Friday, 13 October 2017

Welcome back to Term 4 . . .

12 October 2017

Dear parents and whanau,

I hope you all have had lovely school holidays and as I write this the sunshine is back in full force and with the blue skies we cannot help but feel revitalized, refreshed, renewed and ready for the next couple of exciting months leading up to Christmas.

Last term the children were totally engaged and focused and learning was full steam ahead in Room 9. It didn’t matter what the topic was, your children were onto it! This term we have some engaging physical challenges for them – Athletics Day is on Friday 27th October. Please make sure they have suitable footwear on that day. Also, children are encouraged to wear mufti in their house colours. Swimming begins in Week 3, every day for 2 weeks, so get everything ready – swimming togs, dry towel, swimming cap (free in you are new to our school) and goggles in a suitable carry bag and a spare plastic bag to put their wet clothes in. Please ensure everything is named. Our class will be leaving school at 12.05 for their session at 12.20.

A summer reminder – school sunhats are a compulsory part of the summer uniform. I like to keep their hats at school, if possible.

All parents are welcome to view Room 9’s Long Term Plan and Room 9’s weekly plan of learning. These two documents show what your children are learning during the term in each subject area and what they are learning each week. These are kept to the left of the children’s name-tags on the whiteboard.

Monday 23rd October is a Public Holiday as is Friday November 17. School will be closed on both those days.

Some of our Room 9 children will be reading Prayers of the Faithful and taking up the Offertory at our school Mass at 9am on Thursday 16th November. It would be lovely if you are able to attend this Mass. Also, Room 9 will be hosting Values Assembly on Monday 20 November. Our Parish/School Mass is at 10am on Sunday 26th November and it would be fabulous if all of our children could meet me at 9.45am outside Room 1 on that day.

I am looking forward to catching up with everyone, all the news, the smiles, and the wonderful people and families that make up our learning community.

I will try to keep up with the blog this term and please have a look at all the photos from Term 3 that I have loaded on during the holidays.


Lots of new pix from Term 3 2017 on the NEW PIX page - cricket fun, fire-fighters visit, Harold's visit, Hinepau - live theatre in te reo Maori, Speeches, Isla's new shoes and Jessica's snail friend, and last of all the art gallery and museum trip.