Term 1 February 2016
GREETINGS TO ALL PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
A Happy New Year to you all and welcome to the first term in 2016. We hope that you have enjoyed the long summer break and are refreshed and ready for another year.
We welcome all the new students who have joined us.
As part of our Science unit, ‘The Solar System’, we will be visiting the Stardome Observatory at Cornwall Park. This trip will be on Wednesday 18th February. We will need parent helpers, so please keep this date in mind.
The following is an overview of the topics we will be covering this term;
- Prayer Module
- Lent Module
- Jesus Module
- Holy Week/ Easter
- Response texts
- Information Reports
Letter Formation and Developing the Cursive Style.
You Can Spell Programme.
- Numeracy Addition and Subtraction.
Identity, Culture and Organisation: Migration.
Planet Earth and Beyond: Astronomy.
Team building: Mana Potential
Large Ball Skills
Sports: Cricket, Playball, Swimming, Rippa, Rugby, Soccer, Netball
- Wed 10th Feb Ash Wednesday
- Wed 18th Feb Stardome Observatory Trip
- Fri 26th Feb Syndicate Mass
- Tue 14th Mar Zone Swimming Day.
- Thur 17th Mar St Patrick’s Day.
- Mon Mar 21st -Thur 24th Holy Week
- Tue 22nd Mar Cricket and Playball zone tournament (saving day 24th).
- Tues 23rd Mar Southern Challenge Rippa Tournament (saving day 30th).
- Mon 4th Apr Annunciation of the Lord Mass
- Fri 15th Feb End of Term Mass
This is an extension of the school day and all children will be expected to complete reading, spelling, basic facts and specific activities each night as directed by their class teacher. Please ensure all tasks are attempted and all books and work are returned to school each day as they are needed for class lessons.
The summer uniform needs to be worn by all students. This includes a Holy Cross School hat which must be worn during Morning Tea and Lunch breaks. Footwear should be black roman sandals except for Year 6 boys who have the option of wearing school shoes and socks. Please ensure your child is wearing the correct uniform and has their P.E. uniform at school every day (it is recommended that children have at least 2 pairs of P.E. uniforms). Children need plain black shorts (no stripes or monograms). Remember we do not allow any nail polish or jewellery apart from a pair of stud earrings and a watch. Hair should be tied up in the school colours.
Could you also please check to see that all clothing and footwear is clearly named as this enables us to return any articles of clothing that may be misplaced. All children must bring a note if they are not wearing the correct uniform.
Kindest Regards and God’s Blessings,
The Manaakitanga Syndicate.
Sarda Pancha, Shaun Ginders and Bryan ‘Ofamo’oni (Senior Teacher).