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18th September 2015               Term 3, Week 10         

Welcome reader: 

Photo's from the Year 12 Graduation Mass and Major Award Ceremony, as well as the Proclaim Pilgrimage will be available to view on our Facebook page.

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Year 12 students - Please inform the College office of any dietary requirements for the Graduation Dinner.

Wishing staff, students and their families a happy, restful and safe spring break,  and we look forward to seeing students on Wednesday, 7th October in summer uniform for the commencement of Term 4.

God Bless.

Upcoming Events & Dates to Remember



WEDNESDAY, 7TH OCTOBER (Day 3) STUDENTS RETURN IN SUMMER UNIFORM SAPSS Concert Band 7.30am – 8.45am in Performing Arts Centre Homework Hub in Library till 3.15pm-4.30pm SAPSS Drumline 3.30pm-5.30pm in Performing Arts Centre


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Principal's Message 

Year 12 2015

This week the St Joseph's Regional College community gathered to celebrate and acknowledge Year 12 2015 as they complete their secondary education.  On Wednesday night staff, students and families joined in a Mass which was certainly a very fitting celebration for this wonderful group of young adults. Yesterday, we welcomed Fr James Forster, Mr John McQueen, Mr Jim O’Brien, Connor …

Read more... about the Major Award winners and who our College Captains are for 2016 .

College Fees

As we approach the conclusion of Term 3, I would request continued attentiveness to keeping accounts up-to-date. I am very conscious of avoiding any embarrassing moments for families, and would ask, if you are in a situation where you cannot pay an account, then it is imperative that you contact me at the College office on 5525 4100 to make …

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News from the Leader of Catechesis and School Evangelisation 

Proclaim Pilgrimage 2015

I had the privilege of taking part in the Year 10 pilgrimage with students from St Joseph’s Regional College and MacKillop College last Friday and Saturday. The students and staff members began with a mass at Crescent Head and walked to Point Plommer about 19km. Along the way, stops were made to admire the beauty of God’s …

Read more about Operation Christmas Child- 'Love in a Shoebox'.

Ignite Youth

Message from Fr. James Foster 

Ignite Conference Thank You

With a delegation of 130 young people from the Parish attending the Ignite National Catholic Youth Conference these school holidays (24-27 September), this would not have been possible without the amazing generosity of parishioners including parish school staff, who are attending as supervisors. On behalf of Fr Donnelly, we express our profound thanks to Cath Eichmann, …

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Emmaus Gardening collage

Students making a difference in our community

As we all know spring is in the air and the residents of Paul's Place at Emmaus Nursing Home were keen to get their veggie garden ready for planting. So with much enthusiasm and armed with digging implements some Year 9 CSYMA boys took on the the task. The boys spent two afternoons working very hard to ensure Jeff could …

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Library News 

Competition Winners

This week, we announced the winners of both the Upbeat Term 3 Photo Competition – Colour, and the National Literacy & Numeracy Week Poetry Competition – “The Open Door”. I’m always very grateful to NOT be on the judging panel for these competitions, as the entries are always of the highest calibre, and it is so difficult to …

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Careers News

UPCOMING DATES September 30 – On-time applications to UAC close September 30 – SRS applications close September 30 – Hastings Education Fund applications close October 20 – Southern Cross University Senior Schools’ Day at Coffs Harbour Campus November 23 – Applications close for Medical Receptionist position at Greenmeadows Medical November 27 – ZONTA Scholarships close Link to Australian Universities Open …

Read more - Alumni feature student Eloise Bentley.

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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Learning potential app

Learning Potential app

Please find below a link to a media release from The Hon Christopher Pyne MP Minister for Education and Training Leader of the House in regards to the 'Learning Potential" app. Media Release   For further information, visit the Learning Potential website at the following link or by clicking on the image.

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Tom Berryman fundraiser (2)

Fundraiser for Tom Berryman

Tom Berryman is a Year 9 student at MacKillop College. In June 2015 Tom was diagnosed with Lymphoma and has had to begin intensive treatment in Newcastle. While it is hoped that Tom will make a full recovery, the impact of his cancer treatment has been considerable and it has been a difficult time for Tom and his family. The …

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Immunisation Clinic 2015

TERM 4        Thursday, 8th October 2015 Year 7         

HPV – dose 3 all students - dose 1 or 2 for students that missed the clinics in term 1 & 2,

Varicella – Catch-up for students that missed the clinic in term 2, 

Boostrix – Catch-up for students that missed the clinics in term 1 & 2 Year …

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2015 SJRC NSWCCC Athletics Carnival Report

2015 SJRC NSWCCC Athletics Carnival Report

Last Friday, fourteen students and their families traveled to the Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre at Homebush to compete in the NSWCCC Athletics Carnival.  Students were competing for the Lismore Diocesan Team after qualifying at the Diocesan carnival.  Congratulations to all students who attended - their dedication and sportsmanship was second to none.  Results follow: SJRC Individual Results NSWCCC Complete Results …

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2015 Term 4 Yr 9 & 10 Sport Electives

2015 Term 4 Yr 9 & 10 Sport Electives

Sport elective choices for term 4 will open on Wednesday morning at 6am and close on Friday at 3pm.  Choices available are list at the following link.  The number in brackets is the number allowed in each sport.  Cost is also listed. The sport selection program is available through Moodle - students tab. Term 4 Sport Elective Choices

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