Thursday 7 November 2019

3. School Notices - Week 4, Term 4 2019


Altar Servers
Saturday 9th November at 6.30 pm - Annalise & David Kilgour, Cooper Jones & Lachlan Criddle
Sunday 10th November - Lilly Kelcher, Indeg & Nye Jones-Hogan

Birthday Greetings to
James and Luke Bremner

There is no celebration assembly tomorrow due to the 125th anniversary Mass.

A reminder that we have our school athletics next Tuesday. An information sheet was given to all children at the beginning of this week explaining what is happening. 

Remember all children are to be dropped off at Centennial Park by 8.45 am as we wish to start promptly at 9.00 am and only the bus children are to come to school where they will be taken by a shuttle bus to the grounds. If your child catches the bus to school in the morning and/or afternoon, please let Mrs Brien know whether they will be catching the bus either way.  Thank you to the parents who have already let her know otherwise we will presume the children will be getting collected by their parents.  We have to let Ritchies know how many students will be on the buses.

Thank you to our lovely parents who have offered to help with the day and to St Kevin's College who have kindly loaned their students out to us for the day. We now have enough helpers :)

Junior children who are aged 5-7 years, please let your teacher know if they will not be getting collected at 1.30 pm when their athletics finish.

A reminder notice will come out on Monday as well.  Good news, there will be a coffee van at the grounds from 12.15 if you wish to purchase a coffee.
If it is wet on the off chance, we will notify you on Facebook and email and everyone is to come to school and we will hold our athletics on the Thursday.

Beeswax Wraps
The Young Vinnies are selling beeswax wraps next Monday from 8.30 to 9.00 am in the office and after assembly next Friday at 3.00 pm.  They cost between $3.00 and $5.00 for either a small, medium or large wrap.  All proceeds go to the Orphanage of Hope in Uganda.  The wraps are an excellent replacement for glad wrap and can be used over and over again.  This will be a great alternative to use for Plastic Free Fridays.  There are approximately 30 wraps for sale on a first in first served basis.

Induction Evening 
Is on next Wednesday at 6.00 pm for the families of any children who started school this year.  Please let Mrs Brien know if you are attending or not.

Lost Property
There is a large amount of lost property on the hooks in the foyer by the hall.  There are jerseys, shorts, shirts, jackets, pinafore, thermals, lunch boxes etc.  If these are not claimed by the end of next week, they will be donated to the clothing shop.

Horseshoe Cafe - Home and School
The Christmas at the Races horse racing meeting on Saturday 30th November still requires volunteers for the following shifts:
9.30 to 11.00 am - 1 person
12.00 to 3.00 pm - 1 person
3.00 to 6.30 pm - 4 people

There is children's entertainment available on the day for a gold coin donation e.g. bouncy castles, inflatable slides, small cars etc.

Cricket Draw
We have two teams playing cricket for St Joseph's this year and one of them is a girls team who will be playing in the Primary grade. This will be the first time in a very long time that we have fielded an all girls team.  Good luck to both teams.  All games start at 4.30 pm.

Intermediate A - St Joseph's Volts v Albion at St Kevin's Artificial 1
Primary - St Joseph's Sparks v Kurow 1 at St Kevin's Artificial 2 (down by Lismore Street end)

School Photos
Yesterday all the children were given a Child's Photo Shoot Keycode card with their own unique keycode to view your child's photos.
This year our school is using the PhotoLife Online Ordering system for purchasing your school photos.  This system means parents can access, view and order your child's photos online.  The online system works off each student's name, giving them an individual Photo Access Key to view and order their photographs.

Go onto the website at and enter your keycode to view the class, individual and any sibling photos.

PhotoLife gives a 'free delivery' period of approximate 3 weeks and it expires at midnight on Sunday 24th November.  All orders placed before the expiry will be bulk printed and then dispatched to our school for your child to bring home.  If you missed getting your order in before the expiry date, then your order will be dispatched to the address typed in by the person placing the order.  A $6.00 postage and packaging charge is automatically applied.

All orders are to be entered online as the school is not collating them anymore.  Any questions, please contact the office or contact PhotoLife on or ring 80 501 040.

Start date for 2020
It is confirmed that school will start back on Monday 3rd February 2020.

Subway Lunches
Resume again tomorrow.

Technology Classes
The last class for Technology this year is on Monday 2nd December.

Community Notices
  • Highland Dancing Oamaru - is selling juices - 10 per box - 1 box at $10.00.  Mixed flavours in box, wildberry/tropical/orange.  Orders and money to be given to Kelly-Jo Criddle (Mikayla's mum) on 021 231 9181 by Monday 2nd December.
  • Nadia Lim Vegful Evening - held at Waitaki Boys High School Auditorium on Thursday 14th November.  Meet and Greet $80 at 6.15 pm start which includes Vegful book, nibbles, meet and greet with Nadia.  General Admission $25.00 starts at 7.00 pm includes complimentary drink, cooking demonstration, supper.  Tickets available from Paper Plus and Pembroke School.
  • Little Wonders Early Childhood Centre - invites all parents of children aged 3 months to 5 year olds the opportunity to take a tour, see our beautiful facilities and classrooms and of course to secure your child's space now.

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