St Joseph's Newsletter

Hindmarsh Edition: Term 3 Week 8

Footy Colours Day - Friday 17th September

What you'll find in this weeks Newsletter

  • Welcome back Ms D'Aloia
  • 2022 Class Placements
  • Father's Day
  • Donations needed
  • Footy Colours Day
  • Preschool Bakes & Recipe
  • Vacation Care Bookings are still open
  • Parenting Insight Articles

Diary Dates

? Upcoming Events:

12th Sept | First Communion at 9.30am | Sacred Heart Church

17th Sept | Footy Colours Day

21st Sept | Performance: Catholic Schools Music Festival

22nd Sept | SACA Cricket Clinic: Reception to Year 3

24th Sept | Last day of Term 3, finish at 12.30pm

27th Sept - 8th Oct | Vacation Care

11th Oct | Term 4 begins

4th Nov | Sports Day

9th Dec | Year 6 Graduation

24th Dec - 9th Jan | Vacation Care Closed
10th Jan | Vacation Care Reopens

From the Principal

Dear Parents and Community Members, 

It has been an absolute JOY to return to school this week, to reconnect with the children, staff and community members. 

I deeply appreciate the ongoing commitment of the Leadership Team and staff during my absence, to the School Improvement Plan and educational programme. 

I'm looking forward to witnessing the ongoing growth and development of each child as the year progresses.

God Bless,

Maria D'Aloia

Class Placements for 2022

Preparations are underway for 2022. Thank you to all of you who have completed the 'Return to School' Survey. This information will be used to determine class structures. As soon as class structures are finalised we will begin organising students into classes, which is a very complex task that requires much planning and thought.

Class teachers have a good knowledge of each student's academic development and social and emotional needs. Teachers will take all this knowledge into consideration, together with parent teacher discussions conducted throughout the year when determining class placements.

If there are educational or social emotional issues that you feel need to be considered, please inform me in writing, before Monday 11th October 2021.

This does NOT include teacher requests. Class teachers will have the responsibility of arranging students into respective classes; however, I will meet regularly with teachers throughout the whole process.

Please note: Any late requests or teacher requests will not be considered.

Leadership Contact Details

Maria D'Aloia
APRIM & ICT Coordinator:
Helen Clark
Leader of Learning:
Rita Garreffa

School News

Does your child learn a language?

We are gathering information on behalf of Catholic Education South Australia about how many students are studying languages other than English.

We ask that all families take the time to complete the survey available on SkoolBag. Thank you ?

Religious Education News

? Father’s Day ?

Thank you to our Receptions for hosting a lovely Liturgy around Father’s and father figures in their lives.

Fathers show us how to love. Help us to love others.
Fathers take care of us. Help us to take care of others in need.
Fathers always listen to us. Help us to listen to others.
Fathers are people who give. Help us to share with others.
Loving God hear our prayer

Sacramental Program


Eucharist is an act of thanksgiving to God and can also refer to the consecrated bread and wine or the Mass. To share in Eucharist is to know that Christ is at the heart of the life of the community.

Jesus shared meals with people to show how much he loved them. Before Jesus died, he shared a special meal with his friends which we call The Last Supper. This is where the traditions of Eucharist began.

First Eucharist Preparation

Session 2:Tuesday 7th September 6:30pm at St Joseph’s School Hall

Communion Celebration

All the best to Agnese, Nicholas, Sophie, Michelina and Adeline who will receive the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time at 9:30am this Sunday 12th of September at Sacred Heart Church Hindmarsh.

Information about Sacramental Program

Hindmarsh-Findon Parish Bulletin

School Notices


5/6FD are seeking donations of clean and empty glass jars and small pringle containers. If you can help out, please leave your donations in the basket in the front office. Thanks!

Sunsmart - Hats are compulsory

Hats have become compulsory last week and need to be worn during recess, lunch and p.e lessons as well as during OSHC and after school sport training.

If students don't have a hat during recess they will be directed to play in a shaded area. During lunch, they will be directed to the hall.

COVID-19 Update

Stop the Spread by staying home when sick

Please consider others. Stay home if you, your child or someone living with you us unwell.

Fruit Fly ??

We have contacted the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) and confirmed we are in the red ? zone . 

We have been advised that ? honeydew, ? watermelon, ? pineapple,? rock melon,? cucumber and ? carrot can be brought on to our premises and is also permitted to leave the school if the student has not consumed it during the day.

You can purchase fruit from a green ? or yellow ? zone store and bring to school. However, if the fruit is not consumed it must not leave the school. Please note fruit purchased from a store in the red zone or home grown in a red ? zone are not permitted to be brought to school.

Please refer to website for current maps of zoning as this is regularly updated by PIRSA. If you have any further questions regarding zoning and the various requirements, please contact PIRSA directly. 

Parents & Friends Notices

?⬜️⬛️ Footy Colours Day ???

Orders are now open for Footy Colours Day biscuits via Qkr!

Footy Colours Day will be held on Friday 17th September and there are three types of Vanilla Sugar Cookie with a fondant icing to select from, if you’d like to order one for your kids.

1. Port Power
2. Adelaide Crows
3. Plain SJSH

The cost is $2.50 per cookie and they will be delivered to classrooms prior recess on the day

Cookies are hand made by Just a little Something Sweet and will come individually wrapped.

Visit the P&F fundraising tab on Qkr! To purchase NOW. Orders strictly close this Sunday 12th September.

Welcome to Preschool

A very special welcome to Deborah who started at Pre-School last week.

Preschool Bakes

Last week the Preschoolers made cheese and zucchini damper.

What health benefits do green fruits and vegetables have?

  • They protect your eyes.
  • They protect your bones.
  • They help protect against cancer.
  • They support your immune system.
  • They help regulate your digestion.

Make some cheese and zucchini damper at home

? Vacation Care Closed: 24th Dec 2021 - 9th Jan 2022

✅ Vacation Care Reopens: 10th Jan 2022

Vacation Care Program

Head to our website to read our upcoming Vacation Care Program for the Sept/Oct School Holidays. Click here to view the Program!

Bookings are still open.

From the 6th of September, any remaining spaces will be available for families within the wider community until spaces are full due to staffing arrangements. 

Pupil Free Day cancelled, moved to Friday 10th December

Parenting Insights

Article: In praise of fathers: the place of the modern dad

We may acknowledge the importance of dads, but there's a growing need to be supported and to widen our view of what it is to be a dad.

Article: The language of respectful relationships

When the language of respect is promoted in families and classrooms, bullying, verbal abuse ad put-downs start to diminish.

Credit Union SA's School Community Rewards Program

St Joseph's Hindmarsh has partnered with Credit Union SA on their School Community Rewards program, which provides a regular financial benefit for our school without having to donate any time or money, please see the latest offer for our school community.

➡️ View the Credit Union Home Loan Offer here


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