This week’s Kids Speak comes from St Joseph’s School, Nagambie Big first term launches the school year
What a busy term we have had, starting with our swimming carnival, which saw some students continue on to district then regional level.
The year 5 and 6 students had a great leadership day in Shepparton, with a range of amazing speakers. One of the speakers was elder Uncle Leon Saunders from the Yorta Yorta and DjaDja Wurrung clans.
We are delighted to hear Foundation students, as well as new students and families, have settled into the school community without stress.
Our new Foundation students have enjoyed learning how to use technology as a learning tool in their classroom.
St Joseph’s has pioneered its own radio station, which is run by the students and guided by Brenton Noye (technical support). This has been a huge success.
Throughout the term, the children have worked on their religious knowledge.
From Shrove Tuesday, when the Year 6 students created and served pancakes to the whole school, the children have been focused on the season of Lent.
On Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, year 1 and 2 students locked away the word ‘Alleluia’, which is not used during Lent.
Then in the last week of term they focused on the events of Holy Week, which began with Palm Sunday and included Holy Thursday and Good Friday.
The children portrayed these events in a liturgy held just before the holidays.
The whole school came dressed in green for St Patrick’s Day, and fun activities with the buddy groups were enjoyed in a celebration of St Joseph’s Day.
Congratulations to the students who accepted their sacrament of Reconciliation during the term.
This term we introduced a new initiative to the whole school reading program. This is where the whole school spends the first 10 minutes of every day reading either quietly to themselves, to an adult or to another student.
This has been an amazing success, with many parents stopping after drop-off time to read or listen to reading.