Dear Parents & Carers,
We are just about at the end of Term 2. I would like to thank our staff, students and parents during the last 10 weeks as we have worked hard and continued to support students reach their learning goals. Semester 1 Reports have been released on Compass. Parent teacher interviews will be held again in Week 6 of Term 3. Students have worked very hard at St. Joseph's and they are to be congratulated, looking at many of their results.
National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year to recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. The theme this year is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! This week we celebrated NAIDOC by holding a morning of activities including painiting, a whole school mural, sharing indigenous books and a sausage sizzle. Thank you Mrs Middlebrook and staff for organising.
Tomorrow, Thursday 30th June, staff and teachers wil be participating in planned stop work industrial action. Minimal supervision will be available tomorrow with no classes or lessons taught. Families are asked to make other arrangements where possible.
Friday will be a Pupil Free Day as Manning schools staff join in Forster for a Professionall Develpoment Day.
Thank you for your support this term. We hope that all of our families have a relaxing break and we return ready for school on Monday 18th July, Term 3.
For History this term, K/1 have been learning about the past and how we can learn about specific parts of the past by listening to stories, visiting special places and by looking at photographs. We explored how photographs have changed over the years and how it is much easier to take a quick snap today opposed to taking photos in the past. We looked at some images of Aboriginal Shelters and Early Settler Huts from the past. We discussed their different structural features and why they may have been included. The children then set out to design and build their own fantastic shelters. The students did an amazing job at designing their shelters and they quickly discovered that by working together, the task of builing a shelter can be much, much easier!
It has been another fantastic term in 2/3/4. I am so proud of all the amazing things that the students have achieved this term. All the students have work hard in class and always demonstrate great determination with their work. In Maths there has been a big focus on learning times tables. I am so happy that so many of the students have tried hard to memorise some of these facts. I hope they continue throughout the coming terms to know as many of these facts as possible.
In English we have been working on speeches. I demonstrated how to prepare and deliver a speech. All the students chose a simple everyday item like bricks or glass to write a speech about. Even though for many of the students this was their first attempt at independently writing a speech, they did an incredible job. We discovered some of the students had a hidden talent for public speaking.
I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. See you all next term
Beanie for Brain Cancer Fundraiser!
5/6 Mini Vinnie's Team
On Monday 27th June the 5/6 Mini Vinnie's Team organised a fundraiser to support the Mark Hughes Foundation!
During the middle session students were able to participate in different games and actvities such as, a water balloon toss, hula hoop competition, raffle, lollie guessing, cupcake decorating and have their faces painted.
As a result of your helpful donations and particpation in the Mini Vinnie's Fundraiser we were able to donate $215.90 to the Mark Hughes Foundation! This is such a wonderful effort for a small school and I am sure our contributions will go a long way in the fight against brain cancer.
|Term 3 Week 4|
|Monday 8th August||Shared Table - Hamburgers|
|Wednesday 10th||Sport day|
|Friday 12th||PUPIL FREE DAY - Staff Professional Development|
|Monday 15th August||Shared Table - Hot Dogs|
|Wednesday 17th||Sport day|
|Friday 29th||Soccer Gala Day @ Bulahdelah Years 3-6|
|Monday 22nd August||School Photos|
|Shared Table -|
|Wednesday 24th August||Sport Day|
|Thursday 25th August||Book Week Parade|
Shared Table Menu - Term 3, 2022.
Monday 18th July - Chicken wraps
Monday 25th July - Nachos
Monday 1st August - Pizza
Monday 8th August - Hamburgers
Monday 15th August - Hot Dogs
Monday 22nd August - Fried Rice
Monday 29th August - Chicken Burger
Monday 5th September - Pizza
Monday 12th September - Chicken wraps
Monday 19th September - Hamburgers
Thankyou Mrs. Pam Coote for your valuable time and effort.
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