16th November, Week 6, Term 4
From Our Principal - Mr Brendan Moloney
At 11am on 11 November 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. The Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted the allied terms of unconditional surrender.
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained a special significance in the post-war years. It became universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war.
Originally known as Armistice Day, it was renamed Remembrance Day after World War Two to commemorate those who were killed in both World Wars.
Today as we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we also keep in our prayers in conflicts that continue around the world. We prayer that peace settles in those lands and resolutions are found to these ongoing conflicts.
We continue to accept enrolments for 2024 across K-6, if you know of any families considering the wonderful learning environment we have here at St. Joseph’s please encourage them to come and have a look. Our school truly is a welcoming place that supports all our learners exceptionally well.
End of School Year
As our Term flies by and we speed towards the end of the school year, please keep an eye on our school calendar and communications for the events that will be taking place during this time.
Reports Published via COMPASS Monday 4th December
As we look towards 2024 we ask you to please note the following dates. Tuesday 30th Jan will be our Staff Administration Day, following this students will be booked in to undertake their Maths Assessment Interviews. The start for our classes will then be Friday 2nd February.
Questacon science Circus
Last week our students were very lucky to have the team from Questacon visit our school and present a very interesting and informative workshop. I am sure that you have seen the photos on Facebook, we have added some to this newsletter for your reference.
Questacon Science Circus
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
In this week’s Gospel, the “talent” represents a measure. Distribution of talents was unequal and so was the use of them. What does God really expect from us? How can we make best use of the gifts that God has bestowed on each of us for the good of the world and of the Church? We are reminded that God expects a great deal from us because God sees the glory within us.
(From Celebrating the Lectionary, Year A)
Tender God, refuge of the poor,
You filled Vincent de Paul with the strength of the apostles
to work for the salvation of the poor
and the instruction of the clergy.
May we who follow the example of his life
be driven by unceasing charity
to continue the mission of Your Son in the world.
Feast of Christ the King
As we approach the end of the Liturgical year with the celebration of the Feast of Christ the King on November 26, we are preparing ourselves for celebrating this feast day with a Whole School Mass on November 24th. Early Stage One and Stage One are busy preparing for this celebration and we hope to see you there.
St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal
This year we are again supporting the St Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal. We are asking families to send in non-perishable food items. These items will be placed in a hamper in your child’s classroom. Each class this year will be working towards donating a complete hamper to the Christmas Appeal.
Sacramental Dates 2024
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be held on Monday May 20th 2024.
This Sacrament is for Catholic children who have completed the Sacrament of Baptism.
Dates for Reconciliation and First Eucharist will be advised as soon as they have been confirmed.
Save the Date
Friday November 24 Whole School Mass for the Feast of Christ the King @ 930
Monday December 11 Whole School End of year Mass @ 930
Wednesday December 13 Year Six Graduation Mass @ 6pm
LIBRARY NEWS LIBRARY NEWS LIBRARY NEWS LIBRARY NEWS
Library day reminder - K/1/2 - Tuesday
S2 - Wednesday
S3 - Thursday
Library has begun sneaking Christmas books out for display, don't be surprised if you see some come home!
Stage 3 was on their way to Bingo this afternoon but sadly the Village have an outbreak of Covid. We will try again next week!
We hope everyone feels better soon.
Mrs Cherie Verrall
Intensive swimming 2023
Students have been enjoying swimming this week especially on these warm days. Thank you to Richmond Valley Aquatics and the Coraki Pool for providing the lessons.
Rugby 7's Evans River
On Tuesday a squad played Rugby in a 7's competition in Evans Head. Well done to all who participated, a great day was had by all. Big congratulations to our Stage 3 girls team who won the final. Great work!
Thank you also for the parents who were able to transport students and come along and cheer the teams on.
P&F & Canteen News
Mangoes will be coming soon, keep an eye out for delivery details.
Save the Date, 7th Dec School Carols night, P&F will he hosting a BBQ on the night.
Canteen Roster Term 4
Friday 17 November
|Wednesday 22 November|
Friday 24 November
|Wednesday 29 November|
Friday 1 December
|Wednesday 6 December|
Friday 8 December
|Wednesday 13 December|
Friday 15 December
Upcoming Term 4 Events:
Monday 13th November - Friday 17th November - Intensive Swimming Week
Friday 17th November - Junior Joey's 9:00am - 11:15am
Friday 24th November - Junior Joey's 9:00am -11:15am
Whole School Mass for Feast of the King 9:30am
Wednesday 29th November - Friday 1st December - Stage 3 Camp Goodenough
Friday 1st Decemeber - Junior Joey's 9:00am-11:15am
Monday 4th December - P&F Mangoes delivered this week
Thursday 7th December - Christmas Carols
Monday 11th December - Whole School End of Year Mass 9:30am
Wednesday 13th December - Year 6 Lunch and Graduation Mass
Thursday 14th December - Year 6 Fun Day
Friday 15th December - End of Term 4