I am pleased to inform the St Joseph's Community that Hayley Frazzetto and Chrissy Edwards have been appointed in the Deputy Principal position for 2022/23. This will be a shared role across the week. Congratulations to both ladies!
On 8th August we celebrated Mary MacKillop’s Feast Day as a Catholic community across the world. On Monday we celebrated as a Catholic school. Mary continually showed courage, respect and kindness in her vocation as the leader of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. She was strong when her body was ill; she stood up when all seemed against her, and most of all, she saw the power in working as a team for the common good of those who did not have a voice. We gathered as a Catholic School, together in God’s love, inspired by our patron and only Australian Saint, Mary MacKillop. Laura, our Catholic Identity Leader, led us in liturgy, song and prayer. Thank you Laura.
Mary’s commitment to her faith, learning for all and compassion for all, inspires me to see the good and the possibilities of what can happen if you believe in yourself and have faith in God. The St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School motto is based on Mary's quote when she said on 9th December 1884, “ May the spirit of unity and love reign amongst us.” We thank Mary for inspiring us to action “Spirit of Unity: Respect Courage Kindness.”
I would like to give a shout out to the Administration Team, Jenn and Sylvia for the mountain of work they have been ploughing through over the past few weeks. Both women have provided a great deal of support to me and I would like to acknowledge their efforts.
Before lockdown occurred there was some fascinating learning happening in the classroom about measurement. I am delighted how the children are able to articulate their learning goals. Thank you to the teachers for the intentional learning that is taking place.
I compliment our families on the wonderful and creative learning that is being shared on Seesaw by our students. We value your continued support to your children and the St Joseph’s educators.
In the last newsletter a Google form was shared to add any feedback from parents regarding successes, challenges and suggestions of how remote learning could be improved. Please continue to add to this form. It allows us to hear your voice and continually try to improve our practice.
I pray for all of the St Joseph’s Community, the St Andrew’s Parish and our state, that we stay safe from this virus and the lockdown concludes quickly. Stay strong and keep hopeful. We will try our best to check in and stay connected.