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
This months events
Children’s Mass – Next Sunday Aug 1. –Fri Jul 23 11:13am
The challenge has been given! We have Children’s Mass next Sunday, and as Mike said on Production night, it would be amazing to see the same response to our Mass as we did to Production. Let’s lift the Church withour praise and worship, by coming together in song and prayer. We look forward to seeing you all at St Joseph’s Church 9am Sunday 1st August.
Term 3 Yr 5/6 Basktetball DrawTue Jul 20 12:24pm
TERM 3 OSCARMon Jul 12 06:50pm
Bookings are now open for OSCAR After School for term 3. Please note that the new rate of $8.00 per hour will apply.
Monday 30th August is a Teacher Only Day and needs to be booked as a Special Day. Holiday Programmes rates apply for this day.
Older Children’s’ Baptism ProgramFri Jul 09 02:22pm
OLDER CHILDREN’S BAPTISM 2021: Preparation sessions for children 7 years+ and their parents, are scheduled for Sunday 15th/22nd/29th August, following 9am Mass. Baptisms will take place in September. To register your interest…contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mufti Mania – Reminder – we have a mufti day tomorrow.Thu Jul 08 10:54am
On Friday July 9, (last day of the term) we will be holding a mufti day for Kristus Raja School in West Papua. Many other Catholic Schools around NZ will also join us with this fundraising initiative in conjunction with Caritas.
Children can wear mufti to school and in return bring a donation for Kristus School. Bring your donation to your classroom on Friday 9 July and then the Young Vinnies will collect it.
This is a wonderful example of how we can make a massive difference for others.
Click ‘view’ for full info
School Production Wednesday – Please click view below for full info. Children to arrive at the venue at 6.30pm. Lead characters by 6.15.Tue Jul 06 04:17pm
Children will come home with their costume tomorrow. They will wear these to the venue tomorrow night. Parents will take shoes, jackets etc to their seats. Please note the evening show is sold out. There will be no entry without tickets.
Buses will again leave at 9am tomorrow morning so children will need to be at school by 8.50am.
Please, please, please click ‘VIEW’ below to read all of the extra details.
Please sign in the Cocid Tracer App when you arrive at City West Church tomorrow night.
Yr 3/4 and Yr 5/6 NetballTue Jul 06 09:18am
Please return your Netball uniform to school this week. These can be brought to Cullinane.
Reminder = We will be at City West Church tomorrow. Children must be at school by 8.50. All chn to have a named water and bottle and lunchMon Jul 05 04:24pm
We are looking forward to seeing you all at our School Mass at 9am tomorrow. Have a great weekend.Sat Jul 03 11:05am
Pistons and Celtics Yr 5/6 BasketballFri Jul 02 03:38pm
Monday 5th July
St Josephs Pistons play 4.00pm court 2,
St Josephs Celtics has a bye
Older Children’s Baptism Enrolment Form:Thu Jul 01 02:27pm
Baptism for Older Children 2021: The annual Baptism preparation programme for children 7 years and older is scheduled to begin on Sunday 15 August. The course runs for three weeks following the parent’s introductory session. To enrol or for further information please contact Michelle: 7573682 or email@example.com
Click view for enroment form or message the office for a copy. Note that enrolment forms need to be taken to the Parish Office.
There evening show for the production is sold out – no more tickets available. We have some tickets available for the matinee.Thu Jul 01 10:36am
Reminder – Production costumes need to be at school today or tomorrow in a named bag. Kapa Haka boys also need plain black shorts.Thu Jul 01 08:33am
Click view for full production info. Costume requirements are on page two.
Senior Sports Exchange – Thursday 1st July – Coastal SchoolWed Jun 30 11:35am
Thank you to the parents who have offered to take tranport to this event. A letter has been sent home with your child if you returned the volunteer tranport form. Please meet att the green seats at 10:45am – we will be lealving at 11am. We will be leaving Coastal School at approximately 2pm.
All children involved in the exchange can come to school in their sports gear. Please ensure they come to school with a drink botlle of water and warm clothes.
Rugby – mouthguard, sports shorts,
Football – shin pads, boots, socks, sports shorts
Netball A & B – uniform, sports shoes
Reminder: Students should not arrive at school until 8.10am.Wed Jun 30 10:35am
Our duty of care begins at 8.10am. It is important that staff have time to prepare for their day without children on site. Please make arrangements with before school care providers, family members and friends. Please take the time to make other arrangements rather than dropping children early to school. Please help us to keep your children safe.
Please check bags for production tickets:)Tue Jun 29 03:36pm
School Newsletter 2021 No.6Mon Jun 28 04:42pm
Please attached for our latest School Newsletter.
School Production Final UpdateMon Jun 28 03:42pm
Please see below for final details regarding our School Production.
REMINDER – Interschool Exchange with Coastal – Rugby, Football, Netball A & B team – – Thursday 1st July. Letter attachedMon Jun 28 01:47pm
Senior Sport Exchange with Coastal- Thursday 1st JulyMon Jun 28 01:39pm
We are still needing tranport – please fill in and return the transport form if you are able to help out.
Covid 19-Level 1 Update. With the recent alert level change in Wellington it is timely to look at Lev 1 schooling and to be ready for Lev 2Wed Jun 23 03:33pm
Please be aware if there is a return to Alert Level 2 schooling, adults / parents will not be able to access the school grounds or buildings. Please make sure you are helping your children to be independent with arriving and leaving the school on their own. If we change back to Alert Level 2 schooling, children will need to be able to come up to their classroom and leave the grounds at the end of the day on their own.
Click view for full information regarding Level 1 schooling.
Senior Rippa Rugby Tournament Reminder – on tomorrow – Wednesday 23rd JuneTue Jun 22 07:23pm
Please read letter for further information and reminders about what children should bring. Please ensure you child is at school on time as we will be leaving just after 9am. Thank you.
Production – TICKETS and Costume Reminder – Reminder for costumes to come in this week. Order tickets with link below.Tue Jun 22 08:36am
Click ‘view’ below for full notice and info.
Senior Sports Interschool Exchange – Thursday 1st July at Coastal SchoolMon Jun 21 03:58pm
A letter has gone home to all children in rugby, football and netball A & B teams about our Interschool exchange next Thursday. We would appreciate any transport to and from Coastal School.
OSCAR July Holiday ProgrammeFri Jun 18 01:36pm
The July OSCAR Holiday Programme is now available for booking.
The Yr 5 & 6 Kiwi Science Test planned for next Weds has been moved to Thursday to avoid a clash with new rippa rugby date.Fri Jun 18 10:38am
Senior Rippa Rugby TournamentThu Jun 17 04:12pm
The revised date for the Rippa Rugby Tournament is now Wednesday 23rd June. Other details remain the same. Please return if the registraton form if your child is not already registerd with a rugby club.
Rippa Rugby Tournament has been postponed until Wednesday 23rd of JuneTue Jun 15 02:02pm
Production – TICKETS and Costume Reminder – Tickets can now be purchased. Note we have limited ticket sales for the evening show.Tue Jun 15 11:14am
Click ‘VIEW’ for a copy of the full notice and information. (Also in bags today). Please encourage grandparents and friends to attend the matinee. The link to purchase tcikets is below:
Reminder. We are looking forward to meeting at 7.30 on Tuesday night to plan our Fun Fair in Nov. All welcomeMon Jun 14 07:57pm
KIDS SING CHOIR DETAILSFri Jun 11 03:50pm
Choir will be required to meet inside the Sacred Heart Events Centre by 1:10pm, Sunday June 13th.
We will be shown to our warmup room and from there will be taken to the stage at 1:35pm for a sound check.
We will be seated in the auditorium at 1:50pm for a 2pm start.
We are scheduled to perform at 2:45pm.
For those children involved in First Holy Communion, you are not required to be early for the sound check, etc. If you can make it by 2:15pm there will be someone to meet you and guide you to the team. Please text on arrival 021 202 7241.
Choir are required to wear tidy school uniform: Shoes and grey socks. Long hair tidy and off face please.
NB Update!!!There will only be cash sales at the door. Adults $10.00, children are free.
Rippa Rugby letters have been sent home with all Yr 5-6 children. The event is on Wednesday 16th June all day at Sanders Park.Wed Jun 09 04:27pm
Please be mindful of not parking over driveways at pick up time. We have had complaints this week, particularly on Moulton St.Wed Jun 09 01:43pm
Last week, cars continued to park over driveways and on yellow lines. Please be warned that the PDC Traffic Management Team will be on site and have indicated that tickets will be issued.
Consider making plans for children to walk to other streets and be picked up from there. Staff walk children across Devon St and St Aubyn St daily. Several parents park at Lynmouth park and they find this works really well.
REMINDER – Sports Exchange against Frankley School Thursday 10th June. Netball A, football and rugby team. 12:45pm start.Wed Jun 09 09:25am
Friends of St Josephs : Quiz thanks and Fun Fair planning meeting.Mon Jun 07 03:35pm
Thanks to the Friends of St Joseph’s for organising our Quiz Night last week. $1,900 was raised on the evening. Thanks to our sponsors and to everyone who came along to support the event. The Friends team will now be working hard behind the scenes to organise our Fun Fair in November. We need more people to come along and help prepare the event. Next meeting is Tuesday 15th June 7.30pm in the staffroom. Please come along and make a difference for your school.
Reminder: Tomorrow (Tues June 8) is a Teacher Only Day. School is closed. OSCAR is available. Please book through Aimyplus.Mon Jun 07 10:42am
Reminder: Tuesday is a Teacher Only Day – no school. OSCAR care can be booked using the AimyPlus Platform.Sat Jun 05 02:15pm
Sports Exchange against Frankley SchoolThu Jun 03 04:14pm
Our Netball A, rugby and football teams will be playing against Frankley School next Thursday 10th June. All games will start at 12:45pm. Please come and support our teams. Children involved in the games have brought a letter home today.
Reminder: We are very excited about our cultural dress up day tomorrow. Wear national dress or colours of a nation etc.Thu Jun 03 10:41am
Apologies, Trinity classroom’s costume details were omitted from yesterday’s production notice. Trinity will wear the same as Pohutukawa.Thu Jun 03 09:23am
School Production CostumesWed Jun 02 01:15pm
Please see the notice regarding School Production costumes.
Kids Sing Choir – Updated Info for June 13. Click ‘view’ for full info.Wed Jun 02 11:37am
School Newsletter 2021 No.5 – click view to have a read of our latest newsletter.Tue Jun 01 04:18pm
Internet Health and Wellbeing Event – organised by Life Ed.Tue Jun 01 09:50am
Life Education Taranaki are proud to be hosting cyber safety expert John Parsons.
Caregivers are invited to attend the presentation ‘Raising Resilient Capable Children’. There are two presentations to choose between; 7:30pm on Tuesday the 8th of June at Highlands Intermediate and at 7:30pm on Wednesday the 9th of June at FDMC Theatrette. Tickets can be purchased at www.eventbrite.co.nz
Click view for further info.
Rugby practice for the Interschool team at lunchtime today. Please bring a change of clothes, mouthguard and drink bottleTue Jun 01 08:17am
Quiz reminder tomorrow night. 7pm. The Good HomeMon May 31 08:20pm
I hope everyone is well and getting there general knowledge up to scratch!
The Good Home is booked for us from 5pm tomorrow (Tues1st of June) so if you want to head in early for dinner feel free.
The quiz itself starts at 7pm sharp.
The cost is $10 per person on your team and I’ll be collecting the money on the night. This money goes directly to the Friends of St Josephs so thank you in advance for supporting us.
Don’t forget to remind your teammates to bring some change for raffles!
If anyone has spare ice cream containers with lids please drop into the office. Thanks.Mon May 31 02:07pm
Cultural Dress up and Activities Day – a reminder that this Friday – June 4 we have our cultural dress up and fun day. Click view for info.Sun May 30 02:49pm
Parents and friends are welcome to dress up and come along too. We will start the day with a parade on the courts if fine or in the hall if wet. Click view for full info.
Teacher Only Day – A reminder that Tuesday 8th June (after Queens BDay) is a Teacher Only Day. School closed. OSCAR Available.Sun May 30 01:07pm
Class Mass Reminder: Pohutukawa, Trinity and Redwood will be celebrating Mass on Tuesday at 9am in Pohutukawa. Whanau welcome.Sun May 30 12:45pm
We are looking for some people to help with some sewing tasks for the production. Can you or a family member help us out?Fri May 28 01:43pm
Please email Fiona Hopkirk if you can help us out.
Kids Sing Yr 4-6 Choir Event June 13 – Updated version of notice with correct date – JUNE 13.Thu May 27 04:38pm
Please change date on paper copies in bags. Sorry agin for the error…..the good news is I am picking up new glasses today!! Mike. Click view for updated copy.
Choir notice Typo! So sorry everyone. The choir notice front page should say June 13 not June 23. Apologies for the error, Mike.Thu May 27 04:30pm
Kids Sing Yr 4-6 Choir June 23. We have managed to find a way for our Choir to be in this event. The children are very excited.Thu May 27 01:19pm
All children have a notice – please return the permission slips tomorrow (Friday 28th May). A copy is also on the notice TAB – (Click View).
Chess Power Event – June 1 2021. Interested parents are welcome to register their children for this event.Wed May 26 01:56pm
Please note that parents will have to attend this event with their children as we will not have a staff member attending. We will be hosting the next Chess Power event at St Joseph’s in September. Please click view for further info.
The Friends of St Joseph’s meeting planned for tomorrow night is postponed.Mon May 24 07:45pm
Reminder. We have a few cold and flu bugs around. Please keep children away from school if they have flu /cold symptoms. Thanks.Mon May 24 03:37pm
BASKETBALL/MINIBALL – there are no games this week on Tues & Wed due to the unavailability of the stadium.Mon May 24 09:50am
School Mass this Sunday 23rd May, 9am St Joseph’s Church.Fri May 21 01:17pm
We are looking forward to celebrating Pentecost, the birthday of the Church on Sunday as a community. Children are welcome to come and sit with the choir as you come in on the left on Sunday to bring our praise and worship alive.
Cultural Dress up and Activities Day at St Joseph’s- Fri 4th June. Click view for full informationThu May 20 11:06am
Info regarding Te Reo Mass – 30th MayThu May 20 10:37am
Te Reo mass St Joseph’s church, Powderham Street, New Plymouth
9am, Sunday 30th May.
Practice for singing at 5.30pm Friday,28th May in the church.
Patricia Wells Morris
On behalf of the Catholic Parish of New Plymouth
Parents of Yr 6 boys attending FDMC open day. Please advise if you are taking your son out of school tomorrow arvo using the APP.Tue May 18 06:21pm
Tonight or in the morning will be great so we can pre load the afternoon attendance. Please collect and sign children out at the office.
The Quiz Night is now full. If spaces become available we will let the community know. Reminder info will be sent to teams next week.Tue May 18 11:10am
The Yr 5&6 Interschool Sport is on. Bring extra clothes and a towel. Games start at 12.30. Food to hall kitchen please. Bring on the sunTue May 18 09:14am
Attention Yr 3-6 Hockey players, Queen’s Birthday Tournament Info. See below.Mon May 17 04:53pm
There is a hockey tournament on Queen’s Birthday for year 3-6 students that would like to take part. It is a lot of fun!
When: Saturday 5th June (year 6) or Sunday 6th June (year 3-5)
Cost: $25 (shirt included)
To register, it is fully run through Taranaki Hockey. Follow this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1r2H5GZtABxUiL0aXLUp7UDqMY3HcFhKUfwYaA2GRCus/
Taranaki hockey will make the teams and give you the information from there. Register before 9am Thursday 20th May.
For more information, go on the Taranaki Hockey website.
SHGC OPEN AFTERNOON: MORE INFORMATIONMon May 17 10:32am
Those families attending SHGC Open Afternoon today, between 2-3pm, please be aware there is no parking in the school grounds. You will need to park on Paynters Ave, or surrounding streets. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to welcoming you.
Parents of Year 6 girls who are taking their girls to SHGC Open Arvo are reminded to sign the girls out at office. Use app to notify us.Mon May 17 09:50am
BRENDA BALINGER RUN – Saturday 15th May. For those taking part, please meet at Highlands Intermediate at 2:30pm. Shirts will be supplied.Fri May 14 03:51pm
Yr 6 Young Leaders about 20 mins away. Will arrive around 6.15 at school.Thu May 13 06:55pm
Yr 6 Young Leaders have just left Hawera. Will update when they go through Inglewood.Thu May 13 06:15pm
Year 6 Young Leaders Update. Likely to arrive back between 5.30 and 6pm. Will update after they have eaten in Hawera.Thu May 13 04:21pm
Yr 6 Young Leaders Update. Due to a power cut the program has finished early. Arrival will be earlier. Will update times. MikeThu May 13 02:57pm
Sports Exchange against Oakura – Tuesday 18th May. Letters have been sent home with the children involved in this exchange.Wed May 12 07:14pm
Yr 0-2 Miniball Draw 2021Wed May 12 04:20pm
Yr 3-4 Miniball Draw 2021Wed May 12 04:14pm
Yr 5 -6 Basketball draw 2021Wed May 12 04:09pm
Basketball and Miniball players will be sent home with shirts/singlets and mouthguards this week. See draws on notices.Wed May 12 03:10pm
Reminders and key info – Yr 6 Young Leaders Trip to Palmerston North tomorrow.Wed May 12 02:52pm
Be at school at 5am – carpark.
Bus leaves at 5.15am sharp.
Wear school uniform
Bring Morning Tea, Lunch and Drink Bottle.
If a students is absent please advise via the school app before 5am or tonight.
Arrival time home will be confirmed via the school app in the afternoon, approx 7pm.
St Joseph’s Vs St John Bosco Rugby GameTue May 11 05:01pm
Thsi game is being played at St Joseph’s on Friday 14th May at 12pm. This is not an Interschool competiiont game, just a friendly for the start of the season. Please come along and support the teams!
Can you help out the Friends of St Joseph’s with some vouchers or raffle prizes for our upcoming Quiz Night?Sun May 09 03:14pm
Do your own or work for a business who can provide with vouchers or goodies that we can auction or raffle?
If so please email Nikki McCormack with your offers or drop directly to the school office. firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder – Whanau are invited to the Lawn and Te Hononga class Mass on Tuesday morning at 9am in Lawn.Sun May 09 03:04pm
Reminder Year 6 students should be enrolled by now at their 2022 school. Open afternoons are on at SHGC and FDMC for any interested familiesSat May 08 02:18pm
SHGC Open Day – 17 May 2pm
FDMC Open Day – 19 May 1.30pm. (Click view for more info)
Information regarding Scholastic Lucky Book ClubThu May 06 11:33am
Book Club notices will be coming home today with your children. To purchase books please visit the scholastic website – scholastic.co.nz/LOOP or download the LOOP app. Closing date for book purchases is 21st May. Please do not send any money along to the school. Thanks. Helen Carswell
We are safe at St Joseph’s. The lockdown has been lifted. This was an issue at Devon Int and is now resolved.Wed May 05 03:26pm
The school is currently in lockdown . Please do not come to the school or phone the school. We will update as soon as we are able to do so.Wed May 05 03:19pm
Message from Soniya and Ciciliya John regarding a 41 Day Memorial Service for Julius.Tue May 04 03:53pm
*Julius’s Memorial Service*
It is going to be *41* days since Julius left us and we wouldn’t have been able to get through these days of anguish without your support.
In memory of Julius and with gratitude for all your presence in our lives,
I invite you all for Julius’s *41st day* memorial service, which will be held on the *10th of May 2021, 4pm, at Awanui cemetery.*
The Holy mass in Malayalam at *5:30pm at St.Joseph’s church*
And a *memorial dinner there after at 7pm at the St.Joseph’s church hall.*
If you are attending please let Soniya know: email@example.com
With love and prayers
Soniya and Ciciliya
RE Newsletter Term 2 2021 – see bags today or click view for a digital copy. Make sure you mark the class and school masses in your diary.Tue May 04 02:54pm
Yr 5 and 6 Interschool Sport Information LetterTue May 04 12:36pm