A Message from the Principal

Mrs Pauline Long

Dear Parents and Carers,


Last Friday we began the special farewell events we participate in to celebrate the end of Primary school for our Year 6 students. The students and their families joined together for Mass in St Brigid's Church. Congratulations to our graduating class of 2020.


Mrs Cate Taylor was also acknowledged at this Mass for her distinguished service to Catholic Education for over 30 years. We thank Cate for her many contributions to St Joey’s and wish her every happiness as she returns to work for the Catholic Schools Office promoting Indigenous Education in the diocese.


Last night the staff hosted a special Graduation Dinner for our Year 6 students. As you can see from the photos below the students had a ball; socialising, being photographed with their friends, sharing a delicious meal, singing and dancing! What a fun way to end the year!  Click here to view the Year 6 Photo Memories Presentation from our graduation dinner. 


Today Mrs Meade, Miss Allan and I have the privilege of taking the Year 6 students on their ‘Big Day Out’ in Tamworth. We will be going to the movies and also having fun at bowling.  I wish our Year 6 students all the best as they move onto High School. Thank you for being a wonderful group of students. I hope you will always remember your days at St Joey’s and know that you hold a special place in the hearts of each staff member.


It was lovely to see our Infants students displaying their artistic talents in their Christmas play yesterday and having many parents and family members share this time with us. 


I trust parents enjoyed meeting with teachers, last week, to discuss your child's learning growth this semester. If you were unable to attend this interview your child's report can be accessed through COMPASS. Go to the teaching and learning tab and scroll down to Semester Reports.


Finally, thank you to our staff for your tireless dedication to the education of our students, thank you to the students for trying hard in your learning and thank you to our parents/ carers for supporting the school in so many ways. The students have their last day tomorrow (Christmas Mufti Day) and the teachers and staff will be busy preparing for 2021 on Thursday and Friday of this week. We look forward to an even better year next year, where we can invite our community into the school more and where we can reach out into the local community as well.


God Bless you and your families and I look forward to working with you again next year!


Treasure the smiles, good times and memories,

Leave behind the disappointments, hard times and enemies,

Hold onto Faith, Hope and Beliefs 

And may your New Year be filled with LOVE, JOY and PEACE!



Pauline Long