Friday, 24 September 2021

1. Acting Principal News Term 3 Week 9 2021

 Acting Principal News Term 3 Week 9 2021

The Burns Memorial Exhibition - Make sure you get a chance to view artwork St Joseph's have created and entered into the exhibition and are looking great. It has been popular so far and the Forrester Gallery is open 10am 4pm Tuesday until Friday and Saturday Sunday 1.30pm-4pm.  The exhibition will be running until Monday 25 October 2021 with free entry, 

Waitaki Event Centre Fundraiser Mufti Day Friday 22nd October 

Recently $5M has been donated by benefactors, and two other generous sponsors to support the funding of the new Waitaki Event Centre. Already we are sneaking up towards $6M of the $10M required from the community. This is exciting and starting to make our $24M goal very achievable.

For students and families to feel part of this exciting endeavour,  local schools are banding together and holding a mufti day on Friday 22nd October to raise funds to go to towards the new event centre.  This is an opportunity for EVERY child and EVERY family to feel that they are contributing to the positive project that this is. It will also enable St Joseph's school to be part of the 'supporters boards' that will be up in the Centre. 

Science Learning - This week Year 7&8 have been learning connections from solar power to create electricity to solar power for photosynthesis. 

This is not electricity but another way the energy from the sun is used to create energy on earth.  It is worth considering that our energy to run our bodies comes from our food and all food ultimately comes from plants and all the energy in plants is created through photosynthesis - thus the sun runs everything!

As part of this learning students have been experimenting measuring ph levels using a soil tester.

Snapshots of learning happening from across the school this week.

Donated Trees- Thank you to Cameron and his parents Paul and Suzanne nominating St Joseph's school to receive five trees from NZ Forest Service. These will be added to the native plants being ordered and planted as part of our science inquiry next term when we are planning to have planting days across a week and will send out details closer to the time. 

School Care- Please note St Joseph's provide before and after school care each day from 8 - 8.30am for a charge of $3 a day or $10 a week.  We also ask that students remain please at the front entrance if arriving before 8.30am.

Note Teacher Only Days
The school will be closed on the following days:

Monday 1st November Tuesday 30th November (new one) - this is for professional development in planning for 2022 and completing our school wide inquiry around learning engagement.

Manaaki te Atua,
God Bless

Nicola Winders

Acting Principal

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