What's On This Week
Week 4 Term 1 2018
See school calendar at bottom of page for upcoming events
Staff please also view staff planner calendar
'Wednesday Thinktank' (This agenda link can only be accessed by staff to respect the confidentiality of our children.) Archive "What's Ons" - Hall timetable - Term 1 2018 Meetings, Enabling Visible Learning Term 1 2018, Mass and Prayer Roster,
9am - whole school prayers
COL professional learning groups (PLGs)
3.30pm - COL staff meeting at St Kevin's.
Phonics training in Dunedin - SJH, MT, DM, LK, AS
8am - Wednesday Thinktank
10.00 - Enrolment meeting
Kindy visits - LB/LFR 10.30-11.30 (can we move time?)
1.30 - Garden Club
5.30pm - enrolment meeting
9.15am - Parish/school mass Year 5/6
Fiveplus Reading training in Ashburton - LB, SJH, AS, JM, TP, MF, KM
IEP meeting 12.30 - MT, LK, DM, LFR
8.00am - Lenten Prayer Group
SARA STARTS HER BIG ADVENTURE
12.30 - IEP meeting - MT, LK, DM, LFR
1.30 - Circle of Friends week 3-4 group and week 5-6 group
2.30 - Celebration Assembly
SATURDAY / SUNDAY
Sara JH for setting up the IEP meetings and support for teachers for learners.
- Teachers for getting to know your monitored students and start SMART goals for them.
- Senior leadership team for thoughtful ERO Prep session.
- Ben for adding a whole new dimension to our singing making it cool for our boys.
- TAs for flexibility.
Students to set and record their reading, writing and maths goals - need to timetable substantial time for this - think outside the square (see suggestions given out at staff meeting).
Individual monitoring forms filled out for each child who needs them.
Keep working on getting the planning into the folder and notes I've written regarding this.
Jennifer and Jill
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, MARK 9:2-10
(Genesis 22:1-2,9a, 10-13, 15-18; Psalm 116; Romans 8:31b-34)
KEY VERSE: "This is my beloved Son. Listen to him" (v 7).
TO KNOW: Soon after Jesus' first prediction of his passion and death (Mk 8:31), he took three of his disciples up a mountain to give them a glimpse of his future glory. It was on a mountain that God was revealed to Moses, the liberator and Law-giver, (Ex 19:3) and to Elijah, the great prophet (1 Kgs 19:8). The appearance of Moses and Elijah on the Mount of the Transfiguration was a revelation that Jesus was the new liberator and prophet, showing the unity and continuity of God's redeeming work. Peter was awestruck and proposed to set up three tents ("booths," such as those in which the Israelites lived on their journey to the Promised Land). A cloud overshadowed them all, reminiscent of the shekinah glory of God that filled the wilderness tent (Ex 40:35). The voice of God confirmed Jesus’ divine authority. His words must be heard and obeyed (Dt 18:15).
TO LOVE: Does the way I live reveal God's kingdom to others?
TO SERVE: Lord Jesus, help me to be your presence to all whom I meet.
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, MARK 1:12-15
(Genesis 9:8-15; Psalm 25; 1 Peter 3:18-22)
KEY VERSE: "The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel" (v 15).
TO KNOW: The Church marks the 40 day Lenten observance as an opportunity to make a new beginning with God. In the bible, the desert was a place of special encounters with God. The Israelites spent 40 years wandering in the desert after the exodus. Elijah spent 40 days in the desert until he was strengthened by God to resume his prophetic task. Mark wrote that after Jesus' baptism, the Spirit sent him into the desert for forty days to confront the powers of evil, which Mark termed "the wild beasts" (v 13). In contrast to the disobedience of God's people, Jesus rejected every temptation to earthly power. The ways of the world were not the ways of Jesus. As disciples of Jesus, we reject the so called “wisdom of the world” with its political power and military might. In Jesus, God's kingdom arrived and the Messianic era had begun, a time for the restoration of all creation (Is 11:6). Matthew wrote: “The devil left Jesus for a time” (Mt 4:11). Temptations keep coming back; but we must put our trust in Jesus’ message to repent and believe in the good news (gospel).
TO LOVE: What temptations do I need to overcome this season of Lent?
TO SERVE: Lord Jesus, I reject Satan, and all his works and empty promises, so that I might live in the freedom of God's children (Renewal of Baptismal promises).
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