Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Play Based Learning

Lots of learning through play this week. We are focussing on managing ourselves and our social skills 

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Maori Language Week

Thank you to our fabulous parents who came in to do Harakeke weaving with us.  

Together we are, 'Weaving Bonds of Belonging.'

This was a great way to start the celebrations of Maori Language and Social Justice Week.

Thank you to Ngati Kahungunu  for continuing the celebration  of Maori Language Week by providing us lunch - totiti.

Kia Ora

Winter Warmers

We finished winter warmers today.

We did a variety of activities like based around nursery rhymes, word finds and phrase finishes.  Then we were presented with our book from the Tararua Library.

Thank you Nikki and Alice for coming down to St Josephs.

Well done St Josephs.  Look at how many completed their winter warmers booklet.

Congratulations Ethan for winning the spot prize for our school.  

Wednesday, 13 September 2017


St Joseph's School would like to welcome Rachel Southgate.

She is a trainee teacher spending the next 4 weeks in Room 1.

Let's all learn, laugh and enlighten each other.

Author Visit

Jennifer Sommervill from "Tales from the Farm" publications came to visit us on Friday.

We acted out "A Very Greedy Tale" and she read us "The Eel Hunt".

Thank you Jennifer for sharing your amazing stories with us. 

Kapa Haka

Today was the start of the school Kapa Haka.

Great rhythm and volume was demonstrated by all.  

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Up, Up and Away

Room 1 and Room 5 make Holy Spirit Dove Kites.

They were decorated, tested and then modified.

Thanks Room 5 for your fantastic help.