Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of St Joseph’s College,
MUSSOLINI, AGA KHAN, GHENGIS KHAN, ATTILLA the HUN, MUM, DAD
Sometimes as Principal you make decisions that can be very counter-cultural, particularly
when it comes to uniforms and personal appearance.
A small minority of students then redefine historical conservatism by placing the school
somewhere to the right of the Fascists, Vandals and Visigoths.
As a parent I am sure that you have been made to feel exactly the same way. “Normal parents
Doyle Drive (PO Box 246) don’t act like you! You are just so old fashioned!” or similar epithets have, I am sure, been
Banora Point NSW 2486 directed towards you on some occasions. Well the good news is that research projects from
(07) 5524.9002 around the world indicate that parental arguments with adolescents over setting limits pay
FAX (07) 5524.9272
Email: email@example.com Children and young people generally gauge ‘their well-being by how much their parents and
teachers care for them. Being willing to put a set of boundaries around kids’ behaviour,
preferably with some type of negotiation, and standing firm against any subsequent arguments
is a tough way to show you care. But studies have shown that it counts in the long run for kids.
They know you care, even if they don’t say it.
When young people feel that they are connected to their family, school and their community
they are less likely to engage in risk-taking behaviour, such as drinking alcohol, smoking
tobacco and marijuana, engaging in early sex or having suicidal thoughts.
Connectedness means more than parents being loving and caring. Parents who have high yet
Year 12 Half-Yearly Exams continue reasonable expectations for their children’s social behaviour and performance in school are
(27 Apr-3 May) actually keeping them out of trouble. And those who express their opposition to early sexual
activity tend to keep their children from having sex at a young age. Parental disapproval is
DAY 6 ~ MONDAY 2 MAY still something most kids want to avoid.
ANZAC Day Ceremony
Staying connected to school can be a challenge for some young people, particularly those who
(postponed from 27 April)
don’t experience a great deal of success. But connectedness is not necessarily related to
Vaccination Day 2 academic results. When children and young people perceive that teachers are fair and that
(All Year 7 – Boostrix; All Year 7 – Chicken Pox;
Year 7 girls only – HPV, 2nd dose) they feel a part of their school, then they have a strong protective factor working for them.
NSWCCC Swimming Carnival
(selected students) It is the outsiders in our community who are most at risk. Young people grow strong when they
have a meaningful connection to their family; when they have a school that nurtures them
DAY 7 ~ TUESDAY 3 MAY rather than purely educates them and when they live in a community that views them as
valuable resources, rather than problems.
Bill Turner Cup
So, if you are a parent, grandparent, teacher or a caring professional who, at times, feels that
DAY 8 ~ WEDNESDAY 4 MAY you are five steps to the right of Attila the Hun in young people’s eyes, hang in there. Your
current discomfort maybe a small price to pay for a teenager’s future well-being.
Year 12 Retreat (4-6 May)
Best wishes to our Year 12 students as they attend their Retreat this coming Wednesday.
DAY 9 ~ THURSDAY 5 MAY
Diocesan Cross Country
And a very Happy Mother’s Day to all our mums this coming Sunday, 8 May!
DAY 10 ~ FRIDAY 6 MAY God Bless
Regional Surfing Competition
SUNDAY 8 MAY
Mother’s Day Mr Eric Littler
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An invitation is extended to all families in the district to
see and experience the College in action at the
Monday 9 May
Year 11 Half-Yearly Exams (9-18 May)
Tuesday 10 May
Years 7 & 9 NAPLAN Testing (10-12 May)
Wednesday 11 May
Year 12 RSA Training (Day 1 Group)
Friday 13 May
Plain English Speaking Competition
NAPLAN ‘Catch-up’ Day
Sunday 15 May
Year 12 Extension English ETA Day 5:30-8:00pm
WEEK 4 Tuesday 24 May 2011
Monday 16 May
Year 10 Parent/Student/Teacher Evening
(3:30-8:00pm, Doyle Centre)
Tuesday 17 May
Year 9 HSIE Excursions
Wednesday 18 May
5:30pm ~ Tours of the school
Catholic Cup League featuring displays and demonstrations from
Year 11 Half-Yearly Exams conclude each of the Key Learning Areas
Thursday 19 May
Year 7 Parent/Student/Teacher Evening
(3:30-8:00pm, Doyle Centre) 6:00pm ~ Sausage sizzle
WEEK 5 7:00pm ~ Information session in the Doyle Centre
Tuesday 24 May
College Open Evening (5:30-8:00pm, Doyle Centre)
Friday 27 May
Year 12 Reports distributed
Sunday 29 May
Parish Youth Mass (5:30pm, Holy Family Chapel)
Note: Year 7 2012 Enrolment
Monday 30 May Applications Close:
Staff Development Day
Tuesday 31 May Tuesday 7 June 2011
Year 7-10 Half Yearly Exams (31 May-10 Jun)
Wednesday 1 June
Year 12 RSA Training (Day 2 Group)
Friday 3 June
A reminder that completed application forms should be accompanied by:
Year 12 Bond University Presentation
the (non-refundable) enrolment application fee of $55.00.
Tuesday 7 June photocopies of the last two school reports.
Year 7 2012 Enrolments Close
Year 11 Senior Science Field Trip photocopy of NAPLAN results.
Wednesday 8 June
Year 11 Reports posted
Friday 10 June photocopies of sacramental program certificates (Baptism,
Year 7-10 Half Yearly Exams conclude Confirmation and Eucharist, if applicable).
Year 11 Community Service: Meals on Wheels
WEEK 8 a photocopy of the child’s birth certificate.
Monday 13 June
Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Tuesday 14 June
Year 11 Parent/Student/Teacher Evening
(3:30-8:00pm, Doyle Centre)
Thursday 16 June
Year 12 SCU Art Span (16 & 17 Jun)
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL’S NOTES
WEEK 9 It has been brought to my attention that parents are parking on the grass verges in Greenway
Tuesday 21 June Drive outside the school property when picking up their children.
Choral Rehearsal Day
Wednesday 22 June
Years 7, 9 & 10 reports posted
This is a public footpath and parents parking in this manner are not only breaking the law but
Thursday 23 June constituting a danger to pedestrians, including other school children.
Year 8 Parent/Student/Teacher Evening
(3:30-8:00pm, Doyle Centre) Parking is at a premium in the area in and around the College and St James Primary School,
Friday 24 June
Year 8 reports posted
however, endangering members of the public and damaging property is not being a ‘good
Year 12 College Captains visit to Parliament neighbour’ to the local residents.
Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts
Sunday 26 June If you cannot park in the school carpark, I would suggest that you park on the street, in a
Parish Youth Mass (5:30pm, Holy Family Chapel) properly designated parking area, and walk in to meet your child. Any shortcuts on safety
WEEK 10 could put everyone, including your own child, in danger.
Monday 27 June
Year 9 Parent/Student/Teacher Evening Mr Peter Lyon
(3:30-8:00pm, Doyle Centre) Deputy Principal
Tuesday 28 June
Year 9 Food Tech Incursion
Friday 1 July
Last day of Term 2 - This is a normal school day
The School Newsletter and School Calendar are both available online @ www.sjctweed.org.
The School Calendar contains year group events, assessment schedules and term dates.
Issue 11 2011 | Term 2 Week 2 Page 3
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION LITERACY & NUMERACY
NEWS ST JOSEPH’S NEWS
TWEED HEADS 2011 NAPLAN TESTS
Tuesday 10 May to Thursday 12 May
Catholic Presbytery The National Assessment Program - Literacy
Ph: (07) 5536.7522
St Joseph’s Parish
Tweed Heads and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will be held in
Week 3 of this term for students in Years 7
PARISH YOUTH MASS and 9.
Our next Youth Mass will be held Students have been practising tests and
But Thomas (who was called the on Sunday 29 May
Twin), one of the twelve, was not working on skills through this and last term in
(end of Week 5)
with them when Jesus came. So the preparation for the tests.
other disciples told him, “We have in the Holy Family Chapel,
seen the Lord.” But he said to them, St Joseph’s College, A parent information brochure has been
“Unless I see the mark of the nails in Doyle Drive, Banora Point issued with this week’s newsletter to assist
his hands, and put my finger in the commencing at 5:30pm parents in supporting their children.
mark of the nails and my hand in his
Youth Mass Dates for the remainder A reminder that students may bring in a
side, I will not believe.”
of 2011 are as follows: reading book for all tests, except the reading
A week later his disciples were again test on Wednesday and that a calculator will
in the house and Thomas was with TERM 2:
Week 10: Sunday 26 June be required for the test on Thursday. More
them. Although the doors were shut, information can be found on the website
Jesus came and stood among them TERM 3: www.naplan.edu.au or contact the College.
and said, “Peace be with you.” Then Week 1: Sunday 24 July
he said to Thomas, “Put your finger Week 6: Sunday 28 August Ms Fiona Murray
here and see my hands. Reach out Week 10: Sunday 25 September Literacy & Numeracy Coordinator
your hand and put it in my side. Do
not doubt but believe.” TERM 4:
Week 3: Sunday 30 October
Thomas answered him, “My Lord and Week 7: Sunday 27 November
Jesus said to him, “Have you Mother’s Day
believed because you have seen me?
Sunday 8 May
Blessed are those who have not seen
and yet have come to believe.”
WEEKEND MASS TIMES ~ SRC FUNDRAISER ~
Treat Mum to something special for
Thomas was a modern man, finding St Joseph’s Parish St Anthony’s Parish Mother’s Day
faith hard. He was let down by the
others who ran away, the leader Saturday Vigil: Saturday Vigil: Special goodies will be on sale at the
who denied Jesus; his trust had 6:00pm 6:00pm (Kingscliff) College during lunchtime in the lead
been abused. He didn’t want much Sunday: Sunday: up to Mother’s Day:
more to do with them. He wanted 7:00am & 9:00am 7:00am (Pottsville) Coffee mugs, soaps, bath pack,
to believe but needed some proof. body butters, and all sorts of things
to spoil Mum with . . . buy her something
9:00am (Bilambil) 9:00am (Kingscliff)
But faith grows within a really special!
community. We find growth in our Fr Michael Brady Fr Jim Griffin
faith through the community – in Parish Priest Parish Priest
the Mass, sharing our faith in a
group, a good spiritual book,
sharing our doubts but never Gratitude for my Mother
closing the door to Jesus, sharing ‘You Have A Friend’ Dear Lord, today I turn to you to give
our faith in thanks. Roster to 2-16 May 2011: you thanks for my mother. With your
Date Attendees (Accompanying Adult in bold) own gift of life, she bore me in her
womb and gave me life. She tenderly,
2 May Erica Limbo, Alex Preston, Ashley patiently cared for me and taught me
Mr Scott McDermott Taverner, Michelle Delaney to walk and talk. She read to me and
RE Coordinator-Ministry 9 May Adam Myers, Sinead Scott, Caitlin made me laugh. No one delighted in
McGibbon-Goode, Frank Malone my successes more; no one could
comfort me better in my failures. I am
16 May Francis Filler, Alex Mitchell, Martin Lark,
so grateful for how she mothered me
Lynn Pimm and mentored me, and even
Please bless her, Lord, and comfort
her. Help her loving heart to continue
to love and give of herself to others.
Thank you for supporting the Strengthen her when she is down and
2011 Caritas Australia’s Project Appeal. give her hope when she is discouraged.
Your generosity will work for the freedom of people living in poverty, challenge Most of all, Lord, on this Mother's Day,
unjust structures, and empower people to work for a sustainable way of life. give my mother the graces she most
If you are wondering how you could continue to make a difference needs and desires today. I ask you this,
beyond Lent in the struggle against poverty, visit the website in the name of Jesus, our Lord and
www.bemore.org.au and take up the challenge to BE More! Saviour forever and ever.
Mobile Phone Policy: Mobile phones are not to be brought to school.
If there are exceptional circumstances, the phone is to be left at Student Reception upon arrival and collected on departure.
BOND UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP DEFENCE FORCE RECRUITING GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
DATES/EVENTS – YEAR 12
STUDENTS A YOU session is the first step in the recruiting Pathways to Medicine Information Evenings
process. Attending a YOU session would be 16 May - South Bank 18 May - Gold Coast
1 April: Scholarship applications open. beneficial to those students who wish to apply
Apply online for a career within the Australian Defence These evenings will include a presentation
https://apply.bond.edu.au/ Force. A YOU session is valid for 3 years and about your study options and an opportunity to
its obligation free. meet Griffith University lecturers. Registrations
24 July: Open Day 10:00am – 3:00pm now open. Go to http://www.griffith.edu.au/
There are a number of ways a YOU session health/medicine/registration-form
1 August: Scholarship applications close can be booked:
Call 13 19 01 The Aptitude for Engineering Assessment
Bond University's Regional Manager, Tom SMS 13 19 01 The Griffith School of Engineering is offering
Betts would like to invite students from Walk into nearest Defence Force an alternate entry pathway for current Year 12
St Joseph’s College to attend the Bond Recruiting centre students, mature age and international
University Investing in your Future - Website: http://www.defencejobs.gov.au applicants to enter Engineering. This will
Scholarship Information Seminar. involve sitting the Aptitude for Engineering
The Defence Force is currently recruiting for Assessment exam on Saturday 24 September
This seminar is free of charge, and gives Year the following jobs: 2011. Successful students will receive
12 students and their families the chance to ARMY: Telecommunications Technician admission into the Bachelor of Engineering or
learn more about: NAVY: Electronics Technician the Bachelor of Engineering Technology at
Fast-tracking success at Bond Electronics Technician Submariner either the Nathan or Gold Coast campuses.
Bond University Scholarships Marine Technician
Fees and costs Marine Technician Submariner Read more here: http://www.griffith.edu.au
ANZ Bond For more information regarding these positions
University Student call 13 19 01 or go to www.defencejobs.gov.au
Date: Monday, May 16, 2011 UMAT APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Time: 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start The Undergraduate Medicine and Health
Location: The Cerum Theatre, Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) is a 2 hour
Bond University and 45 minute multiple-choice test developed Queensland Conservatorium
To register: http://iiyfgoldcoast.eventbrite.com/ and used specifically to assist with the WINTER ROCK SCHOOL
selection of students into medicine, dentistry at the Gold Coast Campus
For further information, contact the Excellence and health science degree programs at “Winter Rock School”, is a holiday program
Program Coordinator, Kristy Manyweathers, on undergraduate level at the participating designed for music students of high school age
(07) 5595 1067 or email scholarships@bond. universities listed on the website: wanting to expand their skills in popular music.
edu.au. http://umat.acer.edu.au/. The program will be running at the Gold Coast
campus only over the 2011 winter vacation
For more information, visit the website. period.
THE NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH
SCHOLARSHIP AND SUPPORT Students will attend a series of workshops
SCHEME (NAHSSS) SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS USA given by experts in their field culminating in a
Sports Scholarships USA targets recreational concert at the end of the week where friends
or amateur sports men or women of low, and family may attend. Students will also
The Allied Health Undergraduate Scholarship
average, and high level ability. Your current receive a recording of their work which they
is available to students enrolled in, or intending
abilities are less important than your can take away with them.
to enrol in, an accredited/approved
undergraduate or graduate entry allied health commitment and potential.
Students with practical skills in popular music
course. Scholarship holders will receive up to
The program allows students from Australia and who are interested in areas of recording
$10,000 per year during their undergraduate or
and New Zealand to utilise their sporting skills and music technology should not miss this
graduate entry full-time professional studies.
to gain a University education in the US often opportunity to mix with students with similar
Part-time students will receive up to $5,000 per
for less than it costs to study in your home interests from across Australia and to work
country. Aussie and Kiwi students are in high with and learn from highly experienced
demand at American universities as we have teachers from the music industry. Applications
Applications for the 2012 funding round will
strong English skills yet contribute different close May 23.
open in September 2011. Confirmation of
opening dates will be posted on the SARRAH cultural elements to the campus community.
For more information, contact j.sutherland@
website during August at www.sarrah.org.au.
Visit the website to see upcoming info sessions griffith.edu.au, or call the Gold Coast Office
Please visit the SARRAH website for further
near you, go to www.studentplacement.com. (07) 5552 9036.
Careers News from St Joseph’s College, Banora Point
Newsletter Issue 11 ~ 2 May 2011
Issue 11 2011 | Term 2 Week 2 Page 5
CANTEEN NEWS STUDENT OF THE WEEK
LUNCH ORDERS IN BEFORE SCHOOL PLEASE Could this be a picture of you? If this student does, he will receive a voucher
As the temperature is set to drop, the need to the value of $5.00 for purchases at the
for hot food is ‘on the rise’. Please The nominated student is required to present Canteen.
remember to get your lunch orders in himself to the College Principal before Friday
before school starts; otherwise you might of this week. Student Council
just miss out! Many thanks for your
understanding and cooperation.
Mrs Dianne Pinkstone
UNIFORM SHOP HOURS
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
12:50pm – 1:30pm
3:00pm – 3:30pm
8:20am – 9:00am
10:45am – 11:15am
Visit the College website for
more information about
SJC or for back copies
of the Newsletter
Messages to Students: Office staff cannot disrupt teaching in order to deliver messages that are not of an urgent nature.
Student’s afternoon home travel plans should be made prior to the student leaving home in the morning.
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SCHOOL CARE CLAIM ENQUIRIES WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE
1300 138 498 ENCOUNTER
firstname.lastname@example.org A weekend for married couples. Take time
out of your busy schedule, to invest in your
most precious asset . . . Your Marriage!
This is a unique opportunity to recharge
Important information about accident protection for students* your relationship batteries, refocus on each
other and fall in love all over again!
Dear Parents Weekend date: 20-22 May at Santa Teresa
Spirituality Centre, Ormiston (Brisbane
Every day there are accidents involving children. To assist parents with costs associated with suburb) QLD. Bookings: (07) 3352.3328 or
those accidents, we have SchoolCare Accident insurance provided by Catholic Church email@example.com.
Insurances Limited. The SchoolCare Accident policy provides protection to all students attending Weekend date: 15-17 July at St. Mary's
our school. Towers Retreat Centre, Douglas Park (near
Sydney), NSW. Bookings: (02) 4283.3435
The School Activities only cover includes accidental injury cover for school camps, school sports or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(including sports out of school hours as long as they are organised by the school), work For further information, visit the website
experience and travelling to and from school or school activities. It also includes activities www.wwme.org.au.
organised or authorised by the school. This includes before and after school care if organised by
the school. Cover is worldwide.
Rotary Youth Exchange
Our policy covers three important areas of care and anyone accident may be claimable under
is seeking applicants for the
one or more of these areas. Cover includes: 2012 program. Students from
Year12 are able to apply.
1. Up to $7,500 inclusive per accident for medical costs (excluding any Medicare expenses Places are still available - but hurry!!!
or the Medicare Gap) from the following registered medical practitioners:
As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you will spend
one year living in another country, usually with three
Chiropractor or four host families. You will become part of those
Osteopath families and their community. These Rotary families
Physiotherapist are volunteers who will welcome and care for you,
Remedial massage supervise your year and introduce you to their
culture and lifestyle.
Acupuncture, and also costs from a In your host country you may learn another
Chemist, and language, experience cuisines, study different
Hospital accommodation and facility fees. subjects, enjoy a new culture and discover another
way of living. In addition you will learn a great deal
about yourself and gain confidence and self-
Please note: sufficiency.
Federal legislation in Australia prohibits Catholic Church Insurances from
You will attend school in your local community, as
well as participating in Rotary activities and civic
the cost of any medical service for which a Medicare benefit is payable functions. At the same time you will make new
the Medicare Gap or friends, see exciting places and experience
the cost of any hospital treatment or other benefit unless the cost arises from an injury adventures that will take a lifetime to recount.
while taking part in certain activities, such as: Any students or parents interested in finding out
- attending school more about this wonderful Youth program can
- engaging in a sporting activity contact email@example.com or phone Denise
- a secondary student undertaking a work experience program Payne on 07 5539 1041.
- voluntary services to a religious, charitable, educational or benevolent organisation
- youth activities organised by a voluntary association such as Guides or Scouts or
- travelling to or from the above activities.
2. Fixed amounts for defined events. For example, when a student accidentally receives a
fracture of the hand the policy will pay a fixed amount of $250. The full table of benefits lists
all the defined events covered under the policy and the fixed amount payable. The full table FREE ONLINE INFORMATION SESSIONS
of benefits is shown in the information sheet available at www.ccinsurances.com.au.
If you live remotely from the major cities or
3. Other benefits related to the injury sustained including: cannot get along in person you can watch our
Emergency transport resulting from an accidental injury 24/7 On Demand streaming media
Home tuition presentation or attend one of our LIVE Online
Hospital inconvenience allowance info sessions. Our Online sessions provide
Nursing allowance access to the same comprehensive
Professional counselling fees and information presented at our city sessions.
Assistance with payment of school fees in the event of the accidental death of a parent You can watch our On Demand pre-recorded
or guardian. video presentation anytime
you like. To access the six
These are all limited to specific amounts per accident. These amounts are detailed in the videos available, please
table of benefits contained in the policy, and are subject to the policy wording, terms, conditions register online.
and exclusions. Our next LIVE Online information session will
be held at 6:30pm
Your child may have an accident so please cut out the information below and keep it on your (AEST) on Thursday
fridge or in a handy place, 12 May. To secure
your place, please register online.
*Summary only. See the policy document for full terms, conditions and exclusions. http://studentexchange.org.au/info-evenings/
Planner: The student planner should be signed by parents/caregivers each week.
Any concerns? Contact the relevant Learning Mentor Group Teacher or Year Coordinator.
DATE OF NOTICE: 27 April 2011 Surfside Buslines
NOTICE TO PARENTS & STUDENTS
PROPOSED BUS SERVICE CHANGES EFFECTIVE 30 MAY 2011
ALL SERVICES OPERATING IN FLAMETREE PARK
Please be advised that as a part of Bus Operator regular services review, Surfside Buslines is proposing the following:
As a result of the completion of Botanical Circuit, Surfside Buslines is now proposing that ALL school and urban services
operating in that area follow Botanical Circuit to service all Flametree Park residents. This means that the proposed route
will operate via the entire length of Botanical Cct and will not operate in Macquarie Ave and Franklin St. (see map below)
Affected Urban service:
Route 607 (Tweed Heads – Flame Tree Park – Tweed Heads)
Affected school services are:
1011s (to Lindisfarne Seniors)
1202 (to Terranora Primary)
1204 (to Banora Point High, Centaur Primary, St Joseph’s College, St James Primary & Tweed River High)
1204 (2nd trip) (to Pacific Coast Christian & South Tweed Primary)
1207 (to Centaur Primary, Banora Point High, St Joseph’s College, St James Primary, St Joseph’s
primary & Tweed Heads Primary)
1212 (to Murwillumbah Schools)
1215 (to Banora Point Primary)
1201 (from St James Primary)
1203 (from Lindisfarne High)
1209 (from St Joseph’s College)
1219 (from Murwillumbah Schools)
1224 (from Banora Point Primary)
1227 (from Centaur Primary & Banora Point High)
1230 (2 trip) (from Coolangatta Primary, Tweed Heads Primary, St Joseph’s Primary, South Tweed
Primary, Lindisfarne Primary & Pacific Coast Christian)
1235 (from Tweed River High)
To ensure that everyone affected by the changes have the opportunity to comment and provide feedback before the
implementation we encourage the community to submit feedback and or questions by Friday 13 May 2011.
Thank you. Planning Dept. / email firstname.lastname@example.org / phone 07 5579 5920