140 Railway Parade, Queens Park WA 6107 ● Phone 9251 0500 ● Fax 9356 1166 PO Box 61 Cannington W@A 6987 ● www.sjsqp.wa.edu.au Email: email@example.com ST JOSEPH’S PRIMARY SCHOOL VISION STATEMENT We at St Joseph’s Primary School Queens Park are a faith based community which strives to recognise and respond to the image of Christ in us all, as we grow through work and prayer. The St Joseph’s School Community acknowledges that we come together on the ancestral lands of the Whadjuk people NEWSLETTER NO6, TERM 4 – 18 NOVEMBER 2009 DO IT ANYWAY. People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centred. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway. What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway. Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway. In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway. MOTHER TERESA PRINCIPAL’s REPORT SCHOOL VALUE: I have included the above prayer from Mother Teresa as it should encourage us to work on our last school value for the year; “Doing Your Best.” EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY AND ST JOSEPH’S SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP: We are excited at the prospect of developing a partnership with Edith Cowan University in the training of new teachers. If it goes ahead we will see up to seven trainee teachers helping around the school and in classrooms for two days a week for the whole of the 2010 school year. Part of this program requires the training of our teachers as mentors at University. This will take place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week and for this period we will be required to have a number of relief teachers in the school. Although this is an inconvenience the opportunity of having extra staff at the school next year should be of great benefit and outweigh any inconvenience. Only two Catholic primary schools have been offered this exciting opportunity and we are very excited about the possibilities. KINDERGARTEN TO PRE-PRIMARY ORIENTATION: You may have noticed on the term calendar that we have scheduled meetings for this transition for our current kindy classes next week. Due to teachers being at Edith Cowan these meetings will take place on Tuesday 1 December and Wednesday 2 December at 3.15pm for approximately 20 minutes in the kindergarten. Parents of current kindergarten children are expected to attend. SCHOOL BOARD ANNUAL COMMUNITY MEETING AND P & F ANNUAL COMMUNITY MEETING: These two meetings will be held in the school library next Monday 23 November commencing at 7.00pm. Parents wishing to nominate for positions on each of these committees may do so by contacting the office by this Friday. The P & F will present their reports. Reports will also be given by the School Board Chairman and me. The reports will indicate the financial position currently, school fees for 2010, building progress, academic progress and school priorities for 2010. The Principal’s report is delivered on this night. There is no end of year formal assembly. Parents are encouraged to join us on this night. Light refreshments will be served at the end of the evening. Other important dates for families are the Year 6 Graduation Liturgy Wednesday 9 December and the Year 7 Gradation Liturgy Thursday 10 December and our end of year Thanksgiving Mass on Wednesday 16 December at 9.00am. P & F MOVIE NIGHT: Friday Dec 11 Please put this night into your calendar, as it will be a great night to end the year. Thank you to all the girls and boys who completed the posters for the event. We had a combined winning effort from the Buckby family who took out the 1st prize of a family pass to the movie night. We had four other prize winners who will receive a free sausage sizzle voucher for the movie night. They are Rachael Mitchell, Caiden Vales de Menezes, Dominique Ashcroft – Buck and Sage Breeze. SCHOOL FEES: There are a number of outstanding school fees. It is important that payment of fees is made as soon as possible so that the school can clear its own outstanding accounts prior to the end of the year. MASS: This week’s mass on Wednesday November 25 will be conducted by the year 6 Gold students and will commence at 8.50am. AASC: There are a couple of places available on Tuesday & Wednesday see Mr Hogan for details. SWIMMING LESSONS: Week 8 and 9 will see all children in years 1-7 attend swimming lessons. A letter has gone home providing details of the swimming lessons and requiring information to be returned to school so that children can be adequately placed. Please return the letter with past swimming details by Friday. To the Farrelly family for the donation of the tickets which have raised $200 for St Joseph’s P & F. God Bless Peter Yensch Principal YOUTH CHOIR: Christmas 2009 – Vigil Mass Youth Choir It’s that time of the year again! So come along and bring your singing voices and a friend! Rehearsals for the Christmas Vigil Mass Youth Choir commence on Monday 16 November from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in St Joseph’s Parish Church and will continue each Monday leading up to Christmas. The final rehearsal will be held on Monday 21 December 2009. We would like to encourage those who wish to participate to attend all rehearsals. Those joining the Youth Choir must be from Year 2 and up – parents and friends are also welcome to participate! For queries, please call Lina Massat on 08 9361 4523. ST JOE’S GOT TALENT: We encourage all children from Kindy to Year 7 to participate in St Joe’s Got Talent. This is a showcase of performances to highlight the talented children in our school. Students can perform as a solo, or part of a duet, trio or in a group of up to ten. They will be practising in the next few weeks and two finalists from each year will be chosen by the end of week 7, by the class teacher and students. All finalists will receive a certificate and the winner will receive a trophy. The Final Showcase will be held in the undercover area on Thursday 10 December at 2.00pm. Entry fee will be $1.00 for students and $2.00 for adults. Money will be collected at the beginning of week 9 by the Arts Team. Proceeds will go towards the eventual purchase of Choir Risers. More details will be given closer to the Showcase. LOST PROPERTY: All unmarked items are on display in the box outside of the old Pre Prim classes, please come and check for your child’s lost items. All items marked with the child’s name are located in Administration. UNIFORM SHOP NEWS: Last opening day for the uniform shop will be Friday December 11 2009.We will be closed the last week of school for stock take. Uniform shop will open in school holidays this will be Thursday January 21 2010 from 10am until 1.00pm. All payment types will be available on this day. Thank you Robyn Kelly P & F NEWS: BILLY G'S COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER: Firstly I would like to thank all the families and teachers that placed cookie dough order, you are all marvellous. We had a great response at our first cookie dough fundraiser and have managed to raise $1600. What a great amount to add to our tally board. A note regarding date and where to pick up your order from will be going out soon to all who participated. Thank you all again and hope that the next cookie dough fundraiser is just as successful. Marisa Lamb on behalf of your P&F. HELPERS NEEDED: Family Movie Night- Volunteers Needed. Calling on all parents who can help set up and run things on the night for 1-2 hours please. We need help with the following; Set up 4.30- 6.30 Sausage and hamburger sizzle 5.00- 6.30 pm Popcorn stall 5.30- 7.30 pm Snow cone machine 5.30- 7.30 pm Pucker Powder 5.30- 7.30 pm Pack up if you can help out please email/call with preferred duty Ann-Marie 0407 188 383 or firstname.lastname@example.org P&F SAUSAGE SIZZLE: As you have already read on November 28 we are holding another sausage sizzle at Bunnings. I would like to thank all the parents who have said that they can help; your time is very much appreciated. I will contact you shortly arranging a roster. We have however had to cancel the Sunday due to not having enough volunteers to man the stall. . Thankyou Tina Zappacosta P & F Vice President Would you like to take music lessons in 2010 at a reduced cost with FREE instrument hire? St Norbert College is able to offer St Joseph’s students the opportunity to take group music lessons in saxophone, trumpet, trombone and clarinet commencing term 1, 2010. Groups consist of 3 students at a cost of $10.00 per half hour lesson and FREE instrument hire. Students need to commit to taking lessons for 12 months, allowing us to keep the lesson costs low. Group flute lessons are also available at a cost of $15.00 per half hour lesson. Instrumental lessons are also available for voice, piano, guitar and drums at $26.00 per half hour lesson. Please contact Janet York on 9350 5433 or email@example.com for more information. Application forms are available from St Joseph’s administration or St Norbert College music house. YEAR 6/7 GRADUATION DINNER DANCE: Is on the 16th December in St Norbert’s O’Reilly Centre. Tickets will be $15.00 each and on sale from Administration on Thursday for students. We wish to thank all parents who have already donated to the Graduation Dinner. If you would like to donate prizes for the DJ, it would be greatly appreciated. Please call me if you have any queries on 94931039 Shelley Verren, Graduation Dinner Dance Co-Coordinator.
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