Week 4- Term 4 - 2021
WORLD TEACHERS' DAY
Today is World Teachers Day. The children have, for the last week, been involved in the secret organising of a special assembly to acknowledge our staff. The Student Representative Council (SRC) with Presidents Lucas and Aiden along with Ever, (who stepped in for Sarah), led the assembly today with a thank you to our teachers and staff for the special gifts that they have passed onto our students and for all they did during the school lockdown.
The SRC then presented our staff with gifts to acknowledge their appreciation.
We are so very lucky to have such a dedicated group of people working together at St Joseph's to ensure that our students become the best people that they can be. Happy World Teacher's Day to all of our staff!
JUNIOR JOEYS CONTINUES....
Our Junior Joeys 2021 Program continues next Wednesday for the last week. We have had to reduce the number of weeks in the program due to COVID 19 restrictions but feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to get to know our 2022 Kindergarten students for at least 4 weeks. We look forward to being with them one last time next Wednesday. Hopefully, a final parent meeting will be held later in the term if the restrictions permit. Our Junior Joeys appear to have settled in well to the life of 'Big School' albeit for only 2 hours once a week!
BOOK FAIR - THANK YOU
A big thank you for all your support of the Scholastic Book Fair this year. We did have to do it a little differently again but it was still a terrific week and the children loved wandering, choosing and buying. It is a great week to engage them in the wonders of reading and spark further interest and love.
KEVIN HOGAN BOOK PRIZE-
Every year our Federal Member for Page, Mr Kevin Hogan MP donates a book prize to our school for a student chosen by the staff. This year Finlay Stevenson (Year 6) has been awarded the prize for his involvement in the Premiers Reading Challenge throughout his 7 years of Primary School. Congratulations Finlay! Thanks, Mr Hogan for your continued support.
ACCEPTABLE STUDENT HAIRSTYLES
At this stage, we continue on Level 3 restrictions. Under these restrictions, the wearing of masks is recommended for primary students. Unfortunately, under Level 3 restrictions, parents are still unable to be onsite. The canteen will be open on Monday and Wednesday if we have volunteers. The last information received was that Level 3 restrictions in schools will continue until 1 December. We will let you know if this changes sooner.
I ask you to keep in your thoughts and prayers those who may be unwell at this time and all involved in responding to the COVID-19 situation. Thank you for your understanding and continued support as we navigate this evolving situation.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
IN WEEK 4 OF TERM 4 WE ARE TRULY GRATEFUL FOR:
- Our Book Fair
- The Socktober Competition-thanks Mrs Boyd
- The amazing efforts of the Burbi, Gahgun, Guraman and Staff Soccer Teams.
- Our Grand Final game caller- Finlay- you did a terrific job.
- To all who got involved with our sports team dress up and donated a gold coin for a very worthy cause.
- OUR TEACHERS
- Our SRC Presidents and members for organising World Teache Day celebrations.
- Our Junior Joeys for such a successful third week
SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Gospel Reading: Mark 12:28b-34
Jesus is questioned by a scribe about the greatest commandment.
This week’s Gospel Reading tells us that one day a teacher of the Law called a Scribe asked Jesus to pick the most important of God’s commands. Jesus was wise and instead, he spoke about two commandments: to love God and to love others. So Jesus gave us the greatest commandment. When we love God and love others, we will automatically follow all the other commandments. Sometimes this commandment is called the Golden Rule because this rule is as precious as gold.
Our Catholic Mission Fundraiser: Socktober:
This year the Mini Vinnies coordinated the:The Great Soccer Challenge:
Thank you for your generosity and support of Catholic Mission this year - your coin donations were most appreciated.
Have you heard the news that the mighty TEACHERS team won the student versus teacher soccer challenge 2 goals to 1? Throughout the exciting match, the Guraman team certainly were impressive and displayed wonderful sportsmanship and skill.
The money raised from our casual day will be used by Catholic Mission to support the Good Shepherd Sisters in Thailand who, through their Kindergarten Centre, are bringing about generational change to some of the poorest communities in Bangkok.
Photo: The impressive Guraman Colour House Team
THE SPIRIT OF JESUS - 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, while at home and out in the wider community.
Jesus' message is just as important today as it was 2000 years ago. The Spirit of Jesus is something that we can feel in our hearts and see through other people. Today, the spirit of Jesus is in the everyday positive things that we see and hear people do and say.
The most amazing thing happens when we do something good for others - we shine the light of the spirit of Jesus out of our hearts and, when we see others doing good things, we see the spirit of Jesus in them
MJR at St Joseph’s Woodburn encourages our students to be WEST people - that is WELCOMING, ENCOURAGING, SAY SORRY when needed and be THANKFUL. If we have the spirit of Jesus in our hearts, then we are kind, compassionate, welcoming cheerful, giving, forgiving, encouraging, cheerful, friendly and thankful.
|Year 1||Katy Hull|
|Year 2||Ollie Handford-King|
|Year 3||Trinity Cook|
|Year 4||Seleste Walsh|
|Year 5||Jai Barnes|
|Year 6||Ruby Johnston|
|Monday, 1st November||Melissa Handford|
|Wednesday, 3rd November||Christine McCabe|
|Monday, 8th November||HELP NEEDED!|
|Wednesday, 10th November||HELP NEEDED!|
If anybody is able to help out in Canteen in Term 4 could you please call Gayl on 66822468.
THANK YOU LADIES!