Week 7 Term 2 - 2021
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING AT ST JOSEPH'S
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is about learning how to manage feelings, manage friendships and solve problems.
These are essential life skills that support a child’s ability to cope with difficulties and helps prevent mental health problems.
Children who develop social and emotional skills find it easier to manage themselves, relate to others, resolve conflict, and feel positive about themselves and the world around them.
The five kinds of social and emotional skills that are important for children to develop are:
- Self-awareness: understanding feelings, self-confidence
- Social awareness: respecting and understanding others, and appreciating differences between people
- Self-management: managing emotions, being able to set goals and stick to them
- Responsible decision making: choosing wisely and thoughtfully
- Relationship skills: cooperating, communicating, making friends
At St Joseph's, as a school and particularly for our students, we are extremely blessed to have Mrs Piccini work with our students to help them grow their social-emotional skills to be able to deal with life situations for themselves and others.
At our school, Social Emotional Learning looks like this:
- Weekly BFF (Bucket Filling Friends) groups. These groups are held every Monday for 30 minutes. The students work in vertical groups- Kinder to Year 6.
- Small groups
- One on one
- Solution-focused: The focus is not on the origin of the problem, more how can we solve it? The origin isn’t at all important. What skills does the child need to overcome the problem?
I am constantly surprised and celebrate the fact that our students are already equipped with, can name and put into practice many skills to cope and deal with various situations.
This term we welcome Mrs Belinda Chapman who has commenced working at our school as the Student Support Officer. She will assist Mrs Piccini in her role and also run lunchtime and recess activities.
FIRE DRILLS AND LOCKDOWNS
In case you have heard your child mention Evacuation or Lockdown drills held at school, these are drills that are a requirement for the school to ensure safety for us all. Evacuation requires students to calmly travel to the school evacuation point (depending on the situation that is happening) for roll call in the event of a fire or other problem.
Lockdown involves all those on-site, locking themselves into rooms. This occurs in case of police request, intruder or even a student who is not acting safely. In this case, we stay inside until told to resume our usual day.
Neither of these events is a time of fun and are practised regularly to ensure our safety. If you happen to be at school at either of these times please follow a staff member's instructions.
What did Week 7 hold?
There has been some amazing learning and effort happening in all classrooms. I was lucky enough to look through some of the student books this week and go into classrooms to witness their learning firsthand.
The SRC students have been meeting and working hard looking at any issues that have been raised by the students and organising the end of term fundraiser.
Our staff have started to look closely at assessments and student work samples to provide the most accurate picture of student learning through the Semester reports.
Our Stage 2 led us in an Assembly to teach us about what they have been learning.
We continue to pray throughout the week for our students preparing for their First Holy Communion and we look forward to joining them and supporting them at Mass this weekend in the lead up to them making their Sacrament.
A reminder to our current families who would like to enrol siblings for next year, we are enrolling students now. You can collect your enrolment pack from the office or let us know if you would like one sent home. The enrolment forms are live on our website to complete. I am hoping to commence enrolment interviews in the last couple of weeks this term, so letters can be sent out in early Term 3.
Please make sure that you spread the word to friends and relatives who are looking to start their child in Kindergarten in 2022.
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 7 HIGHLIGHTS THAT WE ARE TRULY GRATEFUL FOR
- Our SRC and their efforts to seek student voice and raise money for those in need.
- Our 2021 Kindergarten who are working so hard to be ready for Year 1. They are doing some amazing learning.
- Our Parent Forum, for the difference that they make to many aspects of our school.
- Our Stage 2 students for their amazing Assembly.
Have a wonderful weekend!
SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Jesus shares his Last Supper with his disciples
Jesus took bread, blessed the bread, broke the bread, and shared it with his disciples. Similar words and actions follow as Jesus shares the chalice with his disciples. The Gospel for today reminds us that the Eucharist is a memorial of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. We believe that Jesus is truly present to us in the elements of bread and wine and that the Eucharist nourishes us so that we can be people of love and forgiveness.
CELEBRATING 200 Years of Catholic Education in Australia
This term all our students have been participating in activities that celebrate and reflect upon the contribution Catholic Education has made to our nation. Stage two students wrote letters to the Sisters of St Joseph at North Sydney and Penola (where St Mary of the Cross MacKillop started her first school) to thank them for their contribution and dedication to educating young Australians.
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 First Holy Communion will be celebrated at the 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. All are welcome to this special celebration.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION (Year 3 and other students) - All Saints Church Woodburn WEDNESDAY 20th October 2021 at 6 pm. 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
Parent helpers required for the Athletics Carnival.
If you are able to assist at the Athletics Carnival on Thursday 10 June, can you please contact Gayl asap at the office on 66822468?
Returning to school after the Athletics Carnival.
If your child is not returning to school on the bus after the Athletics Carnival, can you please contact Gayl at the office. We need to know the number of students returning for bus numbers.
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 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
St Joseph’s Woodburn Athletics Carnival - Thursday 10th June
Richmond Zone Athletics Carnival- Wednesday 21 July
|Year 1||Brianna Bailey|
|Year 2||Jake Cutler|
|Year 3||Huntah Edwards|
|Year 4||Lilijoy Walkington|
|Year 5||Lorena Swanson|
|Year 6||Aiden Doran|
|Monday,7th June||Grace Martin|
|Wednesday, 9th June||Helen Grissell|
|Monday, 14th June||PUBLIC HOLIDAY|
|Wednesday, 16th 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.