Thursday, 24 May 2018

1. Principal's News Week 4 Term 2 2018

School Production
Script writers this week in Year 7 & 8 have been busy at work in creating ideas for script to be included in the Senior Production. Many ideas have been banded about with plenty of collaboration and excitement. The Year 8 scriptwriters as a group visited senior classes in generating ideas in weaving ideas across classrooms into the script. Characters are coming into life.  A job well done script writers.

School Rebates
Families are encouraged claim back your 2018 school donation. is a Kiwi company that helps parents easily claim back school donations. 

Reporting to Parents Policy Review.
St Joseph' s Policy on Reporting to Parents is now available to be reviewed. Please click on the following link and log on using username stjosephsoamaru and password veritas.
Then click on the second green tab labelled Current Review at the top of the page. There are instructions here on how to review a policy. Please review our Reporting to Parents policy and review as a parent from the drop down menu after  clicking on the red tab labelled 'Under Review Term 2 2018'.

Atua e Manaaki
Nicola Winders
Acting Principal

2. Special Character Week 4 Term 2 2018

Faith Facts This Week:-

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What is Trinity Sunday?
Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost in the Christian liturgical calendar. Trinity Sunday celebrates the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
31st May Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Last feast Day of Mary in May
The feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrates the visit of Mary, the Mother of God, with the child Jesus in her womb, to her cousin Elizabeth. The visit took place when Elizabeth was herself six months' pregnant with the forerunner of Christ, Saint John the Baptist. We pray for all expectant mothers. May they be filled with the joy of expectation as Mary.

Many Blessings
Nicola Winders

3. School Notices - Week 4, Term 2 2018


Blessed are those who can tell a mountain from a molehill; they will be saved a lot of trouble

Altar Servers

Saturday 26th May - Elenoa Asi, Cooper Jones and Sam Asi
Sunday 27th May - Daniel & Jonathan Jorgensen, Morgan Baillie and Henry Robinson

Birthday Greetings to:
Alexander Roa and Mikayla Pine

Last month Neight Fraser competed at the Otago Primary Schools swimming championships in the 10 yr old boys grade. He swam in the 50 metre backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle and won all three races against children from all schools in Otago.  Well done Neight.

Last week we sent out enrolment letters to children who will be starting school in terms 3 and 4 and also terms 1 and 2 in 2019.  Please contact the office to confirm your enrolment interview time and drop off your pre-enrolment form.  If you know of somebody who would like to enrol their child at St Joseph's, please contact the office.  When you go for your interview with the principal and Fr Wayne, you will need to bring your child's birth certificate or passport and visa forms  and you will receive your enrolment pack.

Found Glasses

A small pair of child's glasses have been handed into the office. If you are missing a pair of glasses, please contact the office.

Our Yr 7 & 8 students will be involved in 2-3 interschools next month.  Some of our students will be joining up with St Kevin's College Yr 9 & 10 students are part of the Southern Catholic Quadrangular Yr 7-10 tournament.  Permission slips and money for this tournament is due back on Wednesday 6th June.
St Mary's Mosgiel come visiting us this time and due to them having only 17 intermediate children, only our Yr 8 students will be involved.  This will be held at St Kevin's College on Tuesday 19th June.
St Joseph's Timaru intereschool is held in Timaru on Thursday 28th June and involves all Yr 7 & 8 students.  Notices and permission slips for both St Mary's and St Joseph's will be sent home tomorrow.  Please look for it in your child's bag.

Mobile Phones
Rummage around for those unwanted mobile phones to donate to Sustainable Coastlines Mobile Phone Appeal.
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Each year at least 8 million Tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans, the equivalent of a full garbage truck every minute.
With “Beat Plastic Pollution” as the theme for this year’s World Environment day we ask for your support by bringing into the school office any unwanted mobile phones you may have and dropping them into the collection box. 

Phones collected help raise funds for Sustainable Coastlines – a multi ward wining NZ Charity run by a small team of hard working staff and volunteers. Their mission is to inspire, educate and enable others to look after the natural places we love – our beaches and waterways.  
Our school also benefits by gaining valuable rewards from the Mobile Phones we collect.
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Pies and Milo
A reminder about the Pies and Milo happening every Wednesday lunchtime.  Bring your named wrapped pie, a cup and 50c for the milo and put it in the hall.

Friday 25 - Scholastic Book Club orders due back
Wednesday 30 - Pies, milo and 50 cents
Thursday 31 - no Terrific Thursday
Permission forms due back and enrolment interview times confirmed

Road works Update
Downer have an update on the proposed road works from State Highway 1 from Dee Street to Orwell Street.
They had planned to start the work anytime from last Saturday but the weather has cooled down very quickly and winter has arrived.  Because of the temperatures, they made the decision to postpone the road works until spring.  They will notify us when they commence the road works.

Terrific Thursdays
There will be no Terrific Thursday on Thursday 31st May as Mrs Brookes is away.

Young Vinnies
Each Thursday our Young Vinnies (Yr 7 & 8 students) go to various rest homes and interact with the residents for an hour.  They play games, read to them, dance and talk to them. The residents from IONA rest home enjoyed playing games with our students recently.
 Community Notices
  • St Kevin's Home and School are organising a Mr North Otago contest on Saturday 13th October at St Kevin's College dining room. They are looking for male contestants who don't mind having a bit of fun showing off different clothing styles on a catwalk. Businesses sponsor your own handsome hero and get together to support him.  If you would like a night of fun and laughs, book a table by contacting Paula Brien on 027 437 1291.  Poster attached to email.

4. Sports Draw - Week 4, Term 2 2018

Netball - Saturday 26th May
Duty - We are on duty this week and we need to have 2 parents from each team to run the office.  A roster has already been sent out to parents and coaches but there are still some times that need to be filled.  Please let your coaches know if you can help.

Please note we do duty twice a season.  If parents do duty this time, they should not be expected to do duty in the next round.

8.30 - 9.00 am - set up - St Joseph's Rebels (play at 9.00 am)

9.00 - 10.00 am - office - St Joseph's Maroon (play at 10.00 am)

10.00 - 11.00 am - office - St Joseph's Ferns (play at 11.00 am)

11.00 - 12.00 am - office - St Joseph's Gold (play at 11.00 am) – sorted

Cancellation of Matches
North Otago Netball will notify people of a cancellation either by their website (North Otago Netball) or their Facebook page   Paula Brien is the contact person so she will let coaches know by text.

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

Intermediate 1.2
9.00 am - St Joseph's Rebels v Athletic Mini Gold – BNZ court

Future Ferns Yr 5/6
11.00 am - St Joseph's Ferns v Fenwick Ferns – Oamaru Physio court 7

Future Ferns Yr 3/4
10.00 am – St Joseph’s Maroon v Pembroke Lightning – Court 3

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

9.00 am – Indya Cunningham, Athena Toeke and Hannah Miller
Rugby - Saturday 26th May
First team named provides the referee unless one is named. 

Cancellation of Matches
If games are cancelled due to wet weather etc. the cancellation is posted on the North Otago Rugby Facebook page North Otago Rugby Facebook and their website North Otago Rugby Website as well as the local radio station 104fm.  They will try and make the call by 8.00 am to give people enough time to let everyone know.  (Paula Brien is the contact person who will let coaches know by text)

Town v Country Match
Congratulations to the following children who made the Town v Country teams for the Queen’s Birthday rugby tournament.

Town 9/10s
Sione Tuuefiafi, Nye Jones-Hogan, Sami Asi, Michael Woodhouse, Patrick Spillane, KentonTokai, William Pardede and Kristiana Whiston.  Practices will be help 1.00 pm on Saturday 26th May at the Athletic Marist grounds.  Enquiries to Lee Woodhouse 027 492 4577.

Town 11/12s
Max Fatafehi, Sebastian Spillane, Cody Marshall, Campbell Fowler, Levi Crowder, Matthew  Woodhouse, Hotili Asi, Jack Hayman, Morgan Baillie and Liam Cameron.  Practices will be held at St Kevin’s at 4.00 pm on Friday 25th May.  Enquiries to  Glynn Cameron 021 078 1068.

5 yrs - Rippa
10.00 am – St Joseph’s v Maheno – SKC Field 3

6 yrs - Rippa
11.00 am – St Joseph’s v Maheno – SKC Field 3

7/8 yrs
10.00 am – St Joseph’s v Maheno – SKC Field 3

9/10 yrs -
10.00 am - St Joseph’s (Harlequins) v Union– WCS 5 - referee: Jason Forrest

11/12 yrs
11.00 am – Excelsior/Maheno v St Joseph’s – WCS 3
Football - Saturday 26th May
Girls – Rep Trials – Football Waitaki Girls Rep Team Trials for the 11th Grade will now be held on Sunday 27th May at the A & P Showgrounds from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon for any girl aged between 9-12 years.  Any girl that went to trials on the 13th is invited also. For more information, contact Twyla Kingan on 027 251 4234

9.30 am - St Joseph's All Whites v Meadowbank Marvels – St Joseph’s

Hockey – Tuesday 29th May
·         The draw will also be on the North Otago Hockey website at  or on the North Otago Hockey Facebook page
·         The turf is numbered from the pavilion end.  T1 Pavillion end.  T4 Scoreboard end.

Coaching and Training Opportunity
Former Black Stick Mark Kale is at the North Otago Hockey turf this Friday afternoon for training clinics and coaching the coaches.  Session times will run 3.30 to 4.30 pm for primary years 1-6 and 4.30 to 5.30 pm for intermediate.  All welcome

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

Hockey – Wednesday 30th May
KiwiSticks – Yr 5/6
5.00 pm – T1 Mixed Magic (St Joseph’s combined team) v Pembroke Yellow

Please wear a navy thermal or navy t-shirt under your singlet if you are cold.  Other colours are not allowed.  (Sorry no PE tops under playing singlet)

 FIBA Qualifier Coaching Clinics will be held on Saturday 23rd June at Cowles Stadium from 1.00 to 3.00 pm.  For further information contact Caleb Harrison on  Promotional materials will be available through local & social media channels and basketball networks shortly.

Miniball - Tuesday 29thMay
The draw was unavailable at the time the newsletter went to print.  Please check the sports noticeboard and your emails for the draw.

Basketball - Wednesday 30th May
The draw was unavailable at the time the newsletter went to print.  Please check the sports noticeboard and your emails for the draw.