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W e e k 8 Te r m 2 : W e d n e s d a y J u n e 2 1 s t 2 0 1 7

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Kia Ora Koutou, There has been a lot of illness this week with staff and students. If your child is sick please let Chrissy know what the illness is ASAP. Parents have been amazing at letting us know and this really helps Frans and his family assess the situation. Keep the information coming!! Mr Yeoman has been away as his Grandfather passed away. We send our thoughts and prayers to him and his family. He will return on Thursday. Assembly this week. If possible, come and celebrate our learning and achievements at school. If your child is getting a principal's award you will be contacted before Friday. It was great to see so many parents at our last school assembly. After advertising the role of school caretaker in the CO News and school newsletter, I am pleased to inform you that this position has been filled. It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Mark Eastwood. Mark is very well qualified for this position and brings a great range of experience and skills to this role. We welcome Mark to our school staff and believe he will be a great asset to our school environment. The Board would like to thank Fulton Hogan for their contribution to maintaining our school environment over the past two years. With skating and all the other exciting learning opportunities we are in and out of our uniforms. This is a reminder that when in uniform it needs to be correct and the full school uniform. Girls socks/tights-black or green, boys socks-grey and black or brown shoes. Seems to be a few odd colours slipping into the uniform. I will be away at the catholic principals conference on Thursday and Friday. If you need to discuss any issues or problems before next week, please see Mr Yeoman. I will be checking my emails. Have a great week and a super weekend Julie Flannery

RESTORATIVE PRACTICe

SPECIAL CHARACTER Altar Servers: Altar servers for the coming weeks: If you are unavailable, please arrange your own substitute and let Mrs Ward know. Week 8 Sunday 25th June Week 9 Sunday 2nd July Week 10 Sunday 9th July

Hannah Tait, Mika Tait Libby Handford, Tessa Handford Thomas Patrick, Jacob Fonseca

FAITH FACT FOR WEEK 8 There are many things for the Church to celebrate this week. One is the feast of Corpus Christi or The Body and Blood of Christ. This is the Holy Day to remember the Sacrament of the Eucharist or Holy Communion. Many Parishes will have children making their first communion on this day. Also, it is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This image of Jesus dates from as early as the 13th century and depicts the humanness of Jesus and his love for humanity. And on the 24th June, we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist, Jesus’ cousin.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation This coming Tuesday 27th June, at 6 pm in the Church, nine children from our parish will be making their First Reconciliation. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available to all parishioners at this time, so feel free to join us and support the children and their families. Parent Meeting: This Thursday evening 22nd June, 7 pm at Father Pat’s house. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused by the change of date this week.

PTA

Opening Hours: Monday - 2.45pm to 3.15pm Friday – 8.45am to 9.15am (Located Beside Room 3 – open other times by request) Contact Details: [email protected] or Kate Donaldson 027 6229226

CHEESE ROLL FUNDRAISER All orders and money is due today. If your orders and money are not at the office please contact Kate Donaldson 027 6229226. I will send an email out to those who have placed orders with information about the making day and a roster for time slots in the next couple of days.

School Fair Mystery Bottles are our school fair focus this week,these are always really popular at the fair and something that can be given some thought,from now on. For those new to our school a mystery bottle is a bottle of anything you like(no alcohol)that you purchase from supermarket/pharmacy etc and wrap and decorate and we sell on a stall at the fair. Some ideas for this are........Grape juice,bubble bath,sauce, etc etc Many thanks Donna

SPORt Netball: This week’s draw: 24th June Year 5 & 6 10:00: St Gerards Steel (Mrs O’Connor) vs Teviot Panthers – Court 6 12:00: St Gerards Ferns (Mrs Battrick) vs Teviot Mini Ferns – Court 6 Year 3 & 4 11:00: St Gerards Magic (Mrs Breen) vs Cromwell Tigers – Court 4 12:00: St Gerards Stars (Mrs Donaldson) vs Clyde Ferns – Court 3 Thank you to those people who helped with the canteen duty last weekend. Miniball: Note - there is a new draw Please make sure that you destroy the original draw, as you will have received a new one this week. There have been extra teams entered, so sometimes your team will have a bye. Great to see miniball gaining popularity. Friday 23rd June at Molyneux Stadium St Gerards Yellow a Bye 4:20: St Gerards Green vs Roxburgh Rockets All players are to meet 10 minutes before the game. Great to see how you are all improving. Practice today with Mr Dyson at 1pm. Hockey: Funsticks No practice this week Mrs Flannery is away in Wellington Games this Sunday in Alexandra- we are in charge of this tournament so can we please be there at 12.30 to help set up. Mini Sticks Gold play at 11am in Omakau Green play at 11.45am in Omakau Kiwi sticks Both teams have made the top 4 out of 16 teams this is a super effort!!! This week there will be no game as we are down to play each other and will play next Friday 30th June at 4pm (in Alexandra). So next week teams will play on Thursday and Friday. This week only practice on Friday.

GENERAL NEWSBOARd Lost Once again there are several named jerseys missing. Quinn Breen has lost two - one with his name on and one with Eden Breen on it. Jack Waldron has lost his jersey also - it has a yellow ribbon sewn into it. Please check your children’s jerseys as these must be somewhere and it is easy enough to take the wrong ones home.

Found A light pink makala ukulele was left on the bus about a month ago. If this is yours it is at the Go Bus office

Dates for your calendar Wednesday 28th June Friday July 7th 21st - 25th August Thursday 31st August Sunday 29th October

Whanau Hui @ 5.30 Cultural Assembly @ 1.30 Years 5 & 6 ski trip Years 3 & 4 ski trip School Fair

Sausage Sizzle Thursday lunchtimes - $2 each. Please have money to office 9.00am

Maori Whanau Hui We would like to extend an invitation to all families to attend the Whanau Hui. While this is a special time for our Maori and Pasifika families we would like to encourage members of the wider school community to attend this time of kai (meal) and korero (discussion) and engage in the discussion regarding how we as a school can do better at helping our Maori students to achieve as Maori. What: Whanau hui to share a meal and discuss how we are providing for Maori & Pasifika students and how we can improve on what we're currently doing. Who: Maori & Pasifika families, all others very welcome and encouraged to come also! The Kapa Haka group will welcome everyone at 5.30pm, students and families are encouraged to remain for dinner and discussion. When: Wednesday 28th June, 5:30-7pm Bring: A contribution towards pot luck dinner, BBQ sausages and a hot drink will be provided by the school.

We look forward to your company and hearing your thoughts Kia ora Mr Yeoman and Mrs Beilby

LAST CHANCE! Win the Ultimate Highlanders Experience for Your School Thanks for voting for your school, the competition is still close so make sure you tell your friends and family to get their votes in before Sunday 25 June. To recognise smaller schools, five additional prizes will also be awarded. Tell your family and friends to vote this week. The school with the most votes will win: Afternoon tea with the Pulse Energy Highlanders 100 Double passes to the Highlanders V Reds game (14 July) Sports drills and games with the players (1.30pm - 3pm) A 2017 signed Highlanders jersey Votes close Sunday 25th June.

ARTS ON TOUR NZ PRESENTS

“...technical brilliance and emotional depth...” ~ Christchurch Arts Festival

SUNDAY 9 JULY 7.30PM THE CELLAR DOOR, ALEXANDRA ADULT $25, GOLD CARD $20, CHILD $10 BOOK: ALEXANDRA I-SITE AND DOOR SALES (CASH ONLY)

Awesome effort today for Wednesday Wig Day. Our playground was full of brightly coloured children. We raised $157.00 for The Child Cancer Foundation so a great response. Thank you.

Luck be to any who venture down to Central Otago District Libraries these school holidays. Seek your fortune and delve into exploration with Central Otago District Libraries’ “Gold Fever”. Explorers should get ready to follow the paths once journeyed by the Otago gold miners in the 1860s in the ‘Gold Fever’ Board Game. See the real gold left behind from the 1860s Gold Rush. Test your luck and fortune with ‘Otago Gold Rush Bingo’. Get creative and craft some colourful Rainbow Twirlers, and even construct your own Marble Drop Mineshaft. Spots are limited, so book today! Contact your local library to find out more. http://libraries.codc-qldc.govt.nz/

Date

Time

Library

Activity

Tues 11 July

11 – 12pm

Alexandra

‘Gold Fever’ Board Game

Thurs 13 July

11 – 12pm

Alexandra

Rainbow Twirlers

Tues 18 July

11 – 12pm

Alexandra

Marble Drop Mine Shaft – Part 1

Thurs 20 July

11 – 12pm

Alexandra

Marble Drop Mine Shaft – Part 2

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