Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

  • School News

    Term 4 Key Dates

    Term 4 Key Dates
    Week 2 EOTC Week
    Tuesday 20/10 Whole School ASB Athletics Skills 9-11am

    Manaaki Barrett visiting Rm 1. Kapiti Island Tour Staff

    Wednesday 21/10 7am Yr7/8 Camp                  Room 3,4,5 Zoo trip

    Room 2 Outdoor Experience Day (School Based)

    Thursday 22/10 Yr7/8 Camp                          Room 5,2 Te Papa and City Gallery Trip

    Room 3,4 Otari Bush Trip

    Friday 23/10 5pm Yr7/8 Camp                  Year 1-6 Sports day (School Based)
    Week 3
    Monday 26/10 Public Holiday (Labour Day) School Closed
    Tuesday 27/10 9-11am  Whole School ASB Athletics Skills

    6:30pm BOT meeting

    Wed 28/10 School Prayer
    Thursday 29/10 Assembly (Room 1)

    Victoria University  researchers working with approved students

    Friday 30/10 9am All Saints Day Liturgy – Led by Year 8 Leaders

    Calendars available for viewing in classrooms after school – orders taken by PTA


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    Spotlight on Technology

    Today I had the pleasure of meeting Angela Lowe, the principal of Newlands Intermediate School, and visiting our students in their technology week classrooms. I was very impressed with the calibre of teaching and the challenge, enjoyment and sense of achievement our students gain from this programme.

    Here are a few snap shots of our students in action.



    Celebrating the Cardinal McKeefry Community


    What a lovely few wDanceeeks we have had with our students and community. Our students were definitely the stars of Artsplash. It is so wonderful to take part in these events as they allow all students to broaden their life experiences while working together as a team. A special mention to Tracey and Tash of the Tracey Odell School of Dance who choreographed the dance and supported the students through 5 weeks of  practice and dress rehearsal and the performance.


    Dancing was also on the agenda at Shaken not Stirred over the weekend. The final amount raised will be announced next week as costs are yet to be deducted. I have heard through the grapevine that many of our guest expressed an admiration for the close parent community we have here at Cardinal McKeefry School.


    Finally we all came together on Wednesday 9 of September to raise awareness and funds for the Heart Foundation through a joint skip off. There were a variety of performances from each class. During the jump off the willingness of our parent community to join in added to the specialness of this day.  We raised  a total of $374.40.


    Parent/Principal Meetings

    Thank you to those who have been able to meet with me over the past term.  There is still some spaces available between 4pm-6pm on Tuesday 8th September, Wednesday 16th September, Thursday 17 September and between 5pm-7pm on Monday 21 September.  You are still able to book a time using the school interview website link provided here  Code = LZYH3

    Website under construction and Term 3 highlights

    We currently have a new website layout under construction which will be user friendly for those who use mobile devices. We hope to launch the new look during term 4.

    Term 3 Highlights

    Fencing, Handball, Floorball and Gymnastics

    Rooms 1 and 2  completed their Fencing, Handball and Gymnastics s modules at the ASB Sports Centre, Kilbirnie. While Rooms 3, 4 and 5 will finish their Gymnastics and Floorball, also held at ASB, next week


    Our students took part in Artsplash Art, Choir and Dance during week 7 of Term 3. Isla’s writing captures some of the excitement of this event:

    My heart thumped hard against my chest as the light blinded my eyes. The silver disco ball shone over us, my eyes glued to the crowds 100 eyes staring at me. We boogied to the music. I felt nervous as the next song began. The music filled my ears as the musicians started playing. My favourite song, it was the corner of the sky where Kezia had her solo. I thought she sang great! The best she could.  Isla Pascall — Room 2

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

    In week 7 the whole school  enjoyed the talents of St Teresa’s school as they performed Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

    Yesterday we went to St Teresa’s because their school performed Joseph and the dreamcoat. The singing was beautiful. I thought it was ultra mega cool.  Austin Kilvington — Rm 3

    Yesterday our school watched a play called Joseph and his technicoloured dreamcoat. I loved the lovely singing and dancing because it made me feel happy and joyful.  Eva Ybarra — Rm 3




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