Thursday, 10 November 2016

3. School Notices - Week 5, Term 4 2016


'The tongue has no bones but is strong enough to break a heart so be careful with your words'

Altar Servers
Saturday 12th November - Elenoa & Halalova Asi, Seth Sinclair, Max Fatafehi and Molly Whittaker
Sunday 13th November - Michael Misiloi and Hana & Zara Davies

Birthday Greetings to:
Kaleb Cant, Tyla Bolitho, Jonathan Miller and Zyanya Pe

Athletic Trophy Winners
Congratulations to the following students who received their Athletic trophies last Friday at Kotuitui. Absent from the photos is Grace Keno.
8 yrs - Eva Keno and Michael Woodhouse
9 yrs - Jada-Rose Keno and Cody Marshall
10 yrs - Grace Keno and Max Fatafehi
11 yrs - Eleni Hausia and Matthew Gough
12 yrs - Harriet Heaphy and Taine Stewart-Cooper
13 yrs - Chanel Williams and Roger Neri

Busy Bumbles
Their Holiday Programme has a $20 special for each student per day and runs from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd December and Monday 9th January until school starts.  For any enquiries, please contact Jocelyn Marsh on 027 552 2756.

Change of Contact Details
Please let the office know if you change any of your phone numbers or move to another address.

Well done to Grace Keno, Max Fatafehi and Jacob Fowler who got selected into their respective Otago Touch Teams from the Otago Touch U12 -18 trials held in Balclutha last Sunday.  These players will represent Otago right through to the South Island Champs on 17th & 18th December. Grace made the U12 girls team, Max made the U12 boys team and Jacob made the U14 mixed team. Good luck with your tournaments.
Cricket Draw - Saturday 12th November
4th Grade A - St Joseph's v Albion - Centennial Park Outer Oval
4th Grade B - St Joseph's v Waitaki Girls High School - St Kevin's Artificial

Cricket Festival
Today we sent 3 teams made up of a Yr 5 boys, Yr 6 boys and mixed Yr 5/6 girls team to the Cricket Festival held at Whitestone Contracting Stadium. They played against other schools within North Otago and they all ended up with wins and losses.  Thanks to Mrs Souness and Miss Mann-O'Malley and all the parents who helped out with transport and managing the teams

Cultural Day
Our annual Cultural Day which the children enjoy so much will be held on Tuesday 6th December. The programme is:
Morning - various small group activities for the whole school
12.00 pm - shared lunch in the hall
Afternoon - cultural items performed by St Joseph's pupils (parents are also welcome to present an item)
We are asking for parents to come in and take an activity with a small group of children.  You will have a teacher in the room with you.  Having parents in to lead an activity has proved very popular with our children.  We would like to provide activities from as many of the countries represented in our school as possible and having parents lead the activities provides a rich and varied range of skills and crafts for the children to learn.  We will provide any materials you need.  The activities need to be hands on and could include art, crafts, music, dance and games.  Thank you Jan Plieger.

Filipino Pagsasama
The pagsasama for this term will now be held on Thursday 17th November at 6.30 pm.  Mrs Frances-Rees will introduce herself and speak to the meeting and we will discuss ideas for our meetings in 2017.  We give you a warm welcome and look forward to seeing all our Filipino families.

A reminder that there is a hard copy of the newsletter on the notice board outside the office.

Respect for our School Environment

Today children in Mrs Dooley's class volunteered to go and pick up rubbish in our school grounds and came up with 5 rubbish bags full.  Well done to Libby Seddon, Eden Davison, Ziah Rollan, Bella Moriarty and Lochlan McLaren for showing respect to our environment. (We are still reminding children about putting their rubbish in the bins provided).
School Dates
We finish school on Friday 16th December at 12.30 pm and reopen again on Tuesday 31st January 2017 at 9.00 am. (Previously we have said that school opens on Wednesday 1st February but this has been amended).

School Photos
Orders are due back by tomorrow to the school office.

Yr 7 Camp
We wish the Yr 7 Campers and parents a fine week as they set off on their annual camp to Iona Camp on Tuesday.

Community Notices
  • Let's Take Your Little Garden to the Big Garden - held from 4.00 to 6.00 pm on Friday 11th November at the Waitaki Community Gardens on Chelmer Street.  Bring your New World Little Garden.  Kids dress up like a pirate and look for pirate treasure and games at the gardens.

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