Thursday, 19 March 2015

What's new ? Principal's updates for Week 7 2015

Open Morning News
Here are links to two blogposts about the Open Morning. 
Link 1 - Engaging Learning Spaces ELE's: 5 questions on the eve of our first open morning for parents
Link 2 - Next time : What can we learn from our first open morning ?

Food Fair Success
A HUGE thanks to Rachel Fowler and the Home & School Committee, along with parents, staff and students who all contributed to a very successful community fundraising event on Sunday. A special thanks to all of our chefs who were very busy preparing the delicious food from all over the world and to our performers.

Family Learning Hui 2
Here is a link to the information we shared with families last night. Link 3.

Staffing News
We are delighted to announce that Miss Christina Gray will be the new teacher in Junior Hub 1. Miss Gray is a confident and talented young teacher from Dunedin. We are looking forward to her joining our St Joseph's family.

Our Garden Produce
Fresh vegetables from our school garden will be available after mass every Thursday in Usk Street for a donation. The funds will be used to restock the garden.
Health and Safety
As part of our Health and Safety procedures, any parents or visitors transporting our children for school trips and visits will be asked to complete a transport form.
Young Vinnies and Early Childhood Buddies (ECB's)
The Young Vinnies and ECB's went out on their visits this morning. These are fortnightly visits to support the elderly in the community and our preschool children.Thanks to Mrs Marsh for coordinating the Young Vinnie's visits and the drivers.

St Joseph's Day 
It was lovely to have Sr Madeleine join the staff for St Joseph's day prayers as we reflected on the life of St Joseph the patron saint of our school today. St Joseph was the foster father of Jesus and the husband of Mary.
 Sr Madeleine is an inspiring  Dominican sister who recently celebrated 65 years of being a nun.
 The children shared an ice block today as part of our St Joseph's day celebrations.

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