Thursday, 30 April 2015

1. What's new ? Principal News Week 2 Term 2

 ANZAC Activities and Learning
Thanks to Mr Cartlidge who planned and coordinated our very memorable ANZAC Service last Friday. Our students demonstrated our school values of respect and reverence so admirably during the service.

We are very impressed with the quality of work that the children have produced as an outcome of the ANZAC projects. The projects are on display in the hall. Further ANZAC work is displayed in classrooms and the office.

I spent some time reading the individual student blogs from Senior Hub 2 (Year 6,7 and 8) over the weekend. There are further poems and stories on these blogs. You can access this work by going to the Teaching and Learning Site via this link. Then go to Senior Hub 2 and the class blogs.You will see the individual student blogs on the class blogs. Here is a poem by Ellie Jorgensen.

Some of our Year 8 leaders attended a special ANZAC Service at St Kevin's yesterday. We joined the whole school in the chapel and then went out to place poppies beside the white crosses in the field. It was a pleasure to catch up with some of our past pupils after the service.

Book Launch
Don't forget to come along and join us for Czeska's very special book launch this Saturday at 2 pm in our school hall.
Home and School Term 2 Fundraiser
All families will have received a letter and an entertainment book yesterday. Please make sure you return the book straight back to the box in the school office if you do not wish to purchase it. Thanks for your support.

Gold Coin Mufti Day tomorrow
Just remember there is a mufti day tomorrow to raise funds for the local Westpac Chopper Appeal.
Thanks to everyone who supported the sausage sizzle last week. We raised $261 for the Vanuatu appeal. We had already committed ourselves to the chopper appeal but will certainly look at a way to support the victims of the Nepal earthquake as well.

Winter Sports
We wish all of our sporting codes good luck for the start of the season. Thanks to all of our coaches, managers and parents for your wonderful support.
This year we are investigating a skiing option as one of our winter sports. It will involve a 6 week course (catered to the needs of all abilities) once a week at the Ohau Snow fields. There will be more details out shortly. If you are interested in this, please email Keri Robinson at

Family Learning Hui Week 3
Next week we have our Term 2 Family Learning Hui at 6.00 pm in the hall. There will only be one learning hui this term. It will be a chance to hear the children talk about learning. Come along and hear their feedback about our engaging learning spaces. Learn what you can do as parents and caregivers to do to support them with their learning.
Even if you have been before, the theme for the hui is always different and there is much to learn as we support you to support your children to reach for the stars and shine.

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