Thursday, 11 November 2021

3. School Notices - Week 4, Term 4 2021


Birthday Greetings
Luke Bremner and Larnik Vincent

This is a reminder about our senior school athletics tomorrow including all Kiwi class.
  • School Roll will be taken at 9.00 am and the children will meet for their long distance race at 9.15 am. Please do not let your children be late.

  • Long Distance is the first rotation for everyone and after the races, everyone will move onto the

second rotation.

  • The athletics should finish about 2.30 pm and the children will leave school at 3.00 pm. No

assembly that day.

  • Parents please ensure the children have sunscreen on them before they leave home

  • Helpers - please be at school at 9.00 am

  • Weather - fine - we will go ahead as usual

                           - rain overnight but cloudy - we will go ahead but not do the high jump as it will be too
                             slippery. The high jump competition will take place in a lunch hour next week.
                           - rain all day - sadly we will have to cancel the athletics as there is no postponement
                             date due to the busy schedule of the classes coming up.

  • A bell will indicate the change of events and to move on to the next rotation. 

  • Relays will be run on Tuesday 16th November at 2.30 pm

  • Senior children will run in their age groups from 8 years old as of 1st October 2021

  • Children have already had one measurement taken during their athletic practices so everyone has 3 recordings on each rotation. This is also taken into account when deciding placings.

Children are to wear their school PE gear including sport shoes and bring the following items:

  • SUN HAT – very important

  • Track pants, school jacket, school polar fleece, warm clothes (if cold)

  • Sunscreen

  • Water bottles

  • Enough food and snacks to last the whole day

  • Please do not bring any glassware, energy or fizzy drinks.


The athletics celebration for Junior Hub 1 children will start at 1.40 and go to 2.15 pm. The gear will be packed up and they will join the seniors for the whole school relays starting at 2.30 pm. Children in the Kiwi class will join the Junior Hub children as part of their PE class and will need to bring their PE gear. All children are split into age groups and go round each rotation for 5 minutes. They will start off with sprints.

Children are to wear their PE gear to school on this day.

Parents coming onto the grounds, please sign in using the QR code or sign the register which will be located either in the foyer or outside on a desk on the grass area. If you are coming as a spectator please wear a mask and keep a social distance.  We will be outside which should be fine for distancing and gatherings of up to 100.  

First Communion
Congratulations to our children who are making their First Communion over the next two weeks.  Unfortunately due to the Covid regulations, the church is following the 100 person limit which reduces the number of people able to go and celebrate this special time.  The First Communicants and their families have been included in the 100 people tally.

Futsal Draw - Monday 15th November
4.00 pm - Yr 1/2 - St Joseph's Blue v Te Pakihi o Maru Avengers on court 1, half court A
4.00 pm - Yr 1/2 - St Joseph's Red v Fenwick Piwakawaka on court 2, half court A
4.30 pm - Yr 3/4 - St Joseph's v Te Pakihi o Maru Force on court 1, half court B
5.30 pm - Yr 5/6 - St Joseph's v Te Pakihi o Maru Marvels on court 1
6.00 pm - Yr 7/8 - St Joseph's v Papakaio Peacocks at SKC

Friday 12th - athletics for senior children
                   - no technology and assembly
Saturday 13th - First Communion group 1
Sunday 14th - First Communion group 2
Tuesday 16th - junior athletics and school relays

School Photos
All students were given online photo access key slips on Monday.  This code gives access to viewing their photos online.  There is a free delivery offer for all photos which expire on Sunday 21st November. The school does not accept any orders or payments as everything is done online.

Touch Rugby
The draw will come out on Monday for the Yr 4/5/6 draw.
We warmly welcome John S to our Yr 3 class this week.

Community Notices

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren?
Are you a grandparent raising a grandchild/grandchildren? Or maybe an Uncle or Aunt in a similar position?  Would you like to connect with others who are doing the same?  The Reach Church would like to set up a support network to encourage and help you.  You are not alone.
The first meeting is on Thursday 2nd December at REACH Church Community Hall, 15 College Street, Oamaru from 1.00 to 2.30 pm.  Afternoon tea is provided - children welcome.
To express an interest or to find out more, please contact Reach Church.  Their office is open Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon or ring 437 2666.  Assistance with transport maybe possible.
They look forward to meeting you and your children. 

Waitaki Whitestone Geopark Roadshow - Wednesday 17th November at 7,00 pm - Scottish Hall
The Waitaki Whitestone Geopark has embarked on a Roadshow through the district. Our third stop: Ōamaru.  
Waitaki Whitestone Geopark Trustees and Staff will give an overview of what a Geopark is, what we have been up to and our new strategic direction. We will keep our presentation short so that there will be lots of time for dialogue and to ask questions. We would love to hear what stories and projects are important to your community and how we can support you.  

Beach Clean Up - Kakanui River Mouth
Bring the whole family and join us for a fun day out at one of our beautiful local beaches to collect litter. Please bring your own gardening gloves.

  • When: 28 November 2021, 2 - 3pm
  • Where: Kakanui River Mouth (meet at the end of Cobblestone Rd)

There will be a chance to win some great prizes and a range of hands on learning and awareness activities on the day! Don’t miss out!

You and your friends may register at: 

Please note that this event might be postponed due to Covid-19 Alert Levels! Make sure to register to be kept up-to-date. 

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