Friday 1 July 2022

Principal's News Term 2 Week 9 2022

House Basketball Tournament

This week we were extremely lucky to have Matt Brien with us to prepare the house leaders to organise the house basketball tournament as well as run coaching sessions for the whole school.  Matt is an ex-St Joseph's student who now plays basketball for the University of Nebraska.  He's also Paula's son.

Its been fantastic to watch the house captains running drills over lunchtime and younger children participating and learning together.

The house basketball tournament will be next Wednesday starting at 11.30am.  Whanau are encouraged to come and support the children.  Please remember this event is organised and run by our year 8 leaders who are learning how to do this.  It is fiercely contested, as the house points are close this term and the outcome of the tournament could decide the winning house for the term.

Movie Update

Last week our intermediate students spent two days working with specialist filmmakers learning how to take the dialogue shots which we hope will tell the story of the movie.  They learned how to act to the camera as well as how to be a film crew.  

Ellie and Eva acting in Kiwi Class's section
Sacramental Program

Congratulations to our children who received their First Reconciliation yesterday and to Milah and Isla who were Baptised.  Thank you to Mrs Misiloi, Fr Wayne and their parents for preparing them.


Yesterday our year 7 & 8s prepared food for the parish freezer as part of their Young Vinnies service.  Thank you to Adrienne Spillane, Michele Fatafehi, Rowan Stringer, Adele Whiston and Mrs Winders for supervising Takahe.  A special shout out to Mrs Spillane who initiated and organised the project.  Please remember we would love for families to donate a meal or baking item for our parish freezer then we can reach out to one of our school families in case of illness or bereavement.  Please consider making and bringing a meal or baking for the freezer, because one day it could be your family who receives a little bit of love back from the freezer. 
  • Wednesday 6th July 11am - House Basketball Tournament - THIS WILL BE A HOUSE COLOUR MUFTI DAY
  • There will be no assembly next Friday in week 10.  
  • We will do certificates at 2.45pm next Wednesday.  Families are welcome to come.

Monday 8th August
Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th November

Our movie will screen next term, date and location are still being decided.

Ma te Atua e manaaki a aroha,
(God bless, and love)

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