Celebrating Success at St Joseph's 



WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT THE LATEST GROUP OF special achievers at st josephs...


$550 + lots of wonderful gifts were raised for this year's 'BIG GIVE' ... Ka Pai Kids!


St Joseph’s scoops up awards at this year's Cawthron Sci-tec Expo

The following St Joseph's students excelled with their science and technology investigations at this years Cawthron award evening by picking up the following awards:
• Year 7-8 Research: Highly Commended - Amelia Brennan.
• Science Communicator Award: Joint First - Luke Heaphy.
• Science Communicator Award: Joint Second - Flo Munro.
• Youth Leadership: Best Investigation Focused on Sustainability and Community - Luke Heaphy.
• Best Female in Years 6-8 for Science: Lily Stewart.
• Environment Science Badge: Malika Rai and Wren Brudvik-Lindner.
• Ministry of Inspiration Award: Malika Rai.
Luke Heaphy won the Supreme Technology Award for his - Go Quietly Or Go Home Investigation in this years Cawthron Scitech Expo. This is the top technology award given out across all Tasman Primary andSecondary Schools and is an outstanding result for Luke!


Fantastic Sporting Success

Aramaea Mafi and Mia Fletcher were picked to represent Nelson Basketball at the Under 13 year tournament held in Invercargill during the second week of the holidays. The girls team was placed third in the South Island. Well done!

Lucy Mitchell, who played in the Talleys Nelson Junior Tennis Open at
the end of September. She won the Under 10s double with Maisson Begg and
came 2nd in the Under 10s singles.

Rocco Ellena, who won two bronzes and a silver at the Southern Speed
Skating Championships.

Jack Weaver for making the under 15 rep softball team and Charlie Weaver
under 13 rep softball team.


Trinity Drama Exams

Congratulations to Amber McKnight, for passing her Trinity Drama exam with Distinction.


Nelson School of Music Scholarships for Speech & Drama 

Congratulations to the following students:

10yrs & Under – (1st) Madison Turner, (Very Very Highly Commended) Mika Lines, (Very Highly Commended) Charlotte Turner, (Highly Commended) Armaan Rai;

Under 1 Year’s Tuition – Isabelle Turner. (Very Highly Commended) 



Swimming Champs

Congratulations to Rebecca Loach, who competed in the South Island Swimming Champs over last weekend. Well over 200 swimmers attending and she won a silver medal for 50m breaststroke and bronze for 100m breaststroke in the 12-14 year old girls. 



Rock da House


A big congratulations to Angelina Ventura from Rm 12, who has been named as one of the soloists for the performance night. Well done Angelina! 


St Joseph’s is the kind of school where you can leave in 2001 and return in 2013, walk into the office and have Justin say “Oh, hello again Annabelle” like no time at all had passed. All students were acknowledged for their achievements whether academic, sporting or cultural. This support contributed to my later sporting success.
— Annabelle Carey (NZ Rep Swimmer at Commonwealth and Olympic Games)