Week 5 - Wellness Week

This week is wellness week! This is an opportunity to stop and do something for you as a family and take the pressure of homework away. The wellness team have arranged some wonderful activities before and after school that you may like to partake in together as a family.  

Kindergarten Orientation
Last week we welcomed our 2016 Kindergarten families to St Joseph’s. We wanted to share with thewhat an amazing community this is and what makes our school so special. Our wonderful captains Charlotte Bulmer and Ronan Messiah spoke so openly and honestly about the school and shared many insights they have gained over their seven years here. 

This Wednesday 4 November we welcome our new students. Their Year 4 buddies have been busy writing them letters of introduction and can’t wait to meet them in person. What an exciting time for these students. Orientation starts at 9.15am, meeting on the netball courts before moving off to Nagle Hall.  

From the Principal

    IS YOUR CHILD READY TO LEARN?There has been much research around the readiness of children to learn? This is not in relation to the age they should be when starting school, but about the developmental milestones that need to be established before they are actually ready to learn!
    With the advances in brain research and neuroplasticity, we now know that intelligence is not fixed, but rather it develops and changes through our lives. What neuroscientists have also discovered is the importance of motor development on learning readiness. 
    The research looks at the development of a child and how they are no longer developing their motor skills by crawling and walking for long periods of time,  but are often sitting and lying and thus not gaining the strength and motor readiness to engage the brain.
    Therefore I ask you this... how many minutes a day would you say your child is actually active? Are they having the opportunity to develop fine and gross motor skills? Do they tie their shoes, or button their shirts or do their shoes have velcro and zippers?
    All this means that we have children who are kept inside for the majority of their childhood years not engaging in motor-building tasks yet we often wonder why children enter school not being able to "sit in their seats", pay attention and form letters correctly!
    If you would like to read more.... 

    Posted 20 Jul 2015, 19:22 by Anna Cindric
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From the Students

Founded by the Presentation Sisters in 1953, St Joseph's Catholic Primary  School is characterised by a positive, nurturing, learning environment that strives for excellence in all facets of education; and fosters the confidence, self-worth and integrity of each child.​​

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