St Joseph's School Newsletter
10th August 2022
Welcome to week 3,
Thank you for your patience as we transition to HERO for reporting this year. Next week on HERO you will be able to access your child's English, Reading and Mathematics achievement in relation to expected learning levels. Learning posts will also become visible, these are samples of work and learning reflections your child has made this year.
Student/Parent/Teacher Goal Setting Conferences.
On Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd August we will be having conferences. You will be able to discuss your child's learning with the teacher and your child will lead setting a Key Competency goal.
It is disappointing that it looks like we will have to withdraw from the Op shop. Last year we received $12,000 which we were able to spend on student learning equipment, sports equipment and in other areas to support our students. As a school we have until next week to make our final decision, if you are able to assist please let the office know. We have 3 shifts per month- either a full day shift or half day with two people on at a time. Currently we only have 4 volunteers.
Board of Trustees- Nominations
Nomination forms are available on HERO or you can get a copy at the school office. These are due back on the 17th August. Please consider nominating yourself or someone, if you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact me.
Speeches and Poems
Year 0-3 will be doing Poem recitals this term
Year 4-8 will be doing Speeches this term.
St Joseph's Playgroup
On Thursday mornings from 9:00 -10:30 we welcome preschoolers and parents/caregivers to come along to a playgroup in Room 1 (Rimu). This is to assist with getting children ready to school and for potential enrolments to see what we are about at St Joseph's. We have a couple of local daycares that come along on rotation and we extend the invite to our school community as well.
Ma te Atua koutou e manaaki - God Bless
Students in Term 2 identified that they would like to start fundraising to build an orchard house (playhouse). As part of their learning they came up with many ways they could raise funds. The first one they would like to have is a Garage Sale. We will be having it on Saturday 20th August, 8.30am to 11am in the car park behind Barden Legal.
Students are able to start bringing things in for this sale now - please bear in mind if you are donating bigger items we do not have much storage so would appreciate these items delivered on the day or day before.
What can we do to help our local community?
Our upcoming Garage Sale is a great example of giving away stuff we don’t need and helping our community at the same time.
On August 6th we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration when Jesus appeared to some disciples in clothes of dazzling white and transformed from human to divine. It was in the practice of prayer that Jesus was transformed. Through our own prayer we can also allow ourselves to be transformed - to become more like the person Jesus wants us to be.
19th August - Accord Day - No school
20th August - School Garage Sale
22nd/23rd August - Student/Parent/Teacher Goal Setting conferences
23rd August - Year 0-4 Mine Visit
23rd August - No Technology for year 7/8
24th August - Year 5-8 Mine Visit
25th August - BOT meeting, 5.15pm
26th August - Daffodil Day
5th September - Hockey skills visit
9th September - Senior students, ASB Get Wi$e financial literacy program.
9th September - Mufti Day - Caritas
14th September - Grandparents/Grandfriends Day
22nd September - BOT meeting, 5.15pm
23rd September - Hockey Big Day Out, Ngatea
26th September - Mercy Cup of Tea Day
30th September - Term 3 ends
AGRICULTURAL DAY - CALF CLUB
Our school will have our annual calf club day on Friday 4th November. Children bring animals (calf, lambs, kid goat) they have raised and trained. It is now time for children to think about acquiring an animal. Please let Mrs Choat or Jan-Marie know if your child intends to have an animal for Calf Club.
LIBRARY UPDATE - TERM 3
Welcome back to the library everyone – there are lots of new books on display to help tempt you into reading something different – or more of your favourites if preferred.
It is great to see the library being used so much, however that also means that we always have a few books that are late in coming back. We currently have quite a few that have been out since before the holidays – some as far back as MAY – and it would be wonderful to see them back on the shelves for others to read. Every student with a late book has been given a Late Notice.
Library quizzes will be offered over the next couple of weeks and then for something different I am hoping to have a Dinosaur Week in the Library. Watch this space!!
God bless and regards
Senior Soccer is on Friday's at Waihi College top fields. Be at the college by 3.15pm. Players wear black shorts and football boots or sports shoes.
Return of uniforms
Year 3-4 football shirts. There are still a couple of shirts to come in. Please send washed shirts back to the school office asap.
Netball Uniforms. All uniforms are due back now. Please send washed uniform back to the school office asap.
Students arriving late or leaving early
There is a book in the office which needs to be signed by parents if they are dropping their child off after 9am and if they are leaving school early with them.
It is very important that this procedure is followed to keep all our tamariki safe.
Thank You St Joseph's Sponsors
To Our Schools & Community,
Our club is preparing for the new BMX season with some cool challenges & fun racing to be had at our Tuesday club nights starting 27th September 2022.
Our sport caters for all ages & skills on balance & pedal bikes, so come see what BMX is all about!
For all our kids on pedal bikes we invite your families to join us at our club nights & register for our 2022/2023 School Challenge.
Our club is also offering subsidised membership, so why not join a new sport for your entire family!
Attached is the registration link including our membership forms:
Strider Membership is only $5 per rider for 2022 & 2023 years.
Sprocket Membership is only $10
Challenge Membership is only $20