School Newsletter

Edition 24: Term 1, Week 10

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What you'll find in this week's Newsletter:

  • From the Principal
    • Holy Week Commemorations
    • Come and Play Thank you
    • Summer to Winter Uniform
    • Swimming Carnival
  • From the APRIM - Religious Education News
    • Easter
    • Project Compassion
    • Sacred Heart Catholic Parish Centenary Celebration
    • Children's University
    • Thank you
  • School News & Reminders
    • Showdown Donuts
  • OSHC News
    • Vacation Care Program: April Holidays - Bookings Close this Friday!

Diary Dates

Term 1

Tuesday 2nd - 5th April👨‍👩‍👦 Learning Conversations
Sunday 7th April🥳 Parish Centenary Celebrations at Sacred Heart Church
Friday 12th April⏰ Last day of Term 1, finish at 3.00 pm
Monday 15th - 26th April😃 Vacation Care
Thursday 25th April❤️ Public Holiday, ANZAC Day - Vacation Care Closed
Monday 29th April📣 Pupil Free Day, Staff Professional Learning
Tuesday 30th April🏫 First Day of Term 2 - Winter Uniform
Thursday 2nd May🍩 Showdown Day - Order your donuts!
Monday 6th May🗣 P&F Meeting
Wednesday 26th June🌏 International Day

Term Dates

Term 2Tuesday 30th April - Friday 5th July
Term 3Monday 22nd July - Friday 27th September
Term 4Monday 14th October - Wednesday 11th December

From the Principal

After 40 days of Lent, a time of preparation and reflection, the Easter season, which last 50 days, provides an opportunity for Christians to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and his time with the apostles, helping them to prepare to share the Good News of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection before sending them the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. In John’s Gospel, Jesus greets the disciples after his resurrection with the words ‘Peace be with you’ and I wish all in our community the peace Jesus wishes for us in the Easter season.

Holy Week Commemorations

Last week our students presented and engaged in commemorations of the events leading up to Jesus’ death and resurrection.  These moving liturgies provided us with an opportunity to reflect and pray and I thank Seva Maitianos, our RE leader, our teachers and students, for their preparation of these event.

Upon our return to school on Tuesday, Fr Santhosh and our Year 1/2 team lead us through a beautiful Mass to celebration the resurrection of Jesus.

Holy Week Reenactments

Whole School Easter Mass

Come and Play Thankyou

On Saturday March 23 we opened our school to the wider community for our Come and Play Day. It was wonderful to meet prospective families, as well as those who have already made an enrolment application to our school, who came along to get a sense of our school community in an informal setting.

Days like there do not ‘just happen’ they take organisation and support. For current families, your presence on the day was appreciated - we cannot be a community without you. Thanks to Maria Apostolou and Jasmine Zawitkowski for their organisation, Andrea Boseley and Helen Venizelou for volunteering their time along with many staff members (and some partners) who assisted on the day.

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Summer to Winter Uniform

Week 11, Term 1 & Week 1, Term 2

As per your feedback to our uniform review last year, we are introducing a one week phase-in period to the changeover of uniform that usually occurs at the beginning of Term 2.  In accordance with the weather, students can wear either the summer or the winter uniform in Week 11 (next week) and in Week 1 next term.  Winter uniform must be worn on formal school uniform days from Week 2 Term 2.

Swimming Carnival

Good luck to 15 of our Year 3 – 6 students who have been preparing to attend the SACPSSA Swimming Carnival which will take place tomorrow at the SA Aquatic Centre in Oaklands Park. Thank you to Matthew Baird, who ensures our students have many opportunities to strive for selection and engagement in sporting carnivals.  We know the following swimmers will represent our school well and strive to do their best –

Jada, Mackenzie, Zoe, Sadie, Ethan, Jack, Toby, Grace, Caterina, Ruby, Lotye, Amelie, Lucas, Bailey, Mitchell and Rocco.

Religious Education News

From the APRIM


At St Joseph’s School Hindmarsh, we have embraced the spirit of Easter, fostering a community filled with love, compassion, gratitude and kindness. We pray that you had a blessed Easter with your families. As we rejoice in the miracle of Easter, let us remember that Easter continues for 50 glorious days until Pentecost. During this time, we are reminded of the profound significance of Christ’s victory over death and the hope it brings to us all. As we journey through these 50 days of celebration, let us continue to embody the teachings of Christ spreading love everywhere we go and sharing our school’s motto “In All Things Love”. A warm thankyou to Father Santhosh and our Year 1/2 Team for leading us in celebrating our Easter Mass on Tuesday morning. May the blessings of this season be with you and your loved ones.

Project Compassion

A sincere thank you to all students and families who have returned the Project Compassion boxes to school. Thank you for your commitment to raising necessary funding to support the work of Caritas.

Sacred Heart Catholic Parish

You are warmly invited to join our Parish in celebrating the Launch of the Centenary Year for Sacred Heart Church 1924 – 2024. Please refer to the invitation attached.

Children’s University

Please refer to the attached flyers from Children’s University for information about School Holiday activities and the Autumn School Holiday Challenge. Participate in these amazing activities to earn stamps on your passport. I will hand out passports as soon as they have been delivered.

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Thank you

As this is the final newsletter before the school holidays, I extend my gratitude to you for your support throughout Term 1. I have had the honour of meeting many of you and I have enjoyed getting to know you and your children. I am grateful for the many memorable moments we have shared as a school community and look forward to many more. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and happy holiday and a time to enjoy quality family time.

School News & Reminders

Showdown Donuts

Are you ready to show your true colours?!

👉 Come dressed in your favourite team colours on Thursday 2nd May (Term 2, Week 1)

Don't like footy? No problem! We want to see all the different sport teams you support! ⚽ 🏀 🏈 🎾 🏐 ⚾ 🏉 

🍩 We will be celebrating the Showdown with donuts available for purchase via QKR for pre-orders only. Order before Friday 12th April (Week 11)

Get your sweet treat for $3.50, and maybe one to take home for mum/dad too?!  

Donut options include:

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⬛️⬜️🟦 Port Themed Donut
🟫🍫🟤 Chocolate Donut
🟩🟢❇️ Gluten Free Option


Vacation Care: April Holidays

✴️ Bookings CLOSE: this Friday 5th April

📆 Vacation Care Dates
Open: Monday 15th April - Friday 26th April
Closed: Thursday 25th April (Public Holiday)

🕘 Operating Hours
Monday to Friday, 7.30am - 6.00pm

💰 Cost per Child
$65 - IN Day

Childcare Subsidy will be applied for eligible families

🤔 How to Book into Vacation Care?

  1. Collect your printed program and consent form from OSHC.
  2. Make a booking for your child/ren using the SPIKE app
  3. Return your signed consent form to OSHC.
    Please note bookings will not be accepted until the consent form has been returned.
  4. Booking confirmation will be sent to families once the consent form has been received and bookings have been made via the SPIKE app.

🤩 These holidays we have lots of FUN activities planned:

🎨 Mon 15th April - Plaster Fun Day
🍿 Tues 16th April - PJ & Movie Day
🧪 Wed 17th April - Excursion to Science Collective
🧁 Thurs 18th April - Baking Day
🎮 Fri 19th April - Electronic & Game Day

⛑ Mon 22nd April - First Aid Training
🏰 Tues 23rd April - Castle Capers (Inflatable Castle)
🦁 Wed 24th April - Excursion to Monarto Zoo
🚫 Thurs 25th April - ANZAC Day, Public Holiday
🎨 Fri 26th April - Craft Day

🆕 Using Vac Care for the first time?
Families using our service for the first time will need to complete an OSHC Enrolment process before care can be provided or bookings accepted. Come and speak to someone on the OSHC Team to learn more.

😊 If you have any questions please contact the OSHC team in person, via phone on 0408 809 107 or email 

Vacation Care Program - 2024 April School Holidays

We've been asked to advertise the following:

⚽️ PlayStart Soccer

PlayStart Soccer is Kicking Off on May 4/5 with our Term 2 program at Grange, Windsor Gardens, Mawson Lakes, Stonyfell and Unley Park. All Term 2 enrolments will get a chance to WIN a Family Pass to the May 31 Matilda’s game at Adelaide Oval.

Our program is for Boys and Girls aged 2-10 looking to gain new social and soccer skills all while having a blast with our fun weekly games….perfect for the awesome Autumn weather coming up!!

Enrolments can be done online at or give us a call on 0401 410 465 to find out more/book a FREE trial session.

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    At St Joseph’s Hindmarsh, learning is co-constructed and dynamic.  Learners are encouraged to IMAGINEDISCOVER and CREATE and to make meaningful connections with their world.  

    As capable learners they are given opportunities to develop capabilities that build their confidence and skills to engage with the curriculum and ACHIEVE excellence.