If anyone knows of anyone intending to enrol at St Joseph's in the next 12 months would you please ask them to contact me as soon as possible. This will help us make decisions regarding classes for 2019.
We really enjoyed meeting some of our newer families on Tuesday evening at our induction evening. It really struck me how we come from all four corners of the world to be in St Joseph's in Oamaru.
For those families as promised, and all families, here is the link to our Family/Whanau book which is a guide for parents of children in a Catholic school and covers all year levels.
Confirmation and Bishop Michael Dooley
We warmly welcome all of our community to our Welcome Mass on Sunday 1st July at 2018. The children new to our school in the last few months will be welcomed and presented with Bibles by our Home and School Association.
We are in the process of reviewing how we do reporting as explained in the last newsblog. All parents and caregivers are invited to join us in the school hall at 6.30 pm on Monday 2nd July. We will have a 30 minute session explaining the background of what we're aiming to do and giving you some guidance in interpreting and making use of your child's report.
Another reminder that the teaching staff are attending a Union Meeting on the afternoon of Wednesday 28th June at 1.30 pm. School will be open till 3.00 pm but children are allowed to be collected at lunch time. Please sign them out of the office.
We had a great turnout at our Pasifika Fono last night:
Please note our staff will endeavour to reply to emails within 24 hours on weekdays. If you have any concerns about anything please contact your child's teacher to outline your concerns and book an appointment with them.
The Holy Spirit
The children are presently learning about the Holy Spirit. Our four key ideas for this are:
Aroha and God Bless