Thursday 5 November 2015

3. School Notices - Week 4, Term 4 2015

Altar Servers
Saturday 7th November - Indya & Mackenzie Cunningham, Ben Cullimore and Joshua Criddle
Sunday 8th November - Rhea Ratgali, Grace Keno and Seth Bartley

Birthday Greetings to:
Aedrick Perez, Zeth Rollan, James Bremner, Frankie Finn, Isabella Kininmont, Cushla Bridges, Kaleb Cant, Toby Lewis and Tannah Rintoul.

Athletic Certificates and Trophy Presentation
Will be handed out at our Celebration Kotuitui tomorrow at 2.30 pm.

To 4 of our students who were selected for the Otago U11 and U13 Touch Rugby teams after playing in a qualifying tournament last Sunday.  Well done to Grace Keno and Max Fatafehi who made the U11 teams and Antonia Black and Toby Lewis who made the mixed U13 team.  They were selected out of 40-50 children in each year team from Taieri, Dunedin Metro and  South Otago.  Every Wednesday and Sunday they will travel to either Dunedin or Mosgiel for their practices because they will play in 3 tournaments before Christmas in Balclutha, Invercargill and Christchurch.  In the qualifying tournament, North Otago U11 girls won all their games, and the U11 and U13 teams all had one win and 2 losses.

Can all gymnastic leotards and boys singlets please be returned to the school office as soon as possible.

Home and School News
All cards and money sold or unsold are due back on MONDAY 9th November to the office.  We still require helpers to sell tickets at the supermarkets at New World on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th November and at Countdown on Monday 16th and Wednesday 18th November.  Thank you to the volunteers who have already put their names down already.  There is a roster in the office for you to put your name down.  We will be phoning people at the end of the week for any spots that require filling.

Cake Stall
Will be held on Sunday 15th November at the Victorian Fete from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.  Trays will go home on Tuesday 10th November with information about when to bring in the food.  We usually get some fantastic goodies for the cake stall and would be happy to sell any produce/sweets as well. If you would like more trays, you can pick them up from Rachel Fowler in the hall at 3.00 pm next Tuesday.

School Kitchen
We are currently working to get a new kitchen installed in the hall.  As part of the new kitchen upgrade, we are asking if any families have any cutlery sets that they no longer use and would donate to the new kitchen as they would be very much appreciated.  Thanks Rachel Fowler, Chairperson.

Rheanna Coscos has lost her named school jacket.  If found please return it to the school office.

Multi Cultural Day
This is a reminder about the cultural day this Friday.  Children can come dressed up in cultural costumes from their own country or from a country of their choice.  Their gold coin donation goes towards purchasing a drum kit for the Multicultural Worship Band.  The band will perform on Friday afternoon along with other performers.  All parents and friends are welcome to join us in the hall at 12.45 for the performances.  The whole school is having a shared lunch in the hall.  Your child needs to bring a plate of food to share - one plate per family.  Please take into consideration, our school is a Health promoting school and ideas of food contributions for your family could be something special from your culture or something your family likes to cook together.  Remember its is finger food so something easy to eat.  No food with nuts please.

North Otago Athletics
Notices have been given to the children who qualified for the North Otago Athletics held on Monday 23rd November.  Please let Mrs Souness know if your child will not be attending these athletics by next week.

Parent Teacher Calendar App

This app can be used to report absences, check on diary dates and reminders about school events. You can download our school calendar app for free by either going through iTunes or Android.  I have attached the QR Code (which you have to download a scanner code from the Apps Store) via the email link where you can scan the codes or you can download it using the following information. This information is used from an i-phone but is very similar to other brands)
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  1. Go to your App store and search for 'Parent Teacher Calendar' App
  2. Select 'PTC Calendar'  and press 'Get' and 'Install' via your iTunes account
  3. Once downloaded, choose the region (Otago) then scroll down to get to St Joseph's Oamaru and select 'Choose'.
We still have sunflower seeds available in the office for children to grow them.

School Photos
Orders are due back to the school office by Tuesday 10th November (next week) otherwise they have to be dropped off at Fotographix.

St Kevin's Uniform Shop
This shop will be open during the orientation days at St Kevin's on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th November from 1.00 to 2.30 pm.  A great opportunity to look for uniforms for next year and a chance to pay them off.  The shop will also be open in January next year with the hours still to be confirmed.

Shunt Online Courier Service
Shunt donates $1.00 to your school each time you send a parcel with any of these couriers or NZ Post.  The couriers are:  CourierPost, Fastway Couriers, Castle Parcels, Post Haste, DHL and TNT. Select your school and enter this promo code of BMG186   
How to use Shunt?
1.  enter your pick up and delivery address
2.  select a courier then print a ticket on any A4 printer
3.  click 'book courier'
For further information go to  A copy of these instructions is attached to the email.

Community Notices
  • North Otago Astronomical Society Newsletter - their monthly newsletter regarding the planets is attached to the email.
  • Harbour Heritage Garden Party - held on Thursday November 12th from 3.30 to 4.30 pm in the Heritage Garden behind the Loan & Merc.  Free event after school.  Afternoon tea provided.  Fun Victorian games for the children.
  • Madder Hatters Tea Party - held on Saturday 14th November from 2.30 pm at the Stone Symposium at Friendly Bay.  Free event including entertainers, games, drinks and food.  Children's costumes to try on and get your photo taken by Capture Photography.

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