We have been told that our new build is likely to start in the first quarter of 2022. Of course nothing is guaranteed but we are thinking ahead and making some preparations.
David, Alex and Genne were awesome helpers yesterday when I moved our senior bookroom over to set up in the parish centre. A big thank you also to Fr Wayne and the parish for letting us use a couple of rooms in the parish centre.
The junior school are well under way preparing their Nativity for our end of year Mass. Yesterday, Mrs Brookes, Miss Sollano and myself made sure we knew how to use the audio visual equipment in the basilica in order to be able to livestream our Christmas end of year celebration to our Facebook page for people who are not able to come.
The end-of-year teacher comment will soon be (or maybe already is) on your child's Educa profile. Please let your child's teacher know if you have any difficulty accessing the profile.
End of Year Celebrations
Thursday 15th December at 6pm in the Basilica. Children are to meet at school at 5.45 pm.
We will be celebrating Mass and including:
The junior school nativity performance
Awarding the JJ awards to one child in each year group.
Prize-giving for our year 8s
The graduation candle ceremony.
I have looked back to last year's Newsblog and we were in a very difficult time where we couldn't do these events the way we normally do them because of Covid and everything had to be organised to keep people separate. This year we are able to celebrate together and it would be lovely to see all our families participate in our celebrations.
Just Like Jesus Awards
These Just Like Jesus (JJ) awards are given out annually, one to each year group. The recipient of the JJ award in each year group is a child who we think most exemplifies being Just like Jesus and who is a role model to others.
Friday 16th December - Final Assembly
Our head students will present their leaving speeches in our final assembly starting at 11.45 am. We will present the leaver's certificates and hand over the leadership roles to the year 7s for next year. We will finish with carols and please organise for the children to be picked up at 12.30pm.
Start date for term 1 next year is Tuesday 31st January.
Stationery lists will be on our school webpage. They will also be emailed out next week.
Thank you whanau for your support and encouragement in 2022 and I wish you a Happy Christmas and every blessing for the New Year.
(God bless, and love)