Dear Parents and Whanau
I am well and truly settled into St Joseph's having now been here a month. I have met many of you in the school grounds, sports fields and parish. I look forward to meeting more of you in the near future.
Our property decisions are still up in the air. The Bishop has placed a hold on decisions until he has more clarity on the parish's wishes and stability. We will keep you updated as soon as we have something concrete to share.
The two teaching awards covering primary school education (Teachers and Principals) have not had their awards settled. Unfortunately, this is heading to industrial action and may well mean disruption to our children. Voting on what action teachers will take across the country is happening at present.
The Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme is taking place. Next week, our Police Education Officer - Jay Morris will be conducting lessons in individual classes to reinforce the message of keeping your children as safe as possible at home, in the community and at school.
A reminder that the Pie n Milo lunches are on a Wednesday. Please remember to name your child's pie and include their year level. A named cup and 50 cents are also required.
The Mufti Day was a great success with five boxes of non-perishable items being delivered to the St Vincent de Paul pantry for whanau in need.