Thursday, 25 November 2021

3. School Notices - Week 6, Term 4 2021


Birthday Greetings
Stirling H, Molly O and Evan S 

Athletic trophies and sport teams certificates are being presented at an assembly tomorrow. Unfortunately, no parents can attend but it will be live-streamed.

Futsal Draw - Monday 29th November

3.30 pm - Yr 1/2 St Joseph's Blue v Te Pakihi o Maru Incredibles on court 1, half court A
4.00 pm - Yr 1/2 St Joseph's Red v Fenwick Keas on court 2, half court A
5.30 pm - Yr 5/6 v Futsal Machines on court 1
6.00 pm - Yr 7/8 v OIS Golden Goals at SKC
Yr 3/4 has the bye for this week

Hungry Horse Cafe
The Home and School has its last fundraiser for the year at the Hungry Horse Cafe on Wednesday 8th December and Rebecca Heffernan would like as many volunteers to help out at the cafe.  If you are able to help even for a short time, please let her know.  The time slots are:

10.00 to 12.00 pm 
12.00 to 3.00 pm
3.00 to 5.30 pm 

Please phone Rebecca on 027 432 4056 by Friday 26th November if you can help.  Remember that all profit goes to the school to benefit your children.

Junior School Disco - Friday 10th December
For years 1-6, sorry no pre-schoolers
When - Friday 10th December 
Where - Our school hall
Time - 6.00 to 7.00 pm
Theme - Christmas
Cost - $2.00 for entry, a drink, glowstick and a small bag of chips.  Please bring correct change.
Pick up time - please ensure all parents are there by 7.00 pm to collect the children

Friday 26th - Technology for Yr 7 & 8 - last day
Tuesday 30th - School closed because of Teacher Only Day
Friday 3rd - Yr 8 Orientation Day at St Kevin's College

Summer Sports
Futsal finishes on Monday 6th and Touch finishes on Tuesday 7th December.  Please ensure all your touch fees are paid up to date and any other sports fees that are outstanding.

St Kevin's Orientation Day
The Orientation Day on Friday 3rd December is for all Yr 8 students who are attending St Kevin's next year.  The day starts at 9.00 am and goes to 3.00 pm. Children are to wear mufti clothes, bring a packed lunch, a pen and a chrome book/device.

Tooth Decay - Health News

Tooth decay (holes in teeth) is a preventable disease. Children with tooth decay may find it difficult to eat, sleep, learn and play.

Tooth decay begins when bacteria in plaque (the smooth sticky coating on our teeth) feed on sugar from foods we are eating, producing an acid. This acid dissolves the hard, outer surface of our teeth called enamel. Saliva helps to protect our teeth by neutralising the acid, but this can take up to an hour after eating. 

If these “acid attacks” occur regularly throughout the day, saliva may not have the chance to protect and heal teeth so, overtime, tooth decay (a hole) may appear.

Preventing tooth decay

The good news is, we can protect our teeth by:

  • Drinking tap water or plain milk instead of sugary drinks

  • Eating 3 healthy meals a day and only tooth-friendly snacks between meals. Examples of great snacks are vegetables, fruit, cheese, plain yoghurt, and wholegrain breads and cereals.

  • Brushing teeth twice a day with a regular strength fluoride toothpaste. Spit out excess toothpaste but, don’t rinse with water after brushing. This lets some fluoride from the toothpaste remain on the teeth, helping to strengthen them. 

Lift the Lip regularly and look in your child’s mouth for signs of tooth decay. Look for white or brown marks on the teeth, particularly near the gum line or on the chewing surfaces. Contact the Community Oral Health Service if you notice any changes.

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