St Joseph's Student Newsletter
Term 3 Week 10 - 28th September 2022
The newsletter this week is so full of special things our school mates have been up to. Wow! We should be real proud of each other. Editors
Let's have a great end to Term 3!
9am - Mass
After mass we will serve the parish a "Good cup of Tea' and read them some books.
- 11am onwards you can change into Mufti (non-uniform for the rest of the day)
11am - Last day of Term team challenges - bring your awesomeness
Lunchtime - IF IT IS FINE BRING WHEELS
1:30 Mercy Day activities.
ROLLERSKATING (Don't forget to buy your tickets)
We have prayed this week for Colleen McHardy who painted this wonderful artwork of our school. Colleen passed away this week our love and prayers are with her family.
Eternal rest grant unto Colleen, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Hockey Big Day Out
Last Friday we went to Hockey big day out. It was fun. There was a canteen where you could get hot dogs and other treats. There were a few schools there and the Black sticks who taught us how to play.
We won lots of games and had lots of fun.
Students took part in the local RTLB Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori Language week art competition.
It was very exciting to have quite a few winners form our school.
Noah – Age 7
Michelle J – Age 8
Armaan – Age 9
Safire – Age 11
Ashtyn – Age 12
Awesome mahi. You are so amazing.
St Joseph's Waihi School went to the Museum to learn about mining history. First we went to a room. Then Debbie talked about mining history with a powerpoint. I learned miners put their thumb under the cart to get it chopped off! They got compensation. so the cart can go to the rail without being stuck.
Next we went to see models about mining history. I learned when company stopped working; there were radio, tv, bikes to keep the Waihi community alive and somethings were cheap and something s were expensive.
After that we went back to the room and did puzzle and match the word with the picture. I found out miners get paid five dollars a week.
Finally we did a quizz. Debbie chose 4 smart people and 4 loud people. Debbie asked a question and the 4 loud people were the buttons and the 4 smart people had to touch their head and tell the answer.
After the quizz we went back to school and the Waihi Museum was fun. I felt happy and a little scared. The models of the prisioner's were scary and l liked the mine shaft.
On Monday (18th September) our school (St Joseph's ,Waihi) went to the museum (in Waihi). To get to the Museum we went in the school van. (When I say WE I mean everybody EXCEPT me and Jaycee).
So when we did get there (Not on the School Van) we went inside and walked into the room with a bunch of chairs. So me and mu friends sat at the back. After we sat in our seats a lady named Debbie told us about when the gold mine was first discovered and how people carried their lunch and stuff like that.
After that the teachers split us into 2 groups one of the groups went into the museum area and the rest of us were doing activities like puzzles.
Me and Jaycee decided to do a competition on who could solve a puzzle first... he won. When the other group was done we went into the place with all the exhibits and stuff.
In conclusion I liked the Museum because it was creepy and cool because of the thumb and the jail cells. The only reason I'm ending this is because I ran out of time.
Holiday entertainment- Sand Art
Available in the school office. Great for holidays or for presents for others.
Pre-made packs include: coloured sand, templates for art work. $5 per pack
Zespri Virtual Adventure
"In Term 4, our class will be participating in the Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure. It’s a fun program that runs for 5 weeks and encourages activity, drinking plenty of water, and other simple daily actions to support health and wellbeing. We’d love whānau to follow along, or join in the action. You can sign up for information at www.youngandhealthy.org.nz and you’ll go in the draw for prizes too!"
Starts 20th October and finishes 24th November
Biting, sliding, flying
slipping, sliding through grass
galloping, nuzzling, neighing
through the deep forest,
Swimming, shimmering, digging
Basking in the sun
By, Daena and Georgia
Sunflowers and Tomatoes
Our plants are growing really well and we are very excited earning about our plants.
We hope to plant out the Sunflowers this week and the Tomatoes after the holidays.
30th September - Mercy Cup of Tea Day (Transferred from Monday 26th September)
30th September - Term 3 ends
17th October - Term 4 starts
24th October - Labour Day
26th October- Mathathon
31st October - Year 7/8 Regeneration Day - Hamilton
4th November - Ag Day
25th November - Catholic Schools Athletic Day
9th December - Accord Day (Teacher only day)
12- 13th December - Middle and Senior Waitawheta Camp
20th December - Last day of school for 2022