Dear Parents and Guardians,
It is hard to believe that we only have just over one and a half weeks left of school for 2019! The teachers have finalised the Semester Two reports and it is very pleasing to see the progress and growth the children have made in their learning over the second half of the year. We are very fortunate at St Joseph the Worker to have such a dedicated staff who work extremely hard to support students' learning and help them achieve their best.
Thank you to all the families who attended our Carols night on Monday evening. It was a wonderful evening gathering in our church to celebrate Advent together as a community. I was very proud of our students and their singing. Special thanks to Kate and Vicki for their leadership and organisation of this important event in our faith community.
Parent Volunteer Morning Tea
A huge thank you to all of the parents who were able to come along to our Parent Volunteer Morning Tea held yesterday in the staffroom. It was a lovely opportunity for the school to thank all of our parent volunteers who have given of their time and talents throughout the year. Research proves that an effective parent and school partnership has incredible benefits for your child's development and we value every person’s contributions who make our school such a great place for your children.
On behalf of the students and teachers, I would like to also thank all of the volunteers who were unable to attend the afternoon tea. All of your efforts, however big or small, are greatly appreciated. Thank you to Maria Raso for organising this event.
This year we are saying farewell and thank you to the following families who are leaving our school at the end of the year:
SINGH, ABBOUD, BALADIE, BERNARDI, CACHIA, CIFONELLI, COSTANZO, DANG, DE MORI, DELORENZO, FURNARI, GATTO, HANLEY, KOMAZEC, MACCARONE, MATERAZZO, MICHAEL, MONTALTI, NGUYEN, NGUYEN, PODREBARAC, PRONESTI, SANDONATO, SPERANZA, SUREDA, TOMAINO, TOSCANO and TRAN.
Thank you for your contribution to our community and we wish you all the very best for the future.
We are also saying farewell to Stephanie Asdagi and Cara Boustead as they begin maternity leave at the end of this year. We thank you both for all your work here at St Joseph the Worker and wish you well as you embrace parenthood in 2020. We will be acknowledging and thanking Stephanie and Cara at our final assembly on Thursday, 12th December. It would be wonderful if parents could join us to thank Stephanie and Cara for all their work at our school.
Student Leaders 2020
The role of School Captain is very important in a school and in recent weeks, aspiring leaders in year 5 were interviewed for positions of leadership in 2020. Congratulations to the following students who are our new student leaders in 2020.
- School Captains - Michael B & Alessia B
- School Vice-Captains - Sam P & Sharla S
- Chappell (Blue) Captains - Daniel S & Julian A
- Cawley (Yellow) Captains - Renee K & Gabriel D
- Rosewall (Red) Captains - Max M & Charlotte S
- Clarke (Green) Captains - Isaac E & David D
Orientation for 2020
The whole school orientation for next year will take place next Friday, 13th December. Meeting new classmates and teachers provides students with the opportunity to make connections in preparation for the coming year. As teachers, we consider a student’s social, emotional, academic and physical development when placing them in classes for 2020. Please trust us to do the best for all students. As staff have spent considerable time working together to organise classes for 2020 and in the spirit of working together, l ask parents to discuss class placement in a positive way with their child.
I thank everyone for his or her continued support of our school this year. It has been another busy year and we have worked together to support the teaching and learning of our students. I value the great work of the School Board, our P&F, classroom helpers, our dedicated Mums who lead our Playgroup every week, our parents who pop into school and stay to assist whenever there is a need, as well as the many other parents who make valuable contributions to support our school. It is through your continued enthusiastic support that we continue to provide a vibrant learning environment for our students.
Enjoy a happy and holy Christmas and a very safe holiday break.