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20th November 2015                   Term 4, Week 7          

Welcome reader:

Stay connected and updated with the latest exam and assessment timetables by visiting our College website. You will find lots of helpful information under the 'PARENTS' tab or just follow this link:  SJRC PARENTS

Dates to Remember

MONDAY, 23rd November (Day 6) T20 Girls Cricket Final at Toormina Regional Jazz Band in Performing Arts Centre 3.30pm-5.00pm Homework Hub in Library 3.15pm-4.30pm TUESDAY, 24th November (Day 7) Saxophone Ensemble in PAC 8.00am-8.45am Vocal Group Rehearsal in C2 8.30am-9.10am  …

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Principal's Message 

Fr. Rob Galea Concert

Last Monday St Joseph’s Regional College community played host to Fr. Rob Galea. Thank you to Fr. James Foster, Ellen Hales, and a special thank you to Mrs Helen Gilbert and Ms Nora Swain for their beautiful set-up of the hall and organisation for the visit. Also a thank you to our  Maintenance team who work tirelessly …    

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Canteen Staff and Helpers Dinner

Mrs Johanna Farthing, Mrs Deanne Fyffe, Mrs Jane Rundle, Miss Shannon Murray and Ms Donna Hamlin do a wonderful job every day, keeping both our students and staff well-feed with nutritious and healthy lunch choices. Thank you to Johanna for organising the …    Read more.

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SJRC students come out roaring at the Lions Youth of the Year

Tacking Point Lions Club Youth of the Year Competition 

Three students from Year 11 put themselves forward for this nationally recognised progressive competition for 2015-16, which is in its 50th year and boasts past entrants as Kevin Rudd. Hannah Brown, Mai Dai Quang Le (Matthew Le) and Mary Shelley pitted their wits and their commitments to leadership, citizenship, sportsmanship and …  Read more.

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Philosothon- Students excel

Congratulations to Elizabeth Pike, Reuben Gammon, Dylan Mason, Tahlia Bell-Baker, Josie Walker, Nicholas Williams, Emily Sheridan and Miranda Cropper who participated in the Northen NSW Philosothon; a competition focusing on philosophy, ethics and critical thinking in Coffs Harbour. Students participated in small group discussions on  …     Read more.

HSC Writing Information Evening

On Monday evening, approximately forty, Year 11 students and their parents gathered in the College library for an HSC Writing Information Evening. The presentation featured our ‘Top Ten Tips’ on how parents can support their young adult children to develop their writing skills; a generic essay writing process that can be applied across subjects; the grading system  …   Read more.


Year 11 Attendance

During Term 4, parents of Year 11 students have been receiving a text message if their child is absent without approved leave. Please Note: Parents can respond to the text with a reason for absence and then the students absence is …   Read more.


Year 11 RRisk Program 

Talking to Young People about Alcohol and Drugs

It is best for education about alcohol and drugs to begin before young people are exposed to personal decisions about their use. Young people who have accurate information, coping and decision making skills and understand the issues, will be in a good position to make responsible   …   Read more.

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News from the Leader of Learning Enrichment

Hastings Autism (previously called HAARG) is a non-profit organisation run entirely by unpaid volunteers who are dedicated to helping people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder and their families in the local area. Hastings Autism aims to help people affected by autism through all  …    Read more.

Music Notes- All students who showed interest in the Music Tour in 2016 will be given an information note this week requesting a deposit. to secure your spot, Please email me if you don't receive one!

Sharon Green
Co-ordinator of Co-Curricular Music email:

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Library News 


There is a campaign running throughout Australia at the moment called “Great School Libraries”. FAIR (Freedom of Access to Information and Resources) has collaborated with various bodies including the School Library Association of NSW to run a campaign where school libraries can use the …

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Careers News 

Students enrolled at Newman Senior Technical College for 2016

On Wednesday, Rebecca Ryan from Newman Senior Technical College (NSTC) spoke to all our students who have indicated that they will be attending NSTC in 2016 about School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships, and conducted interviews with those who are interested. To read more about these, go to   Congratulations- HSC …

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Students departing in 2016

If any student is not intending on returning to the College in 2016, we ask that you contact Mrs Michelle Reynolds in the College office immediately on 5525 4100.

Fee reminder

College Accounts

As we draw to the end of the year, your attention to finalise your College account for 2015 is requested. College statements were sent home via email last Friday and by post last Monday. All outstanding monies are now due, unless  . …  Read more.

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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  …  Read more.

Uniform items needed

We are urgently in need of uniform items, in particularly girls blouses, boys shirts and shorts. If you have any uniform items that you no longer require please drop them to the College office. All donations are very much appreciated.

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Girls Cricket T20 High Schools Competition

Congratulations to the St Joseph’s Regional College girl’s cricket team who are the Regional Champions; Alira Gunning, Emily Williams, Ebony Reynolds, Georgia Smith, Jessica Olsen, Jessie Morgan, Lily Smith, Tegan Holland and Cassidy New. Game 1: Regional 139 - St Paul’s Kempsey 113 A notable fielding performance from Georgia Smith with the two catches in this match including the outstanding …

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