A huge thankyou to Miss Rodgers’ Prep B class, who with the assistance of 3B, led a Liturgy about Naidoc. A very special thankyou to Busby Marou who shared their talents at the liturgy making it extra special for our St Joseph’s Community.
FOSTERING A LOVE OF LEARNING
Our school shares a common purpose, the reason for waking up each day and sharing our love of learning with our students. Learning is about being engaged and developing a thirst for wanting to know more.
Year 5B fostered a love of learning by discussing the impacts of waste on our environment and what we can do as active citizens to promote change. They collected empty straw packets from around the school, recording how many they found and analysing daily growth in their collection. They also developed a class inquiry of how harmful plastic can be and recorded their thoughts and research by creating a movie. Students also created artwork depicting harm caused to marine animals.
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.
Congratulations to the year 5 and 6 students who went to Challenge Cup in Yeppoon for netball and rugby league for three days last week. The boys had three fantastic days of competition in rugby league and although they didn’t win the competition they persevered and played hard until the end. The teachers and parents were so proud of the boys who had never played football before for stepping up and giving it their best shot. There was plenty of team spirit and good sportsmanship on display and was a great experience for our country children.
The netball team played extremely well and showed great sportsmanship. The netball girls played 7 games over the first 2 days, and from their performance over the first 3 days they were placed into divisions for finals day. Our girls won the semi-final in our division against St Joseph’s Wandal and the final against St Paul’s Gracemere 14-10. Overall our team finished 17th and were awarded the Medal Division Trophy.
A huge thank you to Miss Sergiacomi and Miss Celeste Rodgers for their dedication in preparing and training the netball girls for this carnival. Thank you also to Mrs Zahnleiter who did a great job of managing the boys team and Mr Cusack for coaching the boys during the carnival.
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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