Newsletter Week 3 Term 3
2nd August 2023
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I orea te tuatara ka patu ki waho
A problem is solved by continuing to find solutions

“Be on your guard: stand firm in the faith: be courageous: be strong.”
1 Corinthians 16:13
Kia Ora e te whānau,

We extend a huge warm welcome to Talia Mei and her whānau to Room 1. We are looking forward to sharing teaching and learning practices that will ensure not only Talia but all our tamariki continue to flourish during their time at St Joseph's. To do this we foster a growth mindset that promotes inner confidence and a positive attitude.

Encouraging a growth mindset in our learners is a powerful way to help them view challenges as opportunities for personal growth and development. When our ākonga/learners encounter difficulties and disappointments, our kaiako/teachers seize these moments as valuable teaching opportunities to instill the skills of perseverance, persistence, and a “keep trying” attitude.

By fostering a growth mindset in our ākonga/learners, we empower our learners to believe that their abilities and intelligence can be developed through effort and a positive outlook, understanding that setbacks are not indicators of failure but rather stepping stones towards improvement.

Let’s take this one step further and take a look at a spiritual growth mindset. The spiritual growth mindset is a growth mindset with God as the foundation. It is God-centered and tells you, “You’ve got this. You are capable and intelligent, and through God, all things are possible.”

If you would like to know more about how you can help your child develop their Growth Mindset please click on and view the following links, or come and borrow my copy of Carol Dweck’s, Ph.D. book ‘Mindset: The new psychology of Success’ (Well, not so new, this concept has been around since 2016, but always good to reflect and remind ourselves that this habit of thinking provides us with a solid foundation)

Leading in Faith, Learning for Life

“As shared by Mr. Adcock - All students completed by staining and decorating their Tui Feeders to a very good standard. Everyone was cooperative and on task. No one can be singled out as they all had a really good attitude!”
Our tamariki’s ‘Can do’ attitude continually shines through when they are at technology.
Onga 7’s
We braved the elements and returned to school having won theFairplay Award’ for living our school values at the event ‘Never see a need and doing something about it’ Congratulations to all our players and a huge 'shout out' to our parent volunteers: Gia’s dad: Ravi, Rory’s dad: Joe, Nick’s dad: Tony, Isla’s mum: Alice and all our whānau who come to cheers our tamariki on. 2 of our teams: Junior Netball and Senior Football, made it into the finals which was great!
When our players and teachers returned from their day out in the cold, they were greeted with freshly made hot vegetable soup made by Ella and Cooper's mum: Sarah. Thank you! Mrs. Jackson.

Winter Wrap up

Congratulations to our MiniSticks Hockey team who braved the near freezing temperatures to show their skills and enthusiasm for the game. While all members are relatively new to hockey, they will definitely be a force to be reckoned with in the future.
Congratulations to Milly, who came second in her floor routine for Step 1 under and got a medal. Millie Chapman was also there, both girls did really well.
The HB Junior Community Rugby Festival was held last weekend at the Taradale Rugby Club and one of the 52 teams that were there were our own CHB Under 9’s team. Led by coach, Rory and Tates dad: Joe Murphy and supported by assistant coach Devon Brown the boys stepped up to come away with 3 wins and 1 hard fought loss. Congratulations: Hunter, Reef, Mack, Rory and Tate!
Thank you to Taradale Rugby Club for an awesome venue and a most enjoyable day!
School Library Book Week is Next Week!
Dressing up as a book character can have a multitude of positive effects on our attitude and growth mindset toward reading. Encouraging reading and creativity builds empathy and a sense of community. It is a great way to celebrate literature and the magic of storytelling. Keep reading to see Mrs. Simpson's notice below.
Has your child thought about what Book Character they will be dressing up as next Friday?
If you are out and about and see any of our tamariki celebrating their gifts and talents, please let me know so that we can celebrate them with our wider community. We are so blessed to be able to engage in a wide range of life opportunities that fill our 'kete'/basket of memories.
Good luck to all our tamariki who will attend Cross Country tomorrow and Ki-o-Rahi next Tuesday. I am looking forward to seeing as many of you as I can this weekend on the Netball courts, on the Rugby fields, or on Football pitches. 'You've got this'!

Ma te Atua e manaaki e tiaki i nga wa katoa
Betty Brown


Tena Koutou Katoa

On Thursday some students from our school are going out to Flemington to represent our school at the inter-school cross country.
Over the weeks some students have been organizing a play. All students are participating in the school play.
Last Wednesday some of the older students in our school participated in the Onga 7’s. The day went really well and everyone was having fun playing their sports.
This Term every Monday all of the classes have been doing swimming lessons over at the AW Parsons swimming pool.

We hope you all have a great rest of your week.

Ruby, Jayde, Ella and Lilla.


6th August –Transfiguration of the Lord
Jesus took Peter, James, and John up onto a mountain to pray. As these disciples watched in awe, Jesus transfigured (changed appearance). His face shone like the sun and his clothes became as white as the light. Even more incredible, Jesus was joined by the long-dead Moses and Elijah.
What lesson does the Transfiguration teach us? The Apostles' experience at the Transfiguration reminds us that no matter how powerful a spiritual experience is, the time comes when we have to come down off the mountain and rejoin our everyday life. But when we do so, we need to do it as a changed person


Ella, Cooper, Lucy


Congratulations to the following students: Brooke, Sehaj, Ashtyne, Piper, Rex, Dani, Natasha, Lucy, Micah, Regan and Archie who last week demonstrated their commitment towards becoming more knowledgeable & skilled in their pursuit of learning.


Well done to Darius, Jayde, Mackenzie, Hudson and Teddy who received certificates the last week.
A fantastic effort


Bl Suzanne Aubert house won the CBG house points Sophia and Brooke were the winning individuals. Well done!


Thank you for your amazing response to our birthday book initiative, it’s great to see new books in the library which the students are keen to read. Remember I am more than happy to help you choose a book.

Currently, we have on loan for the year 200 non-fiction books from the National Library while we update and purchase new books for our school library. The students are excited and keen to read these new additions.

Next week is Aoteaora NZ School Library Week. We will be celebrating the fact we have a library in our school with various activities in class, including writing a book review, followed by a book character dress-up day on Friday 11th August. We look forward to seeing the characters that arrive at school!

Enjoy reading this week,
Louise Simpson

Parent Cyber Safety Evening - AUGUST!

We are pleased to offer, for parents and whānau, a parent evening about cyber safety, presented by Rob Cope on August 15th at CHB College.

Tickets have been allocated based on your school’s roll number. There is no charge but we have limited seating. Parents are asked to book their tickets through their school office. We have 30 tickets on a first-come first served basis. Please let Sarah know in the office if you would like to attend.
Tickets close Monday 7th of August to allow for reallocation.
Please watch this promotional video: Our Kids Online Parent Evening

Michael Hempseed returns to Central Hawkes Bay

Mark your calendars for this wonderful opportunity to hear him speak to our wider community at our school.
Monday 21st August 7PM
Enrolment for 2024 is a focus
Help us spread the word - We really do offer amazing learning opportunities.
If you have family, friends, or know other children in your area interested in enroling at St Josephs CHB next year please let them know that we would love to welcome them.
Please encourage them to pick up an enrollment pack from Sarah in the school office.
Your help in growing our school community is hugely appreciated.

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

3rd - Interschool Cross Country (Reset date)
7th - 11th - National Library Week
8th - Ki o Rahi Tournament
8th - St Mary MacKillop Feast Day
9th - Atea-a-Rangi - Years 5,6,7,8 (Memorial Hall)
11th - National Library Week - Book Character Dress Up Day
13th - School Mass
15th - Parents Cyber Safety Evening 6:30 - 8:30: CHBC Hall: Our Kids Online Parent Evening
21st - Michael Hempseed Presentation - 7PM
21st - Board of Trustees Meeting - 5 PM - Room 2
23rd - CHB Science Road Show

7th - Rippa-Rugby
8th - Year 6, 7 & 8 Sunrise Ht Expedition
15th - Pajama Day
18th - Rotary Speeches
22nd - Last Day of Term 3
23rd - Parish Working Bee - All welcome!

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