On Wednesday 22 November, St Joseph’s held it’s transition day for 2018 – the students had a fun day. First we read a book called the Fantastic Flying books of Mr Morris Lessmore which is about hopes of dreams. Students then created a video using the Green Screen about what they want to be when they grow up. Next we discussed what to be a good friend and made friendship cookies. Lastly we played a variety of sight word games including: fishing, snap and shaving foam.
During transition day in the K/PP classroom we read the story “The Enormous Watermelon” and then did some watermelon based activities.
On Wednesday 22nd November all staff and students had a great time at our Water Fun Day.
On Friday 10th November 2017, St Joseph’s School held a small Remembrance Day Service to mark the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918. Staff and students presented the service, with a number of poems and tributes being shared.
On Friday the 27th October 2017 the students in Year’s 3-6 participated at the T20 Bash Cricket Carnival at the Southern Cross Oval. Students participated in cricket and competed against students from both Moorine Rock Primary School and the Southern Cross District High School. It was a great fun day which students thoroughly enjoyed with lots of music and dancing. Congratulations to Joeross who won the sportsmanship award for helping other students and trying his best throughout the day. A special thanks to Melinda Lucas from the WA Cricket Association for coordinating the day.
On Wednesday the 18th of October, the Year 1/2 Class went to Angelo’s farm. We first visited the wheat crops and learnt about the different types of wheat and what they are used for. Then we went to the farm and saw the different machines they use for seeding and harvesting. We were also allowed to climb into one of the tractors. To end our excursion we visited the cows and the animal farm where we patted horses and goats.
Some of our favourite parts were:
“Seeing the wheat crop and picking some wheat” – Bronte
“When we saw the baby chicks because they are cute” – Ekam
“Seeing the wheat crop” – Logan
“Patting the little goats” – Lucas
“Chasing the goats” – Angelo
“Seeing the air seeder and learning about it” – Xavier
“Seeing the baby chickens because they are cute. I like baby chickens” – Denym
“Seeing the baby goats” – Dakota
Special thank you to Rebecca for touring us around the farm and to Jason and Gary Guerini for telling us about the farm machinery.
On Friday 20th October 2017, St Joseph’s school celebrated Grandparents Day with a wonderful morning tea for our grandparents and families. Thank you to everyone for coming along – it was a fantastic turn out. Thank you to our staff and families who provided a plate of food to share. The students also provided some entertainment by presenting their “Lion King” dance which they performed at the Performing Arts Festival during the 2017 Camp.
St Joseph’s School has been collecting ring pulls from drink cans as a fundraiser for Wheelchairs for Kids.
As well as from our students and their families, we have had tremendous support from the Yilgarn community with a huge number of ring pulls being delivered to the school. The Year 3–6 students emptied the ring pulls received into a wheelie bin and we took the opportunity to take a photograph of the students to say “Thank You” to everyone who has helped and to show off the amount of ring pulls collected so far.
We are still collecting ring pulls, so if you have any that you would like to donate please drop them into the school office so we can fill up our containers.
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.
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.
Please click on the following link to find out about the Performing Arts Festival & Camp 2017 – Camp 2017