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Newsletter – Term 2 Week 9, 2022

June 15, 2022


Dear Parents & Guardians

I thought I would begin this week with acknowledging the special celebrations taking place for both our Parish and Our Lady Help of Christians Church.

In 2022, our Parish celebrates 80 years (1942-2022) and our lovely church, Our Lady Help of Christians celebrates 70 years (1952-2022) in the Park Avenue area.

I have included a lovely image that was displayed at mass on the weekend that shows OLHC church as it was opened 70 years ago. This was a little before my time, but if you look in the background, you may see some older Joey’s buildings.

Last week was the first time that our new school song, ‘Let’s Go Joeys!’ was used with our 3:00pm bells for the end of our school day.

On Monday to Thursday, we will hear the chorus of the song at the end of the day. Each Friday at 3:00pm, we will celebrate the end of the week by hearing the entire school song.

It was wonderful to see our students singing and doing the actions for our new song each afternoon last week.

Let’s Go Joey’s!

It was wonderful to see our students hop up and perform at our Semester 1 Cultural Arts Assembly. This assembly is growing each year and is a chance to celebrate the many and varied skills our students have. This Semester we had students performing musical instruments, singing and for the first time, speech recitals. We definetly have some very talented students and dedicated teachers in our Joey’s community.

During the week, I was made aware of an excellent show that is currently being shown on ABC and streamed on ABC iView. The show is called ‘Our Brain’ and episode 2 explores the effect technology, which our children are exposed to now more than ever, has on the health of our brain. I have provided the link to the show below. You will need an iView login to view the show. It is well worth a look for our children as well as our own health.

Click here to view Our Brain on ABC iView

Please remember that next Monday’s assembly will be our Semester 1 Academic Awards Assembly. If your child is receiving an award, you will receive a notification sometime this week.

Semester 1 Reports will then be posted on Wednesday 22nd of June in the last week of the Term. Please make sure you have your Parent Lounge login in order to access these reports.

Finally, it is that time of year again. Prep interviews for 2023 have begun with sibling interviews being conducted by Mrs Senini and Mrs Carter. If you are wishing to enrol your child in Prep for next year, please remember that you must apply and interview even if siblings already attend. Interviews will continue into the first few weeks of next Term with new families to the school meeting with myself.

Have a great second last week.

Don’t Forget….

  • Mr Fitzgerald at Qld Primary Principal’s Conference. Wed 15th – Fri 17th June
  • Semester 1 Academic Awards. Mon 20th June.
  • Sem 1 Report Cards. Posted to Parent Lounge. Wed 22nd June
  • Rockhampton Catholic Schools Gala Concert. Wed 22nd June @ 6:30. Pilbeam Theatre
  • Under 8’s Day. Morning of the 23rd of June
  • Emmaus Musical, Beauty and the Beast. 22nd – 24th July
  • Term 3 Commences. Mon 11th July

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


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