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Newsletter – Term 1 Week 9, 2022

March 23, 2022


It was lovely to be able to hold our first school mass last Friday to celebrate the Feast of St Joseph. Thanks to Elizabeth Carter for organising the special mass and to Fr Bill for presiding.

It was also great to have Breakfast Club restart as well as our Monday morning assemblies. Despite the easing of these COVID restrictions, we are still being challenged by the realities of COVID and feeling the effects of regular occurrences of positive cases in our school. As previously discussed, notifications of COVID positive staff and students will be general in nature.

Please be assured that we are continuing to ensure COVID safe practices at school. These include sanitising affected classrooms immediately upon hearing of a positive case in that room.

If your child or a member of your household tests positive for COVID, please inform the school as soon as possible.

Please remember that the last day of this term (Friday, 1st April) is a pupil free day. Staff will be attending the annual Bishop’s Inservice Day.

Bernard Fitzgerald will be taking leave for the rest of this term. If you have any concerns, please see either myself or Elizabeth Carter.

Deanne Senini
Acting Principal

St Joseph’s 2022 School Improvement Priorities:

  • Prayer
  • Family Partnerships
  • Increased Learning Gain & Achievement

Positive COVID Case Notification

St Joseph’s Catholic School Park Avenue wishes to advise you that, during the past week, we have been notified of positive cases of COVID-19 in our school community.

St Joseph’s regularly consults with the Catholic Education Office and relevant authorities, and continues to follow the advice of Queensland Health regarding cleaning requirements.

Queensland Health has advised that no quarantine of students or staff is required.

As COVID-19 remains active in our community we ask you to continue to monitor your child’s/children’s health and if they develop any flu-like symptoms:

  • Keep your child/children at home
  • Seek a PCR or Rapid Antigen test where it is recommended and notify the school of positive results. Please be aware, a negative COVID test does not change the requirement to be symptom free to attend school.
  • Follow the advice of Queensland Health

As we continue to navigate the pandemic, please remind your child/ren to:

  • maintain good hand hygiene at all times
  • cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of their elbow and dispose of tissues in the bin immediately.
  • practice social distancing from others where possible
  • wear masks when required

We will continue to work closely with health authorities to keep our school community informed of any developments and advice. Thank you once again for your ongoing support.


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