SchoolEditor, Author at St Joseph's Narrabeen

One of the best things about Joeys is our community. We want to celebrate that with a casual and fun get together for parents. The Joeys’ Hub (our parents and friends committee) has put together a Parents’ Night Out, which is an informal way to get to know parents across all grades. Our children play and learn together – so it makes sense we can get to know each other too! Whether your child is just starting out, or has been at Joeys for a few years, come and have a drink under the stars and a chat. BYO drinks and grab your ticket on QKR now. See you there!

2023 saw a raft of tweaks, changes and new additions for our school!

While we’re proud of our heritage, it has given St Joseph’s a fresh makeover and made our grounds more comfortable, visually appealing, fun and enjoyable for our students.

We got a whole new play area, full of brand new equipment that our Joeys couldn’t wait to scramble over!

The whole school exterior was painted, along with the interior of our classrooms.

Every classroom and common area got brand new carpet.

We installed a fresh new shade cloth in our outdoor area, to keep everyone safe and sheltered.

Our Year 6 class of 2023 (supported by the P&F, which our families contributed to via fundraising initiatives) donated this amazing number chart for students to do some hands-on learning.

In 2022, we extended the Kindergarten room with a glass sliding door, to create two flexible learning spaces. This breakout room is used by both our Kindergarten and Year 1 classes, as required, to best support learning.

We also renovated the old arts and crafts room, to create a new, bigger classroom (that is currently used by our Year 2 class).

Since 2022, whiteboards and aging projectors were upgraded to new technology.  In 2022, Kindergarten and Year 2 had large interactive screens installed in their classrooms, and in 2023, smart TVs were installed in all other classrooms. These have software/hardware so iPads, laptops and Chromebooks can seamlessly connect and be used interactively as a group.

Our handball courts were freshly repainted, with a new one added.

And we had soccer goals painted where our students love to play!  

We’re always focused on improving our facilities for our students and can’t wait to dive into 2024!

 

Here’s our official stationary list for 2024!

 

We are very excited about our Christmas Carols event at St Joseph’s, on December 7 with the performance starting at 5.30pm.

This event will be held in our playground and we invite all our village and their loved ones to join us for an sunset singalong to get into the festive spirit!

 

TOPLINE: We’re thrilled to be bringing this event back to Joeys next Thursday Dec 7. All our Joeys will take part in performing on the evening and have been working hard at rehearsing.

TIMING: The performance starts at 5.30pm, but please aim to arrive from 5pm, so you can settle yourself in the playground (BYO picnic rugs) with all Joeys seated with their class and ready by 5.20pm. (If you need to bring a chair, please be mindful of positioning, so everyone can see.)

OUTFITS for students: Denim ‘bottoms’ (skirt, shorts or jeans) and red, white or green t-shirts (printed Ts are fine – please don’t buy anything new!). Christmas headwear (headbands, hats) may be worn.

FUNDRAISING: The Joeys’ Christmas Carols are free, but our Year 6 class have some optional fundraising initiatives on the night which you can also take part in, if you like – Hotdogs and the Mega Christmas Raffle!

Hotdogs: Available for collection at the end of the evening (dinner, sorted!). You can order now via QKR (if you’d like one for yourself, simply add an extra under your child’s name).
Mega Christmas Raffle: Every family will receive a book of raffle tickets on Monday Nov 27. There are loads of special Christmas hampers up for grabs, drawn live at Carols! Tickets are available for $2.50 each ($30 for a complete book of tickets). Please submit all funds electronically via QKR. Write contact details of purchaser on both sides of ticket stubs. Please return tickets to school by next Wednesday Dec 6.

Thank you so much to our generous raffle sponsors!

Vouchers:
Restaurant Lovat $100 voucher
Pittwater Fine Quality Meats $100 voucher
Lakeside Fish Market $50  (will be a prize with the Pittwater Fine Quality Meats voucher)
Magnolia Home $100 voucher
Bar 2101 $50 voucher
United Cinemas $40 (2 complimentary adult passes)
Mrs Décor Lover (Two grazing box vouchers)

Hampers: Value $100-$150 each

Officeworks (toy donations)
Kidstuff (toy donations)
Brot & Wurst German Small Goods (gingerbread house)

We can’t wait to see you there!

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