Newsletter Week 8 Term 3
St Joseph's School Waipukurau 14th September 2022
“He kokona whare he kitea, he kokona ngakau te kitea”
We have seen the contribution, we know it comes from the heart”
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable to you O Lord,
my rock and my redeemer
Kia Ora i te whānau kātoa,
Nau mai haere mai i te wiki o te reo Maori - Karawhiua - go ahead and have a go!
He mihi nui ki a koutou katoa i tautoki i tera pō pataitai kura - Thank you for your support of our school Quiz Night. He kokona whare he kitea, he kokoa ngamau te kitea - We have seen the contribution and we know it comes from the heart. Thank you to our hardworking PFG who ensured that everyone had fun on the night and that our tamariki will benefit from your efforts.
While we take the time to reflect on giving Maori Language a go we focus on awakening our senses and mind to the language of Aotearoa that is in front of us on a daily basis. Whether you are practicing your pronunciation of the vowel sounds, learning the colours from your tamariki, trying a new word a day, learning kiwaha or enrolling in a language course! Rawe!, The options are endless as to how you can ‘Karawhuia’ - Have a go’
Te Wiki ō te Reo Maori - https://www.reomaori.co.nz
As we prepare for our community Ngati Whai hui in the last week of term I think it timely, especially this week, to share just how proud we are of the commitment our students have shown as they become confident performers. An authentic blend of our schools special character and our commitment to Te Ao Maori will see our students perform: a hymn, a moteatea, a poi, our school haka, a waiata a ringa and close with a prayer. Nau mai haere mai whanau! Wednesday 28th September 9:45am. Mark your calendars! You will not want to miss this!
Congratulations to Cooper Jackson, Greer Webster and Eliajah Manness who gained 4th place in the interschool Mathletics championships hosted by Waipukurau School last week.
Thank you to Whaea Sarah for providing our mathematicians with this wonderful opportunity.
Excellence in Young Writers Workshop
Congratulations to Kassi Bray-Pharazyn, Isla Malcom and Eliajah Manness who participated in the well attended Young Writers Workshop hosted by Author Ben Brown and Illustrator Helen Taylor. Together the presenters inspired our writers to bring their thoughts to life. Our writers shared that their highlights included being able to get an insight into a writers thoughts, being able to share their writing and the importance of writing all the words in your head first. Another main take away from the workshop was that, “if you can’t read and write you wont get anywhere in life” Fortunately for all learners at St Josephs School this will not be a hurdle. Thank you Mrs. Alexander for providing our budding authors with this wonderful opportunity
Titiro whakamua - Looking ahead!
Raapa/Wednesday 21 Māhuru/September - School Annual Speech Competition
We will be holding our Annual School Speech Competition on the Wednesday 21st 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 share poetry recitals.
A schedule of the whole school speeches will go home on Monday 19th September
The Rotary Speech Competition will be moved to another date now that Monday 26th is a one off holiday to mark the passing of the Queen.
Rāpare/Thursday 22 Māhuru/September - Pet Day
Both Neve Barret and Ruby Birdsall guided by Mrs. Alexander are very excited to have organised and ready to invite our whole school community to share in our 2022 Pet Day.
The program for the day is as follows:
8:30 - 9:00 Hand in your non-pet event to your class eg: Garden in a Jar
9:00 - 9:45 In class/Ngati Whai practice
9:50 Assemble outside the library for notices - Judges arrive
10:15 Judging starts
1:45 Close of Pet Day
- Afternoon Program
On this day a Sausage Sizzle and Raffle will be organized and run by our Year 8 students. They are raising funds to purchase Year 8 Leavers Hoodies. Sausage in a bread will be $2 - thank you for supporting this approved student led initiative.
Friday 23 September - Switch Netball and Rippa
Good Luck to our registered players who will travel with Whaea Hemi and parents to this fun - have a go! Day in Hastings.
Kia pai tō mutinga wiki
Ma te Atua e manaaki
MESSAGE FROM OUR SCHOOL LEADERS
Tena koutou katoa
Next week pet day will be held. Make sure to prepare your pet dairies and to hand them in to Ruby and Neve by Friday this week. Make sure they are one sheet of A4 paper. If they’re not handed in by Friday you will not be entered.
This week on Thursday a few students will be competing in the interschools cross country competition at Flemington. We wish them good luck.
-Wear correct school uniform
-Bring a smile to school
Enjoy the rest of your week
Molly & Hannah.
We have some tamariki preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation – please keep them in your prayers.
Saying ‘sorry’ is different to asking for ‘forgiveness’. When we say sorry to someone, it is an ‘I-centred statement’ expressing sympathy but not necessarily inferring that we take any responsibility. As such it requires nothing from the person to whom we say it. It is always good to say ‘sorry’ but it is nowhere near as hard to do, or as effective, as asking for forgiveness. Asking for forgiveness is an act of vulnerability; not only does it put us in a position of accepting responsibility for hurting the other, it is also a request to be invited back into unity with the person we have hurt. Full reconciliation can only occur in a relationship when we say sorry and ask for forgiveness. This is the basis of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, but applies equally to any intimate relationship such as with a spouse, a child or family and school/parish community members.
Ngati Whai i te Matauranga Festival
Date: Wednesday 28th September 2022
Venue: Westpac Stadium - Waipukurau
Mihi Whakatau 9.45am
St Joseph’s School Performance Start time: 10.00am
Parents/Whanau please ensure that you arrive before the mihi whakatau begins as you may not be able to enter the stadium before St Joseph's performs at 10am.
All boys need to wear plain black rugby shorts, with no logos.
Girls will be issued a school dress. Girls must not wear colourful hair ties, headbands or jewellery (including earrings).
Small group Tennis coaching is available for 7-13 yr. old children starting term 4.
Please Ph Jane 0273600834
PFG Update (St Joseph's Parents and Friends Fundrasing Group)
Friday - PIE day
Pie lunches again this week.
Wow!! What an amazing night this was!! If you were able to join us we hope you had a great time. We have had a count up and we are extremely proud to say we raised just over $4300!!! We are blown away! This money will be set aside into our playground account to be put towards the refurbishment.
A very special thank you to Gus and Nicky Harrison for being our MC and extra helping hands. A big thank you to Rob Malcolm for being another set of helping hands. The PFG team has done a wonderful job planning and hosting the event - thank you Sarah T, Gayleen, Rachael, Jen, LeeAnn and Chris.
Further thanks goes out to all our sponsors and teams - their generosity helped us to have a very successful event.
Our next meeting is Monday 26th September.
We are not far off begging, we need more helping hands or we will have stop the PFG.
Ever wondered who we are or what exactly do we do? Do you want to be involved in the school but not sure how? Are you able to do a meeting once a month? Either in person or via zoom.
Our primary goals this year is putting $300 into each classroom and as much away as we can into our second account for the refurbishment of the playground. We then carry enough in our current account to pre pay for fundraiser items.
This year already we have funded every classroom with their wants/nice to have/much needed teaching resources.
We are in desperate need of new people to help us. We need a minimum amount of people to continue the work we do fundraising to put the extras, the nice to haves or the much needed into the school for our kids.
We need your stunning and helpful personality. You don't have to be full of great idea's - just willing to help build on them, nor do you need to be available for every fundraiser - just as long as we can share the load. You don't need a special skill set, just be you and use your own unique skills. There's many areas of fundraising that will suit people - planning, organizing, doing, fun, friendship and making a difference.
Please make contact to find out more about us and we are sure you will catch the vibe and want to jump on board to make a difference to our children and school.
We really hope to build this committee and this community together.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or message the page.
Facebook page: St Joseph's Parents and Friends Group - Waipukurau
Thank you for your support!
Sarah Martin - Chair and the PFG committee.
CHB College enrolments for 2023 Parents of Year 8 Students
If your child is intending to enrol at CHB College could you please complete the enrolment form online through the CHB College website as soon as possible. The College is currently taking enrolment appointments for next year's Year 9 Students. It is important that enrolments are completed prior to students sitting the Entrance exam which is due to take place on Friday 11th November. (Further information on the entrance exam will be sent out to you nearer the time.). The link is http://www.chbc.school.nz/
15th - Inter School Cross Country
12-18th - Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
21st - School Speech Sharing
22nd - Pet Day
26th - Inter school Speech Competition
28th - Ngati Whai
30th - Last day of Term 3
17th - Start of Term 4
19th - School Photos
21st - Teacher Only Day (No school for students)
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