Welcome to

ST JOSEPH’S SCHOOL

“Anō te ātaahua o ngā waewae o te hunga kawe mai i te rongo whakahari o ngā mea papai” 
Rōma 10:15-17
“How beautiful are the footsteps of those who bring good news” 
Romans: 10:15-17

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

Betty Brown

Our Vision

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.

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Latest Notifications

Whole School Mass

Fri Aug 12 01:30pm

We are excited to be sharing a special Assumption of Mary Mass this Sunday 14th August. You will not want to miss the sensational singing and involvement of our students in this service. We ask that all students be present looking sharp in the school uniform. Following mass, we will enjoy a light refreshment in the hall foyer. If each family can bring a plate of finger food to share that would be most appreciated.

NO FRIDAY PIE DAY THIS WEEK DUE TO NACHOS LUNCHES

Thu Aug 11 09:30am

Parent and Staff Election Results Declaration

Wed Aug 10 11:20am

 



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NACHO LUNCH DAY

Mon Aug 08 09:23am

 



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Drop off and Pick up times

Thu Aug 04 09:20am

As the wind swirls and the rain falls heavily from the sky it is super important to be mindful when dropping off and picking up our students. Our drop off time is 8.25 am at the earliest to 8.50 am and pick up time is 2.55 pm. A reminder that children and parents need to use the school crossing on Russell Street if coming along this route. When dropping your child/children off by car please either park on the side of the road or use the church car park. Please keep an eye out for children in the car park. Don’t park on the yellow lines or in the bus zone or use the staff car park. You can drop the student off on River Tce as there is a stile they can use.


Parents are welcome to drop off and pick up students from their classrooms. Keep safe!

Friday Pie Order

Tue Aug 02 11:38am

Pie lunch order forms will be coming home today due to Onga 7’s tomorrow.


Please hand the order form and correct change to Room 2 on Thursday morning.

Parent Election Reminder:

Tue Aug 02 10:41am

A reminder that nominations close tomorrow at noon Wednesday 3rd August.

Rippa Rugby permission slips need to be handed in by tomorrow.

Mon Aug 01 02:03pm

Newsletter Week 1 Term 3

Wed Jul 27 03:51pm

 



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Bus students: Please confirm with the office which days your child is on the afternoon bus for Term 3 2022. Thank you

Tue Jul 26 09:38am

Mask Wearing Term 3

Fri Jul 22 05:17pm

 



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Mask Wearing Term 3

Fri Jul 22 04:46pm

 

Grandparents day – Sunday 24th July

Fri Jul 22 09:14am

 

Board Elections Webinar

Wed Jul 20 08:32am

https://www.nzsta.org.nz/advice-and-support/information-for-parents/
Webinar for interested parents
Date and time
Thu., 21 July 2022
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm NZST
Location
Online event
Need to register on NZSTA website

Updated Postal Addresses

Mon Jul 11 06:25pm

With the upcoming Board Trustees Election and with the call of nominations letter being sent out soon, could we ask that if you have change addresses and haven’t let the office know,  please email the office asap before letters are sent out.


Thank you

Parent Election Notice

Mon Jul 11 01:39pm

 

This is just a reminder that there is a mufti day on Friday. This is a fundraiser for the YCC. https://www.caritas.org.nz/ycc-day Every year

Thu Jul 07 08:04am

 

HOCKEY

Wed Jul 06 02:58pm

Please find the draw for this week and the first week for the term 3
We are awaiting a date for another coach training session, which was well received.
Once I know the dates I can update the full draw but we are looking to go mid Term.
From the committee..
We have split the Mini and Kwiks into 2 pools to complete another round.
Thank you to the volunteers that make our hockey such a success each season!
Friendly reminder about the Mini Sticks (Wednesday nights), ALL coaches/supporters must be at the end of the fields, not on the side lines (to make it fair to all).
Please respect our young umpires, there would be no games if they were not there
Under 13’s – LNI (Lower North Island) Tournament is the 8-10th October ’22 and we would like to take a girls (in Manawatu) and boys (in Wanganui) team this year…
Details to come, this will be along the lines of Kwik Sticks, with lead up with training and fundraising (may be required to keep costs down)
Fun Sticks
Please note this will be the last Saturday for Fun Sticks at St Josephs, which has been well supported with up to 30 children a week
Kind regards
Kimberley



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Newsletter Week 10 Term 2

Wed Jul 06 12:30pm

 



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School Interview Booking Link

Tue Jul 05 03:14pm

 



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Yr 4 & 5 Netball training is canceled

Tue Jul 05 02:51pm

YCC Mufti Day

Mon Jul 04 01:36pm

YCC Mufti Day Friday 8th July


Donate a gold coin to wear mufti


 

HEAD LICE ALERT

Mon Jun 27 09:27am

There have been reporting’s of head lice, so we ask that you be vigilant in checking your children’s hair and treat appropriately. Many thanks.

Matariki Star Gazing is POSTPONED

Tue Jun 21 09:06pm

Due to inclement weather and super slushy paddocks at the Alexander Farm, we are postponing our Matariki Star Gazing evening. Fortunately, the Matariki Cluster will be visible for a few weeks longer. We will keep you posted about our new date.


Manawatia ā Matariki

Kwik Sticks Draw for this week

Tue Jun 21 01:11pm

 

Pie lunches will be on THURSDAY as school is closed for Matariki public holiday on Friday. Keep an eye out for your order forms today.

Tue Jun 21 10:01am

Kia Ora Whanau, Please note the date change – Wednesday 22 June. ‘Ngā mihi o Matariki, te tau hou Māori’

Sun Jun 19 03:07pm

 

Miniball: 3 – 4 vs Waipawa Rebounds 6pm War Memorial 5 – 6 vs Horizons Mana 5.30pm CHB College

Fri Jun 17 01:01pm

Matariki Invitation

Thu Jun 16 01:15pm

 

Yr 3 & 4 netball practice is cancelled

Thu Jun 16 11:21am

Drop off and Pick up times

Thu Jun 16 09:26am

As the wind swirls and the rain falls heavily from the sky it is super important to be mindful when dropping off and picking up our students. Our drop off time is 8.25 am at the earliest to 8.50 am and pick up time is 2.55 pm. A reminder that children and parents need to use the school crossing on Russell Street if coming along this route. When dropping your child/children off by car please either park on the side of the road or use the church car park. Please keep an eye out for children in the car park. Don’t park on the yellow lines or in the bus zone or use the staff car park. You can drop the student off on River Tce as there is a stile they can use.


Parents are welcome to drop off and pick up students from their classrooms. Keep safe!

Newsletter Week 7 Term 2

Wed Jun 15 05:07pm

 



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All buses have been canceled due to the wind.

Tue Jun 14 03:21pm

Due to the weather, the Year 5-6 Netball training is canceled.

Tue Jun 14 11:43am

Prem Netball training is also canceled

Thu Jun 09 03:54pm

Yr 4 & 5 Netball training is canceled

Thu Jun 09 03:51pm

Miniball 3 / 4 – vs. Waipukurau Rockets 5.30pm at War Memorial 5 / 6 – vs. Takapau Knights 4.30pm at College

Thu Jun 09 10:18am

Contact Details

Wed Jun 08 01:03pm

Have we got the correct details for your Whanau?
Have you moved house? Changed your phone number?


Changed your email address?


Want to delete or add a new contact?


Is there a new medical condition we need to know about?


Please email Sarah at office@stjosephschb.school.nz to update your details or to check and see what details we have.

No Mini sticks tonight as Elsthorpe have defaulted

Wed Jun 08 10:15am

Kwik Sticks Hockey – Tonight *** STILL ON **

Thu Jun 02 02:50pm

Due to sickness, the Prem Netball practice is canceled.

Thu Jun 02 09:45am

Yr 3 & 4 netball practice tomorrow is cancelled

Wed Jun 01 10:20am

ABSENCES

Tue May 31 10:05am

ABSENCES


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.

Attention: Our school phone line is down, please email office@stjosephschb.school.nz

Fri May 27 11:01am

Miniball: 3 / 4 – Onga wildcats 6pm War Memorial 5 / 6 – Terrace tornados 3.30pm College 7 / 8 – Horizon Mana Wahine 6.50pm Centralines

Tue May 24 02:01pm

Netball 3 / 4 – Waipawa swifts 9am court 5a 5 / 6 – Waipawa tactix 10am court 6 Senior A – BYE Premier – Waipawa Ferns 9am court 1

Tue May 24 01:52pm

HOT LUNCH FUNDRAISER Wendesday 25th May 1 pm

Mon 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 2

Wed May 18 03:06pm

 



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