2018 David Legge - Author Visit
15 Sep 2018
On Monday award-winning and bestselling illustrator of picture books, David Legge came and visited the students here at St Joseph’s
David has written his own book Bamboozled and illustrated many others. He was able to share his love of literature and his passion and talent for drawing with the children.
David Legge lives in Sydney's west and has been a professional illustrator since 1986.
His books include Bamboozled, Tom Goes to Kindergarten and Baby Boomsticks. He has also collaborated with Frances Watts on four picture books, Kisses for Daddy, Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books, Captain Crabclaw's Crew and The Fearsome, Frightening, Ferocious Box, and together they've sold hundreds of thousands of copies of their books worldwide.
With a background of teaching illustration and design as a TAFE tutor, and a regular speaker at the Art Gallery of NSW, David Legge is a fabulous speaker and his sessions inspire students to not only read more but create their own illustrated books! In his visit he took away the mystery of illustration, included lots of preparatory work, finished illustrations and hands on drawing.
St Joseph's Writers’ Festival - Save the Date
It was a fabulous experience leading into our Writer’s Festival on Friday 21st September where families are invited to come along and read the children’s published work. The children at St Joseph’s Kingswood have been very busy creating exciting pieces of writing and we look forward to seeing you there!
02 Feb 2023
Our St Joseph's community is so excited to invite you to our first ever Junior Joeys Playgroup. This playgroup will begin next week Thursday 9th February 2023. Come and join Mrs Ali Busuttil and Miss Emma Murphy for a wonderful morning of play based learning. It is also a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to connect and learn with others. There is so much fun to be had. Please register your interest below. We are looking forward to seeing you there. https://forms.gle/11AZoczdtmcLVYsTA
31 Jan 2023
Almost 65,000 kindergarten students will start at NSW public schools this week as a new syllabus that mandates the use of phonics when teaching pupils to read is rolled out in all classrooms.
30 Jan 2023
This Wednesday 1st February is World Read Aloud Day. We are inviting all parents from year 1 to Year 6 to join their children in the classroom at 2.45pm to share a book and read aloud together to mark this special day! We look forward to hearing all the stories.
22 Jan 2023
Have you booked your child's back to school appointment? With only a week before school starts, remember to book your child's MAI for all students 1-6 or the Best Start Interview for our new Kindy students. Check compass for all the details.
03 Jan 2023
Congratulations to our SJK K-2 Superstar Readers! They have been celebrating the holiday vibes with a good book. Check out these super readers! Year 2 - Jackson W, Liam K Year 1 - Janelle W, Matthew J, Othniel L, Raima P, Zoe L, Bellinagwyneth G, Emmitt B, Mitchell H, Saisha S, Kai M, Marial M Kindy - Allaynah B, Isaac I, Jack McG, Sonia D, Thomas C, Xanthe M, Athena L, Marley C, Natasha P and Xavier S Don't forget to log onto PM online and read a book from the virtual bookshelf. Enjoy!
31 Dec 2022
Each new year is a gift of learning, growth, and hope. May your mind and soul be enriched with these things and more in the days to come! Wishing all of our SJK students, families, staff and community a wonderful and safe New Year. 🎉
17 Dec 2022
As we end the school year, we said goodbye to Year 6 students and staff yesterday with a guard of honour. For those leaving St Joseph's this year, we wish them all the best for the future.