From the Assistant Principal - Learning and Teaching

Congratulations to our Year 12 students as they finish school this year.  It has been a pleasure to have the students throughout their secondary schooling and we are look forward to seeing all they achieve in their HSC exams and post-school pathways as they embark on their future.  We will be celebrating with our students at their formal in Term 4.  We continue to pray for the students as they spend the next period of time preparing for their examinations.

I would like to congratulate all students on a wonderful Term 3.  We hope that the break is rejuvenating for students and families.  Term 4 will be busy with students completing a number of assessment and performance tasks to complete their schooling for another year. Further information on this will be shared at the beginning of next term.

Learning at Joey's takes many forms. Recently students in the Year 9 Ministry class, put their learning in Catholic Studies into practice.  A group of students visited St Anthony’s Primary School Kingscliff and St Ambrose School Pottsville to support students completing their sacramental preparation retreat day.  Students worked with small groups to complete a variety of learning activities to deepen the primary students' understanding of the sacrament of Confirmation.  The students did an amazing job and we are proud of their efforts to support this learning with our feeder schools.

Students in Years 7 & 9 received their NAPLAN results last week (some students may still be required to receive them this week).  As a school, next term we will be delving into these results and we will share this with our community shortly.  At first review of the data, the College looks to have improved in a number of key areas relating to literacy and numeracy. 

Once again, thank you for your ongoing support and enjoy the upcoming holidays. 

NRCC Hockey Boys Report

Last week, 14 boys travelled to Lismore to compete in the NRCC Hockey Gala Day.  The team consisted of a handful of experienced hockey players, with the remainder of the team consisting of players keen to try out the sport of hockey.  The boys improved throughout the day with all games being extremely close with our final match against Woodlawn resulting in a 1-0 loss.  The boys were a credit to our College and displayed wonderful Joey’s spirit as they competed hard and with great sportsmanship throughout the day.

Mr Ryan Campbell
Assistant Principal – Learning and Teaching