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.
This week signals the extension of a dynamic Arts program within St Joseph’s School. The first stage the St Joseph’s Instrumental Music Program has been implemented this year granting students access to music lessons in woodwind, strings, piano, percussion and brass.
As the new year begins St Joseph’s School welcomes not only new families and students to its community but also numerous staff whose experience and skills cover a broad range of teaching areas.
Wednesday the 18th of November saw the annual Primary Campus swimming carnival take place in near perfect weather conditions. After six lead up lessons the students were ready to take on the challenge offered at the carnival. For some of our students this is an opportunity to gain selection to trials but for most the day is all about participation and challenging yourself.
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.