Reignier Catholic School Newsletter
14th November 2022 - Issue # 12
FROM THE TUMUAKI
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
This is our last official newsletter for 2022. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the students, staff, whānau and community of Reignier Catholic School.
As you will read below our staffing remains predominantly the same in 2023, with a couple of slight changes. Mrs Alexander, who has been with us in a fixed term role teaching in Room 2, will move into the role of our Reading Recovery Teacher. This is to allow Mrs Sarah Lee the opportunity to undertake further study next year at EIT. We are lucky to still have her throughout next year in a teacher release role.
I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow night at our End of Year Mass and Prizegiving. This is a special occasion where we are able to join as Community, to celebrate and acknowledge the Special Character of our kura and our students. The coming together to end our year in this way and to participate in Eucharist reminds us why Reignier Catholic School exists and fulfilling the vision of Fr Reignier, the Marist Brothers and the Sisters who have all gone before us. It is through events like tomorrow evening, where we are able to keep their vision alive.
Finally, I would like to thank all our Year 6 students and the families who are leaving us at the end of the year. Thank you for everything that you have contributed to the life of our kura. You will be missed but leave us knowing that you will always be part of our Reignier Catholic School whānau. May the next part of your educational journey continue to be filled with success, happiness, and faith.
Listed below is the confirmed staffing for 2023. There will be some classroom movement for next year due to the refurbishment of the senior block that is due to happen later in the year. We have chosen to begin the year in the new rooms to reduce disruption later in the year. Your child will have received a letter from their 2023 teacher last week. Please contact the office if you didn't receive this.
Senior Management Team
Mrs Teresa Shanks
Mrs Renee Jackson
Mrs Karyn Gouder
Mrs Debra Gibson (DRS)
Piwakawaka Learning Team
Miss Stephanie Ellison - Room 8
Mrs Kara-Leigh Jones & Mrs Lara Hollier - Room 7
Kererū Learning Team
Mrs Deb Gibson - Room 2
Ms Pip Brooker - Room 4
Miss Kirstin Baddeley - Room 3
Kakapō Learning Team
Mrs Renee Jackson & Mrs Helena Chan - Room 5
Mr Gary Nairn - Room 6
Mrs Katrina Alexander
Teacher Release Staff
Mrs Sarah Lee
Mrs Sarah Mellon
Mrs Kevina Ward
Mrs Jolene Lawton
Mrs Hayley Johnson
Mr Phil Blunsdon
ATHLETICS RESULTS - YEAR 3-6
7 Year Old Boys
1st Jackson Turner
7 Year Old Girls
1st = Holly Temel and Evelyn Perry, 3rd Mika Amataiti
8 Year Old Boys
1st Riley Jackson, 2nd Alex Hellyer, 3rd Archie Jeffares
8 Year Old Girls
1st Olive Schicker, 2nd Emmerson Birch, 3rd Emily Callaghan
9 Year Old Boys
1st Kees Lepelaars, 2nd Alex John, 3rd Axel MacFarlane
9 Year Old Girls
1st Isabelle O'Neill, 2nd Olivia Sebileau, 3rd Ciara Butler
10 Year Old Boys
1st Hunter Reilly, 2nd Adrian McGhie, 3rd Talon Lawton
10 Year Old Girls
1st Daniella Doyle, 2nd Sophie Rowe, 3rd Quinn MacFarlane
11 Year Old Boys
1st Liam O'Neill, 2nd Lucas Collings, 3rd Connor Simcox
11 Year Old Girls
1st Rhiannon Jones, 2nd Nicole Gregory, 3rd= Gabrysia van Asch and Taytum Potgieter
1st Chanel, 2nd Pompallier, 3rd Aubert, 4th Barbier
TARADALE & DISTRICTS ATHLETICS RESULTS
Congratulations to our top 32 athletes whom competed in the Taradale & Districts Athletics day earlier this week. Special mention to Daniella Doyle (10 year old girls) and Isabelle O'Neill (9 year old girls) for placing 3rd and to Reignier Catholic School for placing 5th overall.
JUNIOR GATSBY PICNIC
Team Kakapo (Year 5/6) will be attending the Junior Gatsby Picnic as part of the Napier Art Deco festivities next year. This will take place on Thursday 16th February 10am - 12.30pm. We will require some parent volunteers. Please note this is the same day the Year 3 students will be taking part in their Beach Education programme. If you are able to commit already please email Mrs Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send out another request very early in Term 1.
CAMP TUTIRA 2023
Students in Year 5/6 will be attending camp at Guthrie Smith Outdoor Education Centre in Week 5. Thank you for the overwhelming response to assist. Parent volunteers have been confirmed. Room 6 (Mr Nairn) will be attending camp Monday 27th February - Wednesday 1st March and Room 5 (Mrs Jackson and Mrs Chan) will be attending camp Wednesday 1st March - Friday 3rd March. As mentioned previously, the fees at Guthrie Smith have increased and as a result the cost of camp will now be $200. Payments are welcome to be made in instalments. Please reference your child’s name and camp when making payments online.
FUTSAL - TERM 1, 2023
We have been notified by Central Football that ALL Futsal in Term 1 will be played on a FRIDAY. The cost per team has increased. If we have the minimum number of players in the team (5) it will be approx $83 per student. This cost will be reduced if we have 7 or 8 players per team. Parents of Year 3 and 4 children in 2023, cricket is also played on a Friday afternoon. Registrations are now open for teams for Term 1. Please email Mrs Jackson - email@example.com to indicate if you would like your child to play Futsal in Term 1. There are competitions for Year 1 and 2; Year 3 and 4; and Year 5 and 6. Games will be played on Friday afternoons at the PGA.
The Board is excited to announce that pool will begin to be fixed and start the upgrade process over the month of January in time for the start of the 2023 school year. There has been a lot of work happening behind the scenes to ensure the longevity of this resource for our students and the years to come.
The Warehouse Napier is now stocking all uniform items including items previously sold at school - Sweatshirt, Sunhat, PE Shirt and PE Shorts. Due to a change in supplier, the sweatshirt is a slightly different blue to what we currently have, however, there will be a phase out period of two years before the expectation is everyone is wearing the new sweatshirt. With that in mind, we currently have a small amount of stock in limited sizes left at school and we will be reducing the price of these items by 30%. The following items will be sold for: Sunhat - $9.10, PE Shirt - $23.10, PE Shorts - $18.90 and Sweatshirt - $35.00
Term 2 - Wednesday 26th April - Friday 30th June
Term 3 - Monday 17th July - Friday 22nd September
Term 4 - Monday 9th October - Friday 15th December
Teacher Only Days: TBC
Please check out the calendar on the website and app for 2023 dates.
MAGICAL CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
A massive shout out to Andrea Yee and Janet Potts for putting together the Magical Christmas Wonderland. It truly was a magical display and certainly brought the community together. Thank you also to RSVP Bridal Couture, Gas Guzzler Garage, the many sponsors and helpers who contributed to the Magical Christmas Wonderland. $1,838 will be gifted to Ronald McDonald Charities.
Toy Raffle - Kate Clapworthy
Food Raffle - Archer Orme