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Musical Success Week 4

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The last two weeks has been a busy time for all involved at St Joseph’s School and I am thankful for the positive engagement of students, staff and parents.

“Back to the 80’s” was a wonderfully performed musical. Our students are to be commended for their hard work, dedication and support for each other. Thanks to Mr Shorter, Mrs Perrett and Mrs Barker for their leadership of the production. I am also very grateful to the other staff and parents who helped out so well. I hope all involved and those who turned out to watch on both nights “had the time of their lives”!

Catholic Education Week, themed “Sharing the Journey”, also went very well. Father Brian celebrated mass with members of the parish and school community to kick off the week. Congratulations to our Year 4’s who began their preparations for their first Eucharist at the end of mass. The Alumni display set up in the church on the day was a great representation of the different faces of the school over time.

The highlight of the Catholic Education Week was the journey by the whole school along Quart Pot Creek, stopping along the way to collect mementos symbolic of each child’s personal journey. Concluding with a prayer liturgy and lunch at Lions Park, it was an enjoyable day for all. Thanks to our seniors who did a commendable job of leading the activities and helping throughout the day.

Congratulations to McAuley House for their overall win on Athletics Day and to the various aged champions. It was a beautiful Stanthorpe Day and the spirit amongst the students and staff on the day was great to see.

Thanks to all students, staff and parents for making Catholic Education Week a great success. In particular, I would like to thank Mrs Mahony for her organisation of the week and to Mrs Ellis, Mr Armstrong, Mr Brown, Mr Grew and others for running our athletics events.

With all the fun and excitement of the last few weeks now over, it is time for all settle down to the business end of the term. For the students, that means focusing on their studies. We encourage all students to strive to reach their full potential and the teachers are working diligently towards supporting that goal. I ask that we all share in helping our students make a successful journey with their studies.

God bless.

Andrew Kendall
Acting Principal

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