Monday, 11 December 2017

Christmas on the field (Photos courtesy of our teacher aid Michelle)























Sunday, 10 December 2017

Our final week!! 

Firstly, I would like to thank you all very much for all your awesome support throughout the year with your children. It honestly makes a real difference to children's learning when we have the families on board to help. I have thoroughly enjoyed (truly!!) working with all the children in Room 11 this year. They are all such super stars and have made wonderful progress. I am extremely proud of them all. 

We had a wonderful Big day out on Thursday. Photos below thanks to Calvin's dad and Amelia's mum. You may need to hit the 'older posts' button to see them all. 

Here is the busy line-up for the week: 

Monday: Christmas on the field 11:15am- Each class will be  singing a Christmas song to the school. Please come along if you are free. 
Tuesday: School prize-giving 9am in the hall. You are most welcome to join us.
Wednesday: Junior school athletics 11am-12.30pm school field. Our junior children have been practicing track and field events. You are most welcome to join us.  After lunch we will be having a water fight and have the sprinklers out on the field. If your child has a water pistol they would like to bring, that would be great. Please pack togs and towel. If your child has a rash top please put it in their bag otherwise it would be a good idea to wear a t-shirt, especially with this hot weather. The children will also need to wear their hats. 
Thursday:  the whole school is involved in our school’s tryathlon. Junior children will be after lunch at this stage. I will let you know if there is a change.  Children can ride trikes, three wheelers and bikes, swim in the school pool and run around a course. We need parents to help with marshalling etc, so if you can help please let me know or email the teacher in charge- Lorna on lornad@stmarysrotorua.school.nz. 
Friday: Missioning of Year 6 students : 11am School Hall
School closes 12pm after the missioning. 

NO SWIMMING THIS WEEK

Stationary - I will be sending home all the children's books and their spare books this week. I do have some other bits such as glue sticks which I will also share around. Please note, we randomly use any glue sticks/pencils etc during the year so if you get one back with another child's name on it, it just means we used up your child's during the year.  (hope that makes sense!!)


READERS -PLEASE make sure you send back all your child's readers from home. Some of the readers are really expensive and we do lose quite a few over the years, so please have a good look to make sure they are all returned. Reading this week will be Christmas poems. Thank you.

Reminder: These children had their Interim school report inside their portfolio's.
James   Luca   Skyrah   Cherica   Hannah   Isobel    Mackenzie   Rosa   Mia

Please remember to sunblock your child in the morning as we have a lot of outside activities this week. 

School magazines are still available for $5. 

Well that's it for the week. Another busy one!

God Bless you all and safe travels to those that are travelling over the Christmas break. Have an absolute treasure of a time with your families. Schools starts for Term 1 in  2018 on Wednesday 7th February. See you all next year. 

Kate

Saturday, 9 December 2017



Hannah's Bay Big Day Out 7.12.17
We had such a fantastic time out at Hannah's Bay. The children played really well together and were so well behaved. Thank you very much to our wonderful parent helpers and to Amelia's Mum, Olivia and Calvin's Dad, Nestor, for taking the awesome photos below.