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 – firstname.lastname@example.org – for more information or if your child is interested in these events in Term 4.
Touch Rugby Term 4 -Important InformationMon 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
CRICKET TEAMSTue 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 UpdateMon 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 2021Sun 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 SeptemberThu Sep 16 01:32pm
Please bring along a non-perishable grocery item in exchange for not wearing uniform.
School Cross CountryTue 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 ProgrammeTue 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, HockeyMon 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 UpdateMon Sep 13 03:38pm
Please see the attached notice for an update on Term 3 activities.
Miniball and BasketballFri 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.
OSCAR BOOKINGS IN LEVEL 2Tue Sep 07 12:58pm
OSCAR will be up and running at the start of Level 2 (operating from Thursday 9th September). The OSCAR Programme will be using the same protocols as the school.
* Parents do not enter the OSCAR building please.
* A staff member will sign your child out on the iPad.
*Please keep distancing in place from staff, other parents and other children.
* Please use AimyPlus to make bookings for this term. Any cancellations/non-attendance for existing bookings should be emailed to email@example.com.
*Pre-existing bookings remain as they were prior to Lockdown.
* We will offer a Holiday Programme at Alert Level 1 or 2. Information for the upcoming holiday programme will be available next week.
Level Two Schooling Info – From 9th Sept 2021. Click view for full information.Tue Sep 07 12:21pm
The Min of Ed will not be providing full information until the morning. I will provide an update to the community as soon as poss tomorrow.Mon Sep 06 07:33pm
Lev2 Info and brief – more to come tonight or tomorrow morning when the Ministry of Ed sends us the updated requirements for Level 2 -DeltaMon Sep 06 06:19pm
NZ (Out of Auckland) moving to Level 2 from 11.59 Tues night.
Zooms and home learning will continue on Tuesday Sept 7.
School will not start again until Thursday 9th Sept.
Children currently in Lev 3 schooling at school will continue. (Tues and Weds) (Email Mike if not attending)
No Zooms on Wednesday Sept 8. Home learning to continue.
School and OSCAR will start from Thursday Sept 8.
Touch – Re- Registration 2021 – Please fill this Touch Registration Google Form in by Wednesday 8th September.Mon Sep 06 10:50am
Message from Terry the Cat for the children. Click link below.Sun Sep 05 02:35pm
Zoom Schedule Sept 6 -10. Look at for a special Message from Terry the Cat over the weekend.Sat Sep 04 12:39pm
Click ‘view’ for the Zoom Scedule for this week.
Whanau Support Info – MSD – we have been asked to send this information out on behalf of MSD. Click ‘view’. MikeFri Sep 03 10:18am
Reminder: Summer Hockey Term 4 2021 – Rego Info needed by TOMORROWThu Sep 02 03:05pm
Registration link is within the notice = click ‘view’ to read full info.
REMINDER: Cricket Registration Term 4 2021 – full info about the season is available by clicking ‘view’ below.Thu Sep 02 02:35pm
Registrations due TOMORROW
To register click this link or the link in the notice.
Learning Conferences – Due to time pressures and recent happenings, the Learning Conferences have been postponed until Term 4. Date TBC.Wed Sep 01 03:17pm
Touch – Re- Registration 2021. IMPORTANT. As many return slips are in bags, missing or in classrooms we are starting the process again.Wed Sep 01 12:37pm
Everyone must – re -register.
Click view for full season info. Or click the link below to register – each child needs to be registered separately. Do not pay until season gets underway.
Touch Rugby RegistrationsWed Sep 01 09:10am
Please do not worry if you have not been able to return your child’s touch rugby registration letter. The date has been exteneded until next Wednesday 8th September.
Kapa Haka Update: Tatarakihi Festival- Cancelled. Puanga Festival moved to Nov 8.Mon Aug 30 12:20pm
If you have not completed the Level 3 School survey, please do so as soon as possible. We are still waiting on 40+ families.Mon Aug 30 10:20am
Please complete by midday today so save us ringing around families. We need this information so we can sort staffing and the logistics around health and safety for class numbers. The preferred Government option is for other arrangements to be made for children by increasing bubbles etc. Please inform your intentions to us by completing the form – click the link below. Mike Dowd.
Chess Power – Online Chess Tournament Fri 3 Sept. Please register as individuals. Click ‘view’ for full info. Good luck!Sun Aug 29 06:01pm
Zoom Schedule Aug 30-Sept 3. Click ‘View’.Sun Aug 29 12:50pm
IMPORTANT SURVEY REMINDER: Covid 19-Moving to Level 3 – very important information. (Zoom schedule for next week also included).Sat Aug 28 10:43am
Please click ‘view’ below – within the notice there is a link to a survey each family must complete by Monday at midday for our planning and organisation. Thanks, Mike.
See below re Level 3. I am waiting on a bulletin with key information. I will be in touch later tonight or in the morning with more info.Fri Aug 27 05:42pm
The Government has announced that we will be moving to Covid 19- Level 3 from 11.59pm Tuesday 31st August. This means that from Wednesday 1st September, our physical school could be available for children who ‘need to be at school’. The Government expectation is that where possible, children who are able to continue their learning from home, should do so – this could also be through extending your bubble to another family/home.
A survey and more detailed information will be sent out over the app and parent emails later tonight or tomorrow morning when I have a full picture from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health.
God bless, Mike
Keep ’em Moving Activities – a couple of links fixed up. Thanks again to Mrs Firth.Thu Aug 26 02:28pm
Hockey Season – Covid info – season cancelled. Please return shirts and gear when we return to school. Click ‘view’ for full info.Thu Aug 26 11:26am
Keep ’em Moving Activities – click view for a really cool sheet of individual, partner and family activities. Thanks to Mrs Firth for this.Thu Aug 26 10:08am
Wonderful attendance at our Zooms. Please refrain from taking screen shots or photos of screens from Zoom’s and do not share these. Thanks.Tue Aug 24 02:39pm
The Prime Minister has announced that we will remain at Level4 for the remainder of this week. We will keep doing what we are doing….Mon Aug 23 05:55pm
Please note that the Teacher Only Day planned for Monday 30 August has been postponed.
We will be in touch later in the week with any further information regarding a possible change in alert levels.
Wonderful to hear about the amazing engagement in the Zooms today. The learning packs are with DX Mail and NZ Couriers so keep an eye out for deliveries.
God bless, Mike.
The School production video and photos are available for viewing / download. Please see parent emails for link:) Mike.Mon Aug 23 12:41pm
Summer Hockey & Cricket info will come out today, Please note that for Yr 5 & 6 the cricket and hockey are both played on Sat mornings.Mon Aug 23 10:35am
Learning at Home and Lev 4 Update Aug 22 – Click ‘view’ for full information. MikeSun Aug 22 01:42pm
Covid 19 level 4 Update 20 Aug 2021 – includes info on devices, learning packs, Zooms and continuation of Level 4 Lockdown. Click ‘View’.Fri Aug 20 07:59pm
Covid 19 Level 4 Update 19 Aug 2021 – click view for an update and some possible scenarios re next week. God bless, Mike.Thu Aug 19 04:42pm
Term 3 Kapa Haka Festivals – Important. We need to confirm ticket numbers for these events by 5pm Friday night!Thu Aug 19 12:01pm
Please click link below to order tickets and volunteer to help out. You can also click ‘View’ for full Information.
Cross Country Info 26th August. Note – children will wear sport mufti to school. Click view below for full info.Wed Aug 18 12:35pm
Please note, this event organisation could change with Covid Level Changes.
School Loan Devices: We would like to be prepared for devices that may be required by children if we have an extended period of lockdown.Wed Aug 18 10:35am
Please fill in the form below if your child/ren will need devices. At this stage we do not know when we will be able to access the school to do this. Please try and complete the form as soon as possible. Thanks, Mike
Covid 19 Level 4 Lockdown Aug 17 – important information regarding the lockdown. School closed for the rest of this week.Tue Aug 17 08:35pm
Click ‘view’ for further information.
Term 3 Kapa Haka Festivals – Important info. A paper copy will come home with children. Return slips need to be back by this Friday Aug 20Tue Aug 17 04:26pm
Click ‘view’ for full info.
Touch Rugby Registration for Term 4Mon Aug 16 04:14pm
Interested children have been sent home with a letter regarding touch rugby which will be starting in Term 4. These need to be returned to school by Wednesday 1st September. Please email any queries to Hayley O’Neill –
Structured Literacy Parent Info Sessions. Weds 18 August. We have two session time available. Click view for full info and to register.Sun Aug 15 03:39pm
Reminder to click view below to register using the link in the notice.
Sanitary Product Orders (FREE). St Joseph’s NP is a part of the free sanitary products for students programme.Fri Aug 13 10:33am
Click ‘view’ for full notice and link to order products. Please note that this notice will stay on the notices Tab for future orders.
The Toy Library is requesting books for an upcoming book sale. If you have books to donate for this fundraiser there is a box in the officeFri Aug 13 10:21am
Click view for further info.
Yr 3-6 Netball Break-up – a reminder of the get together on Thursday 12th AugustWed Aug 11 12:05pm
There is a break-up for all Yr 3-4 and Yr 5-6 netball players, coaches, parents/caregivers on Thursday 12th August from 3-4pm which will be held in the school hall. This is a very informal gathering to celebrate the successful netball season we have had this year. Coaches and players can take this opportunity to formally thank one another for their respective efforts throughout the season.
Please, all players to provide a small plate of food (One per family only). Please bring this to the hall kitchen on Thursday morning.
The players can get changed into mufti after school if they wish.
Any students who usually attend Oscar will be walked to the Oscar classroom at 4pm, at the end of the event.
Uniforms should be returned at this time as well.
Yr 0/1/2 NetballMon Aug 09 04:18pm
Netball letters have been sent home with interested children. Please return them to school by Monday August 16th.
Please note that there are no Netball fees for Yr 0/1/2 players this year and netball uniforms will not be needed.
Chess Power Event – Registration Information – being held at St Joe’s NP. Interested children have taken notices today.Mon Aug 09 10:24am
Update from the Friends of St Joseph’s. – School Family Fun Picnic Afternoon Nov 14.Wed Aug 04 01:25pm
Last night a group of keen parents met to plan a fundraising / family event for Term 4. After discussion we have decided to have a family fun picnic for our school community on the afternoon of Sunday Nov 14. Some food will be available, families can also bring picnic food if they wish, we will have some activities available and the famous inflatable obstacle course and water slide. This event will replace the School Picnic and Fun Fair that have been run previously. We will have some of our famous raffles for families to sell later this term and these will be drawn at the school family Fun Picnic on Nov 14. More details and information to come.
It was lovely to have so many whanau at Mass on Sunday. Our next School Mass is on 5th Sept. Pop the date in your diaries.Tue Aug 03 10:00am
Reminder: FOSJ Fun Fair planning meeting tonight. 7.30 in staffroom. Please come along to support.Tue Aug 03 09:41am
Reminder: We are looking forward to joining together as a school community for Mass on Sunday morning at 9am at St Joseph’s Church.Fri Jul 30 03:59pm
Scholastic – Lucky Book Club InformationTue Jul 27 02:42pm
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 13th August. Please do not send any money along to the school. Thanks. Helen Carswell
Spelling Bee Registration Yr 5 & 6 – interested children have taken a notice today. Please return reg before Weds Aug 4.Mon Jul 26 01:01pm
RE Newsletter Term 3 2021 – click ‘view’ to read.Mon Jul 26 12:35pm
Covid 19 – Level 1 Update July 25 – Please click ‘view’ for full information. Regards, Mike.Sun Jul 25 05:35pm
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.
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