Thursday, 14 August 2014

1.Principal News Week 4 Term 3

Family Learning Hui (Fish and Chip Techie Evening No 2)
Make sure that you keep Monday 25th August free and come along with your family to our next learning event at 5:30. Last time, many of our families brought some fish and chips or a subway meal as a family treat to share at the beginning of the event.

We are in the process of preparing the agenda and would love you to share your ideas or thoughts about what you want to learn more about as we continue to focus on ways to engage our students in deep learning. Please email any ideas to

Representatives from Harvey Norman will be sharing some special deals with regards to digital devices. This is in response to your feedback from our first event in Term 2. 
Some of the other ideas already suggested include:
A day in the life of a BYOD classroom
Addressing the learning needs of juniors with technology
Modern learning spaces in classrooms and how they work
Keeping track of multiple blog sites for families

Fun and learning at Fish and Chip Hui No 1
Casual Board Vacancy Notice

St Joseph's Board of Trustees
Casual Vacancy for an Elected Trustee
A casual vacancy has occurred on the board of trustees for an elected parent representative.
The board has resolved under section 105 of the Education Act 1989 to fill the vacancy by selection.
If ten percent or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.
Any eligible voter who wishes to ask the board to hold a by-election should write to:
Board of Trustees
St Joseph's School
36 Usk Street Oamaru
by: Thursday 11th September
Community Garden Coordinators
We welcomed Sophia and Lucianne to our kotuitui assembly on Friday and they shared their exciting news about supporting our school gardens. Their enthusiasm and passion for growing was infectious especially when they planted the beans in the crowd !!

Flowers given out during mass today
The children from Pohutukawa shared their gospel presentation for the Feast of the Assumption of Mary and presented all of the mothers in the church with a hand made flower. Thanks to the children who made these beautiful flowers and helped us to remember the blessed Mary, mother of Jesus. 

Cross Country
A special thank you to Mrs Souness and all staff and helpers who supported a well organised event on Tuesday. Congratulations to all of the children who participated with such energy and enthusiasm and to the staff as well!! Thanks Miss Huls for sharing such excellent photos of the children in action. (View these under the Cross Country heading below)

ICAS Science and Computer Certificates 
These certificates have arrived and will be presented at tomorrow's celebration kotuitui.

First Holy Communion
We look forward to celebrating mass with the children who are preparing to make their First Holy Communion this Sunday at 9:30am. Please let Mrs Dooley know if you can help to serve the refreshments as she only has one helper at this stage.

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