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:
Yr 0-2 Miniball Draw 2022Thu May 05 04:20pm
Yr 3/4 Miniball Draw 2022Thu May 05 04:13pm
Yr 5/6 Basketball Draw 2022Thu May 05 04:07pm
RE Newsletter Term 2, 2022Wed May 04 04:21pm
Please see below the RE Newsletter which has been distributed to students today.
Junior & Middle School Scooter SkillsTue May 03 04:27pm
Please see below for information on the Junior & Middle School Scooter Skills sessions next week.
Miniball/Basketball Coaches – ReminderFri Apr 29 01:14pm
There is a coaching clinic for all Miniball/Basketball coaches on Wednesday 4th May at 4pm at TSB Stadium.
Mouthguards for your teams will be given out at this session.
Please wear you masks into the stadium.
TERM 2 AT ST JOSEPH’S SCHOOL: COVID-19 LEVEL ORANGEFri Apr 29 11:08am
As you will be aware, we have now moved to Covid-19 level Orange. This means at school we are asking the community to observe the following:
* Adults if entering the buildings, please wear a mask.
* Adults if entering the buildings, please sign in at the office.
* Adults please do not congregate and try to maintain 1-2 metre distancing.
* Students Year 4-6 are encouraged to wear a mask when inside.
* Students are not to be on-site until 8:15am.
* Afternoon pick-ups from 2.45pm please.
Students Years 4-6 will be asked to wear a mask when we meet as a school in the hall for assembly, because of the close proximity to one another during this time.
If there is a high number of Covid cases happening at school, we may ask that masks be worn in the classrooms by all students again, for a time.
We will continue to keep all other health measures in place at school.. maintaining good hand hygiene, cough and sneeze etiquette, physical distancing where practical and if students are sick.. please stay home.
Assemblies/School Prayer/Certificates for Term 2 will be held as a whole school together, on Friday mornings at 9.00am in the Scout Hall. Parents/caregivers are welcome but we ask that masks are worn.
YEAR 6 NATIONAL YOUNG LEADERS DAYTue Apr 26 01:42pm
We have spaces available for Year 6 students to attend NYLD in Palmerston North on 25th May. This is a day trip to Palmerston North by bus at a cost of $90.00 per student. Please email Michael Healion at firstname.lastname@example.org if your child is interested in attending.
OSCAR HOLIDAY PROGRAMMEThu Apr 14 09:07am
Have you completed your OSCAR Holiday Programme bookings?
If you are intending on using this service during the holidays, it would be much appreciated if you make your bookings sooner rather than later. The OSCAR team are currently organising resources and staffing, etc, and accurate booking numbers make their job a lot easier. Thank you.
Lunchtime Rugby SessionWed Apr 13 04:18pm
Tomorrow (Thursday) lunchtime is the last rugby session with Ben Siffleet. This will be for both Yr 3/4 and 5/6 ages. Please remember a change of clothes for those children involved.
School Newsletter 2022 No.4Wed Apr 13 04:01pm
Please see today’s school newsletter.
HOCKEY INFORMATIONWed Apr 13 12:46pm
The team lists and tops have been given out. For those that are playing:
There is a new platform called PlayHQ that Taranaki Hockey is going to be using. It will be great and has many uses, however we need you to register your child. We will deal with the costs at school but please follow the link and register so I can assign the teams within PlayHQ when you do this. If you could do it by the end of the holidays that would be great… it doesn’t take too long!
Here is the link:
Basketball/Miniball Online Registrations -for all players and coachesTue Apr 12 01:25pm
Basketball New Zealand requires everyone involved in basketball in 2022 to be registered to an association or a club. A database with details of members will enable the sport to approach key funding agencies and tell them about who we are and how many are involved in the game. This should help ease the way forward for future funding in the sport.
NPBA therefore asks everyone involved in the game – player, coach, manager, referee, volunteer – to please complete the BBNZ registration form in the following link. All players will be required to complete the form to be eligible to play in the NPBA Junior Leagues so we ask that you complete this form as soon as possible.
Please refer to the entry form for details regarding the registration.
If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to contact John Carley (0277566726) or Pam Moss (0273371415)
The link to registration is here:
Yr 5/5 Interschool Sports -Term 2Fri Apr 08 01:20pm
Please contact Hayley O’Neill if you are interested in coaching/managing the Yr 5/6 Football, Netball or Rugby team this year. Games will be during Term 2 during school hours.
Please email – email@example.com
ROADWORKS THURSDAY 7th APRILWed Apr 06 05:20pm
We have been advised that work will be undertaken tomorrow, Thursday 7th April, near the intersection of Moulton Street and Calvert Road.
Moulton Street will be reduced to one way traffic although parking will still be available on Moulton Street.
We ask that our families take care during this time and are mindful of workers in this area.
SCHOOL FINISHING EARLY – LEARNING CONFERENCES THURSDAYWed Apr 06 11:43am
A reminder that school is finishing early at 12.40pm tomorrow, Thursday 7th April, for Learning Conferences to be held during the afternoon.
If you are requiring OSCAR care, please make contact with the either the OSCAR team or the School Office as soon as possible to make manual bookings.
YR 3-6 Netball Registration DetailsMon Apr 04 04:38pm
All Yr 3-6 Netball players must register with Netball Taranaki by Monday 11th April. Please use the link below.
Coaches/managers of teams also need to register.
Netball team lists have been sent home today. They are also on the app for those who are unable to attend school at the moment.
Basketball and Miniball team letters have been sent home today. Letters are also on the app for those who are unable to attend school.Mon Apr 04 04:28pm
Young Leaders Trip 2022Mon Apr 04 03:22pm
Last call for registration forms for the Year 6 Young Leaders Day in Palmerston North.
Learning Conferences Term 1 2022… next weekThu Mar 31 10:13am
We still need some parents to book in for their child’s Learning Conference next week. Please see the information below to book your Term 1 Learning Conferences and/or use the second button to link you directly to the booking site.
Basketball Registration 2022 – please have these filled out and returned to school by tomorrow 31st MarchWed Mar 30 10:31am
CRICKET SHIRTS; Please return your cricket shirts to school this week so that they can be re-issued for winter sports.Wed Mar 30 06:56am
Yr 3 & 4 Miniball – parent help needed!!Tue Mar 29 03:45pm
We have enough Yr 3/4 miniball players for 2 teams, however there has not been enough offers for parent managers/coaches. Please contact Hayley O’Neill if your child has returned their Yr 3/4 Miniball form and you are able to support one of the teams on game day.
PLEASE email firstname.lastname@example.org by this Thursday 31st March. Teams need to be confirmed asap.
April 2022 OSCAR Holiday ProgrammeMon Mar 28 01:08pm
Please see details of our April OSCAR Holiday Programme. Please note there is no OSCAR on Easter Monday and ANZAC Day as there are public holidays.
School Newsletter 2022 No.3Fri Mar 25 03:42pm
Please below our latest school newsletter.
CRICKETWed Mar 23 12:08pm
This coming Friday and Saturday marks the end of our Term 1 cricket season. We are grateful to all coaches, managers and scorers for their hard work in making cricket happen for our keen, young cricketers. Please pass on your thanks as well.
After your final game please may we have a parent collect up the shirts, wash them, and return them to school next week. Coaches please check gear and return it to the office next week as well.
Many thanks for your time.
Yr 5/6 Netballers Wanted!!Mon Mar 21 03:22pm
We are low on Y5/6 players. If there are any Y 5/6 children who are interested in playing Netball in Term 2 and have not yet returned a registration letter, please fill one out and return to school by Friday 25th March.
CRICKET THIS WEEKENDThu Mar 17 04:18pm
If your child is unable to play cricket this weekend, could you please contact the team coach/manager by Friday morning. If your team needs to default, the school would like to communicate this to the opposition sooner rather than later.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUBThu Mar 17 12:11pm
Book Club information will be in children’s school bags today. Please note that we are taking online orders only. Orders close on Friday 1st April.
Reconciliation and First Communion Programme 2022Thu Mar 17 09:41am
The Catholic Parish of New Plymouth is now taking registrations for these Sacramental programmes. While firm dates have been set due to the disruption that Covid is causing in our school communities, we are hoping to deliver the Reconciliation programme in Term 2.
If you have children who are seven years or older (Year 3 upwards) who you wish to register for these programmes can you please fill in the online form that is attached in the link below. Please have these registrations in by 14th April – which is the last day of Term 1. We also require a copy of your child’s Baptism certificate. This can be scanned and emailed to email@example.com or dropped into the Parish Office.
Please email me if you have any further questions before completing the form. I am looking forward to guiding your child on the next step in their faith journey.
God Bless you and your families always.
Karen Maclean – Young Families Minister
Caritas Mufti DayWed Mar 16 03:37pm
We are holding a mufti day on this Friday, 18th March. Please bring along a gold coin donation to support the Caritas Tonga Appeal.
HOME LEARNING PACKSWed Mar 16 12:15pm
There is an increasing number of students required to isolate at home. We have prepared packs for home learning. If you would like your child to have a learning pack delivered to you during this period of isolation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be mindful of your child’s return date to school before requesting a pack i.e, how many more days will they be away from school?
The Year 5 & 6 students are on their way back to school from camp. They are expected to arrive at school at about 2.00pm.Fri Mar 11 01:41pm
TARANAKI ANNIVERSARY DAY & TEACHER ONLY DAYFri Mar 11 12:04pm
A reminder that Monday 14th March is Taranaki Anniversary Day and on Tuesday 15th March school is also closed for students as we have a Teacher Only Day. OSCAR is available on Tuesday only – please book using AimyPlus. Enjoy your long weekend!
Netball & Hockey RegistrationsWed Mar 09 02:06pm
Registration for both netball and hockey close this Friday, 11th March. Please ensure that:
+ Netball forms for Years 3-6 are handed into the School Office.
+ Hockey registrations are completed online for Years 1 & 2.
+ Hockey registrations are completed via google forms for Years 3-6.
All registration information is available on the School App.
Year 5 & 6 Camp – No Visitors AllowedWed Mar 09 10:52am
Our Year 5 & 6 students, staff and parent helpers have headed off to camp this morning. Vertical Horizon Camp have advised that only parents/caregivers who have already volunteered their help and are rostered on to assist over the next three days are able to be on site.
No parents/caregivers/extended family are able to be on site as visitors. This is Vertical Horizon’s track and trace management system that they request we follow as part of their Covid Level Red protocols.
Year 5 & 6 CampTue Mar 08 09:39am
Our Year 5 & 6 camp at Vertical Horizon is going ahead tomorrow.
+ Students need to be at school as usual in time for the 8.50am morning bell.
+ Students will gather in their classrooms with their camp gear.
+ Parents assisting with transport to be at school for a briefing in the Scout Hall at 10.00am.
+ Please park on the school field if assisting with transport.
+ Departure time from school is 10.30am.
Update Notice 7th March 2022Mon Mar 07 05:21pm
Please see the attached notice for an update on happenings at our school.
Term 2 Hockey 2022Fri Mar 04 04:18pm
Please see the notice for details of Winter Hockey registration, etc.
Yr 3/4/5/6 Netball RegistrationsFri Mar 04 03:44pm
Letters have been sent home with interested Netball players today. Please return these by Friday 11th March if your child wants to be part of the Term 2 season. Thank you
Year 5 &6 Camp Parent SupportFri Mar 04 03:26pm
Please see the attached notice for details of parent helpers for our Year 5 & 6 camp next week. If there are any changes, please contact your child’s classroom teacher.
TERM 2 SPORTSFri Mar 04 02:06pm
Please see the notice for details of Term 2 sports available for St Joseph’s School students.
Yr 5 Netball Sessions – Thursday 3rd MarchWed Mar 02 03:19pm
Some Year 5 children will be involved in a lunchtime Netball session tomorrow. Please ask your child if they are in this group. If so, they will need to bring a pair of sports shoes to school. Thank you.
The FOSJ Meeting scheduled for tonight, Tuesday 1st March, has unfortunately been cancelled. A new date will be advised in due course.Tue Mar 01 12:11pm
FOSJ MEETINGTue Mar 01 10:55am
The FOSJ are holding their first meeting of 2022 tonight, Tuesday 1st March, at 7.30pm in the staffroom. Everyone is welcome to attend – we would love to see you there.
Phase 3 Contact StatusFri Feb 25 12:44pm
Please check out this handy guide to determine your contact status and next steps now that we are in Phase 3 of the Covid response.
Confirmed Covid Case 25/02/22Fri Feb 25 09:54am
Please see the attached for more information regarding a new Covid positive case at St Joseph’s School. Please remember that Phase 3 guidelines are now in place . Only household contacts of a confirmed positive case are required to isolate.
School Newsletter 2022 No.2Thu Feb 24 03:27pm
Please see our latest School Newsletter.
Year 3&4 Outdoor ExperienceThu Feb 24 10:06am
Please see the correct notice for this Year 3 & 4 activity.
Year 3&4 Outdoor ExperienceWed Feb 23 04:16pm
Please see the attached notice for details of the Year 3&4 Outdoor Experience on Wednesday 9th March.
JUNIOR ROCKY SHORE VISITSWed Feb 23 03:42pm
Tomorrow McKenna, Carroll and Trinity will be visiting the rocky shore leaving school at 9.00am. Please ensure the children are wearing mufti, have suitable covered shoes, a sunhat, sunscreen and a drink bottle. They will be travelling back to school by bus at 11.00am.
Barbier and Mission have their visit on Friday.
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