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St. Joseph’s offers junior and senior lunchtime chess clubs. Each club meets once a week at lunch time with chess Coach Jim Cannon.
Jim is a highly experienced Chess Coach and was team Captain for Australia in the World U16 Olympiad in Slovakia in 2016. Jim's son, David Cannon has won numerous Australian Chess Champion titles.
Coach: Jim Cannon, PhD (UMelb), Dip Ed (UMelb)
After School Reading Club
This program runs from 3.15pm – 4.30pm each Wednesday afternoon and is supervised by a member of St Joey’s staff and is staffed by Vinnies Education employees and Secondary School Students from Santa Maria College. The program is designed for children to further develop their love of reading, experience reading one on one and to improve their reading skills.
The program runs as a Reading Club open to students in Grades 2-6. It is not a homework, tutoring or remedial English class, rather it is an opportunity for children to enjoy books and experience the benefits of reading.
KELLY SPORTS & DANCE
Kelly Sports run an after school sports program once a week. They also run a dance program once a week during lunch time at school. Click their logo to find out more.
VICTORIAN PREMIERS' READING CHALLENGE
Each year, St Joseph's students have the opportunity to participate in the Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge. It is open to all students from Foundation through to Year 6.
In 2017 St Joseph's introduced a 'Green Team' to take responsibility for promoting sustainability and environmentally friendly practices around the school.
Green Team Belief Statement:
The Green Team believe that we can work together to make St Joseph’s Primary School a greener, more sustainable school.
The Green Team will work together to:
organise environmental awareness days at school
promote sustainable living and working at St Joseph’s Primary School
make our school community aware of environmental issues and the impact they have on our world.
The Green Team meets every Tuesday afternoon to discuss environmental issues that are relevant to the school, and to plan a variety of actions to help create a greener school.
At St Joseph's we offer students the opportunity to join our school choir. Each week children in the choir attend rehearsals under the direction of Lauren Taffe to practise a range of songs. The choir engages students in a different way to the classroom program and offers positive experiences which raise self-esteem.
Choir members are given the opportunity to perform at assemblies, Masses and special school events. To hear these young musicians perform is a delight.