Newsletter Week 8 Term 4
St Joseph's School Waipukurau 7th December 2022
Kua takoto te manuka
The leaves of the manuka tree have been laid down
Know this my beloved brothers, let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger
Kia Ora whanau,
Our whakatauku this week is a form of wero, that is performed in very formal situations on the Marae. It is when you are challenged and you answer that challenge depending on how you pick up the leaves. The wero is to see whether you come in peace or as an enemy. This proverb is used when being challenged, or you have a challenge ahead of you. Together with James’s gospel quote, we are reminded of the need to demonstrate our school values of respect. Making sure we listen and respond in ways that are open minded, reflective and supportive.
Leading in Faith, Learning for Life
Transition - The new school year may be a challenge, what we do, say and how we react when thoughtfully shared is the measure of our success as adults.
We know that transitions have a massive impact on children's development and emotional well-being. Therefore, we continue to prepare our students for change by creating opportunities of our learners to experience change ahead of time in an order to relieve any anxiety they may have.
This month, not only has the college provided an opportunity for our Year 8’s to experience a day at College, we have provided our tamariki with the opportunity to engage in what could be their new learning environment in the new school year. You will be informed of our class composition for the new school year and which class your child will be in next week.
Congratulations - Venturing off to college may be a challenge for some, how we support and set our tamariki up for success is a measure of our success as adults.
In this regard we would like to congratulate the Kuklinkski whanau for the successful scholarship achievement for Alfie as he heads of to St Johns in the new year. Alfie has been awarded the Hiberian Society Scholarship to attend St Johns in Napier. Ma te Atua e manaaki.
We would also like to congratulate Lucy Nesbitt who attained Merit in her Grade 1 Trinity Exam and top marks for the Duet she played with her mum Alex.
St Josephs Road Patrol Team win CHB Road Patrol Cup for 2022
“’This week Senior Constable Che Lind and The School Traffic Safety teams from Central Hawkes Bay schools spent the day at Splash Planet. This was in recognition of their efforts this year keeping their students, and their communities safe on our roads. This day was funded by Central Hawkes Bay District Council with 150 students in attendance. Our St Joseph’s CHB school patrollers were the winners of the CHB Road Patrol Cup for 2022.
The students are pictured here with Senior Constable Che Lind and their Cup.”
This is evidence of our school values in action. Ngā mihi Senior Constable Che me Whaea Ngatel mō tōna awhinatia ki a matou tamariki.
We are so PROUD! of you all. He rawe koutou!
Central Hawkes Bay Primary School Athletics 2022
Congratulations to all our inter school Athletes, you all demonstrated our school values as you participated in your respective events. Special Acknowledgement goes to our place achieving finalists.
Rylee Hodgetts 2nd Place Girls Open Long Jump
Alfie Kuklinski 3rd Place Boys Open Long Jump
Hannah Del Mar 2nd Place Year 7 & 8 Girls 200m
Ashtyne Ramos 2nd Place Year 5 & 6 Girls 100m
Ashtyne Ramos 3rd Place Year 5 & 6 Girls 200m
He mihi nui Whaea Sarah mō tō awhinatia ki o tātou tamariki/Thank you Whaea Sarah for helping our students
Rooms 1 & 3 Dannevirke Adventure
All positive, appreciative comments were shared when our Room 1 & 3 students returned for their fun day in the sun. Thank you to all our parent volunteers for helping to make the day a huge success.
A wonderful cosy, night was had by everyone who enjoyed the PFG Movie night last Friday. Our utmost thanks to our dedicated PFG members who, although small in numbers are big in heart. Thank you for always putting our students first in your own very busy work schedules. The community culture-building opportunities you are providing 'everyone' at St Joseph's are appreciated and your time is valued.
Ngā mihi nui koutou katoa mō to awhinatia ki a matou tamariki
Jojo’s Donuts - Wednesday 14, Dec
We are excited to be able to offer 'Jojo's Donuts' an opportunity to grow this young local business. Josiah Chesswas (Mrs. Chesswas son) is the owner/operator of this young enterprise. Josiah has all health and hygiene certificates.
We look forward to next Wednesday's treat! - Thank you for your support.
School Mass - Wednesday 14, Dec
At St Josephs, we pride ourselves in providing a community environment, which is permeated by the spirit of the Gospel. Together with our parents we share and practise this sense of community in a communion of togetherness during mass. As is tradition in our school, we extend a warm welcome to all our whanau to join together to celebrate our Year 8’s last school mass at St Josephs. We ask that all students/whanau attend this rite of passage blessing next Wednesday 14 December at 5PM. The wearing of our school uniform is required.
Nau mai haere mai whanau!
St Josephs School Waipukurau - Prize Giving 2022 - Thursday 15, Dec
The Catholic social teaching principle of ‘Promotion of Peace’ - te whakatairanga i te rangimārie - is about peace as the fruit of justice and love. As we acknowledge and celebrate our learners progress and achievements this year, we reflect on the promotion of Peace and how we can continue to spread this good news.
Included in the program will be:
Class awards for: General Excellence, Merit, Diligence, Mana Toa
School awards for: Sports, Leadership, Christian Living, General Excellence, House Cup
Fr Paul Kerridge Scholarship Award
Led by our student leaders, our tamariki will share their Ngati Whai waiata and haka and the afternoon will include Christmas Carols and a holiday blessing. We look forward to seeing our whole school extended community in attendance.
Nau mai haere mai whanau ma.
Our Prizegiving ceremony will commence at 1PM in our parish church. This will be followed by a treat for our tamariki which includes water! - Without giving too much away, can all tamariki and adults who would like to get ‘wet’ please bring your togs or a change of clothes and a towel.
Please keep all our students, families, staff and Father Paul in your prayers as you enjoy a blessed and restful weekend.
Ma te Atua e manaaki
MESSAGE FROM OUR SCHOOL LEADERS
Tena koutou katoa
This year has gone so fast, we only have 2 weeks left of school and for the Year 8s this is their last two weeks of primary school ever!
Room 5 has been working on five fairy tale plays for a long period of time and the outcome of the plays was incredible! The whole school was lucky enough to have experienced the play and saw how much hard work Room 5 has put into all five plays.
This week on Friday Room 4 will be having a fun day to celebrate the end of the year. They are planning to walk across the road to the Tuki Tuki trail and river to explore our natural environment. They will then be having lunch and a play at the playground before finishing off with a swim at the A.W Parsons swimming pool.
Molly & Hannah
- Bring a smile to school
- Be kind to others
- Use the school values
This third Sunday of Advent we read, pray, and reflect on the joy that God's plan gives us (foretold by the prophets and fulfilled by the life and death of Christ), and we meditate on the promise of Christ's coming glory-filled return. The third Sunday of Advent is traditionally called Gaudete Sunday
Christmas Mass Times
Christmas Eve—5.30pm Carols, 6pm Mass @ St Joseph’s
Christmas Day—9.00am Carols, Mass at 9.30am @ St Patrick’s
PFG Update (St Joseph's Parents and Friends Fundrasing Group)
Friday - PIE day
Don't forget to get your orders in! Muffins have dropped in price!
Our end of year raffle tickets! This year we have some awesome prizes:
1st place $1,000 New World Voucher
2nd place $500 MTA
3rd place $200 New World Voucher
These will be $5 a ticket.
Please send books back once sold or unsold.
THERE ARE STILL TICKETS AVAILABLE IF YOU WOULD LIKE SOME MORE.
A big thank you to New World Waipukurau for their very generous donation to support us and BP Waipawa for your generous donation.
We had an awesome time watching "The Star", thank you to all those that could make it, we hope you had a nice evening!
Thank you everyone for your support and help throughout the year. Special mention to Mrs Jackson - you do so much to help us, thank you, Ella Jackson and Isla Malcolm for all your hard work sorting the pie orders each week for us, thank you.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or message the page.
Facebook page: St Joseph's Parents and Friends Group - Waipukurau
The PFG committee.
8th - Room 1,3 Transition morning at school
9th - Room 4 Water/River/Pool Field Day
12th - Year 8 Retreat
14th - Year 8 Mass & Whanau Dinner - 5.30pm
15th - Prizegiving - 1PM
16th - Last day of term/year - 1PM finish
30th - 1st Day of Term 1 2023
School Term Dates 2023
Term 1: Monday 30th January to Thursday 6th April
Public Holidays: Waitangi Day: 6th February, Good Friday 7th April
Term 2: Monday 24th April to Friday 30th June
Public Holidays: ANZAC Day 25th April, King's Birthday 5th June
Term 3: Monday 17th July to Friday 22nd September
Term 4: Monday 9th October to Friday 15th December
Public Holidays: HB Anniversary Day 20th October, Labour Day 23rd October