Reignier Catholic School Newsletter
1st June 2022 - Issue # 4
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
In life we encounter different moments that bring us a world of memories. It is through these events that shape who we are and how we move on to handle new experiences, moments, challenges, the good and the bad. And this is the same for our faith journey.
On Monday at our gathering liturgy, we reflected on Sundays’ Gospel on Jesus’ ascension into heaven, and his promise to his disciples that one day he will return, but until then he will send us the Holy Spirit. It is through the power of the Holy Spirit we can face these moments in life. Our students have been learning about the Holy Spirit in their RE lessons and it has been a privilege to spend time in all the classes and hear from the students how the Holy Spirit is present in their lives and how we can show this to others. This coming Tuesday in our classes, tamariki will be celebrating Pentecost as it is the birthday of the Church. Keep an eye for updates on Seesaw next week.
Wishing you all a safe long weekend and if you are travelling, safe travels.
BOARD OF TRUSTEE ELECTIONS
The Boards Triennial Elections are coming up in September and we will be calling for nominations in the near future. If this is of interest, the Board will be holding an information evening towards the end of this term, watch this space for a date and time. In the meantime, should you wish to read more about being involved with the Board, please click this link Community member guide to the role of school boards.
TERM 2 SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES
We hope that you will be able to join us to celebrate what our students have been learning.
Assemblies this term are on Friday 20th May, Friday 10th June and Friday 1st July starting at 2.30pm in the Hall. Please be seated by 2.25pm. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible. Masks are required to be worn.
You will be aware that this has been in the news a lot recently. As a kura, our number one priority is for your child to be at school. It is known that when a child is present at school and participating in their learning that this leads to progress. If your child is absent, you need to inform the school as to why by either phoning the office or using the app.
We have noticed a lot of non-uniform items creeping in, please ensure your child is wearing the correct uniform.
There has been a change to the policy on the wearing of shoes at school. Children can now wear either sandals or shoes anytime of the year. Please check out the below link to see what shoes are suitable for wearing. Note: NO other footwear is acceptable.
Due to the increase of cost in the school holding uniform items, we are in the process of transferring the final four items we hold to The Warehouse. This is scheduled to take place around the start of Term 3. In the meantime, you are still able to purchase the Hat, Sweatshirt, PE Shirt and PE Shorts from school.
SAVE THE DATE! DATE NOT TO BE MISSED - SUNDAY 19TH JUNE!
As part of upholding and living out the special character of our school, you are all invited to attend our whānau mass, hosted by our students on Sunday 19th June at 9.15am. PUT THIS DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR NOW! We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at this mass.
Look out for Term Accounts dropping in your inbox early next week. This will be the first account emailed home this year, due to varying reasons. Please ensure the office has an up-to-date email address. Should you not receive your account, please get in touch with the office.
You will also notice on your term account there is a $60 charge for a School Contribution, previously known as the Activity Fee. This charge is a donation, completely voluntary, however, it is does help contribute to our photocopying costs etc. Please note, should you pay this charge it is tax deductible.
If your child has signed up to play sport this term, please check your information notice and ensure payment is made by the requested date as we are adopting a 'NO PAY, NO PLAY' policy this year due to the number of outstanding fees.
If you are experiencing hardship/difficulties please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs Gouder in the office or Mrs Shanks.
Thank you in advance for your support.
START OF DAY
Our school day begins at 8.55am. We encourage all our students to please be at school before then, so they are able to prepare for the day ahead. If you know that for some reason you are going to be late, please give the office a call.
SCHOOL FINISH TIME
Our school day concludes at 2.55pm.
ROAD PATROL TIMES
Morning Road Patrol is from 8.30am to 8.50am.
Afternoon Road Patrol is from 2.50pm to 3.10pm.
UNIFORM SHOP ORDERING
We continue to ask families requiring uniform to send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating what items you wish to purchase and to deposit the money into the school account, referencing your surname and uniform. Once the money has been deposited into the account we can release the uniform items you have ordered. This is done by way of the student in the classroom. Thank you for your continued support of this request.
School Account Details:
Account Name: Reignier School Board of Trustees
Account Number: 02-0766-0106693-00
Uniform Items Available for Purchase:
Sweatshirts - $50
PE Shirt - $33
PE Shorts - $27
Sunhats - $13
OUT OF SCHOOL SUCCESS
EMMA NAIRN - ATHLETICS
Congratulations to Emma Nairn on her recent success at the Napier Athletics Prizegiving. She won a multitude of awards including:
Best Female 10 year old athlete
Overall highest points scoring athlete for the 2021/2022 season
Trixie Cup winner (best overall female sprinter at 60m, 100m and 200m)
4 golds and a silver from the Hawkes Bay Gisborne Athletics Championships
5 Star Athlete Award (an international award with 5 stars being the highest)
Well done Emma!
FRIENDS OF REIGNIER NEWS
GALA - SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER
Reignier Catholic School Gala will be held at school on Saturday 29th October. The Gala committee are needing as many helpers, sponsors and donations as possible to make our 2022 Gala a success. Please contact Kristi 027 427 5007 if you can help with any of the planning. Our Gala has been successful for many years and a fun family event with huge funds raised for our school and children. We look forward to hearing from you with how you can be involved!
Mānawatia a Matariki is approaching in June and Ngāti Kahungunu and the Ātea a Rangi have a varied of events on offer. Please click the link below for further information.