Newsletter Week 5 Term 2 2022

St Joseph's Catholic School Morrinsville - MAY 31st

Principal's Message

Kia ora Koutou,

As you know, a letter went out yesterday from our School Board informing you that after seven years of leading our school, I am resigning from my position as Principal to take up a new Principal position at Kaimai School. What you may not know is that I currently live in Mt Maunganui and travel over to the Waikato each day. I have had to make a very difficult decision and allocate priorities working closer to home. I absolutely love St Joes and am so proud of our school, tamariki and community. My heart is so sad but I know that our school will continue to grow and thrive! Thank you so much for your amazing support and letting me be a part of your child's education. My new position begins at the start of Term 3 so there is plenty of time to say goodbye. The Board are currently organising the next steps in the leadership process and will keep you informed.

Last week we had four covid community cases in school. We currently have seven families needing to isolate. Thank you for being so diligent and testing when symptoms arise. We have RAT tests available. If you would like a pack sent home, just contact the school office or send a message to the class teacher and we can arrange this for you. Please continue to contact me when you have a household case

We wish our year 7/8 teams the best of luck as the compete in the Catholic Inter Schools General Knowledge Quiz today, held in Hamilton. We have fifteen representatives. You've got this!

We have a couple of events coming up, our school cross country and student led conferences. We look forward to seeing you at both.

Have a fantastic week, take care and God bless.


Andrea Colebourn


Student Led Conferences

We are really pleased to have our students lead and show you their learning. Book a time through to take part in this awesome experience
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Rugby Netball Funday Action

A special thank you to our helpers, managers, coaches and umpires. We so appreciate your support and could not have entered the Fun Day without you.
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Parish Catering Team ... Can You Assist

We are a group of volunteers who cater for funerals

(and sometimes other functions) at the

St Joseph’s Church, Morrinsville.

This is rather a social activity, as we get to chat as well as provide a vital service to our Parish family, at a time of need.

We have a morning crew, who prepare sandwiches and set up and an afternoon crew who serve and clean up.

If you could spare an occasional 2 hours to help, please contact

Barbara ph 027 309 4362 for more information. Many thanks.

Congratulations to our core value certificate recipients. You are shining!

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We are pleased to offer the services of MusiqHub. At this stage they will be in our school on Wednesdays. MusiqHub offers music and instrument lessons. If you are interested for your child to attend, please contact or phone 027 388 9558. Please note that the lessons are paid for by parents, not our school.
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Upcoming Events

  • Pizza Orders in - Wednesday, June 1st
  • Pizza Day - Thursday, June 2nd
  • House Spirit Hour-Friday, June 3rd
  • Queens Birthday Weekend - Monday, June 6th
  • Yr 7/8 Winter Tournament - Tuesday, June 7th
  • Jumping June underway
  • Whole School Cross Country - Wednesday, June 8th
  • (postponement date June 9th)
  • Student Led Parent Teacher Interviews-Wednesday, June 8th
  • Student Led Parent Teacher Interviews-Tuesday, June 14th
  • Inter-school Cross Country-Wednesday, June 15th
  • Pizza Day - Thursday, June 23rd
  • Matariki holiday observed-Friday, June 24th

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