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 :)