Newsletter Week 6 Term 2 2022

St Joseph's Catholic School Morrinsville - June 7th

Principal's Message

Kia ora Koutou,

We are halfway through Term 2 and we have lots of exciting events coming up. Tomorrow is our school cross country and we would love to see you there. Everyone is welcome! Children can come to school in their house coloured t-shirt and PE shorts tomorrow. No need for full school uniform.

Make sure you book your time for student led conferences. The first session is Wednesday 8 June and the second session is Tuesday 14 June. Our staff look forward to seeing you and for our students to showcase their learning. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the class teachers.

The Catholic Intermediate Schools Winter Tournament has been postponed until 21 June. Thank you for all of the offers of transport and support. Hopefully you are available on the 21 June!

Keep an eye on our school calendar which is available on our website This will have updates and what's on over the next few weeks.

Have a fantastic week, take care and God bless.


Andrea Colebourn


Our Year 7 and 8 Superstars!

Last week, fifteen of our year 7/8 students competed in the Waikato Catholic Intermediate Schools General Knowledge Quiz, which was hosted by Marian Catholic School. There were lots of sections and questions firing. We are pleased to announce that our school came FIRST!

Here are the results:

1st. St Joseph's Catholic School Morrinsville. 53.20

2nd St Joseph's Catholic School Fairfield 49.67

3rd. St Pius Catholic School Hamilton 48.00

4th St Paul's Catholic School Ngaruawahia. 40.16

Congratulations to all involved.

Student Led Conferences - First Date Tomorrow

We are really pleased to have our students lead and show you their learning.

If you haven't already made a booking you can do so for next weeks date by following the below link and using our unique code as shared on Seesaw.

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Whole School Cross Country Tomorrow - Everyone is welcome to join us

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Reflections from Whakatipu Hub

Whakatipu hub have been learning how to use Google Drawing to manipulate an image by creating and rotating layers. Our RE focus for the week was ‘love one another’ - we chose images that reflected how we felt about God and His creations. Scripture from the Gospel of John remind us of God’s love. Thank you Whakatipu Hub for these thoughtful reflections.
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Parish Catering Team ... Can You Assist

We are a group of volunteers who cater for funerals

(and sometimes other functions) at the

St Joseph’s Church, Morrinsville.

This is rather a social activity, as we get to chat as well as provide a vital service to our Parish family, at a time of need.

We have a morning crew, who prepare sandwiches and set up and an afternoon crew who serve and clean up.

If you could spare an occasional 2 hours to help, please contact

Barbara ph 027 309 4362 for more information. Many thanks.

Congratulations to our core value certificate recipients. You are shining!

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This weekend, the Church celebrated Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year that concludes the Easter season and celebrates the beginning of the Church.

Here's what you need to know about the feast day:

The timing and origins of Pentecost

Pentecost always occurs 50 days after the death and resurrection of Jesus, and ten days after his ascension into heaven. Because Easter is a moveable feast without a fixed date, and Pentecost depends on the timing of Easter, Pentecost can fall anywhere between May 10 and June 13.

Pentecost is the celebration of the person of the Holy Spirit coming upon the Apostles, Mary, and the first followers of Jesus, who were gathered together in the Upper Room.

A "strong, driving" wind filled the room where they were gathered, and tongues of fire came to rest on their heads, allowing them to speak in different languages so that they could understand each other.

It was right after Pentecost that Peter, inspired by the Holy Spirit, preached his first homily to Jews and other non-believers, in which he opened the scriptures of the Old Testament, showing how the prophet Joel prophesied events and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

Upcoming Events

  • Jumping June underway
  • Whole School Cross Country - Wednesday, June 8th
  • (postponement date June 9th)
  • Student Led Parent Teacher Interviews-Wednesday, June 8th
  • Student Led Parent Teacher Interviews-Tuesday, June 14th
  • Inter-school Cross Country-Wednesday, June 15th
  • Pizza Day - Thursday, June 23rd
  • Matariki holiday observed-Friday, June 24th
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