Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Weekly Notices - Week 6 Term 4


To St Mary’s parents, caregivers and community,
Last year our church community supported ‘Angel Tree’ which is a branch of the ‘Prison Fellowship of New Zealand’ (PFNZ), a Christian charitable organisation that was founded over 40 years ago.  For  18 years PFNZ and angel tree have been making a difference at Christmas for children with a parent or grandparent in prison.  Last year nearly 4000 children benefitted nationwide, and our church community supported 42 of those children.  This year through our school community we are hoping to support 50 local Rotorua children.
This is how it works and how you can help.  By the end of this week a Christmas tree will be in the office foyer with 50 gift tags on it. On each tag is written a child’s name, age and a present suggestion from their caregivers.  Gifts are $25 each, please support angel tree by taking a tag and buying a present.  When you have bought the present bring it back to school UNWRAPPED and with the tag attached by Friday 8th December.
If you can’t get to the school office to pick up a tag, please text or phone me and a tag will be sent home in an envelope with your child. Angel tree would prefer that children didn’t select the tags to take them home.
Your support helps local Rotorua children receive a gift from their loved one at Christmas.
For any questions or to organise a tag to be sent home please phone Rachel Schuster on 0274461351
Thank you for your help and support,


The Rotorua Angel tree team


The Young Vinnies are coordinating a ‘can drive’ and the cans will be given to the Vinnies food bank.

ROOM 15 IS NOT SWIMMING THIS WEEK

MONDAY 20TH NOVEMBER
9.00 am Kapa Haka Practice in the Hall

TUESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER
9.00 am Kapa Haka Practice in the Hall
Inter-School Athletics - all the best to the students in room 15 who have qualified for these events!


WEDNESDAY 22ND NOVEMBER

THURSDAY 23RD NOVEMBER

FRIDAY 24TH NOVEMBER
9.00 am School Assembly. Room 14

9.45 am Junior Kapa Haka
2.00 pm School Assembly - Hosted by room 14
12.30 pm  Kapa Haka group to Room 3.  Harvest Centre for practice.
7.30 pm Ahurei - all the best to Josh and Olly who will be taking part in this from room 15.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Young Vinnies Mufti Day

Today we got to dress up as book characters - check out our 'split screen' comparisons! 

Hazel as Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series!

Savannah as Alice in Wonderland!

Jayda as Alex from the Wizards of Waverly Place!

Adyn as the BFG!

Ranidu as Thing 2 from Cat in the Hat!

Isabella as Ella from the Ella and Olivia seires!

Aaron as Charlie from the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

Abigail as Geronimo from the Geronimo Stilton series!

Jasmine as Catwoman from the Batman series!

Jesse as Pippy Longstocking!

Science Fun!

Mrs Barker visited us yesterday and we learnt more about what makes a good scientist!  We NOTICE, We THINK, We Wonder!

Mrs Barker set us a challenge at the end of the lesson and Jade came back the very next day with a model and diagram explaining how the model worked!  Ka pai Jade!




Monday, 13 November 2017

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Weekly Notices - Week 5 Term 4

YOUNG VINNIES MUFTI DAY THIS FRIDAY DRESS UP AS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK CHARACTER!

PROCEEDS GO TO:

New Zealand’s Largest Christmas Party For Special Children

The SKY TV Special Children’s Christmas Parties in association with Manuka Doctor are the biggest events of their kind in New Zealand for special needs children and their families. We work closely with hundreds of charities, schools, community groups and government organisations throughout New Zealand to select these special children. The children invited are children who suffer from one of the following: life threatening illness, physical and intellectual impairment, domestic violence, or living in underprivileged circumstances.

The Goal is simple: To put Smiles on these children’s faces for at least one day this year!

At every event across New Zealand these children are treated to a day of celebrity stage shows, fun rides, interactive games, plenty of yummy food, face painting and many more fun activities. The highlight of the day is when the children enter Santa’s Toy Cave where they are given 2-3 high quality toys to call their own.
ROOM 15 IS SWIMMING THIS WEEK - ONLY ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY.

MONDAY 13TH NOVEMBER.
9.00 am Kapa Haka Practice in the Hall

TUESDAY 14TH NOVEMBER
ROOM 15 IS SWIMMING
9.00 am Kapa Haka Practice in the Hall


WEDNESDAY 15TH NOVEMBER
9.00 am Kapa Haka Practice in the Hall
11.00 am Pasifika Practice in the Hall

THURSDAY 16TH NOVEMBER.
ROOM 15 IS SWIMMING
9.00 am Kapa Haka Practice in the Hall

FRIDAY 17TH NOVEMBER.
Young Vinnies Mufti Day
9.00 am Kapa Haka Practice in the Hall
11.00 am Scion trip for Enrichment class
2.00 pm School Assembly - Hosted by the Pasifika Group