Principal's News

Dear Parents and Carers,


Can anyone else believe that we will be starting our personal Good Friday rituals in a fortnight? The academic year has gone by so fast.


A lot has been happening at St Joseph’s over the past two weeks, and the next fortnight will be just as busy.


I would like to extend a personal thank you to our Parents & Friends Association for their dedication to our school and for helping us welcome our families to school this week with a fantastic BBQ. More details and photos of this evening are below. 


Also, a reminder about our next P&F meeting on Monday, 27 March, starting at 6 pm. This meeting will help us plan the upcoming Ladies' Night Out and other future fundraisers!


A big congratulations to Jack Wilson, who has been selected to play league for the Armidale Diocesan team at the upcoming Polding tournament. Jack is playing in the under-12s. It is wonderful to have two St Joey’s students representing the diocese at this tournament. Jack will be joined by Jag Carroll, playing in the under-11s.


Next week we have five students heading to the coast for Wii Gaay. Wii Gaay is an initiative of the Catholic Schools Office Armidale, where students are selected based on testing completed in Year 3. Congratulations to Theo Russell and Ebonie Hatton, who have been invited to attend for the first time. They will join Blaine Edwards, Bradley Hatton, Quinn Towns, Darcy Lang and Mrs Karlee Hatton on this learning journey.


Also, this is a reminder that our upcoming Student Progress meetings will be held in the last week of school. Please note that appointment times are filling fast. Please see the Conferences section via Compass or call the school office to book an appointment.



Well done to all our Year 3 and 5 students who completed their NAPLAN assessments this week. It was great to see the effort that you put into these assessments. We are looking forward to these results as they are a great source of data for a school to help plan independent learning goals, as well as help us to plan explicit learning for class cohorts.


Welcome BBQ

On Wednesday, 22 March, our St Joseph’s P & F held our annual start-of-year Welcome BBQ. It was great to see so many new and existing families come together. Sharing a meal and having time to converse with other families is essential. As an annual event, this is a great way to have more personable relationships between the school and families.

School Closure Day

This is a reminder that the school will be closed next Friday, 31 March. Our staff will be undertaking Professional Development and attending a Big Write workshop with two other schools. No one will be present at school during this day, as we will be working offsite.


Ladies Night Out

On Friday, 12 May, the St Joseph’s P & F will be hosting a 'Ladies Night Out' at the Wee Waa Bowling Club as a part of our Mother’s Day celebrations. Come and help celebrate with others from our school community. 


If you would like to attend, tickets can be purchased for $60 per person via


Later in the year, there will also be a ‘Day for Dads’. More details about this will follow our next P&F meeting.


Have a safe and happy weekend.


God Bless, 


Alistair Stewart