Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Important notice for Year 3-6 students

This week our school has been part of a Ministry of Education funded project ensuring our school has completed 'Migration to the Cloud." Sometime, after school finishes and before Christmas, students in Y3-6 will probably notice they have been signed out of their school google learning account. New login details will be provided at the start of the next school year. 

Sunday, December 9, 2018

What's Happening in Week 9?

I hope you all have enjoyed the wonderful weather we have been blessed with this weekend! Its looking like it won't be staying around for the week unfortunately.

10 more days to go! Far out this term has flown by! Here is an update on what will be happening at school this week...please check the blog frequently as due to the busy nature of the next 10 days there may be changes to notices...

PRODUCTION WEEK:
Monday - Full Dress Rehearsal for both groups. Please make sure your child brings black leggings in a named bag to school tomorrow...this is COMPULSORY. 
Tuesday - Group A performances at 1pm and 6.30pm.
Wednesday - Group B performances at 1pm and 6.30pm.
- Main cast must be at school by 5pm each night - meet in hall.
- Classes must be at school by 5.15pm each night - meet in classroom.
- please pick your child up from Room 12 at the end of the evening performance (appx 8pm).

Tickets are still available for the matinee performances. See below for details...
Noah the Musical Tickets are now on sale from the school office:
$5 per person.
4 shows:
Rooms: 15,11,1,3,12 and Year 2
Tuesday 11th December at 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11th December at 6:30 pm

Rooms: 14, 13, 2, 4, 12 and Kakano
Wednesday 12th December at 1:00 pm
Wednesday 12th December at 6:30 pm

Main cast each show.

End of Year Mass:
Our end of year Mass is at 9am on Friday. We welcome all of our whanau to attend this Mass to celebrate the end of our year together, and to bless our year 6's as they move on to JPC for 2019.

Triathlon:
FRIDAY 11am-12.30pm - Parent helpers needed urgently please!
All children are involved in this event...details below.


Other things happening in Room 12 this week:
Nativity Challenge: On Tuesday and Wednesday children will be able to choose from a range of activities to demonstrate their understanding about the Nativity of Jesus - they may choose to create a 3D scene through an online tool, code a game, create a comic book, create a piece of artwork, or make a 3D diorama of a nativity. If your child would like to do a diorama, can they please bring a shoebox to school on Tuesday.
Secret Santa Game: We are doing a slightly different styled secret santa in Room 12 this year. Tomorrow your child will come home with a paper bag and some instructions. Please help your child to fill this bag following the instructions and bring it back on Friday morning. We will then play a fun game to allocate who gets which gift!
Gingerbread Houses: We are so lucky to have the wonderful and creative Mrs McCashin with us in Room 12, and she has offered to help us all make our own mini gingerbread houses! We have made the gingerbread, but ask that each child brings their own toppings for their gingerbread house. Can these please be brought to school on Thursday morning. Once we have made them, each child will be able to take their gingerbread house home!



IMPORTANT DATES FOR TERM 4

Tuesday 11 December
Showtime: Noah
Wednesday 12 December
Showtime: Noah
Friday 14 December
End of Year Mass 9am
Friday 14 December
Reports issued to Year 3-6 students
Monday 17 December
Students meet their 2019 teacher
Tuesday 18 December
Prizegiving 9am
Tuesday 18 December
Kakano's Nativity Play 11:30 am
Wednesday 19 December
Missioning of Year 6 students
Wednesday 19 December
Last day of school
Thursday 20 December
Teacher Only day





WEEK 9. TERM 4, 2018.


MONDAY 10th DECEMBER.
Library closed all week
8.45am Full School Dress Rehearsal


TUESDAY 11TH DECEMBER
9.45am Principals’ Morning Tea
1.00pm School Show Matinee
6.30pm School Show


WEDNESDAY 12TH DECEMBER.
1.00pm School Show Matinee
6.30pm School Show


THURSDAY 13TH DECEMBER.
8.45am School Singing


FRIDAY 14TH DECEMBER.
9.00am End of Year Mass
11.00am School Tryathlon


WEEK 9. TERM 4, 2018.


TUESDAY 18TH DECEMBER
9.00m School Prizegiving
11.30am Kakano Nativity Play


WEDNESDAY 19TH DECEMBER.
11.00am Missioning of Year 6s

12 Noon School finishes


Monday, December 3, 2018

Production Costumes

Room 12 students all need to bring their own plain black leggings/pants/jeans to be used as part of their costume for our production. T-shirts are being made for them.

Can you please bring your leggings in a NAMED bag to school as soon as possible (before Thursday please), so we can have them kept safely at school until we have completed our Production performances - you will then be able to take them home again.

Thank you!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Week 8

Week 8 is a busy week! Our countdown to production and the end of term are both speeding along!

What is happening in Room 12 this week?
Advent Calendar Challenge: This week we only have 2 days together as a class (Tuesday and Wednesday) due to other school wide events. Due to this, I have planned an integrated challenge in the Christmas spirit - Children will be given a 'secret person' (from our class) and they will need to design and create an advent calendar that focuses on kindness and making their secret person smile each day. At the end of the day on Wednesday we will give our calendars to our 'secret person', and will be kept in class so every child can start the day by revealing a nice comment on their calendar written for them. If your child has any crafty items that will help with this at home then they are more than welcome to bring them in. 
Production Rehearsal: Monday is another big rehearsal day - main cast will be out rehearsing all day up until lunchtime, and the rest will be out for either the morning or middle block. Please keep practising at home as well...one week to go!
Assembly: We are on assembly this week - this starts at 2.05pm on Friday and we would love for our whanau to attend. We will be sharing our projects from the term and are planning on having a Christmas surprise at the end (which we will be practising tomorrow afternoon). If you have any Christmas dress up items at home we would really appreciate borrowing them for our skit if possible.
Learning Celebrations: Learning celebrations are on Tuesday afternoon between 3pm and 5pm. We would love to see all of our whanau there - it is an opportunity for your child to share and celebrate their year of learning with you. Please arrive by 4.30pm at the latest, as the classroom will be closed by 5pm. It would also be appreciated if you could let me know an estimate of the time you are coming if possible. Thank you. 
Year 6 Pilgrimage / Year 5 Leadership Day: Thursday is our Year 6 Pilgrimage - a notice went home with the details for this. Please let me know if you do not have one. Year 5s will come to school as per usual and will be doing leadership building activities for the day. 
Totora Fun Fair: Friday is our Totora Fun Fair. Children can come in mufti to school, and we will be running a variety of fun activities that children can opt into for the morning and middle blocks of the day. This is our end of year celebration. 



Noah the Musical Tickets are now on sale from the school office:
$5 per person.
4 shows:
Rooms: 15,11,1,3,12 and Year 2
Tuesday 11th December at 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11th December at 6:30 pm

Rooms: 14, 13, 2, 4, 12 and Kakano
Wednesday 12th December at 1:00 pm
Wednesday 12th December at 6:30 pm

Main cast each show.


IMPORTANT DATES FOR TERM 4

Monday 3 December
Student Celebration Conferences - Year 2
Tuesday 4 December
Student Celebration Conferences- Year 0,1,3,4,5,6
Tuesday 4 December
Year 2 - Zoo Trip
Thursday 6 December
Year 6 Retreat/Pilgrimage @ St Michaels
Tuesday 11 December
Showtime: Noah
Wednesday 12 December
Showtime: Noah
Friday 14 December
End of Year Mass 9am
Friday 14 December
Reports issued to Year 3-6 students
Monday 17 December
Students meet their 2019 teacher
Tuesday 18 December
Prizegiving 9am
Tuesday 18 December
Kakano's Nativity Play 11:30 am
Wednesday 19 December
Missioning of Year 6 students
Wednesday 19 December
Last day of school
Thursday 20 December
Teacher Only day



WEEK 8. TERM 4, 2018.

MONDAY 3RD DECEMBER.
Library closed all week
Show Rehearsals
8.45am School Singing

TUESDAY 4TH DECEMBER
EBOP/CBOP Athletics Whakatane
3.15pm SL Celebration Totara, Kahikitea, Kakano

THURSDAY 6TH DECEMBER.
Year 6 Retreat/Pilgrimage
8.45am School Singing
1.30pm ELL Picnic

FRIDAY 7TH DECEMBER.
AM. Totara using pool. Totara Celebration.
11.00am Pasifika Practice
12 Noon School Choir
2.05pm Assembly. Room 12

WEEK 9. TERM 4, 2018.

MONDAY 10th DECEMBER.
Library closed all week
8.45am Full School Dress Rehearsal

TUESDAY 11TH DECEMBER
10.00am Principals’ Morning Tea
1.00pm School Show Matinee
6.30pm School Show

WEDNESDAY 12TH DECEMBER.
1.00pm School Show Matinee
6.30pm School Show

THURSDAY 13TH DECEMBER.
8.45am School Singing
9.00am Year 6 Mass Practice

FRIDAY 14TH DECEMBER.
9.00am End of Year Mass
11.00am School Tryathlon

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Christmas Packages for Lara Lodge Residents

When we returned from our visit to Lara Lodge, Room 12 decided that they would love to celebrate Christmas with the residents of Lara Lodge. We decided that we would use our creativity skills to create individual Christmas Packages for each resident. We have decided that each package will include:
* A Card
* A Packaging Item (Box, basket etc)
* 2 other Christmas themed creations.

We are also going to do some baking for the staff at Lara Lodge to share.

Have a look at some photos of us in the process of making these packages!














Sunday, November 25, 2018

Production Tickets

Noah the Musical Tickets on sale from Wednesday 28th purchase at school office:

$5 per person.

4 shows:
Rooms: 15,11,1,3,12 and Year 2
Tuesday 11th December at 1:00 pm 
Tuesday 11th December at 6:30 pm

Rooms: 14, 13, 2, 4, 12 and Kakano
Wednesday 12th December at 1:00 pm
Wednesday 12th December at 6:30 pm

Main cast are in each show.

NOTE: Room 12 has been split over 2 nights. Children who are in the main cast will be in every show, but below is the list showing who is performing in the Room 12 song each day.

Tuesday: Avaani, Ryan, Kris, Leah, Liam, Imogen, KJ, Leon, Lola, Dana, Darcy, Charles

Wednesday: Richard, Bryll, Davey, Denzel, Thornton, Mya, Emma, Maddy, Persia, Mia, Maiah, Una



Week 7 Notices

Kia Ora Whanau,

I hope you have all had a glorious weekend despite the gloomy weather we have been having. This week is one of our final consistent weeks in our classroom, as with the end of the year nearing and production nights approaching there will be children in and out of the classroom for various things.

We had a very successful visit to Lara Lodge for our Volunteer Project. The children blew me away with how respectful and positively they interacted with the elderly; I am incredibly proud of them. Due to how successful this was, as a class we have decided to make individual Christmas packages for each of the residents. These are meant to be crafts, but children may come home with some items they need to bring in for their creations (such as empty jars etc). We will be working on these this week, and hope to have them completed by the end of week 8.

Here are the notices for this week:
Swimming: We are scheduled to have swimming on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week in the afternoons. The weather is not looking promising, but hopefully we will be able to still go. Please remind your child to pack their togs on these days this week.
Production Rehearsals: Our class will have rehearsals every day throughout week 7 and 8. Main actors will then have further rehearsals on top of this. It is really important that we all practise our parts at home as well, and keep a positive attitude towards this.
Ahurei Performance: Our Kapa Haka group are performing this week on Wednesday. Tickets are available and the show begins at 7pm.

Looking Ahead to Next Week (Week 8):
Student Led Celebrations: On Tuesday, week 8, we have student led celebrations. This is not a parent teacher interview, but a time where your child can share their proudest moments and achievements from this year with you. It would be great to see you all there, and will be happening straight after school next Tuesday.
Year 6 Pilgrimage: This is on Thursday in week 8 (6th December). A notice will be coming home this week with more information about it.
Assembly: Friday next week is our assembly day. We will be planning our assembly over the next week and would love for our whanau to attend! It will be on Friday 7th December starting at 2.05pm.


IMPORTANT DATES FOR TERM 4
IMPORTANT DATES FOR TERM 4

Wednesday 28 November
Ahurei Performance
Monday 3 December
Student Celebration Conferences - Year 2
Tuesday 4 December
Student Celebration Conferences- Year 0,1,3,4,5,6
Tuesday 4 December
Year 2 - Zoo Trip
Thursday 6 December
Year 6 Retreat/Pilgrimage @ St Michaels
Tuesday 11 December
Showtime: Noah
Wednesday 12 December
Showtime: Noah
Friday 14 December
End of Year Mass 9am
Friday 14 December
Reports issued to Year 3-6 students
Monday 17 December
Students meet their 2019 teacher
Tuesday 18 December
Prizegiving 9am
Tuesday 18 December
Kakano's Nativity Play 11:30am
Wednesday 19 December
Missioning of Year 6 students
Wednesday 19 December
Last day of school

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Room 4 is running a Cafe on Friday this week - everyone is welcome!

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WEEK 7. TERM 4, 2018.
MONDAY 26TH NOVEMBER.
Library. No issues and all books to be returned
Show Rehearsals
8.45am School Singing

TUESDAY 27TH NOVEMBER
Show Rehearsals. Teachers to take own classes for a practice (refer to schedule).

WEDNESDAY 28th NOVEMBER.
Ahurei Performance

THURSDAY 29th NOVEMBER..
Show Rehearsals
8.45am School Singing
10.00am Advent liturgy
2.05pm  Kapa Haka
5.30pm Coaches Thank You evening

FRIDAY 30th NOVEMBER..
8.00 - 10. 00am Rubik’s Cafe
11.00am Pasifika Practice
12 Noon School Choir
2.05pm Assembly

SHOW TIMETABLE:
Group A - Rooms 15,11,1,3,12 and Manuka (Tuesday Performances 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm)
Group B - Rooms 14, 13, 2, 4, 12 and Kakano (Wednesday Performances 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm)


WEEK 8. TERM 4, 2018.
SUNDAY 2ND DECEMBER
Weetbix TRYathlon

MONDAY 3RD DECEMBER.
Hour of Code Week
Library closed all week
Show Rehearsals
8.45am School Singing

TUESDAY 4TH DECEMBER
EBOP/CBOP Athletics Whakatane
3.15pm SL Celebration Totara, Kahikitea, Kakano

WEDNESDAY 5TH DECEMBER.
Show Rehearsals.
Ahurei Performance

THURSDAY 6TH DECEMBER.
Year 6 Retreat/Pilgrimage
8.45am School Singing
1.30pm ELL Picnic


FRIDAY 7TH DECEMBER.
Totara Celebration Day
11.00am Pasifika Practice
12 Noon School Choir

2.05pm Room 12 Assembly!