Friday, 8 April 2022

2. School Notices - Week 10, Term 1 2022


Birthday Greetings to

Clarence C

St Patricks Parish Pastoral Area

Easter Timetable

Mask wearing is recommended 

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Last Supper 

Basilica 7pm 

Good Friday: Commemoration of Jesus Christ’s Death 

Basilica: 3pm 

Saturday Easter Vigil Mass  

Basilica 8pm (No 5pm Mass) 

Kurow 6pm

Easter Sunday 

Basilica 9.30am 

Lions Club Speeches
Please read the information further on the blog regarding this speech competition for children.

Lost Clothing
Oliva G has lost her named polar fleece.  Please check your child's clothing to see if it has been picked up in error.  There are a few items of lost property in the foyer to be collected.

Pies and Milo
Children can bring a named pie wrapped in tinfoil to be heated up starting the first Wednesday of term 2 (not next week) and bring a named cup and 50c for a warm milo.  The pie and milo can be dropped off on the bench in the hall. Please do not bring noodles to be heated up.  This initiative will be run in the colder months of terms 2 and 3.

Tuesday 12 - Rippa Tournament from 1.30 to 3.00 pm - parents welcome
Wednesday 13 - Winning House Reward
Thursday 14 - Stations of the Cross at 2.15 pm - parents welcome
                      - End of term 1

There are 4 scooters locked in the caretaker's shed, if your child has lost one, please contact the office or see Mr Jelgersma.

All sports fees need to be paid or have a payment plan in place before the children receive their uniform.  Please put down the name of the sport as your reference.  If you require assistance with paying these fees, please contact Mrs Frances-Rees.

Uniforms and Gear Bags
These will be handed out in week 1 of term 2.

Basketball, miniball and netball require their teams to do duty twice a season.  For basketball and miniball, this is score bench duty and a roster system will be sent out to all families for your dates.  The netball duty will be allocated between the two teams and families will be notified when our school does duty.

Basketball - St Joseph's Cavaliers
  • Season starts - Wednesday 11th April at the Waitaki Rec Centre
  • Team is - St Joseph's Cavaliers 
  • Practices - start Monday 2nd May from 4.00 to 5.00 pm at school
  • Fees - confirmed fees cost $60.00 per player 
  • Contact Details - these have been sent out to each family
  • Registration - an email has been sent out to all families to register their child as part of the new North Otago Basketball registration process.
  • Team is: Jac B, James L, Tevita L, Liam L, Marc M, Soa M, Lincoln M and Tendayi R
  • Coach is: Rjay Neri and the Manger is Judith Leo

We have two teams competing in the miniball competition this season.  St Joseph's Breakers is in the Yr 3/4 grade and St Joseph's Rebels in the Yr 5/6 grade.
  • Season starts - Tuesday 10th April at the Waitaki Rec Centre
  • Yr 3/4 team is: St Joseph's Breakers
  • Yr 5/6 team is: St Joseph's Rebels
  • Practices - Breakers - start Monday 2nd May from 3.15 to 4.00 pm  
  • Practices - Rebels - start Monday 2nd May from 3.10 to 4.00 pm
  • Fees - confirmed fees cost $60.00 per player
  • Contact Details - have been sent out to the Breakers team and the Rebels team will have their contact details sent out on Tuesday.
  • Registration - an email has been sent out to all families to register their child as part of the new North Otago Basketball registration process.
  • Teams - St Joseph's Breakers - Zachary C, Hunter F, Emma H, Ellie J, Emere K, Taera K and Mark L.
  • Teams - St Joseph's Rebels - Manu A, Mele A, Milah A, Luke L, Malachi L, Molly M, Theo M, Sephrin S, Analiese W and Hila'atu L.
  • Coaches - St Joseph's Breakers - Victoria Forrest
  • Coaches - St Joseph's Rebels - Ella Frew and Managers, Judy Anderson and Adele Whiston

  • Season starts - Friday 6th May for years 5-8 and Friday 13th May for years 1-4
  • Yr 1 - skills session held at the Waitaki Rec Centre at 4.00 pm starting Friday 13th May
  • Yr 2/3/4 team is St Joseph's Maroon
  • Yr 6/7/8 team is St Joseph's Gold
  • Practices - Maroon - start Thursday 5th May from 3.10 to 3.55 pm at school
  • Practices - Gold - start Tuesday 12th April from 3.15 to 4.30 pm at school
  • Fees - confirmed fees cost $50.00 per player for years 2-8 and $25.00 Yr yr 1 skills session
  • Contact Details - have been sent out to the Maroon team and the Gold team will have their contact details sent out on Tuesday.
  • Registration - has been done through school for North Otago Netball
  • Teams - St Joseph's Maroon - Amy C, Taylor D, Manaia D, Michaela C, Maria H, Lydia M, Honey Belle R, Talaialo T and Jane V.
  • Teams - St Joseph's Gold - Emily C, Rheanna C, Kaycee-Mae G, Jasmine M, Michael M, King M, Patricia M, Millie F, Hila'atu L and Sephrin S.
  • Skills Session - Allison C
  • Coaches - St Joseph's Maroon - Katiana Taiti
  • Coaches - St Joseph's Gold - Paula Brien and Manager is Judith Leo

  • It is the responsibility of the home side to organise the referee for your game
  • There will be a Small Black/Rugby Smart course and Tackle Clinic being held on Saturday 30th April at Whitestone Contracting Stadium at 10.00 am.  The Small Blacks/Rugby Smart is for all JAB coaches to attend.
  • The tackle clinic is for all 7 & 8 year old children and for anyone new to rugby and who would like to learn how to tackle. It is all about safe techniques and how to go about it.
  • The holiday programme for 9/10s and 11/12s will be run on Thursday 21st April at the park.

Rugby - St Joseph's
  • Season starts - Saturday 7th May
  • 5/6 year team is St Joseph's
  • Practices - Friday lunchtimes starting Friday 6th May at school
  • Fees - confirmed fees cost $30.00 per player
  • Contact Details - will need to resend the contact details out next Tuesday
  • Registration - this has been done through school for North Otago Rugby
  • Team is - Lucy F, Carter F, Jayden H, Laken N, Zion L and Gavin P
  • Coach is - Victoria Forrest
Rugby - Excelsior
As St Joseph's cannot field teams due to low numbers in the 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12 grades, we have encouraged you to sign up with the Excelsior Rugby Club.  If you have not yet registered, the link is:

Registrations can be made on the Excelsior Facebook page or you can click the link here

Excelsior will let you know when their practices are and how much their fees will be.

A lot of our children have signed up with various clubs in North Otago for the football season which is great to see and we will endeavour to pass on messages to the children when they come our way.

Football First Kicks
Is a fun football programme for 4-6 year olds.
It is held at Orana Park/Waitaki Recreation Centre on Orwell Street in Oamaru on Fridays in term 2. Alternatively, on Mondays at the Duntroon Domain.
Each week is a rotation of games and activities learning football skills. Some weeks involve 3v3 games.
Starts Friday, May 13.
Registration is through your own club. Club options are: Riverside, Meadowbank or Awamoa. Get in touch with them and/or follow on Facebook for further information

Awamoa Football Club
Last few days to get your junior football registration in for the 2022 season. Closes April 7th to get the early bird price and guarantee a spot on a team. Any inquiries,
Follow links to register:
For First Kicks. For players born in 2016, 2017.
For 7-8th grade. For players born in 2014, 2015.
For 9-10th grade. For players born in 2012, 2013.
For 11-13th grade. For players born in 2009, 2010, 2011.

Community Notices
  • Waitaki Recreation Centre - VACANCY - CLEANER
    We have a VACANCY for a CLEANER at the Rec Centre!  CLEANER - Monday to Friday, preferably early morning start, however it is negotiable. 4 hours daily (20 hours per week).
    Attention to detail, ability to work unsupervised, great initiative and being a team player are key attributes for the role.
    Email your application to or phone Diane 021 08150688 for more details. Applications close Friday 8 April.  (NZ residency and valid NZ work visa required)

    Thanks and Nga mihi
     Diane Talanoa - Manager, ph 021 08150688, Waitaki Community Recreation Centre
  • School Holiday Guide - please see the flyer attached to the email

  • The Wild Dunedin Festival has over 100 events celebrating nature during the April school holidays including deals on albatross and penguin tours, boat trips, surfing lessons and the Resistance Climbing Gym. Many events are for young people and most are free.

    Here's a link to the Festival programme where you can find out what's on and make bookings.

    Keep up with all the latest information on our Facebook page.

    Nga mihi
    Suzanne Middleton
    Wild Dunedin NZ Festival of Nature

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