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.
Holy Trinty Parish NewsletterFri Feb 03 09:28am
Bus students: Please advise the office of which days your child is on the afternoon bus for Term 1 2023. Thank youMon Jan 30 10:31am
Welcome back message from Betty BrownSun Jan 29 05:08pm
Holy Trinty Parish NewsletterFri Jan 27 10:41am
Parish Newsletter January 2023Fri Jan 20 11:55am
Your child’s back to school stationery class list is ready to go at:Fri Jan 06 07:33pm
School ReportsThu Dec 15 09:30am
End of Year School Reports will go out this afternoon, they should be in a sealed envelope, please check your child’s bag.
If your child is away please collect reports from the office by 1 pm tomorrow
Buses are not running tomorrowThu Dec 15 09:07am
PFG PIESWed Dec 14 02:22pm
PIES – the PFG has a number of pies and muffins to sell cheaply before the end of the term. Please get in touch if you would like some.
Prices are below and limited numbers so it’s first in. Chocolate muffins – $20 for a box of 20 (not selling individually sorry)
Sausage rolls – $10 for 7 sausage rolls (this is all we have left)
Potato top pies – $14 for a box of 6 (not selling individually sorry)
To be paid into the bank account of the PFG and to be collected tomorrow or Friday at the latest. Please contact us on this page or talk to one of the committee members at school.
NEWS FLASHWed Dec 14 09:16am
St Josephs School Waipukurau – Prize Giving 2022 – Thursday 15, DecTue Dec 13 10:31am
Our Prizegiving ceremony will commence at 1 PM in our parish church. This will be followed by a treat for our tamariki which includes water! – Without giving too much away, can all tamariki and adults who would like to get ‘wet’ please bring your togs or a change of clothes and a towel.
Raffle TicketsMon Dec 12 02:04pm
Don’t forget to get those raffle tickets and money back to the office by lunchtime on Wednesday to be in the draw to win one of our awesome prizes.
Yr 8 Subway LunchMon Dec 12 09:07am
Kassi’s parents will be shouting the year 8’s a subway lunch tomorrow.
Holy Trinity Parish NewsletterFri Dec 09 12:09pm
Miniball 09.12.22 Yr 5/6 vs Tiko Tactix 5pm CHB College Yr 3/4 VS Terrace Tornados 7.30pm War MemorialThu Dec 08 11:00am
Your child’s back to school class list is ready to go at:Mon Dec 05 09:33am
SPORTS UNIFORMSFri Dec 02 12:01pm
If your child has played Miniball or Touch this term, can you please make sure their sports tops are returned by the end of next week. We still have a few outstanding tops from the Interschool Cross Country and Athletics. Please check those drawers!
Holy Trinity Parish NewsletterFri Dec 02 11:50am
Newsletter Week 7 Term 4Wed Nov 30 02:20pm
Movie Night This FridayWed Nov 30 12:18pm
A reminder of school accountsMon Nov 28 02:32pm
We ask that you please attend to these accounts before the end of the year. Payments can be made at the school office (cash) or by direct credit. If you wish to discuss these, please contact Betty or Sarah J.
Holy Trinity Parish NewsletterFri Nov 25 09:19am
Touch Finals *No St Joseph’s yr 7 & 8 games as they are away on a school tripFri Nov 25 08:26am
Miniball 25.11.22 Yr 5/6 vs Otane Oosh 3.30pm CHB College Yr 3/4 No Game Waipawa defaultedFri Nov 25 08:22am
Newsletter Week 6 Term 4Wed Nov 23 02:17pm
Shearing Fundraiser at the Malcolm’s is all go tomorrow!!Fri Nov 18 03:47pm
Running from 7am till after midday anyone can drop by anytime for a look, please bring your kids
Miniball 18.11.22 Yr 5/6 vs Omakere 6.00pm CHB College Yr 3/4 vs Terrace Turbos 7.30pm War MemorialWed Nov 16 12:23pm
Touch practice is cancelled after schoolFri Nov 11 02:50pm
Holy Trinity Parish NewsletterFri Nov 11 09:05am
Miniball 11.11.22Fri Nov 11 08:43am
Yr 5/6 BYE
Yr 3/4 vs Waipukurau Magic 8.00pm War Memorial
ABSENCESThu Nov 10 09:21am
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.
HOTSHOTS IS CANCELLEDWed Nov 09 02:08pm
Newsletter Week 4 Term 4Wed Nov 09 01:58pm
School PhotosTue Nov 08 06:21pm
Parents have been emailed their child’s unique Key Code to go online to view and purchase 2022 School Photos. ***FREE DELIVERY EXPIRES Midnight Sunday 20 NOVEMBER ***