Sunday 30th August 2015
Thank you and well done to the students (and parents) from all classes who joined in, participated with various roles and responsibilities, and helped out at the School Mass this morning. It was a lovely celebration and I have had lots of positive feedback. Congratulations to the choir who did a great job of their song during the Offertory.
*Year 3 and 4 Ski Camp: Tuesday 1st – Wednesday 2nd September. Yay!!!!!!
Ski Camp to Snow Farm:
I’m sure that we are all good-to-go for Tuesday. The Year 3 & 4 children from both Rooms 3 and 4 have had some lovely opportunities to get to know each other better over a number of afternoons. They have also asked lots of questions and are getting pretty excited. A key focus for us, apart from all the practicalities of ski-ing and self-managing ourselves and our belongings, is looking out for each other and being positive about relationships. We can show the fruits of the spirit by being aware of how our words and actions affect others at all times.
A note to the parents accompanying us on Camp: I have sent you all an email this morning regarding camp arrangements including the day-groups (these have stayed the same); the bedroom configurations for Tuesday night, and various other matters. Please let me know if you have any further questions.
Eisteddfod time is fast approaching and the children need to be thinking about what topic they would like to do their Speech Eisteddfod on. I will include criteria for this in next week’s blog and class newsletter, and we will certainly spend some time on this in class once we are back from camp.
Let the good times roll for camp – yee-ha!
Camp Clothing and Equipment List:
I will add here a copy of the updated Clothing and Equipment List that went home with the children last Thursday, in case anyone has misplaced their sheet. Please note that a sunhat or visor would be very useful, given that we now know helmets are optional.
CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT LIST
Sleeping bag, small sheet, pillowcase
Jacket – it needs to be waterproof AND windproof
Polyprop or merino ‘long johns’ underwear
2 pairs trousers/track pants (waterproof if possible). NO JEANS
Overtrousers (waterproof) or ski suit with polyprop/lycra or merino leggings
2 x polyprops, skivvies or shirts, jersey (merino/woollen)
3 pairs socks, thick woollen if possible, a pair of thin socks (for in the hut)
2 changes of underpants
Snacks, eg scroggin
Toilet gear: toothbrush, toothpaste, facecloth, brush/comb, lip balm
Slippers or runners for inside the hut
Gumboots or suitable older shoes for outside the hut
Tissues, pencil, pen, rubber in a small bag
Spare pair of gloves
*Remember, several thin layers are better than one thick layer of clothing.
Packed lunch and two drinks
Hat or balaclava (woollen/polar fleece)
Things we DO and DON’T need:
Extras that the children DON’T need at camp:
Extras that the children DO need at camp:
Blister plasters (ideally with some on their ankles before we leave)
Scroggan (your choice and may include nuts)
Drawing Pad and coloured pencils
Board game if you can spare one (to go in a box on arrival at the bus)
Please don't hesitate to call me or the school if you have any questions or concerns. I'm looking forward to a great camp, and I appreciate that you will have put in a lot of time, money and energy to make this as successful as possible for all the children. Thank you.
Regards, Markelle Ward J