Friday, 13 August 2021

3. School Notices, Week 3, Term 3 2021


"All the best Mrs Frances-Rees for your surgery next week" from the St Joseph's school community
Altar Servers
Saturday 14th August - David Kilgour, Jessie Byrne and King Melecio
Sunday 15th August - Lilly Kelcher, Ivy-Belle and Theo Mestrom

Birthday Greetings to
Rheanna Coscos and Arianna & Ezmeralda Lopez Campbell

Cross Country
We have 2 offers of help for the cross country and need a few more people to help as marshalls on the day.  If you can help, please email Paula Brien at  Marshalls are required from 9.30 to 11.30 am on Friday 27th August.
For both Cross Country and Food Fair

Food Fair

On Sunday 26th September, St Joseph's Home and School are running a Food Fair as a fundraiser.  To ensure this is successful, we require parent help, some baked goods (more info on this to come out closer to the time) and to borrow some equipment for the day. 

Do you have any of the following items that you can lend us on the day?  It will need to be bought into school during the week prior to the Food Fair, and collected from school the following Monday. 
- Rice cookers  ( We need 4)
- Waffle maker  (We need 2)
- Crock pots  (We need 5)
- A big shaker to dust icing sugar on food ( like the use for chicken salt or similar in Fish and Chip shops)

We also urgently require some parent helpers on the day.  We start at around 7.00 am and finish around 3.00 pm.  Any time you can give between these hours is appreciated. 
  • Between 7.00 am- 11.00 am we are setting up stalls, gazebos, running wires and putting up signs before the public arrive. 
  • Between 11.00 am - 2.00 pm we are cooking food, serving food, selling food tickets at the gate, selling tickets for the chocolate wheel.  
  • Between 2.00 - 3.00 pm we are packing everything up again.
If you are able to help in any way or lend any of the items above, please text Vic Forrest - 022 654 7500 and let her know in what way you are able to support this.  Thank you.

Prayer Group
We would love to see some more mothers from our school join our prayer group on a Wednesday evening at 7.00 pm for a prayer and social get-together.  Contact Sandy Mascarenhas on 022 041 5296 for further information.

Saturday 14 - last day for rugby and Yr 1/2 netball
Sunday 15 - Hungry Horse Cafe
Monday 16 - First Communion Parent meeting 

Singing Cup

Kia Ora all Year 5,6,7 & 8 Students and Whanau

This Years’ Singing Cup is going to continue to promote our talents in singing as well as hold the prestige that was shown at last year’s finals!

We encourage all year 5-8 students to audition and there are House points for all entries. 

Auditions are on Wednesday 25th August from 9am onwards. Friday 1st October is the date for Finals. Solos and Groups from 9am and House choirs will be from 2.00 pm.


Students can choose from the song list below and sing one verse and one chorus. This year the Duet/Group competition will also include Groups of 3-6 participants.  Auditions for Duets/Groups need to be able to present their song choice with harmony. Duet/Groups can be mixed Girl/Boy and mixed Houses.

Song Choices for auditions are:

Soloist:                                                                 Duet/Group

  1. Hold my Hands                                                 1.  Te Aroha

  2. Gifts                                          2.  Holy Ground

  3. Blessed be God                                                3.   Own Choice

  4. Own choice 

Each child is given an Audition pack from their class teachers and additional packs are available from Mrs Brookes                          

Finalists choose their own song and accompanist but we can help you. Backing tracks may be used but they must only be instrumental. A TIME LIMIT of 3 minutes is required.

Finals will be held on Friday 1st October in our school hall starting 9.00 am sharp. Parents are welcome to attend.

The Judge has the following Marking Criteria:

  • Tune

  • Volume

  • Diction

  • Timing

  • Presentation

We are looking for ‘excellence’ and participation and look forward to the final results.

kind regards, Mrs Brookes.

Touch Rugby Trials

A reminder the North Otago Junior Touch trials are on Sunday 22nd August from 11.00 am at Centennial Park. Boys and Girls grades in U12, U14 and U16. Follow the North Otago Junior Touch on their Facebook page.

Waitaki Multicultural Day

We acknowledge the Waitaki Multicultural Day on Friday 27th August but as it is our cross country day, we are unable to participate but fully support it.  We look forward to celebrating our multicultural day in term 4.

Winter Sports
Good luck to our rugby and yr 1/2 netball teams as they finish their season this weekend. Can coaches
please get a team photo. All sports uniforms and gear bags need to be washed and returned to the office.

Community Notices

15th August 2021

Come join us at the Oamaru Farmers Market

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

  • Come and stock up on your fresh veges, cheese, fresh milk, sauces and jams, vegan delectables and more. Freshly brewed coffee and breakfast eats are available.

  • The Spud in a Bag Competition is on. To participate, come down to the market this Sunday and grab your Spud in a Bag Competition Kit. Available until the 19th September. Prizes for biggest crop and other fun categories. Judging will be on the 12th of Dec 2021.
  • North Otago Suzuki Grand Opening - Saturday 14th August from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm.  See attached flyer to the email.

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