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4th March 2016                   Term 1, Week 6            

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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 can be made through the following link: using the event code: uzm8v 

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Dates to Remember

MONDAY, 7th March (Day 1)  - Year 8-12 Parent/Teacher Night A-K 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, 8th March (Day 2) - Year 10 Bell Shakespeare Performance in PAC Period 1 & 2 SAPSS Concert Band in PAC 7.30am–8.45am …

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Principal's Message

Celebrating the Pioneers of HSC Dance at the College

This week I had the pleasure of being invited to Ms Sophie Priddis’ Year 11 Dance class, comprising Mackenzie Dobson, Georgia Chaplin, Grace Dixon, Emily Nardella and Shenae Johnson. What a creative, courageous and joyful group of young ladies who will lead St Joseph’s Regional College’s journey into HSC Dance. As an aside …

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Junior Pastoral Care Leadership 2016

This week at our College Assembly, 72 Junior PC Leaders were announced and acknowledged. As our College grows in size it was identified as a College goal to improve student leadership opportunities. Opportunities for leadership are abundant at St Joseph's Regional College and we have many capable fine young people. Having a student voice in the junior years is also …

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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 – 7.30pm on: Monday, 7th March surnames A - K and Monday, 21st March for surnames L - Z.  Bookings open on Monday 29th February at 9.30am  N.B. bookings for A-K will close on Monday 7th March at 10.00am (you may still book for L-Z after …

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Earth & Environmental Science

Year 12 Earth and Environmental Science students travelled to Sydney last week to experience hands-on activities at some of Australia's top institutions. The students started with a tour of the Geosciences Building at the University of Sydney, meeting Phd students, learning of future research careers and having the opportunity to use the undergraduate geology microscopes and observe many interesting rocks …

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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 9th March at  St Joseph's Regional College starting at 6.00pm until 7.00pm   …

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History Club

History Club- Year 7 starts Wednesday 16th March 

The History Club is an extra-curricular activity offered to Year 7 students who would like to learn more about history and get involved in making historical models. Our current project is painting and making a 1/32 scale Roman Bireme ship with 63 crewmen and over 600 parts. (see picture). It cost nothing to join History club, all paint, brushes and …

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Year 9 HSIE Excursion- Canberra

Plans for the annual Year 9 HSIE excursion to Canberra are well underway. The dates for the excursion are 27th -30th June (Term 2 Week 10). Students have received an information and permission note which is to be returned to the College office by Monday 21st March. If this note has been misplaced you may collect another from the College …

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Library News 

Summer Reading Club Congratulations to Chloe Howarth who particiapted in Port Macquarie-Hastings Library’s Summer Reading Club over the recent holiday period. Here is Chloe with her friend Phoebe Bentley unpacking her winning prizes from that campaign. Well done Chloe!     In the Library last week: On Friday, Our SJRC Library Book Club met for the first time. As you can …

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Careers News

The Job Guide For many years, the Job Guide has been a go-to resource for careers advisers, students and parents, being available in print and digital format. Funding for this resource ceased in 2015, but a team has been exploring ways to continue to deliver the information in an accessible, user-friendly way. Our College careers website now has access to …

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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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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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Calling all Creative Designers- $200 is up for grabs!

We need your help! Click the image below to find out how you can be apart of this exciting opportunity.

Year 7 Family BBQ

Year 7 Family BBQ - Friday 18th March

Come join us at the Year 7 Family Gathering. 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. …

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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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