Week 6 Term 1: Wednesday March 7th 2018
PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE EOTC- STEWART ISLAND CAMP This Sunday, after 9am mass, our year 7 & 8 students and adults ,head off to Stewart Island for a week of learning. This is a unique experience to stay in a National park and learn from the locals about the environment and its flora and fauna as well as learn about their own relationships with each other and what it means to be part of this special room 6 class. The group will begin their journey by staying at Bluff marae Sunday evening. They have been working with MaryAnne Tamati to ensure they have the correct protocols learnt for entering and staying at the marae. All students have been practising their mihimihi’s to introduce themselves to the marare community. We wish them well and know they will treasure the memories this trip creates. EASTER MONDAY & TUESDAY- April 2nd & 3rd Just a reminder that Easter Monday and Tuesday are both school holidays and the school is closed. Plan a great Easter break!!!!
HEALTH AND WELLBEING POSITIVE EMOTIONS ( peace, gratitude, inspiration,hope,curiosity) Practical strategies for positive emotions As a follow on from our worry piece last week. Perhaps try these with your children or yourselves. • Reflect on and track the good things that happen- ask- why did it happen? why did it feel good? • Share the good stuff with others- school, family, friends • Acts of kindness are contagious! - being kind to others increases our own levels of wellbeing.
SPECIAL CHARACTER Third Week of Lent - 40 Days of Constant Reminding We are reminded to be still, to make space for our God. That means loosening our control and being open to what needs to come into our lives. What a huge challenge. It requires of us a deeper level of trust in Life in an age of increasing fear. The season of Lent reminds us to focus on what is essential to every day of life and we need 40 days of constant reminding! It is a matter of priorities - a few minutes, a few moments to attend to essentials not as chore but time to be cherished. © 2003 Noel Davis and Emmaus Productions ALTAR SERVERS Our Special Character leaders will be asking year 5-8 students who would like to take on these special roles in our school. Please talk to your child to see if this is something your child could do as a way to give back to our parish.
Mass Times 6.00pm Saturday @ St Peters in Omakau 9.00am Sunday @ St John The Baptist in Alexandra
BOARD OF TRUSTEES Instead of a lot of words this week we thought we would share the intro page from our strategic plan - you may see this up around the school to help remind us all of our school vision. Our full plan is displayed in the foyer and on our school website.
PTA The AGM has been postponed and will be held 2 weeks from now, at 7:30 pm on Wednesday March 21. This meeting is open to ANYONE, you do not have to be a PTA member. We encourage mums and dads to come along to get informed about what it is we do; the more familiarity we have amongst families, the closer our school community will be! -we have had volunteers step up for the weekly sausage sizzle, PTA uniform shop help, class reps, and grant applications. BIG thanks to those parents! We are still in need of the following: -PTA members -A secretary for the PTA (This job includes taking the meeting minutes, then emailing them out afterwards. Also sending out the agenda prior to the next meeting, and keeping the PTA and class rep contact list up to date). -Someone to take over the management of tracksuits -Fundraising Co-ordinator - more class reps for each of the following three classrooms: -Room 7 (to assist Kirsty Anderson) -Room 5 (to assist Bernie Brown) -Room 6 (to assist Loretta Fonseca) Jen McLean will be distributing an info sheet soon to all class reps, so that the role is clear and everyone is on the same page.
The Uniform Shop has sport track pants for sale for $25.00. Children will be given tracksuit tops from the PTA to loan if they are representing the school, however children are expected to have the green track pants to go with the tops.
SPORT URURUWHENUA ZONE SWIMMING Thursday ( tomorrow) we have a group of 21 students attending the first ever Zone swimming sports. Congratulations to all of you and we know you will do us proud. Thank you to Mrs Beilby for the organisation needed to get this team registered. Thank you also to those parents who are supporting the team with time keeping or supervision of team members. The first race begins at 9.30 am Students are expected to travel in sports uniform with tracksuits on, bring food and plenty of water to maintain nourishment throughout the day.
TBALL & SOFTBALL Due to the cancellation of Tball and year 5 & 6 softball yesterday, next week will be the final week of competition. A huge thank you to the coaches and managers of teams. It has been a messy season with weather and organising at times but everyone has enjoyed the games and learnt new and improved skills. TBall & Softball will begin again in term 4. Tuesday March 13th St Gerard Gold- at camp- no game. St Gerard Blue - v TTAstros - diamond 6 St Gerard Red- v TTBears - TT2 St Gerard Green - bye
Central Otago Primary Sports Association-Vacancy Are you someone who is self aware, curious and innovative, organised and passionate about seeing children enjoy competing and participating in sport? Central Otago Primary Sports Association seeks an individual to be our first ever sports coordinator - a part-time role coordinating Central Otago’s sporting activities that includes setting up systems and working with Central Otago Schools, and groups to create a suitable pathway of achievement for our children. This person will have the ability to relate to a huge range of people and work with the detail, while also appreciating and understanding the bigger picture. This is a foundation role for Central Otago Primary Sports. It has come about due to the rapid growth in the area and the need to build a new pathway for our primary aged children that is both sustainable and also competitive. The position will ideally commence on Monday 30th April 2018, or another date by mutual arrangement. The successful applicant will be employed under the Support Staff Collective Agreement. Please email your CV with a covering letter and at least two referees to: [email protected]
Applications close at 5pm on 16th of March, 2018.
GENERAL NEWSBOARD Sausage Sizzle Wednesday lunchtime - $2 each. Please have money to office by 9.00am
Cadrona Ski Passes Application forms are available at the office. These need to be school stamped so see Chrissy if you would like one.
Welcome to the Alexandra Hockey Club 2018
REGISTRATIONS FOR YEAR 7 & 8 PLAYERS ARE NOW OPEN Senior woman and men registrations are also now open.
If you registered last year you only need to update your details. To do this go onto the link above and click on the Login tab. If you have remembered your log in and password from last year, enter this. If not, click on the forgot password and they will email a login and password to you. If you are year 7 and played for your school last year you will need to email [email protected]
(Shannon Tait) so a transfer can be requested before you update your details. Do not complete a new registration. Once you hear by email your transfer is completed, please Login as above and follow instructions. If you are year 9 this year and want to play for Dunstan you will need to contact Dale Hutton on [email protected]
, she will need to request a transfer. Registrations need to be completed by 20/03/2018 and subs paid by 7/4/18- this is to enable us to have teams entered into competition by 24/3/2018
Please use the submit only option not the submit and pay we are not setup for this. Payment is directly into our bank account, details below. Please ignore amount that are shown on the website. The amounts are as below. If you are unable to pay your subs in full please contact Sharyn Park on 021 27 222 64 Or [email protected]
for payment options. Bank acct details Alexandra Hockey Club 06 0917 0003633 00 (please make sure your payment is tagged with your name) Subs Kwiksticks $90 Senior Women and Men $160 KWIKSTICKS A trial will be held on the 27/3/18 in Cromwell from 4.30- 5.30 pm. These will be the trials that the teams will be named from so if you are unable to make these please text Shannon 027 421 2225 SENIOR WOMEN - please contact Paula 027 6322043 for further information Competition starts 1/2nd May for Kwiksticks Senior Women’s competition starts on 7th April 2018 with warm up games.
Keen to play rugby this season? Registrations close 10th March
Please register before the open day.
CALLING ALL SPORT & RECREATION CLUBS Draft – Regional Sport & Recreation Facility Strategy Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago districts
CONSULTATION FORUMS 13
6.30pm – 8.00pm Cromwell Sports Club Anderson Park
6.30pm – 8.00pm Alexandra Netball Club
6.00pm – 7.30pm Queenstown Events Centre Function Room
6.00pm – 7.30pm Wanaka Recreation Centre
YOUR OPINION MATTERS Having your say can make all the difference to your district’s facilities in the years to come. To register, or to receive an electronic copy of the draft strategy document, please contact Owen Booth at: [email protected]