St Mary's School
Wednesday 30th March 2022
Put your whole confidence in God - Catherine McAuley
Dear parents, children and parishioners,
Thanks to those who joined us last week on zoom for John Parsons - what a great presentation. Further down in this newsletter you will see a link to one of his videos. We are still trying to get as many of our activities, meetings and events celebrated, but we are running into obstacles everywhere, thank goodness for zoom. However, zoom can't do everything and so there are more changes to come to our end of term events, but (as I have recently said to the year 6 parents) I have looked at our school vision and here's my quote: we are flexible and open minded and support people with new ideas... We appreciate everyone and know they are doing their role to the best of their ability.
Families, thank you for keeping us all safe by staying home if unwell. You are doing a great job. We are being hit by absences of students and of adults which makes our daily work challenging. However, we are really privileged to hear how your children have welcomed each other back and shared their experiences together. What a place to live and to learn!
Take care everyone, Annie
Kupu o te wiki - Word of the week
John Parson - Cybersafety
Achievement information 2021 - reading
Reading data - year end 2021 we had 92% of students working at or above the expected curriculum level (age related), this is identical to the overall achievement in reading at the end of 2020.
The data shows progress across the school which is always pleasing of course! We are really fortunate to have Mrs Volp as a specialist teacher in reading. We have a number of interventions that support students if they get 'stuck', but also we are blessed to have a community of families that obviously values literacy - who read to and with their children daily. This is key to our shared success.
Takahe writing - Best Part of Me
From 8am Tuesday 29 March 2022, a Prohibited Fire Season will be in place for all of the Southern District. This means open fires are not permitted (Gas appliances are allowed).
We also have a post on our Facebook page on Tuesday, which you are welcome to share. https://www.facebook.com/SouthlandFENZ
Gospel and prayers, Room Pūkeko
Year 6 camp postponed until August
Thursday 7th Board meeting 7pm
Gospel and prayers, Annie
Thursday 14th - Easter Liturgy
End of term, school finishes at usual time Thursday 14th