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Important Dates
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14th March
Sacrament of Penance
St Joseph's Cathedral 6pm

15th March

Performance by Instrumental
students on Assembly

16th March

St Patrick's Trivia Night
Year 1 Prayer Assembly

17th March

St Patrick's Race Day

19th March

Prep Prayer Assembly
Feast Day of St Joseph

21st March

Harmony Day
Prep My 1st Year
in Morning Bulletin
Mass of Chrism

23rd March

Holy Week Celebration - Palm Sunday
Prep and Year 6 2pm

25th March

Palm Sunday

26th March

Cross Country - Yrs 4-6
Southside United Soccer Fields
Holy Week Celebration - Last Supper
Years 1 & 2 at 2pm

27th March

Cross Country - Prep to Year 3
Holy Week Celebration -
Jesus Prays in the Garden
Years 3 & 5 at 8.35am
Year 2 Poetry Afternoon

28th March

Holy Week Celebration -
Crucifixion Year 4 at 2pm
Year 1 Book Tasting 2.30pm

29th March
Holy Week Celebration -
Resurrection Year 3 at 2pm
Holy Thursday
Term 1 concludes

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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

Please take note of the new phone number for the school. This is part of a Diocesan wide migration to a new, internet based phone system. The IT staff at the Catholic Education Office are working closely with the school to ensure a seamless transition, and a call forwarding service will be in place for a while to assist with the transition.

The feast of St Joseph holds significance for us, as St Joseph is our school’s and diocese’s patron saint. Everything we know about the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus comes from Scripture. We know that he was a working man, a compassionate and caring man. When he discovered Mary was pregnant after they had been engaged, he knew the child was not his but was as yet unaware that she was carrying the Son of God. Joseph however, loved Mary and Jesus. His one concern was for the safety of this child entrusted to him. We honour St Joseph the Husband of Mary this Monday, 19 March.

Students are encouraged to wear blue, yellow or white (school colours) and a school hat to celebrate the Feast Day of St Joseph. Clothing is to be sun safe and shoes are to be closed in.

Prep will lead a Prayer Assembly at 8.35am in the hall on Monday 19 March to celebrate St Joseph the Husband of Mary. In celebration of this special Feast Day, classes will be participating in an online challenge and activities focussing on St Joseph followed by cake for morning tea.

St Joseph, PRAY FOR US!

Next Wednesday, a small group of students will lead prayer in the Hall to celebrate Harmony Day. Classes have then invited a guest speaker - either a parent, grandparent or community member to share their culture, through stories, artefacts, photos, clothing or in some cases food taste testing.

A reminder that our Cross Country carnival will be held over two days: Years 3-6 will compete at the Southside Soccer fields on Monday 26th March, and our Prep- Year 2 students will compete at school on Tuesday 27th March.

On Friday 16 March 2018, Australian schools will stand united in their communities to celebrate the eighth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA). Our school has officially registered to become part of this day and we are getting ready to say 'Bullying. No Way!' with schools across the nation. The National Day is a positive day of action, bringing school communities together to help find workable solutions that address bullying and violence.

To raise awareness of the significance of this day for our students, our school will participate in simultaneous story time and discussion surrounding an online clip from the website. https://bullyingnoway.gov.au/NationalDay

In classes students will then design a poster which focuses on our three school expectations – Respect for self, Respect for Others and Respect for the Environment. If students consistently follow the School Expectations then we are actively choosing ‘Against Bullying’ every day at St Joseph’s Wandal. I look forward to seeing the creative flair from our students, some of these posters will be displayed in the hall.

Our St Patrick's Day themed Trivia Night is on this Friday night. This is shaping up to be a wonderful night. I thank everyone who has bought a ticket supporting our school’s fundraising efforts. The P and F are working hard, with last minute preparations underway we invite you to complete the eform for assistance. Thank you to all involved.

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