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Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)

19th July
Year 3 Liturgy 2.15pm

20th July
SW Girls Rugby League

24th July
Catholic Education Week

26th July
Pupil Free Day -
Bishop's Inservice Day Roma

28th July
Whole School Liturgy

2nd August
Prep 2018 Information Night

3rd August
Athletics Carnival Yrs 4-6

4th August
Athletics Carnival
whole school

7th August
District Cricket Trials

8th August
St Mary MacKillop Feast Day
and School Mass

15th August
District Athletics

22nd August
Music Camp

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REGULAR EVENTS

Uniform Shop Hours
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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Outside School Hours Care
We are proud to partner with Camp Australia to provide our outside school hours care program.
To find out more about the program at our school, including hours of operation, fees and how to register please Click Here

YEAR 6 SCHOOL CAMP
I am writing this from sunny Canberra where I am joined by Miss Marsden and the Year 6’s for their Sydney/Canberra Camp. We are quickly acclimatising to the weather, with this morning starting with a low of -5 degrees. The students have had a great time thus far, please see the gallery below for a snapshot of what we have been up to. Today, we are heading up into the mountains for some snow action, which has us all very excited. I am expecting some very tired boys and girls this evening. Hopefully there will be enough petrol in the tank for them to witness a Maroon Victory tonight!

 

CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
Catholic Education Week will be celebrated across Queensland from 23 - 29 July this year.  This annual event is held to promote the special ethos of Catholic schools and to highlight the great things that take place in Catholic schools every day.  The theme for this year’s celebrations is: Sharing the Journey.

Catholic education strives to make a difference in the lives of those in our schools and in the wider community by challenging young people to live out the message of Jesus and to reach their full potential as compassionate, contributing, life-giving members of society.

During Catholic Education Week 2017, Catholic education communities across Queensland are invited to celebrate how they are sharing the journey.  There are 302 Catholic schools in Queensland that educate around 146,000 students and employ more than 18,500 teachers and staff, and most will celebrate Catholic Education Week in some way.

St Joseph’s thanks you for your ongoing support and looks forward to seeing you during Catholic Education Week 2017. To celebrate, we will be having a whole school liturgy on Friday 27th July in the hall at 11am followed by Open Classrooms until 1.00 p.m. Please come along and share the learning journey in your child’s / children’s class!

PUPIL FREE DAY - WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY - CARE AVAILABLE THROUGH CAMP AUSTRALIA
Each year as part of Catholic Education Week our Bishop Robert McGuckin grants schools a pupil free day where staff participate in the Bishop’s In-Service day.  This will occur next Wednesday 26th July.  Please be aware that the school will be closed to students on this day.

For the convenience of working parents, Camp Australia will be operating a care program on this day for families providing they can meet their minimum number of 18 students.  Families that wish to make use of this service are encouraged to visit the Camp Australia Website to register.  Registrations need to reach the minimum number by Friday for the care to go ahead. 
https://www.campaustralia.com.au/Schools/StJoseph'sCatholicPrimarySchool-Chinchilla/4413/C333 

2018 PREP ENROLMENT
We are now taking enrolments for Prep in 2018. If your child turns 5 before the 30th June 2018 and you would like them to start at St Joey’s, please contact the school office to pick up an enrolment application (available also on our school website). If you know of any family who is seeking enrolment for 2018 and are not yet connected with the school, please pass on this information. We will be having a Prep Information evening on Wednesday 2nd August at 5.30pm which will give prospective parents a glimpse at the wonderful Prep program that we have to offer.

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SURVEY
This year our school will again be participating in a School Review and Improvement survey managed by Research Australia Development and Innovation Institute (RADII). As well as school staff and students from Years 5 - 6, all parents are invited to participate in the survey. The survey provides valuable feedback for the future directions of our school. On Monday the 24th July 2017, RADII will send all parents a personalised invitation to complete the survey online. If both parents' email addresses are on file at the school, the invitation will be sent to both parents. However, the survey will close once the first person has completed it. If you do not wish to complete the survey simply delete it. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. You can complete the survey from anywhere you have access to the internet. The survey will close on Sunday, 13th August 2017 for parents. We encourage you to be very honest in your responses to the surveys. All responses go directly to RADII so they are confidential and anonymous. When the surveys are completed, and responses aggregated by RADII, overall data is sent to us so that we can then share the findings with you.

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