Newsletter Week 10 Term 1 2022
St Joseph's Catholic School Morrinsville APRIL 12th
This is the last newsletter for Term 1. For those that have been unwell and families that have needed to isolate, we are so glad that you have weathered the storm. The kindness shown by our school families has just been incredible. Thank you so much for the generosity with items and messages for care packages. We currently have eight families isolating and two confirmed cases (from one household). The numbers have definitely dropped over the past two weeks, but we know that covid will be here for much longer. Keep testing if showing any symptoms. This is so important. If cases do arise in your household, please continue to let me know firstname.lastname@example.org (even if it is in the holidays).
As a short week in school, we are celebrating Holy Week and also have an Anzac Commemorative Service taking place tomorrow. Father Mark took reconciliation for our students and staff today (for those that were able to attend). Thank you Father!
Just a reminder that school is closed on Thursday 14 April for students so TOMORROW is the final day of the term.
Have a restful and relaxing Easter break. May Jesus be in your hearts and your prayers. We look forward to seeing our students and families back at school for Term 2 on Monday 2 May.
God bless you and your families. Arohanui.
Four special ceremonies commemorate the events of Christ’s Passion from His entrance into Jerusalem, when palm branches were placed in His path, through His arrest on Holy Thursday and Crucifixion on Good Friday, to Holy Saturday, the day that Christ’s body lay in the tomb.
This year for our school it looks a little different. We are currently not meeting as a whole school so the each class are spending time unpacking and reflecting on the events leading up to Jesus' death and ressurrection.
Core Value and Learning Certificates. You are shining!
Learning in Room 5
Room 5 (Year 3 and 4) has been looking at the surreal pop art comic work of Lichtenstein. We focused on using captivating compositions through using the primary colours of red, blue, and yellow, and the shades of white and black. We have been focusing on our goal of using onomatopoeia (sound words) in our writing over the last two weeks. Today we integrated our writing goal and art to make some of our own pop art for the classroom wall. The children are extremely proud of their artwork on the wall and achieving their goals in their writing.
IMPORTANT - Online parent session for internet safety
It is on TONIGHT (Tuesday 12 April) at 7 pm. Click on the link to view the session. This session is suitable for ALL parents regardless of how old your children are.
Anzac Day 2022 at School
TOMORROW Wednesday April 13th as a school we will be commemorating
ANZAC Day with Poppy Day.
A coin donation would be appreciated from each pupil please in exchange for a poppy.
These donations will go toward Welfare Funds to look after the needs of Returned Service people in this area. We look forward to your support.
A Senior School Commemorative Ceremony lead by Room 3 will be taking place at school.
"Lest We Forget"
Teacher Only Day
The last day for students this term is Wednesday 13 April.
Students are welcome to wear a school jacket, a school jersey (or both to school).
Everyone must be in full winter uniform by Monday 16 May (two weeks into term 2). You can wear your winter or summer uniform until then, just not a combination of both.