As part of their Year 8 Chemistry unit, Year 8 students at St Joseph’s School have been using molecular model kits to represent what happens in simple chemical reactions. These kits help to develop their understanding of atoms and molecules and to visualise bonds breaking and reforming during a chemical reaction.
The Feast Day of St. Joseph, Patron of St Joseph’s School was celebrated on Monday 19th March. To acknowledge this important occasion several events took place to celebrate such a special man.
On Wednesday 7th March, the Year 6 students, Mr David Fleming, Mrs Linda Charlton and Mr Mick Grew headed off to Camp Laurence at Lake Moogerah for 3 days. Whilst for many there was a sense of excitement when they departed on Wednesday morning, for others it was a more daunting experience. However, upon their return, on Friday afternoon, the Year 6s had many smiles and stories of achievement to relay.
The newly elected Teen Vinnies Executive were inducted at the Whole School Assembly on Thursday 8th March. Teen Vinnies is a structured and active body of students who aim to make a difference to those who are poor, disadvantaged and marginalised. It not just about raising money, but also about raising awareness about issues within the community and world.
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.