Thursday, 1 July 2021

3. School Notices - Week 9, Term 2 2021


Altar Servers

Saturday 3rd July - Clarence & Rheanna Coscos
Sunday 4th July - Ivy-Belle & Theo Mestrom

Birthday Greetings to
Kaycee-Mae Gibbins, Ellie Jing and Jayden Hu

If your child is away from school for any reason, you must let the school know either by phoning 434 8856, 027 434 8860 or email  If they are sick and you have notified the school on day one, you must let the school know each day.

North Otago Music Festival - Last Minute Information
The music festival is nearly here!!  Everything is organised and we are sounding great.  Just a few details you should know and be aware of:

Tuesday Morning Practice
All choir members need to be at school by 8.30 am as we need to do the roll and walk down to the Opera House to start at 9.00 am sharp.  Please ensure your child has morning tea and a water bottle to take down to the Opera House.

Tuesday Night Performance
Children will need to be dropped off between 6.30 - 6.45 pm outside the Opera House.  The Opera House doors will not be open before 6.30 pm so if you drop your child off earlier, they will be waiting in the cold.

Uniform - your child needs to be in a clean St Joseph's Winter Dress Uniform.  No singlets or thermals underneath the shirts as it gets very hot on stage. Everyone is to wear a TIE and have clean black shoes.  All children to have a clean face and their hair must be done.  Long hair is to be off the face.  All students with tied hair will be issued with a burgundy coloured ribbon for wearing. 
Girls to wear a Kilt/tunic with navy socks/tights and boys to wear a blue shirt for Yr 7/8 or a grey shirt for Yr 5/6 and grey winter shorts with knee-high grey woollen socks.

Your child will be shown where to come into the Opera House on Tuesday - down the side entrance next to the Oamaru Court House.  They MUST leave their jackets, polar fleeces, hats and scarves at the door with you.  Please check your children's pockets are empty of anything unnecessary e.g. fidget toys.  This ensures that we don't have lots of spare things at the end and there will be a teacher at the door to monitor this.

Finishing time - if you are not going to the show, it will be finished at about 8.40 pm.  Please meet your child at the side entrance closest to Countdown.  They will enter backstage via the side entrance closest to the Oamaru Court house on Thames Street and exit on the opposite side closest to Severn Street.
If you are going to the show, you will be asked to leave the auditorium first, and then we will let the children go.  Please make your way to the Severn Street entrance and we will see you there.

If you are unable to drop your child off at the Opera House or pick your child up at 8.40 pm, please let me know so we can organise transport for your child.

Before heading to the show, please make sure your child has gone to the toilet.  No lollies or sugary food beforehand as they will already be hyperactive with excitement.

If your child is sick or is now not going to the show, please let me know.  It is difficult to organise things if we don't know this information.  My cell phone number is 021 161 5052.

Thank you for your support and help in getting your child/ren ready for this performance.  If you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me at my email address at

Thank you 
Leanne Brookes

Friday 2nd - Technology for Yr 7 & 8
Monday 5th - Rippa Rugby sessions for the whole school
Tuesday 6th - Music festival practice and performance
Thursday 8th - Children's museum presentation

Rippa Rugby Sessions
On Monday the whole school is having rippa rugby sessions run by North Otago Rugby.  The junior school children can wear their pe gear to school and the senior children bring their pe gear to school

Swimming Trophies
We have two swimming trophies which have come to the end of their engraved life and wondered if there was anyone out there in the school community who would like to donate a swimming trophy to our school.  The trophies needed are for either the 8 year old girls or the 9 year old boys swimming champions.  If you would like to donate a trophy, please contact the office.

Uniform Shop
The shop will be open on Monday 26th July in term 3 from 8.30 to 9.00 am.

Community Notices
  • Come join us at the Oamaru Farmers Market

    Every Sunday from 9:30 am - 1 pm at the Harbour area

    • Come and pick up your weekly supplies - a great variety of fresh, locally grown seasonal produce, artisan breads and pastries, cheeses, delicious homemade preserves, native plants and more.
    • Join us for breakfast and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, happy community vibe and live music. Have breakfast with us - espresso coffee, fresh orange juice, sweet treats and delicious hot foods on offer and the kids can get busy at our play area.
  • OSCAR @ Fenwick is Taking bookings for the School Holiday Programme. Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5:45pm. $47 for a full day and $32 for a half day. Contact Jessica Shaw on 0211565871 or book directly at  
  • Spectacular School Holiday Entertainment from Musical Theatre Oamaru - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Junior - A musical of the famous 1968 movie featuring a cast of talented children from our local schools.  Friday to Sunday 23, 24 25.  Book online with iTICKET  Search Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr Oamaru.  Online tickets cost $10.00 plus a booking fee.

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