Week 3 Term 4 SFDS Newsletter
St Francis de Sales - 2 November 2021
Kia ora Ano
A huge thank you to our community and to our FANTASTIC PSL for a fun packed SFDS Quiz night on Friday! It was so great to see many whānau and staff having fun and connecting!
The auction was amazing and our PSL had out done themselves with sourcing the donated items.They had also made up the most beautiful raffle baskets! Thank you for supporting our tamariki at St Francis.
We will let you all know how much we raised once final numbers are in. Again, thank you PSL - you all embody our value of generosity.
Our Papatuanuku and Ranginui teams had a wonderful day at our school athletics yesterday. Lots of challenge and fun and as always it is fantastic to see our learners encouraging each other. Huge thanks to our whānau helpers, we couldn’t have managed without you!
Over the last wee while, our BOT have been looking at how we can change our learners’ uniform to be more inclusive! A few tamariki have had a look at what we are proposing and are keen for the below uniform. Check out how lovely our models look!
The uniform will be unisex. We will be offering options of shorts or skorts, a t-shirt with the school logo and fully lined polar fleece jacket, navy socks and black shoes. In winter there will be the option of a skivvy and track pants. The sports uniform will stay the same. The new proposed uniform is a lot more cost effective than our current options!
We are keen for your feedback so feel free to email our BOT email@example.com
and if you’d like to see/feel the uniform call the office to make a time.
We are looking at phasing this in over 2022-2023.
Congratulations to Sebastian R for receiving The Principal’s Cup last week Seb is an amazing young man who consistently supports our school values and school projects.
Have a wonderful week and take care.
Nga Mihi Nui
Poipoia te Kakano Kia Puawai - Nurture the seed and it will blossom
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YEAR 5 - 8 NETBALL PRIZEGIVING
At the end of week 1 this term we celebrated another winter season of netball with our annual prize giving. We acknowledged and thanked all of our wonderful coaches, managers and umpires, as well as Emma C who is our netball coordinator. We are so grateful for the time and energy that all of these people put into the players and teams throughout the season.
We also congratulated all of the players for their successful season. A special congratulations to the following players who received an award:
Year 5/6 Tornadoes: MVP: Gabriella D; Most Improved Player: Isabel P;
People's Choice Player of the Season: Isabelle M.
Year 5/6 Sparks: MVP: Maeve HC; Most Improved Player: Natalia H; People's Choice Player of the Season: Ryan M.
Year 7/8 Comets: MVP: Emily W; Most Improved Player: Ayvah F; People's Choice Player of the Season: Maeva W.
Year 7/8 Flames:MVP: Mollie CD; Most Improved Player: Indya OL; People's Choice Player of the Season: Molly R.
We had an awesome day at Newtown Park yesterday. It was great for the kids to have a go at each of the run, jumps and throws using the Athletics Wellington equipment and resources.
A huge thank you to Robin M, Nathan R, Jo W, Morgan H, Charlize G and Victoria M who came and helped - we wouldn't have been able to run the day without their help, so we are very grateful.
Unfortunately, the zone and inter zone athletics events have been cancelled. However, where we could, we measured and recorded the results and they are attached below.
Our year 5/6 students have this wonderful opportunity over the next week. They will be learning cycling skills to ensure they know how to cycle safely.
Room 10 Year 6 started their training today and will continue on Thursday.
Room 11 Year 6 have their training tomorrow (Wednesday) and Monday next week.
All Year 5s have their training on Tuesday next week.
Please ensure your child wears their school PE gear on their day/s and brings their helmet and bike, if they have them.
SCHOLASTIC LUCKY BOOK CLUB
The latest Scholastic Book club brochures were sent home last week. Please follow the payment instructions on the back of the brochure. Orders must be submitted online before WEDNESDAY 3 NOVEMBER. We are unable to accept CASH or CHEQUE payments as these cannot be sent through the mail. You can order online by visiting
https://scholastic.co.nz/parents/lucky-book-club/ , when ordering online. Please DO NOT return any forms or payment to the school. If you have any questions please see Chris in room 7.
KIDS ARTWORK ORDERS
The form was sent home last week with your child/rens unique code so you can view your child/rens picture and order any products though the following website
You can purchase Calendars, Cards, Diaries, Mouse mats and Sketch Pads.
If you did not receive your child/rens code please email the office and they can help you out.
Orders must be in by Wednesday 10 November to receive them by the end of the term.
Sorry we are unable to accept any orders after this date.
BOOK CHARACTER DAY
Book character day is a fun day we celebrate every year. It is a day where everyone children and teachers all dress up as a favourite character from a book and parade in front of some select student judges to win prizes.
Book character will fall on: Wednesday 10 November
This year we kindly requesting that prizes could possibly be donated and dropped into the school office. We would appreciate if the prizes can fall under the following categories juniors, middles, seniors and teachers.
The school uniform sunhat is required to be worn during break times in Term 4. Students who can’t find their hats will be required to play under the veranda by Rooms 3 and 4. If you need to order a new hat, or any other uniform item you can find the summer uniform order form on the school website - please complete this and email the school office.
REMINDER RE COMING INTO THE SCHOOL
Please remember that if your child needs to be collected before the end of the day or during the day for any appointments, the process is that you MUST come to the office – and a staff member will collect your child/ren for you.
A huge shout out to our PSL Chair Emma Nelson, who did an amazing job organizing the quiz committee and to all our PSL members we could not have done this with out everyone's help!
Many hands make light work so if you have ever been tempted to come along or are at all interested in finding out more about us please come along to our next PSL meeting. These are always held in the school staff room usually the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Its from 7.30 until 9ish and are such a fun way to meet other parents and see first hand what is coming up!
Our next meeting will be Tuesday 9 November! Come along! It is the best time to start- end of the year, no more big functions coming up and a great way to dip your toes in.
UPCOMING SAUSAGE SIZZLE
The next sausage sizzle will be on Monday 8 November. If anyone from Room 7 or Room 9 is able to come in and help run the sizzle between 11.45am and 1.15pm, then please email Sarah on firstname.lastname@example.org. We have already received the donations of goods, so we're just after people to help run it on the day.
We are now taking orders through Kindo and we encourage you to order through Kindo to help us know in advance how many sausages we will need to cook. As usual, sausages will be $2 each with gluten free and vegetarian available. Please contact Fran or Suzanne in the office if you need help with ordering on Kindo.
Our 2022 Ranginui Syndicate learners are selling juicy ice blocks to fundraise for their camp next year
- $10 for a box of 10 ice blocks - (tropical, wildberry and lemonade)
If you are interested in supporting them, please go onto KINDO and place an order. Otherwise look out for any current year 6 or 7 Student, they will be able to take orders/money from tomorrow, until Monday 8 November.
If you have any family or friends from outside our school community please use the order form attached below which you can then return to the office along with the money.
Te Reo word/phrase of the week : Tiakina - protect, safeguard, look after Protect, safeguard, look after. Eg: Tiakina te taiao - look after the planet/environment.
PACK THE BUS TUESDAY 30 NOVEMBER
Each year since 1992 Pack The Bus has helped tens of thousands of Wellington families by collecting non-perishable food items, games, toys, toiletries, retail vouchers and so much more through our community.
This year the bus will be coming to St Francis de Sales on Tuesday 30 November. Donations can be dropped into the office any time from now until 9am Tuesday 30 November.
Any donation is amazing and always greatly appreciated. We’ve also included some examples below of the types of items The Wellington City Mission need extra help with this year:
Spreads and Muesli bars
Weetbix, Oats & Muesli
Sugar and Milk Powder
Biscuits and Crackers
Body Wash and Deodorant
Baby Food, Wipes and Nappies
Laundry Powder and Dishwashing Liquid
Small Christmas Cakes
Toiletries for the whole family
Toys: (new toys only please - and unwrapped)
Construction Toys - Lego/Meccano
Educational toys and books
Baby toys for 0-2yr olds
UP COMING EVENTS -see full calendar for PE Days
WEDNESDAY 3 NOVEMBER -Pedal Ready Room 11
Thursday, 4 November -Pedal Ready Room 10
Monday, 8 November-Pedal Ready Room 11
Tuesday, 9 November -Pedal Ready Year 5
Wednesday, 10 November
-Book Character day! Please send your child as their favourite book Characters
-Road Patrol Training Yr5 (and any who missed training)
The following products are available though your school KINDO account
For information on how to get to KINDO Click here to view. From there you are able to pay your school donations, (there is an option to make part payments) uniform and any other school charges or sign ups for sports and extra actvities.
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YES WE ARE OPEN AGAIN
Capital Trout Centre Open Day Sunday 7th November 2021
Children must have a licence to fish for trout and free licences/tickets are available from Tuesday 26th November 2021 at the following stores.:
Capital Fishing , 49 Ghuznee Street (off Cuba Mall)
Hutt Valley Hunting & Fishing, 8 Te Puni Street, Petone
The Centre is located behind the WCC Administration buildings on the way to the Wellington City Council Southern Landfill, on Landfill Road, Happy Valley, Wellington and is open to the public on specific days.
Children do not have to bring any gear as Club members will assist children to catch a trout on fly fishing tackle.
As the Centre is manned and maintained by volunteers we rely on donations to cover our expenses of purchasing the fish from the hatcheries, fish food and general maintenance.
We are also available for private family bookings.
Contact: Strato 387 7878 (wk) 386 3740 (hm)
Does your child love to JUMP, DANCE, TUMBLE and PERFORM? Does your child love trying new challenging but rewarding skills? Then try out cheerleading at BIGAIR GYM! Cheerleading is a high energy sport that is quickly becoming more popular around the world! It is a unique sport, as it encourages individual development (eg. cartwheels, tumbling) as much as team development (eg. stunting, pyramids). Your child will gain confidence and pride as they learn new complex skills and achieve goals, they will also learn to be an essential part of a team as they gain a passion for this amazing sport of Cheerleading.
BIGAIR OWHIRO BAY is offering a FREE CHEERLEADING class on Friday 3:30 pm–4:30pm for ONLY the remainder of Term 4 for 8yrs + who would love to give this a go! Please be aware, if your child is already enrolled in a Bigair class, they may only attend this complimentary class in addition to their current Bigair Gym class. If you child is interested and is under 8 yrs, then please also inquire to the office about what classes we offer. Please book your interest by emailing: email@example.com or call the office on 04 383 8779.