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Important Dates
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24th to 30th July
Catholic Education Week

28th July

Parents & Friends Open Day Celebration

4th & 5th August

Athletics Carnival

17th August

Bishop's Inservice Day
Pupil Free Day

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Wednesday & Friday 8.30am-9.00am

Physical Education
Tuesdays: Prep, Prep/1, Years 3 and 6
Wednesdays: Yrs 1/2, 2, 4 and 5

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St Joseph's School Chinchilla began as a Parish School staffed by the sisters of St Joseph in 1923. The Sisters of St Joseph continued to serve the Parish and children of Chinchilla until 1992 when the school was handed over to a lay Principal and an all lay staff for the first time. These teachers were commissioned to continue the job of service to the Catholic Community of Chinchilla by providing sound Catholic Education.

Our philosophy is to allow for the full personal development of our students. This development embraces their physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual nature. Each child is respected as an individual and every effort is made to cater for the individual needs of each student.

Within the education process at St Joseph's, is the vital place of Christian faith. It is our task to nourish and support the children's own faith journey through the experiences they encounter at school. We teach the Gospel values from the Catholic Tradition, always remaining sensitive to children from other faith families. The total educational program will be directed towards equipping our students with the necessary skills and self-appreciation, so that they can take a positive and fulfilling place in modern society.

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We are now taking enrolments for Prep in 2017. If your child turns 5 before the 30th June 2017 and you would like them to start at St Joey’s, please contact the school office to pick up an enrolment package or click here to download one. 

If you know of any family who is seeking enrolment for 2017 and are not yet connected with the school, please pass on this information. We will be having a Prep Information evening next Wednesday 20th July at 5.30pm which will give prospective parents a glimpse at the wonderful Prep program that we have to offer.

Catholic Education Week

The theme for Catholic Education Week this year is ‘Opening Doors in the Year of Mercy.’ All Catholic schools in Queensland will celebrate this week giving thanks and praying for God’s continued blessing on their staff, students and families. The key message is that God’s mercy is never ending. God is always there ready to forgive all and wrap all in everlasting LOVE! As God is merciful to all, so all are called to show the same mercy and loving kindness to others.

Parents DayRemember! The God of Mercy is present in your homes and in your lives loving, healing and embracing you and your precious ones. The sacred is present in the everyday events of family life: soccer games, birthday parties, shopping, dirty clothes, socks that don’t match etc. Families experience God in a baby’s smile, a child’s struggle to learn something new, a simple family meal, a family argument, a tender embrace of a spouse, or the loss of a family member or friend. Everywhere families turn they meet God. In other words God is present in the daily events of your lives.

For the first time, in Catholic Education Week 2016 school communities are encouraged to designate one day in Catholic Education Week as Parents’ Day – a day on which parents are thanked for the contribution they make to the life of the school, and the importance of parental partnerships with the school community is acknowledged. St Joseph’s invite parents and families to join us for morning tea in the school hall on Thursday 28th July at 10:30 am, followed by a liturgy at 11:00 am and then classrooms doors will be open for parents to observe or join in activities! We value everything families contribute to making St Joseph’s great, so please come along so we can show our appreciation! An information flyer will be distributed to the eldest in the family over the next week.

Our St Joey's Athletics Carnival is fast approaching and preparations are still underway during sports lessons to ensure
students are well prepared in all areas in readiness for the Carnival. The Athletics Carnival is scheduled for Friday 5th August. Our Junior and Senior Program run slightly differently, to allow all students to be engaged in individual events for participation, as well as competitive points.

A comprehensive Program for Field Events for 9 - 12 year old students, a Program of Athletics Carnival Procedures for 9 - 12 year olds and a Program of Athletics Carnival Procedures for 5 - 8 year olds is included in this week’s newsletter.

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