Thursday, 22 September 2016

Newsletter Number 16, 22 September 2016

Growing in Christ, challenging mind, body and spirit

Tena Koutou Parents and Friends


Last Friday we had open classrooms and many families came in to work with their children and have a look around the school.  This was followed by Jump Rope for Heart – the children have been learning and practicing skipping techniques and raising money for the Heart Foundation. 
Jump Rope was followed by family picnics:

Congratulations to our social studies teams who competed in Timaru last week.  The year 5-6 team got 75 points out of 100 and the year 7 -8 team got 86 points, coming 10th?

In term 1 we learnt about “grit” and resilience.  This has been a theme that we have returned to over the year.  By the time this newsletter is out our year 5-8 students will have had a surprise trip to the Geraldine movie theatre to watch the Ritchie McCaw movie, “Chasing Great.”  We thank our year 5-8 students for their leadership within our school and we want to take every opportunity to stimulate them and provide experiences which will help them to integrate their learning.

Thank you to the children, staff and families of St Joseph's who have made it an amazing 18 months for me here in Pleasant Point.  I take many happy memories with me and it has been a privilege to be part of your school for this time.

Ma te Atua e manaaki, God Bless
Lorraine Frances-Rees, Principal


End of Term Assembly
Our end of term assembly, and farewell afternoon tea for Lorraine will be held this Friday - 23 September 2016, at 2pm in the Kerry Hall (Note earlier time).  Assembly will be followed by afternoon tea.  Please could parents bring a small plate to share.

Sausage Sizzle
Tomorrow - Friday 23 September will be our last sausage sizzle for this year.  Our wonderful helpers for this week are Liezel van den Bergh and Jenny Priddle.  Please be at school by 11.30am as lunch is at 12 noon.

Next term we would like to resume having Subway orders on Fridays.  The Howes family have kindly offered to take these orders into Washdyke for us on a Friday morning once per fortnight.  However, if we are able to get other parents to help with taking the orders to Subway, then we can do orders every Friday.  The orders will be collected at the office on a Friday morning, and be ready to be taken to Subway in Washdyke at approximately 9.15am.  Subway deliver the completed orders to us as long as we have over 25 orders.  If you are able to help with this (even only occasionally) please let Claire know, and we can organise a roster.

Please remember that sunhats will be required next term, as it is a summer term. If your child does not already have a sunhat these can be purchased from The Warehouse - Schooltex Royal Blue wide brim.

School Photos
Unfortunately the recent school photo class groups did not turn out as well as we wanted due to the inside background.  So we have organised for Megan Inwood our photographer to come and redo the class photos outside on Thursday 13 October (first Thursday of Term 4).  Your individual photos will be available once these class ones have been completed.

24 September     Karen Styles - Reader; Isaac Styles - Altar Server
1 October            Styles Family - Welcoming & Offertory

Any Year 5-8 children interested in playing Touch Rugby at Old Boys on a Thursday after school, please let Susan Tregenza know on 021-399-464, before the holidays please.

T-BALL/SOFT BALL  - Sign up/Have a go - THURSDAY 22nd Sept 3:30 - 4:30 pm  Pleasant Point Domain
( Drive in George Street entrance by Soccer Clubrooms )
Looking for primary school age players to set up teams from Pleasant Point and surrounding area, to play at Morrison Park,  Washdyke, Friday afternoons,  games commencing October 21st 2016.  Under 7, Under 9  T-ball  U11, U13 Little League Softball
We will have gear available to children to use to have a go, and if wish to play regularly.
 If can’t be there Thursday, expressions of interest, and/or questions please contact  037772005 text 02040724604 or PM thru facebook IanBakerBridgetMcNamee

Come and try athletics this summer.·        
learn and improve effective techniques for running, jumping and throwing at any age
 keep up your fitness level and skills for your winter sport off-season
make new friends, take new challenges, try something different 
all ages, males and females, same place at one time (parents – no chasing sports teams
Tom Walsh started with our club!
Registrations: Saturday 1st October 1.00 – 3.00 pm and Wednesday 8th October 5.30 – 6.30pm
Opening Day: 8th October 1.00pm.   Trust Aoraki all weather athletic track at Aorangi Park.
Check out or phone Chris 03 614 3330 or Karyn 03 686 3166

Christchurch City evening Catholic Women's Group:
Interested in getting together with like-minded Catholic Women? We blend spirituality with sociability. 'Interested? Why not grab a couple of friends and join us at our 'Meet & Greet' Meeting - Thursday 6th October, 7:00pm at Mary Potter Community Centre, 442 Durham Street. For more information - call Bonny 349 4416, Liz 348 1552 or Jenny 322 7468.

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