Friday, September 25, 2015

Our Presentation for the Mercy Day Assembly

Mercy Values Cup

Congratulations Bridget and Emma who were presented with the BOT Mercy Cup for their success putting the Mercy Values into action during Term 3.  Two very worthy recipients of this honour.

Mercy Day Assembly

On the 24th of September we remember Catherine McAuley who founded the Mercy Sisters.  St Mary's have a connection as a Mercy School and we live our lives guided by the Mercy Values.

As a school we held a Mercy Day Assembly.  This was a lively prayerful time to reflect on the life of Catherine McAuley and our values.

Basketball Success

Congratulations to our Year 7 & 8 Mixed Basketball team who came second in their section.  A team who developed heaps over the season.   Thank you to Wendy for coaching the team.

Ultimate Session

A huge thank you to Janet and Mark who came to Room 7 to talk to us about their experience with Ultimate and to take our PE session today.  Both Janet and Mark have representative New Zealand in Ultimate.  It was fantastic to learn more about the game and the skills need to develop to play the game.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Satisfaction of Sharing

Friday was our day along with our buddy class Room 1 to share some of the learning that has been happening recently.  It is always great to show what we have been up to with the school and the parents who join us at assembly.

A favourite part for our class is always when we turn around a piece of art and there is the big "WOW" moment from the younger students at school.

On Friday we shared a range of items including a selection of our:

  • Space Inquiries
  • Pop Art Chimps
  • War Silhouettes from our trip to the Art Gallery
  • Mihimihi
  • Visual Mihimihi



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Who will be the Ultimate Participant/Team?

For PE we have begun our unit on "Ultimate Frisbee".  Everyone is really enjoying the sessions and thinking about the "Spirit" of the game.

Here we are finding out the rules for Ultimate.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Extra Current Events Quiz

On Wednesday the 9th of September we had two teams entered in the Year 7 & 8 Extra Current Events Quiz.  Both teams enjoyed their evening sharing their knowledge and enjoying representing 
St Marys'.

A huge congratulations to St Mary's 1 who were successful achieving a place in the quiz.  The team were placed 3rd equal.  This is an outstanding result for the team and we are extremely proud of their success.  Congratulations to Sam, Ben and Thomas who were in this very successful team.   

Busy times in Room 7

The last two weeks in Room 7 have flown by, we have been involved in lots of EOTC activities as well as extra curricular activities.

The students have been representing our class well and achieving personal and team bests.

A huge congratulations to all of Room 7 for their leading of our Class Mass on Friday the 4th of September.  It was fantastic to hear the high praise from our parishioners especially for your wonderful singing.

We have two groups at golf coaching with Melanie Harper at Belleknowes.  The groups are enjoying their lessons even when the weather has been miserable.  The third group will begin their lessons in Week 10.  

Well done to the students who competed at the Otago Cross Country who did well out there amongst the mud and bog.  Here are some of our competitors after the event.  Check out the mud!