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St Francis of Assisi School

23 August 2019

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It has been a successful week for St. Francis of Assisi

by Maire Bowler

We have had a busy week.

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Our fair organisers are working hard - Can you help?

by Maire Bowler

I sent out a link earlier in the week asking for your help, please read the information - you may be able to help in a small way. All offers will be welcome.

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EFTPOS has arrived!

by Pauline O'Connor

The school now has an Eftpos machine which can be used for payment of accounts, sports socks etc.

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Dogs at school

by Maire Bowler

In able to ensure the safety and well being of all people associated with St Francis of Assisi, we ask that dogs are always on a leash and waiting with their owners outside the gate.

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Praying with the Psalms

by Rebecca Methven

Each Monday morning, the staff come together to pray. This term Our Psalms are from “The Book of Reflection” Chapter 3 of “Echoes of Wisdom” by Phil Dyer.

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Congratulations to our Whistlers!

by Maire Bowler

On Sunday 11th August the Christchurch Netball Centre held their junior umpire awards. Annabelle Brown (1st year) earned her bronze and silver awards. Hannah Swain (2nd year) earned her gold and platinum awards and also received the cup for most promising platinum umpire. Hannah and Annabelle are the only students from St Francis in this programme.

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Bank Accounts

by Pauline O'Connor

There is a bit of confusion regarding the correct bank account to use for payment of school fees with the closing soon of the school Westpac account.

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Scholastic Book Club Order 6

by Pauline O'Connor

A new issue went home this week. Orders to be in by Thursday 5 September.

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Our Coffee Loyalty Cards have arrived!

by Maire Bowler

Our Assisi Cafe loyalty cards are here. You can pre pay now. $30. 00 for 10 barista made coffees.

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Please call us!

by Maire Bowler

If your child is going to be late or absent, please call the office or enter it on the school app before 9am to let us know.

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by Rebecca Methven

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Daffodil Day 30 August

by Bev Sutherland

We have artifical daffodils in the office for a donation if anyone is interested.

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Digital learning with Mark Maddren By Bronson and Leo

by Paiaka

On Fridays, in the Paiaka Hub, Mark the digital teacher teaches the year 4s about cyber smart, blog posts, commenting on blogs and more.

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This week’s Stem activity was the Marshmallow Challenge.

by Helen Simanu

The Kākano students were given 20 minutes to construct a tower as high as possible using only spaghetti and marshmallows. The tallest tower still standing unassisted wins. They had great results and enjoyed eating the marshmallows after.

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Learning in Kākano...

by Angela Bailey

This week Kakano have enjoyed learning about the Phases of the Moon using oreo biscuits.

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Cantamath

by Glen Cranshaw

Lately our cantamath teams have been training and competing in school tournaments.

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Is anyone missing some plates?

by Bev Sutherland

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Cantamath 2019

by Gabriella Mckey

This term, schools from all over Canterbury are creating teams to enter into Cantamath.

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Little Lunches

by Bev Sutherland

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Assembly Awards

by Bev Sutherland

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Media Team Competition Winners

by Tamera Adams

The Media Team held a competition over the holidays.

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