Term 2 Week 10 2022
Term 3 Week 1
|Monday 18th July||
STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY
PUPIL FREE DAY
|Tuesday 19th July||
Term 3 Commences - Welcome Back Students!
|Wednesday 20th July||
Band & Music Lessons
Year 5 & 6 - All Stars Dance
Thursday 21st July
K/1/2/3/4 - All Stars Dance
Friday 22nd July
Naidoc Day Celebrations
Assembly - 2:20pm - All Welcome
Monday 18th July - Staff Development Day - Pupil Free Day.
Wednesday 27th July - School Photo Day.
Thursday 28th July - Zone Athletics.
Thursday 28th July - Uniform Committee Meeting (New Date)
Saturday 30th July - Year 3/4/5/6 - Parent Dinner at Kew Hotel.
What a big term we have had with so many exciting things happening in our school. We have had excursions and discos, sacraments and eisteddfods, lots of sporting events and student work exhibitions, not to mention all the wonderful learning happening in the classroom. Well done to all the students, staff and event coordinators for the hard work that has gone into a very successful term.
We wish Noah Begley all the best as he returns to Zurich after spending the last few weeks as part of our school community and we also wish the Kelly family well in their travels and look forward to seeing them again in Term 4.
We hope that all families and staff can have a restful break to re-energise over the holidays ready for another eventful Term 3. There has been quite a lot of sickness in the school this last week and we thank families for keeping their children at home when they are sick. This will be very important in the first few weeks of term 3 so we can try to see out the flu season without it impacting the school too heavily.
Please note that school resumes on Tuesday 18th July and school photos and Zone Athletics will be held in week 2 of Term 3.
It was a delight to have so many students audition for the character roles for the show next term. We are still finalising who will perform each role and we look forward to getting stuck into rehearsals when we return from the holidays.
We are in need of collecting large cardboard boxes and flat pieces of cardboard to make and paint some sets and props for the show. If you purchase any large appliances or furniture in the holidays and have some large-sized boxes or can pick some up for us from these types of stores, this would be most helpful. Please bring them into the hall when school returns.
The next uniform committee meeting will now be held on Thursday 28th July. Please note, that this is a change of date.
We are currently promoting 2023 enrolments for Kindergarten to Year 6. It would be much appreciated if families could like and share our social media posts or make a comment about our beautiful school with so much on offer.
Family Connect Service
A reminder that the school has partnered with Family Connect, a free service that supports families to connect to externals providers for all sorts of needs including:
- Housing Support
- Financial Services
- Counselling and mediation
- Parenting Support Services
- Emotional and Wellbeing Support
- Culturally appropriate support
- Employment, education and training services
- And other support options
If you need help, you can contact Ashleigh Howe directly or complete the school well-being referral on our school website.
Family Connect worker, Ashleigh Howe can be contacted on 0448 526 777 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell Them From Me Survey
In the coming weeks, we will be inviting students, teachers and parents to provide feedback on their experience of our school using an online survey. The surveys are an important part of our whole school evaluation and planning process.
We would like to invite you to complete the Tell Them From Me (TTFM) Partners in Learning survey. As we value the role of parents and carers within our school community we would greatly appreciate your feedback. The information you provide will be used to maintain our commitment to working together in partnership to further improve student learning and wellbeing at St Joseph’s Primary Laurieton.
Best wishes from the leadership team
Assistant Principal - Mission
Assistant Principal - Learning and Teaching
On Tuesday, the Mini Vinnies Team held a Winter Appeal to help those in need in our area! Thank you to all the families for your generous donations. We collected at least 30 new and good condition blankets and approximately 50 bags of groceries which were delivered to the St Vincent de Paul conference at Laurieton this morning.
GET UP! STAND UP! SHOW UP!
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders have a very proud history of getting up, standing up and showing up. This is the theme for this year's Naidoc Week.
These communities are still fighting for change even today as they continue to show up!
This year’s theme encourages all Australians to celebrate those who have already driven and led change in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over the generations.
Events like our Naidoc Day and Assembly, which will be held on Friday the 22nd of July acknowledge the strong history, culture and achievements of our country’s First People.
Thank you to everyone who visited our Year 5 and 6 art showcase in the school hall this week!
Inspired by Vincent Van Gough, Brett Whitely, Picasso and Andy Warhol, each student chose their favourite created artwork/s to display in the hall with some artworks even coming to life through the use of Augmented Reality. If you missed out on visiting the exhibition, be sure to watch the attached video clip!
Mrs Fiona Hayward and Mrs Alfina Jackson
Congratulations to our amazing Kindergarten students for putting on a wonderful display on Wednesday afternoon.
It was lovely to welcome parents into our school to celebrate the success of the students!
This term in Science, Stage 2 students have been busy learning about the relationship between the Sun, Earth and the Moon. To consolidate their learning, students were set the challenge to design and create an Orrery to represent the way the Earth, Moon and Sun interact using our Lego WeDo kits.
Congratulations Year 3 & Year 4! This was a tricky task and as your all now know, Scientists experience a lot of failure before success, but this is how they learn!
In science, Kindergarten have been learning all about Materials in our world. We designed and made Monsters out of tissue boxes using a variety of different materials.
NEWCOMBE BALL GRAND FINALS
Students who finished with first or second ribbons at our school carnival have qualified to represent our school at the Hastings Zone Athletics Carnival being held at Regional School, Oxley Highway, Port Macquarie on Thursday the 28th of July (Term 3 Week 2). All students will receive a permission and medical form in Week 1 of next term, along with a list of the events they are competing in.
NSW State Representation
Congratulations goes out to our Year 6 student Jack Wilson. Jack recently competed in the NSW PSSA Rugby League Championships, representing Polding. Polding finished in a very creditable second place. Jack was then picked in the NSW train on a squad from which a top 17 will be picked to compete in the Australian titles. Jack and will attend the camp in the Holidays. Good luck Jack!
NSW Bodyboarding Champion
Congratulations go to Year 4 student Hardy Fletcher. Hardy competed in the NSW u12’s Bodyboarding Championships held in Newcastle last weekend. Hardy competed extremely well, selecting excellent waves and performing skillful maneuvers and finished as champion. Congratulations Hardy!
Term 3 Week 3 -
Saturday 30th July
|Year 3/4/5/6 - Dinner & Drinks - Kew Pub - Mums Night|
Term 3 Week 4 -
Saturday 6th August
|Year 1 - Parent Drinks|
Term 3 Week 4 -
Sunday 7th August
|Year 5 - Springloaded - 11am|
Term 3 Week 5 -
Saturday 13th August
|Kindergarten - Mums Drinks - Kew Pub - 4:00pm|
Term 3 Week 8 -
Saturday 3rd September
K/1/2/3 - Bago Maze Picnic
Term 3 Week 10 -
Saturday 17th September
|Year 2 - Parents Night Out|
Term 4 Week 2 -
Sunday 16th October
|Year 6 - Stoney Aqua Park|
Term 4 Week -
Saturday 29th October
|K - 6 - Dads Night Out|
Term 4 Week 6 -
Saturday 12th November
|Year 3/4/5 - Stoney Aqua Park - 10am|
Term 4 Week 7 -
Saturday 26th November
|Year 4/5 - Mums Night Out - Moo & Bean|
Term 4 Week 9 -
Saturday 10th December
|Kindergarten & Year 6 - Bowling Night - Wave Bowl - 4pm|
Term 3 Student Wellbeing Support Groups
In Term 3, I will be commencing Wellbeing Support Groups with some of the students. If you feel your child will benefit from any of the below groups, please fill in the wellbeing referral form (see link below), including which group you think your child will benefit from by 25/06/2022.
Please note it will depend on the needs of the students and the school, and my capacity to which groups will commence in Term 3.
Anxiety Management/Emotional Regulation
Cool Kids: Helping students aged 7-12 years manage anxiety and related difficulties. This program goes for approximately 10 sessions.
Worry Woo's: WorryWoo Monsters is a series of children’s books, plush characters and an evidence-based curriculum dedicated to social & emotional learning for students in kindergarten.
Management of Change/Loss
Seasons for Growth: Strengthens the social and emotional wellbeing of children (aged 6-12 years) who have experienced significant change or loss in their lives. The program goes for 4-8 sessions.
Friendship Skill Program: Promoting ‘Positive Friendship Behaviour’, aiming to enable girls aged 7- 9 years to develop their friendship skills. A major focus is also placed on developing their emotional literacy and promoting self-worth. This program goes for approximately 6 sessions.
Lego Therapy: LEGO-Based Therapy is a social development program that uses LEGO activities to support the development of a wide range of social skills within a group setting. It promotes social interaction, turn-taking skills, sharing, and collaborative problem-solving.
School Counsellor - St Joseph’s Primary School, Laurieton.
Please note there will be changes to the bus routes effective Monday, 23 May 2022. The new schedule is below, with changes highlighted in yellow. Please read the schedule carefully as to how this might effect your child.