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“The Truth will set you free”


10 May 2013


P.O. Box 231, College Drive PORT MACQUARIE 2444 Ph: 02 5525 4100 02231 5525 4199 P.O.Fax: Box College Drive March February 2013

Term 2, Week 2




Ph: 02 5525 4100 What’s on Week 9 Fax: 02 5525 4199 Mass Times: St. Agnes’ Port Macquarie Term 1 2013 Our Lady of Lourdes Wauchope Saturday Vigil – 6.00pm Saturday Vigil – and Sunday 7.30am Long Flat – 9.00am 2nd & 4th Sunday “The Truth will set you free”Sunday – 7.30am, 9.00am & 6.00pm Kendall – 9.00am Mass (1st Saturday month 10.00am Mass Comboyne) Telegraph Point – Thursday Night 6.00pm Beechwood – 9.00am 1st & 3rd Lake Cathie – Sunday 8.00am Laurieton – Saturday Vigil 5.30pm, Sunday – 7.30am

What’s on Term 2, Week 3 MONDAY, 13th May (Day 1)


Staff Briefing 8.30am SAPSS Jazz Band in Performing Arts Centre 4.30pm - 6.00pm Homework Hub in Library till 4.30pm

TUESDAY, 14th May (Day 2)


NAPLAN Testing - Years 7 and 9 Girls Vocal Group 8.30am in PAC SAPSS Concert Band in Performing Arts Centre 4.00pm - 5.30pm Homework Hub in Library till 5.00pm Drumline in PAC 1.05pm-1.45pm

WEDNESDAY, 15th May (Day 3)


NAPLAN Testing – Years 7 and 9 House Staff Meetings 8.20am - 8.45am Dramarama in PAC 3.30pm Senior Percussion Ensemble 1.05pm -1.45pm in PAC Homework Hub in Library till 4.30pm

THURSDAY, 16th May (Day 4)


NAPLAN Testing – Years 7 and 9 Homework Hub in Library till 5.00pm

FRIDAY, 17th May (Day 5)


Absent Photo ‘catch-up’ Day 8.30am – 9.30am Concert Band 7.45am - 8.45am in PAC Homework Hub in Library till 4.00pm

DATES TO REMEMBER: Tuesday 21st May Wednesday 22


Wednesday 22


Year 12 Award Ceremony th

May – 30 May th

May - 24 May

Tuesday 28th May

Year 11 Exams commence Year 12 Retreat Proclaim 2013- Pupil Free Day

COORDINATING PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE NATIONAL TESTING This coming week, all students in Years 7 and 9 will complete the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). The results of the tests provide important information to schools about what each student can do. This information is passed on to parents and is also published on the My School website. Perhaps the most important use for this test data is as evidence for modifying teaching and learning programs. Each year our Literacy and Numeracy Coordinators analyse the data and use it as the basis of our schools’ literacy and numeracy plans for the year. These plans vary from school to school and include strategies such as using the Quicksmart Literacy Program to assist students who are around or below national standards, providing opportunities for all students to read more with the introduction of silent reading (DEAR) programs and extension activities for our more able students. It is important not to place too much emphasis on these tests so that it adds to the stress that students are already under. The tests are especially challenging for those students struggling to master literacy and numeracy skills. Sadly, for those with learning difficulties these tests can further damage their already fragile self-esteem. A student is, after all, more than the sum of his or her test results. What matters is that they are doing their best and we are working together as educators and parents to develop these two important types of skills which are so essential for every child to progress through school and life. Mr Jim O’Brien Coordinating Principal

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE Centenary of Education in the Parish Celebrated at College St Joseph the Worker Mass. Last Friday, staff, students, family members and supporters of St Joseph’s Regional College gathered with Fr. James to celebrate the Word and Eucharist to commemorate our Feast Day of St Joseph the Worker and 100 Years of Education in the St Agnes’ Parish. As a community we welcomed Sisters of St Joseph’s Lochinvar, Sr. Jan Trantor and Sr. Marjorie McLachlan, Director of St Agnes’ Parish Education, Mr John McQueen, Coordinating Principal of St Agnes’ Secondary Schools, Mr Jim O’Brien, Parent Assembly representatives, Mrs Lorna Morson and Ms Leisa Nardella, and loyal-ex staff members, Mrs Fran Hawkins and Mrs Leone Toker.

Sr. Jan Trantor, Nathan Ross, Alana Macrow-Cain, James Dick, Ashleigh Hales, Andrew Newbound, Sr. Marjorie McLachlan and Mr Jim Dempsey

Words from Sr Jan Tranter One hundred Years of Catholic Education under the banner of St Joseph, Port Macquarie. On 3 May 2013 the seven Catholic schools at Port Macquarie celebrated one hundred years of Catholic education in the town. In July 2013 four Sisters of St Joseph from Lochinvar opened the first Catholic school. They were Srs Rose, Alacoque, Dorothea and Dominic. For the centenary, Sisters of St Joseph, Marjorie and Jan, joined the staff and students of St Joseph’s Regional College. Here we celebrated especially the founding and growth of the secondary education under the care of the Sisters and the continued growth after the Sisters’ withdrawal from the schools. The Sisters took the school to a secondary level in 1933, with Sr. Anne, our eldest Sister, aged ninety six, being the first student for the Intermediate Certificate. Sr. Anne’s memory of their secondary classes took the children’s attention. The ‘classroom’ was the Primary school verandah and when it rained, they moved into the hat room. Later, they had classrooms, then in 1969 the first St Joseph’s Hastings Regional Secondary School was opened. When the College we are in today was built, the old Regional school was sold. Last year it was bulldozed to two piles of bricks. Now they have gone too. On being introduced as one of the first teachers of the now demolished St Joseph’s Regional, Sr. Jan told the students she felt like an old fossil, and went on to tell of the tradition of St Joseph in the school. Jan told the students that Fr. Tenison Woods wrote the Rule for Mary MacKillop and the first Sisters of St Joseph and said in this Rule that the Sisters were to treat and teach the children the way Joseph treated and taught the young Jesus. She said how Jesus felt happy and loved in Joseph’s company, he learned well and grew up with confidence. She said the Sisters of St Joseph took this Rule from Adelaide to Perthville, near Bathurst, and then from Perthville to Lochinvar, then from Lochinvar to Port Macquarie. Fr. Woods often lived tough, riding his horse from place to place and sleeping with his head on his saddle. He told the Sisters they were to be prepared to put up with difficulties to give the children the best education possible. This is what the Sisters did at Port Macquarie. She spoke of what struck her about the students at St Joseph’s Regional College in her years there. She said they were happy years and she remembered especially the sense of unity in the school. There were students from Wauchope and beyond, from Camden Haven and Kew, from north of Port Macquarie and from the town itself. Some had to travel a long way, some could walk to school. But wherever they came from and whatever background they came from, there was a real sense of unity in the school. She said she felt that unity here, today, amid the thousand students, that the seeds of unity in the early Regional school of about 100 students had grown and was strong, here, now. Sr Jan said that last December, visiting Port, she met a young man who had been to the Regional School. He now had a very good and responsible job. He said he used to like driving past his old school because he felt so happy there. But now he didn’t like driving past the piles of bricks. Sr. Jan told them the most important people in the school were the students that the school was there for them, that they had a beautiful school, but that the best resource in the school was the staff, the teachers. She said she hoped their school would never, never be bulldozed, but that what their school gave them could never be taken away from them, because it was within them. Sr. Jan said it was no use of the Sisters going anywhere to open schools or do any good work if there was no support to work with them. At Port Macquarie there was warm welcome and support, with the priests and the parents all through the years Sr Jan added that the Sisters always visited and did their best to help the poor and the sick, along with teaching in the school. This is what Sr. Marjorie is doing now, for the poor in the town. Sr Jan ended with the words, Keep your eye on Joseph. He will keep you close to His Divine foster Son.

Connections- Sr. Marjorie and Sr. Jan and the first Sisters at Port Macquarie After the friendly chat with the student leaders over morning tea and a tour through the school’s fine and well used facilities, Srs Marjorie and Jan both found themselves in a reflective mind as they left. Both shared a personal connection with a founding Sister at Port. Till then, we had been concentrating on the day. Sr. Jan remembered that the first Sister of St Joseph she ever met was one of the first Sisters in Port. ‘My father had finished a job of extending a convent for the Sisters and Sr. Rose, in charge of that convent, had invited him to bring his wife and children to meet the Sisters and see the work. All I remember, from the age of about six, was a kindly black presence. (The Sisters were in black traditional Nuns’ attire.) My mother has told me many times after I joined the Sisters that Sister Rose had said to me that day, ’You might become a Sister of St Joseph”.’ Sr. Marjorie said that as a young Sister she was suddenly sent to help at this convent where Sr. Rose was, and two days later, Sr. Rose died. Sr. Rose died aged eighty six, in 1959. I also grew up hearing from my Catholic grandmother about a Sister she loved at the little bush school she had attended. ’Everyone loved Sr. Dorothea. She had a lovely nature and a lovely smile’. Sr. Dorothea was another of the Port founding Sisters. May the four founding Sisters, the Sisters and other teachers who followed, the priests and parents who worked lovingly for the children, watch and guide our lives and work today. The Significance of St Joseph the Worker Joseph was a carpenter by trade, a working man who earned a small income which he used to provide for his family, Mary and Jesus. Joseph was a compassionate and caring man. We know that he was a man of faith and was obedient to whatever God asked of him. Joseph loved Jesus and this was shown through his concern for the safety and well-being of this child entrusted to him. Joseph treated Jesus as his own son, taught him the carpentry trade, and brought him up in the laws of Jewish tradition. He is, therefore, a good example of someone who used his gifts and talents to overcome any challenge that was thrust upon him. The way Joseph lead his life provides inspiration and is an example of the way to make the most of life and to accept challenges that arise. To draw on our College theme for this year, we too must strive to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly as Joseph did. As we celebrated 100 Years of Catholic Education in Port Macquarie, we gave thanks for the wonderful opportunities that have been given to us. We also gave thanks to our parish community and the Sisters of St Joseph, who played a crucial role in establishing our Catholic School community. On behalf of the school community, I would like to thank the many staff and students who played a significant role in making our Mass such a memorable event: To Sr. Jan and Sr. Majorie, our Leader of Catechesis and Evangelisation, Ms Nora Swain, Ms Jasmin Ryan, Mr Richard Battison, Mrs Wendy Welsh, Mrs Leanne Johnson, and Mr Frank Johnston (who coordinated afternoon activities). Also a big thank you to Fr. James, who had 1000 students sing him Happy Birthday after the Mass, and to the students of St Joseph’s Regional College who were so attentive in their participation and reverent on the day. I must say, I was very proud of each and every one of them.

Tuckwell Scholarship Success (Australian National University) This week I would like to particularly congratulate Andrew Newbound and Eamonn Shannon who have progressed to round two of the prestigious Hawker Scholarship Award. Both young men have been assisted by their Staff Mentors, Mr Gordon West (Andrew) and Mr Phil Shelley (Eamonn) and Careers Coordinator, Mrs Leanne Tinsey who assisted them on getting to this stage of the application process. Extract from Tuckwell Scholarship Receiving a Tuckwell Scholarship is not just about a student’s intellect. It is about their desire and determination to use their natural abilities, if given the opportunity, to realise their full potential so that they can make a difference in the world. The Tuckwell Scholarship program has a focus on giving back to Australia.

Mr Phil Shelley, Eamonn Shannon, Andrew Newbound & Mr Gordon West

iPad Inservice Days for other Schools: Best Practice at St Joseph’s Regional College. Finally, I would like to commend to you a letter from Mr Michael Carniato, Principal of John Paul College Coffs Harbour, regarding the great work done by St Joseph’s Regional College, Leader of Pedagogy, Mr Chris Delaney in sharing his professional acumen with his school: Thank you for hosting some of the staff from John Paul College last week to discuss and explore your Apple iPad strategy at your College. The day was well planned, thoroughly presented and we appreciated the effort the staff went to, especially Chris Delaney, in order for us to get as much as we could from the day. The value of being able to see the strategy in action was, for us, important. Learning and getting tips from the team will enable us to make some informed decisions as a College. Once again, thank you for accommodating us and sharing your knowledge. Yours sincerely Michael Carniato Principal John Paul College Principals Awards At this week’s assembly we also had the opportunity to congratulate students who achieved Principal’s Award. Gaining a Principal’s Award is no small achievement; it indicates, strong and consistent achievement in all subject areas. As Term 2 progresses we will begin to see a number of Year 7 students begin to qualify for this award. Congratulations to: Beth Sheratt, Tiarne Rogers, Chloe Parnell, Anthony Borg, Eloise Pepper, and Cassidy New. God Bless Jim Dempsey Principal FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL Exams Term 2 A reminder to all parents, exams will take place for Year 11 students in Weeks 4 & 5 of Term 2, and for Year 7-10 students in Week 6. It is imperative that students do not have planned absences during this time, or in the weeks leading into exams. Study tips, study guides and exam timetables will be available early in Term 2. Cath Eichmann Assistant Principal


You (and partner) are invited to St Agnes’ Parish Catholic Education

Centenary Ball 15 June 2013 6.30pm Panthers Club Port Macquarie 3 Course Meal & Entertainment 2 Bottles of Complimentary wine per table

$65.00 pp Tickets are available at all Parish School Offices Please R.S.V.P. by 24 May 2013 Dress: Evening Wear

** Tickets are also available from our College office. **

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION CENTENARY BOOK This comprehensive historical document will be professionally printed and will include photos and stories of Catholic education in St Agnes’ Parish. It will include St Joseph’s Family Services and all Parish schools and will be very reasonably priced at just $20. How many books should we have printed? A very good question. We are very keen to find out how many people are interested in purchasing a copy of the Centenary Book which is anticipated to be available in May this year. For purchases or enquires, please contact Parish Administration on 6588 7444 or email: Thank you for your assistance. John McQueen Director Parish Education

FROM THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COORDINATOR Caritas Project- Compassion During the season of Lent and the weeks following leading up to the school holidays, staff and students were involved in a variety of fund raising activities for Project Compassion. Our school community has made a contribution of over $4600 to Caritas. Thank you to everyone who helped plan and organise the variety of activities and to those who participated and contributed to this worthwhile cause. This is a wonderful reflection of our school community’s generosity and commitment to reach out to others in need. Year 9 Mass and Community Service Day- postponed This celebration was to take place on 15th May but clashes with the NAPLAN assessment so will be rescheduled next term. Year 11 Street Retreat – A Pentecost Experience For a number of years, the Lismore Diocese has run overnight retreat activities for Parish School Students in Years 9, 10 and 11. These gatherings aim to bring Catholic secondary students together to meet like-minded peers and to celebrate and meet with other young people who practice their faith. In 2013, six Year 11 students from St Joseph’s Regional College will join students from each of the other diocesan secondary schools in attending a “Street Retreat.” Participants in the Street Retreat will spend from Thursday night 20 th June to Sunday evening 23rd June working with a range of social justice initiatives in Brisbane. Their participation may make a small contribution to those being served – but the event is first and foremost an exercise in faith development. Participants will find the activities on the street retreat challenging and possibly confronting. Many activities run either very late at night or very early in the morning. The retreat will culminate in a celebration of Sunday Eucharist. In discerning which students might participate in this retreat experience, the diocese has recommended the following selection criteria; - Catholic students who can demonstrate involvement in their parish. - Catholic students who have attended previous student faith leadership retreats. e.g. Festa Christi, Flame, Ignite, SVDP. - Students who exhibit the following attributes:  a strong sense of social justice  initiative  common sense  a mature character A large number of students have already expressed an interest in this event. We can, however, only offer six places. Any student who would like to be considered is asked to write a brief statement supporting their nomination on the information sheets provided by Mr Smith, and available at the front office. Attention should be given to the stated selection criteria. Nominations should be handed to Mr Smith no later than Friday 17th May. Nora Swain Leader of Catechesis and School Evangelisation

ST JOSEPH’S THE WORKER FEAST DAY CELEBRATIONS This year’s Feast Day took on special meaning as we also celebrated 100 Years of Catholic Education in the Diocese. Our morning began with a Mass celebrated by Father James that included many reflections on the history of St Joseph’s Regional College. The Mass included an insightful talk from Sister Jan who recounted fond memories of her time at the school in the Seventies. She told students that she was very impressed with the wonderful facilities she saw. She felt that the ‘Spirit of the School’ that the Sisters of St Joseph had built could still be felt and that this would transcend and outlast any building. This spirit was that students should feel loved and be instilled with confidence in themselves. A digital presentation also showed teachers (many of whom were formerly students) reflecting on the history of the school. Students spent the rest of the day with their Pastoral Care groups competing in trivia competitions, preparing lunch and eating together, and participating in a games afternoon. The competition was fierce between the Houses but is often the case the Mighty Oxley triumphed. We were blessed with glorious weather, the fields were immaculate and the efforts and behaviour of the students and staff were exemplary. Well done everyone.

NEWS FROM MATHEMATICS 1. To familiarise students with the format of the 2013 Numeracy NAPLAN paper, Year 7 students will be given printed copies of two past NAPLAN test papers. During week 1 and week 2 in term 2 some allocated class time and all homework time (20 minutes per night) will focus on completing these papers and other practice sets. 2. The Australian Mathematics Competition will be held on Thursday 1st August, however, competition entries close Week 2, Term 2. Questions in this competition are challenging and many require participants to apply some logical thinking and sound numeracy skills. The entry cost is $5.00 per student. The Mathematics Faculty encourage the participation in this competition under the following guidelines: Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year.11 Year 12 -

All students in 7MAT1, 7MAT2 plus any other interested student All students in 8MAT1, 8MAT2 plus any other interested student Teacher recommendation plus any interested student Teacher recommendation plus any interested student All students in 11MATX, 11MAT plus any other interested student Any interested student

Students interested in participating in this competition MUST inform their class teacher by Monday 6 th May and will be billed the $5.00

NAPLAN 2013 As you would be aware our students in Years 7 and 9 will be sitting NAPLAN on Tuesday, 14 th May – Thursday 16th May. All exams will be in the morning. Year 7 will complete the testing in classrooms and Year 9 will be in the hall. Students need to bring: 

2B pencil



Books for periods 4 – 7, Tuesday, 14th May

Books for periods 3 – 7, Wednesday, 15th May

Books for periods 3 – 6, Thursday, 16th May

Year 7

Tuesday 14th May

Wednesday 15th May

Thursday 16th May

Language Conventions 45 minutes

Reading 65 minutes

Numeracy: Calculator - 40 minutes

Writing- 40 minutes

Year 9

Non-calculator - 40 minutes

Language Conventions 45 minutes

Reading 65 minutes

Writing- 40 minutes

Joanne Hall Numeracy Coordinator

Numeracy: Calculator - 40 minutes Non-calculator- 40 minutes

Janine Handley Literacy Coordinator

CREATIVE ARTS NEWS Addams Family Musical 46 students from Year 9 Elective Music and Vocal Groups, had a very early start to travel to the Capitol Theatre in Sydney to watch the Addams Family Musical. The day was thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you to Mrs Leanne Johnson, Mrs Jo Williams and Zac Murphy who accompanied the students.

Claudette Stace Leader of Creative Arts

Yr 9 Canberra Excursion: 24th - 27th June 2013 Term 2, Week 9 The cost of the excursion is $390, and covers accommodation, transport, meals (except for lunch on the trip down and dinner on the trip home) and all entry fees. The amount has been billed to your school account. Please ensure that the $100 deposit is paid to the office asap, as we are in the process of finalising numbers. * The deposit is a binding non-refundable commitment to attend the camp. If you are unable to meet this cost, please contact Mr Warneken or Mr Johnston as soon as possible. No student should miss out because of financial difficulties. As this excursion is an integral part of the HSIE curriculum and an important community building exercise, it would be extremely advantageous for your child to attend. If you have any queries or concerns regarding this excursion, please do not hesitate to contact either Mr Warneken or Mr Johnston at the College. Mr. Jason Warneken Leader of HSIE

Mr Frank Johnston Leader of Oxley

LIBRARY NEWS #Summer Competition The winners and runners-up in the #Summer Photography competition have been decided and a presentation took place today. All results will be published in next week’s newsletter. The response to the competition and the calibre of entries has been amazing! You can view a gallery of some of the amazing images contributed by students for this competition at the St Joseph’s Regional College Library FaceBook page: Upcoming author visit In Week 3, author Richard Harland will be visiting for half a day, and speaking to English classes in Years 8 and 10. Richard is an acclaimed Australian author who writes in the ‘Steampunk’ genre. This is a subset of Science Fiction where fantasy and steampowered machinery come together. We have some of Richard’s books in the Library, and he will be selling some on the day to any interested students as well. Visit his website for more information at Please click the “Like” button while you’re there so that you will receive regular Library updates in your NewsFeed. Follow us on Twitter – @sjrcexchange Karen Bale Teacher Librarian

HOMEWORK HUB The Library is a great place for students to complete class work and assessment tasks. All Library’s resources are available for use during this time. On Wednesdays, Mrs Rosenbaum, our Leader of Mathematics, is available to assist you with mathematical problems. The hours are:

Monday and Wednesday 3.15pm - 4.30pm. Tuesday and Thursday 3.15pm - 5.00pm. Friday 3.15pm - 4.00pm.

The Homework Hub is for people who are "getting things done". Mrs Narelle Mathews Homework Hub Supervisor

MATHS VAULT PROBLEMS A local charity is preparing food for homeless people. When 8 volunteers work together, they can get all the food prepared and distributed in 6 hours. How many hours would it have taken if there had been 12 volunteers, each working at the same rate? Last Week’s Answer: The question mark will be replaced by a

CAREERS WORK EXPERIENCE If your child is interested in undertaking work experience, each individual case will be considered on its merit. Students would need to discuss with us suitable dates but preferable these will be in holiday times and only under exceptional circumstances would this condition be waived. If you require further information, go to the College Moodle site and access it via students – Careers – Work Experience. CAREERS WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER All Year 10, 11 and 12 students and parents will receive each week a newsletter detailing all careers information that we receive. We hope some of the websites and information will be relevant to you and your son or daughter. Please contact us if you require further information or delete if nothing is relevant. If you are not receiving these emails please check with the college office that your contact details are up-to-date. All of our careers information is broadcast through this method so it is vital that details are current. REGIONAL CAREERS WEBSITE Our new Regional College Careers website at offers up-to-date information for parents and students in all year groups. MOODLE – CAREERS Always updated with important documents for work experience and university information. Parents can access this information via your child’s login. YEAR 8, 9 and 10 – TAX FILE NUMBERS Tax file number forms are processed by Mrs Tinsey every Friday. New forms are now available from the office. 2013 MID COAST CAREERS MARKET The MID COAST CAREERS MARKET is a fun and interactive, hands-on Expo for Years 9 to 12. Students are able to discuss their career options with local businesses, industry representatives and training providers and receive up-to-the-minute, relevant information. Talking to people who already work in their field of interest enables young people to learn about training and study pathways first-hand. They can find out what types of positions are available, how to get them and which growth areas can provide sustainable employment. Students also have the opportunity to interact with support services with the capabilities to foster and guide them in their quest for their chosen career. All exhibitors attending are encouraged to present highly interactive and entertaining displays to attract students to ‘get involved’ and contribute to the fun and energetic atmosphere. If you have a student in the family aged 15 or over please encourage them to attend and find out what career options are available to them! We also welcome local businesses, interested in connecting with students to let them know about career pathways, training options and occupations in your business or industry. Registration is free – just contact Michelle Fisher at Mid Coast Connect on 0448 877 953 for more information. Mid Coast Careers Market Port Macquarie Race Club, Tuesday 28 May 2013 10.00 am to 2.00 pm FREE ADMISSION

Karen Bale & Leanne Tinsey Leaders of Careers and University Transition

WOOLWORTHS EARN & LEARN PROGRAM The Woolworths Earn & Learn program is back! This community program enables schools and early learning centres throughout Australia to earn educational resources simply through the school community shopping at Woolworths. From Monday 8th April until Sunday 9th June 2013, when you shop at Woolworths you will be given a Woolworths Earn & Learn Point. There’ll be one Woolworths Earn & Learn Point for every $10 spent, excluding cigarettes, liquor and gift cards. Completed sticker cards can be dropped into the box in the office. The Woolworths Earn & Learn program offers products to suit students of all ages. Schools and early learning centres can choose resources based on their unique needs, across every educational category possible, including mathematics and English resources, science equipment, arts & crafts materials, sports gear and more.

CANTEEN ROSTER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The College canteen needs some extra help. If you would like to help on any day during the week between 9.30 -1.30pm (or even just a couple of hours in the middle of the day) please phone Emma Daley at the College Canteen on 55254100. Term 2, Week 2 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Marion Pallot Help Please Pat Shirt Irene Louise Coles & Lisa McPherson

UNIFORMS UNIFORM SHOP The College second hand uniform shop is open every Monday from 2.45pm – 3.45pm. Please go to office for directions.

ATTENDANCE REMINDER A reminder to all parents, notes must be in within 7 days of your child's absence or the absence will be reported on your child's report as UNEXPLAINED. Students who have more than 15 days leave in a year must have supporting documentation from a doctor or make written application to the Assistant Principal. This may also require an interview with the Principal or Assistant Principal. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------PARENTS / GUARDIANS EXPLANATION FOR PUPIL’S ABSENCE PUPIL’S NAME _______________________________________Year__________ PC ________ DATE(S) OF ABSENCE _________________________________________________________ REASON FOR ABSENCE ________________________________________________________ PARENT / GUARDIAN SIGNATURE ________________________________ DATE __________ *Failure to have an absence explained within 7 days of returning to school MUST, BY LAW, be recorded and reported as UNEXPLAINED ABSENCE.

Community Notice

FREE two day workshop and information sessions for PARENTS and CARERS of school age students on the Autism Spectrum





Week 3

Mon 13th May Closing date CCC Basketball trials – Penrith Mon 13th May 800m - Oval Tue 14th- Thur 15th May NAPLAN Fri 17th May 1500m - Oval

Week 4

Mon 20th May Mon 20th May Tue 21st May Wed 22nd May Thur 23rd May

CCC Basketball Selections Open Girls Triple Jump 13s & 15s Country Cup Rugby League - Port Macquarie 14s Swan's Cup AFL Diocesan Cross Country - Port Macquarie

Week 5

Tue 28th May Thurs 30th May Fri 31st May

Pupil Free Day 13s High Jump - Oval 12s High Jump – Oval

Week 6

Mon 3rd June Tue – Fri Tue 4th June Wed 5th June

Open Boys Triple Jump Yr 7-10 Exams Dio Southern Open Soccer - Kempsey CCC Touch - Penrith (Dio Teams)

Week 7

Mon 10th June Tue 11th June Thur 13th June Fri 14th June

Queens Birthday SJRC Athletics Carnival Open Soccer - North v South Final CCC Cross Country - Eastern Creek

Week 8

Mon 17th & Tue 18th June CCC Basketball Open Finals Wed 19th June 7-10 Soccer Gala Day - Coffs Harbour Fri 21st June Primary Zone Athletics Carnival @ SJRC

Week 9

Mon – Thurs Tue 25th June Fri 28th June

Yr 9 Canberra Excursion Waratah Cup Rugby Union - Coffs Harbour Last day of Term 2

CCC Diving Report Congratulations, Georgia Hinds (F03) and Eric Hammer (O05) who recently represented St Joseph’s Regional College at the Combined Catholic Colleges Diving held at Homebush Aquatic Centre. Georgia competed in the 15 year Springboard and received a Silver medal. Eric competed in the 15 year Springboard and received a Bronze medal. These results qualified them for All Schools competition on the 9th May. If successful, Georgia and Eric will qualify for the Schools National Titles. Congratulations also to Georgia Hinds from St Pauls High School who won Gold in Springboard and silver in Platform. We wish all three students the best.

Eric Hammer, Lucille Williams (St Pauls HS) & Georgia Hinds

St Josehp's Regional College Newsletter 10th May 2013  

weekly newsletter

St Josehp's Regional College Newsletter 10th May 2013  

weekly newsletter