Week 8 Term 3 SFDS Newsletter
St Francis de Sales - 14 September 2021
Kia Ora Ano
Wasn’t it nice to have some more freedoms and be with our friends and wider whānau over the weekend. As you will know we are still in COVID level 2 until the decision is revised next Monday…thank you for supporting level 2 restrictions - it is much appreciated and it is lovely to see how settled and calm our tamariki are. It certainly is WONDERFUL to have all those smiling faces back at school.
As we move down the COVID-19 alert levels it is important for us to take time to reflect on lockdown particularly in relation to distance learning and communication with our whanau.
Distance learning was a challenging time for our learners and our staff. We would love to hear from you about what worked and what are some things that we could change. Your feedback will be invaluable to support future planning. Please complete this very quick survey
This week we celebrate Te Whiki o Te Reo Māori.
He paku korero mo Te Whiki o Te Reo Māori: Kua whakanuia te wiki o te Reo Maori ia tau mai i te 1975. Ko te Ra o te Reo Maori ko Mahuru 13 (inanahi) me te whakanui i te whakaaturanga o te pitihana reo Maori 1972 ki te paremata.
Ko te Mahuru Māori tetahi kaupapa i tiimata i te tau 2017 ki te whakatairanga i te whakamahinga me te whakanui i te reo Māori puta noa i te marama o Mahuru.
He aha i te wiki? He aha e kore ai i te tau? He aha e kore ai e tekau tau? He rau tau? Kei te whakaohohia e Aotearoa te reo Maori ana ko tetahi waahanga ko te whakanui i to tatou angitu me te whakatairanga i te reo Maori.
Ko te wiki o te reo Maori te mea angitu hei whakanui, hei whakatairanga, hei akiaki hoki. Ia meneti o ia haora o ia ra he meneti te reo Maori - ka taea e taatau te tohu ki te whakamahi i te reo - i nga waa katoa ka mahi tatou, ahakoa ko te ‘Kia ora!’ E awhina ana i te whakaoratanga o te reo.
I tenei wiki ka uru o maatau akonga ki etahi atu wheako reo ki te whakanui i tenei wiki whakahirahira. Pataihia to tamaiti / whakaarohia nga mea e ako ana ia mena kei te hiahia koe ki te tautoko i te kaainga ma te whakamahi i tenei hononga: https://www.reomaori.co.nz/ideas
Kia pai to wiki o Te Whiki o Te Reo Māori.
A bit about Te Whiki o Te Reo Māori: Māori Language week has been celebrated each year from 1975. Māori Language Day is September 13 (yesterday) and commemorates the presentation of the 1972 Māori language petition to parliament. Mahuru Māori is an initiative which begun in 2017 to promote the use of and celebrate te reo Māori throughout the month of September.
Why a week? Why not a year? Why not a decade? A century? New Zealand are revitalising the Māori language and a part of that is celebration of our success and promoting te reo Māori.
Māori language week is an opportunity for concentrated celebration, promotion and encouragement. Every minute of every hour of every day is a Māori language minute – we can choose to use te reo – every time we do, even just a ‘Kia ora!’ contributes to the revitalisation of te reo.
This week our learners will be engaging in more te reo experiences to celebrate this special week. Ask your tamariki what they are learning about and if you’d like to support at home by using this link: https://www.reomaori.co.nz/ideas Have a wonderful Te Whiki o Te Reo Māori week.
Check out how SFDS tamariki were part of the world record setting challenge Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori 2021 in the following photos.
Have a great rest of the week and take care.
Nga Mihi Nui
Poipoia te Kakano Kia Puawai - Nurture the seed and it will blossom
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TERM 4 SPORT
Below are the sports we will be offering in term 4. You will receive an email and app alert when they are open on Kindo. You will find all information for each sport (dates, cost, game location, registration cut off etc) on Kindo. Please keep an eye on your emails and the app.
· Futsal years 1 - 6
· Miniball years 5 - 6 (postponed from term 3)
· Water Polo years 7 - 8
· Floorball years 1 – 6
· Touch Rugby years 1 - 8
· Basketball years 7 - 8 (postponed from term 3)
· Floorball years 7 - 8
· Mini Polo years 3 - 6
· Future Ferns Netball years 1 - 4
TOUCH RUGBY COACHING
Are you considering or planning to coach your child's touch rugby team? Then please read the information below from the organisers:
We HIGHLY recommend that all coaches attend one of the coaching clinics that we put on before the season starts. These courses are fantastic for rookie coaches, nervous volunteers and seasoned coaches to learn some tips and drills for coaching children and touch. The skills are transferable to other sports (and life). Ask anyone who has been to one and they will rave - and we mean RAVE about this session. Please share this information and the registration link with your coaches. https://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/154639
TOUCH RUGBY REFEREEING
This is an opportunity for year 7 and 8 students. Please email Bronwyn on email@example.com if you would like to get your child/ren involved.
A heads up that the students are busy creating beautiful pieces of art that can be made into a calendar, diary, mouse pad, cards. These will be available to view and order at the end of the term. These make great Christmas gifts, so keep an eye out!
UNIFORM SHOP- SUMMER UNIFORMS ARE NOW AVALIBLE
Please note the uniform shop will remain closed until we move to Level 1. If you would like to place an order for uniform please follow this link to fill out an order form, once completed please email it to the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the order has been filled the amount owing will be loaded onto your school account which can then be paid via Kindo. Once payment has been received the order will be sent home with your child.
To avoid returns please make sure you have the correct sizing. Only items in their original condition with tags attached will be accepted for exchange. We have limited stock of second hand uniform, please note on your email or contact the office if you would like to discuss these options.
PLEASE NOTE ALL PREVIOUSLY PLANNED ACTIVITIES ARE DEPENDANT ON COVID LEVEL CHANGES AND WE WILL ADVISE RESCHEDULED DATES AS INFORMATION IS RECEIVED. We appreciate your understanding at this time.
KELLY CLUB ISLAND BAY OCT HOLIDAY PROGRAMME
Kelly Club Island Bay Holiday Programmes focus on giving children aged between 5 and 12 the opportunity to do things they enjoy in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment.
This programme are packed with activities to entertain and inspire children. We have some exciting days planned: Dragons & Unicorns Day, Arty Party Day, Under the Sea Day and Battle Royale Day. We have heaps of fun crafts, lots of games, cooking and trips to Wellington Zoo and Mini Golf!
Click on the link to see the activity planner - Kelly Club Island Bay Activity Planner
FOOTBALL MORNING HOLIDAY PROGRAMME (Yrs. 1–6) Wests Rugby Clubrooms, Wilton (all weather indoor surface).
Perfect for beginners and those just wanting to have fun! Come along and improve technique, knowledge and learn more about the basic skills of "The Beautiful Game" (Football).
We will focus on the core skills of control, dribbling, passing, tackling, shooting but most importantly having as much fun as possible!
Cost for the 3 days is $95 or $36 per day.
Week 1 - Tues, Wed, Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm, Week 2 – Tues, Weds, Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm
NETBALL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME – RAROA NORMAL INTERMEDIATE, JOHNSONVILLE
WEEK 2 - Tues, Weds, Thurs 9am-12pm
Years 1-4 - These sessions will work on improving basic netball skills and start to develop technical and tactical knowledge in accordance with the Future Ferns programme. Children will improve their passing, shooting, spacial awareness and defensive skills.
Years 5-8 - These sessions will work on sharpening the basics like passing and shooting and we will learn to develop a better understanding of the 7 aside game and the different positional roles.
We use fun games and drills to develop and challenge young players focusing on the key skill areas of their level of development while also having fun!
Cost for the 3 days is $95 or $36 per day.
SUMMER SERIES FOOTBALL AND NETBALL COMPETITION 2020/2021
Get your friends together and enter a team into the Summer Football or Summer Netball Competition. Held on Fridays for children 5 years +. A great way to introduce players to the sport in a fun, social environment or for your football/netball winter teams to continue playing and keeping active over summer. 8 weeks prior to Xmas and 8 weeks after Xmas. Prize giving after each round with “Player of the Day” certificates. Come along and enjoy a family atmosphere. Competition starts on 22 October 2021.Go to www.kellysports/netball2021 or www.kellysports.co.nz/football2021 to register your team. For full details visit www.kellysports.co.nz email email@example.com or call 04 972 7201.
Wellington Harrier Children's Athletics Program
Our children's athletics club day starts Saturday 9th October, we meet at Newtown Park at 11.30 am.
Registrations are open please click on the link below.
New members are welcome to come along and give it a go.
For more information please contact:
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