NATIONAL WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL DAY
Friday 22nd May is National Walk Safely to School day. St. Joseph’s will be recognising this day by offering an alternative drop off place and the opportunity to walk together to school. We will meet at 8.10am at Jaycees Park (Museum Park). We will mark a roll and walk safely to school as a group from there. Please join us in this fun, alternative way to get to school.
WEAR RED ON PENTECOST
Pentecost is probably one of the most important days on the Church calendar, but it often gets overlooked. Pentecost (Greek for "50th day") is celebrated by Christians 50 days after Easter, and marks the day that the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles while they were cowering and hiding behind locked doors following Jesus' resurrection. After receiving the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit, the apostles immediately went out and preached Jesus' message to everyone—even those who spoke other languages. To celebrate, wear something red on Friday 22nd May. The colour of the vestments worn by priests on Pentecost is red, to symbolize the love of the Holy Spirit, or the tongues of fire that appeared over the heads of the apostles on Pentecost.
This Friday the Faith Ministry will lead us in Liturgy for the feast of Pentecost. This liturgy will form part of our Friday assembly at 9am in the Hall. I encourage all families to take the time to join us to celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit as a community of St. Joseph’s.
MAROON FOR MISSION
The first State of Origin Game is on Wednesday 27th May. This will be a Maroon for Mission Casual Dress Day. The children are encouraged to wear maroon or if their loyalties lie south of the border - blue and bring a gold coin for our Mission appeal. Please put this date in your calendars, and prepare to show your loyalties on State of Origin Game One Day.
Book Fair –Theme— “Kings Queens and Castles, Enter the Kingdom of Books”
Tuesday 19th May to Wednesday 27th May. Family reading morning will be Tuesday 26th May, starting when the morning bell goes at 8.40am. Children are invited to dress up in theme, for example as a King, Queen, Princess, Knight, dragon etc.
Students made a crown during art last week, and they are welcome to wear this as well. The costume would need to be something that can be worn over their normal uniform, as the dress up will only be during the reading morning. If you have any queries please give the office a call.
Last Friday Prep, Mrs Colvin and Mrs Doyle shared the importance of the gift of Love with us at Assembly. This was a great way to celebrate the Ascension of our Lord and remind us that loving ourselves and others is our greatest gift. We are very lucky to have witnessed this assembly and share in the message of the day. So Thanks Prep!
Date claimer—Family fun day Sunday 28th June. The P&F will provide a BBQ and drinks for the kids.
The uniform shop welcomes donations of good quality second hand uniforms.
Breakky Club would love some donations of bread, juice concentrate and vegemite.