On the 18 November Saint Paul's School had their Athletics day at Saxton Athletics Oval. First we walked down in the rain, but the juniors took the bus. When we got there the juniors did there 60 metre sprints and the seniors did 100 metre sprints then we did our rotations. There was shotput,
discus, high jump, long jump, 200 metre and relays. There was a tuck shop and the food there was corn chips, lollies, Juicies, Moosies, noodles, hot dogs and fizzy drinks. I think we all had a good time at Athletics!!
This Sunday, Kotuku class are rostered on to assist with Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Richmond. This is a special mass as some children in the community are making their First Holy Communion.
Students in Kotuku class will be reading parts of the Mass, greeting at the door and giving gifts to the children making their First Holy Communion. All students in Kotuku class are encouraged to attend this Mass. They do not need to wear their school uniform and can sit with their parents and family during the Mass.
This Scripture reference is related to our Sacrament lesson this week. We are called to be the body of Christ on Earth now. We are all important members of this body and have been called to share our gifts and talents.
Kotuku class have been busy getting their Egyptian costumes ready for our school show in week 9. Kotuku students need a black singlet/t shirt and some black shorts/leggings to wear. They need to bring them to school in a named plastic shopping bag to store on our classroom shelf. Mrs Trolle is organising the Egyptian robe to wear over the shorts and t shirt.
Students are most welcome to find some Egyptian style jewellery to bling up their costume. Josephine, Sapphire and Rosa have found some great gold necklaces, bangles and bracelets at KMart for $1 or $2. Both boys and girls could get them for their costumes. Another idea is to check out second hand shops such as Savemart for costume jewellery.
On Friday the 31st of October it was the Top of the South Catholic Schools touch tournament. The schools that came were St Peter Chanel from Motueka, St Canices from Westport and St Joseph's from Central Nelson. It was being hosted at St Paul's school and it took a lot of organization and hard work! The Competitive Teams were playing at St Paul's and the participation teams played at Salisbury School across the road.
Our year 5-6 team the Rabbitohs, came second in the final against St Josephs. It was a close game, but St Josephs managed to secure a win. Also the year 7-8 competitive team came first place.
During the day we were able to buy food, drink and sweets in the tuck shop. Near the end of the day some of the prices were lowered. Eventually they were giving away free hot dogs and when they ran out of buns they gave away free sausages.
It's safe to say everyone had a awesome time.
Well done everyone!
By Joshua and Connor
Photo and comment courtesy of Mrs Janine Jones
As the coach for the day I wanted the All Stars to win the grade. You all gave your best and that's all I could have asked for. We tried different combinations some worked, some didn't. We made mistakes but no one got
upset with their team mates. You were honest with the ref's and played honestly which is
Last week Kathryn from St Johns came to take us for First Aid training session. We learnt how to identify an emergency situation and what to do. We learnt how to treat nose bleeds, put an injured arm in a sling, dress a wound and help someone who is unconscious. We all received a First Aid certificate for our efforts :)