On Tuesday 20th February, Tanya Codd, Field Officer, Darling Downs South West Region (Department of Employment, Small Business and Training) held a Parent and Employer Information Evening at St Joseph’s School.
Last week, St Joseph’s School was delighted to receive their equipment as part of the 2017 Woolworths Earn & Learn program. The program has had an incredible response with over 15,000 schools and Early Learning Centres participating in the program.
During the season of Lent, Reconciliation is offered to students from Years 4-12 who have completed the Sacrament. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is normally completed at the end of Year 3.
As part of St Joseph’s School’s “Faith in Action Program”, students in Years 8 and 9 have helped with the delivery meals to members of the Stanthorpe community through the Meals on Wheels Program. This amazing program provides an opportunity for students to offer service, dignity and compassion to people in the local community.
St Joseph’s School is proud of the Young Winemakers Program which began in 2011. Since then many Year 10 students have taken part in this exceptional program, allowing them to experience hands on winemaking from the vineyard through to bottling and sales.
On Friday 16th March, St Joseph’s School will be participating in the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence, along with approximately 2,000 schools across Australia.
Last Sunday morning, Mrs Megan Mahoney and several Student Leaders went to the launch and induction of Project Compassion Leaders, held at St Patrick’s Cathedral Toowoomba with Mass being celebrated by Bishop Robert McGuckin.
On Thursday 8th February, Year 6 students, Clancy Moncada, Claire Williamson, Rylee Vedelago, Annie McCosker, Callan Grace and Brigid O’Dea went to Sacred Hearts Primary School, Toowoomba to learn about people around the world who are living in poverty.
“As the Principal of St Joseph’s School, I feel it is important that we keep the lines of communication open and honest. The staff and I are aiming to ensure parents are comfortable to ask questions and to actively engage in their son/daughter’s education,” Mr Kendall said. “In the past week on both campuses, we have extended invitations to parents to visit the school and engage with where we are heading."
Thursday 1st February was World Read Aloud Day. Every year, on this day, people all around the globe read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people.