19 March, 2022
St Joseph’s School - March 15
St Joseph’s P&F Debutante Ball
The St Joseph’s P&F Debutante Ball was
held in the Gilgandra Shire Hall on Saturday
The theme this year was ‘A Night
Under the Silvery Gums’ and 16 stunning
debutantes and their handsome partners
came down the red carpet to be presented
to Matron of Honour, Myra Campbell and
Parish priest, Fr Martin O’Mahony.
Mrs Alison Newstead did a wonderful job
as compere. The hall was once again brilliantly
decorated thanks to the hard work of
the ball committee, Merilyn King, Melissa
Welsh, Helen Naef, Mandy Musgrave, and
their band of helpers.
The contribution to the
night by so many of our community was
superb, from the hard working committee to
those who attended working bees, went to
practices, dance instructors Rosemary and
Lloyd, those who decorated the hall and
erected the smoker’s tent, prepared food for
the debutantes and their partners, organised
light and sound, attended the ball, and
helped dismantle everything!
This was a
huge effort by a fantastic lot of helpers and
our school appreciates the amount of time
and effort that goes into such an event.
Catholic Schools Week 2022: experiencing the spirit of community
Catholic Schools Week is being celebrated
across the Bathurst Diocese this week
and the theme for 2022 is ‘Experiencing the
Spirit of Community’.
Our school is a welcoming
community which seeks to support
parents as the first educator of their children.
Our St Joseph’s Day celebrations will be the
main focus for Catholic Schools Week at
Diocesan swimming carnival
Congratulations to our swimmers who
competed at the Diocese of Bathurst swimming
carnival in Dubbo last Wednesday.
Special mention to David McIsaac who
came second in the 11 years breaststroke
and Ben Mudford who came third in the 11
David and Ben will now compete at the
Polding Swimming Championships to be
held at Homebush on Tuesday, March 22.
We would also like to mention the following
students who finished in the top 10 in the
diocese: David McIsaac, fourth 11 years
backstroke, seventh 11 years freestyle.
Jemima Harrison, fourth Senior backstroke.
Jacob Fordham, fifth 11 years breaststroke.
Lottie Duffy, fifth junior breaststroke. Mitch
Cosier, sixth junior butterfly. Alyssa
Ferguson, sixth senior butterfly.
Tom McIsaac, seventh junior breaststroke. Tilla Chandler, eighth 12 years freestyle. Claudia Harrison, 10th 10 years freestyle. The senior girls relay team consisting of Tilla Chandler, Jemima Harrison, Georgia Tancred, and Alyssa Ferguson finished third on the day. Unfortunately, it is only the first two relay teams who make it through to polding, but what a great effort girls! It is a fantastic achievement making it into the top 10 of the diocese.
Congratulations to our cricketers
Congratulations to our eleven students
who competed in the Diocesan Cricket Trials
in Dubbo last Thursday.
Our students performed
extremely well at this high level of
competition. Congratulations to Evie Peart,
Jemima Harrison, Lainey Walker, Georgia
Allan, Poppy-Grace Newton, and Jacqueline
Hutchison who were selected in the Diocesan
Cricket team to compete at the Polding
Selection Trials in Lismore in August.
St Patrick’s Day mass
Year five will be preparing the St Patrick’s
Day mass that will be celebrated this week
in St Joseph’s Church. Everyone is most
welcome to attend.
Please bring a plate to
share for morning tea which will follow Mass.
They will then perform on the lawn of Cooee
Lodge for the residents there.
Kinder: Henry Mudford, Jasper Naef,
Georgie Kirkwood, and Billie Toomey.
Year one: George Meers, Bridie Moeris,
Evie Temple, and Ryle Walker.
Year two: Taylor Alexander, Oliver
Buckley, Laycee Hazelton, and Alice Peart.
Year three: Tex Mudford, Elijah Newton,
and Darcy Adams.
Year four: Ellie Austen, Thomas McIsaac,
Harrison Newton, and Indy Thomas.
Year five: Jagger Hazelton, Ryder Larkin,
and Elsie Mudford.
Year six: Brooke Beaton, Alyssa Ferguson, Makynli Hazelton, and Evie Peart.