Congratulations to Grace and Abigail our Year 6 public speaking representatives who did a fantastic job on Tuesday night. Both girls were presented with medals as runner ups.
Best wishes also for our chess students heading to Nundah next week for the Brisbane Individual Age Chess Championships.
ST JOSEPH'S SCHOOL TEA TOWELS
Our whole school community has had their portraits added to a tea towel to commemorate the 2014 school year! A wonderful present for families and a great way to remember all teachers and students at our school.
One tea towel= $12
Three tea towels= $30
Five tea towels= $45
All orders must be submitted by Friday 7th November. Payment is to be made either through the Tuckshop online system or left in the Locked P&F letterbox outside the library. Please enclose money with child’s name, class and amount of tea towels on the envelope. For further enquiries please contact Sara Wenck on email@example.com
PUPIL FREE DAY
On Monday’s pupil free day, approximately 150 teachers and leaders from our neighbouring BCE communities gathered at St Joseph’s. The purpose of the day was to compare and moderate learning samples across year levels to ensure consistency of teacher judgment in preparation for reporting. What was clearly evident as I went around the groups was the strong conversations around the learning intentions of assessment tasks and the success criteria children were required to demonstrate. It was also evident that our children are provided multiple ways to demonstrate their learning. It is also beneficial for school leaders to discuss initiatives and projects in their various communities. I reconnected with a Principal that I had not seen for some time whose community is doing fine work in learning enrichment for strong achieving students. We have scheduled time to continue these conversations and learn from each other as our student support team continues to build on the area of learning enrichment at St Joseph’s.
CARITAS COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT - Family Portraits
Kiss Photography, under the direction of Margherita Gregory, has raised over $10,000 for Caritas. Any family interested in having family portraits taken can contact Margherita directly to organise everything.
Designer Family Portrait Package $80 (normally $485)
The $80 is then donated straight to Caritas.
Contact via the website: www.kissphotography.com.au
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.