Thursday, 5 July 2018

1. Principal's News Week 10, Term 2 2018

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design and Maths)
Our STEAM team: Morgan, Sara, Danique in front of "Our Thinking Wall"
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A big thank you to our STEAM team who have been give some extra time and resources to work together to create a space we can use for STEAM.  This is the previous middle hub room facing the hall.  Each week next term a new science experiment will be set up in the room for all the classes to engage with according to their level.  This will be a catalyst for thinking and further action in their classrooms.  The team have also looked into current best practice in science to guide the whole staff.  Thank you Morgan Tangney, Danique McRae and Sara Jones-Hogan, our STEAM team.


Parish Cultural Concert
A big thank you also to Tua Misiloi and Lena Klenner who prepared our cultural groups for the parish concert on Sunday and Leanne Brookes for helping to organise things.


Welcome Mass
We had a wonderful welcome mass on Sunday to welcome children new to our school.  Mrs Megan Phillips presented Bibles to the children on behalf of our Home and School Association.   It was great to also share this occasion with our parish celebration of culture and the Confirmation of Stuart and Alan Roberts.



NZEI Action
It looks very likely there will be strike action on 15th August.  There are several claims but the over-riding claim is adequate resourcing for teaching and learning for our children.  The strike may be the afternoon only or it could be the whole day.  If/when it happens, as all our teaching staff are NZEI members, the school will be closed.

End of Term
I love my family and I love having some time to do things for myself and its great to have the holiday, but I also always feel a little sad when the holidays come and our community disperses.  Be safe and have fun and we look forward to seeing you next term.

God bless and Aroha
Mrs Frances-Rees

2. Special Character - Week 10 Term 2 2018

Faith fact This Week:

The word holiday comes from the Old English word hāligdæg (hālig "holy" + dæg "day"). The word originally referred only to special religious days. In modern use, it means any special day of rest or relaxation, as opposed to normal days away from work or school. 

May your holiday be Holy.



Lord, I want to thank you for walking with me, 
and those that I love,
 through the seasons of our lives. 
For the wintertime, we are held safe within your arms 
through the cold and darkness. 
In the hope of springtime, we are filled with new promise 
and a bountiful life each and every year.
 For summertime, with it’s days full of warmth and colour. 
And for crisp, autumn days 
as colourful leaves fall to seed new growth. 
You are always with us in all things,
 and in all seasons. 

Amen.

Safe Holidays and God Bless You.

Nicola Winders
Co-DRS

3. School Notices - Week 10, Term 2 2018

QUOTE FOR THE WEEK
Beatitude for the Day
Happy are those who can take small things seriously; and take serious things calmly; they will go far in life.

Altar Servers
Saturday 7th July - Joshua & Lachlan Criddle, Indya Cunningham, Mariah Cunningham and Serah Staju
Sunday 8th July - Hana Davies, Morgan Baillie, Lilly Kelcher and Alexie Phillips

Saturday 14th July - Samuel Plieger, Nye Jones-Hogan, Max Fatafehi and Andrew Sinclair
Sunday 15th July - Annalise Kilgour, Anika Winders, Ivy-Belle & Molly-May Mestrom

Saturday 21st July - Elenoa & Halalova Asi, Madison & Cooper Jones and Sam Asi
Sunday 22nd July - Daniel & Jonathan Jorgensen, Morgan Baillie, Henry Robinson and Seth Bartley

Birthday Greetings to:
Bronson Bartlett, Cooper Jones, Marianne Alegre, Emily Chen and Fitu Tuuefiafi

Good Luck
To any of our students who are participating in sporting, cultural or the arts activities during the holidays.

Junior Swimming
Thanks to all the parents who have returned their swimming notice.  Please ensure all permission slips are returned ASAP. 

Kapahaka
From next term, the Kapahaka and Pasifika practises will be combined.  They will be held from 3.00 to 4.00 pm on Fridays in Mrs Misiloi's room.  Parents need to collect the children from there at 4.00 pm unless other arrangements have been made.

Mufti Day for Caritas
Don't forget a gold coin donation for the mufti day tomorrow.

Pies and Milo
Will be carrying on into term 3 at Wednesday lunchtimes.  Bring an named pie wrapped in foil and 50 cents and a named cup for milo.

St Joseph's Timaru Interschool 
Some more photos from last week's interschool.









Student-Parent Lead Conferences
Please book an interview time with your child's teacher for either Tuesday 31st July or Wednesday 1st August.  Go to www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and use the code 9dhsb.  If you have trouble booking an interview time, please contact the office and we will do it for you.

Technology for Yr 7 & 8
Will now be on Monday afternoons for terms 3 and 4.

Uniform Shop
The uniform shop will be open on the first morning of term 3 from 8.30 to 9.00 am and then every Thursday from 2.30 to 3.00 pm.

Welcome
We warmly welcome 3 new students to our school; Sioeli Pulu, Selena and Shreysh Adhikari.
Community Notices
  • Uneasy Me - a growth mindset designed to help children from 8-12 years learn about anxiety, self-esteem, self-belief and resilience.  Held at the Waitaki Rec Centre on the 17th, 18th and 19th July from 1.30 to 3.30 pm.  Costs $5 per day per child.  Limited spaces, please contact Kate Finn on katefinn@yourlifeliveit.com to reserve your place.
  • Short English Language Courses held at the Ara Institute in Oamaru - this course will help you improve your speaking skills for everyday communication and work, for example asking for information, explaining a problem, making an appointment or talking to people in a bank or school. Held on Thursdays from 9.30 to 11.30 am.  Flyer attached to email.
  • Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women - is holding an Annual Retreat on 27-29 July at the Willow Park Christian Camp, Eastern Beach, Auckland.  To register online visit www.dove.org.nz.  For further information  contact Shona Williams 07 543 0101 or email shonawilliams58@gmail.com


4. Sports Draw - Week 10, Term 2 2018

Netball - Saturday 7th July
** Goal-athon and Dress Up day this Saturday.
**  Last session for Future Ferns Yr 1 / 2 is this Saturday, don’t forget to dress up on this day and there will be a short presentation.

Intermediate Prem
11.00am - St Joseph's Gold v Valley  Steel – Pearsons court

Intermediate 1.2
9.00 am - St Joseph's Rebels v Athletic Mini Gold – Sport & Outdoors

Future Ferns Yr 5/6
9.00 am - St Joseph's Ferns v Fenwick Magic – LJ Hooker

Future Ferns Yr 3/4
10.00 am – St Joseph’s Maroon v Pembroke Sparks – D Stewart Painters

Future Ferns Yr 1/2
Skills session starting at 10.00 am – BNZ court

Umpires
9.00 am – Anika Winders, Athena Toeke and Summer Moriarty
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Rugby - Saturday 7th July
First team named provides the referee unless one is named. 
** Congratulations to Glynn Cameron and Ofa Fatafehi who are the coaches for the U12 North Otago Rep Rugby team.

5 yrs - Rippa
10.00 am – St Joseph’s v Excelsior Tigers – SKC 2

6 yrs - Rippa
10.00 am – St Joseph’s v Maheno – SKC 2

7/8 yrs
11.00 am – St Joseph’s v Valley Blue – SKC 2

9/10 yrs -
11.00 am – Kurow v St Joseph’s (Harlequins) – Kurow – referee Chris Horn

11/12 yrs
11.00 am – St Joseph’s v Athletic Marist – SKC 1
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Football - Saturday 7th July
** Don’t forget to meet at 9.00 am before each game

Primary
9.30 am - St Joseph's All Whites v Riverside Piranhas – St Joseph’s

Intermediate
10.30 am – Meadowbank Mayhem –
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Hockey – Tuesday 24th July
** No Kwiksticks hockey on the 10th and 17th due to school holidays
** No Kiwisticks hockey on the 11th and 18th due to school holidays

Kwicksticks – Yr 7/8
6.00 pm – Speedy Sticks (St Joseph’s combined team) v Papakaio

Hockey – Wednesday 25th July
KiwiSticks – Yr 5/6
Mixed Magic (St Joseph’s combined team) have the bye
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Miniball - Tuesday 24th July
The draw was unavailable at the time the newsletter was printed.  Please check the sports notice board and your emails for the draw.
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Basketball - Wednesday 25th July
The draw was unavailable at the time the newsletter was printed.  Please check the sports notice board and your emails for the draw.
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5. Diary Dates - Week 10. Term 2 2018

JULY
Friday 6                            -  Caritas Mufti Mania
                                         -  Term 2 finishes today
Friday 13                          -  Network Waitaki Yr 7/8 Basketball Tournament
Saturday 14                      -  Network Waitaki Yr 7/8 Basketball Tournament
Sunday 15                        -  Network Waitaki Yr 7/8 Basketball Tournament
Monday 23                       -  Term 3 starts today
                                         -  Technology for Yr 7 & 8 at SKC (now on Monday afternoons)
Thursday 26                     -  School Mass at 9.15 am
                                          -  Yr 7 ECBs and Young Vinnies
                                          -  Terrific Thursday at 2.15 pm
Monday 30                        -  Technology for Yr 7 & 8 at SKC
                                          -  Junior Swimming  from 1.30 to 2.30 pm
Tuesday 31                        -  ICAS English exam
                                           -  Junior Swimming  from 1.30 to 2.30 pm
                                           -  Student – Parent lead conferences from 3.00 to 8.00 pm

AUGUST
Wednesday 1                     -  Student – Parent lead conferences from 3.00 to 8.00 pm
Thursday 2                        -  School Mass at 9.15 am *
                                          -  Terrific Thursdays at 2.15 pm *
Friday 3                             -  Celebration Assembly at 2.30 pm *
Monday 6                          -  Junior Swimming from 1.30 to 2.30 pm
Tuesday 7                           - Junior Swimming from 1.30 to 2.30 pm
Thursday 9                         -  School Mass at 9.15 am *
                                           -  Yr 7 ECBs and Young Vinnies *
                                           -  Terrific Thursdays at 2.15 pm *
Friday 10                            -  Celebration Assembly at 2.30 pm *
Monday 13                         -  Junior Swimming from 1.30 to 2.30 pm
Tuesday 14                         -  Junior Swimming from 1.30 to 2.30 pm
                                            -  ICAS Maths exam
                                            -  Board of Trustees meeting at 6.30 pm *
Wednesday 15                     -  Feast of the Assumption Mass *
Thursday 16                        -  School production matinee performance from 1.00 – 2.30 pm
                                            -  School Production at St Kevin’s College at 6.30 to 8.00 pm
Friday 17                            -  Celebration Assembly at 2.30 pm *
Monday 20                         -  Junior Swimming from 1.30 to 2.30 pm
Tuesday 21                         -  School Cross Country held at the Oamaru Racecourse
Sunday 26                          -  First Holy Communion
Monday 27                         -  Junior Swimming from 1.30 to 2.30 pm
Tuesday 28                         -  Junior Swimming from 1.30 to 2.30 pm


SEPTEMBER
Monday 3                           -  North Otago Cross Country
                                           -  Junior Swimming from 1.30 to 2.30 pm
Wednesday 5                      -  North Otago Cross Country postponement date
Friday 7                              -  Otago Primary School Cross Country
Friday 28                            - Term 3 finishes today

OCTOBER
Monday 15                         -  Term 4 starts today
Monday 22                         -  Labour Day (holiday)
Sunday 28                          -  Food Fair

NOVEMBER
Monday 5                           -  Yr 8 Camp at Staveley
Tuesday 6                           -  Yr 8 Camp at Staveley
Wednesday 7                      -  Yr 8 Camp at Staveley
Thursday 8                         -  Yr 8 Camp at Staveley
Friday 9                              -  Yr 8 Camp at Staveley
Monday 26                         -  North Otago Athletics
Tuesday 27                         -  Yr 7 Camp
Wednesday 28                    -  North Otago Postponement Date
                                           -  Yr 7 Camp
Thursday 29                       -  Yr 7 Camp

DECEMBER
Tuesday 19                             -  Term 4 finishes today 

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

4. Sports Draw - Week 9, Term 2 2018

Netball - Saturday 30th June
** Yr 8 Rep Trials - Saturday 30th June from 1.30 to 3.00 approximately.  Trialists must be available for both tournaments in Balclutha on 19th August and Dunedin 26th August.  Please forward your name and 3 preferred trial positions to northotagoreps@gmail.com by 5.00 pm Friday 29th June.  Please meet upstairs at 1.30 pm.

** Yr 7/8 Development Camp – This is a 2 day camp at a cost of $60 with one coach (Jo Morrison), numbers will be capped at 25.  Open to Yr 7 & 8 players.  $20 deposit required with the rest paid on the first day of camp.  Register by Friday to https://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/75722

Intermediate Prem
10.00am - St Joseph's Gold v OIS Steel – Pearsons court

Intermediate 1.2
10.00 am - St Joseph's Rebels v Fenwick Suns – court to be advised

Future Ferns Yr 5/6
10.00 am - St Joseph's Ferns v Ardgowan Black – Oamaru Physio – court 7

Future Ferns Yr 3/4
10.00 am – St Joseph’s Maroon v Athletic Mini Maroon – D Stewart Painters

Future Ferns Yr 1/2
Skills session starting at 10.00 am – BNZ court

Umpires
11.00 am – Eleni Hausia, Elenoa Asi, Summer Moriarty and Anika Winders
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Rugby - Saturday 30th June
First team named provides the referee unless one is named. 
** The draw is sometimes different from the booklet.  The draw on the newsletter is taken from the draw that gets emailed to us from North Otago Rugby each week.

5 yrs - Rippa
11.00 am – Kurow Keas v St Joseph’s – Kurow

6 yrs - Rippa
11.00 am – Kurow v St Joseph’s – Kurow

7/8 yrs
10.00 am – Excelsior Rams v St Joseph’s – WCS 7

9/10 yrs -
10.00 am – Valley St Joseph’s (Harlequins) – Weston

11/12 yrs
11.00 am – St Joseph’s v Valley – SKC
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Football - Saturday 30th June
** Don’t forget to meet at 9.00 am before each game

Primary
9.30 am - St Joseph's All Whites v Awamoa Force – Awamoa Park

Intermediate
10.30 am – Meadowbank Mayhem - Showgrounds

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Hockey – Tuesday 3rd July
** Mark Kake has recently resigned from his coaching role for hockey.  There is an opportunity for one final visit to Oamaru from Mark on Monday 2nd July.  The programme will run as follows:


3.30 pm – Under 15s
4.30 pm – Game SKC Girls 1st XI v WGHS 1st XI interschool
5.30 pm – 7.00 pm – Primary and Intermediate boys and girls – half turf
5.30 – 7.00 pm – Secondary boys and girls – half turf
7.00 – 8.00 pm – Adult and club players



Kwicksticks – Yr 7/8
6.00 pm – Speedy Sticks (St Joseph’s combined team) v Upper Waitaki Wasps

Hockey – Wednesday 4th July
KiwiSticks – Yr 5/6
5.00 pm – T2 Mixed Magic (St Joseph’s combined team) v Pembroke Blue
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MINIBALL AND BASKETBALL INFORMATION
Reminders:

Miniball - Tuesday 3rd July
**St Joseph’s Breakers is on early duty on the front court
4.15 pm – St Joseph’s Breakers v WV Wizards – front court
5.15 pm – St Joseph’s Rebels v Hampden Mariners – front court

Referee and Score bench
3.45 pm – St Joseph’s Breakers – referee and score bench – front court
4.45 pm – St Joseph’s Rebels – referee and score bench – front court
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Basketball - Wednesday 4th July
5.40 pm – St Joseph’s Bolts v OIS Nuggets – front court
6.30 pm – St Joseph’s Raptors v St Joseph’s Cavaliers – back court

Referee and Score bench
5.40 pm – St Joseph’s Raptors – score bench – back court
6.30 pm – St Joseph’s Bolts – score bench  and referee – front court - amended 3-7-18
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