St Joseph's School, Stanthorpe | Living Mercy since 1875

From the Principal

The Importance of School-Family Communication

Where the channel of communication is working for both parents and schools, it has been shown that this can have positive effects on student outcomes. ...more...

The Social Worlds of Young People.

The Social Worlds of Young People.

Everyday teachers see how the social worlds of young people operate. At times it can be fascinating to see how young people interact; it can be heart warming to observe the kindness and concern of one teenager towards another; it can also be a very painful and uncomfortable experience. ...more...

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Brisbane Writers Festival

Brisbane Writers Festival

Well nothing is more exciting to primary school students than an excursion, but an excursion to meet your literary heroes is one that brings an overwhelming enthusiasm that had the St Joseph’s Year 4 and 5 students of hoping from foot to foot. On Friday the 5th of September, 55 St Joseph’s students set out in the early hours to attend the Brisbane Writers Festival at the Queensland State Library on a day trip that would see them meeting some of their favourite writers. Students attended three sessions that included a lesson in how to speak wombat with author Jackie French; watching a story come to life when authors Michael Gerard Bauer and Joe Bauer acted out scenes from their new book; and a very special lesson with Andy Griffiths, who illustrated to students how entertaining nonsense and flights of fancy can develop into ideas for a bestselling book. A definite highlight for the day was when St Joseph’s Year 4 Student Hamish Alldridge took to the stage beside author Andy Griffiths to chair what would be one of the festivals most popular sessions. Hamish was preselected from hundreds of students and, showcasing a stage presence to rival the most experienced presenter, earned the respect and friendship of the famous author. Excitement for the festival had been building for the students throughout Term 3 as they prepared by researching authors, reading featured novelists work and even attending a production of ‘The 13 Story Tree House’ by Andy Griffiths earlier in the year. Students returned to school exhausted and happy clutching signed books, autographs and photos of the day. “I loved seeing Michael Gerard Bauer acting out his book, it felt like we were taking part in the Word Play, not just watching it,” said Isabele Kay.  ...more...

Celebrating over 50 years experience

Celebrating over 50 years experience

On Monday 16th our School Crossing Supervisors were presented with certificates of appreciation and gifts to commemorate 30 years since the launch of the Queensland School Supervisor Scheme.  ...more...

Outstanding Results in Geography

Outstanding Results in Geography

Last term St Joseph’s Year 8, 9 and 10 students competed in The National Geography Competition, testing the student’s knowledge and understanding of Geography based on the Australian National Curriculum.  ...more...

Rivertree Trail Ride

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Year 8 - 12 Parent Teacher Interviews

Thursday 16th October

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Newsletter 4th September
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