ST JOSEPH’S SCHOOL
“Anō te ātaahua o ngā waewae o te hunga kawe mai i te rongo whakahari o ngā mea papai”
“How beautiful are the footsteps of those who bring good news”
Kia Ora, Ni Hao, Malo e lelei, Hallo, Kamusta, Namaste, Talofa, Hello,
Nau mai haere mai ki te kura ō Hāto Hohepa
Ko Betty Brown tōku ingoa
After 28 years working and leading in International Schools throughout the world, it is a pleasure to return to NZ alongside my family. I feel privileged to be leading a school whose philosophy is close to my own. A school that provides quality, intentional learning experiences and authentic encounters with Christ.
Like Dr. Ross Greene: Renowned child psychologist, I believe that ‘learners do well if they can’. It is my responsibility to ensure every student under my care does just that. Ensuring they feel safe, supported and make excellent progress in their learning is a shared goal which is achieved by building capacity in our staff.
“E hara taku toa i te toa taki tahi, engari he toa takatini”
“Our strength is not ours alone, but as part of a collective”
In my spare time, I like to get close to nature by walking – My family have been heard saying I must be part ‘Massai’. I treasure every moment I get to spend with my family.
I look forward to getting to know you and sharing this learning journey with you all.
Mā te Atua e manaaki
Our school vision encompasses our desire to help develop the whole child during their time at our school. By remaining true to our Catholic faith and Catholic Character we are guided in how we work with students and our community.
We aim to model what it means to follow in the footsteps of Jesus in the hope that every child is treated in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity/mana.
In doing so, the pupils will carry this into their daily lives beyond the gates of the school and in all interactions with others.
HOT LUNCH FUNDRAISER Wendesday 25th May 1 pmMon May 23 11:07am
Thai Chicken Curry with Rice $5
Blondie slice $2
Orders (with money) can be made to the office anytime before tomorrow 9am Tuesday 24th May.
Newsletter Week 3 Term 2Wed May 18 03:06pm
ABSENCESMon May 16 10:06am
If your child is absent from school for any reason including being late, please notify us either with a phone call or by our School App.
It is most important that parents and staff know of children’s whereabouts at all times. Each morning and afternoon the roll is taken and absences noted. If a child is absent without explanation the school will endeavour to contact caregivers to ensure child safety.
Kwik Sticks Hockey is cancelled tonightThu May 12 03:38pm
Covid 19 Welfare SupportThu May 12 12:56pm
Miniball Draw:Wed May 11 04:00pm
Year 3/4 vs Terrace 6pm War Memorial
Year 5/6 vs Otane 4pm CHB College
Year 7/8 vs Terrace 7.30pm Centralines
Newsletter Week 2 Term 2Tue May 10 02:57pm
Bus students: Please advise the office of which days your child is on the afternoon bus for Term 2 2022. Thank youMon May 02 03:58pm
Year 5 & 6 Netball practiceMon May 02 11:04am
Year 5 & 6 Netball practice will begin tomorrow Tuesday 3rd May at 3:00pm
Please remember your PE uniform for practice, a drink bottle, and a smile
Dil & Kate
PLEASE HELP! We still need at least one more person to help put up tents on 29 April.Wed Apr 27 10:35am
The PFG, on behalf of Sloan’s, need at least two strong people to help put up tents at Waipukurau Showgrounds on Fri 29 April. (last Friday of the holidays) Time: 11a.m.-2p.m. Sloans will be there to help rig, and guide us. If you are able to help, please send an email as soon as possible to Sarah at email@example.com
The PFG, on behalf of Sloan’s, need at least two strong people to help put up a marquee at Waipukurau Showgrounds on Fri 29 April.Thu Apr 21 09:18pm
(Last Friday of the holidays) Time: 11a.m.-2p.m. Sloans will be there to help rig, and guide us. If you are able to help, please send an email as soon as possible to Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Moving to OrangeThu Apr 14 07:02pm
Newsletter Week 11 Term 1Wed Apr 13 01:45pm
Yr 3 & 4 Netball PracticeWed Apr 13 10:04am
Practices will start the first week back in term 2.
Thursdays 3 pm – 4 pm
Laptop Chord AmnestyFri Apr 08 12:41pm
Kia Ora Whanau,
During Lockdown last year Chromebooks and charging chords were sent home with some students to support home learning. Thank you for returning all laptops.
Unfortunately, we are missing 19 laptop chords at a cost of !$1.092.00 to the school.
If you have a laptop chord at home can you please send it into the school office.
We appreciate your support.
E te Atua e manaaki
Newsletter Week 10 Term 1Wed Apr 06 12:32pm
Hotcross buns order forms are due in todayFri Apr 01 08:03am
Boys Winter Shorts -Clearance-Thu Mar 31 02:34pm
Boys Winter Shorts -Clearance-
(kids sizes 4-22)
Now $15ea or $10ea for two or more
Available at Storys Clothing
Reminder: Permission slips for Hockey and Miniball are due back in.Wed Mar 30 09:28am
The PFG’s traditional Easter buns forms are due back this Friday 1st April.Mon Mar 28 09:18am
Hockey NoticeFri Mar 25 03:11pm
Are you able to help?Fri Mar 25 08:42am
Kia Ora whanau,
This is a bit of an unusual request,
What we KNOW is that the ceiling, in three spots, in our Room 5 classroom has sprung a leak.
What we WOULD LIKE is for ‘someone’: a builder or roofer by trade to come in and give us some advice about what we need to do moving forward.
What we have also LEARNED is that with the right advice we can get this problem fixed.
If you are able to assist, please contact either Sarah Jackson in the office or myself.
Kia pai tō rā
Important NoticeThu Mar 24 08:42pm
A message from the Central Hawkes Bay District Council to boil all tap water for drinking, washing dishes, cleaning teeth, making ice and preparing food.
Our drinking fountains will be out of use (as they have been during Covid anyway) so it is especially important that your child/ren bring their own drink bottle filled from home.
Stay dry and safe.
Reminder: Yr 7 & 8 vaccination forms are due backThu Mar 24 10:52am
Hotshots Tennis is cancelled this afternoonWed Mar 23 10:02am
Central 11th & 12th Grade RugbyMon Mar 14 09:44am
Training Wednesday 23rd March
4pm @ Central Park
A reminder of Mufti Day tomorrow, please bring a gold coin donation to go towards Caritas to support Tonga.Sun Mar 13 05:01pm
Newsletter Week 6 Term 1Wed Mar 09 12:04pm
Positive Case Phase-3 community letterThu Mar 03 03:37pm
* Open Netball Trails *Wed Mar 02 11:31am
Due to the high interest in senior netball this year, we will be holding trials for the Senior “A” Netball team.
Open netball trails for the St Joseph’s team/s (yr 5 – 8) will be held on the 8th of March and the 15th of March running from 3.15 pm to 4.30 pm at our school courts.
Hawkes Bay Netball requires Vaccine Passports for everyone aged 12 years 3 months and over to play on their courts.
Please bring PE gear, shoes, and a drink bottle to trails…and most of all a positive supportive attitude.
For more information or clarification please contact:
Chrystall Lorck 0277339055
Amanda Austin 027 325 8350
Newsletter Week 5 Term 1Wed Mar 02 11:00am
Newsletter Week 4 Term 1Wed Feb 23 02:09pm