Beatitude for the Day
Happy are those that can appreciate a smile and forget a frown; they will walk in the sunshine
Saturday 11th August - Serah Staju, Joshua & Lachlan Criddle, Indya Cunningham, Mariah Cunningham
Sunday 12th August - Hana Davies, Lilly Kelcher, Morgan Baillie and Alexie Phillips
Natalie Shah and Campbell Fowler
Our cross country this year is on Tuesday 21st August and not Tuesday 20th August as printed in last week's school newsletter. Cross Country information was send home to each child via a paper copy and an email yesterday. Please ensure you read all the information on it as the children need to take a few things with them especially if it is muddy. We would like everyone to participate in this cross country even if it means walking it. We need 11 more parents to help as marshalls on this day so please contact Paula Brien if you can help.
The distances of the cross country are approximately the same as North Otago's for Yrs 4-8. A copy of the maps will be put on the notice boards in both the junior and senior school next week. Trophies will be awarded to the winners from Yrs 4-8 at assembly on Friday 24th August.
NE, Yr 1 & 2 - approximate 500 metres
Yr 3 & 4 - approximate 1.23 km
Yr 5 & 6 - approximate 1.67 km
Yr 7 & 8 - approximate 2.16 km
Last Saturday our footballers who compete in the Primary Grade won 7-4 with only 4 players instead of 5 and had no subs. They played against a team that had 8 players in it. Congratulations to Liam Lindsay who is playing up a grade on scoring all of the team's goals with help from his team mates. Well done St Joseph's All Whites.
This maths exam which was meant to be next Tuesday is being rescheduled for Friday 17th August due to the children being at the school production rehearsal.
Here is a Utube clip for a Tongan dance for the Kapahaka group to practice at home.
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We are looking at entering 1 x Yr 5/6 and two Yr 7/8 mixed teams in the Otago Primary Schools netball tournament in Dunedin. Yrs 5/6 play on Wednesday 29th and Yr 7/8 play on Thursday 30th August. We can only enter these teams if we have parents able to help with coaching and transport. Please contact Paula Brien ASAP if you can help as we have to send the entries away on Monday. Sorry for the late notice.
Monday 13 - Junior swimming and technology and parent communion meeting
Tuesday 14- Junior swimming and senior school production rehearsal
Wednesday 15 - School closed - teachers strike
Thursday 16 - School production rehearsal, matinee and show
Friday 17 - Liturgy for the Assumption at 2.20 pm in the school hall
The Home and School are selling ice creams and ice blocks during interval at the school production next Thursday 16th August. Please bring the correct change as they will not be carrying a float big enough for $50 notes. Popsicle ice blocks cost $1.00 each and ice creams cost $2.00 each. Thanks.
Tickets are still available for the show and cost a gold coin donation, available from the office. If there are tickets left, there will be door sales from 6.00 pm.
Remember school is closed next Wednesday 15th August.
Waitaki Clued Up Kids
Clued up kids was an exciting day about safety on the road, sea, guns, earthquakes, water races, dogs and St John's. The Yr 6 class enjoyed this day very much. We learnt what is safe and what is not. We learnt CPR and what to do if we get stuck in a water race or in rip at the beach, see a dog etc. At the end of the day we did a relaxing session of the brain and went home with a goodie bag. By Lewis, Paddy and Lisiate.
If you have any old dental care products like tooth brushes or containers, dental floss or container, toothpaste tubes or boxes, please drop them off at school in the box at the office.
End of Winter Season Break Up
We will be having a joint winter sports break up when all the winter sports are finished. It will be held in our school hall after school and will involve acknowledging each team's season and awards. Families will be asked to bring a plate. Date and time to be confirmed. Coaches please take a photo of your team and email it to email@example.com asap
Please wash all uniforms and gear bags and return them to the named bin outside the office.
- Dunedin Mini Marathon - held Sunday 9th September at 8.00 am. Start at Caledonian Ground and finish at Forsyth Barr Stadium. 1 km for 5-8 year olds, 2 km loop for 9-12 year olds. Gold coin donation to enter. A flyer is attached to the email with more information or contact Alysha McKay on 027 374 4792 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- North Otago Asthma Society - Active Asthma Kids Fun Day - held on Saturday 1st September from 11.00 to 1.00 pm at the Waitaki Rec Centre. Funfit kid sessions with Di, rock painting, colouring, subway lunch and more. Limited to 20 kids so book your space now - bookings close 17th August. Call Fiona on 434 3202.
- Care Matters - Kitchen Table meetings on Wednesday 15th or Thursday 16th August. Care Matters www.carematters.org.nz is an organisation that supports families and unpaid caregivers of children, young people and adults with disabilities. For further information go to the website or see the attached notice to the email.