Thursday, 20 June 2019

1. Principal's News Week 8 Term 2 2019

The Hungry Horse Cafe
Wow, St Joseph's Home and School have done it again!  They have managed to pull off a great gig at our local Oamaru racecourse.

Meet the Hungry Horse Cafe.  The Hungry Horse Cafe runs several times a year preparing and selling the food at Oamaru race meetings.  St Joseph's Home and School have this year taken on the responsibility of running this cafe.  The funds are for school.    Our government funding is minimal and does not cover our running costs and so we are always reliant on our wonderful Home and School committee to top up the funds.  We would love for every parent to do one shift in this cafe during the course of the year.  Its a great way to meet other parents, make new friends and have a good laugh at the same time as helping your child's school.  Thank you Rebecca Heffernan for sourcing this opportunity for us.

Here is the roster for upcoming race meetings and we hope many parents will step forward to do at least one shift which will help raise substantial funds towards your child's education.

18 Aug 2019
22 Sep 2019
24 Oct 2019
30 Nov 2019
15 Feb 2020
23 Feb 2020
25 Feb 2020
24 May 2020
14 June 2020
26 July 2020

Health Curriculum Consultation
As a Catholic school it is very important that our health curriculum reflects our Catholic beliefs.  Essentially, this is that every human being is made in the image of God and therefore has beauty and dignity and should be treated with respect.  This particularly informs how we teach about health and sexuality.  We will be teaching the Keeping Ourselves Safe unit early next term.  We do this together with our local police and it is a great way of teaching the children how to keep themselves safe in any circumstance.  We have had several children encounter unpleasant adults who have attempted to lead them astray over the years.  Thanks to our teaching they have known exactly how to keep themselves safe and have taken the right course of action.  There will be a parent meeting with our community constable, Carrie Hamilton.  Please have a look at our Health Education curriculum so that you know how we approach all of this important area of your child's wellbeing.

Computer Time
Please keep an eye on what your children are watching on line.

North Otago Music Festival
St Joseph's students are preparing with other schools for this music festival.  We will be performing in the opera house on the evening of Tuesday 2nd July.

Parent-Student Conferences Term 3
Dates for parent-student conferences are: Tuesday 30th July and Monday 5th August.

Please note Friday 9th August is a teacher only day and school will be closed - this has been advertised since the beginning of the year.

God Bless and Aroha
Lorraine Frances-Rees

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