Thursday, 22 October 2020

1. Principal's News Week 2 Term 4 2020

Interschool Sports Exchange

Our year 8 students enjoyed a day's sport yesterday with the year 7 & 8 students from St Mary's in Mosgiel.  This is an annual event and one we really enjoy as it is an opportunity for our students to socialise with students from another Catholic school.  St Joseph's won the overall shield for the day.

Upcoming Dates

Please note school is closed Monday 16th November for a teacher only day.

Senior school production at St Kevin's auditorium 6pm Thursday 5 November.

Athletics Day - 10th November - we still need parent helpers please.

Junior Reading

I enjoyed a day's reading with our junior students yesterday.  The junior team leader, Leanne Brookes, myself and our wonderful learning support teachers Michele Fatafehi and Adrienne Spillane tested our junior readers to find out how they are doing.  We are very pleased with their progress but above and beyond this I was really impressed by their attitude.  Not one child was in any way put out by having to journey down to the other end of the school, or by reading with the principal or anyone else.  They knew they were being tested and I had wondered if I needed some incentives but none were needed because the children were confident, friendly and proud of themselves.  What positive and inspiring young learners!  Thank you parents for your reading support at home.

God Bless and Aroha

Lorraine Frances-Rees

2. Special Character Week 2 Term 4 2020

 Fakaalofa lahi atu ki a mutolu oti- Greetings to you all. Happy Niuean Language Week.

Gospel Reflection

Jesus put an exclamation on this thread in the Gospel found in Matthew.  While He responded to the Pharisees’ question that the greatest commandment is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul and mind, Jesus went on to emphasise the second commandment that “you shall love your neighbor as yourself”. 

He also noted that “the whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.” All those in each of our lives represent the “neighbours” that Jesus was talking about.  The simple truth is that we have a holy obligation to respond with love and compassion to those God has placed in our lives. 

Dear Heavenly Father,  Your truth is so clearly revealed to us throughout Your Holy Word. As we seek to live out our lives for You, help us to stay focused upon You - first and foremost - and then to use your love and compassion as the example for us to maintain a singular focus upon the needs of others.     
In the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.

Special Character Focus

School and Family Mass- 
Presenting the Mass and Gospel is a service opportunity and Ministry for our children in spreading God’s word.
You are welcome to join us for Mass at 9:15 am on Thursday in the Basilica. 
Thank you to Kiwi/Year 3/4- Miss Sollano's class for the presentation of the gospel at Mass last Thursday. Today the Mass and Gospel presentation lead by Pukeko Year 1/2- Mrs Brookes' class. Next Week Thursday Mass will be Year 8- Mrs Jones Hogan' class.

Religious Education
For the next four weeks our Religious Education teaching is focused is on the 'Communion of Saints' Strand. Please go to this link parents-communion of saints to help you support your child/children during our teaching of this strand.
Key Ideas
1. Mary is Jesus’ mother and first disciple and model to all Christians
2. Communion of Saints is all the souls in heaven, purgatory and God's family - the church on earth.
3. Our choices affect the type of person we become and what happens to us after we die

Faith Facts Term 4
Week 2 19th - 23rd Oct
22nd St John Paul II

 “Genuine love … is demanding. But its beauty lies precisely in the demands it makes. Only those able to make demands on themselves in the name of love can then demand love from others.”

“The future is in your hearts and in your hands. God is entrusting to you the task, at once difficult and uplifting, of working with Him in the building of the civilization of love.



Thank you
God Bless
Tua Misiloi Co DRS



3. School Notices - Week 2, Term 4 2020

 QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

Altar Servers
Saturday 24th October - David Kilgour and King Melecio
Sunday 25th October - Alexie Phillips, Serah Staju and Lisiate Hausia

Birthday Greetings
Milly Campbell  

Athletics

Children from 8 years up require their pe gear every Monday and Thursday for their athletic rotation practices.
Thank you very much to the 5 parents who have already offered to help with our athletics but we still require another 10 more people to help out on the day.  Please let me know if you can help with either the junior or senior rotations by contacting Paula Brien at sport@stjoseph.school.nz or ring the office.

The date for our school athletics is on Tuesday 10th November and the whole school is involved.  The athletics will be combined with Oamaru North School and is held at Centennial Park.  Children in ages 5-7 years will be in the morning till after lunch and the children from 8-13 years will be all day.

Congratulations
Cricket
Riley Tuffley and Hamish Fowler have been selected for the South Island Primary School Cricket tournament being played in North Canterbury in January 2021 where they verse teams from all over the South Island. It is an intermediate age group tournament but if you are a very good Yr 6 player, you can be selected. This tournament is the pinnacle of junior representative and is a wonderful way for 12 players to experience one of the largest New Zealand cricket tournaments which was established in Invercargill in 1963 and has been played every year since 1965.  Well done boys.
Miniball
Our boys miniball team - St Joseph's Breakers have improved immensely this year under the watchful eye of coach Judith Leo to end up playing in the final against Fenwick and losing in a closely contested game.  This team also received the North Otago Most Improved Miniball team for the season.  Well done boys.
Touch Rugby
Michael Woodhouse has been selected in the Otago U14 boys touch rugby team after trialing last weekend in Dunedin.  The competition for the teams this year was very strong as there were lots of players from throughout Otago trialing. Michael will play in 3 tournaments this year with practices twice a week in Dunedin.  Congratulations Michael.
Hungry Horse Cafe 
We are looking to fill the next roster for Saturday 21st November which is the last one for this year and the next dates are in February 2021. 
The roster times for Saturday 21st November are:
  • 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
  • 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm
  • 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm
If you have not already helped, please put your name forward to either the office or contact Rebecca Heffernan on 027 432 4056. In order for the roster to be shared round more evenly we have taken note of the families who have helped so far this year.  Next year we will look at implementing a roster system so each family has a turn at doing one shift.

Junior School Publishing Party
Your children have been amazing authors!  Please join us for a Publishing Party to celebrate their wonderful writing on Tuesday 27th October from 8.30 to 9.00 am in the junior school.  Please come to your child's classroom.

Reminders
  • Camp fees have to be paid before they go away on camp.  You can start making payments towards these camps from now on.
  • Winter sports uniforms need to be returned to the office asap.
Scholastic Book Club
The brochures went home on Monday and orders have to be in by Thursday 29th October.

School Photo Flyers
Today each student should have received the school photo flyer information for our school photos on Wednesday 11th November.  Sibling photo request forms are available at the office and must be completed to have ANY family photos.

St Mary's Interschool
Yesterday we hosted our 11th annual interschool against St Mary's from Mosgiel with the Yr 8 class competing. This year we tweaked the games to ensure everyone participated and all games were mixed with a couple of new games like rounders and 'Capture the Flag' being added to the mix. St Joseph's won the netball, rippa rugby, football and rounders with St Mary's winning the basketball so this meant St Joseph's won the shield as it was shared last year.  Some of the games were tightly contested which made for great spectator games.

The day was completed by the game 'Capture the Flag' where both schools were mixed together and versed one another.  This was followed by thank you's and afternoon tea.  A highlight of the day was the way the children interacted with each other and great sportsmanship being shown by both schools.
Thank you very much to Sarah Clapperton and students from St Kevin's College for coming and refereeing our games which was much appreciated and to Lee Woodhouse for coaching our rippa and football teams.






Uniform Shop
Adele would appreciate any empty shoe boxes or similar size boxes for storing items in the uniform shop.  Please drop them off to the office.  Thank you.

Welcome
We warmly welcome Jane to our new entrants class this week.
Community Notices
  • Fast and Furious Swim Race Night - held on Friday 30th October at 5.30 pm at the Waitaki Aquatic Centre.  All ages welcome and is free to enter.  A great opportunity to give racing a go.  Attached to the email is the flyer and entry form.
  • Oamaru Multi-Sport - Run, Walk, Run /Duathlon Series held in November.  Flyer attached to email for further information.
  • My Happy Kids Meditation. Every Friday 345pm -445pm. At Lyndhurst Lounge 424 Thames Highway. A time for relaxation and reflection, with a focus on emotional wellness. Each week we look at a different topic and discuss tools to improve your child's understanding of emotional intelligence. Ages 7-12yrs old. Feel free to bring a blanket. Cost $10 per session. For further information please contact. kate@outofthewoodsco.com

4. Diary Dates - Week 2, Term 4 2020

 

OCTOBER

Friday 23


Monday 26

Tuesday 27


Thursday 29




Friday 30


NOVEMBER

Tuesday 3

Thursday 5


Friday 6

Tuesday 10

Wednesday  11


Monday 16

Saturday 21

Monday 23


DECEMBER

Tuesday 1

Wednesday 2


Thursday 3


Friday 4


Thursday 10

Tuesday 15

Wednesday 16


Technology for Yr 7 & 8 

Celebration assembly at 2.30 pm 

Labour Day - school closed 

Junior School Publishing party at 8.30 am *

Board of Trustee meeting at 6.00 pm 

Scholastic Book Club orders due *

Home and School meeting at 7.00 pm, everyone welcome *

School Mass at 9.15 am 

Young Vinnies - yr 8 

Technology for Yr 7 & 8 



School production rehearsal at SKC 

School production rehearsal at SKC 

School production at 6.00 pm 

Technology for Yr 7 & 8 at SKC *

School athletics confirmed *

School photos 

Senior school first aid course 

Teacher Only Day - school closed 

Hungry Horse Cafe 

North Otago Athletics 



Intermediate school camp 

Intermediate school camp 

Yr 6 EOTC 

Intermediate school camp 

Yr 6 EOTC 

Intermediate school camp 

Yr 6 EOTC 

Multicultural Day *

End of Year Mass and prizegiving at 6.00 pm 

School finishes at 12.30 pm for term 4 


Thursday, 15 October 2020

Principal's News Term 4 Week 1 2020

Welcome Back

A warm welcome to term 4.  It was great to welcome the children back and see how many have hats and are ready to enjoy the (supposedly) warmer weather.  

Here are Molly and Pippa leading at our first mass of the term:

We have a jam-packed term ahead:

Senior Production

Our biannual senior production is on Thursday 5 November at 6pm at St Kevin's auditorium.  Please book the date, it is always a wonderful community occasion.

Here are the year 7s practising yesterday:


Upcoming Events to Especially Note:

Life Education - Week 3
Senior Production - Thursday 5 November 6pm
Athletics Day - Tuesday 10 November 
MONDAY 16 NOVEMBER - TEACHER ONLY DAY
Year 7 & 8 camps and year 6 Education Outside the Classroom - week 8 (starting Monday 30 November)
Multicultural Day - Thursday 10th December
Prizegiving and end of year mass - Tuesday 15th December 6pm.
End of term - Wednesday 16th December 12.30pm

We have not set dates yet for the junior disco and Year 7 & 8 social.

Health Reminders
A small number of children do not have hats.  Please ensure your child has a named hat at school.

On behalf of our dentail service I would like to remind you to ensure your children brush their teeth twice a day.  We also encourage low sugar snacks - such as fruit or a sandwich for morning tea.  


Support for Each Other
We know that some of our families are having things a bit harder at the moment.  Please talk to me if you need help.  

God Bless and Aroha
Lorraine Frances-Rees

2 Special Character Week 1 Term 4 2020

Greetings and Welcome to Term 4

Special Character Focus

School and Family Mass- 
Presenting the Mass and Gospel is a service opportunity and Ministry for our children in spreading God’s word.
You are welcome to join us for Mass at 9:15 am on Thursday in the Basilica. 
Thank you to Kakapo/Year 4/5- Mrs Winder's class for the presentation of the gospel at Mass last Thursday of Term 3. Today the Mass and Gospel presentation lead by  Kiwi/Year 3/4- Miss Sollano's  class. Next Week Thursday Mass will be Pukeko Year 1/2- Mrs Brookes' class.

Faith Facts Term 4
Week 1 12th - 16th Oct
13-20 Week of Prayer for World Peace
15th St Theresa of Jesus
16th St Hedwig
17th St Ignatius of Antioch
18th World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday

 It’s the one Sunday in the year when the entire global Church comes together to support mission. Every single donation from these worldwide Masses goes to support churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in countries where the Church is new, young or poor. Every Catholic community, in every country, sends a powerful message of faith, hope and love on this special day. This is our chance to show love and solidarity to our global Church family. Through our prayers, we support missionaries everywhere in spreading the Good News and by donating we respond to Christ’s call to feed the hungry and clothe the naked.

Mission clipart world love, Mission world love Transparent FREE for  download on WebStockReview 2020

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.

               This one prayer of St. Teresa of Jesus, also know as St. Teresa of Avila

Thank you/Malo 'Aupito God bless
Tua Misiloi Co DRS


3. School Notices - Week 1, Term 4 2020

 QUOTE FOR THE DAY

Altar Servers
Saturday 17th October - Lachlan & Mikayla Criddle and Luse Asi
Sunday 18th October - Clarence & Rheanna Coscos and Ivy-Belle Mestrom

Birthday Greetings
Mariah Cunningham, Kaleb Beattie, Jane Vaitohi, Lavina Ma, Paddy Spillane and Siale Tokai

Athletics
The date for our school athletics is on Tuesday 10th November and the whole school is involved.  The athletics will be combined with Oamaru North School and is held at Centennial Park.  Children in ages 5-7 years will be in the morning till after lunch and the children from 8-13 years will be all day.
We are looking for parent helpers and friends to help with our rotations and if you would like to offer your help, please contact Paula Brien at sport@stjoseph.school.nz or ring the office. A notice will be sent out next week.

Camp Fees
All camp fees for Years 6,7 and 8 need to be paid before they go on camp.  Payments can be made from now on.

Coaches
A very big thank you to all our amazing coaches who have helped out this year.  Your time and dedication to the children is very much appreciated by all.

Cricket 
Notices and emails have been sent to children who wish to play cricket in the primary and intermediate grades from Yr 4-8.  Please register your children on the cricket registration site.  Practice for Intermediate A players starts this Friday at 3.30 pm at St Kevin's College. 


Hungry Horse
Again thank you very much for the wonderful people who have offered to help this weekend at the Hungry Horse Cafe on Sunday.  We are looking to fill the next roster for Saturday 21st November which is the last one for this year and the next dates are in February 2021. 
The roster times for Saturday 21st November are:
  • 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
  • 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm
  • 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm
If you have not already helped, please put your name forward to either the office or contact Rebecca Heffernan on 027 432 4056. In order for the roster to be shared round more evenly we have taken note of the families who have helped so far this year.  Next year we will look at implementing a roster system so each family has a turn at doing one shift.

The dates for 2021 are:
  • Wednesday 10th February
  • Sunday 28th February
  • Tuesday 2nd March
  • Wednesday 10th March
  • Sunday 28th March

Interschool
Next Wednesday, St Joseph's is hosting an interschool against St Mary's from Mosgiel.  The interschool will be for the Yr 8 class only and they will be here all day. 

Mandarin Classes for children from Yr 1-4 at St Kevin's College
Children in Years 1-4 are invited to join a Mandarin Language Community Class at St Kevin's College each Tuesday @ 3:30PM. This project is jointly organized by the Oamaru Chinese Association and the Confucius Institute. Please email Joy Guo jguo@stkevins.school.nz, if you are interested in your child participating. There will be no charge this year for the classes.

Reminders
Friday 16th - Technology
                      Assembly at 2.30 pm - all parents welcome
Sunday 18th - Hungry Horse Cafe
Wednesday 21st - Yr 8 Interschool

Touch Rugby
We are waiting to hear back from North Otago Touch Rugby to see if we can enter another team in the Yr 1/2/3 grade because the previous gap in the draw has now been filled by another team.  We will let you know if this is possible and what the teams will be. I have 2 children on the waiting list but if there are any other children wanting to play in that year group, please let Mrs Brien know thanks.

Welcome
We warmly welcome Ryan and Ivan to our school this week.
Winter Sports Uniforms
Please return all washed winter sports uniforms and gear bags to the office.

Winter Sport Photos
Some of the winter sport teams we had playing during the shortened winter season.
Breakers Boys Miniball Team

Maroon Netball Team

Cavaliers Boys Basketball Team

Rebels Netball Team

Rebels Netball Team with Silver Fern Shannon Saunders

9 & 10 rugby team

Community Notices
  • Weston Church Fun Fair - held Saturday 31st October from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. See attached flyer to email for further information.
  • Waitaki Rec Centre Recreation classes - Mini Movers - FUNdamental movement programme for 3 & 4 year olds at the Rec Centre. Term 4 Mini Movers. The programme runs for 6 weeks and covers a range of fundamental movement skills. $36.00 per child (6 sessions). Friday mornings 9-10am.

    Runs from 30 October to 4 December 2020. Register now www.sporty.co.nz/waitakicrc 

    2. FunFit Kids - Fun and fitness for PRIMARY SCHOOL kids! Waitaki Community Recreation Centre. Fridays 4 – 5pm
    Starts 30 October 2020
    Cost: $36 for 6 sessions. Register online now: www.sporty.co.nz/waitakicrc   
    Skills are chosen with the developmental needs of growing kids in mind. The work outs develop balance, accuracy, fitness and strength, encourage teamwork and are lots of fun! Ph 4346932 for more info! 

    3. 10 week Circuit challenge 9am M/W/F at the Rec Centre. Creche available! Suitable for all levels. Starts Monday 12 October 2020
    Waitaki Community Recreation Centre. You can join at any time. Register now. www.sporty.co.nz/waitakicrc
    Members $125, Non-members $225

    4. Bouldering wall -  BOULDERING FUN! For all ages. Come down to the bouldering wall at the Rec Centre for some cool climbing capers. $3 per child, $5 per adult. Just pop in to the Rec Centre any time during opening hours (or contact 4346932 for more info)




4. Diary Dates - Week 1, Term 4 2020

 


OCTOBER

Friday 16


Sunday 18

Wednesday 21

Thursday 22


Friday 23


Monday 26

Tuesday 27

Thursday 29


Friday 30


NOVEMBER

Tuesday 3

Thursday 5


Tuesday 10

Wednesday  11


Monday 16

Saturday 21

Monday 23


DECEMBER

Tuesday 1

Wednesday 2


Thursday 3


Friday 4


Thursday 10

Tuesday 15

Wednesday 16


Technology for Yr 7 & 8 

Celebration assembly at 2.30 pm *

Hungry Horse Cafe 

Yr 8 interschool against St Mary’s from Mosgiel *

School Mass at 9.15 am *

Young Vinnies - yr 7 *

Technology for Yr 7 & 8 

Celebration assembly at 2.30 pm *

Labour Day - school closed 

Board of Trustee meeting at 6.00 pm 

School Mass at 9.15 am *

Young Vinnies - yr 8 *

Technology for Yr 7 & 8 



School production rehearsal at SKC 

School production rehearsal at SKC 

School production at 6.00 pm 

School athletics tbc 

School photos 

Senior school first aid course 

Teacher Only Day - school closed *

Hungry Horse Cafe 

North Otago Athletics 



Intermediate school camp 

Intermediate school camp 

Yr 6 EOTC 

Intermediate school camp 

Yr 6 EOTC 

Intermediate school camp 

Yr 6 EOTC 

Multicultural Day *

End of Year Mass and prizegiving at 6.00 pm ^

School finishes at 12.30 pm for term 4