Thursday, 12 March 2015

1. What's new ? Principal's updates for Week 6 2015

Come and see the learning hubs in action
You are invited to join the tour groups at 9am in the hall on Tuesday 17th March. We will organise a junior hub and a senior hub tour and then meet back in the hall at 9:30 am and swap. That way you can visit both the junior and senior hubs or just choose to visit one or the other. Look forward to sharing our learning with you.

Family Learning Hui 2
Next Wednesday we have our second Family Learning Hui at 6.00 pm. This will be different to our first one. You have a chance to come along and understand how the learner licenses work.
You also have a chance to contribute to the agenda for the event.

This will be a major fundraiser for us this year. Please let your friends know about it and bring them along
The St Joseph's Food Fair is this Sunday 11-2pm
We would love for all of you, your families and friends to join us on the day. 
If you have a cake, cupcake, or other item to drop off please take to the school hall on Saturday 4-5pm or Sunday 8-11am
On the day - you will buy tickets at the 2 entrances to use to get the plates of food. Each ticket is $5 and gets you 1 plate. 
You will need cash for the drinks, face painting, ice cream truck, coffee truck, and cakes.
Eftpos is available with cash withdrawals to a maximum of $30
Staff News

On Friday 27th March, we will be having our final celebration kotuitui (assembly) for the term. We will be farewelling Mrs Frances-Rees and Miss Clouston during this assembly. You are welcome to join us. There will be no assembly the following week as we will finish with an Easter liturgy on Holy Thursday.
When Mrs Frances Rees leaves to start her new job as principal of St Joseph's in Pleasant Point, Mr Cartlidge will take over as the acting Deputy Principal (DP). Mrs Burke will continue as Assistant Principal (AP) and Miss Huls will be Assistant Senior Team Leader.
Miss Clouston's advertised vacancy closes today and we will let you know the outcome of this process as soon as possible.

Sports Committee link and news
Please read the latest sport committee news about winter sports teams by going to this link.

Swimming Sports
A huge thank you to Mrs Souness, our staff and parent helpers for ensuring that our swimming sports were another big success on Wednesday. Congratulations to all of our enthusiastic competitors, especially the swimmers who will progress to the North Otago's next Wednesday. The highlight was the House Relay - congratulations to Siena House !!

Student Leaders and School Council
Do you want to learn more about our senior student leadership roles ? Go to this link to find out what happens when they meet me in my collaborative meeting space.

Garden Club Produce
Thanks to the hard work from Susie and our student gardeners, our school garden is starting to produce some delicious fruit and vegetables. Every Thursday after mass and after school, you can come and collect some produce for a donation. Any funds will be used to resource the garden and anything extra will go to St Vincent de Paul. We will set up a table outside the front entrance in Usk Street starting next Thursday.

Our warmest congratulations to Justin Fowler (one of our dad's), Johanna Kearney (one of our ex students) as well as all of the St Kevin's teams and players who took out awards at the Sports Waitaki evening on Monday night. We are very proud of you all!

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