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Important Dates
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22nd February
Bishop’s Inservice Day – Pupil Free

1st March

Year 6 Leadership Badge Presentation

5th March
Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Tuesday)

6th March

Ash Wednesday
Year 4 Prayer Assembly

11th March
Cross Country Years 3-6

12th March
Cross Country - Prep to Year 2

15th March

St Patrick's Day celebration
Year 3 Prayer Assembly
First Week of Lent

16th March

St Patrick's Race Day

17th March

Youth Mass at St Joseph's Cathedral

11th May

High Tea


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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

We are so delighted with the finished mural on the brick wall at the top end of the playground. Our children were so interested in the progress of this artwork and were excited to be able to add their handprints. The artists, Joe and Kaylene Butler, worked through the heat of last week to get this finished within a couple of days. They are currently writing the ‘story’ of our mural, with explanations of the different symbols and their meanings. If you have not seen the mural yet, make sure you check it out!


CROSS COUNTRY Dates for our 2019 Cross Country events have been finalised and are as follows:

  • Years 3-6 students will compete on Monday, 11 March. Students will compete at the Southside Soccer Grounds. Students will walk to and from the event under teacher supervision.
  • Prep – Year 2 students will compete on Tuesday, 12 March. As our younger students will not be qualifying or nominating for representative competitions, this will be a ‘fun-run’ type of event and will be held here, at school.

It is with pleasure, that I introduce our newest member of staff, Max Douglas. Max, who met all of our children at last Friday’s assembly, is our very first canine reading coach. Max, under the supervision of a handler and learning support staff, will work with our developing readers.

Following discussions with our Diocesan Workplace Health and Safety Co-ordinator, Mr Mark Byrne, we are confident we can accommodate all requirements to create a safe environment for all students who participate in this reading programme. A reminder that pets are not to be brought into the school without the express permission of a member of the leadership team. Max has passed a rigorous interview system, proving his health, temperament and behaviour in accordance with our Workplace Health and Safety requirements.

Friday 22 February is a Pupil Free Day. All Catholic Education staff in Rockhampton will be attending the Bishop’s In-service Day at Emmaus College. Our Outside School Hours Care Service will operate between the hours of 7am-6pm on this day. For bookings (including bookings for After School or Vacation Care), please call the OSHC staff on 0429316543.

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