This week we say a sad farewell to our wonderful caretaker principal Mrs Jill Baird who has been with us during term 3 while we await the arrival of Lorraine Frances-Rees into the permanent principal role. Jill has had a huge presence in the school, spending time in the junior school classrooms right from day one and continuing to work closely with parents, staff and students right up until the end of term. As a community we have really appreciated her input and will miss her greatly as she heads back to Cromwell and retirement tomorrow. We wish you all the very best Jill and do hope that you will pop back in to see us when you are next in Oamaru.
Saturday 24th September - Joseph & Sebastian Spillane, Bronson Bartlett, Max Fatafehi and Isabella McNaught
Sunday 25th September - Jonathan Jorgensen and Arthur Cartlidge
Saturday 1st October - Indya & Mackenzie Cunningham, Joshua Criddle and Troy Chikowore
Sunday 2nd October - Rhea Ratgali, Seth Bartley, Jonathan Jorgensen and Henry Robinson
Saturday 8th October - Joseph & Sebastian Spillane, Elizabeth & Samuel Plieger
Sunday 9th October - Antonia Black, Cameron Mather, Sebastian Whiston, Morgan Baillie and Arthur Cartlidge
Birthday Greetings to:
Hotili Asi, Georgia Thornley, Tegan Souness, Ziah Rollan, Xiao Hui Li, Iverson Wylie-Taukolo, Antonia Black, Jonathan Paton, Stephanie Morondoz, Kenton Tokai, David Kilgour, Paige Geypen, Yneke Edzes, Ayla Vincent, Ashlyn Marshall, Troy Chikowore and Adriana Wylie-Taukolo.
There is a St Joseph's cricket club open day on Saturday (but not sure which one) at St Kevin's College starting at 10.00 am until 12.00 pm. If your child cannot attend practice but intends to play, please either email Glynn Cameron on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 169 0709.
There is still a number of school jerseys, jackets, sports socks, hats, track pants and a variety of tops and shorts in the Lost Property basket, all unnamed. Please have a look to see if anything belongs to your child otherwise they will be given to the Uniform Shop to resell or St Vincent de Paul at the end of this term.
Peter Pan Production
St Joseph's has 5 children involved in the Oamaru Repertory Theatre production of Peter Pan which is being held on Thursday 6th, Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October at 2.00 pm and 7.30 pm at Itchen Street. General admission is $9.00 and for bookings please email email@example.com or the Box Office at the Repertory Theatre. Good luck to Nevaeh Aitcheson who plays a mermaid and indian, Seth Sinclair who is Peter Pan, Cameron Mather who is Smee, Vince Vidallon who plays Mr Darling, pirate and an indian and Elizabeth Plieger who plays Mrs Darling and an indian.
Is available at school on Monday mornings in term 4 for 20 minutes. The tuition is for beginners and upwards and for further information contact Peter McMullan on 027 421 1216.
On Tuesday this week, our school showcased amazing singing talent from Yrs 5-8 with some tough decisions having to be made by our adjudicator Pat Gunn. If that wasn't enough, the house choirs treated the audience to some fantastic singing with the eventual winner being Guzman House who won by one point. Photos from the Singing Cup can be found on this link. Singing Cup 2016
Congratulations to the following students who received trophies:
Yr 5 - Jacob Robinson and Molly-May Mestrom
Yr 6 - Morgan Baillie and Elenoa Asi
Yr 7 - Conavar Brown and Kaliopeta Katoa
Yr 8 - Seth Sinclair and Rhea Ratgali
Yr 5/6 Duet - Eleni Hausia and Elenoa Asi
Yr 7/8 Trio - Kaleb Cant, Cameron Mather and Seth Sinclair
A survey form got sent out to every family that went skiing this year. Please complete it and email it back to Mr Cartlidge by the end of the school holidays. Thank you to Mr Cartlidge for organising an excellent skiing programme and to all the parents who helped out.
I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped make the Sports Awards last Friday a success at St Joseph's this year. Without the list of volunteers, this would not be possible. Thank you to those who have helped with coaching or managing sports teams, travelling away with teams, being marshalls at the Cross Country, helping with gymnastics and to those that helped with the Sports Awards last week. We truly appreciate all our fantastic volunteers. Thanks Tina Souness. To view the photos from the evening, please click this link Sports Awards 2016
There will be school photos on the first Tuesday of next term and family photos will be taken in the hall from 8.15 am. The children are to arrive at school in their summer uniform and not their PE gear.
Reminder to wear your summer uniform next term with your hat. Remember the saying 'No hat, no play'.
Touch Rugby Teams - Term 4
Due to some students no longer wanting to play touch rugby, there is space for a couple of year 4/5/6 players. Please email Mrs Souness on firstname.lastname@example.org by next Friday if you would like to play, first in first served basis. If there is not enough interest, we will combine players into 2 teams in the year 4/5/6 grade. Touch starts on the first Tuesday of next term, 11th October.
Touch Teams Terms 1 & 4 2016
Coach – JUSTIN
Coach – GLYNN
Coach – Jody Robinson
Coach – Lee Woodhouse
Coach – Rachel Fowler
Yi Qun Zhong
Coach – Kaleb Cant/Seth Sinclair
Coach – Tegan Souness/Antonia Black
Winter Sports Uniforms
Please return all winter sports uniforms and gear bags as soon as possible to the green basket underneath the stairs.
Yr 6 Study
This term children in Yr 6 studied a novel and had to give an opinion on the plot, setting and characters and they also had to choose a child from a country around the world or an Olympic country where they looked at gender equality, food, water and education. They displayed this information onto science boards and invited classes to come and see their work.
- Spring Holiday Fun Holiday Programme - for the Forrester Gallery and Museum. Visit their website on www.culturewaitaki.org.nz for further information or see the attached flyer to the email.
- Noel Leemings Acer Device Deal - see the attached flyer to the email for good deals