Saturday 2nd December - Paddy & Sebastian Spillane, Sam Asi and Max Fatafehi
Sunday 3rd December - Molly-May Mestrom, Morgan Baillie, Hana Davies and Seth Bartley
Annalise Kilgour and Tavis Simpson
Please note that assembly times will change for the next 3 Fridays due to their being extra activities.
Friday 1st December - assembly starts at 2.15 pm - athletic trophies being presented and Yr 7 act
Friday 8th December - assembly starts at 2.30 pm normal time
Friday 15th December - final assembly starts at 2.00 pm - head boy & girls speeches, 2018 leadership positions announced and Yr 8 Leaver's certificates presented
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These are the buses that are running from Monday 11th December to Monday 18th December.
Clifton Falls - This bus travels in from the Five Forks area, through residential Weston and then via Homestead Rd > Parsons Rd > Chelmer Street > Reed Street to drop-off at St Joseph's then on to OIS.
Maheno - Bus begins its run outside the Maheno Bowling Club in Bridge Street, Maheno and then travels via Island Stream Rd > Serpentine Rd > Kauri HIlls area > Gemmells Crossing > Roundhill Rd > Woolshed Rd > SH1 > through Alma into town via the main southern approach to drop off at St Joseph's then on to OIS.
Airedale - This bus run begins at the top end of Eden St and travels via Devil Bridge Rd > Oamaru Creek Rd > Teaneraki Rd > Coalpit Rd > Weston -Ngapara Rd > through Weston Settlement > West View Drive > Saleyards Rd and into town in the normal route via Chelmer St > Reed St etc to drop off at St Joseph's School and the Airedale for primary schools in general. If any of the parents need any further information please feel free to ring Ritchies Buses.
Primary School Round Up/Term 1 Competitions
A message from Sam Bastin from North Otago Cricket. First I want to thank every parent helper who has helped make primary school cricket a success so far this year, we have had many more primary school children engaged in cricket. The Festival Days in both Oamaru and Palmerston had over 20 teams combined and over 120 children attending which is a fantastic effort.
Our Superstar Academy run on Saturday mornings has been a success and will resume again in term 1 (date to be confirmed).
The Girls Smash and Superstar Cricket Boys Blast will be running on a Friday at Centennial Oval from 4.00 to 5.00 pm, starting on Friday 16th and running through until March 16th. These games will be very similar to our festival day, but this time just 1 game a week, very quick, fast and fun for the children. Both competitions will be 6 aside, the Girls Smash will be for years 5-8 but if you have a very keen year 4, they will be included and the boys competition will be years 3-6 (again if you have a good year 2, they will be included).
Draw - Saturday 2nd December
The last day of cricket for this year will be Saturday 16th December with all the games being played in town.
Intermediate A - 8.45 am start - St Joseph's/Union v Kurow - SKC 1
Intermediate B - 9.00 am start - St Joseph's v Kurow - SKC Artificial 2
Primary - 9.00 am start - St Joseph's v Eastern - SKC Artificial 1
Super Star - 9.30 am start - St Joseph's Sparks v Valley - Centennial Park
Remember the disco is on tomorrow night for Yrs NE- Yr 6 starting at 6.00 and going to 7.30 pm. The theme is Christmas and entry costs $3 entry and gets you glow stick, drink and a bag of chips. Extra glow sticks cost .50c and drinks $1.00. Parents please bring coins or small change as there is no facility to exchange big notes. Sorry no pre-schoolers and parents please drop off children and pick them up.
End of Year Mass
Please note in the Principal's page that the End of Year Mass on Thursday 14th December will start at 6.30 pm and not 6.00 pm as previously mentioned. This will give time for the children to have tea beforehand.
A number of library books remain outstanding. If your child still has books at home, could you please encourage them to return them to school urgently as we are stock taking next Tuesday. Many thanks.
Mufti Day - Monday 4th December
Monday is going to be a beach themed mufti day with water fights organised for different levels of the school. The year 8's will come around and tell you what time your water fight is tomorrow morning. They will need to bring water pistols to school, a towel and spare clothes. It is a gold coin donation for mufti which will go towards the year 8's making some improvements to the school. Sorry for the short notice !!
Year 8 are planning to be building some different things to help improve the school over the next two weeks. If you have any spare wood, nails, screws or anything else that would be helpful for building lying around at home could you please bring it in for the year 8's to have. They will particularly need wood.
RemindersFriday 1 - Young Vinnies Fish & Chip lunch
- Athletic trophies presented at assembly
- Disco for Yr NE to Yr 6
Monday - sports forms due back
Tuesday 5 - library books due back
Thursday 7 - Junior nativity presentation at Mass at 9.15 am
The choir is having a pizza lunch on Tuesday 5th December. Please bring $2.00 to Mrs Brookes by Tuesday morning.
We have booked swimming lessons for the whole school for term 1 next year. The senior school will have all their lessons in February and the juniors start in March. The senior dates are: Monday 12th, Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th, Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Tuesday 27th. The senior swimming sports will be held on Friday 2nd March.
The junior swimming lessons are in March and April and start on Monday 19th, Wednesday 21st, Tuesday 27th, Wednesday 28th, Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th.
It is really important that we get the sport notices back regarding the swimming component as it determines what groups your child will be put in as we do not want to waste lesson time trying to sort your child's swimming ability. These will be done next week.
This notice went home two weeks ago to every child apart from the Yr 8 students regarding, Touch Rugby, Cricket and Swimming for next year. As of today there are 100 forms which are late being returned. We urgently require this information for teams and groups for term 1 which are being compiled next week.
Next year we will be having a stricter stance on forms/notices not being returned on time and your child could miss out. If you require another form to complete, please let the office or your teacher know.
New children to school next year will be given the forms to fill out.
St Kevin's Stationery Lists for Yr 9
The stationery lists are available to view online. The link to OfficeMax My School can be found on the Stationery page on the college website, under the Enrolment tab https://www.stkevins.school.nz/enrolment/stationery Please note that you do not need to enter the student ID to view the list and that as Yr 9 and 10 students rotate through all areas of the curriculum parents and caregivers should select to view all of the tabs.
Yr 6 - EOTC
Last week our Yr 6 experienced Education Outside the Classroom and here are some photos of their experience.
- Free Hair Cuts for Kids - Vivo Hair Salon special - valid from Wednesday 3rd January to Wednesday 31st January. By appointment only. Valid for all children from pre-school to secondary school. Phone 434 8678.
- The Pied Piper Musical Theatre Oamaru - still has a few places available for children aged 0-12 years in next year's Children's Theatre production of The Pied Piper. We especially need two or three boys who enjoy singing. We rehearse during term 1 and put the show on at the end of April. For further information, please contact Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Glen Warren Kindergarten Gingerbread House Fundraiser - They are selling DIY Gingerbread house kit for $15 - Standard Gingerbread house for $20 and Delux Gingerbread house for $25. The orders with payment are to be made at Garden Fresh (beside Couplands) by Tuesday 12th December. Gingerbread houses are to be collected on Friday 15th December from the Oamaru Kindergarten Association Office.