Thursday, 4 July 2019

3. School Notices - Week 10, Term 2 2019


Altar Servers
Saturday 6th July - Lachlan Criddle, Serah Staju, Mariah Cunningham and Jayla Strong
Sunday 7th July - Ivy-Belle & Molly-May Mestrom and Henry Robinson
Saturday 13th July - Cooper & Madison Jones, Joseph & Paddy Spillane
Sunday 14th July - Lilly Kelcher, Libby Seddon & Lisiate Hausia
Saturday 20th July - Luse & Sami Asi, Annalise & David Kilgour
Sunday 21st July - Ivy-Belle & Molly May Mestrom, Indeg & Nye Jones-Hogan

Birthday Greetings to
Bronson Bartlett, Marianne Alegere, Cooper Jones, Emily Chen and Eva Fatafehi

If your child is going to be absent from school, please notify the school office. If your child is sick, you still have to let the school know each day if your child is away.

Please note assembly is at 12.00 pm tomorrow and not 2.30 pm.

This term we are trialling a new system where the children are allowed to take home library books for the holidays on the proviso that they have no outstanding library books at home. If they have overdue library books, they will not be allowed to take them home in future.

Pot Plants
St Joseph's is an enviroschool and we would love to brighten up our library with some greenery.  If anyone has some pot plants/indoor plants that you have no use for, we would love to look after them in the library for you. Please drop them off at the office.

Otago Primary School's Cross Country
This year the Otago Cross Country is being held on Friday 30th August which is the week before the North Otago Cross Country event on Monday 2nd September.  If your child is interested in attending the Otago Cross Country please let Mrs Brien know.

Parent Student Conferences
School interviews will be held on Tuesday 30th July and Monday 4th August from 3.15 to 8.00 pm. Please book your time for you and your child by going to and entering the code rexwq otherwise notify the office and we can book a time for you.

Resource Recovery Centre Visit

The junior school are walking to the Resource Recovery Centre and the Community Gardens on the morning of Friday 26th July (week 1).  They will spend an hour at each place gathering information and sparking interest for their learning about Energy in term 3.
They require lots of parent helpers on their walk to enable this to happen.  Please mark your calendar and make yourself available to come and be with them.  They plan to leave school at 9.30 am and be back for lunch at 12.30 pm.  The postponement day is the following Friday 2nd August.  Please let your child's teacher know if you can help.  Many thanks Leanne Brookes.

School Polar Fleeces
We will let you know when the polar fleeces arrive at school.

St Mary's Interschool
Last Thursday our Yr 8 students travelled down to Mosgiel to compete in the annual inter-school against St Mary's. Their intermediate department comprises of 16 students who all played at least 2 games each against our own students.  All games were full length games and this year we had a tightly contested competition with some very close games with St Joseph's winning the rugby and the basketball and St Mary's winning the soccer and netball. Thank you to Mr Cameron for helping coach our teams.  A great day was had by all.

We warmly welcome Angelina Pardede to our new entrants class.
Community Notices
  • North Otago Rock & Mineral Club - the gemstone and jewellery and craft fair is on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July at the Scottish Hall.  Saturday is 9.00 am to 4.30 pm and Sunday is 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
  • Winter Holiday Fun - see what is happening at the Oamaru Library and the North Otago Museum.

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