Principal’s Message – 16 February, 2024



Kia ora

This week, the children have enjoyed participating in ‘Camp 2024’. They have been involved in a variety of team building activities both with their Home Groups and with their teams. Teachers will now have developed a good connection with the children in their HG along with meeting and getting to know the children in their team.

On Wednesday we had a lovely Ash Wednesday liturgy in the hall. Thank you to the whanau who were able to attend. Our thanks to Monsignor for joining us for this liturgy which signifies the beginning of Lent. This was preceded on Tuesday with ‘Shrove Tuesday’. The children enjoyed making and eating their pancakes, as did the teachers.

Next week we begin our new timetable to support the Government’s new ‘one hour reading, one hour writing, one hour maths’ policy. The start of the day time, 8.50 am and the end time, 2.50 pm remain the same. 

We are looking forward to welcoming the new students and new families to our school community next Friday, the 23rd of February at school prayers, beginning 8.50 am

Ka manaakitia e te Atua
Alister Bridgman

The Principal’s Message Will Cover the Following Topics

  • Welcome for New Students at Next Friday’s Morning Prayers
  • Upcoming PTFA Meeting
  • Scholastic Book Clubs
  • Basketball Registrations
  • Shore-to-Shore Fun Run
  • Happenings Around School This Week
  • Community Notices


Reminder to our new families that we would love you to join us at our Welcome Prayers next Friday 23rd February.



These are completely optional books that you can order for your child through the Scholastic Book Club. Most classes are participating in Scholastic Book Clubs this year. Twice a term during the school year you will receive a Club catalogue with a different selection of books offered.

There are many books in the catalogue, sometimes at lower prices than elsewhere and there is no obligation to order. Your child may like to use the catalogues as cutting practice or as something to save towards.

HOW TO ORDER (should you wish)
CREDIT CARD — Visit OR download the LOOP app. Your order will be electronically linked to the rest of your school’s order. You do not need to complete the order form at the back of the catalogue..

CASH — please enclose cash with completed order form and return to your school.

CREDIT VOUCHER — Please enter details on LOOP or return to your school with your cash order.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask your class teachers


Dear Parents

We invite you to register to play the following sports for St Joseph’s Catholic School, Takapuna in Term 1 2024.

Registrations close at noon on Sunday 18 February 2024. 

Register through

Years 2-4 North Harbour Basketball

Location: Eventfinda Stadium, AUT, Massey Uni and YMCA. 

Day: Tuesday 

Game Times: Varies, after 4 pm

Season Dates: Starts 5 March – 5, 12, 19, 26 all grading, April: 9, 30, May: 7, 14, 21, 28, June: 4, 11, 18, (25 back-up date July: (2 back-up date)

*FEES: $90 per player (based on 7 in a team)

Years 5/6 North Harbour Basketball

Location: Eventfinda Stadium, Rosmini College

Day: Wednesday 

Game Times: Varies, after 4 pm

Season Dates: Starts 6 March – 6, 13, 20, 27 all grading, April: 3, 10, May: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June: 5, 12, (19-not available, 26 back-up dates), July: (3 back-up date)

Game Duration:

*FEES: $90 per player (based on 7 in a team) 

 Register through

The registration will be considered once the full fee has been received.

Kind regards

St Joseph’s Sport


Harcourts Cooper and Co Shore to Shore is North Shore’s favourite 5km fun run/ walk, with approximately 5,000 participants entering every year.

The event starts at Takapuna Grammar School, heads along both the picturesque Takapuna and Milford beaches and ends at Milford Reserve and brings together the North Shore community to support local schools by providing them with an opportunity to raise funds for much-needed sports gear.

A great opportunity for Friends, Parents, Aunties, Uncles and Grandparents to get together, dress up, and join us for the fun!

2024 promises to be another great event with plenty of awesome costumes and spot prizes up for grabs!!

Registration process…

  • Click this link to get onto the website
  • Check your Email for the order confirmation
  • Your race packs will be sent to your school in the week of the event
  • Turn up on the day and have fun!!!

Further information and FAQ’s can be found on the Harcourts Cooper & Co Shore to Shore website.



Please check out the latest community notices  which you can find on our school website.

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