Monday, 10 December 2018

Notices for the coming week

Tues Dec 11th
-Shared lunch
-Secret Santa ($5 - $10 gift)
-5pm Graduation Mass

Wed Dec 12th
-Mrs Tehuia-Holmes in Rm 6
-Gingerbread house competition. Please come well planned and prepared in your groups, incl ingredients and equipment.

Thurs Dec 13th
-1pm Prizegiving
-5:30pm Year 8 leavers family BBQ and boating at Lake Dunstan

Fri Dec 14th
-Technology, 9:00 - 12:30pm at Terrace. Final session

Have a super week everyone! What a fun time of year!

Mr Yeoman

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Notices for this coming week

Hi everyone. Welcome to Week 8 of the term. Let's make it another great week and enjoy this fun time of year! Below are some notices for the week ahead, plus a reminder of your Must Do Learning tasks.

Tues 4th Dec
-Lookout Reserve volunteering. If possible bring gardening gloves and a paper face mask, don't worry though if you can't!
-Cricket Coaching with Willie Miller, 2:15pm, wear PE gear

Wed 5th Dec
-9am-11am Technology at Terrace
-1pm Alex Primary Production

Thurs 6th Dec
-9am Cricket Coaching with Willie Miller
-9:45am Reconciliation with Father Vaughan
-1:30pm Eco Nursery writing session

Fri 7th Dec
-Assembly lead by Rm 5 2:10pm

Must Do Learning Tasks
-Letter to Mr Yeoman due by Friday morning before school. Edited, proofread, up to published standard please. Remember I am expecting no less than half a page of reflection on 2018, plus half a page of anticipation of 2019. Our brainstorm of ideas in on the board in Rm 6.

-Maths measurement activities. Marked daily following your group session, these become homework if not completed in class.

-At least 20mins reading of your own book each night.

Thanks team! Have a great week!

Mr Yeoman

Year 8 Leavers Event

Kia ora all whānau of Year 8 students. Below is a message from Michelle Healey regarding the Year 8 Leavers Event. You should have all also received this in your email. 
Mr Yeoman

Hi year 8 parents

As we only have a few weeks left of school at St Gerards for our year 8’s I thought I better get in touch regarding their get together. 
The year 8’s have requested in a letter to Mr Yeoman that they would like to go out to the lake. How does everyone feel about meeting at the lake on Thursday 13th at the jetty’s on the rowing club side of Lake Dunstan at 5.30pm. This way everyone can swim off the jetty’s as well as do some boating. We will take our boat out & if any other families wish to take theirs then please do so.
To keep it simple and easy for food, I thought if everyone paid per head for each family member attending then we will just do burgers with meat pattie and coleslaw. I will confirm how much later this week. If you could please let me know how many will be attending from your family before Friday please that would be great. You could email me on or ph / txt on 027 9212601.
We will need to have a plan B if the weather is no good. We could meet at school and run a quiz & other activities? If you would be able to help out with the organising of this please let me know, I would really appreciate it. 
The year 8’s did ask if they could camp and stay out at the lake on the Thursday night. Obviously this would require at least 3 parents to stay and supervise. I can’t commit to help with this due to work which I’m sure is the case with many of you. Before we let them know that it’s not possible, is there any parents who be prepared to camp out with the children?

Please get in touch if you have any questions, look forward to hearing from you soon .

Many thanks
Michelle Healey

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Sticks n Stones Ambassador Day - Friday 30th Nov 2018 - Important information

Sticks n Stones Ambassador Day - Friday 30th Nov 2018
Molyneux Park - Alexandra


  • 9am arrival at Molyneux park. We will leave from school 8:45am sharp for bus pupils.

  • Wear mufti

  • Bring lunch, snacks, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, medication

  • Change of dry clothes for after water activities

  • Cost is $4, pay to Mr Yeoman or to the school office (but let Mr Yeoman know)

  • You will be broken into groups to work with pupils from other schools

  • Timetable for the day:

9.15-9.25: Safety Briefing once students are in their groups
9.30: Rotation One
9.55: Rotation Two
10.20: Rotation Three
BREAK 10.45-11.00
11.00: Rotation Four
11.25: Rotation Five
11.50: Rotation Six
LUNCH 12.15-12.35
12.35: Rotation Seven
1.00: Rotation Eight (Alex Primary and Clyde Year 8s joining from this rotation )
1.25: Rotation Nine
1.50: Rotation Ten
2.15: Whole Group Game
2.30: Wrap up, Clean Up, Debrief

Any questions or issues please contact Mr Yeoman.

Monday, 26 November 2018

Dates, Notices and Learning Tasks for this week

Tues 27th Nov
-Public Library visit. Last visit for the year.
-Final Eisteddfod speeches

Wed 28th Nov
-9am-11am Technology at Terrace
-1:30pm Vege garden
-12:30pm Bike Trail App lauch (Rafferty, Owen, Mia, Jade)

Thurs 29th Nov
-Year 8 HPV vaccinations in morning
-1:30pm Eisteddfod Assembly

Fri 30th Nov
-Sticks 'n' Stones Ambassador day. Those participating please pay $4 to Mr Yeoman or to the office before Friday.

Must Do Learning Tasks - To be completed by Fri 7th Dec

-Reading = Please continue to do at least 20mins of reading each night of your current book.

-Writing = Please complete your letter to Mr Yeoman discussing reflections on 2018, and hopes and aspirations for 2019. We will discuss this further in class.

-Maths = Measurement (time, length, area, perimeter and volume) tasks to be completed.

Have a great week!

Mr Yeoman

Eisteddfod Assembly

Well done everyone on excellent Eisteddfod speeches, I really enjoy listening to them all. We had such a great range of topics and most of you had clearly put in a lot of work. Thankyou! Congratulations to these people who will be speaking at the Eisteddfod assembly on Thursday afternoon:

Nia Du Plessis
Imojen Constable
Charis Morrell
Libby Handford
Mika Tait
Mayce Williams

The order of classes speaking will be:

Year 6
Year 1 & 2
Year 3 & 4
Year 5
Year 7 & 8

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Year 8s - Dunstan Transition Day

Year 8s - On Monday 3rd December we're heading to Dunstan High for them to welcome you and show you about before you arrive in 2019. Please make arrangements to either be at Dunstan by 9am, or to be at St Gerards by 8.45am and we will walk to Dunstan from there.