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CATHOLIC SCHOOLS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Last week I had the absolute pleasure of joining the Catholic Schools Music Festival Choir Members and their families at the Entertainment Centre. I can only sum up the whole experience with one word - pride. Our Choir performed brilliantly as part of a 600 plus strong ensemble choir for the Catholic Schools Music Festival. They have been preparing since the beginning of the year, learning numerous songs. Ms Oriana Radman does a wonderful job every year in preparing the Choir for this prestigious event. We are truly grateful for her continued effort and enthusiasm. Thank you to everybody who attended, participated, rehearsed and above all enjoyed the evening.
PUPIL FREE DAY
A reminder that on Friday 20th October (Week 1, Term 4) there will be a Pupil Free Day for Reception to Year 7 students. On this day the staff will work together to further develop our Student Responsibility Policy.
YEAR 7 LITURGIES
Last week the Year 7 students spent a great deal of time planning and preparing liturgies for other classes as part of their learning in Religious Education. The Year 7s selected and explored themes, then developed liturgies that they led throughout the week. I was fortunate to be able to share in the preparation process with the students and was delighted to see the leadership they showed within their preparations, the need for my assistance was minimal as a result of their enthusiasm and hard work. It is pleasing to see their leadership shine through along with the strong commitment to their learning. This experience is a great way for students to share their ideas with others and reflect upon Gospel Values through a variety of themes. I know those who were invited to attend were able to find value in hearing from their student leaders and seeing the prayer spaces that they created. I extend my sincerest congratulations to the Year 7 students on their success and look forward to being able to call on them for future liturgical celebrations.
END OF TERM
This has been a very busy and productive term. I have been continually impressed by the levels of commitment, learning and sheer joy that your children bring to our school community. We are a strong community and there are many bonds that allow us to offer the educational experience that we do. Through the dedication of our teachers and the support of our parent body, St Joseph’s Memorial continues to provide many and varied opportunities for children to develop their potential and show what they are successful at. I take this opportunity to thank everybody for all of their hard work throughout the term, and wish everyone a relaxing break before the final term of the year. Please note that Term 3 concludes this Friday 29th September at 3pm.
Reception making juice with parsley from Lily's garden
We had over 200 children come and join us over the last 2 Friday evenings and they had a ball! Special mention to the 27 Preschool children who joined us for their first disco last Friday. This event is a great example of how little children need to get involved and have a great time - some music, disco lights and most importantly, glow sticks!! Thank you to all the children who attended and to all the parents and teachers who came along to make sure everyone stayed safe. Thanks also to our DJ Jess and Brady who came along to both events. Thank you to Bec for all her organisation as well. This is the third year we have held our discos and there is no question, they are a highlight.