Newsletter Week 5 Term 4
St Joseph's School Waipukurau 16th November 2022
Mā te ngākau aroha koe e ārahi
let a loving heart guide you
Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
Kia Ora whanau,
Welcome to Week 5, a week focused on preparation. Preparation for Athletics on Friday, Holy Communion on Sunday, Teacher only work day on Monday, Room 5 trip to Ranui farm today, Room 1 & 3 camping day in Dannevirke, Room 4 EOTC, Room 6 EOTC, Road Patrollers visit to Splash Planet, Year 8 Retreat, our learners end of year written work and our teachers preparing to share written reports of their learners progress and achievement across the year. Peter tells us in 1 Peter 3:15, 16, “When anyone asks you to speak of your hope, be ready!. We ask Jesus to bless us as we navigate these final weeks of being ready.
Leading in Faith, Learning for Life
As some of our students prepare for the sacrament of Holy Communion, the rest of us prepare to support their journey. We do this by showing our support at Mass this Sunday 20th November at 9:30AM. Our tamariki are asked to wear their school uniform with pride. Our whanau are asked to being a small plate of food to share.
Please join us as we celebrate the following students as they continue to welcome Jesus into their lives. May they always know the peace of jesus, the light of his love, and the joy of his life.
I am sure almost all of us have fond memories of primary school. Playing with our friends on the playground, painting backdrops for plays, practicing performing plays from school journals, making fruit kebabs to show patterning, following the scientific method to explore science experiments, writing pages and pages worth of stories, building forts, gossiping and giggling.
Oh the fun experiences we reminisce about.
At St Joseph’s we continue to capture and build lasting living memories growing Aotearoa’s future Actors, Authors, Artists to name a few.
‘He poipoia te kakano he puawai’ - Nurture the seed and it will grow
At the A&P show last week we learned many lessons, the most important one being super quiet during the horse jumping. We look forward to supporting this community initiative in the future and incorporating it into our own local curriculum moving forward.
More Wonderful Staffing News
It is with the blessing of our Board of Trustees that we announce and congratulate Mrs. Sarah Hemi (Whaea Sarah) on the re appointment of her fixed term teaching contract with our school. Whaea Sarah is filled with knowledge, passion and a real creativity towards inspiring her students to engage in learning that is meaningful, relevant and challenging. Whaea Sarah has immersed herself in all sporting and education outside of the classroom initiatives and we are blessed to have her remain as part of our team.
Mā te ngākau aroha koe e ārahi - let a loving heart guide you.
Just an update for you from the Ministry of Health website regarding Public Health Measures for Isolation/Testing and Face Mask use.
Isolation and testing
If you develop COVID-19 symptoms get tested immediately.
Only people who test positive for COVID-19 are required to isolate for seven days.
Household contacts are recommended to take a rapid antigen test (RAT) every day for five days and avoid contact with the person who has had COVID-19 and vulnerable people.
Masks are required when visiting healthcare facilities like hospitals, GPs, pharmacies and aged residential care facilities.
Some places like workplaces or a marae may ask people to wear a mask.
Masks are strongly recommended for household contacts when leaving home.
A reminder that we will have Teacher only day - next Monday 21 November
Ma te Atua e manaaki
MESSAGE FROM OUR SCHOOL LEADERS
Tena koutou katoa
Last week on Friday the Year 8's took their entrance exams for Central Hawkes Bay College. They did awesome.
This Friday is an exciting day (well for some it is)…. ATHLETICS the whole school has been training for the past couple weeks with our new long jump that the kids have been loving and the 100 metre track.
Remember it's not just all about winning it is about cheering, and wishing each other the best of luck.
-Bring a smile to school
-Wear the correct school uniform
Have a great week
Molly & Hannah
PFG Update (St Joseph's Parents and Friends Fundrasing Group)
Friday - PIE day
NO pies this week, have a wonderful day at athletics!!
Shearing Fundraiser THE DATE IS SET - SATURDAY 19TH OF NOVEMBER. Please read the flyer for further information. If you are able we will gladly accept donations of items for the pie warmer, bottles of juice and some beers to wrap the event up with. Please come along and see this great day in action!!! A big thank you to the Malcolm's for this opportunity and ALL our helping hands!
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.
The PFG committee.
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