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In recent years, some of the Tasmanian schools with Josephite connections have established ‘Junior Joeys’ groups, which, it is hoped, will help keep alive the founding story and spirit of each school, and their Vision and Mission, and provide links to the Sisters of St Joseph and the wider community.
Junior Joeys are groups of students from Years 4-6 who show enthusiasm about the Josephite Charism and are committed to sharing Josephite values through their daily life, faith and outreach. As one child has said: ‘Junior Joeys are people who go out of themselves and think of others.’
The Junior Joey program has three main components: Learn, Pray and Practise, and encompasses a range of formal and informal sessions, both educative and outreach-based:
Gerald Shegog, the Assistant Principal (R.E.) of Sacred Heart School, Ulverstone was delighted to be asked to write a little about the Junior Joeys at his school, and also to allow his Junior Joeys to speak for themselves!
Interested in starting a Junior Joey's or Mary MacKillop group at your school? Download a FREE teacher's resource/start-up kit:
Download - FREE teacher's resource/start-up kit (PDF)
Download - Ulverstone Junior Joeys (PDF)