March 30, 2022
FROM THE ACTING PRINCIPAL – DEANNE SENINI
Welcome to the last week of Term 1. Please remember that this Friday is a student free day for all Catholic School students in Rockhampton due to the annual Bishop’s Inservice Day.
Parent Teacher Interviews will be held next term during weeks 2 and 3. To book an interview with your child’s teacher, please log into parent lounge. The option to book an interview will open to parents on 4th April at 8am and will close on 17th April at 5pm. I encourage you to book a time to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss their progress. Students are encouraged to attend the interviews to be an active participant in discussions about their learning.
This week our year 3 and 5 students are participating in NAPLAN practice tests. These tests allow us to check that all our technology works in the NAPLAN environment as well as giving the students a chance to see what the NAPLAN online tests will be like. If your child is in year 3 or 5 you should have received a letter with the official NAPLAN schedule. Please contact your child’s teachers if you have not seen this letter.
Thank you for your cooperation in helping us keep our students and staff safe during this time of COVID. Please remember that if your child is unwell, they shouldn’t be attending school and if your child or a member of your household tests positive to COVID, please inform the school as soon as possible.
Today we had a visit from Ms Leesa Jeffcoat our Diocesan Director. It was lovely to show Ms Jeffcoat all the wonderful things our classes are learning about as well as being able to show off all our new buildings. I thank Ms Jeffcoat for her leadership and the support she provides to St Joseph’s.
We look forward to our National School Improvement Tool audit early next term. We will be visited by three reviewers who over three days will look at our teaching and learning processes and provide us with feedback on the following 9 domains:
1. An explicit improvement agenda
2. Analysis and discussion of data
3. A culture that promotes learning
4. Targeted use of school resources
5. An expert teaching team
6. Systematic curriculum delivery
7. Differentiated teaching and learning
8. Effective pedagogical practices
9. School – community partnerships
We look forward to receiving their feedback on how we can further improve on our teaching and learning procedures and practices.
Finally, I’d like to thank everyone for their support during what has been a very challenging term. I wish everyone a very happy, holy and relaxing holiday break and look forward to welcoming all the students back on Tuesday, 19th April.
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