Campion College Newsletter
Newsletter 35, Term 4, Week 36, 14 November - 20 November 22
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S PEN
Tēnā koutou katoa
The school year seems to be moving along very quickly. We only have three weeks left before our students finish school.
Next week we have a number of activities taking place:
- Monday 21 November: Teacher Only Day.
- Monday to Thursday: Year 9 camp to Waikaremoana.
- Tuesday to Thursday: Year 10 Careers focus.
- Thursday: Tūranganui Schools Maori Cultural Festival.
- Monday 28 November: A further Teacher Only Day.
We hope all students enjoy the activities they are involved in for the week ahead.
Ngā mihi nui
We have a number of important dates approaching, so please mark these in your calendar!
We will celebrate the feast day of St Edmund Campion on Thursday, 1 December, with Mass and an afternoon carnival. Our Year 7 - 10 Prizegiving will be held on Thursday, 8 December, at 1.00 pm in the college gym. On the last day of school, Friday, 9 December, we will have a Christmas Liturgy in the gym at 11.30 am. We hope that you will be able to join us in our celebrations.
PTFA SILENT AUCTION
Kia ora koutou,
We would like to invite you to take part in the PTFA Silent Auction!
With thanks to the McGregor Family we are able to auction a Sculpt Armchair (Lilac Plush) which is valued in excess of $1,800. The McGregor Family are the owners of Contempa Furniture. All proceeds raised will be donated by the PTFA to the Performing Arts Centre.
The Campion College PTFA has set a reserve on the chair. All bidders will be notified once the reserve has been reached. All proceeds raised will be donated by the PTFA to the Performing Arts Centre.
Please think of a secret bidding name and complete the rest of this form to have some fun and take part in the auction. The Sculpt Armchair will be up for sale once reserve is met.
The successful winner will be able to make payment by automatic payment or credit card or cash at the office.
Payment must be made within 2 working days of being notified of your successful bid.
To make a bid click HERE.
TURANGANUI SCHOOLS' MĀORI CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Our Kapiana Kapa Haka Roopu will be performing at the Turanganui Schools’ Māori Cultural Festival this Thursday at 11.30 am at the Showgrounds.
The entry fee for supporting whānau is $5. School students and kaumatua are free. Please make your whanau aware that this is CASH ONLY.
NCEA TEACHER ONLY DAYS
Please be advised that we have two Teacher Only Days in the coming weeks. These days have been set aside for teachers to prepare to the changes to NCEA. Please note that school will not be open on Monday, 21 November and Monday, 28 November for students in Years 7 - 10. NZQA exams will still run on Monday, 21 November, so students sitting on these exams are expected to attend.
NZQA EXTERNAL ASSESSMENTS AND TIMETABLE
NZQA External Examinations began on Monday for senior students. Please encourage your child to carefully check the exam timetable to ensure they know the date and time of each of their exams. Missed exams cannot be completed at an alternative time.
Congratulations to Year 12 student Kylie Pinto who has been awarded a place in the Otago University 2023 Science Academy programme. The Science Academy is an exciting programme aimed at Year 13 students with a passion for science and the potential to excel in their final year NCEA and/or scholarship science exams. Ka rawe, Kylie!
Charlotte Kingsford and Zeva Peard, were presented with Bronze Leadership Awards at the Gisborne Netball Leaders' Awards. Netball legend Irene Van Dyk was on hand to present the awards. Well done, ladies. We're so proud of your commitment!
Clover Edwards, Nicole Barrett, Michael Fraser and Kieran Bruce are pictured below with their futsal medals. Blake Whitley was awarded Player of the Day. Well done, Blake! Central Football, in partnership with Special Olympics New Zealand and Sport Gisborne, Tairāwhiti, held a futsal programme for students in Tairawhiti that have special needs. Futsal is 5 a side Football. The programme has been run over four weeks with basic skills and futsal drills culminating in a Futsal Festival where our students were awarded with medals. Thank you to everyone involved, especially Central Football.
Way to go, Blake!
YEAR 7 & 8 MARKET DAY
Our Year 7 & 8 students are busy making a selection of Christmas themed gifts, crafts and food items to sell out our upcoming Market Day. More details in next week's newsletter!
A number of our students are involved in the upcoming dance extravaganza, Destination Unknown.
Tickets are on sale now. This is an opportunity not to be missed!
REMINDER - COVID-19
With a slight rise in Covid-19 numbers recently, we would like to remind you about the isolation guidelines. If you test positive for Covid-19 you must self-isolate for 7 days while you recover.
Day 0 is the day your symptoms started or when you tested positive, whichever came first.
Your household contacts do not need to isolate. They should test daily for 5 days. If they test positive, they need to begin 7 days of isolation as someone with COVID-19.
Thank you for keeping our community safe by following these guidelines.
Our annual Leavers’ Dinner will be held on Sunday 4th December 2022 at the Bushmere Arms. Students leaving the secondary school system and parents are invited to this official function which is the last formal occasion on which the group meets. It is a requirement that all students attend with at least one parent.
The cost is $55.00 per person and tickets can be purchased through KINDO by Wednesday 30
Guests are welcome to arrive at 6.30pm for informal gathering and drinks, with the
official function starting at 7.00pm. In the past this evening has been most enjoyable for parents, students and staff attending. It is an opportunity to meet with and farewell our senior students as they embark on the next phase of their lives.
We do not like to see any of our families facing financial stress. If there is any student
who would like to attend but feel that their financial circumstances prevent this, please
see your learning mentor or Mrs Sadler.
KEY DATES FOR TERM 4
Monday 21 November: NCEA Teacher Only Day
Monday 28 November: NCEA Teacher Only Day
Wednesday 30 November: Paid Union Meeting 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Thursday 1 December: St Edmund Campion Feast Day
Friday 2 December: Market Evening
Sunday 4 December: Leavers' Dinner
Thursday 8 December: Year 7-10 Prizegiving
Friday 9 December: Christmas Liturgy
Friday 9 December: School finishes for all students.