Sunday, February 17, 2019

Term 1, Week 3

Hi Everyone,
I hope you all had a nice weekend.

This week we kick off with internet safety with Mrs Flannery. She has set everybody up with their own Gmail account. Login details and passwords are in their diary.

I have told the children that they may now bring their devices to school. They do need to have a QR reader App downloaded for use at reading time. 
It would also be very helpful if your child had their own headphones as we have very limited numbers available. Please ensure devices have sturdy covers and we will keep them safe by storing them in my cupboard when not in use. 

Mathletics passwords will be issued in the next few days and these will be pasted into diaries too. 

Tuesday- Please drop your child at the pool tomorrow morning at 8.55am. We will meet OUTSIDE, then our session is 9.00-9.40am. 
The idea of this session is to have a run through of events (just our class) so children can decide which races they would like to enter for the swimming sports next week.
We will then have our brainfood across at the park then walk back to school. If you are available we would like a couple of parents to walk back with us.

On Wednesday morning we will be listening to speeches prepared by the seniors who are running for House Leaders. Everybody will have the opportunity to vote at the end of the week. 

Assembly is at 2.15 on Friday and will be run by Room 1, Year 7/8. 
Have a great week.


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Term 1, Week 2

Hi Everyone,

I hope everybody enjoyed their first week back at school. I certainly enjoyed catching up with everybody again.

Well done to those who read for 20 mins each night last week, and recorded it in their diary. There were lots of Nice Ones given out !!

Thank you to all those students who have offered to be sports shed monitors for term 1. This demonstrates both commitment and responsibility.

Tomorrow the children will bring home their Homework books with a Goal Setting sheet to fill out with you and an IT agreement form to be read through together and signed. 

Tomorrow is the first day of Kapa Haka with Whaia Mary-Anne. All students from Year 3 have the opportunity to join but this is not compulsory. Practises will be fortnightly with a performance later in the year. 

Tuesday night is Meet the Teacher Evening. The schedule is as follows:

  • 5.00 - 5.15- Room 7
  • 5.15 - 5.30- Room 3
  • 5.30 - 6.00 BYO picnic tea
  • 6.00 - 6.15-  BOT chairperson/ staff
  • 6.20 - 6.35- Room 4
  • 6.40 - 6.55- Room 5
  • 7.00 - 7.15- Room 6
  • 7.15 - 7.30- Room 1&2

If you are not able to attend please email me if you would like to meet at some other time.

Have a great week

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Welcome to Room 6

Hi everyone,

I hope you've all had a lovely break and are looking forward to an exciting year ahead.
I am so pleased to be teaching most of you again, as we all move up to the senior school !!

As you know we are a mix of year 4 and 5 students, including Jasmine Boatwright and Jordan Campbell who will be joining our class. We welcome you both and your families and hope that you will all be very happy at St Gerard's.

Hopefully, you have all been in to collect your stationery and have it all named ready for tomorrow morning. I will have boxes set out for you to put everything into.

A few dates to put on your calendar are:

12 Feb - Meet the Teacher evening
19 Feb - Whole School Swimming
24 Feb - School Mass and Picnic
28 Feb - School Swimming Sports 9-12 am
21 Mar - School Triathlon 12.00- 2.30pm

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to email me.

Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow

Neroli Laidlaw