Thursday, 11 December 2014

Countdown Show

Well done Kotuku!  You all gave 110% in our school production over the last 2 nights.  I was very proud of your dancing.  We had lots of fun on the 2 nights and have received wonderful feedback from the audience.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Swimming Programme Begins

It's that time again!  Our swimming programme at the Aquatic Centre begins on Monday.  You will need to bring your togs, towel and goggles.  We will be swimming each day this week (except Tuesday as we have a whole school dress rehearsal at Garin).  We will have our last lesson next week on the Monday.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

School Athletics Day

On the 18 November Saint Paul's School had their Athletics day at Saxton Athletics Oval. First we walked down in the rain, but the juniors took the bus. When we got there the juniors did there 60 metre sprints and the seniors did 100 metre sprints then we did our rotations. There was shotput,
discus, high jump, long jump, 200 metre and relays.  There was a tuck shop and the food there was corn chips, lollies, Juicies, Moosies, noodles, hot dogs and fizzy drinks. I think we all had a good time at Athletics!!

By Sam and Liam 

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Kotuku Class Mass

Dear Parents/Caregivers

This Sunday, Kotuku class are rostered on to assist with Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Richmond.  This is a special mass as some children in the community are making their First Holy Communion.

Students in Kotuku class will be reading parts of the Mass, greeting at the door and giving gifts to the children making their First Holy Communion.  All students in Kotuku class are encouraged to attend this Mass.  They do not need to wear their school uniform and can sit with their parents and family during the Mass.

Thank you for your support,
Mrs Sarah Trolle

Saint Paul's Athletics Day

Tomorrow is our school athletics day. Come to school in your PE gear. You may wear track pants as it can still be a bit cool in the morning. 
Here is a reminder of what else you will need:
-School Hat
-Drink bottle (water)
-Lunch and snacks
-School Polar fleece or Jersey
-Wet weather gear (raincoat)
When: Tuesday 18 November 2014 (All day)
Where: Saxton Track

Parents, families and friends are welcome to come along and enjoy the day!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

1 Corinthians 12:12-27

This Scripture reference is related to our Sacrament lesson this week.  We are called to be the body of Christ on Earth now.  We are all important members of this body and have been called to share our gifts and talents.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Christmas Hamper Appeal

The St Vincent de Paul Society is appealing for donations of
Christmas themed goods that would assist families in the
Richmond area over the Christmas period.

We are asking each family to donate non-perishable food items
suitable for celebrating the Christmas season. (please - no gifts).
The appeal will take place during November and the hampers will
be presented at Mass on the First Sunday of Advent. (30 November)

Some suggestions: Christmas cake, fruit mince pies, chocolate biscuits, tinned fruit, dessert sauces
(chocolate, fruit) savoury sauces (cranberry, apple, sweet chilli) pickles and chutneys to
accompany meat, salad dressings, nibbles (nuts, crackers, chips, dried fruit) specialty tea and
coffee, fruit juice, truffles, liquorice, chocolate and lollies!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Egyptian Costume Ideas

Kotuku class have been busy getting their Egyptian costumes ready for our school show in week 9. Kotuku students need a black singlet/t shirt and some black shorts/leggings to wear.  They need to bring them to school in a named plastic shopping bag to store on our classroom shelf.  Mrs Trolle is organising the Egyptian robe to wear over the shorts and t shirt.

Students are most welcome to find some Egyptian style jewellery to bling up their costume. Josephine, Sapphire and Rosa have found some great gold necklaces, bangles and bracelets at KMart for $1 or $2.  Both boys and girls could get them for their costumes.  Another idea is to check out second hand shops such as Savemart for costume jewellery.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Touch Rugby Tournament

On Friday the 31st of October it was the Top of the South Catholic Schools touch tournament. The schools that came were St Peter Chanel from Motueka, St Canices from Westport and St Joseph's from Central Nelson. It was being hosted at St Paul's school and it took a lot of organization and hard work! The Competitive Teams were playing at St Paul's and the participation teams played at Salisbury School across the road.

Our year 5-6 team the Rabbitohs, came second in the final against St Josephs. It was a close game, but St Josephs managed to secure a win. Also the year 7-8 competitive team came first place.

During the day we were able to buy food, drink and sweets in the tuck shop. Near the end of the day some of the prices were lowered. Eventually they were giving away free hot dogs and when they ran out of buns they gave away free sausages.

It's safe to say everyone had a awesome time.

Well done everyone!

By Joshua and Connor

Photo and comment courtesy of Mrs Janine Jones

As the coach for the day I wanted the All Stars to win the grade.
You all gave your best and that's all I could have asked for.
We tried different combinations some worked, some didn't. We made mistakes but no one got 
upset with their team mates. You were honest with the ref's and played honestly which is 
why your team received the Sportsmanship Award.
Congratulations All Stars. You deserve the Award.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

First Aid Training

Last week Kathryn from St Johns came to take us for  First Aid training session.  We learnt how to identify an emergency situation and what to do.  We learnt how to treat nose bleeds, put an injured arm in a sling, dress a wound and help someone who is unconscious.  We all received a First Aid certificate for our efforts :)

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Touch Rugby Tournament

Tomorrow is the Top of the South Touch Rugby Tournament being held at St Paul's School.  It is for the whole day.  Below is a list of things you will need to bring:

*Bring your PE Gear!
*School hat (for when you are not playing a game)
*You can play in bare feet or sneakers
*Track pants (optional)
*Water bottle (we will have a filling station in the area where you are playing)
*Snacks and lunch
*Money if you want to buy something from the tuck shop

It's going to be a fantastic day!  Parents and friends all welcome!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Tasman Makos Smash Canterbury

On  Saturday the Makos played Canterbury.  Kick off was at 7.30pm.  We received the ball in the first four mins. James Low scored and Marty Banks got the conversion and then Canterbury got a penalty and got three points. Tom Taylor got the conversion and then Jimmy Cowen scored and Marty Banks got the conversion. The final score was 26 to 6.  By Finlay and Marshall

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Rosary Beads

This week for Religious Education we have been learning about the Rosary and have been praying a decade each day.  This morning we made our own mini rosaries using beads and loomy bands. Thank you to Eve, Grace and Mikayla who showed us how to make a cross using loomy bands and also to Rosa and Hannah who donated beads and bands :)

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Hooray Kotuku!

Hooray Kotuku class!  Today we came in to find we were the only winners of the Cleanest Classroom Award for term 3.  Our lovely cleaners, Raewyn and Steven, kindly left us a bag of lollipops and chocolate to share.  They said it was a very close race in the middle syndicate and that we held the lead by a small margin due to our vinyl locker area NEVER having a single piece of paper or belongings on it.  This will be the second term in a row that we have won!


Monday, 22 September 2014

Just Dance 2 - Walk Like an Egyptian

School Production

Next term we will be very busy getting ready for our whole school production.  Mr Phillips is writing and directing the show.  Each class will present a different period of history.

Kotuku class will be Egyptians.  We are working on our two dances with Mr Phillips and Mrs Trolle ready for next term.

Over the holidays it would be a good time to start looking for some costume items.  The students will need a black t-shirt or black singlet and black shorts to wear under their Egyptian costume.  They will need a brown belt or rope to tie around their waist and they could either wear bare feet or sandals.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

KidsCan Mufti Day

On Friday our school is supporting the KidsCan fundraiser with a mufti day (gold coin).  The money raised is for breakfasts and warm jackets for children in need in New Zealand.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Congratulations to the Quizapedias!

Well done to the Quizapedias for their 3rd placing at the Ministry of Inspiration Quiz night!  There were 28 teams in the Henley School Hall and so the girls did so well.  The girls received a bar of chocolate each for their efforts.  They were very proud and will star in the weekly newspaper soon.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Saxton Stadium Sports

Today Kereru and Kotuku classes went to the Saxton Stadium to play handball and Futsal.  Jeremy and Emily from Sport Tasman met us there and organised the draw for all of our teams.  We all played hard and gave each game our best.  At the end, Jeremy and Emily chose some kids for good sportspeople awards.  A big thank you to all of the parents who gave us rides to and from the stadium today :)

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The Flower, Power Book Fair Parade

On Wednesday the 10th of September Saint Paul's School had a Book Fair Parade which was held on the junior court. The theme was Garden. Each class marched around the court and showed the rest of the school their costumes. One person from each class was chosen for the best costume and they won a prize. The prize was a $7 dollar gift voucher from the book fair, the winner also got a lemonade ice-block. The person from our class was Liam Gale, he was a gnome. Congratulations Liam! At the book parade even some of the teachers were dressed up. Some of the costumes were butterflies, ladybugs, gnomes, fruit, people were dressed up in green and lots more.

By Bella and Sapphire

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Busy Week!

This week is shaping up to be very busy!  

The Book Fair is running all week.  The dress up book parade will be on Wednesday as the seniors are away on Friday.  On Friday Kotuku and Kereru classes are having a fun book day.  The students are allowed to bring their favourite books and dress up in their PJs or onesies.

On Thursday Kotuku and Kereru are going to Saxton Stadium to play handball and futsal.  We need transport to and from the stadium.  You should have received an email from Ms Hampson about this. The students need to wear their PE gear and sports shoes that are non-marking.

On Friday we have tennis coaching and touch rugby training with the Garin College students. Kotuku class will need their PE gear for both activities.  It is also Isabella's last day with us.  She is moving to Auckland to live.  The students in our class would like to have a shared lunch to farewell her.  Kotuku need to bring a small plate of sweet or savoury food to share for lunch.

Calendar Art

Kotuku class calendar art can be viewed on the slideshow at the top of our blog.  Order sheets were sent home on Friday.  Order sheets need to be back at school by 17th September.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Book Fair Fun Friday

This poster was made by the students in Kereru class.  It is about a fun Book Fair day our classes are going to have on Friday.  Read to find out what to bring and what we will be doing!