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11th March 2016                   Term 1, Week 7            

Welcome reader:

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A few important reminders for the coming weeks:

Year 7 Immunisation- Please ensure students bring their consent form on Tuesday 15th March, verbal permission is not permitted.

Year 7 Family BBQ gathering is on Friday 18th March please submit your RSVP online asap at

Years 8 -12 Parent Teacher Interviews Monday 21st March. Bookings can be made through the following link: using the event code: uzm8v 

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Dates to Remember

MONDAY, 14th March (Day 6) - Year 10 Retreat 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, 15th March (Day 7) - Year 7/8 Immunisation Day Year 10 Retreat Diocesan Open/15s Rugby League at Woodlawn Diocesan Open Boys girls Football at …

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Principal's Message 

Visual Arts Classroom Visit This week I also had the pleasure of visiting Mrs May’s Year 7 Art class. The students taught me some valuable lessons about the colour spectrum, and more importantly, the logic behind choosing the colours of our two new houses at St Joseph’s Regional College. When I asked to explain how the colours came about, the …

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Dedication of the New Altar Lismore Collage

News from the Leaders of Catechesis and School Evangelisation 

Dedication of the New Altar at Lismore Cathedral On Monday, 22nd February, four students travelled to Lismore to represent our College at this significant event in the diocese. Over the past five years, the St Carthage’s Cathedral has undergone extensive restoration and a new altar installed. The Rite of Dedication takes place during the first time the altar is used …

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Attendance -SMS Student Absence

Starting Week 9 Term 1, parents of Year 7 - 12 students will receive a text message if their child is absent without approved leave. Parents of students who have been marked absent, and who have not previously advised the College of their child's absence, will receive an SMS by approximately 10.00am. Parents are encouraged to respond to this SMS …

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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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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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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 (CLOSED) and Monday, 21st March for surnames L - Z - (BOOKINGS ARE OPEN until 10.00am on Monday 21st March) Whilst we encourage families to book on the correct night, if you are unavailable on your set …

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T1W7 Humans of SJRC Damian Kelly

Library News 

Humans of SJRC Library Some of you may know of the “Humans of New York” project… it has received much acclaim for its visual and textual portrayal of real people with real lives. St Joseph’s Regional College Library has its own project for 2016 – “Humans of SJRC Library”. The insights that its subjects give are book and library-related, rather …

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Careers News 

Alumni This week’s alumni story is that of Andrew Newbound. Andrew was our College Captain and graduated with Year 12 in the Class of 2013. Hi, I’m Andrew Newbound, I graduated from St Joseph’s Regional College in 2013, and currently I am in my third year of Actuarial Studies (with a major in Business Economics) at UNSW Australia in Sydney. Actuaries …

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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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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.

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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Northern NSWCCC Golf Results

Northern NSWCCC Golf Results

Yesterday, Madeline Laws-Farrell traveled to Tuncurry to compete in the Northern NSWCCC golf selection trials.  She competed extremely well, bringing home the silver medal in the open girls division.  Congratulation Madeline. Score Sheet

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