Saturday, 12 December 2020

Ice blocks on sale to support the terry Family

 


Week 10 Term 4

 Week 10  Term 4

It’s going to be another busy few days ahead.  (You might want to write a personal message tor your parents to say thanks for the support etc)


A huge big thank you to all Kakano 1's whanau. It has been a fabulous year teaching your child this year. We have had lots of laughs along the way. You have all made me feel such a part of your families-I am always thankful that I have the best job in the world and your children make it so special.


Louis-I always remember the many elastic balls you made in the first few weeks-they were pretty impressive!


Zann Angelo-everyday without fail you write the date on our board-thankyou!


Kaia Lee- I am so amazed at the mature comments you make during our class discussions.


Terrence-I love your interest in anything to do with space.


Addison- I appreciate your beautiful smile and joyful nature that you bring to K1 daily.


Harrison- I am so impressed with the many models you make with the cubes.


Abbie-Your love for bugs is fabulous!


Vedik-you have really come out of your shell this year and are so much more confident.


Tristen-I really like your honesty-lots of kids like hanging out with you-well done buddy!


James D-your excitement for everything is fantastic-you’re joy is infectious!


Elijah-your knowledge of dinosaurs is so impressive!


Mila and Kennedy- Well done girls for taking the stage for the Ahurei-I was so impressed.


Keely- I like how you have been so willing to mix with a variety of children and extend your friendship group.


Aidan-you always have lovely comments to say about everyone.


Indie-I love hearing your giggles while talking with your friends.


Armaan-you always continue to persevere with tasks and never give up.


Kyree-you’re ICT skills are pretty impressive: capturing our daily play-well done.


Braxton-you are always helping us to be orgnised and ready for our learning!


Tori for always keeping our classroom tidy-no job is too big-thanks.


Iquita-you have really started to share your thoughts about maths-well done.


Levi-your positive attitude and beautiful thoughts guide us so well each day.


Carwyn- I love how you know so much about Star Wars and always explain things to me so patiently.





Monday

TRYATHLON - 11:15am - Years 0 - 2 (middles/seniors at 9am)

What your child needs: Bike / Scooter & Helmet, PE Uniform, Sunhat and Togs & Towel 

Signs will be put out on the day letting you know where each class is to put their bikes / scooters.

You may like to put something on your child's bike to help them identify it when they come into transition.


Meet the teacher - On Monday afternoon your child will get to meet their new teacher for next year. They will also be able to see who else is in their class.


Tuesday

Prizegiving - 9am in the school hall. If your child is getting an end of year award, you will have received notification in the envelope with their report.


Wednesday

Missioning of Year 6 children - 11am in the hall.


School closes for the year at 12noon. Please be prompt in collecting your child.


Other Notices

  • We are collecting goods to put in Christmas Hampers for needy families and also food items we can donate to St Vincent de Paul’s Foodbank. If you have food items you can donate please get your child to bring them to class or they can put them under the tree in the foyer.

  • We are publishing a school magazine again this year and this will be available this week. At this stage there will only be 100 magazines printed. It will be a great memento of 2020. We sold out last year. Orders are taken now with the cost for the magazine being $10.00.

  • Holiday Reading Information. Children can immediately start entering the books they are reading or books that have been read to them. You can include any reading - instructions for games or lego sets, recipes, … Happy Reading!

And finally a heads up regarding purchase of sports tops. For all sports, except Netball and Basketball, you will be required to buy your own shirts for the 2021 season. PE shirts can be purchased from our School’s Uniform Shop.

I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and hope you get to spend some quality time with your families filled with joy and happiness.

Saturday, 5 December 2020

Week 9 Term 4

 Week 9 Term 4

Hold on to your hats, everyone. It’s going to be a busy week!


Monday

Dress rehearsal day.  Thanks for sending in the costumes so promptly.

There are a few more Peter Pan tickets available - get in fast! Tickets can be bought from the school office for $5.


Tuesday

SHOWTIME!!!!  We have a matinee performance at 1:00pm and an evening show at 6:30pm.

For the evening show - Our Mini sea creatures need to be back at school at 5:30pm. You are getting changed in Kakano 3.  Everyone else needs to be at school at 5:50pm.  We are getting ready in Kakano 7. The gate by the big kids playground will be open to let the kids through and a teacher will point them in the right direction. No parents past the gate, please. 


Wednesday

Group B is performing today so it will be a low key day for the rest of us. We are going to prepare for our celebration day. 


Thursday

Celebration Day. We have a lot to celebrate. On Thursday we will be opening our classes from 8am-10am for parents to visit. The kids will take you on a tour and show off a little bit - they have come such a long way and are keen to share their successes. The celebrations will continue with a Big Day In. 

Clothing: Sunsmart Mufti and bring your togs.

Food: Bring your own lunch and a big bottle of water 

Optional: Bring a water pistol if you have one - we might have a water fight.


Friday

9am End of year mass (and, maybe, an afternoon nap?)

Reports go home.


Other notices

  • We will start collecting goods to put in Christmas Hampers for needy families and also food items we can donate to St Vincent de Paul’s Foodbank. If you have food items you can donate please get your child to bring them to class or they can put them under the tree in the foyer.

  • We are publishing a school magazine again this year and this will be available during the last week of this term. At this stage there will only be 100 magazines printed. It will be a great memento of 2020. We sold out last year. Orders are taken now with the cost for the magazine being $10.00.

  • Holiday Reading Information is being sent home this week. Children can immediately start entering the books they are reading or books that have been read to them.

  • And finally a heads up regarding purchase of sports tops. For all sports, except Netball and Basketball, you will be required to buy your own shirts for the 2021 season. PE shirts can be purchased from our School’s Uniform Shop


Monday 14 December

Tryathlon

Monday 14 December

Students meet their 2021 teacher

Tuesday 15 December

Prizegiving 9am

Wednesday 19 December

Missioning of Year 6 students

Wednesday 16 December

Last day of school

Thursday 17 December

Teacher Only day

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Week 8 Term 4

 Week 8 Term 4

We are getting excited counting down to our Peter Pan Production-it is going to be amazing! Please, can all costumes be handed in by Wednesday as we have a dress rehearsal this week. 


Well done to our students who took part in the Weetbix Tryathlon this weekend. We hope you enjoyed the event. 


Good luck to Mila, Kennedy and Wairanaki (Our Ahurei reps) who take part in their Kapa Haka performance tomorrow. 


Kakano 1 and 2 are swimming this week 

Kakano 1 has the first swimming slot of the day. Make sure you are at school well before 8:45 so you can enjoy all of your swimming time. 

Kakano 1 and 2 remember to bring your togs, towel and a bag to put them in each day. 


Library returns

Many of our children have overdue books which need to be returned to the library so they can complete a stocktake of all the books.



Mrs Hall would like to have the main cast members in for a rehearsal next Saturday. Please read the notice below.


Peter Pan Production Rehearsal Main Cast

Saturday the 5th December 1:00pm- 4:00pm, the school hall. 

Required:

  • Harmony Choir

  • Mains

  • Lost boys

  • Mermaids

  • Fairy Dancers

  • Sea Creatures

  • Pirates

  • Backstage & Props Crew

  • Narrators

  • Tribes People

Your child has already received a notice last week about this. Students are to bring snacks and water. All students are to be promptly collected at the conclusion of the day at 4:00pm from the school hall. If your child cannot make this rehearsal please email me to let me know. Thanks to those who have already.

bernieh@stmarysrotorua.school.nz

Regards,


Production Team 2020

Lorette Tiedt, Jane Trask, Mary Kusabs, Lorraine Thomson, Jill Dinniss, Michelle McIntyre, Glenda Pedley, Chris and Sheila Manlunas, Bernie Hall.


School Magazine

We are publishing a school magazine again this year, and this will be available during the last week of this term. There will be only 100 magazines printed and it will be a great memento of 2020. Orders will be taken now with the cost for the magazine being $10.00. Orders will be taken at the office. Be quick as there will only be 100 printed.


End of Year Mass

On Friday 11th December we will be having our End of Year Mass at 9am. It would be wonderful if you could join us for this celebration of our school year.


School Prize Giving 

Tuesday 15th December is our School Prize Giving. If your child is receiving a prize they will be taking home a notice. 


Religious Education

This week we will be focusing on Advent. This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. We will be learning about Advent being a time of waiting and preparing for the coming of Jesus.




Maths

This week in Maths we will continue with addition and subtraction. Also within measurement, we will be ordering and comparing objects by weight, volume and capacity.


Literacy


Use the 5 w’s (who, what, why, when where?) to build more complex sentences with joining words. 


Here’s the week ahead

Monday 

  • 8:45 am Ahurei children travel to Event Centre for a rehearsal

  • 7:30 pm Kapa Haka performance


Tuesday 

  • Principal’s Morning Tea 9:45 am

  • Advent Liturgy 12:15 pm


Wednesday 

  • Gymnastics at lunchtime

  • 1:45 Dance practice for production


Thursday 

  • Dress rehearsal for K1-3 (Please ensure your child’s costume is in this week)


Friday 

  • Chess club

  • Golden Time



Looking Ahead for the last few weeks of term


Monday 30th November Kapa Haka group at Ahurei

Tuesday 1st December Principal’s Morning Tea

Tuesday 8th December School Production (Kakano 1,2 & 3 are performing)

Wednesday 9th December School Production

Monday 12th December: School Tryathlon(Year 0-2 11:15-12:15)

Friday 11th December  End of Year Mass

Tuesday 15th December: School Prizegiving

Wednesday 16th December: Missioning and last day of term

Thursday 17th December: Teacher Only Day


Saturday, 21 November 2020

Week 7 Term 4

 Week 7  Term 4

We are really impressed with how well our Kakano 1, 2 & 3 tamariki are coping with term 4. As we enter weeks 8, 9 & 10 the hot weather, and all the end of year activities, might lead to some mood swings. Our Kakano team are likely to need just a little more TLC to help them cope with the overwhelming emotions and increasing tiredness they will be feeling. 

Mrs D is on Jury Service this week so I may be away part of the week.


Religious Education

This week we are continuing our unit about Saints and inspiring people. We will be learning about what makes Saints inspiring and what we can do to become more like Saints (keeping the Golden Rules and School Values is a great place to start).


Mathematics

We are learning to count in tens from any given number to solve problems. 

(Home hint: Make a 100s board in rows of 10 and practice counting 10 more from the ty numbers (20, 30 etc) then from any number.)


Literacy

We are learning to find and fix our own mistakes in reading and writing. 

(Home hint: Don’t jump in too fast. Let your child read to the end of the sentence/page to see if they fix up errors by themselves.)


There is no swimming this week as the middle team have tutors coming in from Make a Difference for the week.


Here’s the week ahead

Monday 

Tuesday 

  • Kakano 2 = library

Wednesday 

  • Gymnastics at lunchtime

  • Kakano 1 = library

Thursday 

  • Kakano 3 = library 

Friday 

  • Chess club

  • Golden Time


Looking Ahead for the rest of the term

Sunday 29th November - Weetbix Tryathlon

Monday 30th November - Ahurei

Tuesday 8th December - School Production (Kakano 1, 2 & 3 are performing)

Wednesday 9th December - School Production

Friday 11th December - End of Year Mass

Monday 12th December - School Tryathlon

Tuesday 15th December - School Prizegiving

Wednesday 16th December - Missioning and last day of term (School closes at 12noon)

Thursday 17th December - Teacher Only Day


Saturday, 14 November 2020

Week 6 Term 4

 Week 6 Term 4

Thank you to the parents who attended the Incredible Years Parenting course meeting last week. We are sure that you will love the course - we loved the teacher version.  It’s really nice to be able to take time out to reflect and share your ideas and worries with others - parenting is a team sport. 


Week 6 means that we are halfway through term 4! One of the great things about testing weeks is that we get the chance to look back to see where we started.  Wow! Our Kakano 1, 2, 3 kids have really done some amazing learning this year. The teachers, kids and whanau of Kakano 1, 2, 3 are a pretty awesome team.


Religious Education

This week we are beginning our unit about Saints and inspiring people. It would be great if you could talk to your child about your favorite Saint (or a Saint whose name they might have been given at baptism) or a hero who shows the qualities of a Saint.


Mathematics

This week we are looking at fractions and sharing. We need to know how to find ½ and ¼ or a shape or a small set. 

(Home hint: cutting mini pizzas, sharing treats and other food motivators are great - just ½ and ¼ ). 


Literacy

We are learning to find and fix our own mistakes in reading and writing. 

(Home hint: Don’t jump in too fast. Let your child read to the end of the sentence/page to see if they fix up arrows by themselves.)


No swimming this week as Seniors are swimming with Swim Rotorua


Monday 

Tuesday 

  • Dance practice for production

  • Kakano 2 = library

Wednesday - Gymnastics at lunchtime

  • Kakano 1 = library

Thursday 

  • Kakano 3 = library 

  • Kapa Haka at 9am for Mila, Kennedy and Wairanaki (Our Ahurei reps)

Friday 

  • Chess club

  • Golden Time


Looking Ahead

Some important dates for this term:

Sunday 29th November Weetbix Tryathlon

Monday 30th November - Ahurei

Tuesday 8th December School Production

Wednesday 9th December School Production

Monday 12th December: School Tryathlon

Friday 11th December  End of Year Mass

Tuesday 15th December: School Prizegiving

Wednesday 16th December: Missioning and last day of term

Thursday 17th December: Teacher Only Day