Saturday 30th March - Serah Staju, Sami Asi, Annalise Kilgour and Mariah Cunningham
Sunday 31st March - Nye Jones-Hogan
Birthday Greetings to
Daniel Maher and Freya Spooner
There is an opportunity for parents to come along with their children to view marine life tanks from the Aquavan which is visiting St Joseph's next Tuesday 2nd April from 3.00 to 4.00 pm. Senior classes will be participating in the programme during the day with Year 5/6 on Thursday at Weston School.
The Aquavan provides opportunities to encounter the diversity of marine flora and fauna. These encounters provide stimulus for discussion and activity around environmental issues. Led by marine educators and scientists, the programmes offered by the NZ Marine Studies Centre provide opportunities for youth and the wider community to develop science skills and take part in environmental action that will lead to a better understanding of the wider marine ecosystem.
Board of Trustees Election Time
It is the Board of Trustee election time again. Our St Joseph's School Board is made up of 7 parent trustees as well as 4 Proprietors Representatives appointed by the Bishop. Board of Trustees are elected every 3 years and this is Election year for schools throughout the country. Our board has decided that our Election Day will be on June 7th and there will be more information about the election soon.
However if you are interested in finding out what Board of Trustees do and what being a trustee involves, you are invited to an information evening run the The School Trustees Association on Monday 8th April at 6.00 pm at the Brydone Hotel. Attendance is free and everyone is welcome. RSVP to Ishelley@nzsta.org.nz
On Monday 1st April at 7.00 pm, there is a parent session being run by Megan Gallagher from Palmerston Primary school. It is about the brain and how we learn and how we can deal with big emotions. This would be a very valuable workshop for anyone to attend. The workshop is held at Palmerston Primary School.
A poem about bees from Yr 4 student Blake Meek.
All cricket is finished for this season. The new one starts in term 4.
Home and School
Our Home and School held their AGM recently with the Chairperson (Rebecca Heffernan), Secretary (Suzanne Aston) and Treasurer (Shiralee Bremner) being re-elected again. The hard working committee is made up of parents who want the best for their children and our school and having a few laughs along the way. If this sounds like you and you are interested in either helping out or being on the committee please contact the office or Rebecca Heffernan. Their next meeting is on Thursday 4th April at 7.00 pm.
Friday 29 - celebration assembly at 2.20 pm - swimming trophies presented - note new time
Tuesday 2 - touch rugby finishes today
- aquavan here at school between 3.00 and 4.00 pm
Thursday - school mass, ECB and young vinnies and terrific thursdays
Swimming Trophies - will be presented at assembly at 2.20 pm tomorrow.
Junior - their swimming lessons finished yesterday and what an improvement the children have made in their 6 lessons. It is wonderful to see them gaining confidence in the water. Special thanks to our wonderful parent helpers who either walked with the children or helped at the pool.
There is no technology for Yr 7 & 8 on Monday 8th April due to St Kevin's hosting the senior catholic sports tournament.
The team lists will be sent out in an email tomorrow.
On Saturday our Home and School organised a very fun and successful Mud Run called the Whitestone Wipe Out at the Oamaru Race course. Ages varied from 1 year to people in their seventies and all of them thoroughly enjoyed themselves, especially the epic water slide at the end. People either ran or walked the 3.5 or 4.5 course with Cody Marshall being the first person back. Thank you to our local businesses who donated the many spot prizes and to our parent and teacher helpers who were marshalls on the day. To view more photos, click the links to Whitestone Wipe Out or https://www.facebook.com/whitestonewipeout/ .
- Multi-Cultural Concert - this Saturday 30th March at 7.00 pm at the Oamaru Opera House. Book now at the Opera House.
- Pasifika Treasures - this exhibition will be a fantastic collection of Pacific art from the community. Viewing at the Oamaru Opera House from the 3rd - 6th April.
- Forrester Gallery - Autumn Holiday Fun - learn about the art and craft of the Pacific with Maiele Paia, Fanua Pereira-Ueleni and guest tutors from the Pasifika community. Designed for the whole family: it will be a fun hands on programme with different activities each day. Suitable for all ages and levels. $2.00 per child, no bookings required.