Issue One: January 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We have had a wonderful start to the school year. All classes have settled and are working well and
have quickly established their classroom routine. I have been particularly impressed by how well our
students have remembered and been following our school rules.
Congratulations to Stephanie Asdagi on the safe arrival of her daughter Ayla on February 3rd.
Welcome Mass and BBQ
On Wednesday, 19th February we invite all families to a welcome mass at St Joseph the Worker church at 5.30pm. Immediately after mass, we invite families to enjoy dinner on our oval space. Families are welcome to bring a picnic or purchase a sausage and drink. This event is a great opportunity to meet other families from our school and to meet and welcome our new prep families into our community.
Our School Rules
Every member of our school community has a right to fully participate in a Catholic learning
environment that is safe, supportive and inclusive. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. We believe students learn best when they feel safe and happy in a caring, supportive and engaging environment. We foster positive, tolerant and respectful relationships.
At St Joseph the Worker we:
listen to the speaker
keep our hands and feet to ourselves
take care of property and the environment and
Effective and timely communication is very important. Our newsletter is online via our website and available for all members of our community to access. We also use our Skoolbag app to keep parents informed regarding events and news related to our school. All school events are listed on the calendar. From next week, all notes that are sent home will be uploaded to the school app so if you misplace one, it can be easily located on the app.
Effective home school partnerships rely on positive relationships being established. One way that this happens is through good communication between teachers and parents. The teacher’s main job is to teach the children so they may not always be available to speak with parents. For minor concerns, parents can ‘catch’ a teacher after school. However for important issues, it may be
necessary to set aside a time to meet. I encourage parents to communicate with teachers via email
or preferably to make an appointment with the teacher so that concerns can be addressed
appropriately. Parents should note that if you are sending an email, teachers may not be able to
respond immediately as they will be busy with their teaching responsibilities. Parents should expect an answer to their email within 24 hours time frame and only within business hours. Teachers will not respond to emails before 8.30am and after 5.30pm.
Next week you will receive a curriculum overview from your child’s teacher via the Skoolbag app.
We feel it is important that you know what’s happening and exactly what your child is learning
across the curriculum areas so that you can work with us in supporting their learning. We are so
fortunate to have excellent teachers at St Carlo’s who do a wonderful job providing an engaging
curriculum for our students.
Parent Helper Sessions
Our Literacy and Numeracy Leaders, Jessica and Jill be conducting parent helper training sessions in the next few weeks. We encourage any parents who would like to assist in classrooms to attend
these very informative training sessions to assist you in helping in classrooms.
Prep Enrolment 2021
We have had a number of enrolment enquiries for Prep in 2021, so I have included some
information for families who may wish to enrol their child for next year.
Please collect an enrolment form from the office or download it from the website.
Our school tours will take place on 24th March and 28th May. Interested families please contact the office to book
2021 Enrolments close at the end of Term 2
Existing families are guaranteed a place, but please remember to submit an enrolment form.
When submitting your enrolment application, please provide copies of
Immunisation certificate (can be provided later if not complete)