FROM THE PRINCIPAL
I hope that you are enjoying this warmer Spring weather and especially the extra sunshine in the evenings. This time of year especially on dusk is truly magnificent and our staffing community was reminded of this last Friday night from on top of the Story Bridge. It was great to gather as a representation of the community to launch our ‘St Joseph’s Successful Leaners – SPARC’ model. There were many of us on the way up or down the bridge displaying great qualities of persistence, risk taking, collaborative team work and stepping up. We will continue to plan ways in which we can bring this language of learning dispositions into our teaching programs, awards, homework etc. Some comments from the children have been priceless with one of Mrs Gole’s children saying to her ‘that if she doesn’t make it back alive, she was her favourite teacher.’
T20 BLAST CRICKET SCHOOL'S CUP
Years 5, 6 and 7 participated in the inaugural T20 Blast Cricket School’s Cup on Monday for the Northern Districts Region. Although it was a very hot day everyone had lots of fun and played 5 fantastic games of T20 Blast Cricket. The Year 5 Girls team ‘Kimmince’ were the overall Girls Champions and now travel to Caboolture to compete in the Regional Final on Friday 7th November. Congratulations to Ellen G, Chloe D, Mia P, Abbey M, Isabelle M, Jessica K, Christina H, Rose W, Lucy M and Caitlin G. The girls still have a chance to make the National Final which is to be held at the MCG in Melbourne in December. Good luck Girls.
PUPIL FREE DAY - Monday 20th October
A reminder that on Monday 20th October teachers will participate in a professional development day called Consistency of Teacher Judgement (CTJ). This is a key strategy for implementing the Australian Curriculum across all BCE schools. CTJ supports student learning by building teacher capacity to engage with the curriculum, understand its intent, determine and develop appropriate teaching practices and make informed decisions about student learning. It is an ongoing process embedded in the learning and teaching cycle of planning, teaching and assessing student work. Engagement with CTJ strategies focuses on achieving consistency, comparability and consensus about the standard of student work through a moderation process comparing student samples across schools. On this day we welcome eight neighbouring BCE schools to our St Joseph’s community.
PREP ENROLMENTS FOR 2015
We look forward to welcoming our 2015 prep children for an orientation day this term. We will have three prep classes next year with only a few spaces left across the year level. Please contact the office if you have not confirmed your Prep place for next year.
2015 BOOK LISTS
The 2015 Book Lists are now available online at Campion Education www.campion.com.au. For ordering please use the 4 digit code D9M9.
All booklists will be ordered online. No hardcopies will be sent home.
Families have until Wednesday 29 October 2014 to place their orders.
Please note: Year 2 will also require a handwriting text. This will be supplied by the school and invoiced on Term 1 fees.