Friday 26 March 2021

3. School Notices - Week 8, Term 1 2021


Altar Servers
Saturday 27th March - Isaiah Castro, 
Sunday 28th March - Lilly Kelcher and David Kilgour

Birthday Greetings to
Charles Mascarenhas, Ai Lin Ma, Allan Roberts, Alexander Perniskie and Freya Spooner

Holy Week
There is no Mass next week due to the school celebrating Holy Week. You are welcome to join us at any of these presentations.  A notice will go home on Monday regarding our shared lunch on Wednesday.

Home and School AGM
The Home and School are holding their AGM on Thursday 15th April at 6.00 pm in the staffroom and would love to see you there.  The AGM and a quick meeting afterwards will only take an hour.  If you would like to join the Home and School committee and time is against you or you don't want to be given a designated job, please consider the following:
- meetings are usually held once or twice a term depending on what is happening with fundraising
-  meetings usually finish within 30 minutes (unless you stay longer for a social catch up)
-  meetings could be held straight after school if people want them with the children being able to play outside.
- designated roles - all taken care of at this stage

Moraeki Boulders and Marae Trip
A paper and email copy has gone home regarding this trip on Tuesday.  Thank you to the parents who have offered to help but we are still short of 6 parents which we need due to our adult per child ratio near water. If you can help, please contact your class teacher.  Helpers if you wish to take your car or catch the bus, let your teacher know.

Dear Parents/ Caregivers

In continuing with Inquiry this term, ‘Our future is determined by our past’, we will also be visiting Moeraki Marae and the Moeraki boulders on Tuesday March 30 as two groups, the Senior Syndicate Years 4-8  from 9.20am until 2pm approx and Junior Syndicate from 11am and returning 2.30pm


Students are asked to wear PE uniform and bring/wear a school sweatshirt. They are also asked to bring a packed lunch and filled water bottle. Senior students will also need to bring morning tea. If required, students are also encouraged to bring any medications/ inhalers and hand them to teachers for safekeeping during the visits. 

For the trip to go ahead, we require 20 parents in total for visiting the boulders using a 1-4 ratio for safety near water. All parents who are able to help will be needed from 11.30am - 1.30pm at Moeraki Boulders, meeting at the car park. Parents are welcome to accompany classes to the marae. Seniors will be visiting from 10-12pm and  Junior Syndicate 12.30- 2pm.  Please let your classroom teacher know if you are able to help. 

We hope to transfer learning from the visit to preserving culture and taonga to the renovation of St Joseph’s school - ‘history in the making’.


North Otago Swimming Sports
On Wednesday, 14 swimmers competed at the North Otago Swimming Sports against lots of their peers from other schools.  They all swam with pride and to the best of their ability.  Special thanks goes to Mrs Adrienne Spillane who managed the team and to our parents/caregivers who offered to time keep at these sports. North Otago Swimming certificates will be presented at assembly on Friday 9th April.

Sunday 28th - Hungry Horse Cafe
Monday 29th - Palm Sunday presentation by junior school at 9.00 am 
Tuesday 30th - Marae and Moeraki Boulders visit for the whole school
                       - Touch rugby finishes today
Wednesday 31st - Last Supper & Washing of the Feet and shared lunch at 12.00 pm 
Thursday 1st - Stations of the Cross lead by the Yr 7/8 at 2.00 pm 

Rippa Rugby Tournament
Last Friday we sent two teams to the North Otago Primary Schools Rippa tournament in which both teams got second place in our two grades, year 3/4 and year 5/6.  This was a really good achievement as there were lots of close games and the results could have gone either way. Special thanks to Rory McGeown and Lee Woodhouse who were our coaches and to our parents who helped with transport and supporting the teams.

Swimming Trophies
These will be presented at assembly on Friday 9th April because next Friday is Good Friday and there is no school. 

Winter Sports Teams
Due to the Sports Coordinator being away sick this week, sport teams will be sorted out next week.  Apologies for any inconvenience.

Netball - there is a coaching course on Thursday 1st April.  Renee Bacon the coordinator from NetballSmart and the Coach Developer for the Future Ferns programme is going to run a coaching course on Thursday 1st April 5pm - 7pm at the North Otago Netball courts.  
Please email to register.

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