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Newsletter – Term 3 Week 8, 2022

August 31, 2022


Dear Parents & Guardians

Welcome back to our Year 6 students who attended their rescheduled camp at Chaverim last week. Thanks to Miss Hamilton, Mrs Jones, Miss Brosnan, Mr Nicholson and Mrs Senini who gave of their time and attended in order for us to meet COVID protocols and provide our students with the opportunity to experience year 6 camp.

I would like to acknowledge our Netball & Rugby League Grand Final teams who competed last Friday at Jardine Park and Browne Park respectively. Our Senior A netballers won their final against RGS convincingly 22-7 and our 5B netball team going into overtime before being nipped at the post by Frenchville.

Our Rugby League 5C team played well but were beaten by a tough Mount Archer team on the day. Thanks to all staff who took teams for sport in Season B this year.

The Capras Cup 9 -10 years Rockhampton & District Final was played at Browne Park last Saturday between Rockhampton winners, St Joseph’s Park Avenue and Keppel Coast winners, St Benedict’s Yeppoon.

The game was played as an early curtain raiser for the CAPRAS last home game of the season and was a very hard-fought match with high quality football played by both teams. In the end, Joeys were victorious 16-10 taking home the trophy for 2022. A big thank-you to coaching ‘Dream Team’ Miss Hamilton and Miss Brosnan for coaching the team this year. An awesome effort from both staff and students.

Just a friendly reminder that Prep Offers for 2023 were emailed out last Friday. Please jump on and confirm your place for 2023 as soon as possible.

Remember that Prep Orientation Day is scheduled for October the 20th so keep that date free in your calendar if you have a Preppie starting in 2023.

Unfortunately, during the week I was made aware that my Principal’s Appraisal that was scheduled for this week has been rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances. The new date will be Tuesday, 18th October in Term 4.

Book Week dress-up day will be held tomorrow with a Parade taking place in the Multi-Purpose Area at 10:30am. I am sure plenty of photos will be posted for those who are unable to attend.

Even though we are always very diligent in regard to student safety, car-park drop-off and pick-up times are always times in which we need to be especially conscious of the safety of our children. Please, if you are parking in the middle section of our car-park, you should escort your children over to the drop off zone. It is a busy time in the mornings, and sometimes our students may forget to look for incoming traffic. I know this may take a little longer, but it is also the safest option for our precious kids. Thank-you for your help in this matter.

Thank-you to the school’s P&F Association who hosted a wonderful Trivia Night last Saturday evening. The Disney theme was enjoyed by all with fantastic costumes worn and plenty of laughs had by all. The P&F wanted to host 10 tables on the night and ended up with 18. What an excellent result. A special shout out to Mrs Mooney who was Quiz Master and hosted the evening as well. Money raised will go toward replacing the touch screen Commboxes in Years 2, 3 and 4 in early 2023.

Please remember that this Friday, 2nd September is a Pupil Free Day.

Have a great Week 8

Don’t Forget….

  • 2023 Prep Offers were emailed out. Fri 26th Aug
  • SJPA Book Week. 29th Aug – 2nd September
  • Book Fair. 29th Aug – 1st Sept
  • Joey’s in Jamas. Wed 31st Aug
  • Book Week Dress-up Day. Thurs 1st Sept
  • Pupil Free Day, Fri 2nd Sept
  • Father’s Day, Sun 4th Sept
  • Semester 2 Parent/Teacher Interviews. Week 9, 5th – 9th Sept
  • National Child Protection Week (NAPCAN). 4th – 9th Sept
  • R U OK? Day. Thurs 8th Sept
  • Colour Run Day. Fri 16th Sept
  • Last Day of Term 3. Fri 16th Sept

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


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