NOTICES Week 8 Term 3

St Brigid's School 13 September 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Team Rua Gymnastics - Wednesday 14 September, Nairnville Recreation Centre, Khandallah
  • Sausage Sizzle for Year 6 Camp - Friday 23 September

Special Notice from the Principal

Kia ora koutou e te whānau te Kura o Hato Pirihiti

Junior Block Construction

If you have been at the front of the school on Phillip Street, you will have noticed the construction site has been set up as work is due to begin. The exciting project involves Rooms 1 & 2 having a covered area directly outside their doors which will be an extension of their classroom as well as be available space to play during break times. This new space will be a real asset for our juniors and school.

New long-term strategy for COVID-19

You’ll be aware that New Zealand will move to a new, long-term approach to COVID-19. These changes have been made based on public health advice and reflect high levels of immunity and declining case numbers across New Zealand.

This new approach will only result in minor changes to the way we operate.

The very positive news is that household contacts of a person with COVID-19 do not need to isolate, but instead are asked to complete a RAT test each day, for five days. Therefore, children who are household contacts but test negative and do not have COVID-19 symptoms, should continue to attend school. It is the best place for them to be so they can be engaged in their learning, and connected with their teachers, classmates and friends.

Information on how to get RAT kits can be found here: Request a RAT– Ministry of Health

Mask wearing is no longer required.

All the other recommended public health measures will stay in place as we know they reduce the spread of infectious illnesses including COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene, encouraging everyone to cough or sneeze into elbows and, most importantly, staying home and getting tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms.

Drop off and pick up

You are invited to come into the school grounds to drop off your children in the morning and to wait for them after school. Please wait in the areas outside the classrooms rather than in the corridors due to limited space. Please also note that it is important to make an appointment with the teacher if you have something to discuss about your child’s learning or wellbeing as mornings and afternoons are busy for teachers.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Noho ora mai

Jennifer Ioannou


School Board 2022 Election Results

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Room 1 Welcomes the Arrival of Spring

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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2022

This week St Brigid’s students are celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori in a variety of ways in their classrooms and teams. Talk to your tamariki about what they have been learning and keep an eye out on our school Facebook page for the different ways we are celebrating this special week.

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of te Petihana Reo Māori

This week is extra special as 14 September marks the 50th anniversary of the Māori Language Petition, an event that led to many of the kaupapa we have today, including Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.

Term 4 Miniball and Basketball Interest

Welcome to the Term 4 St Brigid's School Miniball and Basketball Season. Please fill out the details below and hit send. ONE form for each child please.

Registration form for Miniball/Basketball Term 4 2022

Registrations MUST be entered by Tuesday 20 September at 3.00pm (no late entries accepted) so we can organise teams and ensure we have coaches/managers for each team. If we do not have parental support with these roles we will not be able to enter teams. We do need to know from coaches/managers if they are willing to continue to help out and if there are any parents who may be able to support them. Depending on the number of participants will determine how many teams and the make up of teams.

Year 3/4 play on Monday between 3.30pm and 6.50pm - dates to be confirmed
Year 5/6 play on Tuesday between 3.30pm and 6.50pm - dates to be confirmed
Year 7/8 play on Friday between 3.30pm and 9pm - dates to be confirmed

By completing the registration you agree that you will follow all the rules, regulations and expectations of St Brigid's School and the Nairnville Code of Conduct for players, coaches, managers and spectators. This information is about fair play and will be sent out with team lists to all players, coaches and managers.

Any questions please contact

Sausage Sizzle

Dear Families,

The Year 6 students are raising funds for their Year 6 camp at Kaitoke in Term 4. We are having a final sausage sizzle on Friday 23 September. Each sausage is $2.00. A vegetarian option is also available.

Please put the money for your child's order in an envelope labeled with their name and number of sausages and give to the class teacher by Tuesday 20 September.

Many thanks for your support.

The Year 6s, Bryony, Heather and Fiona D’Souza

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Community Notices

Write Like an Author/Draw Like an Artist Holiday Programmes

“Write Like an Author" and "Draw Like an Artist" are school holiday programs for young writers and illustrators.

They will be held during the school holidays, starting on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 and running until Thursday, October 13, 2022 at Scots College.

There will be a three day camp for children aged 9 to 14 and a one day workshop for children aged 7 to 10.

Young writers will learn:

* How to come up with story ideas

* How to plan and outline a story

* How to come up with interesting, sympathetic characters

* The writing process, how to put it all down on paper

Young artists will learn:

* How to draw a cool character

* Different media and techniques

* How to create storyboards

* How to create a multi layered artwork

Plus they'll make new friends and have heaps of fun!

The location of the camp is:

Scots College

1 Monorgan Road, Strathmore Park, Wellington

Young writers (or their parents) can register here:

Young illustrators (or their parents) can register here:

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