LENT AND PROJECT COMPASSION
Last week we gathered as a school and parish community for our Ash Wednesday Mass. As we know Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season, a period in which we take more time to look at our lives and find ways to be better Christian people. During this Lenten period we can do this by living more simply; by giving up some of the things that we enjoy. We can also work to become better Christian people by thinking of and helping out others through Project Compassion projects or just by showing more care, respect and tolerance. During our first week of Project Compassion the classes have raised a total of $142, which is a great first week effort.
I was extremely impressed with the quality of the Show Work that our students entered this year. It was fantastic to see their work on display and I hope that you were able to see it as well. The school work section is just one way in which our school can help support our local show so it was great to see that many of our students took some of their own time and entered works in the different areas such as photography, art, Lego and cooking sections. I know many of our students managed to walk away with some prizes for their efforts but all of our students should be proud of their work this year.
This Friday, 14th March, we are holding a fundraising day to raise money for drought relief. Students are encouraged to come to school dressed in their "Best Country Clothes", and bring a gold coin donation to go towards the Drought Relief Fund "Aussie Helpers". Please keep in mind students will be participating in PE lessons that day.
The next P&F Meeting will be held Wednesday 19th March at 7.30pm in the Assembly Hall. This new meeting time will form one of the agenda items which need to be to the Secretary, Lynnda Taylor, as well as apologies, by Monday 17th March. All welcome and encouraged to attend.
MILLMERRAN SHEEP RACES
Be a part of a great event!!
There will be a parents and friends get together on next Wednesday the 19th of March, this will be held at 6.30pm (in the hall at school). This will allow parents and friends to have the opportunity to discuss matters in regards to the Sheep Races. I would like to personally invite all parents and friends of St Joseph's to come and have a cold drink, enjoy some light refreshments and have a chat. Pearta Nolan
SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY
St Joseph's Cross Country event will be held on Wednesday 26th March commencing at 9am. Parents are required to act as course marshalls so please contact the school office if you can help. The remainder of the day will be a normal school day. Students are able to wear team colours.