Thursday, 25 June 2020

1. Principal's News Week 11 Term 2 2020

Thoughts on Good and Evil by Libby (year 8)
"We cannot please everyone and we cannot solve world problems on our own but if we all live in harmony and have the ability to co-exist with evil while still following God, we have done our job on earth because we have let the good shine through.  God allowed evil on our earth for the greater good so in the end we have evil so good can exist".  

Getting Ready for Mid Year Reporting
For mid year reporting our senior school are keeping track of their learning and recording under the "Learning Capabilities."  This will enable them to make comments for their reports on what they have done at their level and have examples ready to share with you at parent interviews.


The juniors are doing their's using the app 'Seesaw' where they can explain their learning in a short video.  The videos are classified according to the Learning Capabilities and parents will receive their own copies.  I'm particularly impressed that they have been taught how to do this themselves and are independent with it.

All children will have a summary paper report showing their attendance record, curriculum levels for reading, writing and maths and teacher's comment.

Learning Provocations
The juniors are continuing to engage in learning provocations - these are independent activities which stimulate creativity and critical thinking.  They are available in their class environment while the teacher is working with specific children.


Sport Begins
The rugby kits were handed out today and Iverson is ready for rugby, wearing a new St Joseph's rugby top.

Special Character
We are proud of our Catholic Special Character and the way it helps the children to reach their full potential - spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and physically.

Jack is training with his teacher, Miss Sollano, to prepare for reading at mass

Sniffles and things
Thank you to you the parents who are helping us all stay well by keeping your children at home when they are not well.  Thank you for ringing/texting/emailing early and telling us the reason.  If children have cold or flu symptoms at school, we will still need to ask you to take them home.

Enrolments

We have done a number enrolments in the last couple of weeks.  If you know of anyone wishing to enrol for next year, please get them to contact us as soon as possible as classes are filling up.  We still have a small number of open places.

Aroha and God Bless,

Lorraine Frances-Rees

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