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Whats’ Happening this Week
Greetings We are fortunate that we again have little change to our
teachers for next year. Miss Morris is the only new teacher who
will be teaching in Room 4. Miss O’Sullivan is moving to Room 9
replacing Ms Waaka and Mrs Pettitt who will be working as Part Time
teachers here next year. Mr Kearns is covering for Mrs Ioane who is
taking Maternity Leave for Terms 1 and 2. All other teachers will
be remaining in their current rooms. Final class placement
information will come home with the Reports and Stationery Lists on
Friday December 13. We have had a most active Young Vinnie’s group
this year. They are asking that each child brings a Christmas
Present that can be placed on The Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas
Grotto in Stanmore Road. Please see a poster with regards this
elsewhere in the Newsletter. Thank you to those parents who got
their children to the Parish/School Mass on Sunday. It was great to
have them there. The parish appreciated your support at the Mini
Fair following Mass. School closes at 12:30 on Friday December 13.
Please ensure that your child is collected by 12:45. The Burnham
Bus will be leaving at 12:45. Best wishes Denis
1 Dec OLV Choir singing in BJC after 10am Mass All welcome 2 Dec
Art Gallery/Museum Visit Rm 9,10 & 11 3 Dec Rm 12 Nativity Play
Creative Space 2:15-2:45pm and 5:45-6:15pm All welcome 4 Dec
Centrals Athletics 4 Dec Junior School singing at Middlepark Rest
Home 2pm 5 Dec Rm 12 Nativity Play Performing at The Oaks Rest Home
2pm 6 Dec School Disco Yr 1-4 5:30pm to 6:45pm Yr 5—8 7pm to 8:30pm
11 Dec Year 8 Leavers Dinner 12 Dec Rm 4 & 12 Library Visit 12
Dec Parent Helpers Morning Tea 12 Dec 6pm EOY Mass &
Prizegiving to follow 13 Dec Yr 7 & 8 Jellie Park 10:15—11:30am
13 Dec Last day of school School finishes at 12:30pm 13 Dec Burnham
Bus will pick up early at 12:45pm
This Sunday, December 1st, students from OLV senior choir are
singing Christmas Carols after 10am mass in the BJC. It would
lovely to have as many school students and parishioners join us for
This week’s prayer packs go to: Iyla, Rachael, Juriella, Ronan,
Jessica, Hzel, Shelby and Juliet
(Please bring the prayer packs back on Friday morning)
This Christmas the OLV Young Vinnies are collecting gifts which
will be distributed through the Christmas Grotto at Stanmore Road.
We are asking that if possible, each child brings a gift to their
class before Tuesday 10th which will be
How can we Live simply according to Laudato Si ’?
Before anyone in the family purchases something ask, “Do I need or
want this?” If your children want something new, discuss if it’s
important. 'Christian perfection consists in three things: praying
heroically, working heroically, and suffering heroically.' St.
Anthony Mary Claret
From the Parish
Altar Servers Lunch Next Friday December 6th is our Altar Servers
lunch "Fish n Chips" 12.30 in the Church hall. Please email if you
are able to make it and also and dietary requirements.
Lisa Lisa Gilligan | Parish Secretary The Catholic
Parish of Sockburn PO Box 11 027 |Sockburn | Christchurch 8443 |
Telephone 348 6100| Email [email protected]
|OLV Web Site |
On Friday, Marama attended the Royal New Zealand Ballet production
of Hansel and Gretel. As part of this she got to go backstage to
see the props, costumes and the dancers warming up. After the show
she went for ice cream and was lucky to get a photo with the good
witch and the bad witch. What a wonderful day we had! Thank you to
Ms Harwood for organising and the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
Phillip for learning all of his high frequency sight words!
Chloe for fabulous writing, adding time connectives and lots of
Xiara for making a wonderful start to school and making super
progress in Writing. Lyanna for making a wonderful start to school
and making super progress in Maths.
Sofia for her enthusiastic singing, descriptive stories and her
kindness and helpfulness.
Lennix for being a great team player and for her helpfulness,
kindness to others and cheerful nature.
Khalil for a top effort in swimming. You listened carefully and
showed great perseverance!
Suhana for great improvement in thinking deeply as you read...and
for scanning to find the information you need. Great skills!
Eleanor for your wonderful work this week on your bird report! We
learnt lots about the Fantail! Well done.
Onel Good luck at your new school in Australia! Room 4 will miss
Ronan for your fantastic work in your reading this term! Your hard
work has been paying off! Keep up the great work!
Inigo for all the help he has given the class, including the
teacher. Great knowledge of all the buttons and controls on the
Aaron G for the effort he has put into and the knowledge he has
acquired on the birds we have visiting our playground.
This week Principal's Award goes to Emily Sim for her outstanding
leadership and positive attitude to all areas of school life. Emily
has wonderful relationships with children and adults alike. She is
an excellent role model who we are very proud of.
Class Awards— cont... Friday, 23 November