Posts made in June, 2019

27th June 2018

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27/6/2019

Dear Parents 

Faith Facts
WEEK 9    24th – 28th June
24th The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
28th The Sacred Heart of Jesus
29th Saints Peter and Paul, apostles

John is about 6 months older than Jesus, and he is the one who baptizes Jesus. John’s father is Zacharias and his mother is Elizabeth. They were both faithful to God. Your children will tell you the story about how John came to be. If they have forgotten it is in the Bible Luke 1:5-2539-80 or find it here https://www.biblefunforkids.com/2012/06/birth-of-john-baptizer.html

WEEK 10   1st – 5th July
3rd St Thomas, apostle
A Holiday Prayer
Loving Lord, as the time for our holiday gets closer we pray that You would be with us, as we make all the plans and preparations for this much needed time of rest and refreshment.
Help us not to miss any important things as we get ready. We pray that there will not be any last-minute problems to hinder of prevent our restful holiday time. Keep us and all our friends safe and warm during this break.
Thank You for this wonderful opportunity to recharge our mental, spiritual and physical ‘batteries’, so that we may be able to spend time away from our hard work at school and of the every-day life and return rejuvenated and ready to continue our daily tasks.
Amen

Sacred Heart Feast Day
Tomorrow we will celebrate Sacred Heart Feast Day.
We are asking the children to bring an item of food for the Southland food bank. In particular: weetbix, tuna, spaghetti & baked beans, rice, coffee and tea.
All children need to wear their sports uniform. Thank you.

Production
Our biannual school production is fast approaching. This year’s production ‘Conundrum’ will be performed on the evenings of Thursday 15th and Friday 16th of August at Verdon College. This is a whole school production, and compulsory event for ALL students. Every student has a role in the performance, and are required to take part in both shows. If there are any problems with this, please speak with your class teacher ASAP. We are now at the stage of organising our props, sets and costuming. We are needing:

  • Handy people willing to build some simple sets
  • Artistic people able to paint sets
  • Anyone able and willing to sew
  • Donations of scrap fabric (pieces bigger than 30cm x 30cm) or old sheets

Over the coming weeks, you will receive notice from your class teachers about items they are sourcing for props, costume requirements, and also ways you can help with their class preparations. Please keep an eye out for this, and help out where you able.

Activity Fee
We have several families who haven’t yet settled their activity fee. Please check with Christine if this is you.

Verdon Open Day – Sunday 4 August 1 – 3pm. Mark your calendar now. 

PTA News – School Disco – 4th July
Hi everyone, we hope you have had a great term 2. We are looking forward to holding an American themed (red, white and blue) disco for all the students next Thursday 4th July and would love to see you all there.
Entry will be a gold coin donation. We will be selling a selection of snacks and glow sticks/fire optic accessories on the night.
Year 1 – 3 students will be from 6 – 7.00 pm
Year 4 – 6 students will be from 7 – 8.00 pm
We would greatly appreciate some parent help on the night please. If you are able to help, please contact Bailey 02102671370.

Congratulations to Luca Ferrari and Corbin Watson who received the Charism Award for Week 8 and 9. And to all the children who received certificates.

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Class Happenings – Room 1 have written some ‘What am I?’ with Mrs McCarthy

See if you can guess the answer before looking at the answer! What am I?
I am red.
I am in a lunchbox
What am I?
…An apple
By DJ

I am red.
I am scary
I roar
What am I?
… A velociraptor
By Coby

I am electric
I have 2 legs
What am I?
…A robot
By Eric

I am colourful
I have 4 wheels
I play music
What am I?
…An ice-cream truck
By Erik

I have 4 legs
I am different colours
I bark
What am I?
…a dog
By Felix

I am black
I have 8 legs
I scare people
What am I?
…a spider
By Lotte

I have 8 wheels
I am big.
What am I?
…a truck
By Nathan

I am light brown.
I am also black.
I scratch
I am snuggly
What am I?
…A cat
By Madison

I have 4 wheels
I have a motor.
I go on the road.
What am I?
…A car
By Sam

I am scary
I have 8 legs.
What am I?
…A spider
By Luke

I am green
I have 2 wheels
I can go really fast
What am I?
…A motorbike
By Lleyton

I am huge
I have spikes
I am not alive now
What am I?
…A dinosaur
By Jack

I am brown and green
I can grow really high
I have leaves
What am I?
…A tree
By Lara

 

Out of School Music
Music Awareness: We are now taking enrolments for Music Awareness for term 3. This class is for students 5-6 years and is a great introduction to music. Class runs
from July 27th-Sept 21st, Southland Girls High School, Saturday mornings 9.30 – 10.25, $25, Contact: Deborah 216-5137 answerphone). email admin@osmc.co.nz or
facebook out of school music.

 

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13th June 2019

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13 June 2019

Dear Parents
It’s good to see the weather on the improve. We are busy practising for our upcoming production of Conundrum on the 15/16th August and the Polyfest on the 30th August.

We are also eagerly awaiting the completion of the school upgrade which is supposed to be finished on the 16th August. We look forward to utilising the new space.

Congratulations to our new Board of Trustees: Leanne Liggett, Bailey Pickett, Angela Gillespie, Brett Hamilton, Leighton Murray, Jono Duffy and Vanessa Williams. Their first meeting is next Monday 17th June and we wish them all the best in their new roles.

Thank you to the families were supported our school mass last Sunday. While we had a number of apologies it was a very disappointing turnout.

We have the ASB Getwise financial programme in all classes on Monday, this was well received when they were here last time.

A reminder with all the mud and wet grounds to send your children with extra clothes and shoes. No rugby boots with studs please.

Faith Facts
WEEK 7   10th – 14th June
10th Mary, Mother of the Church
11th St Barnabas, apostle

Why is Mary called the Mother of the Church?

Pope Paul VI proclaimed Mary “Mother of the Church” in 1964. Church has the characteristics of a mother, insofar as she gives birth to new Christians, this characteristic is derivative from the motherhood of Mary. Mary has not always been called the Mother of the Church, but this title helps Catholics build a stronger relationship to both the Church and Mary.


WEEK 8 17th – 21st June
19th Suzanne Aubert Birthday
21st St Aloysius Gonzaga
22nd Sts John Fisher and Thomas More
23rd Feast of Corpus Christi (The Holy Body and Blood of Christ)

Suzanne Aubert, better known to mainly as Sister Mary Joseph or Mother Aubert, was a Catholic sister who started a home for orphans and the under-privileged in Jerusalem, New Zealand on the Whanganui River in 1885. Then many other works of compassion in Wellington and throughout New Zealand. Suzanne Aubert was born on 19 June 1835. Each year the Sisters of Compassion celebrate the occasion with a Birthday Mass. Find out more about this amazing woman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoEPepRy-gU 

Congratulations to our Week 6 & 7 Charism winners Mckenzie Blight-Cranston and Shaun Winter, and all the children who received certificates.

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Pre-school Enrolments
Parents with pre schoolers are urged to come in to the office and fill out an enrolment form asap. Future enrolments need to be listed on our pre school register. Thank you.

Production – This year our school production is ‘Conundrum’. This will be held at Verdon College on the 15th and 16th of August, please Save the date.
We are needing your help to build and create some of the larger production props. We are also needing big fridge/freezer boxes etc.
If you are interested in helping out, please come and see Mrs Williams asap.

Scholastic Bookclub – Issue 4 closes tomorrow.

Recorders – Many thanks to Maria Baynes, who donated 5 recorders to the school. This was much appreciated.

PTA – The next meeting will be held this Monday 17th June in the school staffroom at 6.00 pm. All parents are welcome to come along.

Zone & Southland Cross Country
I am very proud of all the children for their efforts last Wednesday at the Zones. All children were placed in the top 10, and 7 were placed in the top 6, meaning they will be representing the school and zone at the Southland Cross Country in Waimumu on the 21st June. Congratulations to these children: Molly Duffy, Isla Baron, Natasha Lee, Lucas Allison, Hamish McIntyre, Leo Aitken, Troyden Nel and Pippa Humm (non travelling reserve).

Room 9 Class Happenings
The year 6’s went to a Young Leaders conference in Dunedin on Friday the 31 st of May which consisted of Year 6-8s from schools in the Southern region. The conference was packed with games, dancing and great guest speakers talking about the importance of conversations ‘Korero’ and how leaders can use that tool of conversations to become better leaders in a school, home and community environment. ‘Kingz’ a special guest (Music Artist, Music
Producer) was a standout, performing and offering some great advice for future musicians. 

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Ngai Tahu Tuition Grant
Are you aware of Ngai Tahu’s Learner Support Fund which will fund at least one term of tuition per year to school age children who are registered with the iwi?                NumberWorks’nWords Invercargill is an accredited provider of Maths and English tuition for school aged children whether it be for extension, catch up, a boost or confidence. Contact the Ngai Tahu Out of School Administrator Hara Adams, 08005248284 or hara.adams@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or apply to https://webapps.ngaitahu.iwi.nz/learner-support-fund
Applications for Term 3 tuition close 8July 2019. Phone Raewyn on 2186804 to arrange an evaluation to get the ball rolling.

Turners Group NZ Ltd is part of the Turners Automotive Group and are very proud to have been helping Kiwi’s buy and sell used vehicles for over 50 years. They are currently seeking a hardworking and motivated individual with impeccable attention to detail to join their grooming team on a fixed term/part time basis. In this role you will be responsible for arranging and providing a ‘car valet’ standard of grooming for Turners vehicles, including upholstery cleaning & shampoo, machine cut & polish, paint & fabric protection, odour treatments, and leather restoration – thereby meeting and exceeding both buyer and seller expectations.
As well as the above, you will also be involved in additional duties of the yard, ensuring that the sales floor and yard are kept clean and tidy at all times.
To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate the following:
.  Current, clean drivers licence
.  A positive and mature outlook
.  An enthusiastic and professional attitude in all interactions
.  Good communication skills – verbal & written

Previous experience is not essential but what they are looking for is a team player who is self-driven and takes pride in their work.
This is a 20 – 25 hour per week role for approx 6 months.
Enquiries are welcome to: lindsay.munro@turners.co.nz or 2154277

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30th May 2019

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Dear Parents

Faith Facts

WEEK 5    27th – 31st May
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
31st The Visitation of Mary
1st St Justin
2nd Feast of the Ascension

The story Ascension of Jesus is described in the book of the Acts of the Apostles, chapter one. Jesus ascends from the Earth to Heaven. This happens 40 days after the Jesus resurrection and the disciples were there to see it.  As he raises, a cloud obscures him from their view, and two men in white arrive to tell them that he will return “in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Every year Christians across the world gather in prayer for growth in unity. We do this in a world where corruption, greed and injustice bring about inequality and division. Ours is a united prayer in a fractured world: this is powerful. However, as individual Christians and communities, we are often complicit with injustice, and yet we are called together to form a united witness for justice and to be a means of Christ’s healing grace for the brokenness of the world.

WEEK 6   3rd – 7th June
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
3rd Charles Lwanga and companions
9th Pentecost Sunday
5th St Boniface

Pentecost Sunday the Churches Birthday. One week after the Ascension, on the 50th day after Easter, the feast of Pentecost is celebrated. Pentecost celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit on the apostles, which empowered them to go out and begin spreading the Gospel the beginning of the church as we know it.

School Mass – Pentecost Sunday – June 9th 10.30 am
The children need to meet in the school foyer at 10.15 am, dressed in school uniform please.

Board of Trustees 

Production – This year our school production is ‘Conundrum’. This will be held at Verdon College on the 15th and 16th of August, please Save the date.
We are needing your help to build and create some of the larger production props. We are also needing big fridge/freezer boxes etc.
If you are interested in helping out, please come and see Mrs Williams asap.

Entertainment Books – Thank you to the people who purchased their entertainment book.  All unwanted books must be back tomorrow for pick up.

Scholastic Bookclub – Issue 4 closes on Friday 14th June.

Recorders – Many thanks to Maria Baynes, who donated 5 recorders to the school. This was much appreciated.

Congratulations to our Week 4 Charism winner Daisy Duffy, and all the children who received certificates.

Well done to all the children who took part in the Cross Country on Thursday and Friday. The following children qualified for the Zone Cross Country next week at Elizabeth Park (near St Patricks School):  Molly Duffy, Isla Baron, Luca Ross, Natasha Lee, Pippa Humm, Lucas Allison, Leo Aitken, Hamish McIntyre, Troyden Nel and Quin Brown.  We wish them all the best.

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Room 8 Class Happenings     
In Writing in Room 8 we have been learning about descriptive language – especially including strong verbs and adjectives in our Writing. We have used this picture to write a ‘moment in time’ piece of writing. Aren’t they great!

I felt anxious but brave I was standing up for my country my heart was racing.I hear gun shots and boom’s dropping the noise was from all angles bullets flying by my face.I smell smoke I felt the mud slipping under my feet thinking of the people back home tasting the smoke running to my lungs saying to my team get to the next trench fast.        By Albert

Boom! Bang! Went the bombs exploding. I was absolutely terrified! My friends and I were sprinting across the battlefield to our trench.
I could hear people yelling at us “quicker! Come on! Hurry!” It was a pain jumping and dodging barbed wire. I was pretty sure I was going to die! I was hearing gunshots shooting at us, but we were ducking them. I was at the back, mud squelching under my feet.                                                                                                                                                  By Maddie

In this moment in time I am feeling terrified my heart was beating as fast as a race car.I smell smoke from the firing guns boom!!! I see dead grass everywhere and smoke  I was thinking I wanted to lie on the ground.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          By Luca

I was in the war. I was terrified to death.Boom! Bang! I had butterflies in my tummy i got my gun out I put my ammo in my gun.There was smoke around me and my friend’s we walked in the field to the middle of the field i stand on a poppy. I  picked it up I put it in my vest. I got in the middle of the field I was scared I was running I said start running! I got back to the base. I stepped on barbed wire and that was that.                                                                                                                                                                                By Lucy

I wake up
I wake up and have toast with butter.I ran outside and charged to the enemy team. I can hear gunshots.
Blood is dripping from my friends leg.
I see the nurse is coming.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           By Mac

When I start running all I can hear is gunshots and soldiers yelling for help. I am feeling anxious as I am sprinting to the other soldiers and so terrified running to the other team. All I can smell is smoke . Most of the soldiers got hit by bullets and when I start running I can see blood.                                                                                                                By Ella

I am feeling  frightened.
I can hear guns banging in the sky.
I can see spiky barbed wire .
I can smell smoke spreading through the sky.
I can feel hot air spreading around war.
I can taste smoke go in my lungs .
I am thinking someone might sneak up and shoot me. By Reuben

I was anxious because I felt like I was going to die. I ran through the mud, over the barbed wire. As I charged towards the enemy trench I could smell the dead corpses.         By Lucas Dawson

Ngai Tahu Tuition Grant
Are you aware of Ngai Tahu’s Learner Support Fund which will fund at least one term of tuition per year to school age children who are registered with the iwi?                NumberWorks’nWords Invercargill is an accredited provider of Maths and English tuition for school aged children whether it be for extension, catch up, a boost or confidence. Contact the Ngai Tahu Out of School Administrator Hara Adams, 08005248284 or hara.adams@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or apply to https://webapps.ngaitahu.iwi.nz/learner-support-fund
Applications for Term 3 tuition close 8July 2019. Phone Raewyn on 2186804 to arrange an evaluation to get the ball rolling.

Turners Group NZ Ltd is part of the Turners Automotive Group and are very proud to have been helping Kiwi’s buy and sell used vehicles for over 50 years. They are currently seeking a hardworking and motivated individual with impeccable attention to detail to join their grooming team on a fixed term/part time basis. In this role you will be responsible for arranging and providing a ‘car valet’ standard of grooming for Turners vehicles, including upholstery cleaning & shampoo, machine cut & polish, paint & fabric protection, odour treatments, and leather restoration – thereby meeting and exceeding both buyer and seller expectations.
As well as the above, you will also be involved in additional duties of the yard, ensuring that the sales floor and yard are kept clean and tidy at all times.
To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate the following:
.  Current, clean drivers licence
.  A positive and mature outlook
.  An enthusiastic and professional attitude in all interactions
.  Good communication skills – verbal & written

Previous experience is not essential but what they are looking for is a team player who is self-driven and takes pride in their work.
This is a 20 – 25 hour per week role for approx 6 months.
Enquiries are welcome to: lindsay.munro@turners.co.nz or 2154277

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