Thursday, 24 March 2016

3. School Notices - Week 8, Term 1 2016

Altar Servers
Good Friday - 25th March - Elizabeth Plieger
Easter Saturday - 26th March - Elizabeth & Samuel Plieger and Joshua Criddle
Easter Sunday - 27th March - Rhea Ratgali, Michael Misiloi and Vince Vidallon

Birthday Greetings to
Seth Bartley, Jacob Bartley, Alexander Perniskie, Athena Toeke, Jada-Rose Keno and Freya Spooner

Easter Tuesday
Please note there is no school on Tuesday 29th March due to Easter Tuesday being a holiday.

Empty Colgate Products
The school is collecting empty Colgate products like toothbrushes, toothpaste boxes and anything with the Colgate brand on it as part of a recycling drive.  Please bring them to the office.

Netball Teams
The teams will be notified in next week's blog.

Polar Fleeces
It is still not too late to order a polar fleece.  Please let the office know if you would like to order one.

Rippa Rugby Teams
These teams will be notified in next week's blog as teams are still being finalised.

Spare Mobile Phones
We are still collecting old mobile phones which will be sent away as a fundraiser for Starship hospital.  If you have any unused phones laying around at home in drawers, please bring them to the office.

St Joseph's Swimming Champions
Congratulations to our swimming club champions who were presented with a swimming trophy at Kotuitui last Friday.

8 yrs - Atlanta Williams-McDowell and Jack Burke and Neighton Fraser
9 yrs - Indya Cunningham and Morgan Baillie
10 yrs - Elenoa Asi and Samuel Plieger
11 yrs - Stefanie Lavrijsen and Corbin Fraser
12 yrs - Emily Hayman and Elizabeth Plieger and Halalova Asi

Junior Medley - Elenoa Asi
Senior Medley - Corbin Fraser

North Otago Swimming Champions
Congratulations to the following students who got top 3 placings at the North Otago Swimming sports last week.

Jack Burke -  8 yrs - 3rd in 25m freestyle and 25m backstroke
Atlanta Williams-McDowell - 8 yrs - 3rd in 25m backstroke
Indya Cunningham - 9 yrs - 1st in 100 IM, 2nd in 25m backstroke and 25m butterfly and 3rd in 
                                     25m freestyle.
Baillie Morgan - 9 yrs - 1st in 25m freestyle, 25m backstroke, 25m breaststroke, 25m butterfly and 
                                       100m IM.
Levi Heffernan - 9 yrs - 3rd in 25m freestyle
Elenoa Asi - 10 yrs - 1st in 50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke and 100m IM, 2nd in 50m freestyle 
                                   and  50m butterfly.
Samuel Plieger - 10 yrs - 2nd in 50m freestyle and 50m breaststroke, 3rd in 50m backstroke,50m 
                                         butterfly and 100m IM.
Stefanie Lavrijsen - 11 yrs - 2nd in 50m freestyle, 3rd in 50m backstroke and 100m IM
Molly Whittaker - 11 yrs - 2nd in 50m breaststroke and 3rd in 50m butterfly
Harriet Heaphy - 11 yrs - 3rd in 50m freestyle
Corbin Fraser - 11 yrs - 2nd in 50m freestyle,50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke, 50m butterfly and 
                         100m IM.
Matthew Gough - 11 yrs - 3rd in 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 50m breastroke and 100m IM
Halalova Asi - 12 yrs - 1st in 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke and 100m IM
Jacob Fowler - 12 yrs - 1st in 50m butterfly
School Garden
The school garden councillors have taken on the school garden this year with Skyla and Tristan leading the charge.  With the money left over from last year, they have bought half a trailer of Pukeuri compost and they will be looking at fundraising options for our school garden.  Any spare seedlings, herb plants or cuttings will be very much appreciated.

Community Notices
  • NZ Red Cross - now offers you the option to complete your First Aid course through a blended learning approach.  Use the First Aid app to  learn and understand the basics, followed by a face-to-face practical skills workshop with a New Zealand Red Cross Instructor. Download the app at

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