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Newsletter – Term 3 Week 2, 2023

July 19, 2023


Dear Parents & Guardians
Welcome to Week 2 of Term 2

It was wonderful to attend the NAIDOC Mass at Holy Family Church last week with our Indigenous students.  The celebration was wonderful with this year’s theme being: FOR OUR ELDERS.

I would also like to congratulate past Joey’s student and current TCC Year 9 student, William Littleboy who was awarded a Catholic Education scholarship.

Our students were beautifully behaved and represented our school and their culture with great pride.

Congratulations to our staff and students who competed at the 17th annual Challenge Cup last week.  The three days were hugely successful with the netball team placing 3rd overall out of 32 teams and the rugby league team placing 4th overall out of 24 teams.  This is a massive achievement with Joey’s PA being the 15th biggest school to nominate for the tournament.

Even more impressive was the fact that out of all the schools competing, Joey’s placed equal 2nd overall with St Anthony’s in the Challenge Cup. Winners were Emmanuel Mackay placing 1st in rugby league and 4th in netball.  It is also worth noting that Emmanuel and St Anthony’s at nearly six hundred students each are nearly double the size of Joey’s.  Our little school always performs well against the biggest schools in our Diocese.  Congratulations to all who were involved.

Joey’s Challenge Cup Netball Awards 2023

  • Best and Fairest – Emma Clarke
  • Coach’s Award – Aliana Fitton
  • Player’s Player – Ella Coughlan

Joey’s Challenge Cup Rugby League Awards 2023

  • Best and Fairest – Kade Scott
  • Coach’s Award – Eli Pearce
  • Encouragement Award – Nate Oliffe

This week I’ve commenced interviews with the new families that have applied to Prep in 2024.  As I will be conducting these interviews continuously over the next four weeks, I may not be as readily available as usual.  If you do have a concern during this time, please contact Mrs Senini or Mrs Carter through the school office during this time.

Congratulations to Peter Doherty who will be ordained as a Deacon tomorrow at 11am at St Joseph’s Cathedral.  We look forward to working, worshiping and celebrating in the future with Peter as he journeys on his path to priesthood.

I have started to compile a list of dates through to the end of this Term and will add to it each week as new events are confirmed.

Don’t Forget….

  • New Family Prep Interviews with Mr Fitzgerald. Weeks 2-5
  • Catholic Education Week. Term 3, Week 3
  • Emmaus Musical (High School Musical) 21st-23rd July
  • R’ton District Interschool Athletics. 24th-25th of July.
  • SJPA NAIDOC Day. Thursday 27th July
  • Mary MacKillop Feast Day Mass. Friday 11th August
  • National Science Week. 12th-20th August
  • Feast of the Assumption. Tuesday 15th August
  • 2024 Prep Offers sent out. Friday 18th August
  • National Book Week (Read, Grow, Inspire) 19th-25th August
  • Season B Sport concludes/Grand Final Day. Friday 25th August

Kindest Regards
Bernard Fitzgerald
Principal – St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Park AvenueClick Here To View The Full Newsletter < Back to NEWS