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21st August 2015                                   Term 3, Week 6           

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Upcoming Events & Dates to Remember

MONDAY, 24th August (Day 1) Staff Briefing 8.30am CSYMA Primary School Visit P1&2 Regional Jazz Band in Performing Arts Centre 3.30-5.00pm Homework Hub in Library 3.15pm-4.30pm

TUESDAY, 25th August (Day 2) Saxaphone Ensemble 8.00am – 8.45am in Performing Arts Vocal Group Rehearsal 8.30am – 9.10am in C2 Bernadette Gammon from CSU in the Library… 

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Principal's Message

Year 12 Attendance Notification

As of this week, parents of Year 12 students will receive a text message if their child is absent without approved leave. If you have any concerns in regards to receiving this text, I urge you to contact our College office or Mr Dave Lewis, Leader of Pastoral Care Year 12. Following are links to our …

Read more about students who received a Principal's Award.


Year 9 2016 Electives Information Evening

Important information for parents of current Year 8 students

Dear Parents

As you would be aware from our recent newsletters the compulsory Year 9 2016 Electives Information Evening is being held on Wednesday, 26th August at 6.00pm–7.00pm in the College hall. This evening provides important information about Stage 5 of your child’s education. A major part of student’s study in Years 9 and 10 is the two elective courses …

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News from the Leader of Catechesis and School Evangelisation

Prayer Sponsors for Year 12 Students

This week I spoke to Year 12 students about filling in their HSC timetable so that prayer sponsors can be given the information. Prayer sponsors are members of our parish community, primary schools and staff who wish to prayer for students as they prepare and sit their HSC exams.

Ms Nora Swain
Leader of Catechesis and School Evangelisation

Vinnies Sleepout Collage

Vinnies Sleep Out

A total of 56 students from St Joseph's Regional College and MacKillop College along with 7 staff braved the cold to participate in the Vinnies Sleep Out last Friday night. It was a cold night, students used their skills to assemble some creative shelters made with cardboard, rugs, sleeping under tables etc. During the evening students listened to a presentation …

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News from our Parish

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Have you ever wondered if Jesus is calling you to a closer relationship with him? Are you over 18 years of age and interested in becoming a Catholic? Do you know someone who is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Do you want to learn more about the Catholic faith? The Rite …

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Music News- Band timetable changes

The format of band is changing next week, so that we can have maximum participation in SAPSS Concert and Jazz Bands. SAPSS rehearsals will be held at 7:30am on a Wednesday morning at Regional College, next term rehearsals will be at MacKillop College following the same format. See table below for new band rehearsal times.  

Band Week 7 Week …

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Library News 

National Literacy & Numeracy Week 31st August – 6th September. Each year in August, National Literacy & Numeracy Week takes place. Traditionally, St Joseph’s Regional College Library conducts activities in support of this week, and in 2015, we are hosting a Spelling Bee Competition each lunchtime throughout the week, and also a Poetry Writing Competition with the theme of “The …

Read more about the great events happening in our Library.

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Careers News


August 22 – University of Newcastle Open Day – Callahan Campus August 25 – Bernadette Gammon from Charles Sturt University  to visit over lunchtime August 26 – Ellen Fleeton from Southern Cross University to visit over lunchtime August 28 – Hastings District Flying Club Scholarship applications close. August 28 – University of Wollongong Early Admission program – applications …

Read more about our Alumni showcase student Sam Tinsey.

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. It takes place in the library on the following times: Monday and Wednesday:  3.15pm to 4.30pm Tuesday and Thursday:  3.15pm to 5.00pm and Friday:  3.15pm to 4.00pm.   Attendance is voluntary and is under …

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Books & Good Quality 2nd hand Clothing wanted for 'UpBeat' 

We are in need of your unwanted books, and good quality 2nd hand clothing which will be sold at the 'UpBeat' Festival. 

Donations can be dropped of at the College office or students can take them directly to Karen Bale in the Library.

2015 Diocesan Athletics Carnival Report

2015 Diocesan Athletics Carnival Report

Congratulations to the SJRC Athletics Squad who competed at the Diocesan Carnival on Thursday last week at Coffs Harbour International Stadium.  Results of the day follow - please click on the links. SJRC Results - top 4 in each event, age champions, Diocesan team qualifiers, new school records.  

Congratulations to Jackson Watts and Allie Wood who both broke school records, one …

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Swimming Success

Swimming Success

Paige Leonhardt has been busy in swimming circles once again. Paige was recently selected for the Pacific School Games to represent St Joseph's Regional College at an International level of competition in swimming. She was hand selected for a number of individual races including a medley relay.  Unfortunately due to other commitments she was unable to compete. Paige has recently been selected on …

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