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Tihei Mauri Ora, Whaikororia ki Te Atua i runga rawa. Maungārongo ki runga ki te
whenua. Whakaaro pai ki nga tāngata katoa. Tēnā rā koutou ki ngā hau e wha.
Nau mai haere mai ki te whānau o Hato Hohepa.

Behold the breath of life. Glory to God on high. Peace on earth. Goodwill to all people.
Greetings to everybody. Welcome to the St Joseph’s School, New Plymouth Website.

St Joseph’s is a Contributing State Integrated (Catholic) Primary School catering for
children from new entrants to year six. We are a very well resourced school that
provides a broad and rich curriculum built around Christian living, creativity and
knowledge and skills essential for the future. These skills are embedded in the school
Eight Competencies (8 C’s) and through our Gospel Values of Tika, Pono & Aroha. An
emphasis is given to achievement in the core learning areas of literacy and numeracy
as well as developing and fostering an appreciation of the arts, digital and scientific
skills, social, outdoor and leisure skills.

St Joseph’s School continues to benefit from strong community support. Children and
staff feel a strong sense of belonging and we enjoy an ongoing association with past
and present students and families.

We encourage you to explore our website and we look forward to hearing from you and
meeting you in the future.

Mike Dowd : Principal

Home, St Joseph's Primary School New Plymouth

This months events

Latest Notifications

Calvert Rd Crossing – Morning volunteers needed for 2022. Please help us out next year. See below

Wed Dec 08 10:08am

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS: Would you be able to cross our children across Calvert Road at our Kea Crossing one morning a fortnight from 8.20am-8.50am.
If you would like to volunteer for this, please contact the Principal, Mike Dowd. principal@stjosephsnp.school.nz

Yr 3-6 children please bring sports gear (shorts, T-shirt) to school tomorrow for our planned morning of Athletics activities..

Tue Dec 07 02:41pm

Year 6 Graduation and Final Day Info – Attention Year 6 Parents – Important Info. Click ‘view’ for full info.

Tue Dec 07 09:40am




Mon Dec 06 03:15pm

Kia ora Everyone

Please share this with your Star Helpers and parents/guardians of your players.

As you all know, the new Traffic Light System comes into effect at 11.59pm on Thursday 2nd December, which means we’ve had to make some adjustments to how our Netball programmes will operate.

To ensure the health and safety of all netball participants, staff, and volunteers, Netball Taranaki will become a Vaccine Pass organisation, effective Friday 3rd December. This means that EVERYONE aged 12 years 3 months and over must be fully vaccinated and show and scan their vaccine pass to enter all netball venues.

The new system also means that everyone must use the designated entry and exit points.

Please don’t forget your masks, to scan QR code or sign in at the Tower and maintain physical distancing.

While we understand the disappointment and difficulties this can create, in the short term, it is the only way we are permitted to operate and allow the continuation of our programmes.

Please get in touch with Hayley O’Neill if this will affect your child’s participation.

Kind regards,

Pia Bailey-Nowell

Games Administrator

Netball Taranaki – Poitarawhiti Taranaki

Year 6 Activities Day – what a great two days we have planned for Thurs and Fri. Click view for full info.

Mon Dec 06 02:34pm



Touch Rugby is cancelled tonight. There are no more games, so all touch shirts be returned to the school office asap. Thank you.

Mon Dec 06 12:13pm

Reminder – Bring togs and towel for daily swimming starting from today.

Mon Dec 06 08:04am

Covid 19 Update. Community members who have a connection with Devon Intermediate are reminded to seek advice from Healthline.

Sun Dec 05 02:24pm

If you have been tested – negative result, and or have followed the advice of the Covid Healthline then children can return to school.  A reminder to not send children to school who are not well.

The planned guitar / ukulele concert tomorrow is postponed.

Classes will begin daily swimming this week in the pool. Please send along togs and a towel and apply sun screen before school.

Sun Dec 05 11:05am

Please make sure your children can undress and dress themselves:).

Touch Draw – December 6th 2021

Fri Dec 03 02:52pm

A note from the City Touch Team,

Attached is the week 6 draw for our final week of Touch.

Firstly thank you, your teams, coaches and support crew for cooperating and getting through a very different look of touch under Covid restrictions.
Also pass on to your parents our thanks for respecting the Covid restrictions, I know it must of been so hard for parents to stay away with the no spectators protocols.

Covid levels and the new traffic light system.
As you all know that from this Friday Taranaki will move into the Covid 19 Protection Framework (traffic light system) under Orange.
With so much uncertainty on how this would look for us to operate sport plus we have not been given time or direction to plan for sport in Orange.
We have decided we will transition the last week of touch out under our same level 2 systems we have been running.
So week 6 will be run as usual in bubbles with no spectators to complete our season.

Thanks again Shane and the City Touch Crew


The guitar and ukulele concert planned for Monday has been postponed due to extra precautions in line with the NP Covid cases.

Fri Dec 03 02:22pm


Fri Dec 03 09:08am



Covid Cases in NP – Update. We would like to ask students who have family members attending Devon Int to please isolate at home tomorrow.

Thu Dec 02 08:39pm

This is a precautionary measure at this stage.  If families are keeping children home tomorrow please confirm by using the absentee function on the school app nice and early so we can complete the necessay administartion before the start of the school day at 8.50am.  Bless, Mike.

Covid 19 Cases – Devon Intermediate. Devon Intermediate is closed tomorrow.

Thu Dec 02 06:49pm

You may have seen news that there are three positive cases connected with Devon Intermediate.   Taranaki’s Public Health Unit has commenced a case investigation and contact tracing is underway.  St Joseph’s NP will remain open.  We encourage the community to check the locations of interest.  Mike.


Young Vinnie’s Food Bank Appeal

Thu Dec 02 02:56pm

Our group of Yr 5/6 Young Vinnie’s have organised a Food Bank Appeal at school.  As the annual Food Bank Drive is unable to go ahead, they hoped the school-wide appeal will help.

Please bring any non-perishable items for the Food Bank to school and place in the baskets in the main corridor.  These will be collected until Thursday 16th December and then delovered to the Food Bank.

Thank you so much for your contributions!


School photos have arrived today are in school bags today.

Thu Dec 02 01:47pm

Year 6 Cycle Skills – Remember your shoes and bike/helmet for tomorrow.

Wed Dec 01 04:09pm

Cricket Draw 3 & 4 December

Wed Dec 01 10:18am



School Newsletter 2021 No.10

Tue Nov 30 03:02pm



Cycle Skills is cancelled today.The Heidelberg session will now be on Wednesday. The Year 6 sessions will be combined on one day- Thursday.

Tue Nov 30 08:05am

Students who are bringing bikes to school can store them in classrooms over the next couplf of days / nights.



Cycle Skills Year 5 and 6 – Heidelberg have Cycle Skills tomorrow – where shoes. Bring your bike and helmet if possible.

Mon Nov 29 03:50pm

Year 6 Cycle Skills Level Two – Weds and Thurs – Please click view to check the day your child will need their bike and other gear.

Mon Nov 29 10:51am



With the change to the Covid Protection Framework being announced tomorrow we have been informed that schools will not change until Jan2022.

Sun Nov 28 03:29pm

‘The Ministers have agreed that all schools will retain their existing COVID-19 settings until the end of the 2021 calendar year, but guidance will recommend that schools outside of Auckland align their practices with the COVID-19 Protection Framework settings, which will come into effect for all schools from 1 January 2022.’  Lots for us still to digest, but it would seem we will finish the year with our current Level Two requirements.  Mike

Cycle Skills Year 5 and 6 – Cullinane have Cycle Skills tomorrow – where shoes. Bring your bike and helmet if possible.

Sun Nov 28 01:05pm

RAFFLES RAFFLES RAFFLES – Please return raffles to the office. The draw is this Thursday.

Sun Nov 28 10:50am

OSCAR Lockdown now lifted. Issue resolved at a nearby site. All safe now.

Fri Nov 26 03:17pm

Touch Draw Monday November 29th

Fri Nov 26 10:34am



Christmas/January 2022 Holiday Programme

Wed Nov 24 03:20pm

Please see the attached OSCAR Christmas/January 2022 Holiday Programme details. Bookings are now open. Please use our online booking system, AimyPlus.

Please note that school finishes at midday on Friday 17th December.  OSCAR will be open – please make bookings for this day by emailing oscar@stjosephsnp.school.nz or oscaraccounts@stjosephsnp.school.nz.  


Cycle Skills Year 5 and 6 – Fatima have Cycle Skills tomorrow – where shoes. Bring your bike and helmet if possible.

Wed Nov 24 02:08pm




Wed Nov 24 10:00am

See map of entry/exit points for the venue attached and use the QR codes at each point of entry.

Please re-check the draw to see what time and what court you play on – there are no BYEs in Sections 1, 2 and 3.

Enter and Exit via the entry/exit points relevant to the court you are playing on.

Check in with the Junior Coordinator at your court, rather than at the tower.

Games from 17/11 will not be rescheduled.


RAFFLES RAFFLES RAFFLES – Please return raffles this morning to the office.

Wed Nov 24 07:50am

Scooter Skills – Trinity, Pohutukawa, Barbier, Mission are on tomorrow. Please click view for full info. Children will need to wear shoes

Tue Nov 23 04:15pm



Cycle Skills Year 5 and 6 – click view re full information for Cycle Skills. Fatima are first up on Thursday.

Tue Nov 23 01:44pm



We have no extra raffle books left! Please send in raffles sold or unsold today and tomorrow (last day for returns please).

Tue Nov 23 07:51am

Scooter Skills – Redwood, Carroll & Te Hononga are on tomorrow. Please click view for full info. Children will need to wear shoes.

Mon Nov 22 04:36pm



Teacher Only Day – this Friday – Nov 26. School is closed. OSCAR is available – please book early so we can book staff early. Thanks.

Sun Nov 21 06:50pm

Scooter Skills – Lourdes, Lawn and McKenna have Scooter skills tomorrow. Please click view for full info. Children will need to wear shoes

Sun Nov 21 03:35pm



Raffle: Please make sure all raffle tickets are returned before this Weds 24th Nov. Sold or unsold:). Thanks for the effort so far.

Sun Nov 21 10:08am

Touch Draw – Week 4 Nov 22nd

Fri Nov 19 03:03pm

If there are any volunteers around that could spare a hour or 2 to help patrol the fields that would be awesome.you can contact Shane on 0224530903 or see him at zone1/2 HQ

Thanks to the majority that are abiding by the Covid level 2 protocols. But we still have a small minority that are pushing the boundaries.

NO crossing of the zone ropes, these are there for reason.
NO spectators as there has been a increase especially by zone 4&5 by the playground and skate park.please parents if you don’t need to be there drop your child off and collect them once their games finish.
If crowd numbers increase we will have to shutdown games so we don’t breach our Covid level 2 protocols.

Let’s all try and work together so the kids can play some Touch and finish the season.

Shane and the City Touch Crew


Mike Dowd – Resignation – Click view for full information.

Fri Nov 19 11:35am



Cricket Draw 19 & 20 November – cricket is back on this week. Click ‘view’ for the draw.

Thu Nov 18 02:46pm




Tue Nov 16 03:20pm

Access KeyCodes/Shoot Keys have been sent home today with students.  Please use these codes to order your school photos online from PhotoLife.  

Please note: orders must be placed before midnight on 28th November to qualify for free delivery to St Joseph’s School. 

If you have not received your code, please contact the School Office.

Roading Speed Review – St Aubyn St and Devon St – Highways. Click view below for full info on how to have your say.

Tue Nov 16 10:11am



Kapahaka – we will be filming our roopu tomorrow to share with the community. Please make sure children are on time for school. Info below

Mon Nov 15 02:27pm

Boys -need black shorts eg rugby shorts (not knee length coloured skins)
Girls- please come to school with hair half up ponytail

Yr 1-2 Netball has been cancelled for this week (Wed 17th Nov).

Mon Nov 15 01:13pm

Scooter Skills – Yr 0 – 4 children. Sessions for all junior and middle school children will take place next week. Click view for full info

Mon Nov 15 10:04am



November 15th Touch Draw – Updated, apologies for last link.

Sun Nov 14 04:00pm

November 15th Touch Draw – Weather cancellation will be made by 12pm Monday. Parents will be notified via school app.


November 15th Touch Draw – Weather cancellation will be made by 12pm Monday. Parents will be notified via school app.

Sun Nov 14 02:12pm



Raffle: The tickets are selling really well. Please make sure you have plans in place to return the sold tickets before Weds 24th Nov.

Sun Nov 14 01:19pm

If you are having trouble selling…..no problem.  Just return what you have sold and we can pass on the onsold tickets to our keen seelers.  If you want more books please email the office or send along a note with what you would like in the bag with sold tickets and cash.

All junior cricket is cancelled today and tomorrow – see full message from Taranaki Cricket below:

Fri Nov 12 12:54pm


There has been no guidance as yet from Government or Health Officials however for the sake of public health TCA has made the decision to cancel ALL junior cricket for this weekend. All Junior cricket includes Secondary School cricket, South Vern Betts Super Bash, South Peter Ingram Super Smash, North Super Bash, North Super Smash, Superstar Incrediball & Superstar Kiwi.

ALL Superstar cricket academies held in New Plymouth, Hawera & Stratford are also cancelled tonight.

Cricket Draw 12 & 13 November

Wed Nov 10 12:36pm



Year 6 Activity Days 2021 – Parents of Year 6 children please click ‘view’ for full info on proposed activity days.

Mon Nov 08 12:39pm



Year 5 – Annual Nativity Presentation – Scenarios for this year… click ‘view’ for full information.

Mon Nov 08 12:10pm



2022 Camp and Events – Key info for current Yr 4 & 5 Students – please click ‘view’ for planned event dates and costs for 2022.

Mon Nov 08 12:03pm



Year 6 – Graduation and Key information for Term 4 Notice – some scenarios and information for December and key dates etc.

Mon Nov 08 11:54am



School Newsletter 2021 No.9

Fri Nov 05 03:20pm




Fri Nov 05 10:22am

Dear Parents,

Check the draw and know where your zone entry and exit points are (PLEASE SEE FIELD MAP)
*No spectators – this will breach our numbers and potentially shut down touch.

*There are no warm up areas on the park.
*Have a meeting point for your team outside of the zone and lead all players onto the park together. (Follow the green cones)
*Let parents know the collection point once players are lead from the park through the correct exit point (exit on the red cones)

Thank you

City Touch Organisers



Cricket Draw 5 & 6 November

Wed Nov 03 03:39pm



Reminder – Learning Conferences are running all day tomorrow. No school (OSCAR is available). Covid precautions are listed below.

Wed Nov 03 12:54pm

Covid-19 Considerations at Level 2: Learning Conferences:

·       Sanitise hands on entry to classrooms.

·       Adults wear masks. (These may come off when we are seated and suitably distanced)

·       Use the Covid-19 QR code when arriving at the school or entering the classroom.

·       Track and Trace data will be kept from bookings/attendance.

·       Sanitation of surfaces will take place between conferences.

·       Teachers will remain at least 1.5m away from parents.  Unfortunatley we will not be able to greet parents with a handshake this year.

Congratulations whānau….100% of our children are booked for learning conferences. Outstanding!

Tue Nov 02 05:31pm

Reminder of Covid precautions for Learning Conferences today:

Tue Nov 02 12:19pm

Covid-19 Considerations at Level 2: Learning Conferences:

·       Sanitise hands on entry to classrooms.

·       Adults wear masks. (These may come off when we are seated and suitably distanced)

·       Use the Covid-19 QR code when arriving at the school or entering the classroom.

·       Track and Trace data will be kept from bookings/attendance.

·       Sanitation of surfaces will take place between conferences.

·       Teachers will remain at least 1.5m away from parents.  Unfortunatley we will not be able to greet parents with a handshake this year.

Urgent – Touch Shirts. All U6 and U8 and older players no longer playing touch must return shirts this week. Please drop to the office.

Mon Nov 01 06:48pm

Learning Conferences Nov 2 and 4 2021 Update – for full info regarding the conferences click ‘View’ below.

Sun Oct 31 07:12pm

A reminder that the school is not open for teaching on Thursday.  OSCAR is available if required.


Event Cancellations – due to ongoing Alert Level Two Restrictions.

Sun Oct 31 06:37pm

The School Mass planned for Nov 7 has been cancelled.  The family picnic planned for Nov 14 has also been cancelled due to gathering numbers.  We will look to organise a water fun day and get the water slide out for the children during school time when we have settled weather.  Mike.

Touch Rugby Field Layout, Level 2 Regulations and Draw are now available. Please read the information. Thank you

Fri Oct 29 12:22pm



Touch Rugby Draw for Monday 1st November

Fri Oct 29 12:10pm



Raffle Tickets 2021 – the eldest child has raffle tickets in their bags from the FOSJ today. Click ‘VIEW’ for full info.

Tue Oct 26 02:27pm

Tickets are due back to school on or before Weds the 24th of November. (Extra books are available – just place a note in the bag when you return raffles stubs and money with how many of each raffle book you require).  Each family has three books to sell (not 5 as stated on the pink notice with the raffles).  Sold tiockets to be returned to class teachers or to the office.


Cricket Covid Protocols

Tue Oct 26 11:28am

 Players can come into contact with each other and share equipment however spectators attending a local sporting event should stay 2m apart from people they do not know, wear a face covering wherever possible, and follow all other contact tracing and hygiene guidelines. We do ask if your child is unwell that they stay home.  A tracer APP QR Code is on the green wall under the OSCAR Building for St Joseph’s cricket games.

Cricket Draw Fri 29 and Oct 30 – Please be at games at least 20 mins before games start. Click ‘view’ for the draw.

Tue Oct 26 11:21am



Mufti Day this Friday – luxury grocery item for our raffle hampers.

Mon Oct 25 03:25pm

This Friday, 29th October is a mufti day in support of the

FOSJ Raffles.  We are asking that each child brings along a

Luxury Grocery Item (wine, chocolate, bubble bath,biscuits, coffee, shampoo etc)in exchange for not wearing uniform. 

Thank you for your support.


Reminder: Sibling Photo Form – hard copies were in bags last week. Please return by Wednesday 27 Oct to class teachers or the office.

Mon Oct 25 01:35pm

The photos will be taken on Thursday October 28 (next wek).  Click ‘view’ for a copy of the form.


REMINDER – HAVE YOU BOOKED YET? Learning Conferences Nov 2 and 4 2021. Click view below for full information.

Sun Oct 24 11:35am

We are using an online booking system again so that you can book your appointment time. If people do not have access to a computer, bookings can be made by ringing the School Office. The website is https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/code/5865k You will be guided through three simple steps, and you’ll get an email confirming your bookings. Easy!


Touch Rugby – Reminder – Re-registrations for U10 and U12 touch close at 3pm today. U6 and U 8 please return shirts ASAP

Fri Oct 22 11:16am

Please click view below for full info regarding information for U6 and U8 Teams. All U10 and U12 players will need to register again before Friday 22nd Oct. Please note that the venue has changed to Bell Block. When clicking ‘view’ below, the pop up notice includes a link at the bottom for players to re-register for the U10’s and U12’s.  Link also below if you had trouble yesterday.



RE Newsletter Term 4 2021

Wed Oct 20 03:22pm

Please take the time to read our RE Newsletter for Term 4 which also includes our recently reviewed Health Curriculum Statement.  Please provide feedback on this statement before 27th October.


REMINDER: IMPORTANT SURVEY – Home learning devices required in homes if we have any periods of Level 3 or Level 4 Schooling this term.

Tue Oct 19 10:08am

Please click the link below to record the device needs for your family if we have any periods of learning from home this term.  We want to be prepared so we can act quickly.  Please click the following link:


Yr 1-2 Netball starts this Wednesday 20th at Waiwhakaiho Netball Courts . Please read the Level 2 Guidelines for this venue

Tue Oct 19 09:16am

Level 2 Guidelines for this venue – 

Mandatory mask wearing for all adults
Enter and exit through the same gate
Play on your court.  Do not cross over into other zones. 
If you or members of your household are unwell or awaiting a test/test results, you must not attend games and stay home. 
Appropriate hygiene and sanitation processes in place for participants and equipment
Mandatory contact tracing is required, Ministry of Health QR codes are at each venue.
Physical distancing is required at all times (with the exception of players on court and sideline coaching at breaks)
BYO water bottles, towels and hand sanitiser for frequent use
Sneeze and cough into your elbow
Cleaning and hygiene protocols will be implemented for bathrooms and toilets
Change rooms will be closed
No mingling between groups and supporters.  Get in, play, go home.

Term 4 Update Notice 18 Oct 2021. Click ‘view’ to read.

Mon Oct 18 03:03pm



School Photos are being taken on 28th October, not November as stated in today’s notice. Apologies for the confusion.

Mon Oct 18 02:45pm

Cricket Trainings with Taranaki Cricket. – Yr 3-6 players.

Sun Oct 17 10:50am

The Year 5 and 6 hardball players will have lunchtime trainings on Tuesdays – bring shoes.  The Year 3 and 4 Incrediball players will have Wednesday lunchtime sessions – bring shoes.

Covid 19 – Level 2 – Oct 15 Update

Fri Oct 15 11:16am

We will be starting Term 4 under Covid Alert Level 2. Everyone is doing a great job following our alert level two protocols. Please click ‘view’ for full information.


Summer Uniform Update – Campus clothing has a full range of our uniform at their shop. See below for second hand options at school.

Wed Oct 13 05:30pm

We are back to wearing summer uniform this term. The hall has a large selection of sandals available for those who want to swap or just grab a pair. Lots of variety and they are in good to mint condition. The Hall side door nearest the school will be open. The uniform room will also be available in the main office area. One family at a time, adults to wear masks, use sanitiser and sign in using the QR Codes. 9am-12 Thursday and Friday this week.

Touch Rugby – Revised for Term 4. The City Touch Competition will only run for U 10 and U12 teams this term. Full info below:

Wed Oct 13 05:20pm

Please click view below for full info regarding information for U6 and U8 Teams.  All U10 and U12 players will need to register again before Friday 22nd Oct.  Please note that the venue has changed to Bell Block.  When clicking ‘view’ below, the pop up notice includes a link at the bottom for players to re-register for the U10’s and U12’s.


Grandparents and Friends Day Friday Oct 22 – POSTPONED.

Sun Oct 10 10:09am

The Grandparents and Friends Day planned for the first Friday of term has been postponed.  We have made an early decision due to the changing Covid Level boundaries.  We hope to hold this event later in the term.  Mike


Fri Oct 01 08:36am

Please note that the confirmed dates for Learning Conferences are 2nd and 4th November next term.  Apologies for the incorrect date in the body of yesterday’s School Newsletter.  The correct dates were in the calendar.

Booking information will be shared with the school community early in Term 4.

School Newsletter 2021 No.8

Thu Sep 30 03:30pm



Year 5 and 6 Summer Hockey – Extra Players Needed

Thu Sep 30 08:03am

All year 5 and 6 development hockey teams have been moved up to the half field grade and are in pool B of this grade. This is due to a lack of team entries in the development grade. It will be a great experience and there will be teams of similar levels. This means we are now looking for more players as there are more players on the turf at one time. If you are interested, please email Miss Zarifeh at bridie@stjosephsnp.school.nz and she will put you in a team.

Catholic Schools Day – Theme Info – Click view to learn more about our special day today.

Wed Sep 29 08:11am



Catholic Schools Day 2021 – Reminder we asking children to bring a donation for Mellowpuff Trust tomorrow.

Tue Sep 28 02:05pm

All children will receive a sausage and bread at lunchtime.


Taranaki Tennis Champs and Surf Champs Term 4 (Yr 5-6)

Tue Sep 28 11:01am

Taranaki Tennis Championship (Yr 5-8) Wed Oct 27th

Taranaki Surf Champs (Yr 5/6) Mon 6th Dec

Please contact Hayley O’Neill – hayley@stjosephsnp.school.nz – for more information or if your child is interested in these events in Term 4.

Touch Rugby Term 4 -Important Information

Mon Sep 27 11:12am

City Touch Taranaki are waiting until the Government announcement on Monday 4th October to confirm if Term 4 Touch is able to go ahead. Touch can not go ahead if we are still at Level 2.  A draw for Week 1 will be available as soon as possible if Level 1 is announced.

Team shirts will be given out this week ready for Week 1. Team balls will be given out for the coaches on the first Monday back in Term 4

Devon Intermediate Grounds
During the recent classroom addition the playing fields have been compromised.  Should the fields not be safe to play on by Week 1 City Touch have secured a backup venue in Hickford Park Bell Block.  A call will be made on Monday 4th October along with the Covid update.  If some teams do need to move to Hickford Park then the draw will be sent out with times to allow for everyone to get across town.

Secondhand summer sandals are available for families in the hall.

Mon Sep 27 08:41am

 Please scan in on the Covid Tracing QR Code and wear a mask when entering the hall. Keep at least 2m apart from any other people who may be looking at the sandals. Sanitiser available – please use on arrival and when leaving. Cost – free or a donation or just swap a pair.

Sports Shirts – URGENT – Please return to school tomorrow so we can sort Touch, cricket and summer hockey teams.

Sun Sep 26 02:11pm

We are still missing winter hockey, miniball and basketball and netball uniforms.  Please put in bags now for a Monday check off.

ROAD SAFETY: We need parents to model safe crossing for children on Calvert Road please.

Thu Sep 23 09:32am

The crossing has an adult on site morning and afternoon.  This is the only place to cross children.  Do not call children across the road or get them to cross at other places.  Please do this to keep all of our children safe.  Please model this as parents also.  Mike

Catholic Schools Day 2021 – Please click View below for more information about this special day next Wednesday.

Wed Sep 22 12:50pm




Tue Sep 21 03:31pm

Cricket team notices have been isued today to all children who have registered.  Please look out for these in school bags.  Shirts will be issued at a later date.  Please note, students have not been invoiced at this stage for this activity.

Covid 19 – Level 2 Sept 20 Update

Mon Sep 20 06:20pm

The government has announced that we will remain at level two for the rest of this term.  Everyone is doing a great job following our alert level two protocols.  Please click ‘view’ for full information.


Reminder – children to bring running clothes each day please.

Mon Sep 20 08:53am

REMINDER: St Joseph’s School, NP – Special Catholic Character and Religious Education Survey 2021

Sun Sep 19 02:20pm

The Board of Trustees and staff of St Joseph’s School NP are surveying the community to check in on our Catholic Special Character and on how we are delivering the Religious Education Curriculum. (Survey closes Weds Sept 22 2021)

The survey is very quick, please click the following link.  Mike.


Mufti Day Friday 17th September

Thu Sep 16 01:32pm

Please bring along a non-perishable grocery item in exchange for not wearing uniform.


School Cross Country

Tue Sep 14 03:09pm

Children may be running our school cross country this week, weather permitting.  Please make sure they bring appropriate running gear (t-shirt, shorts, shoes) and a drink bottle to school every day this week.

Due to Covid Level 2 restrictions, we cannot have spectactors.


October Holiday Programme

Tue Sep 14 01:07pm

Please see the attached for the OSCAR October Holiday Programme details.  Bookings are now open.  Please use our online booking system, AimyPlus.


School will remain at Alert Level 2 for another week. The government will review levels again Mon 20th Sept. Click ‘view’ for full info.

Mon Sep 13 07:05pm



Sports letters – Yr 1-2 Netball, Touch, Hockey

Mon Sep 13 04:05pm

Team letters will be sent home with hockey, touch and Yr 1-2 netball over the next few days.  Please check in your child’s bag for these letters. 

Please wait to be invoiced for these sports before paying – due to the possible level changes affecting the seasons.

Remember to return all miniball and basketball shirts to the office asap.


Term 3 Update

Mon Sep 13 03:38pm

Please see the attached notice for an update on Term 3 activities.


Miniball and Basketball

Fri Sep 10 11:27am

Miniball (Yr 1-4) has now finished for the season (due to Level 2 restrictions.

Basketball (Yr 5-6) are having finals on Thursday 23rd September (with restrictions).  Teams will be notified if they have made the finals asap.  

Please return your child’s Miniball/Basketball shirts to school asap.

Thank you.