Thursday, 30 June 2016

1. Principal News - Week 9 Term 3

Meeting in Cromwell
Yesterday I spent time sharing Term 3 information with Jill Baird who is preparing to take over as Acting Principal for next term. Jill is a very experienced retired Catholic principal and we are fortunate to have her come and live in Oamaru for a term until our new principal starts in Term 4. Jill is keen to meet you all and support our wonderful staff  and children as well as be part of the St Patrick's parish.

Jill and I will be spending today with twenty principals from the Otago Southland Catholic Principal's Association. I am fortunate to be leading the principals through a visioning day to help ensure the future of Catholic education remains strong within our diocese. You can learn about the visioning day at this link.

Student Blogger Subway Award of the Week
This week's award goes to Corbin Fraser. Corbin has a popular blog with a wide audience and already almost 12,00 views. You can access Corbin's blog via this link and learn about his science inquiry, the Trinity design and read about Corbin's inspirational Great Grandad.


Mid Year Reports and Online bookings for interviews next week
The teachers have written reports and are preparing for the student, parent and teacher meetings that will take place on Monday 4th July and Tuesday 6th July from 3:15-8:00pm. Reports will go home tomorrow, Friday 1st July. All families are expected to show their support for their children's learning by making a time to attend an interview. The interviews can be booked online by going to www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and typing in the school code z7hpv If you need help, please contact Anne or Paula in the office and they can make the booking for you.

Board News
I attended my final board meeting on Tuesday night.  We farewelled Des Burke, Lynne Cullimore and Ann Dooley who have all been on the board for a significant number of years during my time at St Joseph's. They have all contributed keenly and have been very supportive of our school and our Catholic special character. Bev Conlan our board chair also welcomed Rose Davies and Paul Cartlidge to the board. 
Our board have been working hard behind the scenes with extra meetings during the term as part of the important work of appointing the new principal. Applications closed last Friday and shortlisting takes place this evening with interviews at the end of the term. Thanks to Bev and our hardworking board for their dedication to our school and parish by ensuring such a thorough appointment process takes place.

Each meeting starts with a prayer from one of the board members. I thought I would share this prayer with you from parent trustee Michael Plieger. Michael and Tracy have Elizabeth in Year 8 and Samuel in Year 6 as well as Nicholas who attends St Kevin's.
Thanks to all of our board members who show us how to Reach for the Stars as Lifelong Learners in the Catholic faith. 

Loving and gracious God
We thank you for your blessings for the successful outcome of our meeting as we continue to seek your guidance, strength, courage and wisdom so that the decisions we make positively ensure the best outcomes for our students.
Lord, please bless the new board members, may they feel our welcome and support.  Help us to work together and encourage each other as we all with sincere hearts remain humble and faithful in what we do.  Lord we thank you for the departing board members for their dedication, hard work and wisdom.  May they be blessed in their future endeavours knowing the appreciation that we all have for their generous gifts of their effort and time. 
Lord, we thank you for Jenny our principal.  May your blessing pour down on her as she makes a new future in Australia.  May you always remain a source of strength and courage for her in her life.  May she be encouraged by our appreciation of her leadership and dedication and for what she has achieved.  May our good wishes travel with her.

All glory be to you both now forever through Christ and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.  Amen

2. Special Character - Week 9 Term 2 2016

Tomorrow, Friday 1st July, we will be having a special Mass for Mrs Jenny Jackson to thank her for sharing ten years of her life with us as Principal. We hope you will join us to share this wonderful celebration at 1.30 pm in the Basilica.

WE ARE THE CHURCH

Church Strand/Community of saints

te whanau a te karaiti

Year 1/belonging
year 2/gathering, celebrating, living god's presence
year 3/called to be like jesus
year 4/called to service
year 5/the church celebrates
year 6/the church as a pilgrim people
year 7/the teaching church
year 8/the living church









Ann Dooley/Co.DRS










3. School Notices and Sports Draw - Week 9, Term 2 2016

Altar Servers
Saturday 2nd July -Joseph & Sebastian Spillane, Bronson Bartlett, Max Fatafehi and Isabella McNaught
Sunday 3rd July - Jonathan Jorgensen and Arthur Cartlidge

Birthday Greetings to:
Mya Lindsay, Mikayla Criddle, Anthony Chen, Kaycee-Mae Gibbins and Bronson Bartlett

Farewell Miss Bing
Last week we said goodbye to Miss Bing who has spent one day a week over the last 12 months teaching our Yr 4-8 students manderin and learning about chinese culture.  We wish her all the best in her new venture as she is travelling to the United States to do a masters paper for the next 3 years. Good luck Bing.








Gymnastics
There will not be any gymnastic classes for the next two Friday's and it will resume again on Friday 29th July at 3.00 pm.

Mufti Day
There will be a mufti day next Friday 8th July for Caritas for the Solomon Islands.  Gold coin donation.

Rugby 11/12 year grade
The North Otago Rugby Football Union got some feedback in the weekend about the 11/12 grade and all the teams that are involved in it.
"Hi just wanted to give a big shout out to all coaches, players and supporters involved in the 11/12 grade.  Players and sidelines have been great from what I've seen and the spirit of rugby has been great with players helping opponents up and foul play has been almost non-existent.  Kids are playing hard and then leaving what happened on the field behind and talking amongst each other.  Keep it up everyone !!"

School Mass

There is a farewell Mass for Jenny Jackson at 1.30 pm at St Patrick's Basilica.  Please check your child's bag for the note regarding the Mass.  There is no celebration kotuitui tomorrow due to the Mass.

School Production
Our school production called 'Slice of Heaven' will be held on Thursday 7th July at 6.30 pm sharp in the St Kevin's auditorium.  Doors open from 6.00 pm and the children are to arrive no later than 6.15 pm in their costumes. Classes from Yr 4-8 will be performing skits from different countries in the world. Tickets are available from the school office for a $2.00 donation and will be limited due to the number of people we can have in the auditorium so get in quick as there may not be any door sales. The Home and School are organising a sausage sizzle before hand from 5.30 pm and ice blocks and trumpets will be on sale at half time so please bring some money.
Skiing
All skiing money ($205.00) has to be paid to the school office by Monday 4th July.

Subway
Please remember that you can only order a 6" subway and not a foot long.

Welcome
We warmly welcome Jac Bradley who started school this week to our new entrants class.

Community Notices 
  • Musical Theatre Oamaru - presents Time Warp at the Scottish Hall from 3-6 August.  A three course catered meal and show.  Tickets $50 per person.  For bookings email tickets@mto.org.nz or phone 434 3036.
  • Gemstone Jewellery & Craft Fair - held on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July at the Scottish Hall from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.  $1.00 admission.
  • School Holiday Performing Arts Workshops - held at the Oamaru Opera House from July 12-14th from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm daily for ages 8 yrs - 18 yrs.  Cost $50 for all the workshops.  For more information or to register phone 028 405 8672 or email performitnz@gmail.com
  • Waitaki Recreation Centre classes - please see the attached email for their flyers regarding the 'Winter Warm Up", "10 Week Circuit Challenge" and the "Triangle Health 12 week programme".
  • Forrester Gallery Holiday Programme - from 19th - 22nd July.  Click the link to see what is onhttps://culturewaitaki.org.nz/forrester-gallery/event/winter-holiday-programme

WINTER SPORTS DRAW - WEEK 9

Netball - Saturday 2nd July
-  Goal-a-thon money has to be handed back to your coach by the first week of term 3.
-  This is the last day of netball for the term and it will resume again on Saturday 30th July.
Intermediate 1.1
9.00 am - St Joseph's Gold v OIS Diamonds – Pearsons

Intermediate 1.2
10.00 am - St Joseph’s Rebels v OIS Ferns – Sport & Outdoors

Year 5/6 Big Hoops
9.00 am - St Joseph's Ferns v Valley Tactix – Court 2

Year 5/6 Small Hoops (Double Header Games)
9.00 am – St Joseph's Warriors v Athletic Mini Copper – Fitness 24
11.00 am – St Joseph’s Warriors v Fenwick Ferns – Fitness 24

Year 3/4
10.00 am – St Joseph’s Steel v Ardgowan Aces  
11.00 am - St Joseph’s Maroon v Pembroke Gold

Year 1/2
10.00 am –

Umpires
10.00 am – Yneke Edzes, Antonia Black, Tegan Souness and Skyla Ludemann
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Rugby - Saturday 2nd July – DUTY ST JOSEPHS
5 yrs 
10.00 am – St Joseph’s Maroon v Excelsior Tigers – WCS 9a
10.00 am – Maheno v St Joseph’s Blue – Maheno

7/8 yrs
11.00 am – St Joseph’s v Valley Gold – WCS 8

9/10 yrs – Friday 1st July
6.00 pm – St Joseph’s v Valley – WCS 5

11/12 yrs
11.00 am – St Joseph’s v Kurow/Union – WCS 2
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Football - Saturday 2nd July
Midget
11.00 am - St Joseph's Little Whites v Awamoa Tigers – Awamoa Park

Junior
9.30 am - St Joseph's White Knights v Riverside Phoenix – Showgrounds J2
9.30 am – St Joseph’s United v Riverside Pumas – Papakaio School
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Hockey – Tuesday 5th July
Kwicksticks
5.00 pm – QuickSticks v Papakaio

Hockey – Wednesday 6th July
MiniSticks
4.00 pm – Mixed Monkeys v Papakaio Gold

KiwiSticks
4.30 pm – Mixed Magic v Five Fork Panthers
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Miniball - Tuesday 5th July
The draw was unavailable at the time the sports draw went to print.  Please check the notice board and Facebook for the draw.
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Basketball - Wednesday 6th July
The draw was unavailable at the time the sports draw went to print.  Please check the notice board and Facebook for the draw.

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4. Diary Dates - Week 9, Term 2 2016

JULY
Friday 1                    -  Reports sent home
                                 -  All library books due back today
                                 -  Farewell Mass for Jenny Jackson at 1.30 pm in the basilica *
Monday 4                 -  Parent Meetings from 3.15 to 8.00 pm
                                 -  Junior school – Ronald McDonald Road Safety Show
                                 -  Ski money due in today *
Tuesday 5                -  School production rehearsal at SKC for Yr 4-8
                                 -  Film Awards at 7.00 pm at SKC
                                 -  Induction meeting for new families at 7.00 pm *
Wednesday 6            -  Parent Meetings from 3.15 to 8.00 pm
Thursday 7               -  School Mass at 9.15 am
                                 -  School Production – Slice of Heaven from 6.30 pm
Friday 8                    -  Caritas Mufti Day for the Solomon Islands, gold coin donation *
                                 -  School finishes for term 2
Monday 25               -  School resumes for term 3
Thursday 28             -  School Mass at 9.15 am
                                 -  Yr 7 ECB & Young Vinnies

AUGUST
Tuesday 2                 -  ICAS  - English
Wednesday 10          -  Cross Country for the whole school at the race course
Monday 15               -  Maths Week
Tuesday 16               -  ICAS – Maths
Wednesday 17          -  Cross Country postponement date
Sunday 21                -  First Communion
Monday 22               -  North Otago Cross Country
Thursday 25             -  North Otago Cross Country postponement day
Wednesday 31          -  Kids for Kids

SEPTEMBER
Thursday 22             -  Singing Cup 

Thursday, 23 June 2016

1. Principal News Week 8 Term 2

Student Blogger Subway Award of the week
This week's award goes to Fergus McMullan in Year 7. You can read Fergus' science inquiry essay and learn about the Amazon Rainforest in South America, science experiments and artwork around the Holy Spirit and the Trinity by going to this link.


Mid Year Reports and Online bookings for interviews Week 10
The teachers are busy writing reports and preparing for the student, parent and teacher meetings that will take place on Monday 4th July and Tuesday 6th July from 3:15-8:00pm. Reports will go home on Friday 1st July. All families are expected to show their support for their children's learning by making a time to attend an interview. The interviews can be booked online by going to www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and typing in the school code z7hpv If you need help, please contact Anne or Paula in the office and they can make the booking for you.


Film Makers in Schools 2016
Due to the success of the film maker project with our St Joseph's students last year we have had another group of our Senior Hub children participate in the project this year. Special thanks to Maddie Maxwell and Bridget Ellis who  lead this innovative programme. You are all invited to attend the Festival and Awards Night on Tuesday 5th July at St Kevin's College and find out more about our St Joseph's film entry.



Thanks to all of our children who consistently aim high and Reach for the Stars as Lifelong Learners in the Catholic Faith.

2. Special Character Week 8 Term 2 2016

Church Strand/Community of saints

te whanau a te karaiti

Year 1/belonging
year 2/gathering, celebrating, living god's presence
year 3/called to be like jesus
year 4/called to service
year 5/the church celebrates
year 6/the church as a pilgrim people
year 7/the teaching church
year 8/the living church








3. School Notices and Sports Draw - Week 8, Term 2 2016

Altar Servers
Saturday 25th June - Elenoa & Halalova Asi, Seth Sinclair, Lachlan Brookes and Elizabeth Plieger
Sunday 26th June - Jerome Misiloi, Hana & Zara Davies and Molly-May Mestrom

Birthday Greetings to:
Summer Moriarty, Rolfe Patalbo, Makayla Bean, Sione Tuuefiafi, Atlanta Williams-McDowell, Riley Little, Kristiana Whiston, Samuel Keno, Alexie Phillips and Jac Bradley.

Congratulations
Netball - Well done to Tegan Souness and Cushla Bridges who made the North Otago Yr 8 and 7 teams respectively and to Antonia Black and Harriet Heaphy who are the non travelling reserves for the Yr 8 team.  They play two tournaments in August in Timaru and Dunedin.

Basketball - Well done to Campbell Fowler and Baxter Lewis who made the North Otago U13 Boys Basketball team.  They have a tournament in July, qualifying tournament in August with Southern Nationals in October.

Library Books

Could all library books please be returned to the box outside the school office by Friday 1st July.

Community Notices

  • Active Kids Holiday Programme - runs from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd J|uly from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm at the Waitaki Recreation Centre.  It costs $6.00 per day and eight sports will be on offer throughout the week, delivered by local sports clubs.  The programme is subsidised  by the North Otago Lions Club.  Registrations are now open at www.sportsground.co.nz/waitakicrc/101510/
SPORTS DRAW - WEEK 8
Netball - Saturday 25th June
Intermediate 1.1
10.00 am - St Joseph's Gold v Kurow – Pearsons

Intermediate 1.2
10.00 am - St Joseph’s Rebels v Athletic Mini Maroon – Sport & Outdoors

Year 5/6 Big Hoops
10.00 am - St Joseph's Ferns v Athletic Mini Zinc – Court 2

Year 5/6 Small Hoops
11.00 am – St Joseph's Warriors v Athletic Mini Copper – Fitness 24

Year 3/4
10.00 am – St Joseph’s Maroon v Pembroke Sparks  
11.00 am - St Joseph’s Steel v Valley Magic Red  

Year 1/2
10.00 am –

Umpires
9.00 am – Yneke Edzes and Antonia Black
11.00 am – Tegan Souness, Harriet Heaphy & Skyla Ludemann
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Rugby - Saturday 25th June
5 yrs 
10.30 am – St Joseph’s Maroon v Maheno – WCS 9b
10.30 am – Old Boys v St Joseph’s Blue – WCS 9a

7/8 yrs
10.00 am – Athletic Gold v St Joseph’s – WCS 8

9/10 yrs
11.00 am – Excelsior/Old Boys v St Joseph’s – WCS 1

11/12 yrs – Friday 25th June
6.00 pm –Valley v St Joseph’s – Valley
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Football - Saturday 25th June
Midget
11.00 am - St Joseph's Little Whites v Awamoa Lions – Awamoa Park

Junior
9.30 am - St Joseph's White Knights v Awamoa Kings – Awamoa Park
9.30 am – St Joseph’s United v Meadowbank Minnions – Showgrounds J2
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Hockey – Tuesday 28th June
Kwicksticks
5.00 pm – QuickSticks v West Navys

Hockey – Wednesday 29th June
MiniSticks
4.00 pm – Mixed Monkeys v Waimate Warriors

KiwiSticks
5.00 pm – Mixed Magic v Weston Wildcats
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Miniball - Tuesday 28th June
St Joseph’s Breakers are on duty on the back court and St Joseph’s Thunder are early duty on the front court.
4.15 pm – St Joseph’s Thunder v Fenwick Breakers – front court
4.15 pm – St Joseph’s Rebels v Pembroke Lakers – back court
5.15 pm – St Joseph’s Breakers v Fenwick Celtics – back court

Referee and Score bench
3.45 pm – St Joseph’s Thunder– referee and score bench
4.45 pm – St Joseph’s Rebels - referee
5.45 pm – St Joseph’s Breakers – referee and score bench
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Basketball - Wednesday 29th June
4.00 pm – St Joseph’s Cavaliers v Weston Wasps – front court
4.50 pm – St Joseph’s Bolts v OIS Storm - front court
4.50 pm – St Joseph’s Raptors v Wai-Troon – back court

Referee and Score bench
4.00 pm – St Joseph’s Bolts- referee
4.00 pm – St Joseph’s Raptors – referee and score bench
4.50 pm – St Joseph’s Cavaliers– referee
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4. Sports Photos - Week 8, term 2 2016

Last weekend Father Wayne visited the football, netball and rugby fields and took candid photos of our sports teams who were either just in break time, in the middle of a game or just finishing a game. Special thanks to all our coaches and managers who support our children both here at St Joseph's and St Kevin's and to all our wonderful supporters on the sidelines.

5. Diary Dates - Week 8, Term 2 2016

JUNE
Friday 24                 -  Technology for Yr 7 & 8 at St Kevin’s
                                    -  Celebration Kotuitui at 2.30 pm
                                    -  Gymnastics and Dance  Club starting today at 3.00 to 4.00 pm
Monday 27               -  Yr 6 class trip to Kakanui
Tuesday 28              -  Board of Trustee meeting
Thursday 30            -  North Otago Pasifika Fia Fia night
                                    -  School Mass at 9.15 am
                                    -  Yr 7 ECB and Young Vinnies
                                    -  Special Board Meeting at 7.00 pm *

JULY
Friday 1                     -  Reports sent home
                                     -  All library books due back today *
Monday 4                  -  Parent Meetings from 3.15 to 8.00 pm
                                     -  Junior school – Ronald McDonald Road Safety Show
Tuesday 5                 -  School production rehearsal at SKC for Yr 4-8
                                     -  Film Awards at 7.00 pm at SKC
Wednesday 6           -  Parent Meetings from 3.15 to 8.00 pm
Thursday 7               -  School Mass at 9.15 am
                                     -  School Production – Slice of Heaven from 6.30 pm
Friday 8                     -  School finishes for term 2
Monday 25               -  School resumes for term 3
Thursday 28            -  School Mass at 9.15 am
                                     -  Yr 7 ECB & Young Vinnies

AUGUST
Tuesday 2                  -  ICAS  - English
Wednesday 10          -  Cross Country for the whole school at the race course *
Monday 15                -  Maths Week
Tuesday 16                -  ICAS – Maths
Wednesday 17          -  Cross Country postponement date *
Sunday 21                  -  First Communion
Monday 22                 -  North Otago Cross Country *
Thursday 25              -  North Otago Cross Country postponement day *
Wednesday 31          -  Kids for Kids *

SEPTEMBER
Thursday 22              -  Singing Cup *