Kia Ora and Welcome back!
A warm welcome to everyone, welcome to our Year 7&8 Family. A very special welcome to-
Mildred Lipa, Regina Lemanu, Denise Levae, Devyani Patel, Katerina Vaoga, Charlotte William and Francessca Wong Tung.
Thank you for joining our school! We trust that you will enjoy learning in your new environment. The teachers in this area remain the same:
Room 20– Mrs Kyd Senior Teacher
Room 21- Miss Hann Year 7&8 Sports Co-ordinator
Room 22– Mrs O’Grady Director of Religious Education
Message from our school leader – Ashley Vaotuua
“Attitude, Commitment, and Service” – Rangimarie’s mantra. In our syndicate we live by these values, as well as the school values, Service, Reconciliation, Compassion, and Human Dignity.
To be a lifelong learner, we must have a positive attitude, not only to our school work, but in everything we do. As you all know we have a number of extra curricular activities. Each student is able to join these activities, but must stay committed, and make the effort to attend all practices, and participate to the best of their ability.
When we enter the Rangimarie Syndicate, we become role models for the rest of the school. The School, Board of Trustees, The Church Community, and other schools, have high expectations of us as the big sisters of Holy Cross.
All our camps, sports activities, music activities, and all the other extra-curricular activities, are subsidised by the BOT. Therefore we should give back by serving the school with pride and participating to the full.
Once again welcome, and we wish everyone a successful and happy year.
This term, we are wearing our summer uniform which can be purchased from the school office.
In our syndicate the girls are allowed to wear white ankle socks (not sports, heel hugging socks) with black leather school shoes (not canvas shoes).
The girls are expected to wear the correct sports
uniform at school everyday as we do fitness daily.
School sports t-shirt which can be purchased from the school office,
Plain black shorts
Our classes have been set up as e-Learning environments. Each room has 12 computers and ipads to enable students to be self managing learners. Your daughter has been given a Digital Citizenship Agreement to be completed with you, as it is very important for her to be aware of Cyber safety.
Key Dates for Term 1
4 February –Road Patrol Training for Year 8’s – 9.00am
6 February – Waitangi Day – School closed
7 February – Beginning of the year Full School Mass prepared by Rangimarie Syndicate
11 February- Manual begins
12 February-Mercy Retreat – Rm 21 & Rm 20(year 8’s)
13 February- Mercy Retreat – Rm 22 & Rm 20 (yr 7’s)
24-28 February- Assessment Week
05 March–Ash Wednesday Mass
13 March – Year 7 &8 Softball Tournament
14 March – Be Active Trip To MOTAT – The Great Race
17 March – St Patrick’s Day Mass at 9.00am and Tabloid Sports at 1.00pm
18 March – Softball Tournament year 7 & 8 Massey Park
25 March – Full School Mass – The Annunciation 9.00am
09 April – Year 8 – HPV Dose1 & Year 7 Boostrix
17 April – School closes at 2.50
SCHOOL LEADERS: Ashley Vaotuua Rm21
Edna Hickey Rm22
HOUSE LEADERS: Liston – Talainga Kama Rm 21 McAuley- Paschalia Tupou Rm 21
McKean – Cecilia Latu – Rm 20
Pompallier- Deyana Laurenson Rm 20
School Council Term 1
An overview of the curriculum areas we will be covering this term are as follows:
Our theme for the term is “God is Creator”.
Religious Education: Mercy Charism
Mathematics: Number – Number Operations, Addition & Subtraction
Reading: Reading Mileage –
Comprehension – Inference; Evaluation; Analysis
Word Meaning and Word Skills
Spelling: You Can Spell
Interest and Topic Words – vocabulary building
Health: Be Healthy Be Active – Personal Hygiene
Physical Education: Large ball skills
Science: Material World— Food Function & Structure
The Arts: Visual Art – Drawing/Doodling
Music: Music Theory – Writing and Composition, Playing and Singing, Percussion Instruments- Xylophone, Drums etc.
Maori: Conversational Maori Greetings and Phrases
French: Conversational French Greetings and Phrases
Technology: Sewing & Woodwork Technology at Otahuhu Primary