St Joseph's School Newsletter
2nd Novemberr - Week 3 - Term 4 2022
Kia ora, Hi, Kia orana, Kumusta, Ciao, Hallo, Dia duit, Halo, Namaste, Bonjour,
Welcome to term 4
On Monday the year 7 and year 8 students went to Hamilton to the youth NET team for a great day. Chosen - Instrument of Christ. The day started with Mass and then students enjoyed hearing the stories of the team, sharing their own stories and meeting students from other schools. It is fantastic that we are able to join these youth days our Diocese provides.
SCHOOL BOARD, BY-ELECTION
To gain a full board we are required to have a by-election.
We require 2 more parent representatives. Information will come out to families on the 18th November. If you would like to find out more information please let the office know and they can put you in touch with current and past board members to explain more about the role. Experience is not necessary and training is provided if needed. The board is a way for the school to develop alongside the community and to lead for better outcomes for students.
The board's role is to oversee the governance of its school or kura and to ensure that everything that needs to be done gets done - legally, ethically, and as well as possible in the best interests of its students.
Time requirements: Paid meetings twice a term and usually are about 1.5 to 2 hours.
We really need our community to support us on this matter.
Please phone myself if you would like to have a chat about the board.
Students are excited about the Ag Day on Friday. Well done the those who did so well at the Local Group Day last week.
We are very excited to now be part of "KickStart Breakfast." The weetbix breakfasts will be held on Tuesday's and Thursday's. Thank you very much to the parents who have gone on the Breakfast Roster this term.
KickStart Breakfast is a joint initiative between Fonterra, Sanitarium and the Ministry of Social Development.
The programme is designed to positively impact child well-being through providing access to nutritious food at school. It's helping give our tamariki a boost to both their school day and their future by ensuring they have a healthy start along with a full puku to keep them alert in the classroom.
A MASSIVE thanks to the parents who are assisting and to the student leaders.
In the Catholic Church we celebrate All Saints’ Day on November 1st and All Souls’ Day on the 2nd November. The month of October is dedicated to Holy Souls’ day - in our Church we have a special box where names of loved ones who have died, are placed and prayed for, at masses. Setting up a prayer table in your homes is also a lovely way of remembering family who have died. Fr Aidan’s homily at All Saints’ Mass yesterday reminded us that Heaven is our final destination -the place we want to be, with God. There are so many ways we can live a good life -each person is different- so that we can look forward with joy, to eternal life.
Would you like to get to know our Church family better? We have 5 Passionist family groups who meet regularly and enjoy each other’s company, as well as supporting each other when needed. One group has a number of school families. You don’t need to be Catholic to join. Please contact me if you would like to find out more.
Due to Agricultural Day there will be no Sushi this Friday.
The Dinosaurs are nearly here!!!
GROUP DAY RESULTS
Calves - Senior
Leading: 1st Mackenzie Bell, 3rd Quinn Kruger-Nopper
Champion: Mackenzie Bell
Obstacle Course: 1st Quinn Kruger-Nopper, 2nd Mackenzie Bell, 3rd Rose Mathis
Champion: Quinn Kruger-Nopper
Reserve Champion: Mackenzie Bell
Rearing: 1st Rose Mathis, 2nd Quinn Kruger-Nopper, 3rd Mackenzie Bell
Champion: Rose Mathis
Reserve Champion: Quinn Kruger-Nopper
First year with a calf champion: Quinn Kruger-Nopper
Calves - Junior
Obstacle Course: 3rd Cameron Bell
Lambs - Senior
Leading: 3rd Stanley Anderson
Calling: 2nd Stanley Anderson
Reserve Champion: Stanley Anderson
Rearing: 1st Stanley Anderson
Champion: Stanley Anderson
Obstacle Course: 3rd Stanley Anderson
Rearing: 1st William Cameron
Reserve Champion: William Cameron
Well done to all competitors. Good luck at St Joseph's Calf club on Friday!
4th November - Agricultural Day
11th November - Armistice Day, Tunnellers Memorial
18th November - Parish Mass
25th November - Whole school to Catholic School Athletics
28th Nov-2nd Dec - Swimming week, water safety
2nd December - Parish Mass
5th December - Year 5/6 Tapuwae Tournament
9th December - Accord Day (Teacher only day)
12th-13th December - Year 5-8 camp
14th December - Year 0-8 classroom certificates 11am-12.30pm
15th December - Prizegiving and Nativity Play, 5pm-6.30pm
16th December - End of year Thanksgiving Mass
20th December - End of Term 4
Agricultural Day - Calf Club
Our school will have our annual calf club day on Friday 4th November. Children bring animals (calf, lambs, kid goat) they have raised and trained. I hope the children are spending lots of time with their animals. The more time spent with them and leading them means they "may" preform well for you on the day.
Our Wonderful Sponsors
Strategic Plan update- Community – successful together
We actively engage the community:
Our garage sale was a huge success in being active in the community.
We are growing our links with the Parish through parishioner morning teas, inviting the parish to event and we look forward to seeing what we can do for our parish.
Currently we are creating Christmas trees to go into the Katikati Christmas tree display to let the Katikati community know about our amazing school.
How can the community support us:
- continue to support with parent help for our days out.
- if you have gardening/ building skills etc phone and have a chat to Teresa Rush
- become a member of our school board