Principal’s Message – 26 March 2021



Dear Parents & Whanau,

Thank you to our PTFA for the awesome disco last week. The students had great fun doing their dance moves. It was wonderful to see many dressed for the occasion. Thank you to the many parents who support this special school event. It was great to see you all having a catch-up with each other.

The Principal’s message will cover the following topics:

  • Welcome
  • Easter
  • PTFA

Ka manaakitia e te Atua

Alister Bridgman



Welcome to our new students and families who have joined us. We welcome:

Arianna, Hannah, Jessye, Manu, Matthew and Oliver.

It is wonderful to have you join our school community.


Over the next two weeks, the church season of Lent will be coming to an end and the Easter season will begin. Easter is central to our faith. The death and resurrection of Our Lord.

With Easter occurring during the school term, rather than in the school break, we will be having a focus on the Easter story over these two weeks. Please note the following dates:

1st April Thursday
Holy Week Liturgy
1:15pm School Hall
2nd April Friday
Good Friday
5th April Monday
Easter Monday
6th April Tuesday
Easter Tuesday
7th April Wednesday
School Easter Prayers
8:50am School Hall
9th April Friday
Mufti Day
Cereal Dominoes & Easter Tabloids
(no Friday School Prayers)



Have you had the opportunity to complete the Whittaker’s Chocolate Survey?

This is where you can order a box of chocolates to sell to your family, friends and workmates. Your support of this school fundraiser would be greatly appreciated.

Once you have completed the survey, your child will be given the box to bring home.

CALL FOR DONATIONS – St Joseph’s Second-Hand Uniform Sale

The PTFA will be holding a second-hand uniform sale on Thursday, 15th April.

To make this a success, we are calling for uniform donations from now until Friday, 9th April. A box will be left in the school office for donations to be placed in. We would ask that donations:

  • Are in good condition, clean & nicely folded
  • Have working zips
  • No rips or tears

Additionally, if you have school shoes or sandals in good condition, we will also accept these. We would ask that shoes or sandals are placed together in a bag to keep them together.

All donated items will then be available for sale on Thursday, 15th April at the following prices:

  • $5.00 for polos, sports items, skorts, shorts and shoes
  • $10.00 for vests
  • $15.00 for jackets

If anyone is available to help sort items over the coming weeks or take a shift to sell items on Thursday, 15th April, please email Bridget Allen at

Thank you in advance for your support of this initiative. All funds raised will go towards improving the school environment and providing further resources for our children.

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