Tuesday, 13 December 2011


We would like to thank you all for your support throughout 2011. We have enjoyed spending time with your children and watching them progress in their learning. We have had many laughs along the way and hope they have enjoyed the year!

A special farewell goes out to Mrs Eichmann who has put in so much into her 8 years here at St Joseph's. WE WILL MISS YOU!!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!

Miss Iskandar & Mrs Eichmann

St Joseph's award ceremony

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Choir performs at Kids 4 Kids

Congratulations to the choir for performing at the kids 4 kids concert with Suzanne Prentice last night!
They all did a great job. Ka Pai!

Can you spot the children from Rooms 7 and 8?

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Rangitoto Trip

Thank you to all the parents who helped out on this trip!!

Check out our photos below (they are in 3 parts):

Photos part 1

Photos part 2

Photos part 3

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

I wonder...

What have the children in Rooms 7 and 8 been busy doing?? All will be revealed at a later date...

Meet "Phil"

On Thursday 27th October Mr Harrison Gregory was our acting Principal for the day. Room 1 had a new student; quite tall and popular for year 6!!!!

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Rugby World Cup

On the last day of term 3, we celebrated the Rugby World Cup by having a tabloids in the morning. We were divided into 20 country teams and we had to dress in our country colours! We all had a great morning as we got to experience the atmosphere and excitement of the Rugby World Cup. We even got to end the morning with a mexican wave - just like they do at the games!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Rugby World Cup Hat Parade

Today we celebrated the RWC by having a hat parade. The children were asked to create a hat symbolising the RWC.The results were amazing. We have very talented, creative children.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Our trip to the museum

Check out some more photos below!!

Museum Trip

Thanks to the parents who helped with the trip. The children were really well behaved and really enjoyed the Aqua show. We were not allowed to take photos inside the show but I am sure the children will tell you all about it.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Swimming at Hilton Brown

Room 7 and 8 have enjoyed swimming at Hilton Brown. Check out our photos!

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Run For Your Life

Soccer Training Session

Rosmini Sessions

The year 12 students at Rosmini have been teaching us about various topics related to Health and Safety. They use a variety of teaching and communication methods. They Skype us, make us videos, visit us and send us powerpoints to watch. So far we have learnt about manners, healthy lunch boxes and fire safety.

Thursday, 14 July 2011


This term we have been busy writing our own narratives and publishing them into books.

Rooms 7 and 8 had a sharing time where we got to read and enjoy each others narratives.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Monday, 11 July 2011

Friday, 8 July 2011

"It's like that"

Mrs Eichmann and Miss Iskandar are so proud of the children in Room 7 and 8! They all did a SENSATIONAL job for the school show.  The children have worked really hard throughout this term practising the dance and it surely has paid off!

Ka pai Room 7 and 8 :)

A big big thank you to the parents who helped out from supervising to sewing to supporting - we could not have done this without you!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Measurement in Room 8 and 7

We are looking at measurement in maths. On Wednesday we looked at capacity. The children experimented with various containers and measured water.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

P. E. at Rosmini

Every week we go to Rosmini for a P.E lesson taken by year 12-13 boys. This is a highlight that the children really look forward to. It is great to see our students interacting with the older students. It has benefits for both schools. Our children have an opportunity to work in small intensive groups to work on developing their skill levels over a variety of activities. The Rosmini boys work on their organisation, communication and sports teaching skills. We have found that this is really worthwhile community building project.

Friday, 6 May 2011

St Joseph's Feast Day

Today St Joseph's school celebrated St Joseph's feast day.  We started the day off with mass and then had tabloid sports run by the year 6's and then we had a shared lunch. We had a great time doing tabloid sports as we got to try out the different activities that the year 6's had organised.It has been a fun day filled with celebration and joy as we celebrate St Joseph!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Science in Room 7 and 8

What an exciting week ahead. The children spent 2 blocks investigating various science concepts including static electricity to surface tension.
Over the next few days the children will be heading off around the middle syndicate to explore more science concepts. Many of these activities can be done in the home so let the kids become the scientists!!!!!!

Friday, 15 April 2011

Happy Holidays from Miss Iskandar and Mrs Eichmann

Well we have made it to the end of the first term. The children have adjusted well to the blended classes and we are now beginning to see friendships between the year groups.
Next term our main topic is movement. Week 1 is science week and the children will be spending the morning in their own room but will move between the four syndicate teachers for the rest of the week. Each teacher is doing different science experiments. Our aim is for children to experience science in various forms and hopefully spark interest for them in this area of learning.
Friday is St Joseph's Feast Day so we will be having mass at 9:15 which you are all invited to attend. At 11:00 we will have school wide tabloids finishing with a shared lunch.

We hope that you all have a safe, happy and Holy Easter. Keep up the reading and basic facts.

Great to see so much red and black supporting Christchurch!!! We have raised $980!!!

From Mrs Eichmann and Miss Iskandar

Thursday, 14 April 2011


Friday the 17th of April will be a RED AND BLACK DAY at St Joseph's School.  Everyone is encouraged to wear red and black to support Catholic Schools in Christchurch - please bring a gold coin donation for this.  A sausage sizzle will also be happening on Friday - $1 for a sausage and $1 for drinks.

If you think cleaning a bedroom is difficult, try cleaning 60 desks!!!