Social Justice

Our school actively teaches and encourages students to live according to our Catholic Social Teachings. We encourage all students to have a voice, suggesting and actioning ways in which we can support others.

To develop the St Joseph’s school environment so that the school strongly reflects its Catholic Special Character in a culturally responsive and diverse manner.

Thank you to everyone for contributing items for the Opunake Food Bank. These donations were very well received. Care for others and care for the environment are values that we uphold at St Joseph's. The Community Clean Up was a good chance for students to reflect on how we all need to care for God's creation.

Caritas Crazy Hair Day

At the end Term 1, we had a Crazy Hair and Mufti Day to support the Caritas Lenten appeal. There were some amazing hairstyles from some very imaginative parents and children. We raised $110 for Caritas. Thank you very much for your support. The money raised will support Caritas with their projects in South Sudan.

On the last Thursday of Term One Mrs van Vuuren and her school choir helped our parish by singing during the prayer service at the Cottage Rest Home. They sang beautifully and represented our school so well. Well done children.

All children have the opportunity to be a part of the School Choir. Practices are held at lunchtimes, scheduled prior to these events.

Colour Your Day Coin Trail

We are all brothers and sisters in Christ and so we too will stand with our nation and in particular our Muslim brothers and sisters, to celebrate the lives of those who were tragically taken from this world.

We ask families to donate a gold coin for us to send to the charity that has been set up to provide support the families of those victims.

Our school raised $150 for this fund.

Thank you for your generous support!

Community Clean Up

On Tuesday 19th March, to celebrate St Joseph's Day, the whole school decided to clean up around our local community.

St Joseph was a member of a loving community and he would have taught Jesus to contribute to the needs of this community by offering his time, his talents and his service to others.

At St Joseph's we understand that we too are responsible to do our part for our community.