CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
In previous years, as a school we would have celebrated Catholic Education Week in a very different way to 2020. Normally we have our St Joseph’s Family Race Day to begin the celebrations and also a Catholic Education Week Mass followed by a picnic on the school grounds with our St Joseph’s community. We would usually also put up wonderful displays in the local shopping centre to promote Catholic Education and what we love about it. This year, with COVID-19 and the many restrictions in place regarding parents coming into the school grounds, we decided to use our St Joseph’s facebook page as a way of sharing what each of our classes are up to this term. We hope parents had the opportunity to see the terrific photos and information shared by the teachers and their classes. Many people and local businesses in the Biloela community and beyond also benefitted from the many random acts of kindness this week.
Although parents and parishioners could not attend, the students were able to go to the church for Mass (Yr 4-6) and a Liturgy (Prep – Yr 3) to celebrate Catholic Education. Thank you to Mrs Knight and Mrs Wells for organising these important events for the school community. It was wonderful to attend Mass with the students again.
MAKING JESUS REAL THEME– RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
Our MJR theme for this fortnight coincided with our annual Catholic Education Week task of performing Random Acts of Kindness. Every year each class is asked to nominate and participate in a RAoK. We had many different ideas and activities happening this year.
Prep made cards for the parishioners – which were handed out at Mass on Sunday.
Year One made a special badge with messages of positivity for the staff.
Year Two wrote letters with messages of hope and positivity and placed them in letterboxes along Rainbow Street.
Year Three wrote letters to the elderly at Wahroonga.
Year Four wrote letters to students from a school in Melbourne who are in lockdown.
Year Four/Five wrote letters to essential workers of Biloela.
Year Five passed on positive messages in cards to teachers, parents and support staff.
Year Six conducted RAoK amongst students and teachers within their classroom.
YEAR SIX OUTREACH GROUP - WINTER SOUP APPEAL
The Year Six Outreach Group, consisting of Jayce, Luke, Connor and Ruby, would like to say a very big thank you to all the families who supported the Winter Super Soup Appeal. The children counted 222 cans of soup, spaghetti and baked beans before giving them to St Vincent de Paul. St Joseph’s has proven once again that we are a generous community. Thank you!