with the name Samantha Sandford. Please Phone Rachael 03 2360086 on them. Please return to the school office. A DOC and St Johns representative visited our .... Mobile Squash Court. 10. Big Sad Wolf performance. 10. Cyber Safety presentation: Y5-8. 1
WOMENS RETREAT DAY. Come away for a Day of Refreshment; allow yourself to rest and be loved and have your peace restored. Theme âCome to the Father's Heartâ; hosted by Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women. National Team; Saturday 19 November 9.30am
Jun 18, 2011 - Thank you for the support of the Westpac Helicopter Appeal last week. The council are pleased to announce that. $229.90 was raised.
Feb 17, 2011 - get a Milo Cap, and will also receive giveaways and a certificate at the Finals Day prize giving. For any further .... 11th. Meet the Teacher Evening starting 5:30pm. 11th Community Evening/PTA AGM 6:30pm. 11th. Apple Orders Due. 14th.
Bea Gorospe. 8th. Abbey Henderson. 13 Years. 2nd. Jarlon Beltejar. 4th. Emily Irwin. 3rd. Jack Low. 6th. William Hishon. 7th. Bailey McCallum. 8th. Roy Schuurmans. As a Parent, Are you Concerned About Your Child's. Online Activity? John Parsons, Inte
**HITACHI UKELELE COMPETITION**. Support our young rock stars who have recently learnt and played a song with their ukalale as part of the Hitachi competition. Their performance is now available on youtube. All you have to do is go online and vote fo
Nov 24, 2011 - SOUTHLAND JUNIOR NETBALL ACADEMY PLAYERS. Netball Southland are proud to be bringing the Southland Junior Netball Academy to your area. It is suitable for players from 8 â15 years. Beginning February 2012 in Invercargill, Gore, Queen
Dec 9, 2010 - Mission Statement: Quality Catholic Education. Vision: A supportive environment, which empowers students to achieve personal excellence and to be successful citizens in our global community. Quote of the Day. 'Ones vision is not a roadm
Sep 20, 2012 - Love athele cs! Morning and evening classes for adults. Central Southland College, Winton. Be in early and enrol now for term 4. To register online and for more ... Adventure Masters School Holiday Fun day. ... with a wealth of experie
els and untilise the internet to engage kids to gain cooking and food skills. Visit www.foodsavvykids.com .... People Savers Course Yr7/8. 22. Swimming 1- 2.30.
E Te Atua -nga m ihi o te ra, ki te whanau e hui nei. God, give us your blessing this day as we gather in your name.
Sensational Saints Lachlan Dudin Hajie Tamorite James Riordan
Mission Statement: Quality Catholic Education Vision: A supportive environment, which empowers students to achieve personal excellence and to be successful citizens in our global community
Term 1 - Week 2
Thursday 9nd February
Dear Parents, Thank you to those that could make it yesterday to celebrate our opening school mass for the year.
To be advised
Congratulations to Ben Platfoot Deputy Head Boy at Central Southland College this year. This makes it two years running that we have had a former St Thomas student elected into Leadership roles at the college. Thanks to all those that have been a part of the ongoing cleanup of gardens and the trees surrounding the school. This is still continuing this week so please be aware there is some heavy machinery around the school.
Next Wednesday we invite parents to come to your children's classes to meet their teachers and hear about the class programme, expectations, resources being used etc. The timetable for this is found inside the newsletter
Sunday, 12th February, 2012 BNZ 12km from Oreti Beach: Bike, Run Walk ILT 6km from Curran Rd: Run, Walk ami Kids in the City within Queens Park: Run Walk www.surftocity.co.nz
MEET THE TEACHER Wednesday 15th February Rm 1: 6:30pm Miss Tabitha Brock Rm2: 6:40pm Miss Summer Wilton Rm3: 7:00pm Miss Joy Quinlan Rm4: 7:20pm Mrs Christine Leckie Julian Ineson Principal
AMY SCOTT IS COMING TO WINTON! Who:
One of NZs most sought after professional speakers - highly entertaining and informative. She will appeal to EVERYONE: schools, communities, businesses, farmers and townies – irrespective of age, gender or occupation. What: “Get Dotted” keynote speech – did you know that there are 4 main communication styles, and not knowing how to communicate with each type is what drives us crazy! When: 22 February at 7:30pm Where: Salvation Army Hall, Winton Tickets: $20 from Top Pub Bottle Store, Winton
Pupil of the week: Room 1: Jordan Light Room 2: Eli Gullick Room 3: Jack Keen Room 4: Room 4
Why miss a great night out in Winton – get a group of friends together and work out what colour “dot” everyone is! Loshni: 02102757612 or Andrea: 0278646073 [email protected]
Value of the week: Room 1: Samanatha Sandford Room 2: Krisha Manalo Room 3: Lucy McRae Room 4: Fergus Keown
Winton Skatepark Fundraiser. Do you have any unwanted goods you would like to get rid of? The Winton Skatepark Committee are seeking donations of any unwanted goods or furniture (large or small). To arrange for items to be dropped off or picked up please phone Alana on 021 122 9190 or Doug 236 0347. Thanks. Central Southland Out of School Music Year3—Year8 Every Tuesday 4-5pm at Central Southland College from Next week to Late October. Please contact Tania Beck for more details on 0272101811 or email [email protected] 4
Leprosy is a terrible disease. Sores cover the skin and muscle wastes away. In biblical times, leprosy was both common and incurable. People believed that the lepers were not part of Gods chosen people and therefore, could not participate in the social and religious life of Israel. The cure of the man with leprosy is significant because it indicates Jesus’ power to save even those who were excluded from Israel by the Law of Moses. The leper breaks the rules. The man has obviously heard of Jesus and has great faith that he can cure him. Jesus touches the leper. Jesus is so moved by the mans faith that he does not think of himself at all. It only takes a word from Jesus to make the leprosy go away. This would have been very important to Marks reader. The story of the leper would have shown them that Jesus is not just another wonder-worker. Jesus tells the man to go to a priest. Here we see Jesus enforcing the Law of Moses. As part of the rules as to how lepers had to behave, this laid down special sacrifices which a leper had to offer once a priest had verified that he was cured. In this way he/she would be welcomed back into the community. Jesus was often accused of disobeying the Law of Moses, but this story shows that not only does he obey the law but he expects others to obey it too. ADULT REFLECTION
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What do the crowds (family, community, school) expect of you? Who are the ‘lepers’ in your community? How will you respond to them this week?
Quote of the Day When you lose, Don’t lose the Lesson..
E T e At u a - n g a m i h i o t e r a , k i t e w h a n a u e h u i n e i . G o d , g i v e u s yo u r b l e s s i n g t h i s d a y a s w e g a t h e r i n yo u r n a m e .
BOARD TALK The Board of Trustees has had its first meeting of the year in which the school charter and budget was ratified. The school charter is available from the school office if you wish to have a read. 2012 Board members Graham Beggs Mary Witsey Kate McRae Robin Laidlaw Christine Leckie Mike Crowe Noel Gullick Angela Chamberlain Roberto Calaunan Julian Ineson
February 6 Waitangi Day, School closed 8 School Mass 9.50 9 Touch Permission Forms due 17 Touch Begins 22 Rm 1/4 Class Mass March 7 St Thomas/Winton Athletics 8/ 9 Postponement Days for Athletics 13 800/1500m 12.00 noon TBC 14 Rm 2/3 Class Mass 15 Swimming 1-2.30 15 Meet the Teacher 16 Swimming 11- 12.30 19-22 Yr7and 8 Technology 20 Central Zone Athletics (TBC) 21 Postponement Date for Athletics 22 Swimming 1- 2.30 23 Swimming 11-12.30 27 Swimming 1– 2.30 29 Swimming 1– 2.30 30 Swimming 11– 12.30 31 Southland Athletics April 2 Swimming 1– 2.30 3 Swimming 1– 2.30 5 Swimming 1-2.30 6 Last day Term 1
CONGRATULATIONS To our new elected 2012 Leaders Council : Matthew Dudin Justin Laidlaw James Riordan Alex Dykes House Captains: Blue Chris Eder Red Matthew Dudin Green Crystal-Joy Dungca Yellow Jarvi Beltejar
HOUSE GROUPS As many of you will be aware each child is placed within a house team when they begin their time at St Thomas Aquinas School. Each of these houses is indicated by a particular colour, blue, green, yellow or red. Throughout the year we have various house challenges in which the children can earn points for their respective houses. At the end of the year the winning house is awarded the house trophy. Over the next few weeks we are reviewing the names for each of our houses to try and connect them more with our schools charism. We are obviously linked with St Thomas Aquinas and the order of nuns that began the school was the Sisters of Mercy. We will be discussing the possible options with the children and would ask that you take some time at home to investigate our schools links to St Thomas Aquinas and the Sisters of Mercy to come up with possible titles for our houses. For example a house maybe re named Mercy House or McAuley House. Background information can be found under the 'special character' section of our wiki space.
The Bakery -FoodMade with Passion – Sold with Distinction Ph: 03 236 8290
CONGRATULATIONS Thanks to the hard work put in by our 2011 school council we have received $350 from the Lodge as part of a competition for school projects. Our project is the building of a fitness track around the perimeter of our school field. The model of the design can be viewed in the office foyer.
William Hishon Crystal-Joy Dungca Jack Dyer
Jack Dyer Almond Tulabing Fergus Keown Justin Laidlaw
WELCOME We welcome Simona Teodorescu and her family to our school. Simone is a Year 5 in room 3. ABSENTEES This year we have gone onto an electronic roll which in essence has the student absentees recorded onto a computer system. This data can and will be audited by the Ministry of Education at any time. It is essential that if a student is to be late, absent during a day that the school is informed. Extensive/regular absenteeism can lead to the truancy officer making visits to homes to ascertain the situation. Please inform the school office either by phone, note or email.
ALTAR SERVERS Please ensure if you are unable to be at Mass that you organize someone in your place: Sunday 12th February 10am: Lily Chamberlain
CONTACT INFORMATION Next Week each family will been sent home the contact details we have been supplied. Please take a few moments to check these are correct and make any necessary amendments before returning the form to school.
TOUCH TEAMS Thank you to our coaches/managers offering to assist with the upcoming Touch competition. We urgently require a Team Manager/Coach for 1 of the Room 4 teams. Please contact Miss Brock if you are able to assist. The teams are:
Zoomers George McRae Angus McRae Jonty Unahi Greer Morresey Dana Banzuelo Jordi Light Holly Keen Oliver McCallum Thomas Crowe Ella Colvin Samantha Sandford Libby Jesperson Jack Burdon Josh Burdon Team Managers/ Coaches: Kate McRae
Superb Saints Georgie Riordan Shann Tulabing Briar Irwin McKenzee Morresey Chloe Light Bryce Dykes Bella Dykes Jack Light Alex Keen Ella Crowe Ethan Dudin