Every year each class entertains the others with a Christmas item. This year Sahara taught the others a dance and they represented us at our Christmas assembly. They were FABULOUS. Sahara was an excellent teacher, awesome work Sahara. In the photo they are practising at the final rehearsal. Miss T is annoyed with herself because she forgot her phone and couldn’t video it. She would have loved to put it on the blog.
Tuesday the 26th we finally got around to painting – the blue paint arrived after a few hiccups in the processing at School Supplies. Thanks to Mrs deJoux for being persistent and getting the paint through. The slideshow shows us painting happily – finally art works will be up later in the week or next week.
On December 2nd the Year 8 students who have been road patrol volunteers for 2013 are going to join other schools around the district, for a parade, a movie and McDonalds. Each school has been asked to design a creative banner with a road safety message and Simone, Mary and Tash have spent quite a few hours on ours. Today we finished it.
We’ll show you the full design next week. Well done Simone, Mary and Tash. You did a great job and worked well together.
Over the last week or so I have looked up and there is a Year 9 appearing like magic. The first thing I noticed each time was how neat and tidy and how great they looked in their school uniform.
Teegan walked in on our Math’s class to deliver a special package to Monique …..birthday one I believe. She was rushing because when I next looked around she had vanished!
Breellen and Siabhaon were in today as they visited the Year 8′s going to Paraparaumu College next year. It was great to see the girls looking so grown up and a little concerned about those exams Year 9′s do.
Last week Jordan came in too. He is at Scot’s College, and my word, very smartly turned out. I notice he has a great post over on his blog which all Year 8′s should read. Very inspiring. Love what he notes about gaming!!!!!!
At present we are exploring the virtue of resilience. This is what we have decided resilience is:
- it is recovering quickly from difficulties
- dealing with problems as they come along
- getting through rough times
- bouncing back from criticism or failure
- coping with change, pain, loss
- turning a problem into a challenge that can be met.
To quote Thomas Edison
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10 000 ways that won’t work.
This post is a little late but here it is – a new term already fast moving forward.
This week we have Road Patrol training on Wednesday and a golf tournament for 16 Year 7 & 8 students.
We will be wishing Monsignor John a very happy 80th birthday in Week 3 - we need to make a card! We are on Assembly in Week 3 as well.
Week 4 sees the Kapa Haka festival on Monday at El Rancho and later on Friday 8th November we will be having Mission Day – where we raise money for various people around the world.
This last week we have been getting back into the swing of ordinary daily school life – and we are beginning to explore what the value of resiliency looks like. A bit of resilience goes a long way!
This week is Social Justice week and we are looking at “Justice at Work’. This week we will be:
- identifying children’s rights at work.
- describing ways in which people meet their responsibilities through work.
- developing an understanding of how the Holy Spirit works in the world through the gifts of people.
Here is a link to the United Nations Right of the Child that you will need to do a little research.
Often people do not work for money, rather they do voluntary work. What kinds of work do they do?
Go to Statistics New Zealand and type in ‘volunteers’ and see what you can find out.
These can be made into a Diary, a Calendar or Cards. Here are the ones I bought last year. Great value for money. And superb art!