Week 5 Term 4 SFDS Newsletter

St Francis de Sales - Tuesday 16 November 2021

TRACY'S MESSAGE

Kia Ora Ano


It is really hard to believe that we are halfway through the final school term for 2021!

Last week our kura celebrated book character week with Kaiako going to other classes to read their favourite books. On Wednesday we all dressed up as book characters and paraded around so that everyone could see! It was so much fun and the energy around our place was electric!


A huge thank you to our Ranginui organisers…true student leadership in action! Check-out the attached amazing pictures of our celebration and of our SFDS values award winners and house related awards.


  • Principal's Cup winner: Georgia W
  • Values certificate recipients: Mabel C, Tabitha G, Emma B, Angus J, Anna Maria J, Maddox S, Victoria M, Robert S, Logan P, Dawit T, Stefan S and Joshua R.
  • Our Year 7/8 Epro8 team who came 5th at this competition last week: Freddie H, Alice M, Anwyn P, Sam R.
  • Winning house for the most Quiz Night Raffles returned: Barbier
  • Winning house for the most values card earned: Avila
  • Overall winning house: Barbier
  • Empire voucher for the values card draw: Declan W (Avila) and Harlan AT (Barbier)
  • Raffle prize for returning raffle money and butts: Harper M


Yesterday our kura was very lucky to be able to be an audience for our Papatuanuku team. Papatuanuku have been taking part in an arts rotation and wanted to share their learning. Some serious learning and talent from body percussion, singing, raku and dancing was an absolute phenomenal performance! This was recorded and will be available to share soon.


Our school complies 100% with the mandated health order and just a reminder that at COVID level 2 no whānau are allowed into our classrooms and we are limiting the numbers of non-staff on our site.


Please ensure that if you need to come into school that you are wearing a mask, scan in and sanitize. If you need to collect your tamariki during the day, please pop into the office and our lovely team will go and collect your tamariki from their class.


Please see below a message from new Principal Mary-Angela Tombs.


Have a wonderful day and take care.


Nga Mihi Nui

Tracy Gundesen

Tumuaki/Principal

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UP COMING EVENTS - see full calendar for PE Days

Friday, 19 November

-Ice Cream fundraiser - After school from 3:00-3:30pm outside Rm12 on the middle court.

- Little Potter sales 3.00 - 3.30pm End of school drive.

Tuesday 30 November - Pack the bus!!! Boxes are now in the office accepting donations from now!

Thursday 9 December

-Challenge 2000 Leadership day with current Year 6 & 7 Students

-Year 8 Leader ship day

SARAH'S MESSAGE

Yesterday Papatuanuku performed the music and dance items they have been working on. We would have loved to have invited you in to watch but we videoed these and will send them out as soon as they are ready.

SCHOOL NOTICES

LITTLE POTTER

After winning the ASB Big Little ideas competition as seen on The Project tv show and the roaring success at the PSL quiz night of the leather planters that our very own Edison makes by hand she has kindly decided to help our year 7 & 8 camp for 2022!


She will be setting up a stall and selling her amazing planters and bags on

Friday 19 November at the end of the school driveway. These would make an amazing gift for loved ones at Christmas with the full profit being kindly donated to the 2022 camp.


Cost are as follows: Make sure to swing past and have a look in person! They really are amazing!


· Medium leather planter $25

· Large leather planter $35

· Medium leather bag $49

· Large leather bag $69


Payment via cash and Credit card are available on the day or feel free to pre order with Edison on your way past. You can also find out more at www.littlepotter.co.nz

ICE CREAM FUNDRAISER

Our current year 7 learners will be selling Ice creams outside room 12!


Friday 19 November


Tickets are now available though the Kindo online shop. $3 each. Dont miss out!

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Te Reo word/phrase of the week : Tātahi - Beach, seaside, riverside

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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:


Essential Items:

Spreads and Muesli bars

Weetbix, Oats & Muesli

Sugar and Milk Powder

Pasta Sauce

Tinned Soup/fish/meat

Biscuits and Crackers

Body Wash and Deodorant

Baby Food, Wipes and Nappies

Laundry Powder and Dishwashing Liquid


Christmas Items:

Small Christmas Cakes

Fancy biscuits/crackers

Fancy relishes/sauces

Salts/roasted nuts

Chippies

Toiletries for the whole family

Retail vouchers


Toys: (new toys only please - and unwrapped)

Construction Toys - Lego/Meccano

Art equipment

Educational toys and books

Puzzles

Baby toys for 0-2yr olds

Diaries/Calendars

Board games

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:    Essential Items:  Spreads and Muesli bars  Weetbix, Oats & Muesli  Sugar and Milk Powder  Pasta Sauce  Tinned Soup/fish/meat  Biscuits and Crackers  Body Wash and Deodorant  Baby Food, Wipes and Nappies  Laundry Powder and Dishwashing Liquid      Christmas Items:  Small Christmas Cakes  Fancy biscuits/crackers  Fancy relishes/sauces  Salts/roasted nuts  Chippies  Toiletries for the whole family  Retail vouchers      Toys: (new toys only please - and unwrapped)  Construction Toys - Lego/Meccano  Art equipment  Educational toys and books  Puzzles  Baby toys for 0-2yr olds  Diaries/Calendars  Board games

PSL

Sausage Sizzle

This coming Monday 22 November is our last sausage sizzle for the year. As usual, sausages will be $2 each with gluten free and vegetarian available.


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. Please contact Fran or Suzanne in the office if you need help with ordering on Kindo.


If you are from Room 5 or 13, please email Sarah on sarah.fountain@sfds.school.nz if you are able to come and help run the sausage sizzle between 11.45am and 1.15pm. Or if you are able to donate sausages and/or bread (or monetary donation), we are after 100 sausages and 15 loaves of bread.

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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COMMUNITY NOTICES

WELLINGTON SOUTHERN

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SUBSCRIPTIONS

Subscriptions are due from 1 July each year.

These are a flat rate of $25.00, individual or family

Please pay by internet to Westpac 03 0502 0649379 00 with your surname as Reference, or pay in cash at the next meeting.

Thanks to those who have already paid.

We are no longer able to accept cheques

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2022 MEETING PLANS

New member Edith Diggle is offering to give a presentation on NZ shipwrecks, there being a number on our south coast over many years, also Nicole Miller, about diving around Cook Strait

Future speakers for next year include Hamish Campbell, a geologist who has spoken to us previously.

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MAGAZINE 2021

Our President expects the new 2021 magazine will be ready for members on Festival weekend. .

Unfortunately there are no copies of the 2020 magazine left, however Colin is arranging a small reprint.

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WELLINGTON SOUTHERN BAYS HISTORICAL SOCIETY COLLECTION

The Community Centre Collections is open each Friday from 10am till 2pm, members and visitors are most welcome.

We have a large collection of files of all aspects of the southern bays, with displays set up during the hours we are open.

We are always pleased to receive any old photographs or written material that we can copy and return or we can give them a good home if they are no longer required.

We have two folders recording items about ordinary folk in the Southern Bays. We would appreciate any obituaries, eulogies or funeral leaflets of Southern Bays’ people that we could add to these folders. Please post them to the Secretary or drop them off at the Community Centre on a Friday between 10am and 2pm.

We are always looking for volunteers to assist on Fridays with the Collection. Gill,Ryrie and Chris Rabey are already working with the Collections on Fridays, but need additional members to assist if they are unavailable. You help would be much appreciated!


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WE ARE ON THE WEB

Check our website – http://wellingtonsouthernbayshistory.nz//

This has been updated and ready for use, thanks to Society member Joy Anderson. Current Vice President Kieron Horide is maintaining the site.

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