News & Notices

Athletics Carnival information

Dear Parents and Carers,


All students will participate in our upcoming Athletics Carnival on Friday 28 July at Cook Oval.


Please note that students aged 8 years and older will have the opportunity of gaining selection to represent our school at the ADPSC Athletics on 18 August in Tamworth.


Students will be required to be transported to Cook Oval by 8:50 am (supervision starts at 8:30 am) and collected by 3 pm. Forest Coach Lines will also transport students who usually take the bus to and from Cook Oval. This is an all-day event.


Students are required to wear their sports uniform or house colours. Please pack a hat, sunscreen, water bottle, snacks and lunch. Parents are welcome to attend.


Please note that if you are unsure about which sporting house your child is in, St Josephs (blue) or St Andrews (red), this can be found on their profile via Compass (by selecting/tapping their photo)


Minor = 5, 6 and 7-year-olds in 2023         

Junior = 8, 9, 10 years old in 2023           

11yrs = 11 years old in 2023  

Senior = 12 or 13 years old in 2023


Minors will participate in the following events:

  • 50 m
  • 100 m
  • High Jump
  • Long Jump
  • Novelty Games

Juniors/11 yrs/Seniors will participate in the following events:

  • 100 m
  • 200 m
  • 800 m
  • 1500 m (will commence at 8:30 am before the races on Friday 28 July. Nomination required upon consent)
  • Relay (top four in Boys and Girls Junior & Senior 100 m divisions)
  • High Jump
  • Long Jump
  • Shot Put
  • Discus

All volunteers will be provided with free Morning Tea and Lunch.


Please note that the canteen will be unavailable at Cook Oval. However, the St Joseph's P & F has organised with Palmer's Market for families to pre-order lunch, via an order form, and collect at the P & F lunch table between 11:30 am - 12 pm. The distribution of orders is the responsibility of the parent/carer attending the event, and it is not a school canteen order. Pre-orders close at 3 pm this Monday, 24 July. All order forms are to be returned and paid at Palmer's Market prior to cut-off.


A coffee van will also be available on the day. Further information regarding this will be communicated next week.


For further information and to accept/deny the event, access the Events page via your child’s profile on the Compass app, or, alternatively, go to as soon as possible.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Canteen Volunteers needed

Dear Parents and Carers,


We are in need of Canteen volunteers for the following dates this term:

  • Wednesday 2 August
  • Wednesday 9 August
  • Wednesday 16 August
  • Wednesday 30 August
  • Wednesday 6 September
  • Wednesday 13 September
  • Wednesday 20 September

If you, a family member or a friend are able to help out on these dates between 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (for Lunch in particular), please go to, and select one of the above dates and enter the details, or contact the school office.


Thank you for your assistance!


All Canteen orders are to be placed via the Compass app each Wednesday by 9:00 am. 


The Morning Tea & Lunch Canteen Menu is available to view and order via Compass. Please find both Mobile & PC Instructions attached.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.



This is just a reminder that, wherever possible, all volunteers must have a current Working With Children’s Check.


What will I need?

How do I apply?

  1. Visit the Service NSW website
  2. Select the 'Apply online' button.
  3. Select 'Apply for your Check'.
  4. Select 'Continue and apply'.
  5. Complete the online form, ensuring the name you enter matches your identity documents exactly.
  6. Visit a service centre to present your original identity documents.

What will it cost?

Applying for a Volunteer WWCC is FREE.


If you have any further questions, please contact the school office.


Kind Regards,


St Joseph's Primary

Nurruby WOOSH Before School Care

Please see the attached flyer for further information.