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Welcome back to School!

posted Feb 9, 2020, 12:17 PM by Julie Deeley   [ updated Feb 9, 2020, 12:24 PM ]

Welcome back to school in 2020!
A big welcome to new students Evie Armstrong, Shan and Lin Carter, Naman Kaur, Asoiva, Shaniney and Rebecca
Magalogo, Nikeo and Antonia Ropotini-Mokomoko, Maraki Te Maipi, Jezabel and
Galaxy Merriman, Lincoln Moore, Maneet Kaur. Savanah Hustler and Emma

Please remember to wear your sun hat! Remember to bring the correct change for lunches, thank you!

Summer Uniform and Student of the Week 23 Sept

posted Oct 20, 2019, 12:36 PM by Julie Deeley

Summer Uniform:
Labour Weekend is traditionally the time to change from
stockings/socks/tights to sandals please, as the weather becomes too hot
for the above. Sandals need to be black.

Students of the Week
23 September 2019:
Hemi Ruha, Nivahn Wright, Katiana Makoare, Sharla Winder,
Tiare Rotumah, Maia Forde, Cruise Cameron, Ashton Brown,
Hunter Ericksen, Jerome Nov.

Student of the Week 24 September - 5 November

posted Nov 18, 2018, 1:12 PM by Julie Deeley

Week 24 September:

Room 1:
Sharla Winder, Tiare Rotumah
Room 2: Kyrin Rakuraku, Mallika Ngamoki
Room 3: Ella Sears, Karaa Sharma
Room 5: Henare Collier
Whare Manaaki: Jadee Gerrard
Room 4: Max Fitzgerald

Week 15 October:

Room 2: Chloe Fisher
Room 3: Dean Amoamo, Krissha Sharma
Room 5: Jacob Baigent
Whare Manaaki: Eden Gloyn, Iseiah Gallardo, Udi Uditya, Ryley Scott-Edwards, Shelby Kohi, Elkin Wilson
Room 4: Finn Hargreaves

Week 23 October:

Room 1: Hunter Ericksen, Joyce Ash, Indi Franklin
Room 2: Daniel Cao
Room 3: Manpreet Singh
Room 5: Nikau Green

Week 29 October:
Room 1: Samantha Woods, Kahurangi Gerrard
Room 2: Aiden Brown
Room 3: Raniera Butler-Gage, Benji Christie-Pio

Week 5 November:

Room 1: Keira Honatana-Tyssen, Hazel Nelson
Room 2: Mihiata Amoamo
Room 3: George Dawson, Sophia Ruha
Room 5: Charlotte Lowe
WM-D: Cooper Hargreaves, Jake Hargreaves
WM-P: Elkin Wilson, Mac Andrews

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Auckland Trip 2018

posted Nov 18, 2018, 12:36 PM by Julie Deeley

The past few weeks have been very hectic with Grandparents Day, Sports Events and of course the Years 7 & 8 Auckland Trip.

As you are no doubt aware, a large group of students and parents spent last Monday – Friday in Auckland.  This was an amazing trip and we all had a wonderful time.  Activities included Rainbow’s End, Ice Skating, Zoo, Laser Force, Tree Adventures in the Woodhill Forest, Jump Trampoline, Sky Tower, Buffet Breakfast at Waipuna Hotel and of course a morning’s shopping at Sylvia Park.

The students were well mannered at all times and it was a pleasure to be with them.  Thank you too to our great group of parents – Anna Gedson, Megan Donovan, Bonny Collier, Sandra McMullan, Jeff Enckevort, Steven Fisher, Ernest Merriman, Alan Lawson-Barrett and Terry Tolhopf.
Carmel College our hosts, once again pulled out ‘all stops’ and made our students welcome and really cared for them.

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Swimming Pool Use Summer 2018/19

posted Nov 18, 2018, 12:24 PM by Julie Deeley

Thanks to Mr Mark Roberson and Mr David Ash for preparing our pool for this coming season.  If you wish to use the pool after school and at the weekend please purchase a key from the school office ($20 for the season).

Just a reminder that the pool is for the use of our school families only, and that the gate must be closed after you have finished.  There are a number of young toddlers close by so it is essential that the gate is firmly shut.  Also pool hours are from 10:00am – 7:00pm on the weekends and when the school is closed.

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Congratulations! A raft of achievements for present and past pupils!

posted Nov 12, 2017, 12:32 PM by Julie Deeley

Congratulations to the following who achieved success at the recent District Agricultural Day – 
Reserve Champion Kid Goat – Aaliyah Jones
Champion Lamb – Lochlan White
Champion Calf – Sasha Wilson

Also, Congratulations to ex-pupils Tom Franklin, Luka Connor and Tynealle Fitzgerald on their Sporting Achievements at National Level and to Emma Handley on winning a $20000 Scholarship to Waikato University and being named Opotiki College 2017 Dux.

As well, huge Congratulations to the Opotiki College YES team
(Young Enterprise Scheme) which has been selected for the National Finals in Wellington in December – Leo Stuart, Keely Carter and Loren Alvarez are all ex-pupils.

AIMS Games

posted Sep 10, 2017, 2:38 PM by Julie Deeley

On Saturday 22 Senior Students leave for the Aims Games in Tauranga.  These Games have become extremely popular in recent years with thousands of Years 7 & 8 students from all over New Zealand taking part. A big thank you to Sam Doogue, the coach of our Futsal team and Judy Fisher, Colleen Clark and Jan Gibson for ensuring our bowlers are up to the mark!  A special thank you to Robyn Clark and Tania Fisher for all the hard work they have done behind the scene regarding fundraising and organisation of this trip.

Rugby and Netball Tournament News

posted Sep 10, 2017, 2:07 PM by Julie Deeley   [ updated Sep 10, 2017, 2:18 PM ]

Congratulations once again to our very successful Rugby Teams who competed at the recent Inter School Tournament.  
To return to school with both the Waioweka and Davies Shields was a tremendous achievement.  As well our Senior boys were third in the Butterworth competition so it was a great day for Rugby at St Joseph's.
A big THANK YOU to Marty O’Neill, Ngawai Amoamo, George Winder and Derek Dawson for giving up their time to coach our boys. 
One of our Tiny Tots Netball Teams gained a shield (the Greta Tuite Shield). So thanks too to our Netball Coaches throughout the season – Rina Shaw, Lynette Watson, Karen Walker, Blaire Collier, Joanne Tolhopf, Chris Atkinson, Sonia Dickson and Jascoe Ngaia.  These ladies have given up many Saturday mornings over the past few months to ensure that our teams are well coached and supported.

Thank you to all of our Coaches!

posted Jul 30, 2017, 2:11 PM by Julie Deeley

Thank you all our Sports Coaches for their many hours of voluntary work whether it
be for Netball, Rugby, Basketball or Soccer in the previous term. Your contributions
throughout the season is immense and much appreciated.

Sir Peter Black Young Leaders Award

posted Jul 30, 2017, 2:09 PM by Julie Deeley

Lochlan White was presented with a Sir Peter Black Young
Leaders Award on July 6. This is a big honour and a well deserved one for a
student who always takes part in all activities and is well mannered and

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