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5th February 2016                   Term 1, Week 3            

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Dates to Remember

MONDAY, 8th February(Day 1) New Zealand Band Tour Fundraising Meeting 6.00pm in PAC Flute/Clarinet Ensemble 8.00am–8.45am Percussion Ensemble 8.00am–8.45am Senior Jazz Band 3.30pm–4.30pm Saxophone Ensemble 4.30pm–5.30pm Homework Hub in  …        Read more.

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Principal's Message 

Welcome to our New College Chaplain, Fr Roland Agrisola.

This week Fr Roland spoke to St Joseph’s Regional staff about the Year of Mercy. The 2016 Jubilee Year of Mercy is a time where Pope Francis implores us to be attentive to God’s loving ways. Pope Francis also encourages us to be “Merciful like the Father.” Fr Roland explained that …     Read more about new & returning staff to SJRC.

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Welcome Year 7 and New Students in Years 8-12

A very warm welcome to the newest students of St Joseph’s Regional College. Thank you to our Leader of Pastoral Care- Year 7 Mrs Kellie Croft for your coordination of a wonderful day.  

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HSC High Achievers Assembly

Last Tuesday at our High Achievers assembly, we were very fortunate to be able to acknowledge the academic achievements of students who achieved an ATAR above 90 in the 2015 HSC. Some of the ex-students presented their HSC experiences and shared helpful hints which contributed to their success., some of which are listed below. Find a way of organising your notes …

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Assistant Principal- Curriculum 2016 

YEAR 11 INFORMATION NIGHT On Monday 15th February, we will conduct an information evening for parents of Year 11 students. All students will receive a letter and a copy will be emailed to parents giving full details of the evening. It will be held in the College Hall and commences at 6.00pm sharp. All parents of Year 11 students are …

Read more about Year 7 Parent / Teacher Meet & Greet Evening.


Message from our Assistant Principal- Pastoral Care

Welcome back to the 2016 school year. We look forward to working wtih students and parents throughout the year. Below are some reminders to ensure your son\daughter has a smooth, trouble free year where their learning and personal development is maximised.

Attendance - Research shows that even one day off can be detrimental to student learning. Whilst we realise sickness and …

Read more about Early departure from the College, Students sick procedure and mobile phone usage.

Real Schools Restorative Practices- Exciting Partnership

We would like to invite parents to be a part of this wonderful partnership. Parents have the opportunity to learn the same strategies teachers are using and to gain a greater understanding of the approach teachers will be using with your sons and daughters. Come along and gain some valuable tips in raising sons and daughters to be caring young …

Read more about Monday 22nd February Staff Development Day (Pupil Free Day) and view a video about Real School Information evening on Tuesday 23rd February.......

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Message from the Parish


I would just like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a great start to the year. It is a privilege to work in Catholic education for St Agnes’ Parish. My role is to coordinate the educational endeavour of the Parish to ensure that our six schools are all working together to achieve …

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News from the Leader of Catechesis

On Friday 12th February we will gather together as a College Faith Community to celebrate the beginning of a new College year at our Inaugural Mass 2016. The Mass will take place at 9.30am in the College Hall We will also at this time welcome our new College Chaplain - Fr Roland.  Parents are warmly invited to join with us …   Read more.

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Year 8 Science - Spaghetti Towers

Year 8 Science students hit the ground running in their first week back when they were challenged to build a spaghetti tower. Despite the challenge being an example of an "unfair test" (the boys had less spaghetti) they came away with the victory and a reminder that, when designing their own experiments, to always keep it a fair test! Mr …

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News from the Leader of Co-Curricular Music

MUSIC NOTES: All Instrumental lessons and Ensembles begin next week. Please note the Rehearsal Schedule below. INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES REHEARSAL SCHEDULE MONDAY Flute/Clarinet Ensemble 8.00am – 8.45am MP 1 Percussion Ensemble …    Read more.


Library News 

The Library in 2016. Welcome to all new students in 2016. On Monday, all Year 7 students attended a short information session in the Library where they were introduced to the idea of the Library, its staff, opening hours, its organisation, and some of the many programs and initiatives which take place every year. We welcome all comers, and hope …

Read more about the SJRC Book Club, and a Literary Personality.

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Careers News 2016 

UPCOMING DATES Next Thursday February 11, all Year 12 students will attend the Regional University Roadshow in the PAC. This annual event is presented by representatives from Southern Cross University, University of New England, and Charles Sturt University. Students are given generic information about tertiary studies, applications, financial costs and opportunities, living away from home, courses and careers. Alumni This …

Read more about our featured Alumni student Brielle Picking.

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College Counsellor

Welcome back to students from 2015 and a very warm welcome to all the new students to our College. I am pleased to let you know, I am now available at the College from Monday to Friday during school hours. If either parents or students would like to meet with me, you may do so by contacting the lovely front …           Read more.


Student Lockers

Lockers have been allocated to Year Seven, Eleven and Twelve students who have requested one. Locker hire for the year is $20.00, which will be billed to your account once your child has been allocated a locker. This fee includes locker hire & use of the lock for the school year. Allocation of lockers to Years 8-10 will take place …

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Medical Alerts

Please be mindful of informing the College of any diagnosis or change in medical condition for your child so that College plans and records are current and accurate. This is especially important for those students with Asthma, Anaphylazis, Diabetes and other medical illnesses. Students who may suffer from serious medical conditions, the College keeps a record …    Read more.


2015 College Yearbook - Order now

The Yearbook is a great historic record of the 2015 school year. This year for the first time, the Yearbook is specifically about our College. It does, however, include a special common section which includes events and information about all Parish secondary schools. Students in Year 7 will receive their copy of the Yearbook in the coming weeks, this cost has …

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Year 7 Family BBQ

The Parent Group at St Joseph’s Regional College have been working hard to put in place some social gatherings to continue to encourage our parent and family networks within our schools. These are important for - welcoming new families to the College, meeting new friends and supporting our families in challenging times. Our first event for 2016 is our Year 7 …

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Homework Hub

Homework Hub

The “Homework Hub” was established to provide students with a chance to complete set work and study away from the distractions that can occur at home. All students who attend the Homework Hub must sign-in at the Library by 3.30pm. It takes place in the library on the following times: Monday and Wednesday:  3.15pm to 4.30pm Tuesday and Thursday:  3.15pm …

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2016 Year 9 & 10 Sport Elective Choices

2016 Year 9 & 10 Sport Elective Choices

Term 1 sport electives options have now been finalised and are listed below.  Year 9 & 10 will be making their choices during sport next week.  Please ensure options have been discussed with parents and friends before making your selection.  Both Year nine and ten electives run for six weeks.  Cost is listed next to the sport. Year 9 & …

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