Sunday, 26 November 2017

Week 7

Week 7 (only 3 more weeks till the holidays)

Remember tomorrow is a TOD (teacher only day).  I look forward to seeing the children on Tuesday

Swimming this week - lets hope the weather is as nice/hot as last week as it will be a nice way to end the day cooling off in the pool. We swim from 2.30 - 3pm everyday this week.

Tuesday - Advent Liturgy 10am in the school hall. Parents, family and friends are welcome to join us.

Thursday - Student Led Celebrations 3:15-5:45. Remember to book online at and use the code kp7mb. These conferences are a celebration of your child's learning and achievement throughout the year. If you can't find a time that suits let me know and I will sort something out for you.  You will also receive your child's portfolio to go home for the year.  Inside it, is a collection of their work, be proud of their achievements as you look at their work from the beginning of the year and compare it to now - every single child in room 7 has made amazing progress and I am certainly very proud of them.

Our school's Young Vinnies are collecting tins of food for the foodbank, for those in need at this time of year. We would appreciate you donating a tin of food (especially if you haven't already done so). The tins will be collected and your child's house name will be written on the tin as every tin of food donated receives one house point.

Thanks to those who have already returned their permission slips for our up and coming BDO at Hannahs Bay. All permission slips are due in by Wednesday please so I can sort out transport and groups.

Christmas Parade Saturday 2 December 2017
Here is a copy of the letter that your child will receive on Tuesday regarding the Rotorua Santa Parade this coming Saturday 2nd December:
This year St Mary’s and St Michael’s are sharing the float. It will be great to have a Catholic presence in the parade.
Unfortunatley our usual donkey has retired so we are looking for a donkey to be in the parade with us. If you know of anyone who has one, or access to one, please let Mr Macmillan know asap. The donkey and Mary will lead our float, with Joseph, Wise Men and shepherds. It would be quite nice to have a drummer boy too. If you have an appropriate costume for any of these characters please email me
The rest of the children will be on the float which will be decorated as a stable. Children can come dressed as angels, shepherds and any clothes that might resemble people in Jesus’ era.
I will need a small group to help set up the float at school on Saturday. Once we are set up the float will be driven to Rangiuru Street and children can meet us there. I will also need people to help at the actual parade – six parents walking alongside the float and a few on board the float, dressed up of course.
The parade starts at 4.00pm so children need to be at the float by 3.15 pm. The parade will happen – wet or fine, but fortunately Saturday’s forecast is okay. Children will need lots of sunblock and a bottle of water. The parade itself should last under an hour, so children can be picked up on the Village Green from the float. All children will stay on the float until a parent collects them.
The Parade Committee is encouraging families to stay on after the parade for a family picnic. There will be an outdoor movie and other special things for children to do.
3.30pm Children need to be at the float on Rangiuru Street
3.45pm Our donkey arrives
4.00pm Parade starts
5.00pm Approximate finish for parade on Village Green.
5.15 pm Prizegiving
6.00pm Movie

Children in costume; angel, shepherd, wise man, sheep etc.
Water bottle, Sunscreen already applied on child.
Any spare costumes we might be able to borrow. Lots of ivy for the float.
If you need to contact me on Saturday my cellphone is 022 061 2071. I look forward to seeing you all.

Kind regards,

David Macmillan.

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