St Joseph’s School has been selected by Toowoomba Catholic Schools to become one of a number of “Lighthouse” Schools for Visible Learning from 2018.
Last term, St Joseph’s Primary student, Kaden Patterson was excitedly speaking with his Dad Matt about what he was learning at school about ANZAC Day. As a soldier in the Australian Defence Force, Matt was thrilled that students were being taught this at school and learning about the history of ANZAC Day. Matt has served a deployment to the Middle East and ensures Kaden understands what the ADF do and the sacrifices that our service personnel make.
As part of her Mercy Value of Compassion, School Captain, Ann-Mary Vincent has been busy promoting Project Compassion. Being an advocate for compassion, particularly through Project Compassion, was one of Ann-Mary’s goals this year.
During this term, the Year 12 students have been crossing the road and visiting the Primary Campus each Monday and Friday from 8:20am. Before school commences, the Year 12s spend time with the primary students, playing handball and taking part in other school activities, before moving into classes.
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.