Panui-Newsletter Term 2, Week 10
Bishop Edward Gaines Catholic School
Talofa, Kia ora, Malo e lelei, Habari, Hello, Sawadee, Kia orana, Dia duit, Ma muka chini,
It has been a busy term and our students have all worked very hard. We hope you all have a restful and safe school break. Thanks to all our teachers and support staff for their mahi and energy this term. Your chid will bring home their report on Friday. Please do discuss this with your child. Parent interviews will be held early term 3.
Our students did their tree planting this week, thanks to Miss McKibbon for organising this. Father Fernando came to bless our trees prior to planting. Our environmental area is beginning to take shape.
Thank you to all our parent helpers for our trip to Rotorua.These experiences are valuable learning opportunities for our students.
This Saturday Bishop Michael Gielen will become the new Bishop of Christchurch. We pray for God to guide and protect him in his work and service.
International Feast Night Celebration is postponed until Week 1, Term 3. New Date:
27th July @ school from 5:00pm. This is a night we come together as a school community and share food, fun and a chat. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a plate of food to share if it can be one that represents your culture-fabulous!
Hearing and Vision Checks.If you child needs a hearing or vision health check please contact Pania on 0212408454 Tokoroa Hospital.
Term 4 Sports
Next term we will be participating in weekly gymnastics and basketball programmes. Your child must be in correct gear for this. Tights or shorts and a well fitted tee shirt are advised.
To our families who may be unwell at this time please take care, let the Principal know if you need anything.
A reminder that soccer draws are to be found on the Tokoroa A.F.C Face Book page.
Ma te Atua koutou e manaaki—God’s blessings,
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Spend some time in a place of natural beauty. Be quiet and use all your senses to discover something you had never noticed before. Give God thanks for that thing. Meditate on Scripture and ask God to speak to you through something that you see, hear, feel or smell.
Bishop Edward Gaines School App
Important dates left this term:
Term One: 1 February-14 April
Term Two: 2 May-8 July
Term Three: 25 July-30 September
Term Four: 17 October-14 December (TBC)
Each Friday at 9:30 whole school
Senior Technology Classes
Tuesday at 9:00-10:30am.
Each Monday afternoon 2:30pm
Weekly with Matua James & Annie Asiata
Wednesday 3:30pm beginning 11 May Resumes Term 3.
Will run each Thursday and Friday from 9:00am -12:30 for the few weeks leading up to the child's 5th birthday. Please let the office know if you are wanting your child to have preschool visits. Also please let others know who may be interested.
International Feast Night Celebration
27 July Term 3 @ school from 5:00pm
6th July 2:45 pm staff room
Change: 28th July T 3 (individual, sibling and class photos)
7 July -Rotorua
Lunchtime Fun Sports for our Tamariki
Tuesday and Friday
After lunch for those who have followed all the school rules! Decided by student votes Monday!