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24th August
Instrumental Music Performance


25th August
Premier's Reading Challenge concludes
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Prayer Assembly Year 1M
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Teacher and Students Netball game


27th August
RSCS Chamber Music - Tanzanite Group
2pm our Lady's Hall TCC


28th August
Year 2 Excursion to Heritage listed
building Bush Inn and
St Joseph's Cathedral


30th August
Real Talk Parent Information Session
Years 5 and 6
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Playgroup
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Prep and Year 1 Excursion to Pilbeam
Theatre - "We're Going on a Bear Hunt"


31st August
Real Talk Year 5 and 6
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Prep and Year 1 Excursion to
Pilbeam Theatre
"We're Going on a Bear Hunt"


1st September
Footy Colours Day - Gold Coin Donation
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Father's Day Stall & Breakfast BBQ
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Prayer Assembly Prep A


3rd September
Happy Father's Day


5th September

Amber Hill Visit
Indigenous Liaison Officer


6th September
Mass in Hall
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Playgroup


8th September
Prayer Assembly Prep B


9th September
St Joseph's Wandal High Tea


13th September
Catholic Schools Touch Challenge
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World of Maths
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Playgroup


14th September
World of Maths


15th September
Term 3 concludes


2nd October
Public Holiday


3rd October
Term 4 commences


16th October
Pupil Free Day


1st December
Final day of school year

 

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St Joseph's Wandal is a Catholic primary school, which offers quality Catholic education influenced by the charism of the Sisters of St Joseph and the Vincentian traditions. Staff, students and parents work in partnership to honour this tradition in our school community by being a community, which is centred on the ideal of service through love.

The school community consists of approximately 230 students drawn from suburban areas and nearby rural communities. The school is characterised by a welcoming, family friendly atmosphere. Well-developed academic, sporting and cultural programmes encourage the children to develop to the extent of their potential.Catholic Education - Diocese of Rockhampton

An active P&F Association and School Board provide assistance and support to the school community.

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Community News

FATHER'S DAY
This year, Father’s Day will be on Sunday, 3 September. On Friday, 1 September, our Year 6 class will be hosting a Father’s Day BBQ breakfast for our dads. Please join us from 8.00-8.30am – dads eat free, others require a gold coin donation please.
Following this, we will have our Father’s Day gift stall. Between now and Friday, 1 September, please donate a gift to the value to $5-$10 for the stall. On the day, a special gift may be purchased for dad, or other significant person in your child’s life for $5. If your child wishes to purchase two gifts, you will be required to donate two gifts please. We require some parents to help set up and run the stall. If you can assist, please contact the school office. Thank you!

SJW OPTI-MINDS TEAM
Congratulations to our two Opti-Minds teams who presented at Central Queensland University on the weekend. Both our Science and Language groups did very well, with our Language group being awarded honours (second place). My thanks again to Miss Corr, assisted by Miss Baumann, who gave their time so freely to prepare our teams.

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE
A reminder that the Instrumental Music students will perform for us on assembly on Thursday 24th August at 8.35am. All welcome.

HIGH TEA
Our High Tea is rapidly approaching. By now, all families should have received a pack of multi draw raffle tickets to sell. Please return all tickets to the school office (either sold or unsold) by 6 September. If you can sell more than one pack, please feel free to collect some more from the school office. There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs including:

  • Great Keppel Island Hideaway 1 x night 2 adults/2 children
  • $300 Cash Prize donated by Bartlem Construction
  • Empire Accommodation 1 x night for 2 people
  • $300 Photography Voucher Jo Upton Photography
  • $300 Nomad Jones pack including Moroccan Leather Pouff

…..and many more!

The High Tea committee is seeking more volunteers to assist please. I know many people have verbally expressed their willingness to assist with baking, set up etc. but please fill in the e-form. The e-form generates a spreadsheet of details and this is how the committee is organising volunteers and keeping track of what baking we can expect, who can help on the sandwich line etc. If you haven’t completed the e-form as yet and can help in some way, I urge you to complete this as soon as possible. If you need assistance with completing the e-form, please drop into the office – we are only too happy to show you how. Thank you!

BOOK FAIR NEWS
Thank you for supporting our 2017 Scholastic Book Fair. We sold approximately $4200 worth of books and the profits from these sales will be used to purchase more books for our school library. Considering we were not able to hold our Joey’s in Jamas event this year, this was a very pleasing outcome. My thanks too, to Mrs Karen Westgarth, our Library Co-ordinator, for her efforts in preparing for and running our Book Fair.

PREP ENROLMENT FOR 2018
If you have a younger child, or know of another family wishing to enrol their child in Prep at St Joseph’s Wandal, please complete an enrolment application as soon as possible. Enrolment forms can be downloaded online, or alternatively can be collected form the school office.

 
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