Newsletter Week 1 Term 4

St Joseph's School Waipukurau 20th October 2021


Kia ora koutou

A very warm welcome back to school for the start of term 4.

I hope everyone had a restful and joy filled holiday.

We have a busy term ahead of use with two school camps, weekly swimming lessons for each class, school athletics, school photos, leavers Mass, and Prize giving. The students will also be having a mission day at the end of the year, as part of their inquiry unit they will design and make a product to sell to raise funds for a local charity.

Last term we celebrated Catholic Schools Day on the 29th of September. We started the day by celebrating with a liturgy and all the students took part in a school house quiz. This involved weaving through some cones, throwing up a ball and catching it, and then answering a question. Blessed Susanne Aubert House won the quiz by answering all 25 questions correctly first and then they had to perform a victory song. It was a lot of fun and it was awesome to see the older students supporting the younger students. What a fabulous way to celebrate our Special Character.

Congratulations to Mrs Chesswas who has been appointed to cover Miss Hamilton Maternity Leave next year. The staff are looking forward to working with you again.

Conragrtualtions to Riley Winchester who received Player of the Game at the Ross Sheild and I want to also mention Jonty Kohleis for his positive attitude and support for his team although he had to watch from the sidelines due to his broken foot. Great effort both boys for making the Ross Sheild team.

Kia pai tō rā (Have a good day)

Sarah Laugesen


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School Athletics Under Level 2 COVID

This year due to being in Level 2, unfortunately, parents will not be allowed to attend the school athletics, as we are not allowed to exceed 100.

Students can come to school in their PE uniform and house T-shirt. Athletics will start at 10.30 am. They will need a good packed lunch and a drink bottle of water.

"Never see a need without doing something about it" - St Mary MacKillop


Welcome everyone to the last term of the year. This term is going to be a very fun and awesome term. This term Tennis, Miniball and Touch Rugby start. So make sure you show up on time and play fair. Term 4, Room 5 and 6 are going on camp so that will be a fun week doing fun and challenging activities. This week we are going to start swimming which will be at the pools across the road so make sure to bring your togs on the day when your class goes swimming. This term Room 6 is going to be doing a market day, which is going to be held on the 8th of November. There will be heaps of stuff up for sale so if you have time come and have a look and make sure to bring gold coins because everything is worth between $1 and $5. A reminder for this will go out in the next newsletter in Week 3. Make sure you have a fun, enjoyable and safe week.

By Jonty and Riley.W


Next Sunday is Mission Sunday

Next Sunday is Mission Sunday, when the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his charity for world mission. Please support Missio-NZ in helping missionaries to work alongside communities throughout the world that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. Join in on this special day, that unites Catholics all over the world in prayer and celebration of our Church’s mission to share God’s love with all people. Please call 09 489 6549 (office hours) or visit MissioNZ’s website to give a single gift, If you want to set up a regular weekly/monthly donation, please use MISSIO-NZ Account ANZ 06 0411 0021447 30


Congratulations to Riley Winchester for receiving the Barry Smales Most Conscientious Trainer Cup at the CHB Ross Shield Prize Giving.

He also received Player of the Match with the game against Wairoa (middle photo) where he received a Magpies pin and Ross Shield Rugby ball. In this game he also received a carved wood plaque.

The team photo is at the prize giving with awards won over the tournament.

Central Hawke's Bay won the Ron Pearce Trophy for sportsmanship and behaviour on and off the field for the Ross Shield Tournament.

PFG Update

Welcome to term 4!!

We hope everyone had a fun filled break.

We have been busy sorting things for this last term of the year and have the following updates for you:

Quiz evening

We have now secured a new date and venue SATURDAY 2OTH NOVEMBER AT THE WAR MEMORIAL HALL. We still have tables available approx 5 at this stage - please see attached flyer. We have been very well looked after by our sponsors, so there are some awesome prizes and raffle items that will be big hits on the night! Be sure not to miss out!!


We are starting lunches up again this week, with the larger options available as well as the smaller. To ensure this runs smoothly please send in the correct cash for your child/children, thank you.

End of year raffle

Next week we are aiming to start selling tickets for our end of year raffle. We have gone with some very exciting prizes!!! We can't wait to share these with you so keep an eye out for more information next week.

Have a great week!

PFG committee


Just a reminder to all the registered children the Hot Shots tennis program starts at the Waipukurau club Wednesday 27th at 3.30pm

All children are at the same venue

There are a few spaces available in certain age groups.

Call Jane 0273600834

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Upcoming Events


22nd - Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day (School closed)

25th - Labour Day (School closed)


2nd-5th - Room 6 Camp

8th - 12th - Scholastics Book Week

9th - School Athletics

20th - PFG Quiz

22nd - School Photos

23rd - CHB Athletics

26th - Teacher Only Day (School closed for instruction)


30th - 3rd - Room 5 Camp

1st - Road Patrol Splash Planet

6th - Yr 8 Retreat Day

7th - Science Road Show

8th - Leavers Mass

15th - Prize Giving

16th - Last day of 2021 (1pm finish)