St Joseph's School Newsletter
27th July 2022
Many of our families are starting to feel the impacts that today's society and the challenges we face. Please do not hesitate to contact myself if you need help or would like to discuss anything.
Masks: The Ministry of Health and Education have strongly recommended face masks to be worn for at least the first four weeks of this term. This is not a mandate but a health recommendation. Staff will be wearing masks in classrooms, students who choose to wear masks are encouraged to do so.
Our Parish, learning about being part of a parish.
Social Justice, learning the Catholic Social Teachings of the church and how we can make a difference.
Speeches - These will be written in class. The topic is: Special places in Waihi. (Why they are special eg. School, Church, gorge, beach, family homes, parks etc.)
Reading comprehension: Understanding texts; What is the author telling us?. Answering questions about the text- looking for the answers in the text and then putting into our own words.
Geometry - shapes, tessellation's maps
Measurement - time, temperature
Waihi, our local area. Mining history and future
STEM- digital technologies, creative opportunities.
Winter codes- Netball, Basketball, Football.
Passing and receiving large ball skills, Hockey skills.
Our Thanks this week goes to Nigel Knight for removing the big tree at the front of the school. Unfortunately the tree was not in good health and the type of tree it was, was not very suitable for it's position. We are fortunate to have such a supportive community who donate their time and skills to the school.
Students in Term 2 identified that they would like to start fundraising to build an orchard house (playhouse). As part of thier learning they came up with many ways they could raise funds. The first one they would like to have is a Garage Sale. We have penciled in Saturday 20th August to have the sale on.
Students are able to start bringing things in for this sale next week - please bear in mind if you are donating bigger items we do not have much storage so would appreciate these items delivered on the day or day before.
The new premises for the Op shop has opened.
It would be great to have a few more on our roster. If you, a grandparent or family friend is able to give 3 hours of their time once a month or once every two months it would be greatly appreciated.
Please let the office know if you can be added to our roster.
Our School photographs will be on next Tuesday 2nd August.
Please come to school in your tidy uniform, lovely brushed hair and your beautiful smiles!!
28th July - ELL Parent meeting
29th July - Sacred Spaces workshops for students
2nd August - School Photos
19th August - Accord Day - No school- (TBC)
20th August - School Garage Sale
22nd/23rd August - Student/Parent/Teacher Goal Setting conferences
23rd August - Year 0-4 Mine Visit
23rd August - No Technology for year 7/8
24th August - Year 5-8 Mine Visit
25th August - BOT meeting, 5.15pm
26th August - Daffodil Day
5th September - Hockey skills visit
9th September - Senior students, ASB Get Wi$e financial literacy program.
9th September - Mufti Day - Caritas
14th September - Grandparents/Grandfriends Day
22nd September - BOT meeting, 5.15pm
23rd September - Hockey Big Day Out, Ngatea
26th September - Mercy Cup of Tea Day
30th September - Term 3 ends
Catholic Social Teaching- Participation
The Catholic social teaching principle of Participation is recognising that everyone has a part to play in our communities. Promoting participation - nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou - means recognising we each have something unique and important to contribute to society. We are called on to be active members of our local and global communities.
How can we practise Participation
Individuals: Reflect on what your gifts are and how you can put them to good use and participate in local activities.
Families: Reflect on how you can enable the participation of all members in your family.
Pope Francis' Prayer Intention for July
We pray for the elderly, who represent the roots and memory of a people; may their experience and wisdom help young people to look towards the future with hope and responsibility.
Senior Soccer starts next Friday, 5th August, at Waihi College top fields. Be at the college by 3.15pm. Shirts will be given out this week. Players wear black shorts and football boots or sports shoes.
Basketball Year 3-4
This will not be going ahead due to the lack of numbers.
Return of uniforms
Year 3-4 football shirts. Please send washed shirts back to the school office asap.
Netball Year 1-4. Please send washed uniform back to the school office asap.
Senior netball will have their last day next Tuesday.
Students arriving late or leaving early
There is a book in the office which needs to be signed by parents if they are dropping their child off after 9am and if they are leaving school early with them.
It is very important that this procedure is followed to keep all our tamariki safe.
To Our Schools & Community,
Our club is preparing for the new BMX season with some cool challenges & fun racing to be had at our Tuesday club nights starting 27th September 2022.
Our sport caters for all ages & skills on balance & pedal bikes, so come see what BMX is all about!
For all our kids on pedal bikes we invite your families to join us at our club nights & register for our 2022/2023 School Challenge.
Our club is also offering subsidised membership, so why not join a new sport for your entire family!
Attached is the registration link including our membership forms:
Strider Membership is only $5 per rider for 2022 & 2023 years.
Sprocket Membership is only $10
Challenge Membership is only $20