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 style="text-align:justify;">Dear Parents/Caregivers, </p><p style="text-align:justify;"></p><p style="text-align:justify;">On behalf of our school community, welcome to the St. Joseph's Primary School website. As you explore our website, we hope you get a sense of a warm and welcoming atmosphere and the exceptional learning community that St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Gayndah offers. We are blessed with a compassionate staff, who are united in their dedication to deliver excellence in learning and teaching. Our school motto - <strong>`In All Things Glorify God' </strong>expresses the centrality of Christ to all that we are and do. St Joseph's Catholic Primary School has a strong faith tradition and a deep attachment to the Benedictine tradition of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, affectionately known as the "Good Sams". The harmonious co-existence of this tradition with contemporary pedagogy, dedicated and professional staff and flexible learning spaces, engender a community where each student has the opportunity to pursue their talents and interests in a caring and supportive environment.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">As an educational leader, I believe the purpose of education is supporting our students to 'become better at learning and better at life' and we must do it, in partnership with parents. I believe we do this well at St Joseph's. We know that a highly effective academic education assists our students to be better at life, and we will use every resource at our disposal to support that academic growth of our individual students…because it helps them become good at life. Jesus came “so that we may live life and live to its fullest". Why would we not want that for our children? Students then become lifelong learners. Similarly, our Religious Education component, along with the values and culture of our Catholic school community and co-curricular offerings, absolutely support our students to be better at learning and to be better at life.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">At St Joseph's we inspire a love of learning as we educate the heart as well as the academic mind, of each child. Educating the heart means pursuing passion, living a life that doesn't seem like work. It means interacting and working in groups, solving problems together and knowing what we stand for…and what we won't stand for. An educated heart can bring joy to others, an educated heart gives meaning to the soul and joy to the world. Our students will not leave St Joseph's without knowing what they are good at and what they are passionate about. For this to happen, we provide opportunities for creativity, opportunities to experience and explore the things that excite them.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">I hope you enjoy exploring our website and that you gain an understanding of the happy, exciting and energising place that is St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Gayndah. As you explore the site you will be introduced to the school's history, our approach to learning and how this all works together so that our students are engaged, successful learners who are faith-filled and positively contribute to the world.<br></p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:justify;margin-right:0px;"><strong>Bec O'Connor​</strong><br>Principal​<br></p><p><br></p>

 Community News



Happy Easterhttp://www.stjosephsgayndah.qld.edu.au/news-events/Latest-News/Pages/Happy-Easter.aspxHappy Easter<div>​The reason Christians celebrate Easter is not to remember the unjust execution of Jesus Christ but because, miraculously, this was not the end of His story. The dramatic reversal of events that all human experience before and since associates with finality and irreversibility is the basis of one of Christianity’s most essential qualities - hope. For Christians, Jesus’ resurrection from the dead affirms that nothing is beyond the redeeming grace of God and that death itself is not the final denouement it appears to be. You don’t need to be a believing Christian to be buoyed by the message of hope that Christians see in the events of the first Easter. The simple message of Easter…Christian or not… is that redemption is always at hand. As desperate as things may seem, life bursts forth in the most unexpected way. And the life we celebrate is marked by the love we share with one another in human relationships.<br></div><div><br></div><div><strong><em>I wish a very Happy Easter to all our students, staff, families and friends. May the peace, joy and love of the Risen Lord be with you and your families this Easter and I pray that everyone, if possible, has a restful and peaceful Easter.</em></strong><br></div><p>​</p>
Enrol for 2022 now!http://www.stjosephsgayndah.qld.edu.au/news-events/Latest-News/Pages/Enrol-for-2021-now.aspxEnrol for 2022 now!<p>​Enrol your child (including siblings) now for 2022.<br><br>We invite you to complete the online enrolment form using the below link.  The online enrolment form can be completed at any time of day and we only need a copy of the birth certificate at this stage. This can be emailed or brought in to the office and copied if you prefer.<br><br>Please click on the link below at any time of day to enrol your child.<br></p><p><a href="https://public.bne.catholic.edu.au/enrolmentspublic?schoolId=166" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><strong><em>Online Enrolment Form</em></strong></a><br><br>Please contact the school office on 07 4161 1889, via email or drop in to the school office 8:30am - 3pm Monday-Friday if you have any questions or to set up an interview.</p><p><img src="/news-events/Latest-News/PublishingImages/Pages/Enrol-for-2021-now/happystudents2021.jpg" alt="happystudents2021.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:630px;" /><br><br></p>
Fundraising for Caritashttp://www.stjosephsgayndah.qld.edu.au/news-events/Latest-News/Pages/Fundraising-for-Caritas.aspxFundraising for Caritas<p>​Our fundraising effort this term for Project Compassion has certainly achieved some milestones starting with Shrove Tuesday (Pancake day) and selling icy cups last Thursday. Year 6 leaders along with their class teacher and school officer are working together each week to organise different fundraising events. This coming Thursday at second break, they will be selling popcorn for $1 a bag and of course there will be caramel sauce available upon request. On Friday we counted all the money and so far we have collected $127.90. That’s almost 26 chickens that provide eggs for schools in the Solomon Islands. Thank you to all students and parents for their generosity.</p><p><br></p><p><img src="/news-events/Latest-News/PublishingImages/Pages/Fundraising-for-Caritas/FundraisingCaritas2021.jpg" alt="FundraisingCaritas2021.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:630px;" />​</p>

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 Upcoming Events



Classes resume for Term 2http://www.stjosephsgayndah.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=227Classes resume for Term 220/04/2021 12:00:00 AM
Cross Countryhttp://www.stjosephsgayndah.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=228Cross Country22/04/2021 12:00:00 AM
P&F Meetinghttp://www.stjosephsgayndah.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=229P&F Meeting11/05/2021 9:00:00 AM