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  • ·         Rosmini had a Mufti Day Gold Coin donation for Caritas’s Solidarity with Syria Appeal in the middle of August which raised $2359. This money was sent to Caritas who are working hard to provide food, clean water and shelter to the thousands of innocent people caught up in the war in Syria.
  •          On the 19th August, twelve Catholic Character students were involved in the Cystic Fibrosis Street Appeal in Takapuna. The boys worked in pairs, six in the morning and six in the afternoon. The CF association was very pleased that they collected $637 in donations over the day.
  • ·         Year 13 and Year 12 celebrated their Rite 2 Reconciliation Liturgies in the Auditorium on the 31st August and 21st September respectively. Nine priests from the North Shore Deanery officiated and, as usual, our students conducted themselves at both services with great reverence.
  • ·         Young Vinnies students participated in workshops during Schools Peace Week at Westlake Girls College. The theme this year was ‘Dialogues for Peace’ and the students participated in a number of activities to do with this theme.
  • ·         Over September a large number of Year 12 students in Young Vinnies have committed themselves to the De Paul House Homework Club for next year, which is very encouraging.
  • ·         Chefs for Compassion hosted two dinners in September – on the 17th September, the Year 7 group hosted a family from the Open Home Foundation and the following week, the Year 8 group hosted a family from Women’s Refuge. The Year 8 Champions for Compassion have successfully liaised with Takapuna Normal and introduced them to the project.

 

 

Reminder for all students and families who have been invited to the event, to purchase their tickets online through the school shop on the school website. Also, a reminder that all members of the 1st XI Football, 1st XI Hockey, 1st XI Cricket, 1st XV Rugby and Premier Basketball are expected to purchase a ticket and attend. Ticket sales close on Friday 7th Oct.

http://www.kidslink.co.nz is a free website for parents and schools to use as a starting point to find local and Auckland wide services that specifically work with children and teenagers. 165 Auckland schools are part of the website and we have also assisted 108 students to $38,500 worth of free services.

 

 

 

Ben Plummer M Ed L

 

International Dean & Head of Science

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International Dean Newsletter - Term 4, 2016

 

Welcome back to a busy Term 4.  It’s great to see so many of our international students returning refreshed and well from the break at the end of Term 3, renewing friendships and  routines as they are reintegrated back into the Rosmini College community.

The term breaks are always a good time to reflect upon the past terms performance and establish goals for the up and coming term.

For international students, new challenges are key to making the most of the learning opportunities at Rosmini College. This could involve making a new friend, working harder to master a particular subject area or trying a new sport.  There will undoubtedly be initial failure, but perseverance and resilience will lead to success, a sense of accomplishment and hopefully an invaluable new skill.  As Albert Einstein once said ‘Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new’.

Term 4 is the final term of a long and productive year and students should take this opportunity to reflect upon the year.  Have they met their goals? If so, what more can I achieve by the end of the year? If not, what can I do to achieve them?

Hopefully students can finish the year well so that they can look back and be proud of their successes through the year.  Excited to be returning to their families at Christmas for a well-earned rest.

I look forward to the challenges and success this term will bring and should you have and questions regarding the Term 4 program or your sons progress, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr Sarraf.

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Student Program – Term Four

 

Senior students (Years 11 – Years 13)

 

Students sitting NCEA examinations:-

On Friday 4th November, timetabled lessons will stop for students sitting NZQA examinations. This is due to students sitting formal examinations or preparing for them.  Students have two options during this time:-

i)    Examination revision at school in dedicated study areas.

 

ii)    Examination revision at the homestay or local library, this can only take place with permission from the homestay and either Mr Sarraf or Mr Plummer.

It is not permissible for students to socially meet during normal school hours, this is study time.  We would recommend students come to school and study.

 

Senior students not sitting NCEA:-

These students continue to have a full academic program provided.  The emphasis of this program will be to provide extra English tuition to help with their studies next year.  The program will also incorporate other components such as Science, Maths and Physical education.  Some excursions are also planned to explore some of the beautiful and interesting attractions within Auckland.  The students will be recording their activities using a BLOG, so agents and family can follow their progress.

 

 

Junior students

These students will continue with their normal academic program.  This program is assessed towards the end of the year and the students’ progress will be fully reported on towards the end of term 4.  With this in mind, students should be encouraged to start a revision program, refreshing their memories with facts, skills and techniques from the beginning of the year.

 

 

 

 

 

The Rosmini College Lacrosse team are the winners of the Auckland Northern Division and on Friday, 16th September, they beat Mount Roskill Grammar School to win the Greater Auckland title. Lacrosse is a relatively new sport at Rosmini College, but this year, the fourth, has seen the team balloon out to twenty-six players. The team is coached by Andrew Muir and Rosmini Old Boy, James Clarkson. Year 11 student, William Clarkson (15) of Kumeu is the team’s captain. 

 

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