Sunday, 13 December 2020

Weekly Notices, Term 4, Week 10

 Welcome to the last week of the 2020 school year. Only 12 days to Christmas (I can feel a song coming on). Thank you to all the children for the hard work they have put in this year to improve their learning and thank you for all of the hard work parents and caregivers have put in with their children at home, and helping out at school when required.

School finishes for the year at Midday on Wednesday.

Kahikatea Big Day In

This Tuesday we are having out Middle School - Kahikatea Big Day In, our end of year fun celebration. Children come to school in their uniform for prizegiving.

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. We will be organising a fish and chips lunch for the children and so we ask if all children could bring a gold coin on MONDAY so we can order the lunch for Tuesday.

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 - (Mrs Lovegrove)

Science outdoor bug hunt - (Mr Bach)

 

Lunch time: Fish and chips

 

3rd block: Whole Middle School Activities


Touch Rugby Game - with Middle School Teacher

Water Fight Whole of Kahikatea.


TRYATHLON 

Monday 14th December 

9.00am - Years 3 - 6    

11:15am - Years 1 - 2

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.




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.

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


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

David Bach and

Team Kahikatea

Sunday, 6 December 2020

Weekly Notices, Term 4, Week 9

 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.


Show Date

Show Start Time

Classes performing

this night

Mains 

performing this night

Where children are to  go for the night performances

Tuesday 8th December

1:00pm

Group A


1, ,3, 5, 15, 17, 

Kakano 1,2,3

Narrators-Group 1

Main Characters

Croc 1

Harmony Choir

Darling Family

Lost Boys

Mermaids

Fairy Dancers

Sea Creatures

Pirates

Tribespeople

Backstage Crew

Mains arrive at 5:30 pm and go to Kakano 3 to get dressed and their make-up done.


Class performers arrive at 5:50 pm. Come through the blue gates outside the back of the hall by Kakano. 


Senior girls go to Room 5 and senior boys go to  Room 4 to get changed. Then head to Kakano. 


Middle girls go to Room 6 and middle boys to Room 7  to get changed and then go to Kakano. 


All juniors go straight to Kakano and get changed in Kakano.



Show estimated to finish at 7:50pm pick up your child from Kakano from  8:00pm

All students must be collected after the show from Kakano. 

Parents and caregivers please be prompt to collect your child/ren.


For daytime performances

Students will dress in their buddy classes (girls and boys  separate classes) and then will come over together with their Teacher to Kakano, to wait for their stage performance.













Tuesday 8th December

6:30pm

Group A


1, ,3, 5, 15, 17, 

Kakano 1,2,3

Narrators-Group 1

Main Characters

Croc 1

Harmony Choir

Darling Family

Lost Boys

Mermaids

Fairy Dancers

Sea Creatures

Pirates

Tribespeople

Backstage Crew




Wednesday 9th December

1:00pm

Group B


2, 4, 12, 14, 16

Kakano 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Narrators Group 2

Main Characters

Croc 2

Harmony Choir

Darling Family

Lost Boys

Mermaids

Fairy Dancers

Sea Creatures

Pirates

Tribespeople

Backstage Crew

Wednesday 9th December

6:30pm

Group B


2, 4, 1 2, 14, 16

Kakano 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Narrators Group 2

Main Characters

Croc 2

Harmony Choir

Darling Family

Lost Boys

Mermaids

Fairy Dancers

Sea Creatures

Pirates

Tribespeople

Backstage Crew







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

David Bach and

Team Kahikatea

Thursday, 3 December 2020

School Production - Week 9 (Next Week)

Room 16 is part of Group B performing our class dance next week for the School Production on Wednesday. We will be performing at the matinee during the day and again in the evening. Room 17 will be doing the Tuesday shows. There are still a few children who have not brought in their costume for the dance. We are asking parents or caregivers to supply either a Pacific Island lavalava or similar flowery type clothing to go with the theme of the dance. Please can we have these as soon as possible in a bag marked with your child's name?

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 as soon as possible please.


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