Week 10 Term 3 2020 (24.09.2020)

Catholic Education South Australia
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From the Principal

Adrian speaks about our rescheduled Sports Day, the Catholic Schools Music Festival and the Eastern Star Workshops - Resilience in Children.  Wishing everyone a happy and safe term break......

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Book Week October 17-23 2020

This year Book Week will take place in Week 2 Term 4. The theme is Curious Creature, Wild Minds.

The Book Week Parade will be held on Tuesday October 20 at 9am. The students can use the occasion to dress up as a curious creature or a character from a book.

Each class will participate in a Curious Creatures drawing activity with published SA illustrator and an old scholar of St Joseph’s Tranmere, Lauren Mullinder.

There will be lunchtime activities in the library on Wednesday and Thursday for the younger students run by our Hospitality Leaders.

The students also have the opportunity to enter a competition where they can either draw or construct a Curious Creature. There will be a prize winner from each year level. All entries are to be handed in by Wednesday 14 October.

We look forward to a very curious and wild Book Week 2020!

Kathryn Beilby


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Eastern Star Project

'Every Student Shines'

“There are three rules that make our Base Ten numeration system work.”

We all know these rules, but studies show that explicitly teaching these rules can be very powerful for learners. So, we have been very busy working with Lisa-Jane O’Connor to build a map that details how we at St. Joseph’s Tranmere explicitly teach these rules across our learning community. We have now completed three staff meetings with Lisa-Jane O’Connor as part of the Eastern Star Numeracy Project. As the president of the Primary Mathematics Association, Lisa-Jane has been collaborating with us to reinforce our contemporary approach to Mathematics. We now have a document and map on the Rules of Base Ten that lives in every Reception and Year One classroom and ensures easy access for teachers and students. We are steadily progressing towards our ultimate goal that all children at St. Joseph’s Tranmere have a powerful understanding of what mathematics is and of themselves as mathematicians.


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Notices from our Local Community

  • 2020 Soccer Trials for U6 to U16 interested in playing soccer in 2021.  Trials are being held on 13th & 15th October 2020 at 6.30pm. Registration at http://www.easternuniteddfc.com.au




Netball Training and Carpark Restrictions Tuesday & Wednesdays Term 4

Netball training for Term 4:

  • Netball training will occur next term on Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons only for all teams – parents or siblings are not able to be at training (only coaches and assistant coaches to help if required)
  • Warm up sessions will be held in the middle yard from 3pm until 3.15pm when they can all move to the top yard
  • Both the top yard gates will be closed to all traffic at 3.15pm and are to remain closed until 4.30pm
  • Students may change into sports clothing if this is not their PE day. 

Diary Dates

Term 3 2020

Fri 25 Sept                   Sports Day Postponed - End of Term

                                      End of Term 3

Mon 12 Oct                   Term 4 Begins - Welcome Morning Tea

Tue 13 Oct                    Sports Day

Thur 15 Oct                   School Photo Day

Fri 16 Oct                      STaR Program (Reception 2021 Transition)

                                       Developing Resilience in Children, Parent Workshop - Payneham 9.15am

19 - 23 Oct                    Book Week

Mon 19 Oct                   Liturgy to celebrate 10th Anniversary of Canonisation of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop                                   

Tue 20 Oct                    Book Week Parade 9am and Illustrator Visit

                                       Developing Resilience in Children, Parent Workshop - Newton 6.30pm

21 - 23 Oct                    Year 6 Mylor Adventure Camp

Fri 23 Oct                      STaR Program (Reception 2021 Transition)

28 - 30 Oct                    Year 4 & 5 Aldinga Camp

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Congratulations to Antoinette & Anthony on the birth of their baby girl Jada!  A new baby sister for Olivia (4/5FC) and Tahlia (1/2SJ).  Welcome to the world Jada.


COVID-19 Reminders

Please remember that we are still under some restrictions due to COVID-19.  Once you have picked up your child at the end of the school day please move from the School Yard as soon as possible and don't forget  social distancing.  


Virtual School Tour

Our virtual school tour is now available for families who are looking to enrol their children at school but would prefer not to come on a physical tour at this time.

Your may have seen the trailer for the school tour on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/StJosephsTranmere/ 

The virtual tour is also available on our school website http://www.stjotran.catholic.edu.au/ 

We invite you to share the tour with any of your friends and families who are looking to enrol their children at school.  There is a school fee discount for any school family who secures a new enrolment for the school (the discount applies for the first year the new family attends the school).