On Thursday 6th November parents, students and special guests we brought together in the St Joseph’s Bathersby Centre to celebrate a year of academic success.
Over the course of the year a number of students in Years Five and Six have had the opportunity to compete in the annual Maths Olympiad which has been running since 1987.
With the warmer weather blowing in St Joseph’s Primary students are embracing the opportunity to get out in the sunshine with two new sports programs running this term.
Excitement is building with only a few weeks until the St Joseph’s School’s Fete and 140 year celebrations. The Fete is gearing up to be a wonderful celebration of this special milestone and an ideal way to include not only the staff, students and families but also the wider Stanthorpe community in the festivities.
St Joseph’s Year 10 student Asbjorn Gaskell will travel to Brisbane in late October to represent the Darling Downs in the 1500m at the state titles.
On Thursday 5th September the Year 2 and 3 cohorts headed off bright and early for a day of learning the Queensland Museum and Science Centre.
Each year, Book Week is a highlight at St Joseph’s. It gives teachers, students and families the opportunity to acknowledge, celebrate and become immersed in the great wealth of Australian children’s literature. It is also a time to appreciate the gift of reading for relaxation, entertainment, broadening perspectives and providing opportunities for learning, laughing and sharing.
Science Week gives students the opportunity to investigate various avenues of the sciences outside of their normal lessons, and witness how daily activities can be explored through scientific processes.
Last week St Joseph’s School joined other Catholic schools nationally to celebrate Catholic Education Week, an important week in the school calendar that celebrates and promotes the great work that is being done within Catholic schools across Queensland
At the end of Term 2, Year 5 students were learning about the early Church in Australia in their Religion Class. Interestingly we learnt that there were no Catholic Priests until the1800’s. So what did Early Australian Catholics do? They prayed the Rosary. It was a big part of their lives, praying the rosary kept their faith alive.