Panui-Newsletter Term 2, Week 10

Bishop Edward Gaines Catholic School

Principal's Message

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,

Bernadette Hall

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Catholic Character

Laudato Si’ Movement Prayer Book - 62 prayers. 25 countries represented. The Laudato Si’ Movement Prayer Book features moving prayers from around the globe and will help you and your loved ones experience the ecological conversion that St. Pope John Paul II first mentioned and Pope Francis echoed in Laudato Si’. This life-changing book also represents the diversity of Laudato Si’ Movement, with its multicultural richness and representation of different branches in our Church. Download it here:

Prayer Ideas

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

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Reminder to get the Skool Loop App. This allows you to receive up to date notifications and also to logde any school absences. If your child is away for any reason please do let the school office know, via the app or phone the office: 07 886 8021
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Important Dates

Important dates left this term:

Term Dates

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)

School Mass

Each Friday at 9:30 whole school

Senior Technology Classes

Tuesday at 9:00-10:30am.

School Assembly

Each Monday afternoon 2:30pm

Kapa Haka

Weekly with Matua James & Annie Asiata

Sacramental Programme

Wednesday 3:30pm beginning 11 May Resumes Term 3.

Preschool Visits

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

Baptism Course

6th July 2:45 pm staff room

Class Photos

Change: 28th July T 3 (individual, sibling and class photos)

Class Trips

7 July -Rotorua

Lunchtime Fun Sports for our Tamariki

Tuesday and Friday

Friday Fun

After lunch for those who have followed all the school rules! Decided by student votes Monday!