GREETINGS TO ALL PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
A Happy New Year to you all and welcome to the first term in 2017. We hope that you have enjoyed the long summer break and are refreshed and ready for another year.
We welcome Miss Janice Sharma who joins our team this year and is teaching in Room 22.
As part of our Social Science unit ‘How Maori Remember the Past’ we are planning to go to Whaiora Marae in Otara on Wednesday 15th February. As part of our Science unit, ‘The Estuary’, we will be visiting the Tamaki River estuary at Seaside Park and Tahuna Torea. This trip will be on Thursday 23rd February.
We will need parent helpers for both trips, so please keep these dates in mind.
The following is an overview of the topics we will be covering this term;
- Personal Development
- School Charism
- Prayer Module
- Lent Module
- God Module
- Holy Week/ Easter
- Seven Descriptors
- Information Reports
Letter Formation and Developing the Cursive Style.
You Can Spell Programme.
- Statistics and Probability.
- Numeracy Addition and Subtraction.
Time and Continuity: How Maori Remember the Past.
The Living World: The Estuary.
Healthy Habits: Personal Development
Human Body Systems
Sketching / Painting
Large Ball Skills
Sports: Cricket, Playball, Swimming, Rippa Rugby, Rugby, Soccer, Netball
- Wed 15th Feb Whaiora Trip
- Fri 17th Feb Manaakitanga Syndicate Mass.
- Thu 22nd Feb Estuary trip
- Wed 1st Mar Ash Wednesday
- Tue 7th Mar Zone Swimming Day.
- Tue 14th Mar Cricket and Playball zone tournament.
- Thu 16th Mar Cricket and Playball saving day.
- Fri 17th Mar St Patrick’s Day Mass and Tabloids.
- Wed 21st Mar Southern Zone Rippa Rugby Tournament.
- Mon 10th Apr Holy Week Starts.
- Thu 13th Apr Holy Thursday.
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. These should be carried in the book bags that the children will receive as part of their stationery. With the increasing use of ICT in the classroom some homework may be required to be done online. If your child does not have access they may be able to get some time before school. Contact your child’s teacher on when would be a suitable day and time.
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.
Please ensure that your child has a healthy balanced lunch. No other drink (sports water included) is allowed apart from plain water.
Kindest Regards and God’s Blessings,
The Manaakitanga Syndicate.
Janice Sharma, Shaun Ginders & Bryan ‘Ofamo’oni (Senior Teacher).