On Sunday 28 August, 2 teams of students , coordinated by Mr Fleming and accompanied by Mrs Muller, Mr Irvin and parents, competed in the Toowoomba Region Opti – MINDS challenge in Gatton. The Challenge is an inclusive team challenge which empowers participants to Think, Create and Communicate and gives them an opportunity to participate in open ended, creative problem solving events with exciting challenges that require experimentation and reward sustainable practice and divergent thinking.
It was all about internet safety this week at St Joseph School when on Wednesday 3rd August Brett Lee from Internet Safe Families visited the campus to chat to primary and secondary students, parents and teachers about internet safety.
This year, for the first time, a student team from St Joseph’s travelled to Toowoomba to take part in the Darling Downs Robocup Junior competition, held as a regional event at the Clive Berghofer Centre at USQ on Tuesday 26th July.
St Joseph's / Assumption Confraternity campaign was highly successful with the team taking home silverware for the first time since 2006.
At St Joseph’s School we offer a large number of co-curricular and extra- curricular opportunities. At the present time we have the following offerings for our students.
St Joseph’s Year 11 and 12 Geography students had a day in the field on Friday 29th April assisting Mr Brett Tunstall from World of Trees in the conservation of Queen Mary Falls. Mr Tunstall, an expert in forestry, gave students a lesson in the conservation and regeneration of Australian landscapes
As part of Semester 1’s History and Science units, Year’s 1 and 2 students travelled to the Cobb and Co Museum in Toowoomba on Friday 29th April to immerse themselves in a little Australian history.
On Wednesday 23rd March Senior Biology and Ancient History students had the opportunity to participate in an archaeological excursion to the University of Queensland in Brisbane. Through practical experience students were able to learn the methods used by archaeologists, both in the field and in the laboratory, to study and interpret sites containing historical artefacts.
The Mercy Values of St Joseph’s School are not just words or whimsical ideas. Instead the Mercy Values of Options for the Poor, Dignity, Respect, Compassion, Mercy & Justice and Service appear in many forms across both campuses. They form a part of the school’s identity, its curriculum and can been seen in how students treat their peers, the many volunteer projects and community services.
On Sunday, 7th February four St Joseph’s student leaders attended the official launch of Project Compassion with Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Toowoomba.