Congratulations to White House on winning overall at the swimming carnival at the end of last term. Gold came second and Blue third. The students of St Joseph’s excelled in their behaviour, encouragement of other competitors, their participation to earn maximum points for their House and their general sportsmanship. Thank you to everyone who assisted in many ways to ensure the carnival was the wonderful day it was.
Congratulations to our swimming carnival age champions:
5yr boy - Kade, 6yr girl - Sarah, 7yr boy - Will, 7yr girl - Bodie, 8yr boy - Hayden, 8yr girl - Ivy, 9yr boy - Seth, 9yr girl - Alyssa, 10yr boy - Harrison, 10yr girl - Mariah, 11yr boy - Colby, 11yr girl - Amy, 12yr boy - Kurt, 12yr girl - Mikeely, 13yr girl - Acacia.
CARITAS WALK FOR A JUST FUTURE
On the last day of term 1, teachers and parents participated in the Caritas Walk for a Just Future, walking 2kms around the Civic Centre and Football fields block. Over the duration of the term, each class at St Joseph’s engaged in learning about the Caritas Foundation, in particular Project Compassion. “This year Project Compassion’s aim is to demonstrate how Caritas Australia empowers young people to become channels of our love and positive change for their entire communities”. A Just Future is possible for all generations and communities, who are part of one human family. A Just Future starts with all of us doing our best for others. With this in mind, the year 6 Outreach leadership group decided to hold a walk involving the whole school. The children were invited to dress in purple for the day and were each given a purple bandana in exchange for a gold coin donation. Having viewed the Caritas resource videos each week, the children understand exactly where their money is going to. The students were very excited to have raised $329.65 from their fundraising today. A BIG thank you to Jo Boothby and Kym Perry for their efforts in the production of the bandanas.
CARITAS - PROJECT COMPASSION
The theme for Project Compassion this year is ‘A Just Future’. The Year 6 Outreach group have delivered the Project Compassion boxes and posters to all classrooms and the Office. This year Project Compassion demonstrates how Caritas Australia empowers young people to become channels of love and positive change for their entire communities. ‘A Just Future is possible for all generations and communities, who are part of one human family. A Just Future starts today.’ Caritas Australia
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