Newsletter Week 6 Term 3

St Joseph's School Waipukurau 1st of September 2021


Kia ora Whānau

Spring has sprung around the school. We are now in Level 3 and school started back today for those students whose parents are working. It was lovely seeing some smiling faces and hearing the sounds of the students who have returned.

The daffodils are up and the magnolia trees are flowering.

The school grounds look amazing.

Hopefully, we have some good news and return to level 2 soon.

Kia pai tō rā (Have a good day)

Sarah Laugesen


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What the students have been up to in Lock-down!

Photos in Action

If you have any great home learning photos please email me these including a description/caption to - title newsletter.

School Cross-Country - on hold

Hopefully, once we return to level 2 we will be able to run our school cross-country. We will inform you of a new date once we return to level 2.

Ngati Whai

Unfortunately due to the uncertainty of COVID Ngati Wahi has been postponed and a new date will be set once we move back into level 1

Speech Competition

We will be holding our Annual School Speech Competition on the 24th of September at 1 pm in the school hall. In-class speeches will take place before the school speech competition and the top 4 from each class (room 4 to room 6) will go through to the finals on the 24th. The year 1 to 3 students will do poetry recitals. If we return back to level 2 this will take place but there may be limited attendance. Make sure you are practising your speeches at home.

The Rotary Speech Competition is on the 27th in the evening at Waipukurau School.

"Never see a need without doing something about it" - St Mary MacKillop


Ki Ora Everyone

As you may know, we are going to be in level three on Tuesday at midnight. So that means the students who have parents (caregivers) who are essential workers will be going back to school. Make sure to keep following the rules that we have been given to keep safe and help out NZ.

Make sure to keep well and fit.

By Jonty and Riley

Special Character

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I Am The Earth~Music and Lyrics by Glyn Lehmann

PFG Update

Quiz night

Another week closer to our quiz night!! Make sure you book a table - you don't want to miss out! Again we are asking if anyone can help by donating an item, voucher, service or experience so we can use as spot prizes or raffle on the evening. Thank you.

Upcoming Events


16th – Inter-School Cross Country

17th – PFG Quiz night

22nd – Ngati Whai - postponed new date TBC


1st – Teacher Only Day (School closed for instruction)