Happy New Year and welcome back to another exciting school year. We hope you are all well rested and ready to tackle a very busy Term 1!
This year we welcome Miss Stephanie Coburn who joins the Atawhai Syndicate as the Room 20 classroom teacher.
This term’s special dates:
- Week 1
- Wednesday 6th February- Waitangi Day, school closed
- Week 2
- Friday 15th February- Whole School Mass
- Week 4
- Monday 25th February- Room 21 School Assembly
- Friday 1st March- Atawhai Syndicate Mass
- Week 5
- Tuesday 5th March- Papatoetoe Swimming Zones
- Wednesday 6th March- Ash Wednesday
- Week 6
- Monday 11th March- Room 22 School Assembly
- Week 7
- Monday 18th March- Atawhai Estuary Trip
- Tuesday 19th March- Cricket and Playball
- Thursday 21st March- Cricket and Playball save date
We will update these Key Dates as more become available. 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 Monday 18th March. We will need parent helpers, so please keep this date in mind.
Term One topics:
- Religious Education
- Traditional Prayer
- Holy Week
- Seven Descriptors
- Numeracy: Addition and Subtraction
- Statistics and Probability
- The Living World: The Estuary
- Healthy Habits: Personal development
- Human Body Systems
- Physical Education
- Large Ball Skills
- You Can Spell Programme
- Letter Formation and developing the Cursive Style
- Sketching and Painting
Throughout the year there will be many opportunities to participate in sport, music and cultural groups for the school. We would like to see every child try as many groups and sports as possible. Sports in Term 1 include; cricket, playball, swimming, rippa, rugby, soccer and netball.
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.
Please ensure that your child has a healthy balanced lunch. No other drink (sports water included) is allowed apart from plain water.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask one of the syndicate teachers.
Room 20- Miss Stephanie Coburn firstname.lastname@example.org
Room 21- Mr Shaun Ginders email@example.com
Room 22- Miss Janice Sharma firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a wonderful term!
Shaun Ginders (R21 Senior Teacher), Janice Sharma (R22) & Stephanie Coburn (R20).