Thursday, 8 September 2016

3. School Notices - Week 7, Term 3 2016

Altar Servers
Saturday 10th September - Joseph & Sebastian Spillane, Max Fatafehi, Samuel Plieger and Vince Vidallon
Sunday 11th September - Antonia Black, Cameron Mather, Sebastian Whiston, Morgan Baillie and Arthur Cartlidge

Birthday Greetings to:
Kelly Sinclair

Burns Art Exhibition
Mr Burton's art classes have artwork exhibited at the Forrester Gallery and it would be a great opportunity to go and have a look at their work.  The Burns Art Exhibition is open from Saturday 10th September to Sunday 9th October.  Some of their work includes pastel studies, paintings, mono prints and a group sculptural work transforming nature into metal.  The following children have artwork displayed there:
Chanel Williams, Lily Wickham, Joseph Spillane, Roger Neri, Yneke Edzes, Seth Sinclair, Sebastian Whiston, Kaleb Cant, Jacob Fowler, Cameron Mather, Vannisah Ramu, Ruby Macaulay, Sam Burke, Corbin Fraser, Isabella McNaught, Anthony Chen, Sam Keno, Mackenzie Cunningham, Tegan Souness and Michael Misiloi.

Yr 6 mixed team - Congratulations to our Yr 6 mixed netball team who competed at the Otago/Southland primary schools netball tournament in Balclutha on Sunday.  The team started off with 2 good wins which gave them a semi-final spot.  They lost that game by 1 goal in overtime.

They played for 3rd and 4th and ended up 4th.  Well done team.  A big thank you to the parents that helped the team to go to Balclutha - Ange Asi, Rachel Fowler, Jayne McNaught and Katrina Crowder.
Yr 8 mixed team - We sent two Yr 8 mixed teams to play in the Otago Primary school netball tournament in Dunedin recently.  Both teams participated well with the Gold team finishing 7th out of 28. Thank you to Rachel Fowler, Ange Asi, Stephen Black and Tina Souness for transport.  Thank you to Laura Mather and Rebecka Dodd for umpiring.

Pastoral Care
Senior Hub 1 - We would be grateful if the families could kindly donate either non-perishable food items or cooked food items before the end of term.  The items can be tinned foods, boxed cereals, baking or a main meal e.g. soups, casserole, lasagna, muffins or biscuits.  If you are in a position to contribute, thank you and please bring your donated food to the school office any morning.  For further information, please feel free to contact Adele Whiston on 434 3443 or 027 434 3338.

Scholastic Book Club
Book orders are due in by Friday 16th September.

There is no school skiing on Monday 12th September and the last ski day will be on Monday 19th September where it is the 'Race Day' against other schools.

Sports Draw - last game for the season
Football - St Joseph's White Knights v Meadowbank Minnions at Showgrounds J2 at 9.30 am

St Joseph's Sports Awards
Don't forget about the Sports Awards happening next Thursday in the school hall from 6.30 pm, guest speaker and a small plate for supper.

St Patrick's Parish Oamaru  
Is holding a "Hearts of Mercy" Retreat on Saturday 24th September from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm held at St Kevin's College followed by a Vigil Mass in St Patrick's Basilica at 5.00 pm. You can attend part of the day if you cannot make the whole day.  Registrations by 12th September. Morning and afternoon tea and lunch is provided.  Gluten Free option available.  Cost is $10.00 per person or $15.00 per couple. There are 3 speakers throughout the day, Jo Bell from Dunedin, Matt O'Connell from Christchurch and Jocelyn Marsh from Oamaru.  Enquiries to Elaine on 434 8543 or Jan on 027 363 1481 or Jocelyn on 027 552 2756.

Summer Sports
Cricket - If you are interested in playing any grade of cricket next term, please email Mrs Souness on
Touch Rugby - Starts in term 4 and the teams will be the same as term 1.  If you do not wish to play touch rugby in term 4, please let Mrs Souness know.

Winter Sports Uniforms 
Please return all winter sports uniforms and gear bags washed and cleaned and put them in the green basket under the stairs.

Community Notices
  • St Kevin's College Top 5 Basketball Quiz Night - held on Monday 12th September at 7.00 pm at the Northstar.  This is a fundraiser for the boys and girls to attend the National Tournament in Palmerston North at the end of September.  Entry $30 per team of 6.  Raffles.  To register a team, contact Colleen on 027 773 9615 or Paula on 027 437 1291.
  • Junior Tennis Open Day - held on Wednesday 21st September from 4.00 pm at Waitaki Girls High School courts.  This is a time for any junior players to come along and find out all the options for junior tennis.  We cater for beginning players through to experienced players.  If you are interested in playing tennis then come along and find out what we have to offer.  Contact for further information.
  • Orwell Street Church What Next? Holiday Programme - held 26th to 30th September from 9.30 am to 11.00 am at Oamaru Intermediate School.  The popular 'What Next?! Holiday Programme' will be held during the first week of the September school holidays.  The programme is for ages 5-12 and will run each morning.  Cost is gold coin donation for each day.  Contact 434 6168 or
  • OSCAR@Fenwick Autumn Holidays - join us for a fun filled programme exploring the American continent through craft, activities, games and food.  We will also go on trips to the movies, pool, Cape and Steampunk playground.  For enrolment forms or more information about our service, contact Jenny on 021 156 5871 or email

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