News of the Week
Dear Parents, Carers, Staff and Students,
If you're reading this message, then congratulations - you've successfully opened our inaugural online newsletter. Please enjoy!
Welcome back! The sound of the 8:50am bell yesterday signalled the commencement of Term 2, and with it the school's classrooms, corridors and playgrounds roared back into life; what a sight and sound it was - just magnificent.
We welcome the following students and their families into our school's community. Mrs Miller and the students of Room 2: Kayla Matuszewski, Jacob Clark, Harrison Tocker, Molly Reeves, George Foskett, Ben Gartrell and Zachary Gartrell.
Term 2 - in all its Glory; What's in Store?
It would seem that every term in a modern schooling world appears action packed and the one our teachers and staff have planned is showing no signs of reversing this trend. Many thanks to our staff who go the extra mile to ensure that your children are exposed to a wide variety of experiences which help nurture their faith, minds and interests - in essence we're each helping develop holistic, well-rounded students. Click here
to access a full calendar overview of the Term 2 dates, activities, initiatives, masses and trips.
Embroidered School Logo and Motto Internal Mat Arrives - Thanks HoK
Thank you to our supportive HoK team who recently funded the purchase of a new St Benedict's School mat complete with our embroidered school logo and motto. This mat has added further value to our foyer area and will greet both visitors and the school community upon arrival to the school. Photo on our school blog!
World Asthma Day - Tuesday 1st May, Marketing and Communications Advisor Mrs Vicky Jones writes:
On behalf of the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ team a big thank you to everyone at St Benedict's School for today’s enthusiastic participation in the World Asthma Day activities. Staff and students had a wonderful morning and we learnt a lot more about asthma and breathing in general. The photography and video footage acquired from Rooms 8, 9 and 10 along with the whole school photo speak volumes of the school's commitment to education. As promised, there will be a no cost to you child-friendly asthma educational show in school in Term 3 to follow up on World Asthma Day. For parents and teachers to learn more please visit the new website www.asthmaandrespiratory.org.nz
Mission Fair – Wednesday 11th April, Mrs Cheryl Taylor writes:
On Wednesday 11th
April we held our annual Mission Fair, a fundraiser led by the House Captains to raise money for a selected charity (usually Caritas). Every student in Year 6-8 joined a group and together they planned and instigated a fundraising activity. As usual, this was a real hit with the students and all were seen having a wonderful time on the day. This year we raised $1,879.00 for Caritas. A great effort. Well done everyone who took part either by baking, purchasing ingredients, making crafts etc. and of course to those who purchased the goods. We are very proud of the efforts of the Year 6-8 students. They worked hard on their business venture and all contributed to this amazing event. Michael Stewart from Caritas will be attending our school assembly on Monday 21st May to collect the cheque from our House Captains.
FUTSAL Tournament Report – Tuesday 10th & Thursday 12th April - Mr Jared Bath writes:
Primary Sport Wellington held the Futsal Festival, at the ASB Sports Centre in the last week of Term 2. St Benedict's School was well represented with over 100 students participating. Our students played positively and I was very proud of their 'fair play' attitudes: We received many positive comments from other spectators on our students' behaviour and manners. A special thank you to the parents and grandparents that were able to attend and supervise. We couldn't do it without your support.
Grace and blessings,