Saturday, 9 December 2017

Week 9 Term 3 - Our last week together.

Well, here we are. At the end of another year at St Mary's. This marks my (and Mr Macmillan's) 10th year here at St Mary's. What a wonderful place it is to work, no wonder we haven't left!

School Magazine are available at the office. $5 each. Limited stock.

We have a STACK of things on to finish our year.

BRING YOUR TOGS EVERY DAY. We will swim when we can. 

Mon - 11 am Christmas in the park. (BRING: Sunglasses, tinsel and a Santa hat). Classes will be performing Christmas items. All welcome.

Tues - 9 am Prize giving (you will have received notification in your school report if  your children is receiving a prize).

Wed - Shared lunch

Thurs - Tryathlon 11 am -  bring your bike. (Bikes need to be stored against the fence line near the Church). 1.30 pm Practise for missioning.

Fri - Secret Santa gifts - bring a $5 gift to put under the tree. 11 am Year 6 missioning.

Thank you to all the wonderful children in Room 3. You are all awesome and I especially wish the Year 6's all the best for next year. Year 5's SEE YA NEXT YEAR!!

Swim safe at the Aquatic Centre was great

Sunday, 3 December 2017

ROOM 3 IS GOING TO THE AQUATIC CENTRE ON MONDAY (Yes that's tomorrow) at 10 am to complete our water safety programme. BRING YOUR TOGS! Plezzzzzzzzz

On Wednesday we will be having a bake off.....more details tomorrow. 

The Young Vinnies are still collecting for the foodbank. Thanks Skyla for all your contributions. We will donate the goods at our Mass on Friday.

Our Annual School Tryathlon will be on the 14th of December. Please contact Mrs Dobson in Rm 6 if you are able to help out. 

Friday, 1 December 2017

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Monday 27 November is a Teacher Only Day. There will be no school for our children. If you need care for your children on Monday you can contact Mary-Ann Roling on 347 0709 or 0211 215599

Tuesday we have an Advent Liturgy in the hall at 10 am. 

Wednesday we have speech finals with two children from each classroom. Sara and Jesse are our representatives. Flossy is our back up person just in case anyone is away sick. Congratulations to these people for wonderful speeches. 

I was really impressed to see so many confident speakers in Room 3. All the children did a super job. 

Thursday is our trip to Rainbow and Fairy Springs. Please bring a large drink, lots of lunch, a sunhat and sunscreen. Wear mufti, you might bring a change of clothes in case you get really wet on the "Big Splash".

Friday is the retreat day for Yr 6's. This will take place in the Church Hall. Please go to your classrooms FIRST. Year 5's will be completing their leadership applications for next year, thinking about what skills they have and what makes a great leader. 

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Weekly Notices Week 6 Term 4

Please bring your togs again every day this week, our swim tutors are absolutely fabulous and doing a great job helping us to fine tune our swimming. 

On Tuesday the Year 6 students are visiting JPC for the afternoon. Please note there is not transport provided, Students need to be at JPC at 12pm.

We are going to Rainbow Fairy Springs on 30th November. We need some parents/ Grandparents to help transport and supervise. Notices will be coming home this week. Please email me if you are available to help. The cost of the trip will be $3 for students and adults will need to pay $5.

We are swimming every day this week.

Ahurei practice 9-10am

Ahurei practice 9-10am
Interschool Athletics (some students only)

School singing practice


Ahurei Rehearsal
Sausage sizzle

Coming up

  • 21st November:  JPC Orientation Day for Year 6s
  • 23rd November: Coaches Thank You Evening
  • Friday 24th November: Ahurei Performance
  • 27 November: Teacher Only Day
  • 30 November:  ELL Picnic
  • 30 November: Totara Trip out
  • 30 November: Kakano and Manuka teams’ Celebration with parents
  • 1st December: Year 6 Retreat
  • 2nd December: Rotorua Christmas Parade
  • 7th December: Junior Big Day Out
  • 8th December: Reports issued to Yr 3-6 students
  • 8th December: End of year Mass
  • 12th December: Prizegiving
  • 13th December: Junior Athletics Day
  • 14th December: School Tryathlon
  • 15th December: Missioning of Year 6 students

To St Mary’s parents, caregivers and community,
Last year our church community supported ‘Angel Tree’ which is a branch of the ‘Prison Fellowship of New Zealand’ (PFNZ), a Christian charitable organisation that was founded over 40 years ago.  For  18 years PFNZ and angel tree have been making a difference at Christmas for children with a parent or grandparent in prison.  Last year nearly 4000 children benefitted nationwide, and our church community supported 42 of those children.  This year through our school community we are hoping to support 50 local Rotorua children.
This is how it works and how you can help.  By the end of this week a Christmas tree will be in the office foyer with 50 gift tags on it. On each tag is written a child’s name, age and a present suggestion from their caregivers.  Gifts are $25 each, please support angel tree by taking a tag and buying a present.  When you have bought the present bring it back to school UNWRAPPED and with the tag attached by Friday 8th December.
If you can’t get to the school office to pick up a tag, please text or phone me and a tag will be sent home in an envelope with your child. Angel tree would prefer that children didn’t select the tags to take them home.
Your support helps local Rotorua children receive a gift from their loved one at Christmas.
For any questions or to organise a tag to be sent home please phone Rachel Schuster on 0274461351
Thank you for your help and support,

The Rotorua Angel tree team

The Young Vinnies are also coordinating a ‘can drive’ and the cans will be given to the Vinnies food bank.