An Awesome Term
We are coming to the end of what has been a full term of learning and celebration. I am so proud of all that our staff and children have achieved this term.
Recapping this term, there has been a lot of science learning that has been happening in classrooms in the Physical Science strand with a focus on force and motion, and sound in another classroom. Students have been thinking like ‘scientists.’ Our Science learning has been put up on Educa in reporting to parents in ‘real time’ for science and writing. It also was wonderful to share your child’s progress with you in the 3-way parent/ teacher interviews, this time in your child’s classroom. Students were proud to share their achievements with you.
This term, three students made their Sacrament of Confirmation and we look forward to them making their Holy Communion next term. A reminder also that an invitation is always extended to families who would like their child to be baptised and have a chat with the office, your class teacher and/or Fr Fredy.
The cross country proved again to be a well-planned and run event where every child did their very best. It was wonderful to see so many supporters encouraging runners on the course. It was also heartening to see so many of our placed runners take up the challenge to compete with North Otago schools.
Yesterday Mrs Misiloi, Mrs Brien, Mrs Tofilau and I took thirty students to the Polyfest in Dunedin. Parents together with Mrs Misiloi prepared students to perform on stage yesterday in front of a large encouraging audience. What a performance and all of the hard work preparing the students paid off. The Polyfest was live-streamed and there is an opportunity to view it from the link on our school's Facebook page or click this link.
The children shone. Next Tuesday, the students will perform at the Fiefia night. Parents are welcome to take their children to watch. We wish our performers all the best on the night. Special thanks goes to:
- Mrs Fifita for making the dance costumes and Mrs Ahotaeiloa for making the hair piece and helping with the leis.
Next week we look forward to our Book Character Day on Tuesday along with the bake sale after school to help raise funds for the new library computer.
Mr Mitchell will also be back from his travels overseas and I will be back in the classroom next term with Takahē.
I've recalled some of this term in order to congratulate our staff and students and the parents who support us. THANK YOU.
We return to school on Monday, October 9th and children will be wearing summer uniforms. School photos are also on Monday the first day back and the correct summer uniform and shoes must be worn please with no exceptions. No PE uniform.
Please find your school hat as hats are compulsory in term 4 while outdoors. The hat is a navy wide-brimmed hat that can be purchased from the Warehouse.
Have a safe and blessed holiday break
Ma te Atua e manaaki a aroha,
(God bless, and love)