Newsletter Week 2 Term 3
St Joseph's School Waipukurau 3rd August 2022
Whāia te mātauranga hei oranga mō koutou
Seek after learning for the sake of your wellbeing
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Kia Ora i te whānau kātoa,
On Monday we welcomed 90% of our school community to school to talk about what matters most. Our Learners. THANK YOU for participating in this day of learning in progress and learning in action. Seeing the smiles on everyones faces, feeling the love between and within each family and listening to how proud our parents are of their childrens learning progress, was definitely evidence that unconditional love and support is the gift our learners are receiving. These relationships build healthier brain development in childhood, enhances the ability for children to forge positive relationships and builds resilience. All our learners are capable of amazing things and it is our responsibility as their support crew to continue to provide opportunities for them to flourish.
Leading in Faith, Learning for Life
Zero Waste: https://www.zerowasteeducation.co.nz/
This week we we welcome and thank Neen Kennedy for working with our students as they focus on being more consciously aware of what we can do to reuse, reduce and recycle rubbish. Our learners are encouraged to ‘take action’ with what they are learning both at school and at home.
Paper 4 Trees: https://www.paper4trees.co.nz/news
Did you know? we are part of the ‘Paper 4 Trees’ Project. The blue bins we have in our school, that we use for recycling our paper is recorded each fortnight on the Paper 4 Trees website. At the end of each year we are provided with native trees to plant in our school grounds.
Good luck to our 46 students and 8 adults who will be attending the Onga 7’s today. Have fun!
Next week we begin our Junior Tennis introductory sessions. Thank you to Jane and her team at the Waipukurau Tennis Club for providing this opportunity for our students in Rooms 1,3 & 4 over the next 4 weeks.
Did you know?
Last year Narelle McCormick: a long standing, respected member of our local community, offered her support to our school in the form an initial fee to set up our new school website and a ‘Gift Back’ of $1,000 when you list and sell with Narelle. For Terms 3 & 4 this year she will be sponsoring our weekly CBG award. Narelle’s Harcourts advertisement can be seen in our weekly newsletter in the hope that it will prompt you to invite your family and friends to recommend Narelle when buying and selling property and hence providing our school with a much welcomed gift.
We would like to Thank Narelle for her support of our school and look forward to welcoming her to our weekly Friday assemblies when she is free.
Mā te Atua e manaaki
MESSAGE FROM OUR SCHOOL LEADERS
Tena koutou katoa
Hopefully everyone had a great start to school last week.
This week the whole school will start to practice Ngati whai.
Wednesday is the Ongaonga 7s. It is a fun day out playing sports. Make sure to have the correct gear for the sport you are playing and play fair. Make sure to have a great week and good luck for Onga 7s.
For Vinnies Room 6 will be hosting a nacho lunch for the whole school to fundraise money for people in Ukraine. The lunch will be held on Wednesday the 10th of August, a small bowl will be three dollars and a large will be five dollars.
-Wear correct school uniform
-Bring a smile to school
Enjoy the rest of your week
Molly & Hannah.
Mary was born in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy on 15 January 1842 to a Catholic Scottish migrant family. As a first generation Australian woman, Mary was sensitive to the uniqueness of this land: she absorbed its beauty, its harshness, its inherent spirituality. She reached towards its First Peoples and children of all creeds. She understood that the experience of Australians was different from that of Europeans.
She devoted her life from an early age to caring for and educating children. Mary co-founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (Josephites) and established schools and places of refuge for the working class and poor across Australia and New Zealand. She is recognised as a Saint because hers was a life lived with extraordinary faith. Those who met Mary recognised her love and joy. Mary was Beatified on 19 January 1995.
PFG Update (St Joseph's Parents and Friends Fundrasing Group)
Friday - PIE day
Lunches continuethis week! Please take your order and the correct money to room 2.
Put it in your calendar!!! Saturday 10th September 7pm!! More details on the flyer and our Facebook page.
Our next meeting is Monday 22nd August.
If you would like to know more about us please make contact or come along to our next meeting. We are always looking for more helping hands, you can help out when it fits with your schedule, you don't have to do anything you don't want to do. It's a great way to meet other parents and get involved with the school.
St Joseph's Parents and Friends Group - Waipukurau
Sarah Martin - Chair and the PFG committee.
3rd - Onga 7's
8th - St Mary MacKillop School Mass
9th - 4 week Tennis program begins for Rooms 1,3 & 4
10th - Nacho Wednesday
14th - Whole School Mass
15th - Board Meeting
26th - School Cross-Country
31st - Rippa Rugby
2nd - Teacher Only Day (School closed)
4th - Fathers Day
7th - Board Election Day
15th - Inter School Cross Country
12-18th - Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
TBC School Speech Sharing
22nd - Pet Day
26th - Inter school Speech Competition
28th - Ngati Whai
19th - School Photos
21st - Teacher Only Day (School closed)
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