Newsletter Week 2 Term 2 2022
St Joseph's Catholic School Morrinsville - MAY 10th
We had a great first week back at school. The children are so settled and learning programmes are buzzing.
A special welcome to Maddox who joins our school. Maddox and his family have moved from the Cook Islands to NZ and have settled in Morrinsville. Maddox is in Room 4. We know you will make his family feel very welcome.
This Friday we are celebrating St Bernadette. She is an incredible saint and one that is very relatable to our children, being so young. St Bernadette is the patron saint of the sick. Our St Bernadette house colour is blue so on Friday we are having a blue mufti day.
Next week we are hosting the Waikato Catholic Schools Literacy Quiz. Mr Jeff Bennett initiated this event five years ago and it is well supported by our Catholic Schools. Thank you for all your mahi Mr B!
Although we haven't had any confirmed cases in school this term, we do have families that are isolating due to being a household contact. Covid is still here, and we have reports of other schools in our town with multiple cases. This means that we too may potentially have a surge over the next few weeks. Thank you for wearing masks on site and keeping us informed when there are cases in your household. We appreciate knowing this so we can continue to be proactive in our school.
Have a fantastic week, take care and God bless.
Sacred Heart Visit
RE in a snapshot
This term our Religious Education focus is To Tātou Whakapono - Our Faith. The key themes for each year level is:
Year 1 and 2
Introduce key stories about Jesus
Develop an understanding of the context of these Bible stories.
Year 3 and 4
Explore what Jesus teaches us through stories that have a message.
Recognise that Jesus had messages which help us know what to do and how to be happy.
Year 5 and 6
Recognise that the books and stories of the Old Testament were already in existence when Jesus was growing up, and develop understanding of the social, historical and geographical context of that time.
Grow in understanding that the Old Testament tells the story of the Jewish people, but it is also important for Christians and Muslims as it tells the story of God’s relationship with humanity.
Year 7 and 8
Develop an understanding of how the Bible was formed, cherished and shared.
Explore some of the stories and writings and their context and how this influences our understanding of Scripture.
We have sent and invitation home today. If you are interested, just let us know. Names are needed by 20 May 2022.
Congratulations to our core value certificate recipients. You are shining!
Our Amazing PFC
- new kapa haka uniforms
- upgrade of the pool surroundings
- curriculum resources to support learning
- contribution to leasing chromebooks
- contribution towards hall upgrade
- contribution towards year 8 leavers dinner and purchasing of bibles
- contribution to camps
- support with care meals
We are so incredibly fortunate to have such a supportive community. Thank you for all that you do.
PFC Fundraiser - Oxford Pies
ORDER FORMS SENT HOME LAST WEEK - PFC Fundraiser
Oxford Pies and More
Great for the freezer over the winter months for those quick meals.
Please see order form on Seesaw or copy sent home.
Complete and return by THIS Thursday, May 12th
Please follow payment instructions on form only.
Order collection Friday, May 20th - note details for collection.
Thank You for Support St Josephs School PFC
REMINDER : Winter Uniform from Next Week
Students are welcome to wear a school jacket, a school jersey (or both to school).
Everyone must be in full winter uniform by Monday 16 May.
Are You Able to Spare Some Time?
Calling for Master Chefs for Our Schools Weekly Thursday Sausage Sizzle
Master Chefs are required urgently approximately once per term for
1.5 hours on a Thursday to cook sausages and clear away.
When numbers allow, two Chefs usually work together using frypans in the school hall, producing top quality browning on those yummy sausages.
All money raised goes towards of student class trips or camps.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the office on 8895306.
Ko Hāta Maria
The image will be in Te Aroha from Sunday evening to Tuesday morning (May 17), then in Morrinsville for the Tuesday evening Mass and Wednesday morning Mass, and then to Paeroa on Wednesday afternoon for the Thursday morning Mass (May 19). That afternoon, it will be taken to Tauranga.
Commissioned by NZ Catholic Bishops, it was unveiled and blessed on the Feast of the Assumption in 2021 at St Mary of the Angels Church in Wellington.
The image is framed like a wharenui, with the Holy Spirit above… our ultimate spiritual home is the House of God. At the conclusion of the tour, the artwork will be permanently housed in a shrine at St Mary of the Angels Church in Wellington.
- May - Month of Mary
- Footsteps Dance sessions commence
- Cross Country Training commences
- Whole School Mass - Wednesday, May 11th
- PFC Oxford Pies order form back - Thursday, May 12th
- St Bernadette Feast Day - Friday, May 13th
- House Spirit Hour - Friday, May 20th
- PFC Oxford Pies collection day - Friday, May 20th
- Rugby/Netball Fun Day- Tuesday, May 24th
- Queens Birthday Weekend - Monday, June 6th