Newsletter Week 7 Term 2 13 June 2024
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Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa
This whakatauki speaks to the importance of keeping connected, of maintaining relationships and dialogue so that we can keep moving forward together.

Our faith is always growing and in need of tending. We build each other up by praying together, having discussions, and sharing how God touches our lives and how we can touch others.
Kia Ora e te whānau,
At St Joseph’s we celebrate the uniqueness of each one of our tamariki. When we respect and value each person for who they are, we create a community where everyone feels safe, accepted, and valued. The development and well-being of our tamariki remain our highest priority. By integrating our faith into every aspect of school life, we create a nurturing environment that supports the holistic development of our students. But, we all make mistakes and our tamariki are not exempt from acting in a manner that is not in line with our school mission, vision and values. With guidance from school and your support at home, we will all be more consciously aware of how we engage with each other to build each other up.
By lifting each other rather than putting each other down, we can all shine brightly together. We have discussed this kaupapa/concept as a whole school and in each class. Feel free to use the prompts from the poster to have conversations with your children at home. These conversations will aid us all in moving forward together.

Leading in Faith, Learning for Life

Reading looks different for different purposes to ensure we are ‘Learning to read so that we can Read to Learn’
Reading for pleasure, Instructional reading, Guided reading, Home reading, Reading a map to locate, and Writing a code for others to read and decipher.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!Last Thursday at training our Year 5&6 Netball team were presented with their new Netball Hoodies. With thanks to Super Shoppe Waipukurau, Bridgestone Tyre Centre Waipukurau and Drugwise has made a significant impact, both on and off the court. The custom-designed hoodies have not only kept them warm during training sessions but also fosters a sense of unity and pride.
Thank you again to our sponsors for being an essential part of our netball journey. Also, a huge Thank You to Bridie Tippett, Frith Gray and Mel Chapman for securing our sponsorships.

Cultural Celebration
At St Josephs we will celebrate who we are and the Māori New Year with a Shared Feast and performance by our tamariki. We welcome everyone to join us on Wednesday 26th at 5 PM in the Church to enjoy our tamariki’s Ngati Whai performance. On your way to the church please drop off your shared food for the ‘Feasting Table’ Our plan is to lift the Hangi after our tamariki have performed so that we can all be outside under the stars ready to give thanks.

We ask that you bring a plate of food from your culture that you can add to the feast table in the hall.

Plates and utensils - feel free to bring your ‘picnic set’: your own plate, knife/fork/spoon for each member of your family, this way you can use and take home and clean, this will help our clean up. Alternatively, we will have less environmentally friendly paper plates and cutlery.

Ngā Kotiro - Dresses have been fitted and are ready to change into at school. We would like all hair to be half up and half down, our staff will be on hand to help with this.
Ngā Tane - Black rugby shorts can be sent to school in a name brown or plastic bag. Teachers will keep these stored ready for our boys to get changed into for performances.

Hangi orders are now being taken - Place your order with Sarah in the office

Our first donation of vegetables - Thank you to the Kuklinski whānau. The list of donations continues to grow, we are feeling very blessed.
Just sharing this awesome photo of awesome kids having an awesome day!
Photo credit to Mrs. Emma Furgusson
Have a great weekend - Keep dry and warm!

Ma te Ātua e manaaki e tiaki
Betty Brown


Kia ora

This week during liturgy on Monday, we learnt about the value of people, honesty and obedience.
On Tuesday Room 6 went to Technology and the focus was Kaumatua (older people), in Miss Smith's class we made some yummy sausage rolls
We gave a sample to our bus driver Frank to thank him for his service.
Our school has been doing Ngati whai practices in the hall every morning and we are very excited about our performance in 2 weeks.

In 2 weeks (the day before our Kapa haka performance) we will be having a cultural celebration in honour of Matariki. There will be Hāngi (that you need to preorder) and more yummy foods. The PFG has organized the BBQ as well.

We hope you have an awesome weekend

Brooke and Ashtyne


Congratulations to the following students: Ani, Mason, Reef, Madison, Siva, Millie, Liam, Herray, Matai, Jed and Zoe who last week demonstrated their commitment to becoming more knowledgeable & skilled in their pursuit of learning.


Well done to Lucy, Gensis, Darius, George and Tommi who received certificates last week.
A fantastic effort.


St Peter Chanel House won the CBG house points. Brody and Finn were the winning individuals. Well done!

Thank you Luka for your Birthday Book


School Term Dates 2024

Term 1: Tuesday 30th January to Friday 12th April
Public Holidays: Waitangi Day: 6th February, Good Friday 29th March, Easter Monday 1st April, Easter Tuesday 2nd April

Term 2: Monday 29th April to Friday 5th July
Public Holidays: King's Birthday 3rd June, Matariki 28th June

Term 3: Monday 22nd July to Friday 27th September

Term 4: Monday 14th October to Tuesday 17th December
Public Holidays: HB Anniversary Day 25th October, Labour Day 28th October

Upcoming Events

Term 2
17 June - BOT Meeting
26 June - Whānau Cultural Day - Shared Dinner: Ngati Whai Dress Rehearsal
27 June - Ngati Whai Performance
28 June - Matariki - School Closed
3 July - Whacky Wednesday - Young Vinnies Spirit Day - Gold coin dress up day
5 July - Last Day of Term 2

Term 3
26 July - Parent-Teacher Conferences

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