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I would like to thank you and your children for the fantastic attendance at the town ANZAC service on Monday. I was truly impressed with the high representation of St Joseph's at the march and at the service. I received many compliments and acknowledgements from the public on our school's presence at the march and how well our school performed as a choir. Our Year 6 leaders did a great job during the march and at the service and well done to William, Erin and Charlotte for their work during the service. I would like to publicly thank all the teachers for preparing the students for the choir and a special thanks to Mrs Judd, Mrs Maree Twidale and Mrs Sanders for their efforts.
At the ANZAC Service, Wing Commander David Howard spoke of the key ideals that make up the ANZAC spirit which have helped shape our society since the First World War. A few that stood out to me were the ideals of giving everyone a Fair Go, showing empathy and respect. I took the opportunity at yesterday's parade to talk to the students about these points and how they fit into our school and daily lives. I mentioned that at times, a lot of us can be guilty of not living by these three basic ideals, that at times we are not giving everyone in our school a Fair Go and not showing respect for one another. I emphasised that we are not always going to get along with one another however we must always be respectful, we must always give everyone, no matter what, a Fair Go and treat others how we would like to be treated.
AUTISM AWARENESS DAY
The Catholic Schools Office in Toowoomba is promoting Autism Awareness by dressing in blue on 29th
April. We would like students of St Joseph's to dress in blue and bring a gold coin donation on this day to
show support for autistic children and their families. We will also be having blue cupcakes for sale for
morning tea on the day. Cost: 50c per cupcake. This is such a worthy cause and all proceeds will be donated
to Autism Queensland.