SOCK IT TO POVERTY
Soctober is an initiative of the Catholic Mission which aims to ‘sock it to poverty’ by providing better living, educational and formation opportunities to some of the world’s most vulnerable children. Today students were invited to wear unusual socks, and bring a gold coin donation to support the Catholic Mission Appeal. Congratulations St Joseph's on raising $275 for the missions!
ORANGE SKY MARKET DAY
Year 6 conducted their very popular market day during both lunch breaks last Wednesday, raising money for Orange Sky. For a gold coin donation students were able to participate in or purchase the following activities: milkshakes, knock'ems, pie face, nerf gun targets, fairy floss, slushies, tattoos, ice-cream cones, ice-cream spiders, decorate your own cupcake, chips, jelly cups and lolly bags. Well done to the year 6 students and Miss Brand for organising this fantastic day and raising an amazing $1850.
Last week St Joseph's welcomed elite athletes Darragh Keogh (Hockey) & Cade Banditt (Boxing) to our school. The QAS4Schools program is a fantastic initiative coming to primary schools right around Queensland. Their athletes are super keen to visit as many schools as possible to let students know how amazing the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast are going to be next year. The program aims to emphasise the importance of getting outdoors and how being active can be its own reward. The benefits of physical activity are endless - staying healthy and teaching life lessons like teamwork, persistence, participation and inclusiveness just to name a few.
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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