Thursday, 3 September 2015

3. School Notices - Week 7, term 3 2015

Altar Servers
Saturday 5th September - Elenoa & Halalova Asi, Elizabeth Plieger, Lachlan Brookes and Seth Sinclair.
Sunday 6th September - Jerome & Michael Misiloi, Tess McAtamney and Joel Kunnethedan

Birthday Greetings to:
Patricia Morondoz, Brooke Hirst, Rhea Ratgali and Lydia Moffat

2016 Attendance Dues for the Diocese of Dunedin
There will be no increase in the 2016 diocese fees for St Joseph's and the rates will stand at $420.00 per child, per annum.  A letter from the Diocese is attached explaining the fees.

All children who have started in the new entrants class this year will receive a bible at assembly tomorrow.

Any child who catches the south bound bus is to stay at school and catch the bus at 3.40 pm as from today.  They are not to catch the town bus to Waitaki Boys High School.

Gymnastic Club
Is open to any child who would like to be involved in a gymnastic display for the school in early term 4. Practices are on Friday afternoons from 3.10 to 4.00 pm.  If anyone is interested or wants to know more information, please contact the office or Mrs Susie Jorgensen on 437 0504.

Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme
A booklet to support the Keeping Ourselves Safe (KOS) programme will be given out to each family in the junior school today. We recently held a parent consultation meeting at school with the support of our police education officer Constable Carrie Hamilton.
Keeping Kids Safer is a guide book to help parents and caregivers keep their children safe from all forms of abuse. It provides information about abuse, suggestions as to how you can help your children avoid abuse, what you should do if you think your child has been abused and where you can find further information and help. It is also important that you support the teaching of Keeping Ourselves Safe at your child’s school. This means making sure that you help your child with any home tasks that are set. Talk to your child about what they learnt at school and reinforce these messages at home.
If any other families would like a copy of the guide sent home to junior school families, please contact the principal

Lost Property
There is a large amount of unclaimed and unnamed clothing in the lost property room.  Anything not claimed will be recycled tomorrow.  There are a lot of jackets, jerseys, sun hats and warm up clothing in there.   Please be vigilant in naming any clothing that your child owns including renaming any second hand clothing.  Any queries, please ring the office.

Otago Cross Country Champs
Good luck to our 3 competitors, Hotili Asi, Max Fatafehi and Sebastian Spillane who are competing at the Otago Cross Country champs tomorrow.

Summer Sports
If you are not interested in playing Touch Rugby this term, please email Mrs Souness on  Please check the team lists on another page in the blog.  Cricket and Summer League Hockey information will come out later this term.

We warmly welcome 3 new children to our school this week.  Charlie Bremner and Quinn Kininmont to our new entrants class and we welcome back Ava Watts to our Yr 4 class.

Community Notice
  • Learn to Row Programme - is open to anyone and is an incredible opportunity for you to learn a new skill and to meet lots of new people.  For those who work hard and succeed at the programme, there will be a chance to try out for a position to compete at regattas.  Bring a friend and have a go.  Open Day is Sunday 6th September at 12.00 pm.  For more information go to
  • 'Couch to Rainbow' - learn to run 5km by joining our 6 week programme.  For just $120 you get 3 coached sessions per week and 12 free gym passes.  If you can walk for 20 minutes, you can do this!  Join a supportive group of people with a common aim.  Great for anyone wanting to prepare for the Rainbow Confectionery 5 km Rainbow Run!  Starts Monday 7th September at 6.30 pm.  Register now at

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