Week 6 Term 4 SFDS Newsletter

St Francis de Sales - Tuesday 23 November 2021

TRACY'S MESSAGE

Kia Ora Ano


WOW week 6…I hope that you all enjoyed your weekend and got to spend special time with your tamariki.


Things are certainly buzzing around here…there is a lot going on – our wonderful year 8 learners are preparing to leave our SFDS nest and there are lots of ‘lasts’ currently happening! Year 8 dance…year 8 arts project…year 8 yearbook and heaps more!


Last week Sam R was the principal cup recipient. This is for service to our kura and the kindness he shows in all of interactions with his peers and kaiako. Great work living our values Sam!


It is anticipated that as we move into the new COVID traffic light system, from guidelines we have received from the MOE and MOH, there are further restrictions on celebrations and gatherings of whānau coming into our kura.


The end of our school year is fast approaching and there are going to be some changes to the way that we celebrate this. Being adaptable seems to be our new normal!


We are currently working through what this looks like for our kura and we will let you know once our BOT have met to ensure that we are planned and prepared for this system to come into effect on Friday 3 December.


Thank you for respecting our learners and our staff by continuing to scan in, leaving your tamariki at our gates and by wearing masks.


Have a wonderful rest of what looks to be a beautiful week!


Take care and nga mihi nui

Tracy Gundesen

Tumuaki/Principal

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UP COMING EVENTS - see full calendar for PE Days

Tuesday 30 November - Pack the bus!!! Boxes are now in the office accepting donations from now!

Thursday 9 December

- Challenge 2000 Leadership day with current Year 6 & 7 Students

- Year 8 Leadership day

Friday 10 December - Tracy's Farewell 2-4pm

FUTURE DATES

THURSDAY 2 DECEMBER: Uniform Shop last day taking orders for 2021

MONDAY 20 DECEMBER: LAST DAY OF TERM 4 - Last day of school 2021

SATURDAY 25 DECEMBER: Christmas Day

SUNDAY 26 DECEMBER: Boxing day

MONDAY 27 DECEMBER: Public Holiday (Christmas Day observed)

TUESDAY 27 DECEMBER : Public Holiday (Boxing Day observed)


THURSDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2022: Uniform shop open 9.30am - 1pm


TUESDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2022: FIRST DAY OF TERM 1

SARAH'S MESSAGE

CONGRATULATIONS …

to the following students who received a certificate at Papatuanuku assembly on Thursday:


Matty H, Gabriella D, Azlynn G, Johnny W, Jayden S, Charlie P, Cian H, Liam N, Preshil PZ, Oliver J, Elijah S, Daniel N, Cora D and Mateo L.


YEAR 5/6 MINIBALL

Our two teams had their last game of the season yesterday. Well done to all the players on a fantastic season. Thank you to all the parents and caregivers who coached and supported the teams. Check out the Faithful Five below who came first in their play-off game!


TOUCH JAM FESTIVAL

One of our year 5/6 teams participated in this event on Saturday and had a blast! They played lots of games of touch and completed other fun activities. Thank you to Nathan S and Glenn H who supported the team on the day.


PAPATUANUKU SWIMMING

There is NO swimming this Friday due to a prior booking at the pool.

SCHOOL NOTICES

MESSAGE FROM THE INSPIRE TEAM

We wanted to let you know the gallery for St Francis de Sales School 2021 will be closing tomorrow. To order your photographs, please go to the below link and enter the password - rua663. https://www.inspirephotocart.co.nz/galleries/school/st-francis-de-sales-school-2021/


If you are experiencing difficulty with placing an order or using the website, please contact us on 04 384 8009 during office hours or email orders@inspirephotography.co.nz


TRACY'S FAREWELL

We will be holding a small afternoon tea on Friday 10 December, in the school Library between 2 and 4 pm, this will be your chance for anyone to come in and say a final goodbye to Tracy so please feel free to pop in.


BACK TO SCHOOL STATIONERY – ORDERS OPEN FROM MONDAY 20 DECEMBER

We’ve teamed up with OfficeMax to make getting school ready faster! Your child’s class list will available from Monday 20 December on the OfficeMax MySchool website – myschool.co.nz.


We encourage you to order early to ensure your child has all their stationery requirements ready to go in plenty of time for the start of Term 1. Don’t wait until mid-January.


Laybuy* is also available, so you can pay in 6 weekly, interest-free payments - and still get your order right away. Or you can pay by internet banking, credit card or debit card.

When you shop on myschool.co.nz you’ll receive free delivery on orders over $46*. You will also help our school earn school rewards* that we use to purchase much needed extra resources for our school.

* Terms & Conditions apply, see myschool.co.nz for details.

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PSL

PASTORAL CARE

As part of the PSL we have a small team that provides pastoral care to the school community. At times we need to provide meals to families in need and it would be great to have a list of people who would be willing to provide a meal occasionally that we could call on.


We would also like to hear from you if you know of anyone in the school community who could benefit from meals or any other help.


If you are happy to be called/emailed for the occasional meal, please send an email to psl.sfds@gmail.com and we will add you to our email register.


SAUSAGE SIZZLE

A huge thank you to Andy D and Martin PG who came and ran this event yesterday - we really appreciate your time! Thank you also to the families in Room 5 and 13 who donated the goods. We raised just over $551.10 and we have raised $3200 from the sausage sizzles this year! We really appreciate everyone who has supported these fundraisers.

GARDEN TO TABLE

Room 8 had a great time picking beans from the garden and making broad bean smash to have on toasted baguette. They also iced and decorated biscuits into reindeers - they were a hit!

The Garden to Table volunteers would love a set of kitchen scales and a rubber spatular if anyone has any unsed ones at home. These can be left at the school office.

PACK THE BUS TUESDAY 30 NOVEMBER

Each year since 1992 Pack The Bus has helped tens of thousands of Wellington families by collecting non-perishable food items, games, toys, toiletries, retail vouchers and so much more through our community.


This year the bus will be coming to St Francis de Sales on Tuesday 30 November. Donations can be dropped into the office any time from now until 9am Tuesday 30 November.


Any donation is amazing and always greatly appreciated. We’ve also included some examples below of the types of items The Wellington City Mission need extra help with this year:


Essential Items:

Spreads and Muesli bars

Weetbix, Oats & Muesli

Sugar and Milk Powder

Pasta Sauce

Tinned Soup/fish/meat

Biscuits and Crackers

Body Wash and Deodorant

Baby Food, Wipes and Nappies

Laundry Powder and Dishwashing Liquid


Christmas Items:

Small Christmas Cakes

Fancy biscuits/crackers

Fancy relishes/sauces

Salts/roasted nuts

Chippies

Toiletries for the whole family

Retail vouchers


Toys: (new toys only please - and unwrapped)

Construction Toys - Lego/Meccano

Art equipment

Educational toys and books

Puzzles

Baby toys for 0-2yr olds

Diaries/Calendars

Board games

Each year since 1992 Pack The Bus has helped tens of thousands of Wellington families by collecting non-perishable food items, games, toys, toiletries, retail vouchers and so much more through our community.    This year the bus will be coming to St Francis de Sales on Tuesday 30 November. Donations can be dropped into the office any time from now until 9am Tuesday 30 November.    Any donation is amazing and always greatly appreciated. We’ve also included some examples below of the types of items The Wellington City Mission need extra help with this year:    Essential Items:  Spreads and Muesli bars  Weetbix, Oats & Muesli  Sugar and Milk Powder  Pasta Sauce  Tinned Soup/fish/meat  Biscuits and Crackers  Body Wash and Deodorant  Baby Food, Wipes and Nappies  Laundry Powder and Dishwashing Liquid      Christmas Items:  Small Christmas Cakes  Fancy biscuits/crackers  Fancy relishes/sauces  Salts/roasted nuts  Chippies  Toiletries for the whole family  Retail vouchers      Toys: (new toys only please - and unwrapped)  Construction Toys - Lego/Meccano  Art equipment  Educational toys and books  Puzzles  Baby toys for 0-2yr olds  Diaries/Calendars  Board games

LITTLE POTTER

LITTLE POTTER

After winning the ASB Big Little ideas competition as seen on The Project tv show and the roaring success at the PSL quiz night of the leather planters that our very own Edison makes by hand she has kindly decided to help our year 7 & 8 camp for 2022!


She will be setting up a stall and selling her amazing planters and bags on Friday 3 December at the end of the school driveway. These would make an amazing gift for loved ones at Christmas with the full profit being kindly donated to the 2022 camp.


Cost are as follows: Make sure to swing past and have a look in person! They really are amazing!


· Medium leather planter $25

· Large leather planter $35

· Medium leather bag $49

· Large leather bag $69


Payment via cash and Credit card are available on the day or feel free to pre order with Edison on your way past. You can also find out more at www.littlepotter.co.nz

ICE CREAM FUNDRAISER

Our current year 7 learners will be selling Ice creams outside rooms 2 and 3


Friday 3 December


Tickets are now available though the Kindo online shop. $3 each. Dont miss out! Gluten Free and Dairy Free options also available.

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.


Precious Labels – Customised Quality Sticky Labels 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!

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Peel it, stick it, forget it! It will all come back home!


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Buy a Munch product and feel good about using it. We are making it easier for you to be more sustainable. All our products are eco friendly in some way from being reusable, organic to biodegradable. Everyday products making a difference. Useful, beautiful and green. All our ingredients and products are sourced from ethical communities.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Capital Trout Centre Open Day Sunday 5th December 2021


Children must have a licence to fish for trout and free licences/tickets are available from Monday 22nd November 2021 at the following stores.:

Capital Fishing , 49 Ghuznee Street (off Cuba Mall)

Hutt Valley Hunting & Fishing, 8 Te Puni Street, Petone

The Centre is located behind the WCC Administration buildings on the way to the Wellington City Council Southern Landfill, on Landfill Road, Happy Valley, Wellington and is open to the public on specific days.

Children do not have to bring any gear as Club members will assist children to catch a trout on fly fishing tackle.

As the Centre is manned and maintained by volunteers we rely on donations to cover our expenses of purchasing the fish from the hatcheries, fish food and general maintenance.


We are also available for private family bookings.


Contact: Strato 387 7878 (wk) 386 3740 (hm)

email: strato.cotsilinis@gmail.com


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PRIDE LANDS FUN HOLIDAY ADVENTURES

SUMMER HOLIDAYS AT WESTERN SUBURBS (WILTON) & SOUTHERN SUBURBS (BERHAMPORE)

20th – 24th DEC 2021 and Jan 10th – Feb 4th 2022 from 7.00am-6pm daily. Interactive Activities and NO TV or Video Games, Kai Cubs Cooking, Keep Fit Karapu Fitness, and Life Skills Programme creating healthy Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Teas. One-on-one care and shuttle services available. Daily $81.04/cub per session or $137.77 for two siblings per session; Weekly: $324.16 per cub/week or $551.07 for two siblings/week. MSD Approved & WINZ subsidies are available for eligible families.

Please contact us: 0800 PRIDE 4 U Or Register online: www.PRIDELANDS.co.nz or Visit our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/PrideLandsChildcare


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Qisma Tech is offering a Holiday Programme to all 7-12 year olds (Year 3 to Year 8)


This programme will have the students join in a variety of games and activities that will help strengthen their knowledge in Engineering, Science and Maths!


The programme will run from the 17th of January to the 28th of January, every weekday.


We have attached a flyer that has extra details.


If you would kindly send this and the attached flyer to the parents of your year 3 to 8 students that would be greatly appreciated.


There are limited spaces so get in quick!!

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