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Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)

24th June
Final Day of Term 2

11th July

School resumes for Term 3

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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This Thursday our students in years 3-6 have been invited to a special performance by Stig Wemyss at the Chinchilla Cultural Centre. 

StigStig Wemyss is Australia’s most loved narrator of audio books for children and young adults. Stig is the narrator for all of Andy Griffiths books, plus Tim Winton, Paul Jennings, Morris Gleitzman, Margaret Clarke and more. Stig is also an author in his own right. His shows are hugely funny and have great appeal to students with links literacy and learning.

Students will walk down to the Cultural Centre for the 9.30am performance and will return in time for morning tea.

To find out more about Stig, check out his website: http://www.stig.com.au


This Friday, our year 6’s will be holding a Pizza/Popper day to raise funds for Student Council. Order forms have been sent home and orders will need to be in by Thursday. Please note that the Tuckshop will not be operating this Friday.

Our students have just been invited to attend the NAIDOC Week celebrations at the Chinchilla State High School this coming Friday the 24th of June.  The celebrations will begin with a Welcome to Country performed by some of our Barunggam Traditional Owners, followed by a variety of activities including traditional games, dreamtime stories, dancing, art and craft. Additionally, there will be Indigenous students from the High School offering face painting for the younger students, as well as traditional foods to sample.

The students will participate as per the following timetable:

Session 1: 9:00am – 10:10am Prep, Year 1 & 2
Session 2: 10:50am – 12:00pm Year 3 & 4
Session 3: 12:05pm – 1:15pm Year 5 & 6

Students in Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 are asked to be dropped directly to the High School on Friday morning (Zeller Street entrance) where they will be met by their class teachers. Students who catch a bus are asked to get off at the High School where they will also be met by a teacher. At the completion of the activities the students will then all walk back to St Joseph’s. The students in Years 3 to 6 will walk to and from the High School with their teachers.

I am sure that this will be a great opportunity for our students, and we thank the Chinchilla State High School for their initiative in organising this celebration.   


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 (available also on our school website). 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 early next term (20th July) which will give prospective parents a glimpse at the wonderful Prep program that we have to offer.

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