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26th February 2016                   Term 1, Week 5            

Welcome reader:

Year 7 families are reminded that we are holding a meet & greet evening on Monday 29th February. Interviews are for 5mins and can be made through the following link using the event code: znbvuBookings strictly close at 10.00am on Monday.

Years 8 -12 Parent Teacher interviews will be held over two evenings; students with surnames starting with A-K Monday 7th March and L-Z Monday 21st March. Bookings for these interviews open on Monday 29th February. For booking code and further details please see the article in this newsletter. 

All parents are encouraged to attend the interviews if possible, in order to strengthen the partnership so necessary for an effective education for our students.

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Dates to Remember

Term 1, Week 6 2016 MONDAY, 29th February (Day 6) - Year 7 Parent/Teacher Meet & Greet 4.00pm-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, 1st March (Day 7) - SAPSS Concert Band in PAC 7.30am–8.45am Homework Hub in Library 3.15pm-5.00pm WEDNESDAY, 2nd March (Day …

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Bignell, Benjamin

Principal's Message 

The St Joseph's Regional College community would like to offer their heartfelt sympathy to the family of Ben Bignell who tragically passed away last Friday evening. Ben was a former student of St Joseph's Regional College and Newman Senior Technical College. May he rest in peace.  

Thank you My sincere thanks to Mrs Cath Eichmann for her tremendous work …

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Assistant Principal- Pastoral Message 

GOALS 2016 Every five years the College undergoes a comprehensive review to assist in planning the Strategic Direction and Plan for the College for the next five years. This review will take place throughout 2016 and we will be inviting all stakeholders - parents, students and staff to participate. In addition every year the College staff spend a significant amount …

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Back to School meet and greet

Assistant Principal- Curriculum 

Year 7 Parent-Teacher Meet and Greet Evening

On Monday, 29th February the College will be holding the annual Year 7 Parent-Teacher Meet and Greet Evening from 4.00pm – 7.00pm. This night provides parents the opportunity to have a five minute meeting with each of their child's teachers, as well as have a BBQ dinner with other staff and parents. Students …

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Message from St Agnes' Parish

St Agnes’ Parish Secondary Schools Parents’ Consultative Committee

The role of the St Agnes’ Parish Secondary Schools Parents’ Consultative Committee (SAPSS PCC) is to operate as a collaborative partnership between the SAPSS Leadership Team, Parent Assembly and Parent Representatives, which includes, but is not restricted to activities such as: • to affirm, support and validate ideas, policies and initiatives; • to …     Read more.

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News from the Parent Assembly 

On behalf of Parent Assembly, we would like to say a very big THANK YOU to those parents who were able to join us for our Cyber Safety & Digital Citizenship presentation at MacKillop College on Monday night and at the “Raising Resilient Children” workshop at St Peter’s Primary School on Thursday night. Your attendance at these presentations is greatly …

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Parent teacher interiviews

Year 8 - 12 Parent - Teacher Night Semester One 2016

Year 8-12 Parent-Teacher Interviews will be held over two nights, both from 4.00pm – 7.00pm on:   Monday, 7th March surnames A - K only Monday, 21st March for surnames L - Z only    N.B. bookings for A-K will close on Monday 7th March at 10.00am (you may still book for L-Z after this time) Whilst we encourage families …

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Immunisation Clinic - 15th March 2016

A Parent Information Kit has been sent home with students. 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 are to be returned to …

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News from the Leader of Literacy 

The 4E’s and PEEL

St Joseph’s Regional College is continuing its focus on literacy in 2016. This focus is whole school and means that the way teachers are talking about improving writing will be the same in every class and in every subject. Two ways in which teachers will be talking about writing are through the use of two acronyms …    Read more.

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. We will be hosting an information evening on Wednesday 6th March at  St Joseph's Regional College starting at 6.00pm until 7.00pm Please see the image to view further information about the planned Europe Study Tour taking place in January 2017.        Read more.

NZ Music Tour

New Zealand Music Tour

The New Zealand Music Tour is fast approaching, your attention to the below is appreciated. First instalment of $800 is due next Monday 29th February. If the travel insurance documents have not been returned by next Friday, March 5th, we will presume that you do not wish to take advantage of the group discount. Can you please let me know ASAP …    

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T1 W5 Sydney Writers Festival

Creative Designers / Artists Required

Would you like to be an enduring part of an exciting new initiative planned for Port Macquarie in 2017? A small but passionate group of Teacher Librarians, including Mrs Bale, and Mrs Penson from MacKillop College, is in the process of planning a Literary Festival aimed at young people, to take place across 25-26 May 2017. It is hoped this …        Read more.

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Library News 

In the Library last week: On Friday, Library Lovers’ Day was celebrated, and two lucky readers were the winners of our Library Lovers Competition – Congratulations Chloe Howarth and Jorgieah Perry. This coincided with our regular Old School Friday routine, and the Library was buzzing with interested students borrowing books, using the typewriter, playing Chess and Scrabble etc. Significant Literary …

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Careers News 

Alumni Report This week, our Alumni Report is of Kirrilly Cutler, Class of 2011. Kirrilly is currently teaching in the Faculty of Business at Griffith University. I graduated from St Joseph’s Regional College in 2011. I always intended to relocate to Queensland after school ended so I had been aiming to achieve an ATAR that would guarantee me entry …        Read more.

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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 SJRC Swimming Squad Announcement

2016 SJRC Swimming Squad Announcement

Congratulations to students who have made the SJRC Swimming Squad - link below. For each event, we are allowed to enter 2 competitors.  The spreadsheet below can be filtered any way you like so that times can be compared.  At the top is the event and how they were split.  Age Groups are: 12s, 13s, 14s, 15s, 16s, 17+. Some …

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