Campion College Newsletter
Term 1, Week 1 - 31 Jan to 5 February 2023
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S PEN
Kia ora parents and caregivers,
Nau mai, haere mai, greetings
Week one is over, and we have quickly settled into our school routines. To those students who are new to our College, we hope that you have been made to feel welcome and that you are managing the change well. Please contact your learning mentor if there are any areas that are concerning you.
At the end of last year, we were sad to farewell the following staff: Adam Rossouw, who has moved to Wellington to work for the Ministry of Education, Louise Hyland, who has also moved to Wellington to work with NZQA, Bronwyn Helm, who moved into partial retirement while also taking on the challenges of orchard work, Michelle Hughey who has moved back home to Auckland to teach and Sarah McCulloch who has taken up a position with Te Kura, The Correspondence School. We thank these staff for their energy over many years in helping shape our College, and we wish them every joy and success for the new adventures ahead.
We are very pleased to welcome the following staff for 2023: Morgan Scott, who has taken on the role of Head of Social Sciences, Jon Barry, who has moved into the English Department, Tamin Simmer, who will be teaching in the Mathematics area, Sofia Drescher who is working in Learning Support and in the Arts and Justine Mear who has also moved into the Learning Support Centre. We know that the new staff have settled in quickly and are enjoying the friendliness and enthusiasm of the students and staff.
While there have only been four school days this week, it has been hectic. We are delighted with how students have started the year; however, we anticipate some ongoing disruptions to a few students as we finalise the last details. If it affects you, we ask for students’ and families’ patience. We hope that all families enjoy the long weekend ahead.
Ngā mihi nui
Let us pray that our Marist ministries and schools,
especially Campion College,
are always places which share their abundant resources
with those in greater need.
Help us loving Father, to model ourselves on St Marcellin’s
simplicity of behaviour,
most especially in our way of relating to You and to others.
With Mary as our inspiration, may we strive to be people of integrity - truthful, open-hearted and transparent in our relationships with all whom we encounter.
Mary Our Good Mother, pray for us
St Marcellin Champagnat, pray for us
NEW WHĀNAU BBQ
We would like to invite our new students and their whānau to join us on February 16 for a BBQ at school. More details to come!
We had many applications for prefect positions this year. The standard of applications was very high, and we are pleased to announce the following positions for prefects in 2023.
Danielle van Aswegen
Health and Well-being
James van Aswegen
We invite all whānau to join us this Sunday at 9.00 am for Miha Māori - Māori Mass at our Church. It would be lovely to see you there.
Do you have what it takes to be an amazing role model for younger students? We are seeking Year 9 and 10 students willing to help out at our Year 7 and 8 Whangara Camp on Monday, 2 February to Friday, 3 March. If you are keen to be considered for this role, please submit a one page CV to the office by Wednesday, 8 February. We are looking for students with surf, service, leadership, team work and manaakitanga skills.
ANZAC SPEECH COMPETITION
The Gisborne RSA, is this year holding a speech contest for this year’s ANZAC Day Service on Tuesday 25 April 2023. They are inviting the youth of the Gisborne – Tairawhiti District between the ages of 12 and 15 years to enter this contest. The speech is to be no longer than 3 minutes long and to be about the subject matter CHUNUK BAIR and the ANZACS. Please see Mrs Sadler if you have any questions.
Stationery requirements for Years 7 - 10
- A Chromebook or Laptop
- A calculator - fx82AU PLUSII (or better) - available via Kindo
- 3 x 1B5 exercise books
- 2 x 1E5 exercise books
- Pens and pencils
- A ruler
For senior students, a Chromebook or Laptop is also required. Pens, pencils and either a 1B5 or refill paper is also useful.
Campion College is proud to partner with the Manaiakalani Outreach programme in helping improve learning through digital fluency. One of the benefits of this is that Manaiakalani sources an appropriate chrome book for students to purchase. For 2023, Manaiakalani is recommending that students purchase the Acer C734-C1SD Chromebook.
Please note that if you do not wish to purchase the Acer C733, then any chrome book or similar laptop will work as a suitable device for student use in the College. If you have any queries please contact your child’s learning mentor or the College Office.
How to purchase:
The catalogue with recommended and trialled Manaiakalani products can be accessed here.
You can add yourself into a membership group that will give some discounts following the instructions below:
HOW TO USE YOUR DISCOUNT
1. Go to pbtech.co.nz then click 'Create account' or 'Sign-in'
2. If you are creating a new account, update your details then type BYOD123 where it says 'Membership Key' then click 'Register'
3. If you are signing in to your existing PB account, head to My Account > Settings > Personal Details then type BYOD123 where it says 'Membership Key' then click 'Update Details'
4. Start saving!
FACEBOOK PAGE & COLLEGE APP
Keep up to date with all the wonderful things we are doing on our new Campion College Facebook Page. Head over to Facebook to check it out here.
If you haven't yet downloaded our College App, please do so . It's an easy way to stay on top of school admin.
PARISH MASS TIMES
Our church is St Mary, Star of the Sea. We are fortunate to have our church onsite. Our parish Mass times are:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 am
Friday 12.10 pm,
Saturday 9 am and Vigil Mass 6.00 pm
Sunday 9.00 am
Children’s liturgy at every Sunday 9.00 am