ST JOSEPH'S DAY
Last Wednesday we celebrated an important day in our school year – St Joseph’s Day. Year 5/6/7 led the school in a very prayerful and reflective liturgy. The liturgy culminated with a reflection of the virtues of St Joseph: Honesty, Reliability, Justice, Patience, Loyalty, Hardworking, Humility, Simplicity and Faithfulness. These nine virtues along with the four values of St Mary MacKillop provide guidance to all members of St Joseph’s Millmerran by showing us ways in which we can live more fully in our lives. On conclusion of the liturgy, I challenged and encouraged the students to take the time to think about one of the virtues that spoke most to them and to try and live it more throughout the year.
Well done to the Year 5/6/7 class for organising a very successful Drought Relief Fundraiser. Thanks to the very generous students, staff and families who donated $442.05 to the Aussie Helpers Fund.
Harmony Day celebrations were held at the school on Thursday 20th and were a wonderful success. The students embraced Harmony Day and were involved in a number of activities such as yoga, cultural dancing, learning a song in a different language, indigenous games and activities that promoted the theme of the day ‘everybody belongs’. The celebrations concluded with a delicious feast of traditional dishes from the Philippines and Tanzania. A big thank you to the wonderful cooks, especially Mrs Dichosa for preparing the feast and serving it up to the students and staff.
This term in History the Prep/Ones and the One/Twos have being learning all about the past, present and future. They have explored life in the past and how it has changed. In order to learn firsthand about life in the past they interviewed their grandparents or parents and played some olden day games at the Grandparents Day, which was held on Tuesday 25th. A wonderful morning was had by all and it was great to see so many parents and grandparents join in the celebrations. Click here for more photos......
The next P&F Meeting will be held 7th May at 6pm. All welcome and encouraged to attend.
The trial period has ended and many people have been happy with the system so we have decided to purchase the full version. To install it, just click on the "CLICK HERE" link above or search for our school name "St Joseph's Primary School Millmerran" in the App or Google Play Store.
On Monday the school was lucky enough to have a visit from Yamba the Honey ant, which is part of the Australian Government's Live Longer campaign. The students learnt about the importance of healthy eating, exercise and hygiene through singing and dancing with Yamba. The students thoroughly enjoyed the visit.
International Competitions and Assessments for Schools are a voluntary extension exercise for students in years 3 to 7. They are an opportunity for students to test their knowledge and practice exam strategies. Please complete the entry form included in this week's newsletter and return it to the school office by Wednesday 2nd April.