Hi all, welcome to Week 6.
Thank you to all the parents who have agreed to help out with our end of year Big Day out. We are very fortunate to have such supportive families.
More information will follow soon, so keep your eyes posted for notes in book bags.
Thank you also for your generous donations of a gold coin and can for those less fortunate than ourselves. The Young Vinnies are still collecting cans if you would like to donate one.
Swimming- we only have the pool Tuesday and Friday this week due to the Middle school and Seniors needing it for swim coaching.
I have now completed all the end of year testing and am very pleased with our results. The children have worked so hard this year and we have been lucky to have wonderful family support, so well done everyone.
Here is the week ahead:
Tuesday: Swimming 2.30pm
Wednesday: School singing 8.45am.
Friday: Swimming 2.30pm
Sausage sizzle and juicies
- It's Teacher Only Day next Monday 27th November- you will need to make arrangements for your child as the school will be closed that day.
There is a Christmas Tree up in the office foyer. This tree is the ‘Angel Tree’. The following letter explains what the Angel Tree is all about.
To St Mary’s parents, caregivers and community,
Last year our church community supported ‘Angel Tree’ which is a branch of the ‘Prison Fellowship of New Zealand’ (PFNZ), a Christian charitable organisation that was founded over 40 years ago. For 18 years PFNZ and angel tree have been making a difference at Christmas for children with a parent or grandparent in prison. Last year nearly 4000 children benefitted nationwide, and our church community supported 42 of those children. This year through our school community we are hoping to support 50 local Rotorua children.
This is how it works and how you can help. By the end of this week a Christmas tree will be in the office foyer with 50 gift tags on it. On each tag is written a child’s name, age and a present suggestion from their caregivers. Gifts are $25 each, please support angel tree by taking a tag and buying a present. When you have bought the present bring it back to school UNWRAPPED and with the tag attached by Friday 8th December.
If you can’t get to the school office to pick up a tag, please text or phone me and a tag will be sent home in an envelope with your child. Angel tree would prefer that children didn’t select the tags to take them home.
Your support helps local Rotorua children receive a gift from their loved one at Christmas.
For any questions or to organise a tag to be sent home please phone Rachel Schuster on 0274461351
Thank you for your help and support,
The Rotorua Angel tree team
All the very best to Maddisyn who is representing St Mary's Kapa Haka group on Friday for the big Ahurei competition. We know you will be a star performer and make us proud.
Have a great week everyone.