Thursday, 17 September 2020

3. School Notices, Week 9, Term 3 2020


Altar Servers

Saturday 19th September - Lachlan and Mikayla Criddle and Serah Staju
Sunday 20th September - Alexie Phillips, Ivy-Belle Mestrom and Indeg Jones-Hogan

Birthday Greetings
Hamish Fowler, James Laming, Isla Anderson and Zachary Castro

Cross Country Certificates
These will be presented at assembly tomorrow at 2.15 pm and sadly no parents are able to attend because of Covid Level 2 guidelines therefore assembly will be live streamed for this reason.

Hungry Horse Cafe
Thank you very much to the families who have offered to help at the cafe for the next 3 race meetings. We have enough people for this Sunday but still require people for Sunday 18th October. The sessions are:
10.00 to 12.00 pm - need 1 person
12.00 to 3.00 pm - need 3 people
3.00 to 5.30 pm - need 2 people

Please drop your form to the office or reply back to the office email
if you can help.  Remember each family only needs to do one session at the cafe which lightens the load for everybody.

Junior  Swimming
Starts next Wednesday and a hard copy of the notice will be sent home tomorrow for all children in years 1-3. A copy of the notice is further on the blog.

Mufti Day
A reminder that next Tuesday is mufti day in support of Daffodil Day.  Please wear something yellow and bring a gold coin donation which goes to our local Cancer office.

Pies and Milo
Next Wednesday will be the last day to bring pies and milo to school as these lunches are only done in the colder months of terms 2 and 3. A big thank you to Judy Anderson from the Home and School who oversees the lunches.

School Photos
The date for our annual school photos has been changed from Wednesday 21st October to Wednesday 11th November.

The Volts are coming to Oamaru on Sunday as part of a National Cricket Promotion.  The Volts are a great group of young men who are well versed in interacting with the 'fans' and have some freebies to give away.  As well as promoting cricket they are wonderful role models. The Volts are at Centennial Park on Sunday 20th September from 1.00 to 3.00 pm.  Come and meet and play cricket with the Volts, player and coach registrations, giveaways and more.

Congratulations to our boys miniball team who are in the final's next Tuesday night.  Good luck for your game.

Netball - Saturday 19th September
As the country is still in Level 2 on Saturday, sadly there is still no spectators allowed to watch the games which includes standing in the St Kevin's grounds. 
If we move to Level 1 for next Saturday, all netball will be played including Yrs 1-6.  
If it is raining on Saturday, any team which is in a semi final will play their game at St Kevin's gymnasium therefore St Joseph's Gold will be playing and will play the early game at 8.30 am.

9.00 am - St Joseph's Gold v OIS Tactix - Court 9, Pearsons - (by the street !!) (semi final game)
9.00 am - St Joseph's Rebels v OIS Stars - Court 6, LJ Hooker

Raining and cannot play outside
8.30 am - St Joseph's Gold at SKC gym
St Joseph's Rebels will not play

Rugby Boots
We have rugby boots to give away to anyone who needs them.  They are in boxes outside the uniform shop.

Rugby - Small Ferns to Black Ferns Holiday Camp Programme
A training camp will be held on Monday 28th September at St Kevin's College, Oamaru for any junior and primary school girls.  Registration is from 8.30 to 9.00 am and the camp is from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm.  Cost is $20.00 and includes a free t-shirt.  Limited to 50 places so register early by clicking the link.


North Otago Tennis is excited to be taking part in Love Tennis national open weekend, alongside 208 clubs from around NZ. Love Tennis is all about showcasing tennis to the local community and demonstrating how tennis is the perfect game for people of all ages and abilities!

Love Tennis 2020 will take place on 10 & 11 October,  from 1pm-4pm each day at the grass tennis courts 32 Chelmer Street (beside the domain playground). The event is perfect for everyone, young or old, whether they’re a current or returning player or have never picked up a racquet before. We hope to grow the tennis membership and introduce new people to our sport. All you need to do is show up!

For more information visit  

Touch Rugby

Teams and coaches have been confirmed for term 4 but we may need to split the Yr 1/2/3 team into two teams as there is 14 players and we will need another coach for the other team. If your child is down to play in this team and does not want to play, please let Mrs Brien know asap so we can sort the teams out.

REPS - a reminder about touch rugby reps this Sunday at 3.00 pm at Centennial Park.  Age groups are U12, U14 and U16.

Touch Teams – Term 4 2020

Tigers - Yr 1/2/3

William Allardice

Zachary Castro

Hunter Forrest

Lewis Geypen

Roger Luo

Theo Mestrom

Siale Tokai

Cooper van Rooy

MIlah Anderson

Manaia Darling

Taylor Darling

Lucy Fogarty

Emma Hu

Angelina Pardede


Ferns - Yr 4/5/6


Milly Campbell

Pippa Campbell

Eva Fatafehi

Millie Fogarty

Paige Geypen

Leah Kofoed

Mya Robinson

Analiese Whiston


Pumas - Yr 4/5/6


Luke Bremner

Hamish Fowler

Hunter Gough

Marconi Hausia

Marco Hubber

Lucas Kofoed

Liam Lindsay

Vilivea Tahitu’a

Iverson Wylie-Taukolo


Coach – Victoria Forrest

Coach: Adele Whiston 

Coaches: Justin & Rachel Fowler 

Rockets - Yr 4/5/6


Cameron Aston

Charlie Bremner

Tevita Leo

Blake Meek

Warren Pardede

Alex Perniskie

Fe’ofa’aki Tahitu’a

Daniel Woodhouse


Dynamos - Competitive 

Yr 7 / 8 

Isaiah Castro

Lisiate Hausia

Paddy Spillane

Riley Tuffley

Michael Woodhouse


OIS students

Ratu Earnest

William Pardede

Sione Tu’uefiafi

Kelepi Vai


Coach – Suzanne Aston

Coach – Lee Woodhouse

Enviroschools Update

The past few months have been a very busy time for the Enviroschools team as we head into spring.


The team has visited Weston and Totara Schools in order to get some ideas of what their Enviroschools are doing and to make connections in the community. The children came away with many ideas and with a great deal of enthusiasm for future projects for St Joseph’s School.


The gardens have been fully weeded thanks to the Year 8’s. New compost has been added to them. We also had a new garden bed built. The team has planted lavender, rosemary, chives and garlic. They have sown carrot seeds and will be sowing bean seeds. The potatoes are being prepared. New word learnt: “chit” as in “chit the potatoes”.

Mrs. Frances-Rees  has also applied for and received funding for our gardens. The Enviroteam surveyed the students in the school and collected ideas of dreams and wishes for our gardens. They then created a dream board after collating all the dreams and wishes, They also incorporated ideas from Weston and Totara School. In the weeks ahead they will be purchasing native plants and planting them to make native  bird and bee friendly areas of our school.

Design A St. Joseph’s Enviroschool Logo:

The competition is open for all students from St. Joseph’s School and closes before the end of term. The person whose design is chosen for our badge will win a gardening set. Please see flyer for more details.




Some things to think about: 

Simple and small enough to fit into a tiny, round badge-shape; Think about the 4 R's 

  • respect for the environment;

  •  reverence for living things; 

  • relationships with the community; 

  • responsibility for our planet. 

  • You are welcome to use the images below for inspiration. 



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