Thursday 11 September 2014

3. School Notices - Week 8, Term 3

(a)  Altar Servers
Saturday 13th September - Elizabeth & Nicholas Plieger, Joseph Spillane and Mackenzie Cunningham
Sunday 14th September - Antonia & Francesca Black, Cameron & Laura Mather

(b)  Birthday Greetings to:
Emma O'Connor and Ezekiel De Maiwat

(c)  Sports Information
Winter Sports Uniforms & Bags
Players - please return your washed winter sports uniform and place it in the basket under the stairs in the foyer outside the office.
Coaches/Managers - please clean any school sports bags, bibs and other items and return them under the stairs.  Thank you.

Summer Sports Notice
A summer sports notice went home on Tuesday and is due back by Monday 15th September as some codes require their entries to be in early.  If you are late returning your form, you may miss out on playing that code.  Please ensure you read and sign the St Joseph’s Sports Code of Conduct.  Please do not send any money with your form as an account will be sent.

North Otago Junior Touch Representative Trials – Monday 15th September 2014
Will be held at Whitestone Centennial Park (corner of Tayward Street behind the new hockey building)
Registration is 15 minutes prior to the start of the trial.

Trial Times
U11 boys (born 2005, 2004) – start at 3.30 pm
U11 girls (born 2005, 2004) – start at 3.50 pm
U13 boys (born (2003, 2002) – start at 4.10 pm
U13 girls (born 2003, 2002) – start at 4.30 pm

Players need to be available for the following tournaments:
North Otago will play in the Otago Trials Tournament to be held in Dunedin on Sunday 2nd November 2014.  Best players will be selected for Otago teams to attend tournaments on 30th November, 7th December and 20-21 December.  Anyone with queries or is interested in coaching or managing North Otago Teams, please contact Mark Robertson on 
027 890 0713 or 437 1236.

(d)  Lost Property
Alexie Phillips has lost her named school tunic and school jacket after gymnastics in the hall last Friday.  Can you please check your child's clothing to see if they have got the wrong clothes by mistake.

Tannah Rintoul has lost her named school jacket, if found, please return it to the office.

An orange basketball has been lost at school, if found please return to the office.

(e)  Library Books
All school library books are due back by Friday 19th September at the latest.

(f)  Pastoral Care
As you maybe aware, some of our school families experience times of compassionate need; like the death of a close family member, severe illness/injury or hardship.  In response to this, the Home & School in 2008 started a new initiative in line with the St Joseph's Strategic Plan, whereby all classrooms will have one month of the school year to contribute to the Parish Welfare Freezer.  The month of September has been assigned to Ruma Tawa and families are asked to donate cooked food or non perishable items.  The items can be tinned, baking or a main meal, e.g. casserole, lasagna, muffins or biscuits.  If you are in a position to contribute, please contact Maria Dickie on 027 255 8268 or 439 5599.  Please bring to school on Friday mornings.  Thank you.

(g)  Community Notices - please check the community noticeboard for further information.
  • Hangi Fundraiser for Te Whare Koa Community Marae on Sunday 14th September.  $10 a plate and pre orders to Mike on 027 229 9198.
  • Quiz Night - Weston School Senior Camp Fundraiser on Monday 15th September at the North Star at 7.00 pm.  Queries to Alan Pope on 027 436 9179.
  • OSCAR@Fenwick School Holiday Programme - Monday 29th September to Friday 10th October from 7.30 am to 5.45 pm.  Enquiries to Jenny on 434 8797.
  • Orwell St Church School Holiday Programme - Monday 6th to Friday 10th October from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon at Oamaru Intermediate school hall for kids aged 5-12 years.
  • Forrester Gallery - Titokowaru's Dilemma from 6 September to 30th November.

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