Week 2 Term 4 2020 (22.10.2020)

Catholic Education South Australia
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From the Principal

Adrian reflects on his visit to the Year 6 Camp at Mylor and the upcoming camp for Year 4/5's next week and also the beginning of our Student Transition and Readiness program (S.T.a.R.) for our 2021 Receptions.  He also advises of new Staff for 2021 and Thanked those parents who attended the 'Developing Resilience in Children' .......

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From the APRIM

Information from Cynthia about our Annual St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper Appeal and the 10th Anniversary of the Canonisation of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop last Saturday 17th October 2020 .....

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Eastern Star Project - Every Student Shines

This term we are welcoming back Lisa-Jane O’Connor to support our continued mathematical journey. Lisa-Jane will be visiting in week 5 leading our staff meeting where we will be discussing how to take our calculating strategies to the next level. Additionally, our pedagogical coach, Brandon, will be working across the year levels to support in-class with the implementation of our Rules of Base Ten. Brandon, Lois, Rob, Toby, and Sharon, our years 4 - 6 teachers, have also been busy collaboratively planning our Term 4 Mathematics program, and Brandon will be supporting in-class with this as well.

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Congratulations to Caitlin & Benjamin on the birth of their baby boy Naish.  A new baby brother for Maia (1/2JK) and Charlie (S.T.a.R.).  Welcome to the world  Naish!

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Community Noticeboard

Notices from our Local Community:

  • VACSWIM 4 - 12 January 2021, Choose from over 120 locations. For more information and to book visit http://www.vacswimsa.com.au
  • Kildare College Tours Term 4 2020.  For more information about the tours please .......




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).


Diary Dates

Term 4 2020

19 - 23 Oct                    Book Week

21 - 23 Oct                    Year 6 Mylor Adventure Camp

Fri 23 Oct                      STaR Program (Reception 2021 Transition)

28 - 30 Oct                    Year 4 & 5 Aldinga Camp

Fri 30 Oct                         Assembly RCM and REB

                                         Yr 6 Mary MacKillop Museum

Sun 1 Nov                      All Saints Day

Mon 2 Nov                     All Souls Day

Wed 4 Nov                    SACPSSA Athletics Carnival Year 3-6

Fri 6 Nov                       STaR Program (Reception 2021 Transition)

9 - 13 Nov                     PE Week

Fri 13 Nov                      STaR Program (Reception 2021 Transition)

Fri 20 Nov                      STaR Program (Reception 2021 Transition)

Sun 22 Nov                    Feast of Christ the King 

26 & 27 Nov                   Surf Safety Excursion - Year 4 to Year 6

Fri 27 Nov                      STaR Program (Reception 2021 Transition)

Mon 30 Nov                   Advent Liturgy

Tue 1 Dec                      Advent Liturgy

Fri 4 Dec                        STaR Program (Reception 2021 Transition)

Mon 7 Dec                     Advent Liturgy

Wed 9 Dec                     Thanksgiving Liturgy

                                       Term Four Ends 3pm

10 & 11 Dec                  Staff Formation Day (School Closure)



Please read the updated information concerning Term 4 Booking changes .....

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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. 

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.