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’s 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, and 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.
Fiona Hopkirk: Acting Principal
We are currently recruiting for a new Principal/Tumuaki. For more information, or if you wish to apply for the position, please email email@example.com for our application documentation.
Applications close13th July 2022.
This months events
SCHOOL MASSThu Aug 04 04:52pm
Our next School Mass is being held at St Joseph’s Church this Sunday, 7th August at 9:00am.
It would be lovely to see as many families there as possible.
WELLBEING & SAFE AT SCHOOL SURVEYWed Aug 03 10:39am
Thank you to those people who have already completed our Wellbeing and Safe at School Survey.
This survey is open until 3.00pm on Wednesday 10th August.
Please use the following link:
All responses are confidential.
FOSJ QUIZ NIGHTTue Aug 02 03:09pm
Have you entered your team for the FOSJ fundraising Quiz Night at The Good Home on Monday 29th August at 7:00pm? Register your team of 4-6 people at firstname.lastname@example.org, $10.00 per person to be paid on the night.
Quiz nights are always lots of fun!!
The FOSJ would also like to run some raffles during the evening as an extra boost for our fundraising. If you would like to donate an item, whether it be a voucher for an experience, a load of firewood or a new scooter for the kids, etc – we thank you in advance for your kind donation. Items can be dropped off to the School Office after the holidays.
SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION 2022Mon Aug 01 03:38pm
Nominations for Parent Representatives on our School Board of Trustees close at noon this Wednesday 3rd August 2022.
Go to www.myschoolelection.nz to nominate yourself. Forms are also available at the School Office.
FOSJ MEETINGMon Aug 01 02:11pm
Please use the following link to attend the Friends of St Joseph’s Meeting tonight at 7.30pm:
RE Newsletter Term 3 2022Fri Jul 29 03:47pm
Please take the time to read the Term 3 Religious Education Newsletter.
FOSJ MEETINGFri Jul 29 01:23pm
Please use the following link to attend the Friends of St Joseph’s Meeting on Monday 1st August at 7.30pm:
WELLBEING & SAFE AT SCHOOL SURVEYTue Jul 26 11:45am
It would be much appreciated if this community survey could be completed by 3.00pm on Wednesday 10th August.
Please use the following link:
All responses are confidential.
BOARD OF TRUSTEE ELECTIONS 2022Tue Jul 26 10:29am
Are you interested in becoming a School Board Member? Every board member brings their own unique set of skills and experiences to the board.
As a member of our school board, you will need to work well in a team and have good communication skills. It can help to have an understanding of the education sector. You may have financial skills and experience in managing people, knowledge and understanding of particular communities within your school, or experience working within your school and wider communities.
Every school board member is well-supported by NZSTA’s range of learning and development opportunities, their Advisory and Support Centre and their regionally based team of advisors.
MASKING UP FOR TERM 3Fri Jul 22 01:37pm
The Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health have strongly recommended that schools implement mask wearing indoors for all students Year 4 and above. This is to help minimise the spread of winter illnesses and Covid-19.
When students return to school on Monday 25th July, we ask that all students Year 4 and above wear masks indoors. Masks will be provided for students.
Thank you for your co-operation with this matter. We look forward to a term of good health among our students.
CALVERT ROAD CROSSINGThu Jul 07 02:56pm
Is there a parent/caregiver or grandparent, etc, who is keen to help us with manning the Calvert Road crossing in the mornings (preferably Thursdays) next term? We would love your help. It would be every second Thursday.
Please contact Fiona Hopkirk if you are able to help: email@example.com.
A reminder that tomorrow, Friday 8th July, is a Mufti Day. Please bring to school a non-perishable grocery item for Food Bank. Thank you.Thu Jul 07 10:13am
Yr 5-6 Basketball Draw Term 3Wed Jul 06 05:15pm
Please return all Netball uniforms and any Interschool shirts before the end of the week if possible. Thank you.Wed Jul 06 09:38am
OSCAR JULY HOLIDAY PROGRAMMEThu Jun 30 01:40pm
A reminder to book for the July Holiday Programme via AimyPlus as soon as possible to avoid being charged a late booking fee.
A Late Booking Fee of $10:00 per child, per day, will be charged for bookings made with less than five working days notice. I’m sure you can appreciate the need to know the daily numbers in advance to assist with staffing and other resources. Please book early to avoid this charge, ideally before 1st July 2022.
The Holiday Programme details are available on the School Website and School App.
Coastal Interschool Sports Exchange – at homeTue Jun 28 04:30pm
Interschool Exchange Letter for Oakura awayTue Jun 28 04:22pm
We are still low on transport for this sports exchange and would really appreciate transport to this event.
Please email the school if you are able to offer transport.
Year 5/6 Sports – IMPORTANT INFORMATIONTue Jun 28 04:11pm
INTERSCHOOL SPORTS EXCHANGES
This week we have 2 sports exchanges. Letters have been sent home with the children involved, however due to so many absent your child may not have received a letter. Please read the document which lists the children who are playing in the exchanges.
if you know your child will not be back at school for their game, please can you email Hayley O’Neill at firstname.lastname@example.org. This will allow another child to take their place if need be.
Letters for the 2 exchanges have also been put on the school app so parents can read the information regarding that exchange.
The last day for ordering Bought Lunch is tomorrow, 28th June. Please make sure your forms are handed in before the end of the day.Mon Jun 27 01:22pm
Tomorrow, Friday 24th June, is a public holiday for Matariki. School is closed. Enjoy the long weekend together as a family.Thu Jun 23 01:14pm
FOSJ ANNUAL MEETING TONIGHTMon Jun 20 02:20pm
Please use the attached link to attend the Friends of St Joseph’s Annual Meeting tonight at 7.30pm via Zoom.
Morning Trinity parents .. due to Mrs Ropitini’s absence, Trinity’ class will not be leading tomorrow’s assembly. This will be rescheduled.Thu Jun 16 10:11am
FOSJ Bought Lunch FormWed Jun 15 03:48pm
Look out for the FOSJ Bought Lunch Forms in your child’s school bag today. Spares are available from the School Office.
FOSJ ANNUAL MEETINGWed Jun 15 12:55pm
Please use the attached link to attend the Friends of St Joseph’s Annual Meeting on Monday 20th June at 7.30pm via Zoom.
Yr 5/5 Rippa Tournament InformationTue Jun 14 06:55pm
Yr 5/6 Rippa Rugby – IMPORTANT INFORMATIONTue Jun 14 10:08am
Please can all parents fill out the attached player registration form for their child before Thursday. if your child already plays rugby for a club, you do not need to fil out this form again
Yr 5/6 Rippa Rugby Tournament has been postponed until next Thursday – 16th June.Mon Jun 06 05:33pm
REMINDER – an invite went out to parents from Cullinane and Redwood. Class Mass at 9am Tuesday 7th June to be held in Cullinane class.Mon Jun 06 05:21pm
Yr 5/6 Rippa Rugby Tournament – Thursday 9th JuneFri Jun 03 04:13pm
All Yr 5/6 children have been sent home with this notice.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER SUPPORT WORKER WANTEDThu Jun 02 08:08pm
We are keen to employ a bilingual support worker to join the staff at St Joseph’s School. The person needs to be a competent speaker of both Malayalam and English. They will work with and support our English Language Learners both at school and with our families in our wider school community.
The position is for 20 hours per week, during term time and currently is for one year. We will provide training.
If this sounds like a job you would be interested in or would like more information; please contact: email@example.com or by ringing the school on 06 758 0364.
School Newsletter 2022 No.6Thu Jun 02 04:22pm
FIRST RECONCILATION GROUP: The first session took place today. Please look in school bags for a home learning sheet on what they learnt.Thu Jun 02 03:33pm
SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB ORDERSWed Jun 01 04:24pm
Your child will be bringing home Book Club Issue No.4 today.
Please order online using the LOOP App or visit scholastic.co.nz/LOOP. Online orders for St Joseph’s close 10th June.
We are not taking cash payments or orders at school.
Interschool Sport against Frankley School is going ahead today as there is currently a break in the weather.Wed Jun 01 12:04pm
FOSJ MeetingMon May 30 04:10pm
A reminder that there is a Friends of St Joseph’s meeting tonight at 7.30pm in the staffroom. We look forward to seeing you there.
SHGC Open AfternoonMon May 30 10:41am
A reminder that SHGC have an Open Afternoon today for current Year 6 girls, starting at 2:00pm with an assembly. Please note, parents/caregivers must sign their children out at the School Office when they collect them for this event.
Year 6 students who attended Young Leaders today in Palmerston North are currently in Inglewood on their way home.Wed May 25 06:41pm
Interschool Rugby Yr 5/6 Please bring a change of clothes and a mouthguard for lunchtime training tomorrow.Wed May 25 06:07pm
ST JOSEPH’S SCHOOL SPORTING CODE OF CONDUCTTue May 24 06:14pm
As winter sports are now up and running, it is timely to remind all participants of our school’s expected sporting behaviours.
STRUCTURED LITERACY PRESENTATIONTue May 24 04:21pm
Please use the link below (and the passcode +utC0mfL) to view Claire Knight’s presentation for parents/caregivers on Structured Literacy.
This presentation is similar to the one that was given at the Parent Information Evening held at school last week and will give your more insight into the Structured Literacy Programme being run at St Joseph’s School.
FOSJ MEETINGTue May 24 09:22am
Please come along to the Friends of St Joseph’s meeting on Monday 30th May at 7.30pm in the staffroom. We would love to see as many parents as possible join us.
STRUCTURED LITERACY PARENT EVENINGMon May 16 04:27pm
You may have seen several news articles recently regarding literacy in New Zealand schools. Our school, along with a number of NZ schools, has committed to the Structured Literacy approach.
We are holding a parent information evening this Wednesday, 18th May, at 7.00pm in the Scout Hall for those parents/caregivers who would like to know more about the science of learning to read and how you can support your children at home.
To register please use this link:
School Newsletter 2022 No.5Thu May 12 03:55pm
Please see below our first school newsletter of Term 2.
Structured Literacy Parent EveningThu May 12 11:09am
Please see the notice below for details regarding our Structured Literacy Parent Information Evening. This is an opportunity for parents/caregivers to learn about the Structured Literacy Programme at St Joseph’s and how you can help your children at home.
Principal Appointment UpdateTue May 10 04:21pm
Please see the notice with an update on the appointment of a Principal for our school.
RAT TESTSTue May 10 03:28pm
We have a limited number of RAT Tests available to give out to our school community free of charge. If you would like to receive some, please use the link below: