9 February, 2023
St Joseph’s School - Feb 8, 2023
We welcomed students, staff, and families
— both old and new — back to school
last week for the start of another productive
and fun year of learning and activities at St
We hope everyone had a relaxing
and enjoyable holiday, and we look forward
to a prosperous 2023.
A special welcome to our Kinder class
and other new students. We hope all the
new members of our school family, find their
time at St Joey’s enjoyable and rewarding.
Year six/kindergarten buddies
It was an exciting time last Monday when
the Year Six students were introduced to
their “Kinder Buddies”. They now have a big
job in front of them making sure our new
Kinders settle in well at St Joseph’s.
The Year Six students and Kinder children,
will do things like visit the church
together, have lunch together, and be there
for one another.
Student Leaders Investiture Mass
It was a wonderful celebration at mass
last Thursday when our Year Six Leaders
received their leadership badges.
We thank Gilgandra’s Citizen of the Year,
Jenny Johnston, who attended the mass
and gave a wonderful address regarding the
attributes of successful leaders.
Congratulations to our year six class and
we all look forward to working with them as
they lead us through 2023.
School Captains: David McIsaac and
Vice-captains: Jacob Fordham and
Minister for the Environment: Ben
Minister for Communications: Anna
Minister for Health: Callum Alchin
Minister for Catering: Ruby Ryan
Student Leaders: Elsie Adams, Caine
Bugmy, Ashley Gilmour, Chloe Harris,
Jagger Hazelton, Amity Henry, Ryder
Larkin, James Lesslie, Cooper Lummis,
Jock Mills, Elsie Mudford, Mia Mudford,
Brodie Nichols, Nikola Riley, Joe Staggs,
Clayton Wheatley, Baxter Whitehouse,
Jeremiah Woodrow, and Daisy Wykes.
Twilight Swimming Carnival
This year’s Twilight Swimming Carnival
will be held this afternoon (Wednesday,
Everyone is looking forward to a fun
evening at the pool, and we hope as many
family and friends as possible can join us to
watch all the action. Full canteen facilities
will be available.
Polding summer sports trials
Best of luck to our students who are competing
at the Polding Summer Sports Trials
in Lismore this Friday, February 10.
Our students attending the trials are:
Georgia Allan (cricket), David McIsaac, and
Tom McIsaac (tennis).
Kindergarten: Lachy Foran, Mae Ryan,
Ally Wykes, Duncan Semmler.
Year one: Sam Luckie, Lola Newton, Indi
Jeffery, Isabelle Sandry.
Year two: Amelia Altmann, Hannah Peart.
Year three: Laycee Hazelton, Tiaki
Diamond, William Luckie, Dusty Jordan,
Year four: Oscar Medd, Elijah Newton,
Year five: Kellie Hutchison, Bill Ryan, Lily
Johnson-Honey, Holly Wykes.
Year six: Caine Bugmy, Callum Alchin, Chloe Harris.