Peek at the Week

Term 2 Week 1 Starting Monday 9th May

Term 2

The Year 7/8 students are awesome! They have returned settled and ready to learn.

This term I will be teaching Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Erasmus Wednesday and Thursday. It is great to have Kirsten back and so keen too! Mrs Griffin continues her contract on Fridays.

Please direct any communication for your 7/8 students both Kirsten or myself Thank you.

Maori and Pasifika Parent Community Consultation

Please come to the Maori and Pasifika Parent Community Consultation on Thursday 12th May at 6pm. The Board of Trustees have personally contacted and invited our Maori and Pasifika Parents to this consultation. The consultation aims to review the learning of Maori and Pasifika children at St Joseph's.

Out of School Sport

Again we have an extremely high percentage of our students playing a sport during the winter. Some are playing two!

We have some senior boys coaching a football team.

Thank you to our coaches and managers. We are so grateful to have coaches for our teams. Have a great season!


THURSDAY 12th MAY: The teachers will all be going to Rotorua to learn about the new Religious Education Programme that has been launched. NO SCHOOL ON THIS DAY.


Mahi kainga (homework) will be set again from Monday 9th. I mark what is returned and will not be following up if it is not done. Homework is due in on Fridays, but I will accept Monday morning as well. In the back of the homework books are the basic facts and spelling words that your child needs to know. These from the Term 1 test and will be updated after we retest

next week.

Your support to advance basic facts to be spontaneous and memorised will certainly aid the speed of mathematical computation. In class basic facts is at the start of every Math's lesson.

Self Defence for Girls

This course was run for our Year 6-8 girls this week. They learnt alongside some Pukenui girls which was very successful.

If you have any feedback I'd love to hear it. Do you think this should be part of our yearly Keeping Ourselves Safe programme? In June the Year 4-5 girls have their course.