Thursday, 18 November 2021

3. School Notices - Week 5, Term 4 2021


Birthday Greetings to

Eric John

Senior Athletics
Last Friday, the weather gods shone down on us and we had a brilliant day for our senior school athletics.  Because of Covid restrictions, we brought forward our athletics day a week earlier and held it at school so our wonderful parents could help out.  A massive thank you goes to: Adele Whiston, Rebecca Heffernan, Suzy Oakes, Pamela Vera and Antonio and Daniel Frances-Rees for giving up their time to help out with the rotations.

There was some impressive talent on display amongst all the age groups and even in the sprints, it was so close between the top placings.  The high jump rotation saw the children challenging each other with the bar going higher and higher with the sportsmanship that was shown to each other being highly commendable. The children also had a chance to have some fun after their sprint races with some old-fashioned races like the sack races, wheelbarrow races, 3-legged relays etc.

The athletic trophies and certificates will be presented at assembly next Friday 26th November.

On Tuesday afternoon, the juniors celebrated their athletic skills amongst trying and windy conditions but they took it all in their stride.  They were very happy to go out there and show us what they could do. A  big thank you to our year 8 students who helped out with their rotations.

End of Year Celebrations
This year due to Level 2 restrictions, we will not be able to invite families into our celebrations.  Therefore, we will do them during the school day and live-stream them, also recording for later watching.

Monday 13th December - 11.15 am - Basilica
- Last school mass of the year
- Junior school will do their nativity pageant
- Only school present, no visitors - will be live-streamed

Tuesday 14th  December - 11.00 am - Basilica
- Leavers assembly
- Yr 8's enter with 'Prepare Ye the Way'
- Head Boy and Head Girl speeches
- Yr 8 trophies presented
- Leavers certificates, candles and ketes presented
- Yr 8's process out
- Only school present, no visitors - will be live-streamed
- 12.00 or thereabouts - Yr 8's to have fish and chip lunch with Fr Wayne in the Dean O'Reilly lounge

Wednesday 15th December - School Hall
11.45 am - Final assembly - prayers and carol singing
12.05 - home time - please note earlier finish time to previous years

Futsal Draw - Monday 22nd November
An email has been sent to all Futsal families regarding the requirements in the Waitaki Rec Centre in order to run the Futsal games successfully.

4.00 pm - St Joseph's Yr 1/2 Red v Fenwick Huia on court 2, half court B
4.30 pm - St Joseph's Yr 1/2 Blue v Papakaio Pumas on court 1, half court A
5.00 pm - St Joseph's Yr 3/4 v Papakaio Piranhas on court 2, half court B
5.30 pm - St Joseph's Yr 7/8 v Papakaio Pythons at SKC
6.30 pm - St Joseph's Yr 5/6 v Fenwick Kakapo on court 2

Hungry Horse Cafe
The Home and School has its last fundraiser for the year at the Hungry Horse Cafe on Wednesday 8th December and Rebecca Heffernan would like as many volunteers to help out at the cafe.  If you are able to help even for a short time, please let her know.  The time slots are:

10.00 to 12.00 pm 
12.00 to 3.00 pm
3.00 to 5.30 pm 

Please phone Rebecca on 027 432 4056 by Friday 26th November if you can help.  Remember that all profit goes to the school to benefit your children.

Friday 19th - Technology for Yr 7 & 8
Sunday 21st - School photo orders to be done online.  
Thursday 25th - Scholastic Book Club orders due back

Scholastic Book Club 
Orders are due back to the office by next Thursday 25th November.

St Kevin's Orientation Day
The Orientation Day on Friday 3rd December is for all Yr 8 students who are attending St Kevin's next year.  The day starts at 9.00 am and goes to 3.00 pm. Children are to wear mufti clothes, bring a packed lunch, a pen and a chrome book / device.

School Photos
A reminder to order your online school photos by this Sunday 21st November to ensure free delivery for your photos. You will need your online photo access key slip code.

St Joseph's Pumas Touch team

Touch Rep players - Warren, Daniel, Charlie

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