Newsletter Week 4 Term 4
St Joseph's School Waipukurau 9th November 2022
Patua te taniwha ō te whakama
Do not let shyness overcome you.
“But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded”
2 Chronicles 15:7
Kia Ora whanau,
Welcome to Week 4.
Kesler Science says: ‘the real magic happens in the classroom where learners are empowered to take responsibility for their own learning’, I continue to notice that this is true as I observe, ask questions and hear the excitement of our students engaging in learning filled with enjoyment and discovery. Thank you to our teachers who continually find new ways to engage and inspire our learners to excel and Thank you to our parents who celebrate this learning at home. If you ever miss any of this learning please check into your child’s class Seesaw page or come and visit your childs classroom. Nau mai haere mai!
An African provers says: ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ This was evident this week as our school Board of Trustees and Parents and Friends Group members met at school to collaborate and share ideas moving forward about how we can best enhance our school playground environment. Parent; Mr. Doug Tate, shared his planning: designs, costings, priorities and safety points. This visual walk about re-ignited the commitment and passion of our parent representatives/volunteers to take steps to put this plan into action. Watch this space to see how you can be involved.
Leading in Faith, Learning for Life
Leading the way - Staff
It is with Gods blessing that we announce and congratulate Mrs. Kirsty Wagstaff on her appointment as St Josephs School Waipukurau Director of Religious Studies. Mrs. Wagstaff has competently filled the position as Acting DRS for this school year. During this time she has mentored our school leaders, guided and provided professional development for all staff as we navigate the new RE curriculum: To Tatou Whakapono and uplifted the special character of our school as we all continue to walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
Leading the way - Student
Thank you Cameron (Year 8 student) for demonstrating the essential life skills of: risk taking, responsibility, respect, commitment and perseverance.
What did he do? At the beginning of the year, Cameron had an idea which became a reality this week. Cameron and his dad, treated 4 budding golfers to a round at our local course. Cameron’s initiative is evidence of ‘student voice’ and ‘partnership’ in learning that is meaningful, engaging and fun. Thank you Cameron for being courageous and a model to other students in our school.
Learning for life - Sneak peak
Even though we are not ‘done’ with this school year, we are already planning for the year ahead. We look forward to more student initiatives becoming a reality. Some exciting initiatives that have already been locked in by staff include: Whole School Science Roadshow, and Surf Life Saving, Year 7&8 Grip Leadership, William Pike Challenge and Education outside the classroom camp/activities and field trips that connect with our year long local curriculum and strategic plan.
A reminder that we will hold our school Athletics next Friday 18th November
Room 1 & 3 at school from 11:00 - 12:30
Rooms 4,5,6 will walk to CHBC at 9AM and return to school when we finish, around 12:30, ready for a Sausage sizzle and a well earned rest!
A reminder to mark your calendars for Thursday 15th December, 1PM. We will hold our whole school prizegiving celebration in the church and welcome all whanau to attend. The program will be full of appreciation, recognition and celebration. Nau mai haere mai!
Take courage, do not let your hand be weak, for your work shall be rewarded
Ma te Atua e manaaki
MESSAGE FROM OUR SCHOOL LEADERS
Tena kouto katou
From the past week we have gotten a long jump for our school for the children to practice on which means soon we have Athletics Yay! When we compete in Athletics it's not just all about winning it's also about cheering for our teammates, having fun and giving all of the events our best go.
This week on Friday some of the year 8s are going up to CHB college to do their entrance exams. We wish them their best. The year 8s only have 6 weeks left at school and next year they are off to college which means a new journey for them.
-Bring a smile to school
-Wear the correct school uniform
Have a great week
Molly & Hannah
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is calling for more effective and transparent climate finance channels to deliver funds and results directly to the local level in the Pacific, prioritising the poorest and most vulnerable, and not adding to debt burdens. It joins six other members of the Caritas Oceania regional network to release the report, Twin clouds on the horizon: averting a combined climate and debt crisis in the Pacific through locally delivered climate finance. "The real fight against climate change is happening at the grass roots and coastal edges, where people are protecting their lives and livelihoods as best they can," says Ms Antonio who is the Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand Director. "We just need key decision-makers to recognize the value of local solutions, and get in behind to support that. COP21 in Paris was a breakthrough moment in climate action. We are hoping for another breakthrough moment around COP27 to provide for the real needs of the poor. We will never let go of that hope." www.caritas.org.nz
🧊🧊Learning about Solids with Room 1💧💧
PFG Update (St Joseph's Parents and Friends Fundrasing Group)
Friday - PIE day
Don't forget to get your orders in.
THE DATE IS SET - SATURDAY 19TH OF NOVEMBER.
We need shearers!!! Please!!
See our flyer to find out more. We really need the help of our Shearing community to pull this fundraiser off. Time is ticking by and we are struggling to get helping hands.
The Malcolm farm is located 5 mins North of Waipukurau and is a great day for all those involved and those that visit.
Please help us out!!!
Our end of year raffle tickets are nearly here!
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. If you haven't collected yours to sell they will be sent home to each family tomorrow. Please send it back once sold or unsold.
A big thank you to New World Waipukurau for their very generous donation to support us and BP Waipawa for your generous donation.
We have a lot going on right now to wrap the year up, we are doing a final push for the year in the hopes we can top our playground account up and make a start soon! Thank you for your support.
We really hope to build this committee and this school community together
Facebook page: St Joseph's Parents and Friends Group - Waipukurau
Thank you for your support!
The PFG committee.
11th - Year 8 Entrance Exam CHBC
16th - Room 5 Ranui Farm Field Day
18th - School Athletics
20th - Whole School Mass - First Holy Communion
21st - Teacher Only Day (No school for students)
22nd - Inter School Athletics
29th - Room 6 High Ropes Field Day
TBC - Room 4 Water Field Day
1st - Year 8 Transition Day CHBC / Room 1 & 3 Dannevirke 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
School Term Dates 2022
Term 1: Wednesday 2nd February to Thursday 14th April
Public Holidays: Waitangi Day: 7th February, Good Friday 15th April
Term 2: Monday 2nd May to Friday 8th July
Public Holidays: Queen's Birthday 6th June, Matariki 24th June
Term 3: Monday 25th July to Friday 30th September
Term 4: Monday 17th October to Friday 16th December
Public Holidays: HB Anniversary Day 21st October, Labour Day 24th October