On Monday, as a whole school community, we gathered for our first assembly. The students’ behaviour and attention was outstanding as they displayed our STAR behaviours: Stay Safe, Take Responsibility, Actively Learn and Respect Self and Others. Congratulations to our 2016 Prep cohort who truly shone as STARs as they listened with great concentration. It was lovely to see so many parents and friends sharing this time with us. Thank you to our Year 6 leaders for stepping up to lead assembly for the first time. We always begin our week and assembly in prayer. Symbolism is an important element of our Religious Identity and Culture of our School. As part of Jubilee Parish and in partnership with our sister schools of St Ambrose and St Finbarr’s, this year our focus is a set of handmade, beautiful, pottery clay hands that are representative of our commitment to this identified Church Year of Mercy. We as a Christ centred learning community will be the hands of Christ in authentically living our motto of Humility, Care and Respect.
This central theme was emphasised again in our Welcome Mass on Tuesday. Thank you to Fr Peter for leading this wondrous celebration and encouraging us to be the example of merciful hands in the daily choices and actions we make. It was again so special to have so many parents, parishioners and friends share this Eucharistic celebration.
Our Parents and Friends Association is a very important component of life at St Joseph’s. Parents’ supportive and collaborative partnership is valued and essential in our school. Please come along to this P&F monthly meeting which is every second Tuesday at 7.00pm in our STAR room each month.