Friday, 16 November 2018

3. School Notices - Week 5, Term 4 2018

QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

Altar Servers
Saturday 17th November - Joseph, Paddy, Seb Spillane, Samuel Plieger and Nye Jones-Hogan
Sunday 18th November - Ivy-Belle & Molly-May Mestrom and Henry Robinson

Birthday Greetings
Zyanya Pe, Luse Asi and Cody Marshall

Athletics
On Wednesday we held our inaugural athletics with Oamaru North School and combined our junior and senior athletics on the one day. As with any new event for the first time, there are a few teething problems which can be easily sorted out. The children were amazing and enjoyed the competition between the two schools and the space that was available.  A beautiful fine day also helped. A very big thank you to our parent helpers and our St Kevin's crew who helped out on the day because without your valued help, the day could have not gone ahead. Trophy and certificate presentations will be on Friday 30th November at assembly at 2.30 pm. Below are a couple of photos of the athletics.

North Otago Athletics - children who have qualified for the North Otago Athletics on Monday 26th November will be given a notice on Monday.  The top 2 boys and girls athletes between St Joseph's and North School are selected as our schools are now one zone and we can only send the top 4. This notice is to be returned by Tuesday 20th November as entries have to be sent away on Wednesday 21st.  Yr 8 students will have their forms emailed to them and parents email your reply to sport@stjoseph.school.nz whether they are going or not.



Disco
A reminder about the disco for Yrs 1-6 being held on Friday 7th December at 6.00 pm.  Please keep this date free.

End of Year Mass & Prize Giving
This will be held on Thursday 13th December at 6.00 pm in the basilica.  It is a full school and family mass to celebrate 2018 and we expect everyone to attend.  Children are to meet at 5.45 pm by the Reed Street entrance and to wear their school uniform (not PE uniform).  The junior school will perform their nativity liturgy at this time.  One student from each year group will be presented with the JJ awards for exemplifying the school values of respect, reverence, resilience and relationships.  The Year 8 Veritas Award and trophies will be presented to our Yr 8 students.  At the end of Mass, the year 8 roll will be handed to Mr Paul Olsen, Principal of St Kevin's College and Mr Olsen will process out of the church with the Year 8's.

End of Year Final Assembly
Our final assembly will be held on Friday 14th December at 12.00 pm in our school hall. The new leadership positions for 2019 will be announced and the Yr 8 leaver's certificates will be presented to them.  Elenoa Asi and Sebastian Spillane will give their Head Boy and Girl speeches and the morning will end with hymns.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  School will finish for the year at 12.45 pm.

Lost Property
There is some lost property left over from athletics on Wednesday including a pair of black, blue and green sport shoes.  Please claim them from the lost property area.

Onya Bike Survey

WALK & WHEEL WEEK …..19-23 NOVEMBER
WHAT ARE THE SAFE WAYS TO SCHOOL?

Does your child walk or bike to school? Walking and biking to school is great for kid’s growth in independence, mobility, fitness, health and builds road safety education for the future. It can be fun for the whole family, build long lasting friendships and can help to reduce traffic congestion around school gates. We plan to do more work in this area to encourage more kids to walk and bike to school, but we want to ensure they are safe.

Our school has been selected to participate in the Onya Bike Safe Ways to School survey. The survey is designed to help us understand barriers and safety issues that parents have getting their kids walking and cycling safely to and from our school, and opportunities for improvement.

The information gathered will be used by Onya Bike to identify preferred cycling routes to school and plan for walking and cycling infrastructure improvements that make our roads safer. We want to see more children walking and cycling to school, but we want to see walking and cycling made safer and more convenient for everyone.

The survey uses a fun interactive map, so you can see where you live and drop pins on area you’d like to comment on or improve. We suggest doing this with your children so that you can discuss safety hazards with them and record any suggestions that they may have too.

Every class that reaches a 60% response rate of completed surveys will win some time off class to play cricket and enjoy fresh berries.

The survey will be available for teachers and parents to complete for around 1 week only. It will start on Friday 16 November and closes on Friday 23 November.

If you have any feedback or suggestions, please email info@CCASM.com
Thank you for your contribution in making our town and school environment safer!

For Walk & Wheel Week we are encouraging you to help your child/children walk or wheel to school. Each class will have a poster to record the numbers who walk or wheel each day.

Please take the time to complete the online survey and to make an effort to walk or wheel as often as possible to school.

 TELL US ABOUT YOUR ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS.

The Onya Bike Safe Ways to School Survey is now open.

Our school has been selected to participate in the Onya Bike Safe Ways to School survey. The survey is designed to help us understand preferred routes, barriers and safety issues that parents have getting kids walking and cycling safely to and from our school, and opportunities for improvement.

The survey uses a fun interactive map, so you can see where you live and drop pins on area you’d like to comment on or improve. We suggest doing this with your children so that you can discuss safety hazards with them and record any suggestions that they may have too.

Every class that reaches a 60% response rate of completed surveys will win some time off class to play cricket and enjoy fresh berries.






Pita Pit Lunches

Please advise the school if you are interested in ordering Pita Pit lunches. At this date, no one has expressed interest in ordering them so if there is no interest we will notify them.

Sports Draws
There was no cricket or touch draws at the time the newsletter went to print today.

St Kevin's College Orientation Day

A reminder about the Orientation Day being held on Friday 7th December from 9.00 am to 2.45 pm.  Year 8 students need to wear mufti and bring a packed lunch and a pen.  If students already have chrome books, they should bring these as they spend part of the time orienting them to their Google procedures.  Students with health issues requiring allergy treatment or inhalers etc need to bring their supplies with them and let Ms Walshe know about the issue.
Please be aware of bus traffic around the college if you are new to St Kevin's College and use the one way system when picking or dropping off.
If students are unable to make it to Orientation Day, there will be a short introduction to the college from 9.00 am to 11.00 am on Monday 10th December. Please contact Jo Walshe at jwalshe@stkevins.school.nz if your child needs to attend on this date.

Swimming dates for 2019
Our school's swimming lesson dates will be in next week's school newsletter

Welcome
We warmly welcome Michael and Jasmine McLaren and Siaosi Asi who started last week to our school.
Yr 8 Campers
We wish our Yr 8 students and parents good luck for their camp next week at Staveley and Mt Somers.

Yr 7 & 8 Social
Our Yr 7 & 8 social is having a Hawaiian theme this year and the Home and School are looking for decorations/props to decorate around the hall. If you have anything that could be loaned, please contact either Rebecca Heffernan or Mrs Jones-Hogan.  The social is on Friday 30th November.

Uniform Surveys 
The uniform survey is due back to the office by Wednesday 21st November at the latest.  A copy of the survey is attached to the email which can be emailed back to the office at office@stjoseph.school.nz

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