Friday, 18 October 2019

3. School Notices - Week 1, Term 4 2019

QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

Altar Servers
Saturday 19th October - Joseph & Paddy Spillane, Cooper & Madison Jones
Sunday 20th October - Ivy-Belle & Molly-May Mestrom, Alexie Phillips, Hana Davies

Birthday Greetings to:
Lavina Ma, Paddy Spillane and Siale Tokai

Athletics
Pre-Athletics Day Notice for both Seniors and Juniors 2019

Dear Parents/Caregivers
Our combined school athletics with Oamaru North School is on Tuesday 12th November at Whitestone Contracting Stadium/Centennial Park (same venue as last year). 
With a lot happening in the next 3 weeks with Food Fair, Camps, Book Fair etc. I am getting in early to ask for volunteers and to mark the date on your diary.

Due to the number of children involved, we require a large number of parents/caregivers/grandparents/older siblings who can help us on the day and to help pack the equipment away at the end of the day. If you can help with either a half day or full day it would be appreciated and if you hold a current First Aid Certificate, please let me know.

The day will start at 9.00 am and the children will need to be at the grounds by 8.50 am.  The junior rotations should be finished by approximately 1.45 pm and the senior rotations finished by 2.45 pm. The junior athletics are for children aged 5-7 years and they will run in their house groups and the senior athletics are from 8-13 years as of 1st October 2019 and they will run in their age groups.

Please let me know if you can help by either emailing sport@stjoseph.school.nz or contacting me in the office.


Further information regarding this day will come out in 2 weeks time.
Thanks Paula Brien, Sports Coordinator

Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair - Dino-Mite - will be running from Tuesday 29th October to Friday 1st November in our school hall.  The Book Fair works to benefit our school - every book you purchase earns the school points which we can use to purchase literacy resources for our children.
Last term your child had been given a Book Fair pamphlet - this has a very small selection of books that will be available at the fair.  Please come and check out the huge range during our Book Fair week.
The Book Fair will be open from 8.40 to 9.10 am and 2.45 to 3.15 pm each day.  To make this possible, we need at least 2 volunteers to be looking after the Book Fair at these times.  If you are able to do this, please let Mrs McRae or the office know asap.
We will finish our Book Fair celebration with a book character dress up day on Friday 1st November.

Cricket

Is there anyone else wishing to play cricket for this term and are there any other girls wishing to play in a girls team?  Please let me know by Monday next week.

Food Fair

This is a reminder about our International Food Fair happening on Sunday 20th October.
-  Gates open at 11.30 am and food is available from 12.00 pm
-  Plates cost $5.00 each
-  Eftpos facilities available
-  Bouncy castle and noddy train
-  Raffles
-  If wet, it will be held in the hall

We do need your help with the following items:

-  Picnic tables - please name them clearly
-  $10 per family to buy food for the food stalls.  
-  Cakes to be baked for the Cake Wheel, cake notice on the wall outside the office door.  Please drop off your baking either on Friday afternoon, Saturday between 4.00 -5.00 pm in the school hall or at 11.30 am on Sunday morning.

Measles Information



Hand Wash/Rub Chart  please click on this link to show how to wash and dry your hands properly.



Netball Coaching Workshops and Development Opportunities
Coach Development on offer; including practical workshops, guest speakers and game play.
Run in-conjunction with U14/U15 Player Talent Development across our Zone.

Otago 2 November
https://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/112536

LANA MORRISON
COACH LEAD | NETBALL SOUTH
M 022 674 1109 | E lana.morrison@netballsouth.co.nz www.southernsteel.co.nz
Netball South Regional Office 116 Portsmouth Drive Dunedin | P O BOX 6034 | INVERCARGILL 9810

Pies and Milo
There will be no pies and milo in term 4 as we usually have this hot lunch available in the colder months of terms 2 and 3.

Scholastic Book Club
Orders to be in the office by Wednesday 23rd October.

School Photos
On Tuesday we had our school photos taken and the ordering system is using a new format.  In a couple of weeks time, each child will receive a Child's Photo Shoot Keycode  which is used to view your child's photos at www.photolife.co.nz  Nobody else will be able to view your child's photo as the keycode is unique to your child's photo. There is a period of approximately 3 weeks from the date the Photo Shoot Keycodes are dispatched to the school for you to order your photos and get them delivered free of postage and packing.  If you order them after the expiry date, a $6.00 postage and packing charge is automatically applied.
Further information will be available once the Photo Shoot Keycodes are delivered to our school.

St Kevin's College Orientation Day
All Yr 8 students who will be attending St Kevin's next year are to go to an Orientation Day on Thursday 28th November for the whole day.  Please wear mufti and bring a packed lunch and pen.

Touch Rugby
There have been some changes to teams since last week as some children have pulled out and others have wanted to play. I have also made another team in the Yr 1/2/3 grade as we had 14 players for one team.  New children playing touch will be charged $10 for touch rugby fees.
We will be on duty next week for touch and any teams who are playing at 4.00 pm will be asked to come at 3.30 pm to help set up. (It should only take 10 minutes if there are a few families/children to help)
Coaches - please come and get your get bags on Monday.


Touch Teams – Term 4 2019 - Amended 17-10-19

Tigers - Yr 1/2/3

William Allardice
Pippa Campbell
Hunter Forrest
Theo Mestrom
Aki Tahitu’a
Siale Tokai
Analiese Whiston

(7)
Broncos – Yr 1/2/3

Milly Fogarty
Lewis Geypen
Lucas Kofoed
Liam Lindsay
Lilani Roos
Dihviyn Soane
Cooper van Rooy

(7)

Pumas - Yr 4/5/6

Luse Asi
Jac Bradley
Eva Fatafehi
Leah Kofoed
Blake Meek
Warren Pardede
William Pardede
Kenton Tokai

(8)

Coach – Adele Whiston
Coach – Brooke/William Kofoed
Co-Coaches – Michelle Fatafehi and Charmaine Asi




Rockets - Yr 4/5/6

Willow Bartlett
Milly Campbell
Isaiah Castro
Lilly Kelcher
Alex Perniskie
Kacymea Tahitua
Vilivea Tahitua
Iverson Wylie-Taukolo

 (8)

Ferns - Yr 4/5/6

Cameron Aston
Hamish Fowler
Paige Geypen
Hunter Gough
Indeg Jones-Hogan
Eva Keno
Mya Robinson
Daniel Woodhouse

(8)
Turbos – Mixed Yr 7/8

Sam Asi
Liam Cameron
Troy Chikowore
Levi Heffernan
Nye Jones-Hogan
Jada-Rose Keno
Mya Lindsay
Henry Robinson
Lachlan Wilkinson
Kristiana Whiston

(10)
Coach – Emma Perniskie

Coach – Jody Robinson

Coach:   Ella Frew (SKC
student) 

  
Dynamos - Competitive Yr 7/8
Ben Gillies
Lisiate Hausia
Paddy Spillane
Riley Tuffley
Michael Woodhouse

Weston School
Lloyd Fellows
Romeo Harris
Angus Loe
Josh Miller
Toby Mitchell
Cash Patterson

(11)

Coach – Lee Woodhouse


St Patrick's Basilica 125th Opening Anniversary Timetable
Friday 8th November at 2.00 pm - Mass in the Basilica for St Kevin's College and St Joseph's School students.
Saturday 9th November - the Basilica will be open to the public.  At 2.00 pm there will be an hour long guided tour with local historian Helen Stead.  Tickets cost $10.00 per person.  Bookings essential.
6.30 pm Vigil Mass - invited guests and ticket holders will adjourn to the Moeraki Room - Brydone Hotel for the cutting of the cake, speeches and supper.
Sunday 10th November - 9.30 am Mass following by a morning tea and cake in the Dean O'Reilly Lounge.
Tickets and bookings available from the parish office from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm or at weekend Masses during October.

Volleyball Coach Required
St Kevin's College is looking for someone to coach their volleyball teams during this term.  If you are interested, please contact their Sports Coordinator, Sarah Clapperton on 437 1665 ext 737.

Welcome
We warmly welcome 3 new students to our school: - Lalani Roos to Yr 1, Miley Newlands-Robertson to Yr 5 and Laura Patterson to Yr 7.

Community Notices
  • Meads Rugby Cup Semi-Final - this Saturday 19th October at 2.30 pm.  North Otago v Wairarapa Bush at Whitestone Contracting Stadium.
  • Rainbow Colour Run - held this Saturday 19th October at 11.00 am at the Oamaru Race Course - enter now on https://www.sporty.co.nz/waitakicrc/Rainbow-Confectionery-5km-Run/Registration-form   All funds raised go locally to Sporting Chance. $10.00 per person.
  • FunFit Kids - fitness circuit for primary and intermediate kids on Friday's at 4.00 pm at the Rec Centre, starting 25th October for 6 weeks. Costs $36.00.
  • Mini Movers - fun exercise for 3 & 4 year olds.  Friday's 9.00 am at the Rec Centre starting 25th October for 6 weeks. Costs $36.00.
  • Altrusa - Join us for a Christmas extravaganza on Thursday 7th November at 7.00 pm at the Oamaru Club in Severn Street.  There will be stalls, raffles and music. Tickets cost $15.00 and are available from Paper Plus and Brackens Office Products.
  • Weston Fireworks - held on Friday 8th November at 7.00 pm at Weston Domain.  Food and drink stalls available.  No eftpos.  Costs $10 for adults, $5.00 for primary school children and pre-schoolers are free.

Thursday, 17 October 2019

1. Principal's News Week 1 Term 4 2019

Multicultural Food Fair
This Sunday 20 October our big fundraiser - our multicultural food fair - doors open at 11.30 am and food is served at noon.
Tell your friends and join us to enjoy sharing the foods from some of the many different cultures that make up St Joseph's School.

Board of Trustees

I would like to (re)introduce our Board of Trustees:

Acting Chairperson - Sharni Cunningham (Aunt of Mariah)
Andy Bradley (father of Jack)  - parent representative
Rebecca Meek (mother of Blake) - parent representative
Rory McGeown (father of Tommy, Molly and Emily) - parent representative
Carl Herbst (father of Eli) - parent representative

Proprietor's (Bishop's) representatives: Fr Wayne, Jan Plieger, Dave Marriott (parishioner)

Thank you to our Board for your support and governance behind the scenes.

Parish 125th Jubilee

St Patrick's parish are celebrating the 125th anniversary of the opening of our Basilica.  Everyone is warmly invited to celebrate mass on Saturday 9th September followed by a buffet supper and social at the Brydone Hotel.  Tickets cost $10, payable to the parish office.

Welcome Mass
Families with children new to the school in the past 12 months have received invitations to a formal welcome mass on Sunday 17 November at 9.30am where children will receive their Bibles from the Home and School Association and be formally welcomed into the school and parish community.  Please RSVP to the office.

Home and School Support
Everyone received a letter in the post last term urging you to support our Home and School in the Hungry Horse cafe at the racecourse.  We will no longer be charging school donations next year but we still receive very limited funding and need to supplement it through the work of the Home and School.  If every family volunteered to do one shift a year we would have it covered.    Please return the forms to the office.

End of Year Mass and Prize-giving
Please make a date for your diary.  This will be on Wednesday 18 December at 6pm in the Basilica.  The junior school will be performing their nativity production.  Our year 8s will be formally farewelled and the Just like Jesus role model prize-winners from each class will be awarded.   We hope all our families can attend to celebrate the end of the year with us.  The following day, Thursday 19 December will be our final assembly starting at 12 noon where the head boy and girl will give their farewell speeches and leaders for 2020 will be announced followed by carols.

God Bless and Aroha

Lorraine Frances-Rees

2. Special Character Week 1 Term 4

Welcome to  Week 1: October 14th – 18th

Special Dates


Image result for world mission sunday logo 2019 catholic15th St Teresa of Jesus (Avila)
16th St Hedwig
16th St Margaret Mary Alacoque
17th St Ignatius of Antioch
St Luke
Pope Francis Prayer That the breath of the Holy Spirit engenders a new missionary “spring” in the church. 
October’s Missionary Month: Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World
World Mission Sunday October 20th 
All Catholics are asked to participate in the mission of the Church, called to share their faith as missionaries. World Mission Sunday gathers support for programmes and needs of more than 1,150 mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and remote regions of Latin America. The funds gathered on World Mission Sunday are distributed in the pope's name.

Lautado Si
Pope Francis says “Advocate for our Common Home!”
Love your children?  This is possibly the most important action you could take for them and the earth.
Swedish teen, Greta Thunberg says:  "I don't want you to be hopeful ... I want you to act!  I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is!Pope Francis says “Let us sing as we go.  May our struggles and our concern for this planet never take away the joy of our hope … for he has united himself definitively to our earth, and his love constantly impels us to find new ways forward.  Praise be him!” LS #244/245. Together we make the difference.
Spiritual Reading
'Faith furnishes prayer with wings, without which it cannot soar to heaven.'
St. John Climacus

Thank you
God Bless
Tua Misiloi Co DRS

4. Diary Dates - Week 1, Term 4 2019


OCTOBER
Friday 18                            -  Celebration assembly at 2.30 pm *
Sunday 20                          -  Food Fair
Monday 21                         -  Technology for Yr 7 & 8
Wednesday 23                  -  Scholastic Book Club orders due in today *
Thursday 24                      -  Home & School Racecourse Fundraiser
                                             -  School Mass at 9.15 am *
                                             -  Terrific Thursday at 2.15 pm *
Friday 25                            -  Celebration assembly at 2.30 pm *
Monday 28                         -  Labour Day holiday – school closed
Tuesday 29                         -  Yr 7 & 8 camp
                                              -  Book Fair Week
Wednesday 30                   -  Yr 7 & 8 camp
                                              -  Book Fair Week
Thursday 31                        -  Yr 7 & 8 camp
                                               -  School Mass at 9.15 am *
                                               -  Terrific Thursday at 2.15 pm *
                                               -  Book Fair Week
                                               -  Celebration assembly at 2.30 pm *
NOVEMBER
Friday 1                               -  Yr 8 camp
                                              -  Book Character Dress Up Day
                                              -  Cricket starts today at 4.00 pm
Monday 4                           -  Technology for Yr 7 & 8
Tuesday 5                           -  Board of Trustee meeting at 6.00 pm *
Thursday 7                         -  Junior School Marae visit *
                                              -  School Mass at 9.15 am *
                                              -  Terrific Thursday at 2.15 pm *
Friday 8                               -  St Patrick’s Church 125 year celebrations
Saturday 9                          -  St Patrick’s Church 125 year celebrations
Monday 11                          -  Technology for Yr 7 & 8
Tuesday 12                         -  School athletics for whole school
Wednesday 13                   -  Induction Evening at 6.00 pm
Thursday 14                       -  School athletics postponement date
Sunday 17                           -  Welcome Mass at 9.30 am – note new date *
Monday 18                         -  Technology for Yr 7 & 8
Wednesday 20                  -  EOTC for Yr 6
Thursday 21                       -  EOTC for Yr 6
Friday 22                            -  EOTC for Yr 6
Monday 25                         -  North Otago Athletics
                                             -  Technology for Yr 7 & 8
Thursday 28                      -  St Kevin’s College Orientation Day for Yr 8 students *
Friday 29                            -  Multicultural Day
Saturday 30                       -  Home & School Racecourse Fundraiser

DECEMBER
Monday 2                           -  Technology for Yr 7 & 8
Friday 6                              -  Junior school disco
Monday 9                           -  Technology for Yr 7 & 8
Tuesday 10                         -  Board of Trustee meeting at 6.00 pm
                                              -  Touch Rugby finishes today
Friday 13                             -  Yr 7 & 8 formal
                                              -  Cricket finishes today
Wednesday 18                   -  End of Year Mass at 6.00 pm *
Thursday 19                       -  End of Year assembly at 12.00 pm *
                                              -  School finishes for the year at 12.30 pm

FEBRUARY 2020
Monday 3                           Unconfirmed start date for term 1 *