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7th August 2015                                    Term 3, Week 4             

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Principal's Awards

Congratulations to the following students who received a Principal's Award at this week's assembly.

Steffani AdamsWilliam JacksonMichelle Shoobert
Fletcher AldousJamie KingNicole Strumolo
Lachlan CamilleriCourteney McMillanJacob Templeman
Zachary DorahyRhyannon PottsCaelan Walker
Brendan FullerCassandra RoelandtsRachel Walton
Rebecca HazellCody RogersEmily White

'Upbeat' Festival

Planning for SJRC 'Upbeat' festival is well underway and PC groups have been busy organising their stalls. At this week's assembly Miranda Cropper and Gus McPhail of PC O9 presented students and staff with their groups idea of having a Recycle Clothing store. Donations of good quality 2nd hand clothing is wanted and can be dropped off at the College office.

Plenty of fun activities for everyone.... Bands, photo booths, flash mobs, food stalls, recycle clothing store and colour run to name a few.

Also, a reminder for students to return their yellow envelopes to the office by next Wednesday, 12th August. 

Jim Dempsey, College Principal

Parent teacher interiviews

Semester 2- Parent-Teacher Interviews,

Monday 17th August 2015 for Years 7, 8, 9 & 11


St Joseph’s Regional College will hold Parent-Teacher Interviews on Monday 17th August from 4.00pm - 7.30pm in the College Hall. These interviews provide an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress since the issuing of their Half-Yearly Report. Parents may also book interviews for Year 11 students with subject teachers (if required). A reminder that Year 11 students …

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Yr11 StudySkillsDay (1)

Assistant Principal- Curriculum 

Year 11 Study Skills Seminars Last week our Year 11 students participated in 2 study skills sessions run by Elevate Education, a business based in Sydney. The sessions covered introductory concepts and skills on studying more effectively, as well as efficient time management. The sessions were well received by students, and the staff who attended the sessions all agreed on …

Read more. ..... Yr11 2016 Subject Selections

St Mary of the Cross

News from the Leader of Catechesis and School Evangelisation

St Mary MacKIllop Feast Day        8th August         St Mary of the Cross

As we celebrate the Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross, it is appropriate for us to take a moment to reflect upon what it is that we are celebrating. Mary is well known for her concern for and work …

Read more. .... about Vinnies Sleep Out and Lucy Monoghan & Macy McCarron who represented the Colllege.

sponsorship opportunities 2

Major Awards & Prize Giving Sponsorship needed

Each year St Joseph’s Regional College holds an end-of-year Major Award Ceremony to recognise student achievement in a variety of academic, sporting and cultural areas. Without the support of sponsorship from our local community the cost of this day would render it impossible. On behalf of the College, I would like to extend an invitation to you, to become a …

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ACARA data collection

Data collection Privacy Notice

ACARA has requested we supply certain student background data. Please contact the College office by Wednesday, 19th August 2015 if you any objections to your personal information being collected. For further details, please click on the image. Appearance  

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Science Champ 2015

Science Competition 2015

SJRC is able to register Years 7-10 students to take part in the Science Perfect World Series. The world series uses an online learning platform. Students have 10 days to complete as many learning activities as possible. To register interest students can click on the Science Perfect icon on the top of their Science Moodle page.

Yr9 Aluminium Etching Collage

TAS News

Industrial Technology Year 9 Aluminium Etching Brilliant Year 9 IT Metal class has achived outstanding results in the two projects undertaken in IT METAL. Students have edited vector imagery using apps and MS Publisher to produce sillouttes of images that have been etched into aluminum to produce a unique and useful mobile phone accessory and a place to place that …

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News from our Leader of Technology

Internet Fair Access Policy 2015

The use of the internet is a finite resource that incurs a monthly fee. To date the school has budgeted for and absorbed these costs. With an increasing number of device users at school coupled with the updating of our internet access speed to cope with this demand, SAPSS has decided to introduce an ‘Internet …

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Library News 

Special times in the Library Not a week goes by without something really special happening in the Library, and this week, it would be difficult to go past the presentations by Mr Plunkett’s Year 7 English class. Students created their own books using the Book Creator app and presented to the rest of the class their work, displaying their books …

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Careers News


August 6 – University of Newcastle Open Day – Port Macquarie August 10 – Australian Catholic University Early Achievers’ program – applications open August 15 – Macquarie University Global Leadership Entry Program – applications close August 22 – University of Newcastle Open Day – Callahan Campus August 26 – Ellen Fleeton from Southern Cross University to visit over …

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Book Collection for 'UpBeat' 

We are in need of your unwanted books, which will be sold at the 'UpBeat' Festival. 

Donations of fiction, non-fiction and children's books can be dropped of at the College office or students can take them directly to Karen Bale in the Library.

Volunteers Needed- The college canteen is in need of some extra help. If you would like to help on any day during the week between 9.30am - 1.30pm (or even just a couple of hours in the middle of the day) please phone Mrs Jo Farthing at the College office. 

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