Newsletter Week 3 Term 2 2022

St Joseph's Catholic School Morrinsville - MAY 17th

Principal's Message

Kia ora Koutou,

It was so great to be able to open our doors and invite other schools into our kura. The Literacy Quiz went off today with a bang and our children loved the competition. Tomorrow Emma Hyde and Kerry Horan are hosting groups of teachers from our other Catholic Schools discussing innovative learning spaces. This kind of onsite access hasn't taken place for a while, but now that we are in orange level, we can! We also invite our parents and caregivers to come into our school as well. Our only requirement is that a mask is to be worn. We look forward to seeing you.

Term 2 and Term 3 is winter uniform time. Everyone must be in full winter uniform by Monday 16 May. Thank you for organising this for our children. We do have a reasonable selection of items available in our second hand section so feel free to check it out!

The artwork, “Holy Mary, Mother of God, Assumed into Heaven” in our parish today, Tuesday: 5pm Rosary, 5.30pm Mass in Morrinsville. You are welcome to view it.

Have a fantastic week, take care and God bless.


Andrea Colebourn


EPro8 2022 - Well Done

Well done to our four teams of talented students who attended the regional EPro8 Challenge last week at Morrinsville Intermediate. The teams were made to think outside the square as they raced against the clock to complete tasks. Our Year 5's were placed 9th, Year 6's placed 4th, Year 7's placed 8th and Year 8's placed 2nd. We wish our Year 8 team all the best as they now go through to the Grand Final in Hamilton next month.

The EPro8 Challenge is an inter-school science and engineering competition. Every year over 10,000 students from 800 schools throughout New Zealand take part. Students are challenged to complete a series of challenges designed to promote science and engineering. A great skill to have.

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Waikato Catholic Interschools Literacy Quiz

Once again Mr Bennett has organised an amazing event. Today we had 24 teams from eight schools competing for the top title. The quiz consists of 100 questions based on novels and picture books. Jeff started this event five years ago as a way of preparing for the Waikato Literacy Quiz that takes place each year. The event keeps growing and blossoming. Thank you so much Mr B! Results will be available shortly.

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

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Can you help? Morrinsville Netball/Rugby Fun Day

We have teams entered into the Morrinsville Netball/Rugby Fun Day next Tuesday 23 May and we need assistance with the following:

1x umpire for Year 3/4 touch team

2x managers and 2x umpire for Year 3/4 netball

1x umpire for Year 5/6 tackle (needs to be confident and know their stuff)

1x manager and 3x umpire for Year 5/6 netball

If you know of anyone that could help, we would be most grateful!

Netball 2022 - Subs Due

REMINDER: Subs to be paid promptly in full please by THIS Friday, May 20th to the Netball account - details as noted in information shared with players. Thank you.


We will be holding a Baptism course for older children shortly in the Parish, early/mid June. Dates and times are still being sorted, and will in part depend on the number of people interested. The program will be for both the children and parents, and will be held over two sessions.

We have sent and invitation home today. If you are interested, just let us know. Names are needed by 20 May 2022.

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Taku Wairua

Yesterday our year 5 and 6 students had a visit from local police as part of the self esteem programme 'Taku Wairua.' The children were able to interview our police asking questions about the role through to goals and challenges. What a great way to start the week! We even had some people in handcuffs but lucky the key was handy!
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Refreshed Religious Education Curriculum

Last week Jemma Van Eijk, myself, John Assen and Jessica Van Leeuwen (Board members) attending a professional development opportunity on the progress of the refreshed RE curriculum that is currently being designed. There are such great resources being made and so much work has gone into thinking about what makes us Catholic. The refreshed curriculum is in its early draft stages but we came away with awesome ideas to try. Watch this space

PFC Fundraiser - Oxford Pies

PFC Fundraiser - Oxford Pies and More

Thank you so much for all the amazing orders.

Your orders can be collected by an adult preferably

THIS Friday, May 20th from Room 10 between 2.30 - 3.30pm

Once you have collected your orders then deliver to

your buyers to enjoy.

Thank You for Support St Josephs School PFC

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Upcoming Events

  • May - Month of Mary
  • Cross Country Training underway
  • Sacred Heart Open Evenings HN - May 18th 19th
  • St Johns Info Evening HN - May 19th
  • House Spirit Hour - Friday, May 20th
  • PFC Oxford Pies collection day - Friday, May 20th
  • Rugby/Netball Fun Day- Tuesday, May 24th
  • St Johns visiting Yr 8 boys on site - Wednesday, May 25th
  • BOT Meeting - Wednesday May 25th
  • Pizza Day - Thursday, June 2nd
  • Queens Birthday Weekend - Monday, June 6th
  • Jumping June underway
  • Whole School Cross Country - Thursday, June 9th

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