A big thank you to all the parents and supporters who have helped St Joseph's this year. Thank you to Leanne Tuffley for doing the Subway orders, Cat Campbell for the Scholastic Bookclub, Adele Whiston for the uniform shop and the parents and parishioners who have transported our Early Childhood Buddies and Young Vinnies. Thank you to the many parents who have given their time and energy to coach and manage sports teams and to all parents who have supported their children, our teachers and the wider school community in so many ways in 2017. Thank you to the parish prayer partners who have provided spiritual support for our children on the sacramental program in 2017. A big shout out to the Home and School who work tirelessly for the good of our school community. This year they have provided Bibles for the New Entrants, leadership badges, the hall heaters, trophies and engraving, certificates, Junior Discos, playground equipment, and the wonderful year 7 & 8 social.
Thank you also to our teachers, teacher aides and support staff who are so professional and always go well beyond the call of duty in their care of the children and support for the school.
|Year 8 Meal courtesy of the Home and School|
|Year 8s at their social|
|Some of the year 7s, guests at the year 8 social|
|Our year 5s have excelled themselves over the last couple|
of weeks. Here are the year 5 girls doing their very
successful Caritas fundraising
We look forward to all children and families joining us this evening at 6.00 pm in the Basilica for our End of Year Celebration Mass incorporating the junior pageant, prize-giving and marking the occasion of the year 8 graduation. Children need to meet in full uniform in the senior playground by 5.45 pm. The juniors have separate instructions regarding costumes.
Community Thanksgiving Celebration
|Our juniors preparing for tonights' Nativity Pageant|
You will have received reports now (except juniors who have already had anniversary reports). I said last year that I don't like them and I still don't. We've had other priorities to address this year which we're very pleased about but reports are on the agenda for improvement. We developed a lovely report over time at St Joseph's with lots of feedback from parents to help us shape what you want. It was a holistic report which really showed the full picture for your child and looked good too. When we changed to MUSAC Edge as our student management system in mid 2015 we were stuck with the limited report design options available in Edge. That means the printout is small and hard to read and we're limited on what we can say. So I'm very sorry about that and I hope we will have some new and better ways of reporting on progress and achievement next year.
We have HEAPS of lost property. LOTS of jackets which cost roughly $50 each. Please come and have a look through the lost property and claim your children's gear because it will be gone at the end of term.
End of 2017
|Presentations to our leaving staff will be at assembly at 2pm|
The rest of the school will officially finish at 12.30 pm on Monday 18th December. Those children who come on Monday may wear Christmas-themed mufti. Thank you to Phoebe Wickham for the idea.
|Well done to our Pasifika group who performed|
at assembly and the Public Library this week
School starts at 9.00 am on Tuesday 30th January 2018.
God Bless and Aroha