Thursday, 11 December 2014

3. School Notices - Week 9, Term 4

(a)  Altar Servers
Saturday 13th December - Seth Sinclair, Ben Cullimore, Antonio Frances-Rees and Halalova Asi
Sunday 14th December - Antonia & Francesca Black, Cameron & Laura Mather

(b)  Birthday Greetings to:
Xanthea Moore, Sam Asi, Lachlan Criddle and Jack Cameron

(c)  For Sale
There is a brand new school jersey size 77 cm and a new school tie for sale for $80.00.  The family had bought it before they transferred to Wanaka.  Any queries, please come to the office.

(d)  Lunch Orders
Subway - the last day for Subway lunches is Friday 12th December and will resume again on the 13th February 2015 due to the 6th February being Waitangi Day.
Thai - the last day for  Thai lunches is Wednesday 17th December and will resume again on the 11th February 2015.

(e)  Uniform Shop
The school uniform shop will be open on Friday 30th January 2015 from 11.30 am to 2.00 pm and Monday 2nd February from 8.30 to 9.30 am for anyone wishing to purchase school clothing items. Any families who would like to donate school clothing would be much appreciated, especially the girls pinafore.  If you have any queries regarding the Uniform Shop please phone Adele Whiston on 027 434 3338.  Sorry we do not have eftpos facilities at school.

(f)  Lost Property
There is still a large collection of unnamed lost property which will be displayed in the hall tomorrow for parents to have a look at.  Next week the clothing will be redistributed to the uniform shop.

(g)  Library Books
There are still some children who have not yet returned their library books back to school.  Please return them urgently as we are doing a stock take at present.  Thank you to all the parents who have ensured that their children returned their library books back.

(h)  Giant Leaps Speech & Drama
Are enrolling students for speech and drama at St Joseph's for 2015. For further information please email or phone 0800 4 speech.

(i)  Home and School
Next year the Home and School are starting the year with a Food Fair fundraiser on Sunday 15th March.  We want to involve all the cultural communities to share their wonderful foods with us.  We hope that it will be a day of fun and lots of activities.  Each class will be responsible for an activity.  If you would like to be involved with this fundraiser, there is a meeting on Tuesday 3rd February to start the planning.

We are holding the Home and School AGM on Tuesday 24th February and would love lots of new members.  Any questions please contact Rachel Fowler (President) on 437 1992 or email

(j)  Community Notices
  • Victorian Christmas at Totara Estate - 13-24th December from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm daily.  The family can make decorations, play Victorian games, tour the farm, feed the sheep, have afternoon tea.  Cost is $10.00 for adults and children free.

  • Summer Discovery at the Waitaki Library, North Otago Museum, Forrester Gallery and Waitaki Aquatic Centre.  Pick up a brochure at these places and return it by January 28th 2015 to the Waitaki Library.

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