Thursday 5 December 2019

3. School Notices - Week 8, Term 4 2019

Altar Servers
Saturday 7th November - Lachlan Criddle, Mariah Cunningham and Jayla Strong
Sunday 8th November - Indeg & Nye Jones-Hogan

Birthday Greetings to
No birthdays for this week

We are waiting on confirmation from Ritchies in regards to the bus timetable over the next two weeks and we will notify all bus families when we find out.

Coming Up
Thursday 13th - will be our last school parish Mass at 9.15 am for the year
Friday 14th - Yr 7 & 8 Social
Monday 16th - Christmas Mufti Day
Tuesday 17th - Water Fight - bring togs and towel and water guns

Cricket Draw - Friday 6th December (final game before Christmas)
Please note all games are starting early at 4.00 pm this week and not 4.30 pm and all games are played in town as there is prize giving at the completion of the last game.  This will be held at the end of the gym at St Kevin's at approximately 6.30 to 6.45 pm.
There will be a free sausage sizzle and a drink for the children.  They need people to help with the BBQ and if you can help, please let Justin Fowler know on

Intermediate A - St Joseph's Volts v Albion at SKC 1
Primary - St Joseph's Sparks v Albion at SKC Artificial 2

Cricket Skills Session Day
North Otago Cricket are coming to school next Tuesday to take all the children for cricket skills and games.  We would like the junior school children to wear their pe gear to school and the senior school to bring their pe gear and get changed into when it is their classroom session. Lunch will be at 12.00 pm that day.

A small wallet/purse has been handed into our school office, please come and collect it if you think it is yours.

Hungry Horse Cafe

We still need volunteers for our February race meetings as this is right at the beginning of the school year.  We would like to know that we will have enough people for these meetings as this is a great fundraiser for us and 3 hours once a year is not too much to ask given all the money raised goes back to all the children at our wonderful school. If everybody did one shift in the year, each family would only need to do it once.

So far this year we have raised over $9,000.00 with this fundraiser alone.  This has been achieved with a small group of a dedicated committee and parents and we would like to widen this to include our whole school community. The dates are:

February Saturday 15th - 11.30 am to 1.00 pm, 2.00 to 5.00 pm and 5.00 to 7.30 pm
February Sunday 23rd - 9.30 am to 11.00 am, 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm and 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm
February Tuesday 25th - 11.30 am to 1.00 pm, 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm and 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm

Please contact me on 027 432 4056 if you can help.  Thanks Rebecca Heffernan

Junior Disco
A reminder about the junior disco happening tomorrow night for Yrs 1-6 from 6.00 to 7.30 pm.  This will be held in our school hall.  Theme is red, green and white or Christmas and costs $3.00 per person.

Library Books
All library books need to be returned to the box outside the office.

Lost Property
Please come and collect the remaining lost property as it will not be there at the end of the year. Some people are even missing school shoes!!

Multicultural Day
Our school has a dozen different ethnicities in our school and it was lovely to see everyone dress up in their ethnic costumes last week to show our diversity in our school community.

Friday 6 - celebration assembly at 2.30 pm
              - cricket finishes
Tuesday 10 - touch rugby finishes
                   - Board of Trustee meeting
Wednesday 11 - Pet Day
Friday 13 - Yr 7 & 8 formal

School Accounts
Your school statement will be sent to you by the end of this week.

School Road Patrol
Yesterday all the children who have been a school road patroller this year were treated to a tour of the police station, a swim at the pool with the inflatables and a subway lunch as a thank you for giving up their time to do road patrol after school. Thank you to Constable Carrie Hamilton who organised the thank you and to our parents (Sarah Clapperton, Kelly Strachan and Channel Williams) who looked after the children.

Swimming Lesson Dates for 2020

We are waiting on notification from the Waitaki Aquatic Centre in regards to our swimming lessons in term 1. We will let you know as soon as we find out what our dates are for next year.


We warmly welcome Evan Soane who started school this week to our new entrants class.

Community Notices 
  • Waitaki District Libraries - Summer reading for kids.  Win prizes and get an invite to the wrap-up party.  Pick up a card from December 16th and return to your library by January 24.
  • Baroque Christmas - Christmas carols and motets by J.S. Bach, Praetorius, Monteverdi and  Vivaldi.  Held on Saturday 21st December at 1.00 pm at the Oamaru Basilica.  Tickets costs $20.00
  • Noel Leemings Friends & Family offer has landed. This deal kicks off this Friday and is valid for 24 hours only, so make sure you make the most of this offer and get your Christmas shopping done!  The Deal: 10% off Sitewide + free freight* (excluding bulky items).  Valid from: Friday 6th December from 12.01am till 11.59pm Friday 6th of December.  T&C’s: Offer can’t be used in conjunction with any other coupon and can be used 5 times per person. Voucher expires midnight Friday 6th December 2019 and can’t be redeemed on 1-day Bottle. Free Freight excludes bulky products. Products on shown on flyer are example products only.  Attached to the email is the flyer.

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