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Newsletter – Term 2 Week 3, 2022

May 6, 2022


Dear Parents & Guardians

Welcome to Week 3.

Our National School Improvement Tool (NSIT) review that was conducted last week was a huge success. The team very briefly presented the affirmations, commendations & recommendations to the staff on Friday afternoon. The reviewers and the process were fantastic and reaffirms all the good things that are happening at our school as well as providing future directions for improvement. All of the reviewers commented on how lovely the community was and commended the great work that is currently happening. The official report is still in draft form. When the official report arrives in a couple of weeks, we will begin unpacking the information and sharing it with the community. Thank-you to all the students, staff and parents who took part in interviews over the three days. A special thank-you to Mrs Senini and Mrs Carter who gathered the immense amount of evidence needed and organised the review while I was away last Term.

Josh Arnold from Small Town Culture is in the middle of his visit to Joeys. The community were treated to an impromptu performance from Josh on assembly yesterday where you could have heard a pin drop. Josh is creating a contemporary school song for us and recording it with our students this week. When we have our new song and film clip completed, we will communicate with the Joey’s community about how we will unveil and celebrate our new song. I cannot wait to hear it.

As per our usual Term processes, we highlighted our Student Protection Contacts at yesterday’s Whole School Assembly. For those who were not able to be there, the following list is provided for your information. Remember, keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility.

Student Protection Contacts for 2022:

Bernard Fitzgerald – Principal
Deanne Senini – Assistant Principal, Curriculum
Elizabeth Carter – Assistant Principal, Religious Education
Michelle Hoffman – School Counsellor
Brooke Black – Inclusive Curriculum/Staff & Student Wellbeing Teacher
Jessie Ivers – Indigenous Liaison Officer
Chelsea Holden – OSHC Coordinator

Well done to our Year 5 and 6 staff and students who took part in the Inter-school Primary Mathematics Challenge held last week at Glenmore school. Mrs Farr said the students competed well and represented Joeys with pride with a good time being had by all. A huge thank you to Emmaus College who provided our teams with free transport via a college bus to and from the event.

Don’t Forget….

  • Small Town Culture visit. 3 – 5 May
  • CAPRAS Challenge 11-12 years Rugby League Gala Day. Fri, 6th May
  • Mother’s Day. Sun 8th May
  • P&F Meeting in Library @ 6:00pm. Wed 11th May
  • Season B Inter-school Sport commences. Fri 13th May
  • School Board Meeting in Library @ 5:30pm. Wed 18th May
  • Our Lady Help of Christians Feast Day. 24th May
  • SJPA Athletics Day @ Joeys. Mon 6th of June
  • SJPA Track Day @ Emmaus. Tues 7th of June
  • Under 8’s Day. Morning of the 23rd of June
  • Potential Colour Run Date. Afternoon of the 23rd of June
  • Emmaus Musical, Beauty and the Beast. 22nd – 24th July

Kindest Regards

Bernard Fitzgerald
Principal – St. Joseph’s
Catholic School Park Avenue


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