St Joseph the Worker School Reservoir North
Saturday: 5.30pm English (1st Saturday Maltese Mass at 5.30pm)
Sunday – 9.00am Italian, 10.30am English
Tuesday – 10.00am Italian
Wednesday – 9.10am English
Thursday – 9.10am English
Friday – 9.10am English
Telephone – 9460 3013
Fax – 9460 8832
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
St Joseph the Worker Parish website https://www.stjosephtheworker.org.au/
St Joseph the Worker Primary School is an inclusive community that welcomes all.
Parent involvement and engagement in their child’s learning is important. When parents are engaged in their children’s school lives, students have the support they need in their learning and develop a lifelong love of learning.
There are many opportunities for parents to engage with school life, such as:
assisting within the classroom activities (e.g., Numeracy, Literacy)
supporting school events such as Athletics, Interschool Sport, Cross Country, and camps
school excursions, when requested by the teacher
Parents and Friends
and much more.
We also encourage our families to attend our Information Evenings, Three Way Conversations, Assemblies and Expos that are held throughout the year.
All parents who wish to be involved will require a current Working with Children Check.
The card is free for volunteers and applications can be made online at https://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au
As part of our commitment to Child Safety, the WWCC is a requirement for volunteers and onsite contractors.
Parent Helpers are always welcome into our school to support the learning of all students. A Parent Helper Session is offered in early Term 1 in order for parents to complete any necessary paperwork and attend an induction session. If you would like to be part of the learning community at St Joseph the Worker, please inquire at the office for the session date and time.
Paperwork required include: WWCC, Code of Conduct and availability slip.
School Advisory Council
The St Joseph the Worker School Advisory Council provides a platform for discussion where the voice of parents/guardians informs and supports decisions made by the principal and parish priest.
The wellbeing and outcomes for our students is a key focus of our work, however it is important to note that the School Advisory Council does not have a role in the day-to-day management of the school.
Our primary role is to provide advice and support on important school matters such as
· promoting our school’s vision
· capital resourcing, planning and school improvements
· advice on implementing school policies where required
· building school capacity and enrolments
Our School Advisory Council has a total of 10 members 7 which are from our school community and approximately 8 meetings per year. Our AGM is held each year in November with the opportunity for all members of our school community to attend.
Families can reach out to the School Advisory Council via email SAC@sjwreservoirnth.catholic.edu.au
Parent & Friends Association
In the spirit of working together we understand that children’s educational development is enriched by active participation of parents and groups from within and outside the school community. This support includes:
· Parents helping in classrooms
· Sporting Activities
· School Concert
· School Education Council
· Fundraising Events
· Attending assemblies and liturgies
Parents who are able to assist in the school require a Working with Children check. This applies for all work in classrooms and assisting on school excursions.
Hear From Our Community
"I like playing with my friends at recess and at lunch."
"I like looking after our chickens and collecting the eggs."
"SJW is a great school community because I believe that it is dedicated to encouraging and fostering the growth of students. Everyone genuinely cares about each other from students, parents, teachers and the parish, we all strive to “make Jesus real”. The culture of support allows me and my peers to not be afraid to step out of our comfort zone and always have a go. Our school strongly advocates mental health by checking in on our feelings and thoughts. This makes me feel valued, safe and have a sense of belonging. Our school motto, “Let us work together” is demonstrated when we work on projects, problem-solving and when we celebrate our successes."