Fruits of the Spirit

The school is implementing the Fruit of the Spirit programme. When we are baptised we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. By listening to and being guided by the Holy Spirit, the Fruit of the Spirit may grow within us and in our dealings with others. The Fruit of the Spirit are love, joy , peace , patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:21-22).

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Alice Nannup Cultural Walk Trail

St John’s School has been involved in a Natural Resource Management Project on the natural bushlands adjunct to the church oval. The project involves children from the school, initially the Year 4 class, working with the Northern Agricultural Catchment Council (NACC) Indigenous Natural Resource Management Project Manager, the Indigenous and Non-Indigenous community members to develop the Alice Nannup walk trial. The area recognizes the cultural significance of the native bush land area and the traditional ecological knowledge of Aboriginal Australians, e.g. the use of bush foods. Alice Nannup planted a tree on the site in the late 1940s. This area was originally an Aboriginal reserve and is now home to a large stand of Quondongs trees which is still used today for collecting bush food for making jam and pies. Students will be involved in the planting of native seedings to stabilize the soil, photographing and monitoring of the site’s development and in a biodiversity conservation Art class project related to the site.

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City of Geraldton Indigenous Art Project

As part of our involvement with the Alice NannupCultural area project the city of Geraldton fund a local arts to work with the Year 4 class to produce a two murals. One will be kept in the school and one will be erected in the Alice Nannup Cultural Walk trail.

 

Closing the Gap Focus School

We have received information this week that we have been selected as a Focus School for implementing the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Education Plan. As part of the project we will receive extra funding to work with the families and children within the school.

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Mathletics

The school implements the use of the Mathletics programme, both within their Mathematics timetables and with it being available for use at home.

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Screening of Communication Skills (SOCS) Screening – Kindy and Pre Primary

The Kindy and Pre Primary students have participated in an assessment program titled Screening of Communication Skills (SOCS). The aim of the SOCS Screening is to provide classroom teachers with valuable information in regards to the students’ speech and language development. The classroom teacher sits down with each individual student and completes a series of activities in a one on one situation. The screening/activities takes approximately forty minutes for each individual student. The data that is collected is then analysed and provides the classroom teachers with information about where the students are currently at and what can be done to assist student progress in the future.

 

Aussie of the Month

Each month the Aussie of the Month awards recognises the achievement and citizenship shown by a Junior and a Senior student.

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Year 1 and Year 6 Buddies

Year 1 and Year 6 students form a close bond through their Buddies programmes in which they share learning activities and sit together during school Masses.

 

QUALITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL PROJECT

The goal of the Quality Catholic Schools (QCS) Tool Review process is to create a whole-school planning and improvement framework used by schools for self-review and improvement. Each year schools will review important components of Catholic schools. There are 14 components to the framework in the areas of Catholic Identity (Discipleship), Community (Learning), Education (Learning) and Stewardship (Accountability), which will be reviewed over a five-year period.