Friday 1 September 2017

3. School Notices - Week 6, Term 3 2017

QUOTE FOR THE WEEK - Happy  Fathers Day
Altar Servers
Saturday 2nd September - Indya Cunningham, Mariah Cunningham, Bronson Bartlett, Annalise Kilgour and Michael Woodhouse
Sunday 3rd September - Henry Robinson, Daniel and Jonathan Jorgensen

Birthday Greetings to
Jayda Meikle, Joaquin Perez, Holai Hafoka and Aria Oakes

Enrolment Meetings
There are enrolments meetings for children who are turning 5 or for people who want their children to come to St Joseph's next year.  The meetings will be held in October.  Please contact the office for further information.  This does not apply to the parents if you have already attended an enrolment meeting for next year.

Home & School
Thank you very much to the families who have donated their $10 towards the annual food fair. If you have not yet donated your money, please do so asap as the Home & School can then calculate how much ingredients they need to buy for the fair.  The Cake Wheel still needs another 28 names beside it so put your baking skills into action and make a cake/slice for a good cause.

Miniball / Basketball
Great results from the miniball and basketball teams this week.  Our Breakers and Rebels teams got third in the competition with Jada-Rose Keno receiving the Most Improved Overall  Trophy for girls in the North Otago miniball competition and the Breakers team receiving the Skills & Teamwork trophy overall.
In the basketball, the Bolts basketball team got runners up in the girls section and the Raptors team got third.  Well done to everyone involved and special thanks to the coaches and managers of these teams.

North Otago Cross Country
Congratulations to our 28 runners who competed at the North Otago Cross Country on Monday held at the Oamaru Racecourse.  The track was hard and fast and ideal for running cross country.  Well done to our students who all finished the race and the ones that got into top ten placings, especially Michael Woodhouse getting 2nd in the Yr 5 boys, Jacob Robinson getting 3rd in the Yr 6 boys and Sebastian Spillane getting 4th in the Yr 7 boys.  These boys are competing at the Otago Primary Schools cross country event tomorrow and we wish them good luck. Thanks to our marshals Adrienne Spillane and Adele Whiston for their help on the day.

Otago Primary School's Netball Tournament
On Tuesday we entered a Yr 6 mixed netball team in this tournament held at the Edgar Centre in Dunedin.  They competed in a field of 30 teams and got 22nd.  Our team was one of a handful of teams to have mixed boys and girls so they did really well.  Thank you very much to our parents Anna Beveridge and Rebecca Heffernan who were the drivers, coach and umpire for this team and to the students who were commended on their good behaviour.  Today we have two Yr 7/8 teams competing at this tournament, results will be in next week's blog.

Friday 1st - Yr 8 Camp permission letter due back 
                 -  Technology for Yr 7 & 8

Sunday 3rd - Father's Day

Sports Uniforms
Please drop off your washed uniforms and gear bags to the office.

Sports Draw
Football - Saturday 2nd September
This is the final game for the season and note the earlier time of the game as prize giving starts at 11.00 am at the showgrounds.
9.30 am - St Joseph's v Awamoa Spurs - Awamoa Park

Summer Sports
Cricket - If you are interested in playing any grade of cricket next term, please email Mrs Brien on 

Touch Rugby - Starts in term 4 and the teams will be the same as term 1 however there are vacancies due to children leaving school in the following teams:
-  Yr 1/2/3 - Broncos - one vacancy
-  Yr 4/5/6 - Ferns - one vacancy
-  Yr 4/5/6 -  Rockets - three vacancies
-  Yr 7/8 - Dynamos - one vacancy

If you wish to play touch rugby in one of the teams that has a vacancy or you do not wish to play touch next term please let Mrs Brien know.  Coaches - please confirm if you still wish to coach your touch rugby team next term.  

North Otago Sports
As all our rep sides are playing in Oamaru on Saturday 2nd September against Mid Canterbury and U11s v Waimate, there is a bbq operating with the meat being donated.  Jason Forrest is after some helpers to run the bbq on Saturday and all the kids will get a steak and sausage after the game. As most of the games are to be played on WCS 5 and 6, the bbq will be run over by the Athletic Marish clubrooms.  Please contact Jason on

Cricket - Girls Only Cricket Coaching
Every Monday due to demand until the end of Term 3.  Sessions will run from 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm at the Waitaki Recreation Centre.  It will be a mixture of skills and small sided games; the emphasis is on fun!  Ideally suited for girls from Year 5.  Please wear appropriate kit, non marking footwear and bring a drink bottle/snack.  Contact Derek Walker on or phone 027 649 0000.

Community Notices
  • 2018 Weet-bix Kids Tryathlon - registrations out now.  Christchurch is Sunday 25 February 2018 and Dunedin is Sunday 11 March 2018. Go to or call 0800 WEETBIX Open to all kids aged 7-15 years of all sporting abilities and kids get to swim, cycle and run their way around the course or go part as a team.

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