Tuckshop/Uniform Shop Ordering
Catholic Education Office
(refer to newsletter for details)
District Cross Country
District Tennis Trials
Chinchilla Show Holiday
SW Softball Trials
Girls District Rugby League Trials
SW Cross Country
Sacrament of Confirmation
SW Tennis Trials
Instrumental Music Performance
Year 4 Stewardship Liturgy
P&F Meeting 5.30pm
Year 1/2 NAIDOC Liturgy
Report Cards issued
Last day of Term
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Uniform Shop Hours
Wednesday & Friday 8.30am-9.00am
Tuesdays: Prep, Prep/1, Years 3 and 6
Wednesdays: Yrs 1/2, 2, 4 and 5
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
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
We are now taking enrolments for Prep in 2018. If your child turns 5 before the 30th of June, 2018 and you would like them to start at St Joey’s please contact the school office to pick-up an enrolment application form (also available on our school website). If you know of any families, who are 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 (date to be advised) which will give prospective parents a glimpse at the wonderful Prep program that we have to offer.
BLOCK GRANT AUTHORITY
Next Monday, The Block Grant Authority will be visiting our school to assess our grant application for capital funding to build four new classrooms on our newly acquired block of land in 2018. This group is made up of members from each of Queensland’s five Catholic Schools Offices as well as members of the Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC). During this visit they will review our application, view the site and our proposed plan and then compare our application in terms of need to other applications from across the state. Due to sustained growth in our lower-primary over recent years, I believe that we are in with a really good chance of securing funding. If successful, this application will see us build two Prep classrooms, two Year 1 classrooms and an additional lunch area for our students. This building project will ensure that we have the adequate resources to meet the future demand for Catholic Education in Chinchilla.
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL
As part of our student leadership program at St Joseph’s, we have instigated a Student Representative Council as an avenue for students to work in partnership with school staff on joint projects and initiatives within the school. Two students each from Year 4, 5 & 6 have been voted for by their peers to work alongside our School and Sport Captains. These students will be the voice for their peers and will make decisions on various aspects of school life.
Congratulations to the following students on their appointment to the Student Representative Council:
Year 4: Toby & Breana
Year 5: Eliza & Charlotte
Year 6: Skyla & Amy.
I look forward to working with these students for the betterment
of our school.
NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME
National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign put on by the Australian Library and Information Association. The campaign aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 16th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant and fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy using an Australian children's book that explores age appropriate themes and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Grades 1 to 6.
Students at St Joseph’s Primary School will be participating in this wonderful event. Years 1/2, 2/3 and 3 will share the book during their library time. Other classes will participate in their classrooms. A bookmark will be sent home, with each student, this week as a reminder of the event. https://www.alia.org.au/nss