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12th February 2016                   Term 1, Week 3            

Welcome reader:

Good luck to all students at the SJRC swimming carnival on Tuesday 16th February. This is a compulsory school day and all students are expected to attend. Students who are being dropped off or picked up from Port Macquarie pool should've already inform their PC teacher of this, if not please do so today. Students are to wear their sports uniform to and from the College and then change into their support gear once at school.

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Dates to Remember

What's on in Term 1, Week 4 2016

MONDAY, 15th February (Day 6)     - Year 11 Information Night in College Hall - 6.00pm 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 Library 3.15pm-4.30pm TUESDAY, 16th February (Day 7) - Swimming carnival at Port Macquarie Pool SAPSS Concert Band in PAC …      Read more.

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Principal's Message

Golf Balls, Straws and Electrical Tape This week I had the pleasure of visiting Mr Damien Kelly and Mr Daniel O’Mullane’s PDHPE and Science Year 8 classes who were commencing their Project Based Learning unit. As a warm-up students organised themselves into teams and were instructed to build a structure out of straws and electrical tape to suspend a golf …

Read more about the new Project Based Learning program.


Assistant Principal- Curriculum  

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.

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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Cyber Safety / Digital Citizenship Parent Presentation 22nd February 2016

Parents and Carers are invited to attend the Cyber Safety / Digital Citizenship Parent Presentation at MacKillop College (Ocean Drive) at 6.30pm on Monday 22nd February 2016. Follow this link to view further information Cyber Safety Digital Citizenship Parent Presentation      

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Lenten Penance 2016 Bishop Jarrett

Message from Most Revd Geoffrey Jarrett DD. Bishop of Lismore

Please click the image to view Bishop Jarrett Lenten Penance 2016 message.  

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News from the Leaders of Catechesis and School Evangelisation

The Season of Lent Earlier this week we had the opportunity to celebrate and reflect upon the beginning of the Season of Lent. As a lead-up, students in Years 8-10 have revisited the meanings of this preparation journey to Easter in their Religious Education classroom. For our new Year 7 students they may have learning about this key liturgical event …

Read more about Ash Wednesday and Shrove Tuesday.


Reporting of Special Days 2016- Attendance

The 2016 half-yearly reports for all students in Year 7-12 will now have attendance at special events such as Masses, Feast Days, Retreats, Camps and Sporting Carnivals recorded on their report. The report will simply indicate if they were in attendance on these days irrespective of sickness, leave etc. If you would like further explanation of this new reporting initiative, please contact …   Read more.

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New Dance Studio at SJRC

A new addition this year at St Joseph's Regional College is a brand new Dance Studio. The space has been built in the Creative Arts building to enhance the learning of students who have selected to study Dance in Years 9 and 11. The course is a new subject offered at the College. Students can also use the space for yoga …   Read more.

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HSC Science Subjects

All HSC students that are studying a Science course have the opportunity to purchase Past Papers with Solutions book to help with study and preparation for the upcoming HSC exams. Students can order their Past Papers book by logging into Moodle and completing the Google Form that is available via the link at the front of each Science Moodle course. The …   Read more.

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Earth in Science

Year 9 are learning about the Earth in Science - modelling underwater volcanoes by making their own (miniature) eruption.

Mr Daniel O'Mullane Teacher of Science.

Europe Study Tour Jan 2017 - Expressions of Interest

Europe Study Tour - January 2017

For Year 11 & 12 and selected Year 10 students of Ancient History, Modern History, French and Studies of Religion. Please see the image to view further information about the planned Europe Study Tour taking place in January 2017. ..... Read more.


Apple Charger Recall

Some of you may be aware of this already. Apple has recalled certain models of chargers worldwide. Please see the link below. Can you please take your charger to any Apple supplier in town - Leading Edge, Harvey Norman, JB HiFi, Office Works etc. They will exchange the charger free of charge for you.... good way to get rid …   Read more.

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Library News 

SJRC Library Book Club A new initiative in 2016 will be the formation of the SJRC Library Book Club. I have begun the process of speaking to English classes (8-10), and Year 7 classes about this initiative and hope to hold our first meeting in Week 5. Participants will be asked to write a short review of their chosen novel, …

Read more about Mindfulness, Old School Friday, E-Collections & lots more.

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Careers News 

Regional Universities Roadshow This week, all Year 12 students attended the Regional Universities Roadshow. This annual event is an excellent opportunity for our students to hear from representatives from three of our smaller universities - Charles Sturt University, Southern Cross University and The University of New England. Information about courses and careers, the university application process, alternative entry schemes, …

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Music Notes

Guitar Ensemble will begin on Monday in Period 6. Don't forget to return your note, as you can not join without your parents permission. There will be a meeting at lunchtime in C1, for any students who would like music lessons this year in the following instruments: Bass guitar, guitar, piano, drums. flute. clarinet, saxophone. trumpet. trombone, baritone and also …

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Immunisation Clinics 2016

A Parent Information Kit will be sent home with students in the coming weeks. The kit contains information about the vaccine and the disease that it protects against as well as a consent form. NO VACCINATIONS WILL BE ADMINISTERED TO STUDENTS WITHOUT A SIGNED CONSENT FORM, VERBAL CONSENT IS NOT SUFFICIENT  YEAR 7- Signed consent forms …     Read more.

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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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Message from the Parish - Invite to The Francis Retreat Blessing

Dear Parents and Carers, Please join us for the Blessing and Opening of The Francis Retreat on Saturday, 27th February 2016 at 11.00am. Further information is available in the invitation below. John McQueen Coordinating Executive Officer Parish Education St Agnes' Parish 49 Hay Street, Port Macquarie NSW 2444 T 02 6588 7444 | F 02 65887440

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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 …

Read more about how you can make the night a success.

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 SJRC Swimming Carnival Information

2016 SJRC Swimming Carnival Information

Our annual SJRC Swimming Carnival is being held next Tuesday at Port Macquarie Olympic Pool.  This is a compulsory day for all students and attendance will be marked on this years report.   There are four main events swum on the day - freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly.  Students have a choice of swimming these races in the 50m or …

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