to help kids and young people stay safe online. It is designed for parents and carers of children aged 4-13.
It will cover:
- the benefits and limitations of parental controls
- how to set up iOS and Android devices for safety
- how to set up popular games and apps like YouTube and Roblox for safety
- using family tech agreements and other parenting strategies to manage online risks
- how eSafety can help when things go wrong.
This webinar will include practical tips, demonstrations and advice.
Choose from one of the following dates/ times:
- Tuesday 8 June 12.30 to 1.30 pm
- Wednesday 16 June 7.30 to 8.30 pm
Parents/carers can register at
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 from the GP is sufficient to negate the requirement for a negative test.
- We will continue our regular COVID safe practices of student's hand sanitising on entry to the classrooms and after mealtimes and during the day.
WEEK 6 HIGHLIGHTS THAT WE ARE TRULY GRATEFUL FOR
- 200 Years of Catholic Education.
- Our School Captains for representing our school at the National Mass on Monday to mark the celebration of 200 Years of Catholic Education.
- The parents who attended the Kindergarten 2022 Information Night
- Kindergarten for your beautiful 'Sorry Day' Liturgy.
- To our Indigenous students and Kindergarten who created the Sorry Day acknowledgement of Country.
- Mrs Barnes for working hard to organise the Athletics Carnival.
Have a wonderful weekend!
SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION
Jesus sends his disciples to make disciples of all nations.
This Sunday is called the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, and on this day, we remember that God has revealed himself to us in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This sign reminds us that through our Baptism, we share both in the life of the Blessed Trinity and in the Church’s mission to teach all people about Jesus.
St Josephs Woodburn MINI VINNIES – Community Fair
Our school community is very proud of the Mini Vinnies members who gave up their time during the recent Community Fair to monitor the Fishing Game and Ball Games. Our students certainly were using their Head, Hearts and Hands to assist their young customers. The empathy, compassion and kindness of our Mini Vinnies were impressive. We thank them for their selflessness and commitment.
National Sorry Day -26th May
We thank our Kindergarten students and Mrs Barnes who did a wonderful job this week leading our school in a prayerful liturgy acknowledging National Sorry Day. May 26 National Sorry Day remembers and acknowledges the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities, which we now know as ‘The Stolen Generations. Our gospel values of respect and forgiveness acknowledge the need for reflection and prayer on this day.
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.
SACRAMENT OF EUCHARIST Celebrating First Holy Communion will be celebrated in June at a Parish Mass on Saturday 12th June at 5:30 pm. Please keep our students and their families in your prayers. They will be attending family preparation sessions prior to the celebration of the sacrament.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION (Year 3 and other students) - All Saints Church Woodburn Friday 22nd October 2021
Parents wanting their children to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation are asked to contact Megan Boyd or the school office. Children will need to have received the Sacrament of Baptism prior to the Confirmation date.
LISMORE MUSICAL FESTIVAL 2021 31st AUGUST - 3rd September
If any parent would like more information about the Lismore Musical Festival please see Gayl at the Parish Office,
St Joseph’s Athletics Carnival
The permission note has been sent to all families via the COMPASS app today. Families will need to approve the note via the app or print the last page of the note and return it to the office.
St Joseph’s Athletics Carnival will be held on Thursday 10th June at Riverview Park, South Lismore. Students will travel by bus to and from Lismore. There will be no charge for the bus – this cost is covered by the Performance Levy.
It is an expectation that all children will travel with the school by bus to the carnival and stay until the completion of the day's activities. Age Champions and winning colour house will be announced at the carnival.
Children may wear blue, green and yellow coloured shirts appropriate to their Sports House and appropriate shorts. Sunscreen should be applied before leaving home and students must wear their school hat. Please bring some sunscreen to reapply throughout the day. All students need to bring their own fruit, morning tea and lunch unless a canteen order has been submitted prior.
Parent helpers will be needed at the carnival with marshalling, judging, recording etc, so if you are available and can help, please email me - email@example.com.
Please ensure your child's medical details are correct on Compass. In the case that this event is postponed to a future date, this consent will be taken to apply to that future event, unless consent is withdrawn in writing, to the school.
If your child is not returning to school after the Athletics Carnival ( via the bus), can you please contact Gayl Feros in the office?
Additional event details:
A canteen will be operating and we recommend pre-ordering your lunch as a limited supply of extra hot food will be available. If a parent or grandparents would like to order lunch, place your order on a brown paper bag (clearly stating your child’s name, class, order and money enclosed) by 3rd June.
Pre-ordered items for sale
Sausage sizzle $2.50
Veggies Patty on 2 slices of bread $ 4:00
Soft drink/water $2
St Joseph’s Primary School Athletic Carnival 2021
Programme of Events (All times are approximate)
Arrive at Grounds (assemble in allocated stands)
Welcome and prayer
800 metres final Senior Boys/Girls (11/12/13 year old) 2 laps
800 metres final Junior Boys /Girls (8,9,10 year old) 2 laps
400 metres final Boys/Girls (5/6/7 old) 1 lap
200 metres Boys and Girls 13,12 (senior), 11, 10,9,8 (Junior),7,6 and 5 year
12-year Girls and Boys
11 Year Girls and Boys
10 Year Girls and Boys
9 Year Girls and Boys
8 Year Girls and Boys
7 Year Girls and Boys
6 Year Girls and Boys
5 Year Girls and Boys
Long Jump (girls) Juvenile 5,6,7 years, Junior 8.9.10, 11 year old and senior 12/13-year-old
Boys –Drinks and Food Break
8 year Girls
7 year Girls
12 year Girls/Boys
11 Year Girls/ Boys
10 Year Girls/Boys
9 Year Girls /Boys
8 Year Girls/Boys
7 Year Girls and Boys
6 Year Girls and Boys
5 Year Girls and Boys
Long Jump (boys) Juvenile 5,6,7 years, Junior 8.9.10, 11 year old and senior 12/13 year old
Girls –Drinks and Food Break
2.00pm – 2:15pm
Presentation of Winning House Trophy and Age Champions for 2021
Food Break and Drinks
Clean up the grounds
The departure of Buses back to school
Lismore Diocesan Cross Country – Wednesday 26th May
St Joseph’s Woodburn Athletics Carnival - Thursday 10th June
|Year 1||Josephine Jensen|
|Year 2||Thomas Walsh|
|Year 3||Rose Quirk|
|Year 4||Leila Bailey|
|Year 5||Eden Carpenter|
|Year 6||Lucas Hayden|
|Monday,31st May||Mel Hanford|
|Wednesday,2nd June||Helen Grissell|
|Monday, 7th June||Grace Martin|
|Wednesday, 9th June||Helen Grissell|
If anybody is able to help out in Canteen in Term 2 could you please call Gayl on 66822468.
THANK YOU LADIES!
WOODBURN TENNIS COURTS have recently acquired new nets, supplied by the Woodburn Business & Community Chamber, the weeds have been removed, and with the recent beautiful sunny weather, the courts are looking good!
The Courts are available for use by residents and visitors to the Woodburn area from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. Hire charges are $5 for daytime use, $10 for nighttime use. Racquets and balls are available to borrow also.
Management of bookings is through the Woodburn Business & Community Chamber - phone Pam on 6682 2203 or 0414 953 879.