Congratulations to Bailey Allen, Isabelle Gillies, Kate Grange, Thomas Kurtz, Ada Moretti, Lincoln Philips and Ella Zahnleiter from St Joseph’s who celebrated their Confirmation on Sunday with Bishop Michael McCarthy.
A very special thank you to the sacramental team who prepared the students, especially Marie and Noel Moretti and Pam Brosnan for their continued guidance in preparing students for the Sacraments.
GREEN & ORANGE BALL TENNIS TRIALS
Congratulations to the students that went to Gladstone last Tuesday to compete in the Green and Orange Ball Tennis Trials. It is great to hear you all represented St Joey’s well!
The Orange ball team won their division and will be playing at the State Finals of the Brisbane International Schools Competition in January 2018. A very big thank you also to Mrs Helan Ambrey.
Green Ball Teams: Ethan Cusack, Breanna Gardiner, Yushan Behl, Aleiah Barnes, Claire Arnold, Gabby Kurtz, Jack Bode, Trinity-May Taylor, Armani Kidd.
Orange Ball Team: Adam Arnold, Colby Rudd, Amy Naish, Indie Cocking and Kaitlyn Horwath.
FOSTERING A LOVE OF LEARNING
Our school believes that learning must be engaging and relevant to the needs of all learners. If learning is not loved than success may be limited. We foster a love of learning by promoting authentic and meaningful learning experiences. Year 1/2 and 2A have been fostering a love of reading! They have been learning about how different strategies can help them figure out how to read really long words (and the short ones too). Parents and teachers spend time reading with groups and discussing what their favourite part is or what they think might come next in the story. They then continue to practise their skills as a part of the Daily 5.
PREP ENROLMENTS FOR 2018
Prep enrolments for 2018 are now open. If you have a child eligible for Prep in 2018, please leave your details with the school office. If you know of families/friends who have Prep age children and who might be interested in attending an enrolment interview, please advise them to contact the school.
HELP PRESEVE ST JOSEPH'S CATHEDRAL
Drakes now own the IGA in Biloela and are very willing to support the preservation of our beautiful St Joseph’s Cathedral in Rockhampton.
The Cathedral was recently renovated at a cost of 6.5 million dollars and it is very important for the building to be maintained. Drakes have offered to give one cent for every dollar you spend to the Cathedral Conservation Fund. This is an amazing and generous fundraiser and a huge community effort. All you have to do is simply accept a Community Dollars keytag and present it at any Drakes Supa Iga checkout when you shop – no cost to you and no cost to the Cathedral.
Keytags are available at the school office for a short time, as well as at the IGA. Be sure to give them out to your friends, family and work colleagues.
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