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Term Onehttp://www.stwilliamsgrovely.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Term-One.aspxTerm One<p>​​Term One starts Tuesday 23 January for all students.<br></p>
Water Colour Arthttp://www.stwilliamsgrovely.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Water-Colour-Art.aspxWater Colour Art<span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">When students express their creativity through visual art they learn how colour can communicate emotion and empathy. This Year 1 watercolour art is evocative and attractive. Learning to communicate through the arts is just another way we inspire a love of learning at St William's​.</span>
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Open Dayhttp://www.stwilliamsgrovely.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Open-Day.aspxOpen Day<p>Experience the St William's School spirit for yourself by joining us for our OPEN DAY on Tuesday 28 February, 2017.</p> <div>8.45am Assembly;</div> <div>9.10-10.00am School Tours, followed by morning tea.</div> <div> <br></div> <div><div><span style="line-height:1.5;"><strong>RSVP:</strong> </span> <a href="mailto:pgrovely@bne.catholic.edu.au" style="line-height:1.5;">jscovell@bne.catholic.edu.au​​</a></div></div> <div><img width="32" height="32" class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="/PublishingImages/enquiryIcon.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br><a href="https://www.bcesites.com/schoolsEnquiryForms/enquiryForm.php?schoolId=107" target="_blank">Make an enquiry</a><br> </div> <div>​<img alt="Open Day Flyer.PNG" src="/latest-news/PublishingImages/Open%20Day%20Flyer.PNG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div> <div><br> </div> ​​​
Reading Skills Soar at St William'shttp://www.stwilliamsgrovely.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Reading Skills Soar.aspxReading Skills Soar at St William's<p>St William’s School, Grovely, has witnessed a massive jump in student reading abilities following the introduction of a whole school focus on the subject.<br>Principal Anthony Lucey said the fantastic outcomes were a great opportunity for the school community to celebrate great literacy progress across the board.<br>Mr Lucey said the school had used Brisbane Catholic Education’s DELT (Delivering Excellent Learning and Teaching) strategies to develop literacy leaders across the school.<br>He said they had also introduced dedicated planning and coaching for teachers to help with teaching and assessing reading abilities and established professional learning opportunities for school officers to assist with reading.</p> <p>The school also employed a school based speech pathologist to assist with early intervention.<br>“This has really helped our students soar above all reading benchmarks set by Brisbane Catholic Education,” Mr Lucey said.</p> <p>“We use data walls to monitor progress and to respond when students are not progressing and we employ ‘the five questions for learners’ so our students know what they are learning and what they need to do to improve.”</p> <p>Students ​Matari Morgan and Isaac Mahoney were among the students whose reading had greatly improved during the school year.<br>Isaac’s mother, Kay, said she had noticed a huge improvement in Isaac’s reading abilities over the year.</p> <p>“Isaac has come on leaps and bounds in his reading in Year 1,” she said.<br>“He’s had a great teacher who really encourages the kids to love reading.<br>She said the learning of sight words based on stories they were reading had been a great leap forward for Isaac.</p> <p>“He is always keen to jump to the next level and read harder stories, even at home,” she said. Matari said he could read as many books as he wanted to at St William’s.<br>“I love the words, putting them into sentences, so I can understand the story,” he said.<br>“There are some tricky ones sometimes, but the teacher helps with those and I learn the new tricky words.”</p> <p>Teacher Francesca ​Massimino said the feedback from parents had been amazing.<br>“Progress has been incredible; it’s been a lot of hard work, but it all pays off in the end.<br>“When you see these students jumping ahead with the level of books they can read, it’s astonishing,” she said.​</p>
Father's Day Breakfast and Liturgyhttp://www.stwilliamsgrovely.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Father's-Day-Breakfast-and-Liturgy.aspxFather's Day Breakfast and Liturgy<p class="ms-rteElement-P"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Father7 (Copy).JPG" src="/latest-news/PublishingImages/Father7%20(Copy).JPG" style="height:148px;width:235px;margin:5px;" />On Wednesday 31 August, we celebrated Father's Day with a sausage sizzle breakfast followed by a Liturgy. Thank you to the many fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other significant men in our students' lives.</p>
Catholic Education Weekhttp://www.stwilliamsgrovely.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Catholic-Education-Week.aspxCatholic Education Week<strong><img src="/latest-news/PublishingImages/Cake.JPG" alt="Cake.JPG" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px;height:128px;width:170px;" />Grandparents Mass, 29 July:</strong><div>The church was overflowing this morning with the many great generations of St William's families. Our grandparents show us the way to open the doors of mercy as they guide their children and grandchildren in the important task of supporting children to learn and grow. The image of our students arm in arm with their grandparents at Mass and morning tea is a great symbol of love and care. My thanks to all for the wonderful support and patronage of this annual event. </div> <div>Anthony Lucey, Principal</div> <div><br></div> ​
Athletics Carnival 2016http://www.stwilliamsgrovely.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Athletics-Carnival.aspxAthletics Carnival 2016<img width="260" height="240" class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="/latest-news/PublishingImages/Kenny1.jpg" alt="" style="height:170px;width:187px;margin:5px;" />​Thank you to all staff, students and parent volunteers along with our many spectators. Your support was greatly appreciated. Go Kenny! <div><br><br><br><br><br><br><br></div> ​
Prep 2018http://www.stwilliamsgrovely.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Prep-2017.aspxPrep 2018<img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Enrol Now.JPG" src="/latest-news/PublishingImages/Enrol%20Now.JPG" style="height:126px;width:135px;margin:5px;" />Interviews for Prep 2018 are being held between March and July, 2017. Please submit an <a href="http://www.bne.catholic.edu.au/enrolmentspublic?schoolId=107" target="_blank">online Application For Enrolment </a> as soon as possible.
Picnic Under The Starshttp://www.stwilliamsgrovely.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/December-2,-2015-Picnic-Under-The-Stars.aspxPicnic Under The Stars​<img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="christmas_picnic.jpg" src="/latest-news/PublishingImages/christmas_picnic.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />Picnic Under The stars was a great way for our community to come together. A great evening was had by all. <div> </div> <div>These evenings do not come without the work of dedicated people. A special thank you to: </div> <ul><li>The music team – Kellie, Jason, Anthony, Kath & Brett.</li> <li>Our sound and lighting team led, by Grae and his band of Dads.</li> <li>Margaret, our WHS person extraordinaire.</li></ul>

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