Newsletter Week 4 Term 4 2022

St Joseph's Catholic School Morrinsville - November 8th

Principal's Message

Nau mai, haere mai St Joseph’s Whanau

The seasons have definitely changed and the big final push in learning is underway. It is always great to see young people utilizing their new knowledge and understanding and applying it to the way they participate in school life and their new challenges in learning.

Summer School Uniform: All students should now be in full regulation summer uniform, which includes a regulation sun hat. Any student without a sun hat will be asked to stay under the shade cloth during break times. We also ask that you please take the time to put suntan lotion on your children before they head off to school. We all have to be SunSmart.

Missions Day: was a great success and one in which we saw children come to the fore implementing creative activities with the purpose of raising money to help people in need overseas. The resulting $3,200 for overseas missions was very pleasing. Children had their awareness raised of the bigger world beyond New Zealand and that they can make a difference for people less well off than themselves.

ICAS Awards Congratulations to all recipients who received their ICAS Awards at Assembly this week. A great effort! Well done indeed.

Senior Camp: the bus left on time this morning with an excited load of children all heading to Rotorua and some great experiences. We will update you on our next newsletter.

This Week

Wednesday: Senior Camp Students return after two days in Rotorua.

Friday: St John’s College representative visits St Joseph’s Year 8s Friday

Next Week

Wednesday: Scripture Reading opportunity for Years 5-8

Thursday: School Athletics Day 9:30am - 3:00pm on our grounds - all welcome to attend.

A prayer for the coming week:

Dear Lord

We thank you for the life you have given us

We thank you for the blessing it is to live in this country

We thank you for shelter over our heads and food on our tables

We pray for those in countries less fortunate than ourselves

We pray that we might have generous hearts

to help Your missions overseas and in our own country.


Every blessing and have a great week.

Paul Cooper

Relieving Principal

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Congratulations Team

Congratulations to our Year 7/8 Cross Country team,

Tobias Hotene-Wilson, Carla Roskam, Mila Williams, Alex Maddever, Emma Butler and Charlie Vowles who represented our school at the Waikato Full Primary Schools Cross County Championship.

Recognised for their achievement on the course were Emma Butler : 3rd Year 7 Girls and Tobias Hotene-Wilson : 3rd Year 7 Boys, with the team being awarded the overall trophy First : Exceptional Performance.

Congratulations on this great result

Thank You for Supporting Mission Day

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School Photo Orders 2022...THIS WEEK for free delivery

This years photographs will be available for you to view and order

On Line with PhotoLife Studios.

To place an order for class/ individual / sport photos please follow the instructions on the unique Access Key Card sent home...check the bag.

Free Delivery to school for orders placed and paid for on line by Sunday, November 13th 2022.

Any orders placed after this date will be sent direct to you at a charge. Happy Viewing Everyone

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Congratulations to our CORE value certificate recipients

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Please Return School Issued Sports Uniforms URGENTLY

Can all school issued sports uniforms from the various sports held over the past year, please be returned URGENTLY BY THURSDAY. Students to please return washed items into the container in the student foyer. Thank you in advance.
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Reflection shared from Jemma Van Eijk, DRS

Last week we had our Mission Day to raise funds for the 3 missions that our school supports.

Mission Day is something that is very special and unique to our school and has a long history here.

This year we managed to raise just over $3000 to go towards children in need around the world.

In Gospel Hui on Monday I talked to the students about the importance of Mission Day and what the funds we raise are used for.

It is great to see the love and support of our students going out into the world to help others in need.

We hope that you will mark this in your calendar for next year and come along to support our tamariki in this great cause.

A prayer for the week...

Loving God, open our hearts to all who come to us for help.

May we be witnesses to the Gospel in our words and in our actions so that all may feel valued and respected.

Give us hearts that overflow with compassion and justice.

May we continue to be your hands and feet in the world.

We ask this prayer through Jesus, your Son. Amen

Have a safe and blessed week. Aroha Mai - Mrs Van Eijk

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Upcoming Events

  • Seniors Camp - November 8th 9th
  • Scripture Reading Festival - Wednesday, Nov 16th
  • School Athletics Day- Thursday, Nov 17th
  • Whole School Mass - Sunday, Nov 20th
  • Junior Trip - December 8th

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