The final week of school was met with enthusiasm from all the students as they ended a busy and long Term 2. Secondary students had a variety of activities throughout the week before enjoying a Student Free Day on Friday.
Year 10 students engaged in Work Experience last week for 3 days. Partaking in structured work placement provides these students with a valuable opportunity to attain an insight into the many aspects of their chosen field of work.
St Joseph’s School Principal, Andrew Kendall has a vision. This vision is to revamp, renovate and reinvigorate.
There may be 4 months until the Year 12 students have their final day at St Joseph’s School, however, plans are well underway for their Graduation and major end of year events.
As part of the Faith in Action Project, and in line with his Mercy Value of Mercy & Justice, St Joseph’s Prefect Joshua Mahoney organised events last Friday in support of the organisation, Swags for Homeless.
Five Year 8 Agriculture Students were lucky enough to attend a drone training workshop with qualified drone pilot instructors recently.
On Monday 4th June, Tamsyn Rosenberg, Founder and CEO of the ALIVE Organisation, made a return visit to St Joseph’s School. Tamsyn and her team, who were at the school last term as part of the National Action against Bullying Day, had the opportunity to work with the Year 11 and 12 students.
On Tuesday 29th May, the three Year 12’s in the St Joseph’s Mooting Team competed in the second round of the USQ Legal Studies Mooting Competition in Toowoomba. In this round of the competition, students competed against Fairholme College, advocating for appellant.
As winter is fast approaching, many of us can take for granted that we enjoy hot meals and a warm, comfy bed. Sadly, many within our community aren’t so fortunate. The work of our local St Vincent de Paul ensures many of the less fortunate are taken care of, especially during these long winter months.
The Queensland Government will introduce new senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems for Year 11 students in 2019. Key changes will be the introduction of common external assessments, the strengthening of the quality and comparability of school-based assessment and the replacement of the Overall Position (OP) with the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). St Joseph’s School has been preparing for this system change for the past 18 months.