Thursday, 28 May 2015

3. School Notices - Week 6, Term 2 2015

Altar Servers
Saturday 30th May - Indya & Mackenzie Cunningham, Joshua Criddle and Ben Cullimore
Sunday 31st May - Cameron & Laura Mather, Sebastian Whiston, Antonia Black and Cody Haynes

Birthday Greetings to:
Anika Robinson, Jonathan Jorgensen, Nisha Wilson and Lilly Kelcher

Lost Clothing
Rolfe Patalbo is missing his named school jacket during the past 2 weeks, if found please return it to the school office.

These items have been handed into the office during the term.
-  1 x blue watch
-  1 x paua necklace
-  1 x pink ball necklace

Home and School
There are still 15 entertainment books outstanding and these must be handed in by Tuesday 2nd June or we will have to pay for them.  Please check that they are not sitting in your child's bag.

St Joseph's School Ski Programme 
If your child is interested in the skiing programme being offered by the school, please return the form back to the office as soon as possible.

North Otago Music Festival Tickets
The Dominican Choir are performing in the North Otago Music Festival held at the Oamaru Opera House on Wednesday 1st July at 7.00 pm.  Tickets are limited to 2 per family and are $7.00 each.  St Joseph's tickets are available now and need to be purchased by June 12th after which your name would be put on a waiting list.  A note has gone home today to the Dominican Choir students.

We warmly welcome Vilivea Tahitu'a and Anioso Tuakoi to our new entrants class this week.
Rugby - Town v Country
Congratulations to these St Joseph rugby players who got selected for the annual Town v Country rugby game played this Saturday.
U11 squad - Max Fatafehi, Campbell  Fowler, Corbin Fraser, Sam Keno, Toby Lewis and Fergus McMullan.
U13 squad - Lachlan Brookes and Jacob Fowler

Nominate a Sport Volunteer
Nominate a volunteer involved in sport at your school and the school will go in the draw to win $500 worth of sporting goods, plus your volunteer will win a bag of sporting gear.  There are two major prizes to be won, plus everyone nominated will also go in a monthly draw for a $500 sporting goods or clothing voucher and the chance to be named the Lotto Volunteer Foundation's Sport Maker of the Year.  Schools can nominate as many sport volunteers as they like.  Nominate your volunteers and email them to Mrs Souness by Thursday 18th June on

Zero Fees for Under 13s
From July 1st 2015, all children under the age of 13 years are eligible for zero fees general practice visits, both during the day and after-hours.  Under 13's are also exempt from the standard $5 pharmacy charge for each prescription item from 1st July 2015.  Sent by the Ministry of Health.

Community Notices
  • Learn to Run 5 km - it's not too late to join.  We have just kicked off!  Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays at 6.30 pm.    If you can walk for 20 minutes, you can do this.  Just $120.00 for 6 weeks, includes 12 free gym passes. Contact the Waitaki Recreation Centre  on 434 6932 or email and join this small friendly group of like minded people. 
  • Waitaki Newcomers - Contact us today if you have moved to the area and would like to meet others and participate in our many events.  Contact Christine on 027 242 8643 or go to and join up.
  • Waitaki Aquatic Centre - will be closed for annual maintenance from Monday 29th June to Friday 3rd July 2015 and will reopen on Saturday 4th July.
  • OSCAR Holiday Programme - 6th to 17th July - Come and join our pirate and mermaid themed based activities.  Make pirate paraphernalia, build a pirate ship, make treasure boxes and maps, mermaid jewels and much more.  For more information, call Jenny on 434 8797 or email

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