Kacymea Tahitu'a and Taylor Darling
Please give a reason when your child will be absent from school as we are required to record all known absences otherwise we have to mark them as truant.
There will be no assemblies on Friday afternoons until further notice.
Home and School
The Home and School wish to advise you about the following events in regard to the current mass gatherings and health and safety requirements.
Pie and Milo - during level 2 they will not be able to do the weekly pies and milo on a Wednesday. They will let you know when this will resume again.
Food Fair - there will be no Food Fair this year.
Hungry Horse Cafe - the Home and School run this cafe at the Oamaru Harness Club race meetings as a major fundraiser for our school. The May, June and July meetings have been cancelled and the Oamaru Racetrack will start to have meetings in August with the cafe operating in September. There will be 9 race meetings to cater for when the public are allowed to go back to sporting events. A new roster will be organised once the dates are confirmed in preparation for the start of the new season.
The cafe is the only source of income for the foreseeable future and as a school family we need to get behind this. As there will be a real loss of disposable income in the community, this fundraiser is something that is not going to cost us as parents but only our time. With your help, the Home and School will be able to keep contributing much needed extra financial support to our school that goes towards helping our very important children with their much needed resources.
At this stage all inter-schools are postponed until further notice including the junior quadrangular tournament which was due to be played on June in Dunedin for our intermediate teams.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and the rules around mass gatherings, the Sacramental Programme (First Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation) has been cancelled this year. The children affected by this situation will take part in the Sacramental Programme next year.
Subway has notified us that there will be no school lunches until further notice as they wait for instruction regarding Covid Level 2 next week.
Yr 7 & 8 students will start technology again at St Kevin's on Friday 5th June.
The New Norm
Under the new regulations of washing your hands frequently during the day, the children have adapted quickly to this new regime at school. When entering the school they sanitise their hands and wash them before eating at both break and lunch time and sanitise their hands when they come back into the classroom. Ruma Hoihoi children are sanitising their hands after lunch.
Is open on Thursday afternoons from 2.30 to 3.00 pm.
Visitors on Site (including parents)
All visitors (including parents) are to report to the office during the hours of 9.00 to 3.00 pm so we have a record of you being in the school for contact tracing records. This means if you are dropping off a lunch, bag, pe clothes etc you have to come to the office and we will give them to your child. Even if you are in the school for a minute, you still need to sign in as parents are not allowed to go to the classrooms during school time. Parents need to sign the visitor register in the foyer if they are dropping off their children between 8.30 and 9.00 am. Thank you.
We warmly welcome our new children who started school recently. Talaialo Taiti, Mark Laming and Eric John.
This will be held on tomorrow and next Friday at lunchtimes on the senior basketball court. Children are allowed to bring bikes, roller skates,scooters and skateboards and everyone has to wear a helmet otherwise they cannot join in.
Basketball, football, hockey, netball and rugby associations are in the process of gathering information from the community regarding the 2020 season. The associations are waiting on feedback from their members in regards to how the season will be run. Some codes have had their meetings and have temporarily pencilled in starting dates and processes and they will notify everyone after the public health announcement next Monday 25th May.
St Joseph's needs to know if there are any children who said they were going to play a winter sport but have now decided not too due to the changes. We have to notify the clubs and let them know if and how many teams St Joseph's will be fielding for each code. All sports associations are asking all the clubs for this information so they can make decisions on the 2020 season.
Important - Please let Mrs Brien know by Monday if your child wishes to withdraw from playing a winter sport this year. She will be letting the clubs know on Monday how many teams we will have. These codes are all waiting to hear more about the guidelines after Monday's announcement.
Basketball - could look at playing in term 3.
Football - waiting on information from clubs about numbers
Hockey - waiting on information from clubs about numbers
Netball - look at playing in term 3 with a proposed start date of 25th July. Waiting on information from clubs about numbers. Please look for a separate email which is sent out on behalf of North Otago Netball.
Rugby - senior rugby looking at starting in June and waiting on information from clubs about numbers for junior rugby. Please look for a separate email which involves information regarding rugby guidelines. Please email your comments back to Mrs Brien before Tuesday 26th May.
ST JOSEPH’S BASKETBALL NAMES 2020 amended 18-3-20
ST JOSEPH’S MINIBALL NAMES 2020
ST JOSEPH’S FOOTBALL NAMES 2020 16-3-20
ST JOSEPH’S HOCKEY TEAMS 2020
ST JOSEPH’S RUGBY NAMES 2020
2020 Netball Names 16-3-20