We were blessed with fine sunny weather for a week, helping the grounds dry out and making it possible for us to run our annual School Cross Country event on an idyllic day.

Here is Nikau’s Weather Report written in the morning of 24th August

‘Today Nikau is here to report the news. In Orakei it is very sunny and good for Cross Country. There’s some breeze but there is no trace of rain at all. God chose this day to be sunny.’

Congratulations St Joseph’s students for your excellent effort and participation in our annual Cross Country event. It was great to see your perseverance and determination to keep going and do your best. We are proud of the way you encouraged each other in your cheering, and guiding and supporting younger students to complete their circuit.

Thank you to all the parents and staff, who helped with running the event, recording results, handing out place cards, and acting as marshals around the course. It was a great team effort and your help is greatly appreciated. We had a fantastic turn out of parents and grandparents, it really makes this event a celebration when so many of you come. It goes without saying the children appreciate your support and applause.

House Results

1st Delany: 24 points, 2nd equal: Joseph and MacKillop: 18 points, and 3rd Brigid: 13 points

Congratulations to the following students who gained 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, in their Year Group:

1st 2nd 3rd
Year 1 Girls Samantha Snead Lilly Morris Mara Chamberlain
Year 1 Boys Benedict Wimsett Milieni Vaisima Kian O’Connor
Year 2 Girls Malia Mailingi Janelle Oloito’a Lani Uluinayau
Year 2 Boys Matteo Magni Fenollar Louis Diamond Geo Pulotu
Year 3 Girls Esme Reid Jade Olliffe Tess O’Connor
Year 3 Boys Koia Cook David Bolivar Arturo Fernandez – Cruz
Year 4 Girls Patty Dolan Lola Chamberlain Summer Olliffe
Year 4 Boys Hamish Blakeney Tyler Rowe Luca George
Year 5 Girls Odile Dolan Isla Cousins Grace O’Connor
Year 5 Boys Mauri Harriman Matthew Perkins, Oliver Vietri
Year 6 Girls Isabelle Gibson Isabella Lee Tallulah Murphy
Year 6 Boys Jack Blakeney Jack Williams George Breen

Bays Suburbs Cross Country

Congratulations to all the students who competed and represented St Joseph’s School so well. These students came in the top 20 and deserve a special mention for their efforts and skilful running.

  • Year 6 Girls: Isabelle Gibson 2nd place
  • Year 5 Boys:  Mauri Harriman 11th place
  • Year 6 Boys: Jack Blakeney 12th Place
  • Year 4 Boys: Tyler Rowe 17th place.

Thank you to Rochelle Cook who managed the team on the day, and to all the parents who transported and supported the team.