Thursday 3 December 2020

3. School Notices - Week 8, Term 4 2020


Altar Servers

Saturday 5th December - David Kilgour and King Melecio
Sunday 6th December - no-one from St Joseph's

Birthday Greetings
Libby Seddon

Athletics Results
Last Friday at assembly the children were awarded their athletic certificates and trophies: Congratulations to all the recipients.

8 years - Liam Lindsay and Ayla Beattie
9 years - Lincoln Mandiwona and Chelsea Koay/Molly McGeown
10 years - Daniel Woodhouse and Milly Campbell
11 years - Kenton Tokai and Mya Robinson
12 years - Michael Woodhouse and Libby Seddon/Mazvita Rondozai
13 years - Tadiwanashe Mandiwona and Atlanta Williams-McDowell

North Otago Athletics
Congratulations to the following students who got placings at the North Otago Athletics:

8 years - Ellie Clark - 3rd in 60 m sprint and 2nd in the 8 & 9 year relay
10 years - Daniel Woodhouse - 2nd in long jump      
              - Vilivea Tahitu'a - 2nd in discus
11 years - Eli Herbst - 2nd in high jump
12 years - Michael Woodhouse - 2nd in long jump
13 years - Lavina Ma - 3rd in 400 m distance
              -  Lisiate Hausia - 2nd in discus, 3rd in high jump and 400 m distance
              - Tadiwanashe Mandiwona - 1st in high jump, 2nd in 400 m distance and long jump and 3rd in 
                100 m sprint.

Cricket Draw
St Joseph's has the bye this week.

End of Year Just Like Jesus Awards
Please return these wooden awards back to the office by early next week.


Hungry Horse Cafe
As the next race meeting is on Wednesday 10th February 2021 (week 2) we need to know who will be available to help out at the cafe on this day.  It would be very beneficial to have the roster sorted out this year and what session you would be doing as the first week of school is always busy for everyone.
For any race meeting, the cafe roster needs to be sorted out a week beforehand so the helpers know what time slots they are working and make preparations for it.  Please contact Rebecca Heffernan on 027 432 4056 if you can help.

Library Books
All outstanding library books need to be returned to the library by this Monday so the stock take can be finished.

Multicultural Day - Thursday 10th December
We have been running this multicultural day every since 2013.  It is part of our ongoing celebration of the many different cultures and journeys which have combined to make our St Joseph's School family.

At the moment we have at least 15 different cultures with families identifying their main culture as: African, Australian, British, Irish, Chinese, Fijian, Filipino, Indian, Fijian Indian, Latin American, Maori, NZ European, Samoan, Sri Lankan, other South East Asian and Tongan.


Children will go to workshops in groups between 9.15 and 12.00 noon. All children are to come dressed to represent their culture.


Some of the workshop activities are: artwork, flower making, weaving, dancing and cooking.

12.30pm - shared lunch in hall - FAMILIES WARMLY WELCOMED

1.30pm - cultural performances - families warmly welcomed. 

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Road Patrol
We are still waiting on some permission slips to be returned for the road patrol outing this Monday 7th December which can be emailed back to the school. The Yr 6/7/8 road patrol children are to come to school in their PE gear and bring their swimming togs and towel.

School Disco
For years 1-6, sorry no pre-schoolers
When - Friday 11th December 
Where - Our school hall
Time - 6.00 to 7.30 pm
Theme - Christmas
Cost - $2.00 for entry, a drink, glowstick and a small bag of chips
Pick up time - please ensure all parents are there by 7.30 pm to collect the children

School Mass
There is no school mass next Thursday.

School Photos
A reminder about ordering your school photos online before this Sunday 6th December in order for you to have free delivery.

Next Friday will be the last day for subway lunches for the year.

Thank You
We would like to thank the Home and School for their continued support for the school, especially to Rebecca Heffernan, Suzanne Aston, Shiralee Bremner and their fabulous committee members who generously give up their time to help the school.
If you would like to be part of the Home and School committee/helpers list please let the office or Rebecca Heffernan know.                                     

Touch Rugby
Next Tuesday is the last day of touch rugby for the year.  There will be prize giving for years 4-8 so please keep an eye on the draw for the time.
Please remember to thank your coaches for their time and energy.

Community Notices
  • Donate Waitaki Devices - for information on donating any device, please go to
  • VCAD (Victoria Cooper Academy of Dancing)  presents ‘CIRCUS’ Sunday 6th December at Waitaki Boys Auditorium 1pm and 5pm $10. Tickets available from any VCAD dancer or

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