Week 3 Term 3 SFDS Newsletter

St Francis de Sales - Wednesday 10 August 2022

MESSAGE FROM MARY-ANGELA

Ngā mihi kia katoa


In a Catholic school, teaching is much more a vocation than a profession. We draw on our own spirituality to play a key role in our young people’s spiritual journey. In Matthew’s Gospel Jesus said, “Follow me.” to Simon and Andrew - we continue to take up that call.


Last week the new Religious Education Curriculum for Catholic Schools in Aotearoa NZ was introduced to key leaders in Catholic schools by Te Kupenga - National Centre for Religious Study. The new RE Curriculum recognises that our learners come from different types of whānau, from different cultural contexts, are at different stages of development and their spirituality is diverse.


In the new RE Curriculum, there are four ‘Te Rama Whakapono Themes’ providing theological, scriptural, historical and pastoral context:


  1. Te Atua - God

  2. Te Rongopai - Good News

  3. Ā Tātou Whakapapa - Our Story

  4. Kia Noho Hāhi - Being Church


There are five ‘Te Rama Aroha Cross Themes’ woven through. These cross themes will help us to integrate and develop concepts across the whole curriculum - through Years 1 to 8:


  1. ManaTapu - Grace

  2. Aroha Pūmau - Holiness

  3. Whakaaronui - Wisdom

  4. Tika - Justice

  5. Īnoi - Prayer


Over the next few years, our teachers will be introduced to various resources and strategies to support teachers to implement this Curriculum in ways that are appropriate for our ākonga. In the meantime, we will be working as a team to implement as much as we can into our St Francis de Sales learning programme. The RE Curriculum will become an integral part of our SFDS curriculum. We look forward to working with you to make this happen.


Take care and God bless

Mary-Angela Tombs

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SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS - PARENT ELECTION VOTING

At the close of nominations last Wednesday 3 August, we received 7 nominations for the 5 parent representative positions on the Board of Trustees and will be holding a voting election.


You may vote for up to 5 candidates.


Voting papers, instructions and candidate statements were posted today to all eligible voters.

Voting closes on 7 September 2022 at 4pm.


  • If posting your voting paper, please use the supplied postage paid, addressed envelope and post it to:

Returning Officer

11 Mersey Street

Island Bay

Wellington 6023


If posted, your vote must be received by the returning officer no later than 5 days after the date of the election. Try to post it as early as possible as New Zealand Post has reduced postal delivery days in most areas.


  • If delivering your voting paper, please use the supplied envelope and place it in the ballot box on the school office counter.


You must deliver it before 4pm on Wednesday 7 September 2022.


Voting papers may not be emailed or faxed as attachments.

Signed: Suzanne Lek

Returning Officer

DRS MESSAGE

MISSION FAIR

Thank you to everyone for the hard work put into the mission fair - it was such a blast! SFDS successfully raised over $10,000 + to support families through the He Oranga Taurikura programme. Thank you to Caritas for the $3:$1 matching to help us get there.


WIG WEDNESDAY

Wig Wednesday will be held on Wednesday 7 September this year. Wig Wednesday raises money for the Child Cancer Foundation to support tamariki with cancer and their whānau. You can donate through KINDO or the link

(https://wigwednesday.org.nz/stfrancisdesalesschoolislandbay).

Madeline Smith

DRS

SCHOOL NOTICES

SCHOLASTIC LUCKY BOOK CLUB

The latest Scholastic Book club brochures were sent home this week. Please follow the payment instructions on the back of the brochure. Orders must be submitted online before Friday 12 August.


We are unable to accept CASH or CHEQUE payments as these cannot be sent through the mail. You can order online by visiting https://scholastic.co.nz/parents/lucky-book-club/ , when ordering online. Please DO NOT return any forms or payment to the school. If you have any questions please see Chris in room 7.


BOARD GAMES WANTED

Thank you to those amazing parents who have donated them already! And to Jo White who has sorted the ones we have received and sent them out to the classrooms already!


WANTED! Old Board Games for rainy days!


Great chance to clean out your cupboards and free up some space by donating any old /no longer in use board games to the school!


Please drop off at the school office and we will fix up, combine and distribute to classrooms in need! Many thanks!

PRINCIPAL’S CUP AWARDED TO...

This cup is awarded weekly to a St Francis de Sales student who demonstrates exemplary service to our kura and our community.


A huge congratulations to wonderful Josel J who is this week's recipient of our ‘Principal ‘s Cup’!


Josel has impressed lots of our staff when trying out new things recently. He has shown perseverance when trying out skating, swimming and skipping. We love his positive attitude and how he keeps on smiling even when the new skill he is learning is tricky. What a go-getter!

SCHOOL PHOTOS

Inspire Photography will be coming to photograph the children at St Francis de Sale School from 9am on:


Monday 22 August 2022

Wednesday 24 August 2022


As part of St Francis de Sale School’s fundraising for the year Inspire Photography will donate


10% of all sales directly to St Francis de Sale School.


Inspire Photography is an award-winning, Wellington-based professional photography studio who specialise in School and ECE photography. We are popular throughout a number of Wellington Schools for the photographs we take, the manner in which we take them and our generous fundraising offers. We are unique in our style and approach.


What we offer on the day


• A totally relaxed and unique style of photography

• A friendly and easy-going photographer


• Fun, games and general silliness to get even the shyest children smiling


• Group photos of each class


• Individual portraits, friend portraits and siblings photos.


To view the pictures, we offer an online ordering system. The School Office will be advised of the password for the online gallery when the proofs are ready. Proofs are available to view online approximately two weeks after the date of the photo shoot, you will then have two weeks to place an order and two weeks after orders will be delivered back to the School. If you would prefer not to order online, please contact us in the studio for assistance.

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.


Supporting other children through Kindo
Kindo is adding a new feature to your myKindo portal enabling you to gift to others... starting with KidsCan. You will be able to buy lunch, shop and pay for our school items as normal, and you will now see some KidsCan donation offers on the checkout page.
Kindo will provide the donation receipts so you can claim back the 33% tax rebate – or sign up to TaxGift or Supergenerous to gift the rebate too.
If you have any questions or feedback, please email hello@mykindo.co.nz

Term 3 Policies and Procedures due for review

In term three, the focus is on the Student Wellbeing and Safety sections.


Student Wellbeing and Safety



Staff Wellbeing and Safety


Please feel free to have a look at this on the Schooldocs site and give us your feedback.

Click below to download our school app or please use the following QR code which will take you to the right place

COMMUNITY NOTICES

WELLINGTON SOUTHERN BAYS HISTORICAL SOCIETY INCORPORATED


(Houghton Bay, Island Bay, Owhiro Bay)


Secretary: Chris Rabey 384 9293 Treasurer: Sharon Macintyre 388 8088.

Web: www.southernbayshistory.wellington.net.nz


NEXT PUBLIC MEETING IS AUGUST 15, 2022


OUR NEXT MEETING (SEE ATTACHED FLYER) WE WILL MEET NICOLE MILLER WHO WILL

GIVE A VISUAL PRESENTATION OF WHAT LIES UNDER THE WATER IN THE BAY

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING WILL BE HELD PRIOR TO OUR SPEAKER


All welcome, Baptist Church, 284 The Parade, 7.30pm.


Koha welcome

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Does your wardrobe need a clean out?

We need your help


For Conservation Week this year, Nga Manu is holding a ''pre-loved clothing and more sale'' as a Wildlife Fundraiser. Renew your wardrobe for Spring and support our wildlife at the same time.


We are looking for good quality items that we can proudly sell at our fundraiser. This is an opportunity to sort out the clothing you're tired of and give them a new life with someone else, rather than discard them.


Retro, vintage and designer clothing and accessories are especially welcome.

Please do not send us your worn, damaged, or soiled clothes. It takes time to sort through them and costs us to dump unsuitable clothing.


Please donate these items:

  • Adult and children's sized clothing welcome
  • Accessories including belts, hats, scarves, sunglasses, jewellery and shoes.
  • Clothing and accessories must be in good condition and not need repairs.
  • No undergarments or bathers please.
  • Business attire.
  • Outdoor clothing and footwear.

Books of the natural world, flora and fauna are encouraged.

Donate your quality items, to the Visitor Centre no later than Sunday 28th August.

As a non-profit charitable trust, 100% of the proceeds contributes directly to Ngā Manu's wildlife and conservation programmes.

We are also looking for volunteers to help sort the clothing during the week as well as help sell on Saturday and Sunday. Shifts during the week are flexible between 9-5pm. On the weekend, volunteers would work four-hour shifts.

Please contact Sonja at volunteercoordinator@ngamanu.org.nz if you can help.

Clothing and More Sale

When:

Saturday September 11th, 10am to 4pm

Sunday September 12th, 10am to 3pm

Where:

Robins Nest building, Nga Manu Nature Reserve

74 Ngā Manu Reserve Road, Waikanae