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Congratulations to our students and teachers who put together the magnificent St Joseph’s School display for the Yilgarn Agricultural Show. This year our focus was Reading Comprehension which was displayed in our banner “Reading Gives Your Imagination Wings”. Well done for all of your efforts.

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On Friday 8th September 2017, St Joseph’s School students competed in the YSSSA Athletics Carnival, along with students from Moorine Rock Primary School and Southern Cross District High School. It was great to see all students participate in their events and give everything their best effort.

Well done to Alaska Shipard on receiving the Sub-Junior Girl Runner Up and Joeross Lendio on receiving the Intermediate Boy Runner Up medallions, excellent work.

All student’s participated extremely well and it was great to see so much energy and enthusiasm on the day.

Congratulations to Moorine Rock Primary School on winning the Handicap Points Trophy and to SXDHS Phoenix for winning the Outright Points Trophy. Well done to all participants.

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Please click on the following link to find out about the Performing Arts Festival & Camp 2017 – Camp 2017

On Thursday 31st August 2017, St Joseph’s students invited their Dad’s and Grandad’s to school for a yummy breakfast. It was great to see so many family members attend. Thank you to our staff for preparing the wonderful breakfast.

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On Friday 25th August 2017, the students from Moorine Rock Primary School visited St Joseph’s School for a Literacy Day. The Literacy Day was held during Book Week and students dressed up as a character from their favourite book. The students looked great and had a lot of fun. In the Pre-Primary to Year Two class, students read the book: Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss.  Students participated in a number of fun activities including: creating a Thing Artwork, sorting real and nonsense words, creating rhyming hats and sock puppets. In the Year’s 3-6 class, the theme followed the Book Week theme of Escape to Everywhere. Students completed a number of activities including creating a hot air balloon, writing a postcard from Venice and making a magic carpet from Morocco. The day was a wonderful opportunity for the two schools to come together and the students had a wonderful day.

Miss Reeve

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On Sunday, 30th July we celebrated our Parish Community Mass. Parishioners from Merredin and Kalgoorlie joined us in this celebration at Our Lady of Monserrat Catholic Church. Mass was followed by a luncheon in the St Joseph’s School Library.

Thank you to Father Matthew for leading the Mass for us, and to all those who attended the lovely Mass and lunch. Thank you also to those who provided a plate to share for lunch.

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On Wednesday, 9th August, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre came to St Joseph’s School to perform their latest show ‘The Twits’, which is based on Roald Dahl’s book of the same name.

Roald Dahl’s The Twits is a comedy of rebellion and justice in which Muggle-Wump the monkey races to outwit Mr and Mrs Twit, two of the most terrible and disgusting people ever to have lived. Playfulness and tricks are more successful than following the rules in this classic Roald Dahl story, making it fantastically well suited to the world of puppet theatre. The perfect show for encouraging students to reflect on their treatment of others.

Here are some reviews from our Year 1 and 2 students:

“I loved the Spare Parts Puppet Show. I love how The Twit’s played tricks on each other and all the props.” – Bronte

“His eye popped out.” – Denym

“I liked all of it.” – Angelo

“The best part was the part when Mr Twit was the rainbow bird and saved the monkey.” – Dakota

“The best part was the horns.” – Lucas

“I liked when they played tricks on each other.” – Sienna L

“My favourite part was when they blew into the horns and it made a loud noise.” – Xavier

“What I liked about The Twits was the creativity and the music.” – Ekam

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On Monday the 26th June, the students of St Joseph’s School participated in activities to celebrate NAIDOC week. They rotated through each class and did an activity with each of the teachers.

In the Year 1/2 class they read the story of the rainbow serpent, which is an indigenous dreamtime story about how they believe the earth and humans were created. The students then created a giant rainbow serpent out of drawings done by every student.

In the 3-6 class the students created a digeridoo using the painting technique of dot painting. A digeridoo is a musical instrument made by indigenous Australians out of wood.

In the K/PP room we did dot painting on bark, to symbolise the way indigenous Australians use painting to tell the stories of their culture and pass down these stories to their children. The students came up with their own stories and created dot paintings to tell these stories; we even had Father Hyginus come in and paint one too!

Miss Roose – K/PP Teacher

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Congratulations to Joeross Lendio who received his First Eucharist on Saturday 17th June.

Joeross is pictured here with his lovely Mum Resa.

Thank you to Cody Duncan from the WA Football Commission who is visiting our school for two sessions of football this term. All students are participating in the clinics and have so far been brushing up on their football skills and having a lot of fun.

Cody will return during the last week of Term Two for a second football clinic.

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