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Important Dates
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20th September
Prayer Assembly - Year 4C
End of Term 3

7th October

Public Holiday

8th October

Classes resume for Term 4

22nd October

Year 7 2020 visits Cathedral College

21st November

Prep 2020 Orientation Sessions

27th November

Year 6 Rite of Passage


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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

This week marks the last week of Term Three. I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of you for your support and partnership in educating your precious children this term. I hope you all have a chance to spend some family time together over the school holidays, and that our children come back refreshed and enthusiastic about the last term of the year. Term Four is a fairly short one (nine weeks) and commences on Tuesday 8 October

Finally a thank you to the staff. My staff work tirelessly throughout the term, and often then also on their holiday breaks to prepare the very best learning experiences for their students. I thank each and every one of them for their dedication and hard work this term, and hope they all have some ‘down-time’ over this two week break.

Have a safe and enjoyable two week break everyone (those of you fortunate enough to take some time off) and I look forward to catching up with all of you next term. 

Congratulations to Taylor (Year 6) and Maddyson (Year 5) who were acknowledged by the Darumbal Community Youth Services Inc. last Friday evening, at the Central Queensland University, for their contributions over many years.  Both Taylor and Maddyson were nominated for a Citizenship Award and received a certificate and trophy. The Annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards night has been running for 13 years and is aimed primarily for our Indigenous students, their families, schools and the community. 

On Friday the Year Three students continued their love of reading and celebrated Roald Dahl's birthday at the Roald Dahl Rocky Reads at the Southside Library. Students participated in two workshops creating a 'zine' - mini magazine and participating in a drama based on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Ella and Paige were both lucky enough to be chosen to recieve Golden Tickets - A Roald Dahl pack worth $200. It was a very enjoyable day for all.             

As of next term, we will once again be providing a Homework Club one afternoon, after school, per week. This will be supervised by Year 10 & 11 students from The Cathedral College.

  • When: Tuesday afternoons 3.20- 4.20pm (commencing in Week 2 of Term)
  • Where: The ‘Be-Hive’ - St Joseph’s Wandal
  • Who: Years 3-6 students

Parents will be required to book their children into Homework Club by midday Tuesday of each week by contacting the school office via email or phone.

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