Term 1 February 2021
GREETINGS TO ALL PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
Welcome to all our new parents for 2021.
We hope that you had a wonderful New Year!
We would like to welcome our two new students. Luisa Moa and Maverik Tupe-Faleali’I, who have started their journey at Holy Cross Catholic School from qoverseas, and the Year 5s who have just joined the Manaakitanga Syndicate.
We have a busy term so below is an overview of programmes and events. Due to Covid, not all dates have been confirmed but we will endeavour to update this post as changes and confirmations come to hand. Luckily for us the board will be funding the entry and bus costs meaning that all we need is parent helpers. Another more detailed note will be given out to the students.
The following is an overview of the topics we will be covering this term;
- School House namesakes
- God Strand
- Lent Module
- Holy Week
- Information Reports
Letter Formation and Developing the Cursive Style.
You Can Spell Programme
- Whole Number
- Korero Tuku Iho
The Natural World: The Estuary
The Estuary Environment
Large Ball Skills
Sports: Swimming, Rippa, Cricket, Playball, Rugby, Netball, Soccer
Sketching: Shading, faces and self-portraits
- Thu 4th February School Starts
- Fri 12th Feb Full School Mass
- Wed 17th Feb Ash Wednesday
- Fri 26th Feb Syndicate Mass
- Tues 2nd March Zone Swimming Competition
- Wed 10th March Estuary Trip
- Tues 16th March Cricket and Playball Zone Tournaments
- Tues 17th March St Patrick’s Day
- Thurs 18th March Cricket and Playball saving day
- Mon 29th – Thurs 1st Apr Holy Week
- Fri 16th April End of Term Mass
Your child will be issued their stationery in the first few days of the year and a costing list will be given out to the students. Please pay this through the school office.
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. Many of the activities will be online. If your child is struggling to complete any online work, then they may be able to come early into school at 8am and complete it on class devices if the teacher is available. My class should be available each day, except for Wednesdays due to a Senior Staff meeting. Please ensure all tasks are attempted to a good standard and that all books and work are returned to school each day as they may be needed for class lessons.
Please ensure your child is wearing the correct uniform and has their P.E. uniform at school every day. 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 or black. For safety reasons, there is no wearing of necklaces or the like.
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.
This app is a great communication tool for you, your child and their teacher. Please make sure that you have signed up to your child’s account for your classroom. See your class teacher for these details.
The Manaakitanga Syndicate.
Sherwin Stowers (Room 17), Ahriel Siluuga (Room 19) & Bryan ‘Ofamo’oni (Room 18 and Senior Teacher).