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Newsletter – Term 3 Week 6, 2023

August 16, 2023


Dear Parents & Guardians

Welcome to Week 6 of Term 3

This Thursday the 17th of August is National Day of Action Against Bullying & Violence. On this day, the students are asked to wear orange shirts or their ‘Kindness’ shirts to support this initiative.

The Student Leaders have been working with Miss Black and presented some great material to the student body on Monday Morning’s assembly.  It was great to be reminded about the following information that was on a couple of the slides that was presented.

At Joey’s we:

  • Treat others with Kindness.
  • We remember our School Values:
    • Self-Worth
    • Mutual Acceptance &
    • Personal Responsibility
  • Join together to build a community where we all feel safe and valued.


  • Bullying is never OK.
  • Bullying is never your fault.
  • There is always someone you can reach out to for help.

I would like to remind the Joey’s community that Friday the 1st of September is a Pupil Free Day.  As the majority of our Outside of School Hours Care staff are also Joey’s staff, the OSHC will only be able to open from 8:00am to 4:00pm with limited staff.  This is due to the fact that many of the staff need to attend the Pupil Free Day and are unable to work in OSHC on that day.  This means that there will be limited spaces available on a first in best dressed basis.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Prep offers for 2024 will be sent out this Friday via email.  For those families that have applied, please access these offers as soon as possible so we can ensure offers in the second round can be made as soon as possible.

The Catholic Education Office is currently running a campaign to bolster staffing within our primary schools, secondary colleges, kindys and After School Hours services.  I have included some of the promotional information if you are looking at a career change or if you know someone who wants to make a difference by teaching in a Catholic school.  If you know someone who may be interested, please pass this information on to them.

Don’t Forget….

  • National Day of Action Against Bullying & Violence. Thursday 17th August
  • Children’s Mass in OLHC @ 6:30pm 19th August
  • National Science Week. 12th-20th August
  • 2024 Prep Offers sent out. Friday 18th August
  • National Book Week (Read, Grow, Inspire) 19th-25th August
  • ‘Joey’s in Jammas’ night 23rd August (5pm – 7pm)
  • Term 3, Week 7 – Book Character Parade 24th August
  • Season B Sport concludes/Grand Final Day. Friday 25th August
  • Term 3, Week 8 – Book Fair in the library.
  • SJAP Kindy’s 10Year Anniversary. Wednesday, 30th August
  • Year 6 Whole School Disco. Thursday, 31st
  • Pupil Free Day. Friday, 1st

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


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