Newsletter Week 6 Term 2
31st May 2023
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“He tātai whetū ki te rangi, ko te ira tangata ki te whenua”
Like the myriad of stars in the heavens, so is the essence of humanity spread across the land

Whatever the Father has is mine, The Spirit of truth will guide us
John 16:12-15

Kia Ora whanau,

I hope this week's newsletter finds you and your family in good health and high spirits. It has been a challenging week for some of our tamariki, as a few have been dealing with coughs, tummy bugs, and even COVID. We send them our warmest wishes for a speedy recovery and hope they will be back to their energetic selves soon.

As we approach the weekend, we encourage everyone to prioritize rest, warmth, and self-care. It's essential to give our bodies and minds the time they need to heal and recharge. Remember to follow any necessary medical advice and precautions to ensure a smooth recovery for our affected students.

Looking ahead, we celebrate King's Birthday on Monday 5th June with a public holiday, School Photos next Tuesday 6th. By that time, we expect everyone to be back to good health, fit, and ready for our upcoming School Cross Country event next Friday 9th at the Noetzli’s farm on Mangatarata Road.

The Cross Country is a highlight on our school calendar, promoting physical fitness, teamwork, and healthy competition. Our tamariki have been diligently preparing, and we are eager to witness their enthusiasm and determination on this special day. A notice will be sent home this week with specific details. Whānau are welcome to come along to support and celebrate our runners.


Binabati Kita! / Congratulations
Binabati ka namin, Maricel, sa iyong tagumpay - Diploma ng ECE Teaching / Congratulations Maricel, on your achievement and graduation with the Diploma of ECE Teaching.
Lubos kaming ipinagmamalaki ka - We are so proud of you!
Looking Sharp
Thank you to all our parents who support our tamariki in their Winter Sporting outings: Rugby, Netball, Soccer and Hockey. A special thanks to the sponsors of our Year 5&6 Netball Team.
This a reminder that there is NO Netball this long weekend.

Good Luck to all our Gymnasts and Whaea Sarah with the support of Deb, who will be participating in our Kahui Ako Schools Gymnastics Festival tomorrow at the Centralines Stadium.

Please read the notice below about 2 opportunities for you to listen to Ms. Noetzli's testimony, and journey, and how you can help support her and her work in South Africa.
Please also send all sold raffle tickets and money to the school office, or you can notify Sarah that you have paid online: St Josephs's School (Waipukurau) - ASB: 12-3145-0183374-00.

Wishing you a blessed Trinity Sunday, filled with grace, love, and understanding
Ma te Atua e manaaki e tiaki
Betty Brown


Writers Workshop
A highlight of the writer's workshop last week was being inspired to write by author Adele Broadbent. Adele shared how she got her inspiration from making up characters from people she knew. She said having a great imagination led to her writing quite a few books.
We are lucky to now have a copy of Adele's new book in our library.
By: Brooke Paewai

Gum Tree Farm
WOW! What a wonderful day out exploring the native bush on our back doorstep. Facilitated by Mrs. Marian Campbell as part of our William Pike Challenge us Year 7 & 8's got to bike with
Lottie and Sharnie along the trail to Gum Tree Farm. We did orienteering and then had mountain bike safety lessons from Paula (a trained instructor) We were also very lucky with the weather.
Ngā mihi
Jayde Tipene


Feast of The Most Holy Trinity - 4th June
The word ‘Trinity’ comes from the prefix ‘Tri’, referring to the three persons of God, and ‘unity’, which means joined as a whole. Christians believe God is One, a whole, but
experienced as three persons. The doctrine of the Holy Trinity in Christianity is that there is One God who is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Christians believe God is named the Father as he is the creator of all things and watches over us, guiding us and loving us unconditionally. The Son is Jesus Christ, who is the form God chose when
He came to Earth. Even though Jesus Christ is known as the ‘Son of God’, according to the doctrine He is the incarnation of God. The Holy Spirit refers to the active force of God, His power, and His love. Trinity Sunday is a day to celebrate and give thanks to the Holy Trinity.

Morning Tea –we will be having a shared morning tea after Mass this Sunday at St Joseph’s. See you there!


Congratulations to the following students: Riley, Cooper, Reyansh, Sehaj, Archie, Adilynn, Isla-Jane, Henry, Shanaya, Natasha who last week demonstrated their commitment towards becoming more knowledgeable & skilled in their pursuit of learning.


St Peter Chanel house won the CBG house points and Joe and Ella were the winning individuals. Well done!

Thank you Acacia Auckram and Adilynn Harper for your Birthday Books!

School Term Dates 2023

Term 1: Monday 30th January to Thursday 6th April
Public Holidays: Waitangi Day: 6th February, Good Friday 7th April

Term 2: Monday 24th April to Friday 30th June
Public Holidays: ANZAC Day 25th April, King's Birthday 5th June

Term 3: Monday 17th July to Friday 22nd September

Term 4: Monday 9th October to Friday 15th December
Public Holidays: HB Anniversary Day 20th October, Labour Day 23rd October

Upcoming Events

5th - King's Birthday (School Closed)
6th - School Photo Day
8th - Interschool Gymnastics - Takapau
8th - Board of Trustees Hui in Hastings
9th - School Cross Country Event
19th - Parent Teacher Conferences - School Closed for instruction
19th - Board of Trustees Meeting - 5PM - Room 2
22nd - Interschool Cross Country
30th - Student Mid Year Reports sent home
30th - Last Day of Term.

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