St Joseph's Newsletter
1st June 2022
This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, we recognise this as the Church's birthday, so have a day of prayer and celebration. Thank God for the good things in your families life and ask for support for the challenging aspects. Pentecost is a time of great unity, a time to be one, as the Holy Spirit filled the disciples they were able to talk so all the world could understand the message of Jesus. It reminds us that we are called to be one in Christ no matter what language we speak, our cultural heritage etc. we are all beloved children of God. Rejoice in this.
Students will attend a Pentecost Mass at the Church, on Friday at 9am, all welcome.
After Mass the students will be taking part in the local Matariki Hikoi, We will leave school at 11:20 and walk up to the Pumphouse. Karakia (Prayer) will then be said. After this we will Hikoi (walk) down the town street singing Waiata (songs) and then return back to the Pumphouse for a closing Karakia and have our lunch there. Returning to school at around 1:30. We look forward to this community event.
We welcome families to join us on the day.
Congratulations to all our students for their Cross country efforts, they were amazing. We had a great team go through to the Local Cluster Cross Country and 5 qualified for the North Cluster Cross Country next week. Thank you Mrs Choat for all the work you have put into organising the Cross Country for us.
Reminder that next week Monday is a public holiday and teachers have an Accord day on Wednesday where teachers will be having professional development and students stay at home.
Matariki Cultural Dinner
Thursday 16th June 5:30- 7:30pm. At St Joseph's School, our school community is invited to come and celebrate with us.
The Board of Trustees will be holding a raffle/auction on the night of our Cultural Dinner. Any prize donations would be greatly appreciated. Please drop these into Jan-Marie at the school office. Any queries please do not hesitate to contact Tina on 0212153011
DRS Linda Hughes
Students arriving late or leaving early
There is a book in the office which needs to be signed by parents if they are dropping their child off after 9am and if they are leaving school early with them.
It is very important that this procedure is followed to keep all our tamariki safe.
THERE WILL BE NO SUSHI THIS FRIDAY.
SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
A big thank you to those parents who helped at Netball duty last night. Many hands make light work and this is very much appreciated.
Just a little reminder to make sure the netball players have their nails cut short, hair tied back and no jewelry on before the games please.
We wish the year 5-6 team all the best tomorrow as they represent St Joseph's.
Great thanks to this years sponsor - our own local OceanaGold.
3rd June - Matariki Hikoi, 11.45
6th June - Queens birthday holiday
8th June - Teacher Accord Day, school closed
8th June - North Cluster Cross Country
16th June - Matariki Cultural Dinner- St Joseph's School
24th June - Matariki holiday
29th June - Matariki Concert, 5pm
30th June - BOT meeting, 5.15pm
1st July - Dawn viewing, 6am, Bowentown
8th July - End of Term 2
July Holiday's Camp
Edventure Young Explorers Camp.
July 18th - 22nd, 8-13yr olds, $525
We have an awesome week planned that includes rock climbing, archery, target shooting, bush walks, orienteering, team building and confidence activities.
A typical "Kiwi Outdoors" camp with an emphasis on mountain safety and bush survival skills.
Planned and run by local teacher Todd Burton and based at Aongatete Outdoor Education Centre, this one's going to be awesome!
drop off / pick up Hamilton, Tauranga, or at the venue.
See you on your next EDVENTURE
Kai Care Packs
Families able to access free frozen meals from Waihi College for families who require them, this can be a one off, or an ongoing basis. You are able to contact them directly on the email, firstname.lastname@example.org or email Teresa, email@example.com if you prefer.
Meals can be picked up on Wednesday from 10am - 2pm or we can help getting them for our St Jospeh's families.
St Patrick's Silverstream
Kia ora koutou,
My name is Sam Dean and I am the Director of Boarding at St Patrick’s College Silverstream in Upper Hutt, Wellington. I write to you in the hope of building a connection between our schools, and encouraging some of your Year 8 boys and their families to consider continuing their Catholic education with us here at Silverstream as a boarding student in 2023 and beyond. I have attached a small advertisement that I was hoping you might be willing to share with your school community, namely the families of your Year 7 and 8 boys. The opportunity to connect with any of your community that might be interested would be greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would love to hear from you if you do decide that you are willing to share our information with your parent community, so that I can be of support as needed.
Take care and God bless.
Director of Boarding
St Patrick’s College, Silverstream
Again, our hearts were tasked with faith—
a promise made by Jesus.
Another gift was soon to come,
right after he would leave us.
The Holy Spirit would visit soon.
The disciples lit by fire.
Behold the birthday of our Church—
these events that did inspire.
And from this day, the path was set
of many tongues, so all could get
the Word of God, for all to hear
to spread our faith, both far and near.