NEW PHONE NUMBER
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.
FEAST OF ST JOSEPH (OUR PATRON SAINT) MONDAY 19TH MARCH
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.
NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION
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.