Friday, 7 December 2018

1. Principal's News Week 8 Term 4 2018

Girls breaking stereotypes
Yesterday Willow and Chloe shared their multi-pathway story/game.  It features a princess who is fearless and fights for what's right.

They've turned the fairytale stereotype on its head.  In their fairytale the princess rescues the prince.  I loved the idea of their strong, fearless justice-seeking princess and when I asked them where they got that idea from they said,

"That's what we're taught in this school.  It's what we're taught to be."

We're so proud of you girls.

Classes for 2019
Reports go home tomorrow.  Your child's stationery list for their new class will be with the report.  All classes are within Ministry size guidelines for 2019 and the Board is putting in funding to do this.  I have honoured all conversations I have had with parents and agreements regarding class placements for those children on the age borderlines.

Creativity Around the School

JH1 have been making candles: Cruz, Samuel and Tevita

JH1 have been making cup cakes: Ayla
Year 6 EOTC
Year 6 are enjoying their EOTC week activities.  They have been doing archery, Masterchef, technology challenge, team building games, a First Aid course, rock wall climbing and tomorrow they are doing sailing and kayaking.

Year 7 & 8 Social
Last Friday the Home and School provided the year 8 graduation dinner.  The year 8's had a wonderful evening.  The year 7's joined them after dinner for dancing.  The dance mix was our usual mix of traditional dances that the children have learnt, interspersed with their own dance choices.  The evening really raved up when Michael Misiloi joined us.

End of Year Celebrations and Graduation
Please join us on Thursday 13th December at the Basilica for 6pm Mass which will include:
Junior school nativity presentation
Year 8 prizegiving
Year 1-7 JJ awards.
The children are to wear their clean and tidy school uniform, not the PE uniform.

And on Friday 14th December at 12.00 for our final assembly which will include:
Head boy and head girl speeches
Presentation of year 8 leaving certificates
Handing over leadership roles from year 8 to year 7 
And carols.

The junior school are practising for their nativity presentation next week

School ends at 12.45pm on Friday 14th December.

God bless and aroha
Lorraine Frances-Rees

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