Thursday, 23 August 2018

3. School Notices - Week 5, Term 3 2018


Beatitude for the Day
Blessed are they who think before acting and pray before thinking; they will avoid many blunders

Altar Servers
Saturday 25th August - Elenoa & Halalova Asi, Cooper & Madison Jones
Sunday 26th August - Henry Robinson, Andrew Sinclair, Daniel & Jonathan Jorgensen

Birthday Greetings to
Neight Fraser and Eva Keno

Tomorrow assembly starts at 2.15 pm as we are presenting cross country certificates and trophies.  Next Friday, assembly will be at 2.30 pm straight after the staff v Yr 8 netball game.

Congratulations to the following North Otago Rep Players
Netball - Anika Winders for receiving a trophy from North Otago Netball for the Most Improved Junior Umpire.
Hockey - Yr 5/6 team - Ben Gillies
Football - 11th Grade team - Lewis Gough
Football - 13th Grade team - Samuel Plieger
Rugby - U11 team - Kristiana Whiston and Michael Woodhouse
Rugby - U12 team - Morgan  Baillie, Liam Cameron, Max Fatafehi, Jack Hayman, Cody Marshall and Seb Spillane.  Coaches Glynn Cameron and Ofa Fatafehi and Manager Jeff Spillane.
Rugby - U13 team - Hotili Asi, Campbell Fowler and Matthew Woodhouse

Absent from photo - Jack Hayman & Kristiana Whiston
Cross Country
We were very blessed with a lovely day on Tuesday which helped make the cross country an enjoyable occasion for the whole school. Again special thanks to Dave and Rebecca Heffernan for their help before and on the day. Thanks to Adele Whiston for being our photographer and to the parents who helped with marshalling.  There are a few photos and most of them are in year level so you can flick through the different year levels to find the year you want.

Certificates and Trophy presentation will be held tomorrow at assembly at 2.15 pm.  Yr 1-3 will receive a certificate for placings and Yr 4-8 will receive a trophy for first and certificates for placings.

North Otago Cross Country notices have gone home to the recipients and we need to know if you are going to attend or not by Tuesday 28th August.  This year we are joining forces with Oamaru North School and competing under a combined zone so we need to know who is competing.  The North Otago Athletics are holding a sausage sizzle at the North Otago Cross Country on Monday 3rd September. Costs $2 per sausage and drinks are available.

Otago Cross Country is held on Friday 14th September and names to be given to Paula Brien immediately after the North Otago Cross Country.

Daffodil Day
We are holding a mufti day on Friday 31st August to support Daffodil Day.  Please wear something yellow and bring a gold coin. It is also the annual Staff v Yr 8 netball game starting at 2.00 pm sharp and finishing at 2.30 pm.  (The staff have a couple of secret weapons this year to help compete against a very athletic Yr 8 side!!).  Everyone welcome.

Home and School Food Fair
After another successful food fair last year, we are in planning for this year's event.  It will be held on Sunday 28th October on the school grounds with gates opening at 10.30 am and food available from 11.00 am.  We want this day to be a fun family day filled with music and great food.  Mark this date in your phone,  We do need your help with the following items:

  • $10 per family to buy food for the food stalls.  Drop your money into the office by Monday 10th September.
  • 50 cakes to be baked for the cake wheel, cake notice on wall outside office door
  • help on the day, manning stalls, putting up and taking down gazebos
If you can help with any of these items, please put your name on the lists in the office foyer or contact Rebecca Heffernan on 027 432 4056 or email  Each class is going to be running an activity or a stall and parents and students will be needed on the day to help with their class activity and to enjoy the great food and entertainment on offer.  If you are available to help, please let your teacher know.  A paper copy will come home tomorrow. More details will follow later.

Junior Swimming 
Photos from Mrs Misiloi's and Mrs Klenners swimming classes.

Roadworks - State Highway 1 - Ribble Street to Orwell Streets
Downer are planing to do road repairs to State Highway 1 from Dee Street to Orana Park in the northbound traffic lanes starting Monday 3rd September and work will start at Dee Street and work toward Orana Park, due to weather permitting.  If the weather is good, the work shall be done within 3 weeks.  The crew will have traffic reduced to one lane on the northbound lanes and there will be no parking on SH1 for the duration of the work.  There will also be closure of the side streets to the west of SH1 from Dee to Orwell Street inclusive.  This will mean that access is restricted. Further information is attached to the email.

Sports Draw

Football - Saturday 25th August
9.30 am - St Joseph's All Whites ve Meadowbank Marvels - Showgrounds P1

Miniball - Tuesday 28th August - Finals Night - Go St Joseph's Rebels
** Finals only - if games are within 5 points at 3 minutes to go in the last quarter, the clock will stop at each whistle for the final 3 minutes.
** Prize giving is at 7.00 pm
** St Joseph's Rebels got 7th in section 2

5.45 pm - Playing for 1st and 2nd in Section 2 - St Joseph's Breakers v WV Wizards - front court

Basketball - Wednesday 29th August - Finals Night - Go St Joseph's Cavaliers
** Finals only - if game is within 10 points at the beginning of the final 3 minutes, the clock will stop for every whistle.  If the game is a draw at full time, teams will play an extra 3 minutes stop clock overtime.  1 time out allowed per half for 30 seconds.  No time outs during the last 3 minutes of any quarter, excluding stop clock situation.
** Prize giving is at 6.30 pm
** St Joseph's Raptors got 6th in section 1 and St Joseph's Bolts got 7th in section 2.

5.40 pm - Playing for 1st and 2nd in Section 1 - St Joseph's Cavaliers v OIS Thunder - front court

We warmly welcome Addison Kubala to our new entrants class this week.

Winter Sports Prize Giving
We are holding a prize giving afternoon where basketball, football, hockey, miniball, netball and rugby will be acknowledged. Coaches will talk about their season and present awards.  It will be held on Wednesday 12th September (due to some coaches being unavailable till then) in our school hall from 3.30 to 5.00 pm ish and we ask for each family to bring a plate to share for afternoon tea.  Children who were in the midget football and Yr 1/2 netball skills sessions are welcome. Coaches please let Paula Brien know your recipients for awards and send your photos in if you have not already done so.

Uniforms - please hand in your clean uniforms and gear bags to the box outside the office.

Community Notices
  • Create Events in Waitaki - held at the Oamaru Opera House Empire Room on Thursday 20th September at 10.30 am.  To register go to the I-SITE or email  Poster attached to email.
  • Coffee and Support Group - for family/whanau raising a child with autism, disability or a health impairment.  Connect with other parents/whanau for support and share a cuppa.  Everyone is welcome.  Held at the North Star Lounge on 7th September from 10.30 to 12.30 pm.  Please register at or phone 027 808 3949.  Poster attached to email.
  • Basketball NZ U13 Skills Days - held Sunday 23rd September at the Edgar Centre in Dunedin.  Costs $55 per player.  Girls from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm and boys from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm.  For more information and to register, visit  Flyer attached to email.

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