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4th September 2015               Term 3, Week 8         

Welcome reader: 

We wish all of our Year 11 students the best as they commence their End of Preliminary exams next week. Please contact the College if you are absent for any reason from your exam.  Following is the link to the exam timetable. 

Upcoming Events & Dates to Remember

MONDAY, 7th September (Day 1) FINAL PRELIMINARY EXAMINATIONS Staff Briefing 8.30am Regional Jazz Band in Performing Arts Centre 3.30-5.00pm Homework Hub in Library 3.15pm-4.30pm

TUESDAY, 8th September (Day 2) FINAL PRELIMINARY EXAMINATIONS Year 8 Camp to South West Rocks Saxaphone Ensemble 8.00am – 8.45am in Performing Arts Vocal Group Rehearsal 8.30am – 9.10am in C2 Homework Hub in …

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Principal's Message 

Principal Awards

It is with much pleasure that I presented three students with an Outstanding Commitment & Achievement Award at this week's assembly.  This award acknowledges the hard work, dedication and commitment that these students have shown towards their studies and the College community.  For students to be the recipient of this award, they need to have obtained 5 merit awards, 5 Coordinators …

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News from St Agnes' Parish

Priests/Principals’ Conference

Last week I attended the annual Priests/Principals’ Conference in Coffs Harbour, which was organised by the Catholic Schools Office. The main theme of the conference was to review the educational infrastructure of the diocese so as to be able to provide the best possible Catholic education for the students in our schools. The Catholic Schools Office, headed up …

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News from the Leader of Catechesis and School Evangelisation 

Reaching out to others…Upbeat.

There has been tremendous feedback to our Upbeat Festival last Friday. It was certainly a day that brought everyone together and offered an opportunity for students and teachers to work side by side in creating a positive atmosphere. The focus was not on fundraising but promoting a sense of wellbeing. The students involved in the planning …

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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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UPBEAT Wrap-up

Jumping castles. Hotdogs. Badges. Vintage clothing. Books. Lollies. Tarp surfing. Live music. Bucket hats. Hot chips. Fairy floss. Cupcakes. Sunshine. And the ‘O’Brien Battison’ colour run!

There was a little bit of magic on the oval here at SJRC last Friday. And the students took some of it home with them on their clothes, in their hair, on …

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TAS News- Year 10 Industrial Technology - METAL

Year 10 Major Projects - Semester Two

During Semester One Year 10 IT Metal students had a design challenge to construct an occasional table that would be both functional and unique for their own statement of intent.  Students had to design and individualise a functional piece of furniture that reflected both their skills and personal interests.  Jack Nowlan and Bryce Gradner

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Speeling Bee winner Maya Trevanion

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 hosted a Spelling Bee Competition where Mrs Anne Marchment had the difficult role of declaring entrants correct or incorrect. The winner of …

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Careers News 

UPCOMING DATES 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 Port Macquarie Airport September 15 – Applications close for Boarding Kennel Assistant at Tallowood Boarding Lodge …

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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. 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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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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Wisdom wine Cheese night

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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Intermediate netball team

Diocesan Netball- Intermediate Team

On Thursday last week the Intermediate Diocesan netball team made up of Jessica Rogers, Rachael Roach, Jessica Mason, Beth Sherratt, Emily Weaver, Tegan Holland, Georgia Williams, Cassidy New, Tess Franklin and Sarah Freeman showed great team work and school spirit when competing at the local carnival day. The girls overcame a loss in their first round game to go on …

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