Panui-Newsletter Term 2, Week 6

Bishop Edward Gaines Catholic School

Principal's Message

Talofa, Kia ora, Malo e lelei, Habari, Hello, Sawadee, Kia orana, Dia duit, Ma muka chini,


A huge thank you to Annie for all her hard work she put into making Samoan Language Week a success. Our office looks amazing and the Tokoroa judges thought so too!


We have an Inter House Read -A Thon happening. This starts today and goes to the end of the month. Students will be able to track their progress and an adult will need to sign that the student has completed their reading.


Jumping June is the 14th June. Your child will be coming home with a sponsorship form for this. All proceeds go toward the Heart Foundation. Next Tuesday there will be a range of skipping competitions, and fun games for our tamariki to participate in.


A reminder that soccer draws are to be found on the Tokoroa A.F.C Face Book page.


Last week I was ale to work alongside senior students with their writing. We have some fantastic writers who can describe a topic very vividly! A couple of examples are included in this weeks newsletter. Well done Mia and Ahlia.


A reminder all are welcome to join us at Mass on Fridays.


Our Baptism Parent Information Session is 9 June 2022 @ School. For those parents and caregivers who are wanting to have their child baptised. We are pleased to inform you that we will be running a session here at school for your convenience.


When: Thursday 9 June 2:55 pm

Who: Open to all parents/caregivers who wish to have their child baptised

Where: Pacelli Class-Bishop Edward Gaines School

What: Just bring yourself

Child Care: Your child will be able to watch a video or play at school while you attend the session

Baptism: Once you have attended the session you will be able to confirm a date for your child to be baptised.

Note: Mrs Hall is happy to sponsor your child if you need a sponsor.


Our staff have been busy working alongside Sport Waikato. Sport allows for motor skills to be developed and strengthened but also builds the key competencies of managing self, thinking, and participation. Sport enables all children to feel part of a team and also highlights individual personal talent and ability in sport codes. We are have secured access for our winter sports coaching programmes and will be utilising the Event Centre, Tokoroa. We will be running gymnastics and basketball each week for all students.

Fantastic!




"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are:"


Ma te Atua koutou e manaaki—God’s blessings,

Bernadette Hall

Writing about the rain.

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Watch out for the sponsorship form, coming home Wednesday.

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Your child will ring home their Read-A-Thon sheet. All proceeds to the Heart Foundation.

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Catholic Character

As a young Christian I was told “just put on the Armor of God” when you’re in a battle. Well, what exactly does that mean and how do you do it? Ephesians 6 tells us about the Armor…

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

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Bishop Edward Gaines School App

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Reminder to get the Skool Loop App. This allows you to receive up to date notifications and also to logde any school absences. If your child is away for any reason please do let the school office know, via the app or phone the office: 07 886 8021

New Leaders

We have recognised leadership skills in our senior students. This term we have some new -Library Leaders, Science Leaders and Environment Leaders. Well done senior students. Teachers are looking to see who else in senior school is ready to step into a leadership role for 2022.
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Fun Friday's

This week students voted for a skate park trip-weather permitting!

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Important Dates

Important dates left this term:

Term Dates

Term One: 1 February-14 April

Term Two: 2 May-8 July

Term Three: 25 July-30 September

Term Four: 17 October-14 December (TBC)


School Mass

Each Friday at 9:30 whole school

Senior Technology Classes

Tuesday at 9:00-10:30am.

School Assembly

Each Monday afternoon 2:30pm

Kapa Haka

Weekly with Matua James & Annie Asiata

Sacramental Programme

Wednesday 3:30pm beginning 11 May

Preschool Visits

Will run each Thursday and Friday from 9:00am -12:30 for the few weeks leading up to the child's 5th birthday. Please let the office know if you are wanting your child to have preschool visits. Also please let others know who may be interested.

Jumping June Event

14 June

Baptism Course

9 June 2:50pm

Matariki Week

20-24th June

21 Matariki Cultural Lunch-all welcome

Class Photos

4 July

Lunchtime Fun Sports for our Tamariki

Tuesday and Friday

Friday Fun

After lunch for those who have followed all the school rules! Decided by student votes.