Welcome to St Joseph's Catholic Primary School - Gayndah




 Principal's Welcome



Message from the Principalhttp://www.stjosephsgayndah.qld.edu.au/About Us/Pages/Message-from-the-Principal.aspxMessage from the Principal<p> </p><p>On behalf of our school community, welcome to the St. Joseph's Primary School, website.</p><p> </p><p>The school opened on October 6, 1919 by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan and the hard working members of the St. Joseph's parish community.  We continue to honour the presence of the sisters as we strive to live out the Benedictine charism and values of:</p><ul><li>Community</li><li>Partnership</li><li>Hospitality</li><li>Stewardship</li><li>Peace</li><li>Balance</li><li>Compassion</li><li>Humility</li><li>Healing </li><li>Listening<br><br>These values are underpinned by The Word of God and Prayer.<br> <br><br>Our staff embody these values as they seek to teach, challenge and transform the learners placed in our care.  They are committed to providing quality learning experiences as they support all students to realise their potential. Learners are known holistically and their spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs are catered for.  <br><br><br>As an educational leader, I believe that all learners can succeed, but not in the same way and not on the same day.  I believe in having high expectations on all learners and supporting them to meet those expectations.<br><br><br>We look forward to working in partnership with you, the community of St. Joseph's, as together we grow our learners.  We welcome parents as their child's first educators, to engage in the learning journey of the children.  There are plenty of opportunities for parents to engage with the school and with their child's learning.<br><br><br>We ask God's blessing on us all as we journey together throughout 2018. <br><br>God of the journey, be among us.  We ask this confident of your faithful kindness and in the name of Christ who journeyed before us, and the Spirit who lights the way.<br><br><br>In all things, glorify God<br><br><strong> </strong><br><br><strong>Terese Shephard</strong><br><br>Acting Principal</li></ul> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><br><strong>See Also:  </strong><a href="/About%20Us/Pages/Principal%27s-Vision.aspx"><strong>Principal's Vision</strong></a></p>

 Community News



Choir Newshttp://www.stjosephsgayndah.qld.edu.au/news-events/Latest-News/Pages/Choir-News.aspxChoir News<p style="text-align:justify;">​On Saturday 23rd June our choir will perform at the Confirmation Mass. This special invitation was extended to our choir from Fr Biju and the St Joseph’s Parish. They have been so impressed with the students, that they extended this special invitation. This is a very special time in our church and a huge honour for our choir to be invited to lead our congregation. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Our choir will also perform at our end of term Mass on Wednesday 24th June at 9am. Our choir students have been spending many hours rehearsing and are excited to share with you a snippet of what they are currently learning. A BIG thank you to Mrs Bryant for leading our choir and giving up your own time to rehearse with the students. If students would like to join choir, they are most welcome and can express their interest with Miss O’Connor or Mrs Bryant. </p>
Confirmation Masshttp://www.stjosephsgayndah.qld.edu.au/news-events/Latest-News/Pages/Confirmation-Mass.aspxConfirmation Mass<p style="text-align:justify;">​The celebration of the Sacrament; Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation have always been a major highlight in each families’ path of nurturing their child’s faith and participation in the Catholic Church. Yet, what must not be forgotten is the core component, the Mass, as it is within this celebration that our Sacraments are generally received and acknowledged by the wider parish community. It generates for many parents and older siblings; happy memories of the major steps they took in their faith formation. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">We have three students, Isabella, Angus and Ella who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this Saturday evening at 6pm. Confirmation is the sacrament whereby the child ‘confirms’ the faith professed and the promises made at their baptism when they were an infant. We will celebrate this milestone of these students with Mass this Saturday evening at 6pm. We wish to extend the welcome to our school community to join us for this special occasion and wish the students our blessing at this special time. We are also blessed to have our school choir to lead the congregation for this special Mass. </p>
Sports Newshttp://www.stjosephsgayndah.qld.edu.au/news-events/Latest-News/Pages/Sports-News.aspxSports News<p style="text-align:justify;">Athletics Carnival - important information <br>Firstly, I wish to thank the parent volunteers who assisted at the 800m event on Monday. Our Athletics Day schedule for Thursday and Friday has been given out via class buckets, however due to unforeseen circumstances there has been a last minute change to the Thursday timetable. Students (9-12yrs) will compete in Discus and 400m event this Thursday. The 200m event will now take place next Wednesday. Students will walk to the local footy fields this Thursday. We will begin the 400m with 12yrs. Once students complete the 400m, they will move to the discus event to complete. Once students have completed both events, they will walk back to school with their class teacher. Please understand that some factors are out of our control and your support with this is very much appreciated. Announcements of Age Champions will now take place next Friday (2:15pm) at Assembly. <br>A few final reminders are below for our Athletics Day: <br>• Tuckshop will be available on the day. <br>• Students must stay with their class leader (staff member) at all times, unless students are using toilet facilities. <br>• Students may wear only their house colours or school sport’s uniform to school in appropriate attire for participation. <br>• Any student departing before 3pm is to follow the normal process i.e. permission from their supervising teacher and go via Jody and Helen, at the recording tent, to be signed out. <br>• The office will be closed on Friday. If you need to sign out a child or have a general inquiry, please see Jody or Helen at the recorder’s tent <br>• Students must ask for permission from their teacher to go to the toilet and will be asked to go with a buddy <br>• As students will be constantly on the move during the carnival, shade will be limited and you must have a hat and sunscreen. Extra sunscreen can be found at the house tents. <br>• This is a school carnival and as such we encourage our students to participate and enjoy the day. <br>We look forward to seeing you all there! </p>

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 Upcoming Events



Athletics Dayhttp://www.stjosephsgayndah.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=57Athletics Day22/06/2018 12:00:00 AM
Sacrament of Confirmationhttp://www.stjosephsgayndah.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=47Sacrament of Confirmation23/06/2018 12:00:00 AM
Whole School Mass 9am (choir to perform)http://www.stjosephsgayndah.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=70Whole School Mass 9am (choir to perform)24/06/2018 12:00:00 AM
200m race 9-12 yearshttp://www.stjosephsgayndah.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=71200m race 9-12 years24/06/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Day of Term 2http://www.stjosephsgayndah.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=62Last Day of Term 229/06/2018 12:00:00 AM
Year 1/2 Assembly 2.15pmhttp://www.stjosephsgayndah.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=72Year 1/2 Assembly 2.15pm29/06/2018 12:00:00 AM
First Day of Term 3http://www.stjosephsgayndah.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=63First Day of Term 317/07/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Day of Term 3http://www.stjosephsgayndah.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=64Last Day of Term 321/09/2018 12:00:00 AM