ANNUAL ARTS EVENING
On Friday 21st August we will be holding our annual St Joseph’s Arts Evening. The evening is our third building of community event for the year and serves as an opportunity for St Joseph’s Primary to showcase some of the incredible artistic talent that our students possess. With the overwhelming success of last year, we aim to spread the students work around the building to allow for better movability. To do so we will open up both the art room and the music room to showcase work from a range mediums. The display will open from 5:30pm in the Gayndah Arts and Cultural Centre (GACC Building).
Following the art display, parents are encouraged to attend a gallery exhibition opening in the conference room upstairs. It is our intention that we make this a truly community building event this year and work alongside a community organisation (Gayndah Art Gallery) to build the arts in our community. The invitation this year is not limited to only our parents exclusively and I ask that you extend the invite to any extended family members or close friends in the community. $10.00 will grant you entry into the exhibition and nibbles and canapés throughout the evening. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
As the parents move upstairs, students will move off to a BBQ dinner and a disco in the parish hall. The disco will run for approx. an hour and will be followed by students spreading their time between a range of activities in classrooms before settling into a couple of movie options.
We have had a very busy time in the library looking at all the Shortlisted Books for Children’s Book Week which runs from Saturday 22nd August - Friday 28th August. The CBCA celebrates its 70th Anniversary this year! The Book Week theme will be Books Light Up Our World! There are some lovely books to read and enjoy as the children review and rate them ready for our class voting next week.
Our day for dressing up as our favourite book character will be Tuesday the 25th of August on the library deck and I will endeavour to send a notice home with dress up ideas by Friday.
In conjunction with Bookweek we will be holding a Great Book Swap. All students are encouraged to donate a book in good condition that they enjoy, but are happy to part with. They need to bring this book and then swap it for another and make a gold coin donation, the proceeds of which will be donated to Indigenous Literacy to provide funds for remote indigenous communities.
Parents, caregivers and community members are also welcome to donate books, which they no longer want, to the adult Great Book Swap and swap for another book, also for a gold coin donation.
WOOLWORTHS EARN AND LEARN PROGRAM
Thank you to all those who have collected Earn and Learn stickers to assist the resourcing of our school. So far our tally stands at 1380 stickers. Our points so far would allow us to purchase some of the following items:
- Jumbo Dominoes for outdoor use.
- 80 piece 3D Shapes Kit
- Life Cycle Games
- Modelling Clay, Paintbrushes, Water colours
- Sporting Equipment
Keep collecting and asking those out of town relatives and friends to support St. Joey’s. Stickers can be collected up until 8th September, and can be sent into school any time between now and the end of term..
Double Sticker Weekend, Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August. To help you collect even more, Woolworths are holding a big Double Sticker Weekend this Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. Customers will get two stickers for every $10 they spend*. The more you collect the more educational equipment we can redeem.