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    Room 1 are so lucky to have Constable Cyrus in for three lessons. Lesson 1: Safe walking when we cross a road (classroom) Lesson 2: Safety in cars (wearing seatbelts) Lesson 3: Safe walking (demonstration – walk around the block) Today, for lesson two, we got to show Constable Cyrus just how well we can […]
    On Friday students supported Westpac Chopper Appeal by wearing red. The Westpac Chopper Appeal is a national fundraising event where they raise awareness and funds for the charities that provide New Zealand’s rescue helicopter. This enables rescue helicopters across the country to continue helping people in a range of emergency situation for 24 hours a […]
    We went gardening with our Tuakana’s and Jared from Countdown.  Our gardens needed some new vegetables planted after we pulled all the weeds out a few weeks ago. We planted carrots and beans and each class was also given some seedlings to grow – Room 1 got beetroot which have sprouted in our classroom this […]


    Kapa Haka

    This term we have been learning Kapa Haka with an expert from Auckland Sport. The video below shows one of the items we have learnt over the 8 sessions we have had.  Happy Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori - Maori Language week from all of the staff and students at St Joseph's. … [Read More...]

    ASB – Get Wise Money Programme


    Today, Gary from ASB took us through a Get Wise money lesson. Here were some of the key things it taught us; What money looks like (different coins and notes in NZ) Where safe places are to keep money How we can get money e.g by doing chores for our parents Wants and needs How to spend our money wisely … [Read More...]

    Samoan Langauge Week


    Room 1 were invited to the Grey Lynn Library to celebrate Samoan Language week. We were read some stories and got to sing some Samoan songs.  Lucia even gave us a treat - Panikeke, which is a Samoan donut. We loved sharing our knowledge of Samoan language with the younger children who also attended this special event. … [Read More...]




    This term for Physical Education Room 1 has been learning tennis.  Our skills have been improving and we have had lots of fun in the sun. … [Read More...]

    Rainbows End


    Room 5 students celebrated their leadership day at Rainbows End. This day was to acknowledge and thank the Senior students for being positive role models and taking on leadership responsibilities across the school. Thank you Room 5 for being excellent leaders and fulfilling your role using the values of our … [Read More...]

    Living Eggs – Our Baby Chicks


    What an amazing experience Room 1 has had over the last two weeks. From watching our baby chicks hatch out of their eggs, to seeing them grow so quickly right before our eyes.  We even got to hold them and play with them on several occasions. We learnt all about their needs and how they develop. It was such a valuable learning experience … [Read More...]



    Football for Children Programme


    On Wednesday the Football for Children programme came into our school for a free demo day. We got to learn football skills from professional coaches and enjoy games of football in a blow up field. This programme will be running every Tuesday at morning tea for 6 weeks staring on the 31st October at a cost of $44. … [Read More...]

    Winners 2017 – Netball Tournament – Year 5 + 6

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    Our Year 5 and 6 Netball team 2017, were the proud champions in their C- grade. The team demonstrated excellent skills, confidence and determination winning all their 7 games and the finals. What an achievement!! We are proud of you!! A big thank you is extended to our coach Malu and manager Rasmus for all the support, time and effort … [Read More...]

    St Mary MacKillop Feast Day


    On Tuesday 8th August we celebrated St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. We started the day with a liturgy where we celebrated and remembered St Mary MacKillop and all of her achievements. At lunchtime we all shared a sausage sizzle and in the afternoon the whole school participated in a sports afternoon organised by our house leaders. It … [Read More...]