Newsletter Week 10 Term 2 2022

St Joseph's Catholic School Morrinsville - July 7th

Principal's Message

Nau mai, haere mai,

Wow, what a busy few weeks! I had the pleasure of attending the Waikato Catholic Principals Meeting in Tauranga last week. Our schools are very busy places and it was great to share ideas and initiatives.

The past two weeks have seen a huge climb in sickness rates. The flu is a nasty one. I have now had covid and the flu and I don't know which is worse! We have had a spike in covid cases in our school community and currently have eight families isolating due to being household contacts. Please continue to test if you are showing symptoms. We have free RAT tests available at school and can send home asap to you if you need. Sending our love to everyone that is unwell at the moment. May you make a speedy recovery and get well soon.

This is my final Principal's message for the newsletter. I begin my new position as Principal of Kaimai School starting Term 3. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support, your kindness, your friendship and your trust. I have absolutely loved being the Principal of St Joseph's, and it is one of my proudest moments. The past seven years has just flown by and I am incredibly proud of the growth in our school. A special thank you to the staff, the community, the Board, the PFC and of course our amazing tamariki! Hurihia to aroaro ki te ra tukuna to atarangi kia taka ki muri i a koe, turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.

God bless each and everyone one of you. Next time you are going over the Kaimais, please stop in for a cuppa and come and say hello. I am going to miss St Joes so much and would love to see you.

Andrea Colebourn


Cross Country 2022

St Josephs Cross Country runners this year went above and beyond with some outstanding personal bests for many students. Thank you for to all the supporters and special mention to

Lee White and Simone Campbell for their organisational skills, along with a thanks to helpers and staff assisting.

Special Congratulations to Overall

Year 8 Girl and Boys 2022 Cross Country Trophy Winners...

Carla Roskam and Charlie Vowles

Well deserved winners.


Morrinsville Rotary representative Chris May and Paper Plus sponsors Debra Rodgerson and Tracey Waite visited us this week to present Term 2's awards for significant progress in reading.

Congratulations to Tegan Smith, Caleb McMillan and Lilith Joule (absent) for their outstanding efforts.

Thank you to Rotary and Paper Plus for this initiative which is gratefully received.

Thank You...

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Debra and Bryan Rodgerson for their years of support behind the scenes for

St Josephs School as owners of Paper Plus Morrinsville.

Their expertise and professionalism have been greatly appreciated over many years.

Debra and Brian are taking a well deserved break and leaving Paper Plus in the capable hands under the new ownership of

Tracey and Braeden Waite.

All the best Debra and Bryan.

Jump June - You Are Just Amazing

Thank you every one for your amazing support. Our final total donated from St Josephs School Jumpers to the Heart Foundation was an unbelievable at $3718.00

What a result - Thank You ...Thank You...Thank You

Reminder to those that obtained sponsorship to order your prizes by July 8th via the email you would have received.

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Tough Guy & Gal : It's All About the Fun & Mud...Lots of Mud

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Districts Cross Country Results

A special congratulations to the following children who were placed in the top five in their age group at the Morrinsville Districts Cross Country Championships:

1st 7 year boys - Lewis Verner

1st 10 year girls - Emily Vowles

1st 10 year boys - Finn Wilson

1st 11 year girls - Tegan Smith

2nd 7 year girls - Ella Vowles

2nd 9 year boys - Tate Williams

4th 10 year girls - Casey Paki

5th 8 year girls- Nieve Wilson

Invitation to Andrea Colebourn's Farewell - July 7th

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2022 Board of Trustee Election Time

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We are once again offering students the opportunity to sit the the annual ICAS assessments.

These optional assessments are available for Years 3 to 8 (with the exception of Writing and Digital Technologies which are only available from Year 4).

ICAS has been designed to recognise academic excellence. Students are assessed on their ability to apply classroom learning to new contexts, using higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills.

There is a cost involved. For more information on the assessments, please follow this link:

If you would like your child to take part, please complete the following form:

If you have any questions, please contact


Just a reminder that the Disco is on tomorrow night. You are welcome to drop off and pick up by the hall door. It is going to be a great night!
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Term 3 : Week 1

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Upcoming Events

  • School Disco - Wednesday, July 6th
  • Community Farewell - Thursday, July 7th
  • Student Farewell Assembly - Friday, July 8th
  • End of Term 2 - Friday, July 8th
  • Term 3 Commences - Monday, July 25th 2022
  • Grandparents Day - Wednesday, July 27th

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