Dear Parents I hope to see some of you at the PTA Rugby night at the Northern tomorrow night. I was fortunate to be in Dunedin last week and enjoyed the game (not the results) and look forward to the next test.The countdown in on …… only 5 sleeps until our school production on Wednesday

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Dear Parents We have been very fortunate this week to have had 5 Interactive White Boards installed thanks to the Invercargill Licensing Trust. This means all our rooms and children now have access to this new technology. I have been busy getting them set up for use. One of the best parts of the ILT

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Dear Parents Another busy week is almost over, and hopefully the awful weather, at least for a while.In the week after Queens Birthday, we will be having 5 Interactive Whiteboards installed thanks to the ILT. This will mean all classes will have access to this technology. I recommend all parents, if possible attend the Numeracy

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Dear Parents What a difference a week makes. During last weeks interviews a number of families mentioned they were worried about their water supplies and were or had purchased water. After this weeks weather that is hopefully not the case now.This week children in Rooms 3, 5 & 7 have started a Skills Based Physical

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Dear Parents Welcome back to Term 2. It was good to have such fine weather over the Easter break.A reminder about interviews on this Monday & Tuesday. School closes at 12.30 pm on Monday.The interviews are 3 way for all classes – with your child having input into their learning goals and next steps. Please

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Dear Parents The Easter break is almost here and I hope families are able to get some time together for rest and relaxation.We look forward to coming back next term to refurbished girls’ toilets with the second part of the upgrade taking part in the holidays.Welcome to Breyah Takitimu and Nicholas Walsh who have joined

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Dear Parents I wish to take this opportunity to thank all parents for your support and assistance this term. We look forward to Palm Sunday Mass and the PTA BBQ afterwards, the weather forecast is good.Because of the picnic, the children are to wear mufti to the Mass. Next week is our lead into Holy

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Dear Parents PALM SUNDAY MASS 5TH APRIL – A reminder this is a compulsory Mass. All children are expected to attend. Due to the PTA picnic (see PTA segment) afterwards, the children are to wear mufti. It has been good to get back to normal with swimming finished. We were pleased with the progress made

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Dear Parents Swimming is finished!! Thank you to all the school staff and parents for ensuring our swimming programme ran so smoothly. We choose to run it over 10 consecutive days to give it a greater impact than 1 or 2 days over 5 weeks. I know this can be a struggle for towels (and

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Dear Parents By now our first week of swimming has been completed – many thanks to all parents for having your children in their named sports gear. Also thanks to all the parents who have been able to help in the changing rooms. Having fathers able to assist means I am able to take a

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Dear Parents This Monday we begin our swimming programme at Splash Palace. All the teachers and support staff will be taking groups or on crowd control so we would welcome any parents assistance in the changing rooms. Could children also wear their sports uniforms when possible – it makes it easier when changing. All clothes

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Dear Parents One of the teachers mentioned yesterday that it was only 10 months till Christmas. A bit scary really that we are already into March.Today I am in Dunedin attending the annual forum with Bishop Colin and representatives from the Catholic Education Office. Of interest to our school, is whether there is any information

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