Newsletter Week 1, Term 4
St Michael's School Rotorua 21st October 2022
Tēnā koutou kātoa e te whānau,
I hope you were all able to spend some quality family time with your tamariki over the holiday break and that the children are rested ready for a busy last nine weeks of 2022.
All classes are participating in the Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme this term.
This programme is a comprehensive child abuse prevention programme for schools.
The purpose is to:
- teach students a range of safe practices that they can use when interacting with other people, both online and face to face
- teach students how to recognise the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships, and encourage students who have been or are being abused to seek help
- prevent abuse by making parents and teachers more aware of their responsibilities to help students avoid abuse.
If you require more information about the Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme, please come in and have a chat with your child's classroom teacher. Or follow the link https://www.police.govt.nz/advice-services/personal-community-safety/school-portal/resources/successful-relationships/kos#anchor1 which has information for parents.
We also have Katie and Harold from Life Education visiting this term. The focus for this year's lessons is making healthy food choices and why it is important to eat a balanced diet. The kids love visiting Harold in the interactive classroom so I am sure you will hear all about it.
We have a lot planned for this term, so please keep an eye on Seesaw, the School App and newsletters so you can keep up with everything. Term 4 has a tendency to be very busy and can get away from us, before we know it, it's Christmas! Just 64 days to go and only 38 school days left! Not that anyone is counting!
Have a great long weekend, and let's hope for some summery weather!
Te tumuaki o te kura Hato Mikaere
St Michael's Church Holy Mass Timetable
Saturday Vigil 5pm
St Mary's Church Holy Mass Timetable
Sunday 10am & 5pm
MIHA MAORI - First Saturday of the month, 5pm Vigil Mass at St Michael’s. All are welcome.
TOKELAUAN COMMUNITY - Third Saturday of the month, 5pm Vigil Mass at St Michael’s. All are welcome.
FILIPINO COMMUNITY - Third Friday of the month, 6pm at St Michael’s. All are welcome. INDIAN COMMUNITY - Fourth Friday of the month, 6pm at St Michael’s. All are welcome
Parish Priest: Fr. Thomas Thanniyanickal cmf
Email: email@example.com Phone: 022 565 9017
Assistant Priest: Fr. Prakash Somu cmf
Secretary: Andrea Tuki
Office Hours: Monday: Closed - Tues. - Friday.: 8am - 2.30pm
Phone: (07) 348 0289 ext. 2
Face Book: Saint Mary of the Cross Mackillop, Rotorua
Postal Address: 40-44 Seddon St, Glenholme, Rotorua 3010
Health and Safety
Juicies on Friday
All orders will be taken in the classroom at 9am. This will take over the sausage sizzle.
Wednesday School Lunches
Many thanks to those families who have returned their sports uniforms, it has been most appreciated. There are still a few who have not returned their uniforms, parents please have a good look at home and return these as soon as possible. For any outstanding uniforms that have not been returned, families will be invoiced the cost to replace these.
If you are attending your child/children's sporting events and have some good photos to share, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org with a short description.
Board of Trustees
Next board meeting Date: Thursday 3rd of November
At each BOT meeting - twice a term - policies are reviewed. If you would like to communicate with the BOT, you are welcome to email our independent e-mail address; email@example.com or alternatively, send letters to the school in an envelope marked "Board of Trustees."
Upcoming Events For Term 4
- Labour Day - 24 October - School is closed.
- Life Education Visit - 27th October - 1st November
- School Athletics Day - Wednesday 2nd November
- BOT meeting - 3 November
- Poem Week 21st November - 25th November
- All Saints Day - 1 November
- All Souls Day - 2 November
- Cricket Lessons begin for Galilee - 9 November
- Ka Hui Ako Hapa Haka Ahurei - 11 November
- Inter School Athletics - 16 November
- Advent Liturgy - 28 November
- Whole School Prizegiving - 7 December@1pm
- BOT Meeting - 8 December
- Christmas in the Park - 9 December
- Blue Lake Picnic - 12 December
- Big Day Out - Year 6 @ St Mary's School 13 December
- Whole School Leavers Mass - 14 December@5pm
- Last Day of 2022 - 15 December@12pm
Parents have been emailed their child’s unique Key Code to go online to view and purchase 2022 School Photos. ***FREE DELIVERY EXPIRES Midnight Sunday 6th NOVEMBER *** .
If you have not received an email with keycode please check your trash / spam folder.
RIMUFEST ANNUAL FESTIVAL | 4-9 JANUARY 2023, TAURANGA
RimuFest Chamber Music Festival, founded by Amelia Taylor and Alejandro Larumbe, is a 6-day summer chamber music programme for beginner to advanced string players between the ages of 7-18. Students come together in a social setting using teamwork and leadership skills to create music while expanding their understanding of chamber music and strengthening their own individual ability.
Students will participate in: daily chamber coachings and rehearsals | orchestra | private lessons | masterclasses | Alexander Technique | performance opportunities
This festival includes our regular chamber music programme (9am- 2:45pm) and now includes a new programme for students with little to no chamber music experience. (9am - 12:30pm) For more information visit our website or click apply now.
Last date to apply: 20th November 2022
Notified of acceptance, waitlist, or decline: 27th November 2022
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions.
Amelia & Alejandro
RimuFest Directors | RimuFest Chamber Music Festival