Last week was Catholic Education Week for Catholic Schools and Parishes in the 5 Dioceses of Queensland. This event is held each year to promote the special ethos of Catholic Schools and to highlight the great things that happen in Catholic Schools every day. The theme of this year’s celebration was, “Discovering New Horizons.
On Thursday, 19th July 2018, students from the Senior Ancient History class travelled to Brisbane to view an exhibition at the Queensland Museum, “Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives”.
Last Monday to Wednesday, a School Renewal and Improvement Review was conducted at St Joseph’s School. The purpose of this Toowoomba Catholic School quadrennial school review is to engage the school community in a process of self-reflection and continual renewal, to ensure the school review focus is on the quality of teaching and learning in a Catholic environment, to provide the school community with an opportunity to participate in a thorough reflection on their school’s effectiveness and to provide an external panel perspective including findings and improvement strategies to celebrate and improve teaching and learning.
On Thursday 19th and Friday 20th July, the Real Talk Team visited and worked with students in Years 7-11. This same organisation worked with staff at a Professional Development Day at the beginning of the year. Year 12 students will be working with the Real Talk Team during their annual retreat which is held in November.
The Year 11/12 BCT class are hosting a Cultural Showcase on Saturday 1st September as part of their Events Management Assessment. These students are enthusiastically organising this event, which they believe is an ideal opportunity to showcase the talents of many of our St Joseph’s students.
Students and staff have settled back into the school routine after a relaxing two week break. The start of Term 3 heralds a busy time ahead with the Athletics Carnival, Catholic Education Week activities, Book Week and preparations for enrolments for 2019 to name a few.
The final week of school was met with enthusiasm from all the students as they ended a busy and long Term 2. Secondary students had a variety of activities throughout the week before enjoying a Student Free Day on Friday.
Year 10 students engaged in Work Experience last week for 3 days. Partaking in structured work placement provides these students with a valuable opportunity to attain an insight into the many aspects of their chosen field of work.
St Joseph’s School Principal, Andrew Kendall has a vision. This vision is to revamp, renovate and reinvigorate.
There may be 4 months until the Year 12 students have their final day at St Joseph’s School, however, plans are well underway for their Graduation and major end of year events.