ST JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC
Welcome to Term 4. It was wonderful to welcome all the children back to school this morning.
The Principal’s Message will cover the following topics:
- School Prayers
- School Mass
- Team Liturgies
- Sacramental Programme
- Cross Country/Fun Run
- Cluster Speech Competition
- Election Day
- Term Dates
Welcome to Amos, Elle, Jonathan and Vince who are having their first day at St. Joseph’s today. We know they will have a wonderful time at our school.
Our first school prayers for the term will be this Friday, 16th October beginning at 9am. All parents are welcome to join the students for school prayers each Friday.
There will be one school Mass this term on Friday, 11th December at 11am in St Joseph’s Church. This is the final Mass for the year at which we celebrate our year of learning and farewell our Year 6 students. All parents are invited to this Mass.
This term, each team will be organising a liturgy. Parents will be informed of the date and time of the liturgy and are welcome to attend.
The Parish Sacramental Programme for Confirmation and First Holy Communion re-starts this Wednesday at 6:30pm for Year 4 students here at school. If you have any questions, contact Edwin at the Parish Office. The dates for the programme and the two celebrations are on the school calendar.
CROSS COUNTRY/FUN RUN
We will be having our 2020 Cross Country/Fun Run on the morning of Monday 19th October. We are introducing a new format for this event. Students will be able to elect to enter either the competitive run or the fun run. All students are welcome to come dressed in costumes or school PE gear. Further information will be posted on the website tomorrow.
CLUSTER SPEECH COMPETITION
Over Term 3, some of the Kakariki students prepared and delivered speeches as part of their programme of learning. In the final week of the term, each home groups’ represententives presented their speeches to the entire team. Congratulations to the following students who will be representing our school at the upcoming Cluster Speech Competition:
- Speech – Meera
- Spoken Word – Natalia
- Rap – Charlie
- Flash Talk – Carter
This wonderful family event is being held on November 8th this year. Register your family on the website, www.shoretoshore.co.nz. Click on our school name, “St Joseph’s School” and you will be supporting our students, as we will receive sports equipment thanks to your registration. We look forward to seeing a large number of our families at this community event.
There will be a polling booth in our school hall on Election Day, Saturday 17th October.
Please regularly check the calendar on our school website for term dates and other important information.
Thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to seeing you at the various school events throughout this term.
Ka manaakitia koutou e te Atua.