Catholic Education Office
(refer to newsletter for details)
Caritas Just Leadership Day
School Board Meeting
District Rugby League and Netball
Grip Leadership Conference
St Patrick's Day
St Joseph's Mass
9.30am School Hall
School Board Meeting
Parent Teacher Interviews
Final Day of Term 1
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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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We were very fortunate to have author, Phil Kettle, visit St Joseph’s on Friday, 10th February. Phil has published several
book series. Years 3 to 6 enjoyed workshop sessions with Phil, where he shared his inspiration and process for writing. He even created some short stories using some of the characters in our classes, as well as giving the students a sneak peek into his new series. During Phil’s visit, many students took the opportunity to purchase an autographed copy of one of his books.
Phil spoke to the students about the importance of reading and of all family members modelling and sharing reading. He shared that the key to writing is starting with something you have experienced or love. Many of his stories were based on the experiences he had as a child and about things he loved or was interested in.
More information about Phil and his books is available via his website: https://philkettle.com/about-phill/
South West Basketball Trials
Hayley, Koen, Brock and Quincy
travelled to Roma last Friday to compete in the South West
Basketball Trials. Students are to be commended on their
excellent efforts and sportsmanship during the Trials. Special
mention to Hayley who was selected as a member of
the Regional 10 – 12 years Basketball Team. Hayley will now
compete at the Darling Downs trials in Toowoomba on Monday
13th March. We wish Hayley every success in her training and
preparation for the Regional Trials.
South West Swimming
Congratulations to Ben, Linx and Andee,
who were all successful in qualifying for the South West
Swimming Carnival in Charleville this Friday, 24th February.
Unfortunately Ben, Linx and Andee are unable to attend the
Carnival, but we congratulate them on their achievement in
making it to this next level of competition.
Darling Downs Aquathon
Andee had a double booking this Friday and is unable
to attend the South West Swimming Carnival as she will be
attending the State Aquathon in Hervey Bay on the 23rd and
24th February. Andee was placed 3rd out of a field of over 50
competitors at the end of 2016 in the Darling Downs Aquathon.
Andee is a member of the Darling Downs Team and will
compete in a 1km run, a 200m open water swim and finish with
a further 1km run. We wish Andee every success at the State
Aquathon and look forward to hearing of her success.
MINI VINNES NEWS
Last week, Mini Vinnies held “Watermelon Week” at Joey’s. These events allowed us to well and truly get into the spirit
of the Melon Fest and helped us to kick-start our fundraising
efforts for the year. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we held some fun watermelon colouring-in activities for a cost of 20 cents. Then, on Friday, we sold cold watermelon slices and had a face-painting station where students could have a watermelon painted on their cheek for 50 cents each.
A very big thank you must go to the O’Leary family who donated the watermelons for us to sell. All of the activities and events were very well supported by our Joey’s community and we are so grateful for your generosity. Throughout the week, we were able to raise a total of $238.75 which will go towards some of our projects for the year.
Mini Vinnies Committee for 2017