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9th October 2015               Term 4, Week 1         

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College Calendar

Upcoming Events & Dates to Remember

MONDAY, 12th October (Day 6) HSC Examinations Year 8 & 10 Diocesan RE Test P1 Year 8 Elective Requests due Year 7-10 Boys and Girls T20 Cricket at Tuffins Lane Regional Jazz Band in Performing Arts Centre 3.30pm-5.00pm Homework Hub in Library 3.15pm-4.30pm Parent meeting or HSC students studying Practical Subjects in PAC 5.30pm

TUESDAY, 13th October (Day …

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Jim Dempsey

Principal's Message 

Welcome back to the final term of the 2015 school year. It is an eleven week term with students finishing on Thursday, 17th December. It is timely that I remind families that attendance is compulsory up to the last day of term which will be celebrated by the Year 7 - 10 Award Presentation. Next Monday our Year 12 students will commence …

Read more... about the successful applicants of SJRC 2016 Traineeships.


Assistant Principal - Curriculum


Next Monday, 12th October, our HSC Written exams commence. I would ask you to keep our Year 12 students in your thoughts and prayers as they work their way through these important exams. The timetable for this week is as follows: MONDAY: ENGLISH PAPER 1 (STANDARD AND ADVANCED) TUESDAY: ENGLISH PAPER 2 (STANDARD AND ADVANCED), MUSIC (AURAL SKILLS) …

Read more... about HSC Assessments & the HSC Practical Course Information Session for parents of current Yr11 students.

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News from the Leader of Catechesis and School Evangelisation

Ignite Ignite went off with a bang this year as forty students from St Joseph's Regional College joined another three hundred students from the Lismore Diocese at the life changing conference in Brisbane over the school holidays. As a teacher attending the Conference for the first time, I was amazed at the students' anticipation, reverence, enthusiasm and self-efficiency in their long …

Read more about Yr8 &10 Diocesan RE test & Yr8 Retreat Day.


Attendance- SMS alert

Year 11 Attendance Notification As of this week, parents of Year 11 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 Ms Heidi Flanagan, Leader of Pastoral Care - Year 11. Year 11 students  …

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Fee reminder

Year 12 College Fees 

A Reminder regarding payment of College accounts.

Thank you to the many families who make significant sacrifices in prioritising the payment of College Subject & Activity Costs and St Agnes' Parish Tuition fees. This is, without doubt, a strong endorsement of the work we do here at St Joseph’s Regional College in the formation of our students  …

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News from the Leader of English 

English Competition

On Thursday, 6th August, St Joseph’s Regional College students participated in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) English 2015. Educational Assessment Australia has been conducting this competition for over 20 years. It has proven to be one of the most reliable assessment programs available for providing feedback on students’ strengths and weaknesses in reading (of both …

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Hayley Climpson

Creative Arts News

Student Success 

Congratulations to Hayley Coenraad for receiving a prestigious 'Callback' nomination for her HSC dance core performance component. Hayley has accelerated her study of HSC dance throughout Year 10 and Year 11 and is to be commended on receiving such a high honour in her field. 

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Musics News 

PARENT MEETING:   Monday 19th October, 6.30pm, MacKillop Junior Campus, Theatre (near hall) This is an information night about the overseas Music Tour next year.  We have 3 options and a decision must be made by the end of October.  If you cannot attend but would like information please contact me.

TERM 4 BAND SCHEDULE: SAPSS Ensembles:       …

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Careers News 

ALUMNI - Mark Glover  As some members of our first cohort of HSC students are completing their tertiary studies, we intend to showcase the journeys of our ex-students. This week, we feature ex-student Mark Glover. Mark Glover University: Southern Cross University (SCU) – Coffs Harbour Profession: Primary School Teacher – Year 5 About me: Hi my name is Mark Glover, I …

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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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Mental Health Week 4th - 10th October 2015

The main message of this theme is to prioritise our mental health and wellbeing just as much as we would to maintain our physical and social health. When we make our mental health a priority, we are actively practicing self-care, which is an important part of our daily life. Similar to being physically healthy, maintaining a healthy mind helps to …

Read more about where you can find further support information.

Medical alert

Medical Alerts

Dear Parents & Guardians 

Please be mindful of informing the College of any diagnosis or change in medical condition for your child so that College plans and records are current and accurate. This is especially important for those students with Asthma, Anaphylazis, Diabetes and other medical illnesses. Students who may suffer from serious medical conditions, the College keeps a record …

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Donations needed

Donations of old towels, tea towels are needed for the art department.   We are almost out of our supply which we use for cleaning purposes. Donations are very much appreciated and can be dropped into the College office.

Thank you

Renee May,  Teacher of Creative Arts

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. The Port Macquarie Swimming Club and Port Macquarie Pool (Swimwell) are joining forces to Support Tom Berryman and his family. Tom is a member of our Swim Club and Australian Age Silver Medalist. …

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