Year 7 & 8 SocialMany thanks are due to our Home and School for organising and funding the annual Year 7 & 8 social. A particular big thank you to Rebecca Heffernan and Adele Whiston who decorated the hall beautifully. Also to Adele Whiston with help from Adrienne Spillance preparing a delicious sit-down meal for our year 8 graduates. The students have been learning social dancing all term and had a wonderful evening of dining, dancing and socialising to mark the end of our year 8s time at St Joseph's.
Just Like Jesus Awards
These Just Like Jesus (JJ) awards are given out annually, one to each year group. The recipient of the JJ award in each year group is a child who we think most exemplifies being Just like Jesus and who is a role model to others. These awards will be presented at the end of Mass on Monday at about 12 noon and will be part of the Facebook livestream.
Our intermediate students are on camp at the moment. Photos from the camp will be in our Facebook page over the weekend or early next week.
Tuesday 14th December 11.00am
Year 7 & 8 children will be in the Basilica on the right hand side. Parents of year 7 & 8 students only are invited to sit on the left side wearing masks and social distancing from each other. This keeps us as a gathering of less than 100 in Level 2 requirements as this assembly is about leadership roles which is part of our school curriculum. The students are asked to wear their school summer uniform and not their PE gear.
The rest of the school will watch this event in our hall and it will be live streamed from the Basilica to the hall and also to Facebook. This keeps our actual gathering below 100 and is the only way we can get our year 7 & 8 parents in to share the graduation, prize-giving and handing over of leadership roles with the intermediate students.
Wednesday 15th December 12.15pm - School finishes, please pick children up.
We will have a short school assembly and carols before finishing at 12.15pm. IF IT IS FINE WE WILL HAVE ASSEMBLY OUTDOORS AND FAMILIES ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US AT A SOCIAL DISTANCE. If it is not fine we will have it in the hall and will not be able to invite people in. Let's pray for fine weather!
Start date for term 1 next year is Monday 31st January.
You will receive the stationery lists for your child's class next year with the end of year reports which will go home next Tuesday with your children. The stationery lists are also on the website.
Thank you whanau for your support and encouragement in 2021 and I wish you a Happy Christmas and every blessing for the New Year.
God Bless and Aroha