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28th August 2015                                   Term 3, Week 7           

Welcome reader: 

Check out all the great things that are happening in our local community by clicking on the banner at the end of the newsletter. Our canteen is in need of extra help, contact the College office if you are able to assist.

Click the UPBEAT image below to find out the days happenings, rules & requirements.

Upcoming Events & Dates to Remember

MONDAY, 31st August (Day 6) NATIONAL LITERACY AND NUMERACY WEEK YEAR 12 SEMINAR WEEK Homework Hub in Library 3.15pm-4.30pm Regional Jazz Band in Performing Arts Centre 3.30pm-5.00pm

TUESDAY, 1st September (Day 7) NATIONAL LITERACY AND NUMERACY WEEK YEAR 12 SEMINAR WEEK Saxaphone Ensemble in PAC 8.00am-8.45am Vocal Group Rehearsal in C2 8.30am-9.10am School of Origin Soccer Homework Hub …

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Assistant Principal's Message 


I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the wonderful organising committee of today's UPBEAT festival. The following staff and students have put in an enormous amount of hours to ensure a great day is had by all. A big thank you to teachers, Mrs Penny McKee and Ms Debbie Kennaugh who have led the group including …

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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

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Thursday and Friday last week, 63 St Joseph’s Regional College students from Year 9 and 10 CSYMA classes along with 6 Year 11s from the Senior Youth Ministry team, attended the Proclaim Lismore Students –Shine Gathering in Coffs Harbour. The SHINE Gathering was about bringing together young people from across the Diocese of Lismore for a dynamic encounter with Jesus …

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Don't Mess with Marriage

Please find below a letter from Most Revd Geoffrey H Jarrett, Bishop of Lismore Letter, dated 11th August 2015          

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Literacy & Numeracy Week

National Literacy and Numeracy Week is next week. Help your PC win the jelly beans, go to the library and compete in Spelling bee and  Write poetry. Compete in the Tessellation competition or draw a scale drawing.  

Numeracy Competitions- Choose one or all three. Competition One - Annual PC Jellybean Guessing competition Use your maths formulas to help …

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TAS News

The Inaugural Manufacturing and Engineering Expo 2015 is to be held at Newman Senior Technical College next Thursday 3rd September. It is an open invitation FREE to all students who would like to attend either the Exhibition day 10am - 1.30pm and/or the presentation by Marita Cheng (2012 Young Australian of the Year) commencing 1.45pm - 3.00pm. Additional tickets to …

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Creative Arts News 

Music News 

The SAPSS Drumline travelled to St Ignatius College at Lane Cove last Friday to compete in the National Percussion Eisteddfod. We competed in the Drumline Division performing the Set piece name Shishkabob and our own choice piece that was arranged by our Drumline leader Mark Spence. We came away with 3rd place for the set piece and a …

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Library News 

CBCA Children’s Book Week 2015

This week was the annual “Book Week”, celebrated each year to promote reading, writing and good literature for readers aged 0 – Young Adult. We hosted a small display of the short-listed titles, and the comprehensive list of short-listed and winning books can be found at Winner of the Older Readers’ Category was “The …

Read more about Literacy & Numeracy week, read Rhiannon Kemp's entry & check out the latest entry in the 'Colour" photo competition.

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Careers News 


September 4 – UAC Educational Access Scheme – applications due to Mrs Tinsey / /Mrs Bale September 9 – Southern Cross University STAR Entry Scheme – applications close September 11 – UNE Early Entry – applications close September 11 – University of Sydney E12 Scheme – applications close September 12 – Australian International Aviation College Open Day at …

Read more about our Alumni showcase student Emma Tamblyn.

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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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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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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Parent Assembly

St Joseph's Primary School are hosting guest speakers Anna Campbell & Andrew Hughes on Friday 11th September as part of their Parent Assembly Parental Partnership Grant funding. To continue to encourage parent engagement within our schools, we would like to invite​​ parents from all our Catholic schools to attend this event and to send the infomation out as far and as …

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Thank you! From the Parent Assembly

We would like to say a very big thank you to those parents who were able to join us for our Parent Curry Dinner last Friday. It was a great night with lots of laughter and discussion. We now have a working plan of fun and socialising for our parents in 2016. Watch this space!!!! Our curry night was made …

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