St Joseph's Newsletter

Hindmarsh Edition: Term 1 Week 10

Holy Week

As we enter Holy Week, we continue to reflect on the lives of people vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice and how we can respond through supporting Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion appeal. 

Let us take time to remember the life and teachings of Saint Oscar Romero. His many lessons include: live a simple life, commit to bringing peace to the world, speak the truth and of course aspire not to have more, but to be more. Some words from what has become known as the Oscar Romero prayer; “We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and do the rest.”

Thank you for supporting Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion Campaign. Your generosity will work for the freedom of those living in poverty, challenge unjust structures, and empower people to work for a sustainable way of life.

Lent - Project Compassion 2021


Families received a Project Compassion box for their families to use to donate money during the liturgical season of Lent. These boxes went home with the oldest child in the family. 

Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal brings thousands of Australians together in solidarity with the world’s poor to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. 

A different story was featured each week during Lent to highlight the plight of those in need. This year the theme of this campaign was, ‘Be More’. 

Please return all Project Compassion boxes and envelopes to the school office by Wednesday 7th of April, or donate online via the Caritas website at 

Thank you. 

Wishing you a very Happy and Holy Easter!

✝️ The Easter Story


To assist the children to gain a deeper understanding of the Easter Story, classes are recreating the events through reenacting the story, from Jesus Entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to the Resurrection at Easter. These are held here at school starting on Monday 29 March and running right through until Tuesday 6 April. Each of the representations will be approximately 15-20 minutes long.  

The Resurrection and Easter celebration will be held on Tuesday of Week 11, hosted by 3M.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be held throughout the day, 9.00am-1.00pm on Wednesday the 31st of March as will a presentation by the Year 5/6s in the morning.  

Please note parents are invited to join us for these services and follow their child's class or attend the session led by our school captains and Maria and Helen.

Starting Time
9.00 amStations of the Cross Presentation - hosted by Year 5/6
9.30 amSchool Leaders, Helen Clark and Maria D'Aloia to lead parents through Stations of the Cross
9.40 am5/6FD
9.50 am4C
10.00 amRS
10.10 am1C
10.20 am2R
11.00 amRecess
11.30 am2/3R
11.40 amRGA
11.50 am3M
12.00 pmRC
12.10 pm5/6C
12.20 pm1SB
12.30 pm5/6TDP
1.00 pmLunch

The Easter Season Explained

The Easter Triduum holds a special place in the Catholic Churches’ liturgical year because it marks the culmination of the yearly celebration in proclaiming the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Latin word triduum refers to a period of three days and has long been used to describe various three-day observances. It is most often used to describe the three days prior to the great feast of Easter: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday and the Easter Vigil.

The Easter Triduum begins with the evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday and "reaches its high point in the Easter Vigil, closing with evening prayer on Easter Sunday". 

During these three days of contemplation and anticipation the liturgies emphasize the sacrificial death of Christ on the Cross, and the sacraments of baptism and the Eucharist, by which the faithful enter into the life-giving Passion of Christ and grow in hope of eternal life in Him. 

Holy Thursday | The Lord's Supper

The Triduum begins with the evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, which commemorates when the Eucharist was instituted at the Last Supper by Jesus. The traditional English name for this day, "Maundy Thursday", comes from the Latin phrase Mandatum novum — "a new command" (or mandate) — which comes from Christ's words: "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another" (Jn 13:34). The Gospel reading for the liturgy is from the first part of the same chapter and depicts Jesus washing the feet of the disciples, an act of servitude (commonly done by slaves or servants in ancient cultures) and great humility.  

In this memorial of Jesus' last meal with His disciples, the faithful are reminded of the everlasting value of that meal, the gift of the priesthood, the impatience of remaining in relationship with God, the necessity of the approaching Cross, and the abiding love that the Lord has for His people. 

Good Friday | Veneration of the Cross

This is the first full day of the Easter Triduum, a day commemorating the Passion, Cross, and death of Jesus Christ, and therefore a day of strict fasting. The liturgy of the Lord's Passion consists of three parts: the liturgy of the Word, the veneration of the Cross, and the reception of Communion. Although Communion is given and received, this liturgy is not a Mass; this practice dates back to the earliest years of the Church and is meant to emphasize the sombre, mournful character of the day. The Body of Christ that is received by the faithful on Good Friday was consecrated the prior evening at the Mass of the Lord's Supper and, in most cases, was adored until midnight or another late hour.  

The cross is solemnly venerated after intercessory prayers are offered for the world and for all people. The deacon (or another minister) brings out the veiled cross in procession. The priest takes the cross, stands with it in front of the altar and faces the people, then uncovers the upper part of the cross, the right arm of the cross, and then the entire cross. As he unveils each part, he sings, "This is the wood of the cross." He places the cross and then venerates it; other clergy, lay ministers, and the faithful then approach and venerate the cross by touching or kissing it. In this way each person acknowledges the instrument of Christ's death and publicly demonstrates their willingness to take up their cross and follow Christ, regardless of what trials and sufferings it might involve.  

Holy Saturday and Easter Vigil

The ancient Church celebrated Holy Saturday with strict fasting in preparation of the celebration of Easter. After sundown the Christians would hold an all-night vigil, which concluded with baptism and Eucharist at the break of dawn. The same idea (if not the identical timeline) is found in the Easter Vigil today, which is the high point of the Easter Triduum and is filled with an abundance of readings, symbols, ceremony, and sacraments.  

The Easter Vigil, the Church states, ranks "the mother of all vigils". Being a vigil — a time of anticipation and preparation — it takes place at night, starting after nightfall and finishing before daybreak on Easter, thus beginning and ending in darkness. It consists of four general parts: the Service of Light, the Liturgy of the Word, Christian Initiation, and Liturgy of the Eucharist. 

The Service of Light begins outdoors (or in a space outside of the main sanctuary) and in darkness. A fire is lit and blessed, and then the Paschal candle, which symbolizes the light of Christ, is lit from the fire by the priest, who proclaims: "May the light of Christ, rising in glory, dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds." The biblical themes of light removing darkness and life overcoming death suffuse the entire Vigil. The Paschal candle will be placed in the sanctuary (usually by the altar) for the Easter season, then will be kept in the baptistery so that when the sacrament of baptism is administered the candles of the baptised can be lit from it.  

The Liturgy of the Word follows, consisting of seven readings from the Old Testament and two from the New Testament. These readings include the story of creation (Genesis 1 and 2), Abraham and Isaac (Genesis 22), the crossing of the Red Sea (Exodus 14 and 15), the prophet Isaiah proclaiming God's love (Isaiah 54), Isaiah's exhortation to seek God (Isaiah 55), a passage from Baruch about the glory of God (Baruch 3 and 4), a prophecy of Ezekiel (Ezekiel 36), Saint Paul on being baptized into Jesus Christ (Rom 6), and the Gospel of Luke about the empty tomb discovered on Easter morning (Luke 24:1-21).  

From the early days of the ancient Church the Easter Vigil has been the time for adult converts to be baptised and enter the Church. After the conclusion of the Liturgy of the Word, catechumens (those who have never been baptised) and candidates (those who have been baptised in a non-Catholic Christian denomination) are initiated into the Church by (respectively) baptism and confirmation. The faithful are sprinkled with holy water and renew their baptismal vows. Then all adult candidates are confirmed and general intercessions are stated. The Easter Vigil concludes with the Liturgy of the Eucharist and the reception of the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of the Crucified and Risen Lord. 

Easter Sunday

Easter is the celebration of Christ's resurrection from the dead. It is celebrated on Sunday, and marks the end of Holy Week, the end of Lent, the last day of the Easter Triduum and is the beginning of the Easter season of the liturgical year. 

As we know from the Gospels, Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the third day following his crucifixion, which would be Sunday. His resurrection marks the triumph of good over evil, sin and death. It is the singular event which proves that those who trust in God and accept Christ will be raised from the dead. 

Since Easter represents the fulfillment of God's promises to mankind, it is the most important holiday on the Christian calendar. 

In the Gospels, the precise details of the Easter narrative vary slightly, but none of these variances are critical to the main story. Despite the variances, the key aspects of the Easter story all match. Above all, they agree that the tomb of Christ was indeed empty, which is the most essential fact. 

Based on direct evidence from the mid-second century, it is believed that Easter was regularly celebrated from the earliest days of the Church. 

The Easter date is movable and always falls on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25. Easter in the Roman Catholic Church is always on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox. 

Following Easter Sunday, the season of Easter begins and lasts for seven weeks, ending with Pentecost. 

? Harmony/Antibullying Day

Last Friday Mini Vinnies invited students to wear a touch of orange to raise awareness of Bullying and to promote harmony in our school.

They also hosted a disco at lunch and sold orange ribbons, raising around $170 for Caritas Project Compassion. This takes our total funds raised to $437.

? Easter Celebrations - Easter Egg Giving

While as a school community we don’t believe it is necessary for students to give each other Easter Eggs, as they often get a number at home, if children are wishing to share Easter eggs with their class members, we ask that this does not occur until Tuesday the 6th of April when the Resurrection has been celebrated. 

If teachers chose to give classes Easter eggs, this will not occur until then. The egg is a symbol of new life, hence why we wait until Easter to hand them out. Thank you.

⛪️ School hosted Parish Mass

Palm Sunday, 28th March

On Palm Sunday (March 28), St Joseph’s hosted the Sunday 9:30am Mass at Sacred Heart Church on Port Road at Hindmarsh. It was lovely to have families come along and join in this celebration with our local parish.

?? St Joseph’s Feast Day Celebrations: Andrew Chinn Concert

On Friday the 19th of March Australian religious songwriter and singer, Andrew Chinn, visited our school to share his songs with our children. It was a fantastic celebration and the students and staff all had a great day.

You can check out his website  where you can listen to some songs,

watch some video clips, and find out a bit more about his music. Andrew’s music is also available on iTunes.

The current edition of the Catholic newspaper put out by the Archdiocese called,’ The Southern Cross,’ is available at; 

From the Principal

Dear Parents and Community Members,

It was wonderful to be with students and families at the parish mass to celebrate Palm Sunday this past weekend.  It was a joyous celebration to commence Holy Week.  You are most welcome to attend Holy Week liturgies this week and join with us to celebrate the most significant time of the Liturgical year. 

As Term 1 draws to a close, I take this opportunity of reflecting on all that has been achieved and am filled with a sense of gratitude.  To students and staff who have worked so hard in their diverse roles to connect with each other and set goals to achieve growth and success! 

Staff News

We farewelled OSHC Director Catherine Appiah, who has been appointed to McAuley Community School and thanked her for her contribution to St Joseph’s for the past 14 months.  I am now in the process of selecting a new Director for OHSC.  The current staff  will continue to care for students.

Year 4 Zoo Excursion

Last week I visited the Year 4 students whilst on a sleepover at the Adelaide Zoo and was overjoyed to hear of their experiences and excitement! It was great to see that the parent volunteers also enjoyed themselves.  Thank you to Michelle, Angela, Jessica, Nimanthi and Shaun who helped make this excursion possible.  Thankyou! Thankyou! Thankyou!

With recent policy changes to staff:student ratios on excursions and to ensure costs are kept to a minimum it is absolutely VITAL to have parents assist with supervision on excursions, sports competitions and carnivals.  Your assistance when possible (we understand that many of you have working commitments) is greatly appreciated.

Highlights from the Year 4 ZooSnooze

Year 4 ZooSnooze Camp

The ZooSnooze Program provided students with opportunities to further collaborate as a cohort in an environment that was conducive to learning and exploration. The student’s experienced activities including live animal close-up encounters, an exciting guided early morning walk, and a night walk after the zoo was closed to the general public. The students had a fantastic time, here are some photos from our camp.

Parents & Friends

School Wishlist

The Parents and Friends are organising a ‘Wish list.”  Teachers and Students are compiling a list of goals/items they'd like to fundraise for! The P & F want to hear from you too!  Please let a member of the P & F, your class representative or send an email to with any suggestions you think need to be considered that would benefit the entire school?

We look forward to hearing from you!

Easter Fundraiser

Please don’t forget to collect your Hot Cross Buns and Lamingtons this Wednesday just before or after the end of day school bell. Parents & Friends will have a trestle table set up out side of the front office, near the flag poles. 

Don’t forget your covid safe check in to enter school grounds and we kindly remind you to practice social distancing. 

Thank you to those who supported the Easter Hot Cross Bun Drive. We are delighted to have sold around 120 packets of goodies! 

For any OSHC families, let Jacki Bishop know and she can ensure your order is safely delivered to OSHC (SMS Jacki on 0409693087)

Save the Dates

Learning Journey

Wednesday 7th April, 4.20pm - 5.45pm

❗️Social distancing MUST be maintained at all times. Up to 8 adults at a time can be in a classroom (based on both parents attending).

? Classrooms will be open from 4:30 – 5:45 pm

? Parents will need to register their attendance in the same way as Sports Day. Click here to RSVP the number of people attending.

Please note individual ‘Learning Conversations’ can not be held as teachers will be in the classroom greeting families.

We would love to see all families attend. The staff and I are excited to have the opportunity of being ‘in community’ again and showcasing the amazing growth and development of each student as we journey together in 2021!

Look forward to seeing many of you.

How does a Learning Journey differ from a Learning Conversation?

Learning Journey’s are an informal opportunity where your child shows you around the classroom, explains what they have been learning, which could include reading the provocations, seeing their work either displayed in the classroom or in their workbooks and to share in their joy of showcasing their growth and development this term!

Learning Journey: Sausage Sizzle

Coming to Learning Journey on Wednesday 7th April? Let P&F cook your family dinner! 

? Slinging snags in bread + cold drinks between 4.45pm and 5.45pm from the school canteen. 

? Can we please ask you to pre order and pay via Qkr! as we will not be cash handling and this also helps us cater for the right amount of demand and eliminate waste. 

Orders are open NOW and will close on Tuesday 6th at 9am. Just look under the P&F tab in Qkr! and give us a shout in the comments if you need help. 

? Snag in bread $2.50 (Onion, sauce and smiles are free) 

? Selection of canned drinks, fruit box & water $2.00

We will have some extra snags and drinks available to purchase on the night (but highly advise you pre order to be sure). Any ‘on the night’ orders will also need to be paid for via Qkr!

?? Kids can play on the playground on this evening, however must be supervised by parents.

Getting to know our Staff

ESO: Catherine Bendys

My name is Catherine Bendys. This is my third year working as a Preschool and Primary ESO at St Joseph's. It is wonderful having a job in which I can support students to achieve their goals. Of particular interest to me is discovering the way in which each child learns best and finding out what they are passionate about.My interests include camping, hiking, and surrounding myself in nature. I love the beach and discovering the many beautiful places within the Australian outback. Music has always been an important part of my life. I play the flute in the West Torrens Concert Band and now have the pleasure of watching my two boys also develop a love of music and performance on their chosen instruments. When I need some 'me' time I love to read a good novel and be transported to a different time and place. I look forward to meeting more students and their families as my journey within the St Joseph's community continues.

Teacher: Therese Slattery

I like to go to Port Power matches, read (especially Harry Potter), I love teaching Receptions because I get to see so much growth in children over the course of the year, I am from a huge family (one of eight siblings- we have a family dinner every Friday night all together which we call 'survivor night' because back in the day before anyone had kids, we used to watch American Survivor. I grew up on a farm near Crystal Brook.

?‍♂️ Swimming Carnival ?‍♀️

On the 1st March, nine students from Year 3-6 represented our school at the SACPSSA Swimming Carnival. Well done Nayia, Monique, Mila, Grace, Savva, Laurence, Morrissey, Harry and Sebastian. Special congratulations to Harry Clinch who won Age Champion for Year 4. Awesome effort everyone!

? Congratulations Harry! ?

Year 2/3 Netball

Congratulations to our Yr 2/3 Netball Team who have had a GREAT start to school Netball this term! The girls are improving each week and said “It’s SO FUN!”

Thanks to coach Nicolle for your continued efforts! Great job team!

Congratulations Chace & Archie! ?

⚾️ Chace was successful in winning the Woodville District Baseball Club Batting Award for U11's.

⚾️ Archie was successful in winning the Woodville District Baseball ClubMVP award for U11's  and the Tony Harris Most Promising Junior Club Award.

? Archie was successful in winning the Minor League South MVP Medal with 32 votes. He went to a presentation at West Beach where they did the top 10 MVP count for each age group.

School News

Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs

Each year, millions of bread tags end up in landfill – but a concept out of South Africa has inspired an Adelaide charity to collect and recycle them, with the money gained helping the disabled. 

The year 4C class has started collecting bread tags for the organisation and is asking for your support.

Can you please gather and send in your bread tags with your child.

For more information on this charity, please click on the link below:

What an amazing effort that Ava has put into supporting the BREAD TAG Initiative of the Year 4 Class. She has gone above and beyond to support and think about making a difference for others. Just to put your mind at rest Ava and her family have not eaten all of the bread that has contributed to this “haul” of tags! She has enlisted the support of her extended family, her neighbours, her street and her Church community. THANK YOU AVA AND HER FAMILY FOR THEIR GREAT AND CONTINUING EFFORTS ?

On behalf of all the students in the 4C class, we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Ava and all who have helped collect hundreds of bread tags for the charity we are involved in this year, ‘Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs’. For more information on this charity, please click on the link below 

Please continue to COLLECT AND BRING IN YOUR BREAD TAGS. From Mrs Carter and the 4C class.

Year 6 SACPSSA Leaders Day

Yesterday our Year 6 student leaders participated SACPSSA Leaders Day to develop leadership skills, promote effective student leadership to support physical activity and provide strategies to promote effective leadership programs in schools. They participated in many games and reflected upon how they can impact the community of St Joseph's Hindmarsh. 


School Fees

Term 1 school fee statements have been sent out via the post (individual invoices are not issued).  The due date for payment of Term 1 fees is Wednesday 31st March.  Please refer to the 2021 School Fee structure information available on the school website for payment amounts.  

Existing direct debits have been adjusted in accordance with the fee structure.  If you wish to pay your account via regular deduction, forms are available on the website or from the Front Office.  To calculate the amount payable per deduction divide the amount owing on your statement by the relevant number of deductions (i.e. weeks, fortnights, months, terms) remaining for the year. 

School Card Approved Lower Income Fee discounts will not be applied to accounts without a completed School Card Application form (available on the school website or from the Front Office) and after approval from the Department of Education has been granted.  Forms are due urgently so we can submit our applications.  The approval process takes several weeks and accounts may not be adjusted until late in Term 2.

Please contact our Bursar, Karyn Burlow at  if you have any questions regarding your school fees.

School Uniform

Please note the winter uniform is to be worn in Term 2 and 3. 

  • Sports jackets are to be worn with the sports uniform.
  • The wool jumper is to be worn with the school uniform.
  • Predominantly white sneakers are to be worn with Sports Uniform.
  • Black shoes are to be worn with the school uniform. 

Please refer to the image of our school uniform.

Do you want to Volunteer in the School?

Volunteers are truly valued at St Joseph's.

All Volunteers are required to hold:

  1. a valid and current Working with Children's Check (WWCC). This is at no cost to the Volunteer.
  2. CESA Volunteer Application documentation
  3. to complete the Responding to Abuse and Neglect: Education and Care (RAN-EC) online for volunteers. Please use the following link:
    The school also runs a face-to-face training course. Our next workshop will be on Tuesday 13th May at 9.00am in the Staff Room.

Student Safety at St Joseph's

3-point Turn

It is pleasing to see so many children and families using the crossing to walk safely across the street.  It is concerning to see parents and carers continuing to perform ‘u turns‘ or ‘3 point turns’ so close to the crossing.  Please DO NOT undertake ‘3 point’ turns or ‘U’ turns near the kiss and drop area.  Please note that council infringement officers will be patrolling the area regularly and infringement notices will be issued when vehicles are not following the rules.

Fines have been issued to parents who have not remained in their vehicles.

COVID Update

Personal hygiene and the hygiene standards in our school are critical to reducing the risk of infection.

All children and staff will need to continue to:

    • wash their hands regularly, particularly after using the toilet and before eating
    • avoid spreading infections to others by staying home if they are unwell
    • cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue

SA Health encourages parents to provide children with their own personal, labelled and named drink water bottles. These can then be refilled at the drink fountains or water taps, rather than children drinking directly from the taps.

Parents will need to maintain social distancing when in the school yard or in classrooms. This is subject to change as we follow SA Health regulations.

Fruit Fly: Restrictions

We are in the Red Zone

Much of metropolitan Adelaide and some areas of the Riverland are currently in fruit fly outbreak or suspension areas.

To help South Australia fight fruit fly becoming an established pest, the following movement restrictions apply until at least Thursday 15 April 2021.

If you live in an outbreak or suspension area to Fruit and fruiting vegetables that can be infected by fruit fly (visit must not be packed into lunch boxes or otherwise moved around while restrictions are in place.

You must keep your fresh home-grown fruit or fruiting vegetables on your property. You can eat, cook or preserve your own home-grown produce.

Shop-bought fruit and fruiting vegetables that can be infected by fruit fly must be kept secure when taken home – this means in a sealed bag or container – and it must then be consumed at home.

What fruit and fruiting vegetables can be infected by fruit fly?
You can view the complete list of what you must not pack into lunch boxes at

What fruit or fruiting vegetables can I pack in lunchboxes as an alternative?
Fresh alternatives include  pineapple, melons ( watermelon, rockmelon, and honeydew),  cucumber,  carrots, lettuce,  broccoli, celery, mushrooms, and asparagus.

Other options include cooked fruit, processed fruit (such as fruit straps), fruit puree, canned fruit or frozen fruit.If parents have any queries as to which fruit or fruiting vegetable are affected, please visit:

Learn more about the Fruit Fly Outbreak


?? Incursion: Bugs & Slugs ??

Last week we welcomed Kristen and James from Bugs N Slugs (Conservation Education Services). The children were entomologists as they explored bugs such as snails, beetles, spiders, stick insects, caterpillars and a scorpion. The children shared their current interests and knowledge of lady bugs and other creatures with Kristen as she talked with them about the world of invertebrate animals.

Bugs & Slugs Learning Reflections

The children have continued to extend their Bugs N Slugs learning and knowledge in a variety of ways. Their art work has been displayed and they are reading books and playing with bug collections that they are sorting into groups.

Enrolment into Preschool & Reception 2022

Please let your family and neighbours know that we are able to offer a few places currently in Term 3 this year for Preschool and School.

Maria D’Aloia, our Principal is now conducting interviews for 

  • Preschool Term One and Three for 2022 
  • Reception Term One and Three for 2023

If you have a child or have a relative or neighbour who will commence in these years and you have not enrolled, please contact the school office to organise an interview.

Have you booked your child into OSHC for these Upcoming dates?

Pupil Free Day: THIS Thursday 1st April

A Full Day Session is being offered to families.

  • Cost: $50.00 per child
  • Session will run from 7.30 am - 6.00pm
  • A non-refundable $10.00 booking fee per child is required
  • Bookings to be returned by Wednesday 24th March
  • The $10.00 booking fee comes off your account for the day
  • Session includes lunch, morning and afternoon snacks

Pupil Free Day: Tuesday 27th April

A Full Day Session is being offered to families.

  • Cost: $50.00 per child
  • Session will run from 7.30 am - 6.00pm
  • A non-refundable $10.00 booking fee per child is required
  • Bookings to be returned by Wednesday 21st April
  • The $10.00 booking fee comes off your account for the day
  • Session includes lunch, morning and afternoon snacks

Vacation Care: April School Holidays

OSHC is not taking bookings for their upcoming Vacation Care for these April Holidays.

Book in early to secure a place, spaces fill fast!

Vacation Care Program - April 2021

There are so many exciting things happening at Vacation Care these holidays! Book in now to secure your place!

Parish Bulletin

Parenting Insights

Article: Managing anxiety before it becomes a problem

Childhood anxiety left unmanaged will almost certainly re emerge, highlighting the importance of early detection and management of anxiety. Parents, as first responders, play an important role by minimising the impact of stressful moments before they lead to full-blown anxiety. Here's how you can help.
This article will show parents and teachers how to promote critical friendship skills in children and explore what to do when friendship problems occur.

The Federation of Catholic School Parent Communities SA Presents

March Webinars for Parents and Educators

Webinar: Students who shut down and disengage - What do I do?

Webinar: Children and young people who shut down and avoid talking - What do I do?

Presented by the LBI Foundation in Partnership with the Federation of Catholic School Parent Communities

Ms Kylie Agnew
Registered Psychologist and Teacher

Dr Ivan Raymond
Clinical Psychologist, PhD

Credit Union SA's School Community Rewards Program

Did you know St Joseph’s School Hindmarsh has been part of Credit Union SA’s School Community Rewards program since 2018?
The program brings a direct financial benefit to our school and is available for you to participate in at any time.

Who is Credit Union SA?
Credit Union SA is South Australia's third largest credit union, with over 50,000 members, and unlike the major banks, Credit Union SA’s profits go back to their members and the communities they live in.

How does School Community Rewards work?
 The School Community Rewards program allows you to nominate our school to receive a financial benefit for every product you have with Credit Union SA. So every home loan, car loan, insurance or savings account held by you will generate an ongoing annual benefit for our school.

You’ll get the benefits of Credit Union SA’s great rates and products, while also raising funds for our school without having to donate your time or money!

How will it help our school?
Funds generated through the School Community Rewards program will help us develop and upgrade our facilities, allowing us to further create a fantastic learning environment for all students. 
We have already raised over $2,000 through the program.  We are using this money towards the school grounds redevelopment. So just imagine what we could achieve with greater involvement from our School community.

Where can I find more information?
To find out more about how School Community Rewards benefits our school please talk to our School Community Rewards representative, Lucy Brooks on 0428 787 230.


All members of the school community must consider their own circumstances and obtain their own advice before joining School Community Rewards. The school takes no responsibility for any advice or product offered by Credit Union SA Ltd. This information is general in nature and does not take into account your own personal circumstances. It is important for you to consider the terms and conditions or Product Disclosure Statement before acquiring any of our products or services to help you decide whether they are suitable for you. Conditions and fees apply. Lending criteria apply to all.

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