Saturday 15th December - Elenoa & Halalova Asi, Indya Cunningham and Mariah Cunningham
Sunday 16th December - Ivy-Belle & Molly-May Mestrom
Saturday 22nd December - Joseph, Paddy & Seb Spillane and Samuel Plieger
Sunday 23rd December - Andrew Sinclair, Hana Davies and Alexie Phillips
Christmas Eve - Monday Vigil at 8.00 pm - Samuel Plieger, Henry Robinson, Annalise Kilgour, Hana Davies and Nye Jones-Hogan
Christmas Day - Monday at 9.30 am - Sam Asi, Max Fatafehi and Alexie Phillips
Saturday 29th December - Joshua & Lachie Criddle, Indya Cunningham and Mariah Cunningham
Sunday 30th December - Annalise Kilgour, Serah Staju, Jonathan & Daniel Jorgensen
Saturday 5th January - Samuel Plieger, Max Fatafehi, Sam Asi and Andrew Sinclair
Sunday 6th January - Ivy-Belle & Molly-May Mestrom, Serah Staju and Alexie Phillips
Saturday 12th January - Indya Cunningham, Mariah Cunningham, Joshua & Lachie Criddle
Sunday 13th January - Annalise Kilgour, Alexie Phillips, Hana Davies and Morgan Baillie
Saturday 19th January - Joseph, Paddy & Seb Spillane and Samuel Plieger
Sunday 20th January - Ivy-Belle & Molly-May Mestrom and Andrew Sinclair
Saturday 26th January - Halalova & Elenoa Asi, Maddison & Cooper Jones and Nye Jones-Hogan
Sunday 27th January - Serah Staju, Hana Davies, Daniel Jorgensen and Morgan Baillie
Saturday 2nd February - Lachie Criddle, Sam Asi, Annalise Kilgour and Mariah Cunningham
Sunday 3rd February - Alexie Phillips and Henry Robinson
Birthday Greetings for the next two months
Mia Cant, Sam Asi, Daniel Jorgensen, Lachlan Criddle, Xanthe Clarke, Georgia Moore, Chelsea Koay, Lucas Kofoed, Evie Phillips, Sunny Tian, Aaliyah Meikle, Benjamin Jonathan, Willow Bartlett, Ivy-Belle Mestrom, Eli Herbst, Olly Wickham, Blake Meek, Rajbir Singh, Hila'atu Leo, Emily McEvoy, Theo Mestrom, Anashae Meikle, Maximo Catalan-Gomez, Lily Wickham, Nye Jones-Hogan, Eva Harrex, Maddox Lough and Michael Woodhouse.
Christmas Mass Time Table - St Patrick's Pastoral Area
St Patrick's Basilica - Christmas Vigil - carols 7.30 pm and Mass at 8.00 pm
- Christmas Day Mass - 9.30 am
- Normal Mass times follow
Sacred Heart Church Kurow - Christmas Vigil - carols at 5.40 pm and Mass at 6.00 pm
- Sunday 30th December - 12 noon
- Normal Mass times - 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 12 noon
Our Lady Star of the Sea Church Hampden - No Christmas or New Year Mass
- Normal Mass times - 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month
at 11.30 am.
Parishioners and visitors are invited to join us at St
Touch Rugby - congratulations to the following teams who won their divisions in their respective age groups.
Yr 1/2/3 - St Joseph's Broncos
Yr 4/5/6 - St Joseph's Ferns and Rockets
Cricket - congratulations to Campbell Fowler and Liam Cameron who have been selected in the North Otago Primary Cricket team which is playing in the South Island Cricket tournament in early January. Well done to Campbell who is captain of this team. This tournament is being held in Oamaru next year and they will compete against 14 teams from all over the South Island.
If you are moving addresses in the holidays or your contact details change including emergency contacts, please email the office at email@example.com
Farewell following families
Tomorrow we farewell the following Yr 8 families who will leave St Joseph's. We thank them for their contribution to our school and wish them all the best:
- Asi, Baillie, Bean, Crowder, Cunningham, Dyson, Hayman, Miller, Orillo, Pe, Plieger, Roos, Sinclair, Souness, Toeke and Winders families.
Farewell - we sadly farewell Jill McCartie who is retiring after 15 years of being a wonderful teacher aide, librarian and bus lady in our school. Enjoy your gardening and visiting family in your retirement.
Home and School
Thanks to all the children who came last Friday evening to our disco which was well supported. It was great to see lots of children dressed up and especially to Michael Misiloi who orchestrated the music and the dancing.
A big thank you to all of our school community for all your help and support throughout the year and a very big thank you to our hard working committee for all their work they do to help our school. Have a lovely and restful holiday and we look forward to next year where our first big event is the Whitestone Wipeout in March. - Thank you Rebecca Heffernan - Chairperson.
Please come and have a look at the huge amount of lost property outside the hall. If it is not claimed, it will be resold back to the Uniform Shop.
Archery - St Kevin's College runs an archery course on a Tuesday afternoon at 3.30 pm under the dining room area. If you are interested, please let Mrs Brien know. (The town bus leaves St Joseph's and goes to St Kevin's College so the children would have a ride there)
Cricket and Touch teams - notices will come out in the first week of term 1 regarding these sports.
All class stationery lists are on the website for 2019.
If you purchase your child's stationery from OfficeMax online at: myschool.co.nz you will be able to purchase at their very low Back to School Discount prices which are available now until 28th February.
Alternatively you can purchase packs online from www.paperplus.co.nz/back-to-school or in store at Oamaru Paper Plus. If you already have certain parts of the stationery list, contact Paper Plus Oamaru who will organise a custom made pack for you.
Both companies enable parents to purchase their children's stationery at lower prices and both companies will make a donation to St Joseph's.
St Kevin's High Performance PE unit
Last Friday, Elenoa Asi, Campbell Fowler, Sebastian Spillane Michael Woodhouse were invited to St Kevin's College to attend a high performance PE unit where they listened to motivational speakers David Nyika (2 times NZ Gold Commonwealth Boxing Champion) and Niko Mannix ( a young man who got run over by a truck and broke his neck) They learnt about what it takes to succeed and how much hard work is involved to follow your dreams. These students will be part of the Yr 9 high performance PE group next year. Photos courtesy of St Kevin's College.
As school finishes at 12.45 pm tomorrow, there will be no subway lunches.
Swimming Senior Timetable
Below is the swimming timetable for the first 4 weeks of term 1. If you are available to help walk the children to and from the pool, please let Mrs Brien know. There maybe times when these ladies will not be available to help.
Times and Groups
1.00pm - leave at 12.30 pm – all Yr 7 and 12 children from Yr 5/6
- teacher is Sara Jones-Hogan
- parent helper is Leanne Tuffley
1.30 pm - leave at 1.00 pm – all Yr 4/5 children and 15 Yr 5/6 children
- teachers are Nicola Winders and Ange Asi
- parent helpers are Natalie Geypen, Kelly-Jo Criddle and Justine Rodgers
2.00 pm - leave at 1.30 pm – all Yr 4 children from Morgan Tangney/Lena Klenner's class and
all Yr 8 children
- teaches are Jennifer Herbst and Lena Klenner
- parent helpers – maybe Rebecca Heffernan
February – Monday 4th & 11th, Wednesday 13th, Monday 18th, Thursday 21st and Monday 25thMarch – Wednesday 6th – school swimming sports
Our uniform shop will be open on Friday 1st February from 9.00 to 10.30 am and Monday 4th February from 8.30 to 9.30 am. It will be open every Thursday from 2.30 to 3.00 pm.