Newsletter Week 1 Term 3
St Brigid's School 26 July 2022
- Annual Book Fair - Monday 1 August, Tuesday 2 August 3.00pm - 3.30pm, Wednesday 3 August 3.00pm - 5.30pm and Thursday 4 August 3.00pm - 7.00pm
- Learning Conversations - Wednesday 3 August and Thursday 4 August 3.15pm - 8.00pm
- Book Character Day - Friday 5 August (children to come to school dressed as their favourite book character)
Learning Conversations (All Rooms)
Dates for these learning conversations are Wednesday 3 August and Thursday 4 August.
Welcome to Term 3!
Kia ora koutou e te whānau te Kura o Hato Pirihiti - warm greetings to the St Brigid’s School family! I hope you have had a wonderful school holiday break. I am delighted to have joined the St Brigid’s whānau as Principal / Tumuaki this term.
Ko Jennifer tōku ingoa
Ko Ioannou tōku whānau
Ko Matairangi te maunga
Ko Waikanae te awa
Nō Kānata ahau
Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa
My name is Jennifer
My family name is Ioannou which is Greek Cypriot as my husband’s parents are from Greece and Cyprus
I have lived in Wellington for many years and Mt Victoria is my mountain
I grew up in Waikanae and Waikanae River is my river
I was born in Canada and many of my family members still live in Canada.
I have shared a little bit about myself and I’m looking forward to getting to know you, too. In the near future, I will be organising opportunities for us to connect together. When we meet I will share more about my background and experience, as well as my vision for St Brigid’s, and also to hear from you what your aspirations are for your children and the school.
Welcome to our new students
We had our whakatau (Māori welcome) on Monday where the new tamariki, staff and myself were welcomed to St Brigid’s School. A big thank you to the staff and tamariki for their wonderful preparation to make the welcome so special and memorable for the newest members of our community.
A very warm welcome to the following tamariki who have started with us this week:
Year 0 - Room 2 - Caura Carrig, Alexander Cruz, Alethea Moors-Leota, Vanessa Torrente
Year 1 - Room 1 - Lunafreya Arceo
Year 5 - Room 6 - Neziah Acacio
Year 7 - Room 12 - Josiah Acacio
We are absolutely thrilled to have you and your families join St Brigid’s School. I know that you will settle in quickly and be welcomed by our friendly and warm community.
I look forward to meeting you and working closely with our tamariki, staff and parent community to build unity and share the St Brigid’s vision of “learning together with strength of character and gentleness of heart."
Sacramental Programme - First Holy Communion
A huge congratulations to all or our students who made their First Holy Communion recently. Both the Masses were so beautiful and we are so proud of each and every one of you and your whanau.
Massive thanks to Kitty and the team for all your hard work, flexibility and dedication.
Thank you to you all, too, our school community, who have been remembering and praying for these students.
The choice of dates for these students’ Confirmation are: Saturday 29 October St Benedict's, 5.00pm and Sunday 30 October, St Peter & Paul's 10.30am. For more details about the programme https://drive.google.com/file/d/1N67NbHiInW3KklFQ290NQFexvZYcB4Y2/view?usp=sharing
Confirmation for older students
Call up for older students who have missed out up till now - If you haven’t been confirmed and are a young person or an adult who is interested, please contact Kitty or the parish office and you can be confirmed on Sunday August 7 at 10:30am Mass at SS Peter and Paul’s Johnsonville.
Kitty will arrange a couple of individual or small group meetings beforehand that suit your particular needs/responsibilities. So please call or text Kitty 021491459 if you’re keen for this opportunity.
Message from The Attendance Dues Team
Now that we are sending all invoices/statements by email to families, please contact us if you have changed your email address so that we can update your account. Invoices will still be posted to families without an email address.
The Term 3 invoice will be emailed to all families shortly. Please check that the invoice has not gone to your Spam/Junk Inbox and that all your children are listed on the statement. If you have not received any invoices this year, please contact us.
Financial assistance is available to families experiencing financial hardship (loss of income/redundancy, family reasons, etc.). It is a condition of the assistance application that the family has an affordable regular payment in place.
If you have any questions, please contact us:
Phone: 0800 462 725 Email: email@example.com Text: 021 08907902
Parish Property Review Decision
If you haven’t already read about the Parish Property Review Decision you can find information about it in the Parish Newsletter http://stfrancisohariu.nz/assets/24-v3.07.22-Seventeenth-Week-Ordinary-Time-FINAL.pdf
Netsafe Week 25 July - 29 July for St Brigid’s Community
This year the Netsafe Week theme is Diversity Matters: Online Safety Done Together.
We know it is important to continue to work together as school/home to ensure our tamariki are kept safe online and are practising being positive digital citizens. We would like to share with parents below a document from Linewize (our online safety provider) which gives some good tips for parents to help manage conversations about children’s online behaviour.
Year 5-8 Kiwi Spelling Bee
The University of Canterbury is offering children from Year 5-8 the opportunity to participate in the KIWI Spelling Bee competition. This competition takes place annually and is designed by New Zealand teachers for New Zealand students. The competition is administered by the Centre for Assessment and Monitoring (CAM) at the University of Canterbury. The KIWI Spelling Bee competition assesses aspects of English grammar, spelling and vocabulary relevant to the student’s year level.
The online Spelling Bee will take place in the last three weeks of Term 3.
Certificates will be sent to all participating students and prizes will be awarded to overall top students.
Students will need to have their own headphones/air buds to listen to the audio throughout the competition.
The cost of entry into the exam is $9.50 which can be paid to
St Brigid’s School Bank Account
12 3041 0341681 00
Reference: Name/Spelling Bee
Entry and payment must be received by Friday 5 August 2022
Scholastic Lucky Book Club - Issue 5
A copy of Issue 5 of the Lucky Book Club brochure which includes a free book offer, will be sent home this week with students. To purchase any books just note the 3-digit code next to the title.
Visit https://mybookclub.scholastic.co.nz/Parent/ClubManagement.aspx, type in the postcode 6037 and find St Brigid's School on the dropdown list, then follow the instructions from there. Orders are to be made by Friday 5 August.
Out of 20 competitors in Level 6, she gained awards for 4th in hoop, 6th in ribbon, and placed 6th overall in Rhythmic Gymnastics.
Congratulations and well done Adrielle!
Couples for Christ - Christian Life Programme
Join us in a journey of faith. This is a free event.
Saturday, 6 August 2022; 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Sts Peter & Paul Church Hall
37 Dr Taylor Terrace, Johnsonville
Contact: Joel (021 0245 2281), Glenn (022 432 6254), Lerma (022 393 4552)
For further info, visit us at couplesforchristwellington.nz
TAWA SQUASH CLUB - TERM 3 JUNIOR PROGRAMME
Monday night coaching begins Monday 1 August - 2 sessions, 4:20 - 5pm, 5pm - 5:40pm. Cost $100 per term, 8 sessions. Run by a qualified club coach.
Junior Club nights begin Friday 5 August. 5pm - 7pm. $5 for non members (first night free), free for members. Run by a qualified club coach. Parents most welcome to stay and observe or relax, food and refreshments available.
Mums N Bubs Thursday mornings 9:30am - 11am. Drop the older kids at school and come and have fun while learning how to play the "Healthiest Sport in the World" (bringing bubs is optional). Safe area for littlies.
In all cases rackets, balls and eyewear are available at the club for loan. Non marking shoes are required.
For more details contact Peter 027 677 8274 or firstname.lastname@example.org 67 Main Road, Tawa (next to St Francis Xavier School)
Kelly Sports Football Skills Term 3
FOOTBALL SKILS TERM 3 - FRIDAYS 3.30PM-4.30PM
Aimed for beginners, an 8 week Football Skills programme held at Wests Rugby Club Rooms, Wilton (In the Green Room!).
Come and learn all things about Football!
This programme covers both individual and team skills including:
Game rules, Ball control, Dribbling, Passing, Tackling, Defence, Team work, Goalkeeping, practice and warm up drills for players and teams.
It is ideal to improve skills and confidence and have lots of fun!!
The sessions start on Friday 4 Aug 2022,
Book online at www.kellysports.co.nz and in the suburb box put "Wilton"
Grand Training After School Computer Classes
For information & bookings 499-2211 or grandtraining.co.nz