During the season of Lent, Reconciliation is offered to students from Years 4-12 who have completed the Sacrament. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is normally completed at the end of Year 3.
As part of St Joseph’s School’s “Faith in Action Program”, students in Years 8 and 9 have helped with the delivery meals to members of the Stanthorpe community through the Meals on Wheels Program. This amazing program provides an opportunity for students to offer service, dignity and compassion to people in the local community.
St Joseph’s School is proud of the Young Winemakers Program which began in 2011. Since then many Year 10 students have taken part in this exceptional program, allowing them to experience hands on winemaking from the vineyard through to bottling and sales.
On Friday 16th March, St Joseph’s School will be participating in the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence, along with approximately 2,000 schools across Australia.
Last Sunday morning, Mrs Megan Mahoney and several Student Leaders went to the launch and induction of Project Compassion Leaders, held at St Patrick’s Cathedral Toowoomba with Mass being celebrated by Bishop Robert McGuckin.
On Thursday 8th February, Year 6 students, Clancy Moncada, Claire Williamson, Rylee Vedelago, Annie McCosker, Callan Grace and Brigid O’Dea went to Sacred Hearts Primary School, Toowoomba to learn about people around the world who are living in poverty.
“As the Principal of St Joseph’s School, I feel it is important that we keep the lines of communication open and honest. The staff and I are aiming to ensure parents are comfortable to ask questions and to actively engage in their son/daughter’s education,” Mr Kendall said. “In the past week on both campuses, we have extended invitations to parents to visit the school and engage with where we are heading."
Thursday 1st February was World Read Aloud Day. Every year, on this day, people all around the globe read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people.
In 1984, Petri Laitinen was a Rotary exchange student who completed Year 12 at Stanthorpe State High School. Petri enjoyed his year staying with families such as David and Judy Lee and Helen and Neville Jones.
Last week a new cohort of Year 7 students braved the milestone of beginning secondary school. To ease their transition and to help them feel welcome to the school, a buddy afternoon was arranged with the Year 12 cohort.