Saturday, 12 December 2020

Week 10 Notices

 Welcome to the last week, which is luckily a short one, of the 2020 school year. Only 12 days to Christmas (I can feel a song coming on). We had a lovely turn out on our Learning Celebrations Day. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the support you have been providing this year for your child. Although we have a short week, each day there is something on and you will find all of the details below. 

On Monday, can every child please bring:

* Gold coin for Tuesday's fish and chip lunch (more details below)

* Extra bag to put all of their books and art into. 


What's Happening This Week:


Monday:
 SCHOOL TRYATHLON

9am : MIddle and Senior Teams

11:15: Junior Teams

What your child needs: 

-Bike / Scooter & Helmet

-PE Uniform

-Sunhat

-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.





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Tuesday Kahikatea Big Day In

This Tuesday we are having out Middle School - Kahikatea Big Day In, our end of year fun celebration. We do understand there is a lot happening, but this was the only slot we could fit in a fun day in with our kids. We are asking for a gold coin donation instead of bringing in a plate for shared lunch. This will cover our fish and chips meal we have already ordered. Children come to school in their uniform for prizegiving happening in the morning.

Children need to bring:

  • mufti in their school bags, to get changed into at morning tea
  • togs, towel, hat and sunscreen
  • gold coin donation - PLEASE BRING MONDAY
  • labelled water gun

On Tuesday morning, in the first block, St Mary's will have the end of year prizegiving for all classes. The Kahikatea Big Day In will happen after the prizegiving has finished. It is therefore important that children come to school in their uniforms as normal with mufti in their bags. Children will get changed into their mufti at morning tea. 

Big Day In Programme

1st block: School prizegiving


2nd block: Activities


Slip n slide (Mrs Dinniss)

Pool - (Mrs Waititi)

Christmas crafts (Mrs Tiedt)

Playground and taking photos - (Ms Lovegrove)

Science outdoor bug hunt - (Mr Bach)

 

Lunch time: Fish and chips

 

3rd block: Whole Middle School Activities


Touch Rugby Game - with Middle School Teachers

Water Fight Whole of Kahikatea.


Wednesday: Last Day of School. We will be sending our Year 6's off with Missioning and the school day finishes at 12pm.


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Special Mentions:


Iceblock Sales: Monday and Tuesday to raise funds for a family in our school who has recently lost a close family member.



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 being 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.

For all sports, except Netball and Basketball, you will be required to buy your own shirts for the 2021 season. PE shirts can also be purchased from our School’s Uniform Shop.

Lost and Found - the pile is still growing again outside Room 6 please if you are missing jerseys, or anything check there.

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.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR TERM 4


Monday 14 December

Tryathlon

Monday 14 December

Students meet their 2021 teacher

Tuesday 15 December

Prizegiving 9am

Kahikatea Big Day In

Wednesday 19 December

Missioning of Year 6 students

Wednesday 16 December

Last day of school

Thursday 17 December

Teacher Only day


Have a wonderful week everyone!

God bless


Saturday, 5 December 2020

Week 9 Notices

 

 Week 9

Kia ora and welcome to week 9!


We have more tickets for all our Peter Pan Shows. Tickets can be bought from the School Office for $5.00. 

Opening day for our school musical is Tuesday, very exciting. There has been a lot of behind the scenes work being done. Thanks to our awesome support staff who have been doing a heck of a lot of things in preparation for this show Below is the schedule for the School Production for this week.







Student Celebrations are on Thursday between 8.00am and 10.00am.

No swimming this week for Middle School.

Lost and Found - the pile is growing again outside Room 6 please if you are missing jerseys, or anything check there.

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 being 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 the 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 also be purchased from our School’s Uniform Shop.


IMPORTANT DATES FOR TERM 4


Tuesday 8 December

Showtime: Peter Pan

Wednesday 9 December

Showtime: Peter Pan

Thursday 10 December

Student Celebration 8.00-10.00am

Friday 11 December

End of Year Mass 9am

Friday 11 December

Reports issued to students

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


Have a wonderful week everyone!

God bless

Nicole Lovegrove and

Team Kahikatea

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Production Show Time Information

 Below is information for our production. Please read it carefully to ensure you know when your child is required to be at school. 



If your child has a main role (lost boy, fairy dancer, pirate, warrior, harmony choir, mini creature) then they need to be at ALL 4 SHOWS. If your child is just in our class dance, then they are only required at the 2 Tuesday shows. 

For the evening shows, please drop your child at Room 6 (girls) or Room 7 (boys) by 5.50pm at the latest. Once your child is changed into their costume, they will go to kakano and remain there until their performance. Please be prompt to pick your child up from kakano at 7.50pm - please also make sure you touch base with me before taking your child so that I know they have gone home safely. 

Thank you for your support with our production. The countdown is on! Keep practising our dance at home guys, we are going to look awesome! 

Learning Celebrations

 


Saturday, 28 November 2020

Week 8 Notices

Kia ora and welcome to week 8!

Advent begins this week and our Christmas countdown is on! The next few weeks are action-packed with lots going on. Please keep checking the blog for changes that might be happening over the week. It is also important for our tamariki to be getting plenty of sleep and bringing good brain food to school each day to ensure they have enough energy. We will be trying to keep our programmes as consistent as possible, but will also be needing to be flexible to fit in things that may pop up each day. We thank you for your support over this time.

Peter Pan Costumes:

It is CRUCIAL that these are brought to school by WEDNESDAY this week. We have a dress rehearsal on Thursday so we need all of our costumes. A reminder that Room 15 are pirates and our costume is:

* Denim shorts or pants

* Striped tshirt (either blue or black stripes)

* Red hat


IMPORTANT

  • Chromebooks are being used every day and need to be fully charged after each day.

  • Lost and Found - the pile is growing again outside Room 6 please if you are missing jerseys, or anything check there.

  • SWIMMING this week- bring togs, towel and goggles every day.

  • Sunhats must be worn or no play


Swimming this week

We will be returning to our normal class swimming this week. Please bring your togs and a towel. The pool is heated, and we need to be using it in order to warrant having it. Children are expected to swim unless they have a note from home. 


Ahurei

Congratulations to all the children performing on Monday night, you have put in a lot of time and effort. Also a big thanks to Koro Tini, our Kapa haka tutor and Sylvia who have both done a great job preparing our students for their performance. 


Library

The library is now closed for stocktake. All children should have taken home 5 books last week to help assist with their reading over the summer break. It is vital to the continued success that children are reading every day or being read to. The town library can be accessed and membership for Rotorua citizens is free.


Chess

Good luck to the Chess team participating in an Australian Chess Tournament on Monday and Tuesday.


Advent Liturgy

On Tuesday we have our Advent Liturgy at 12.15pm in the church. Kakano is hosting this.


School Magazine

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 were only to be 100 magazines printed. It will be a great memento of 2020. Orders are taken now with the cost for the magazine being $10.00.


Upcoming:

Monday 30th November Kapa Haka group at Ahurei

Tuesday 1st December Principal’s Morning Tea

Wednesday 2nd December Totara End of Year Picnic Blue Lake.

Saturday the 5th December 1:00pm- 4:00pm, Cast Rehearsal

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


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.


Have a wonderful week everyone!

God bless

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Our Christmas Tree

Today we finished our Christmas Tree! Wooden trees were made for us by our wonderful caretaker, enough for each class to design and decorate one each. They will be displayed around our school and used for our production.  

Room 15 brainstormed ideas and came up with four different themes - a theme for each quarter of the tree. Along with the help of some super JPC helpers, we have put our ideas into action and finished a very unique Christmas tree design. Here are some photos!

Theme 1: Traditional Christmas Tree with star decorations


Theme 2: A Nativity Scene

Theme 3: Traditional Christmas Tree with snow globes

Theme 4: Peter Pan

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Week 7 Notices

Kia Ora,

We hope you have enjoyed the lovely sunny weather this weekend. It's hard to believe it is week 7 already. These last four weeks of the term will be very busy, and we will post up most information onto our class blogs if you need to know what is happening.


IMPORTANT

  • Chromebooks are being used every day and need to be fully charged after each day.

  • Lost and Found - the pile is growing again outside Room 6 please if you are missing jerseys, or anything check there.

  • SWIMMING this week and next - bring togs, towel and goggles every day.

  • Sunhats must be worn or no play

  • Peter Pan production - letters went home last week about costumes. Thanks to those who have already brought their costumes to school in a named bag. Please send these to school as soon as possible.


Swimming this week

We will be swimming with Tara Watt and her team from Swim Rotorua. The program is called 'Making the Difference' water safety, which runs our children through some swimming/lifesaving skills. It is mandatory that the students swim unless there is a solid reason for them not to. Our swimming pool is heated, and the weather is warmer now. The instructors are with us this week to gather data on our tamariki's swimming abilities. Please remember togs every day.


Some important dates:

Sunday 29th November Weetbix Tryathlon

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


Enjoy your week.

Kahikatea Team