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P&F Meeting 6pm
Family Fun Day
Last Day of Term 3
Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
Back to School Term 4
Prep Orientation Day
13th - 14th October
Year 5 Day Camp
P & F Meeting 6pm
no later than 2.30pm
Welcome to St Joseph's Parish School, Atherton
St Joseph’s Parish School, catering for boys and girls from Prep to Year 6, is an integral part of the Cairns Diocese and the Atherton Catholic Parish. Located approximately one hour’s drive from Cairns, Atherton sits within the heart of the naturally beautiful and agriculturally rich Atherton Tablelands. Despite its many changes over the years, St Joseph’s Parish School has remained committed to providing its students with a well-balanced and relevant education and curriculum.
This website is designed to provide a practical and informative view of our school but by no means replaces personal contact. Please browse at your leisure but also feel free to contact us at any time.
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Latest News & Events
LOVE, FAITH AND KNOWLEDGE
At Monday’s assembly, I noted that St. Joseph’s
School will turn 100 in 7 years from now
(2023). That means, the next year’s Preps will
be still students here for the celebrations – really, not long to go.
As a result, in 2017 we will begin a gradual process of rediscovering
the spirit of St. Joseph’s School and work towards
making it a very clearly lived culture by the time of our
Last fortnight I shared something of the Mercy charism/culture– hospitality and relationship – captured in the image of the “comfortable cup of tea” (Mary McAuley, founder of the Sisters
of Mercy). Considering that the Sisters of Mercy started this
school and served the educational needs of children here for a
good 70 years, the Mercy tradition is one place to go when trying
to discover what does it mean to be a St. Joey’s boy or girl?
This week I focus on our school motto, as seen in
our school badge, and what it might mean within
the context of a Mercy school. The school motto
and school badge were developed a few years
ago with a vision for our school in mind (I
believe that Mrs. Flynn, one of our teachers, was
a student here when the current badge was
designed). Therefore, like the Mercy charism, the
motto (Love, Faith, Knowledge) is yet another source for
exploring what it means to be a member of the St. Joey’s
P & F NEWS
At our last meeting 31st August: It was passed that the P&F would fund the following projects:
* $5000 towards fencing of the oval
* $12012 for new classroom set of Chromebooks
* $200 towards Maize festival float
* $200 towards fundraising efforts of P&F entrant & $25 entry fee
* Changes in class numbers means that the demountable has become available so Tuckshop facilities are being
finalised to move to that space for the 2017 construction period. Still determining costs.
* Electricity for the school oval project is progressing with tenders being sought to carry out works.
* Social function to be run at Malanda Majestic Theatre with a screening of the movie Bad Mums and wine/
canapes. To be held early in Term 4.
* Positive changes in school framework allows greater capacity for parents to be involved in decision making and the
P&F to align more strategically with school for betterment projects.
Next meeting: 19th October 2016
LEARNING APP LINK
A new free learning potential app has been released by the Federal Government.
This app is for parents with tips and ways to be more involved in their child’s learning. It’s for all ages, from the high chair
to high school, and it gives you:
* tips and hints
* relevant information tailored to your child’s age
* fun and easy ways to stimulate learning
This is the link http://education.gov.au/news/new-learning-potential-app