I am pleased to be leading a Gymnastics Club at St Joseph's School Oamaru on a Friday from 3-3:45

I am pleased to be leading a Gymnastics Club at St Joseph's School Oamaru on a Friday from 3-3:45

Monday, 22 December 2014

Friday 5th December end of year Gymnastics performance

On Friday 5th December we had our end of year Gymnastics performance. We had a dress rehearsal for the school. We then did a performance after school for families. The students had been learning a few routines over the last few weeks. I was so proud of them! I was very lucky and was presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers from the parents that have been helping and the students. Polly did a lovely speech. I will miss you all so much! I look forward to hearing how the club goes next year.

Order of performances:

Warm up song-everyone-'stretching song-have fun teaching music'

1.    Whole group routine- Lion King-Circle of life

2.    Group- ‘Grease- We go together’- Solo- Kristiana Whiston- - (Duet-) Cassidy Rawson & Molly-May Mestrom (Solo-)Grace Keno (Trio-) Atlanta Williams, Bella Moriaty and Eden Davison.

3.    Duet- Tess McAtamney & Polly Harper- ‘Taylor Swift- Shake it off’

4.    Whole group routine- Vault- ‘Pharrell William-Happy’

We have had a fantastic year of Gymnastics. We have had 50 students in total. We began the year learning floor, beam and vault skills. We then progressed to bar skills in the playground. The students all learnt age group completion routines. We had 26 students compete in the Interschool competition earlier in the year.  This term we have had 38 students coming on a Friday to learn a group routine for our Gymnastics display.  I loved watching the students’ progress throughout the year and develop their skills and a love for Gymnastics.
A huge thank-you to Kelly, Adele and Suzie who have helped throughout the year coaching. We couldn’t have done it without your help. Thank-you to Anna and Dan Keno for supplying our amazing leotards. Thank-you to other parents who have stepped in along the way and helped and supported- Jayne, Anna B, Justine, Courtenay, Louise , Adrienne and Atiria. Thanks to the Year 6 boys who have helped to set up each week. Also thank-you to our senior students- Polly& Tess who have helped to coach and be fantastic role models in our club.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

End of year Gymnastics performance

Next Friday 5th December your child/children will be performing in a Gymnastics show. You are invited to come along and watch. There will be one performance at 1:45 for the school to watch and a second performance at 3:15 for families and friends.
This term we have had 38 students coming on a Friday to learn a group routine for our Gymnastics display.  I loved watching the students’ progress throughout the year and develop their skills and a love for Gymnastics.

Thank-you to our amazing coaches who have supported us during the year.

Girl’s-can you please come to school with French plaits if possible otherwise an ordinary plait. Please make sure you bring your St Joseph’s School leotard (dark underwear to be worn).
Boy’s- If you were given a St Joseph’s School Gym singlet please bring it to wear with your school PE shorts- otherwise the school PE top can be worn.
Your child may wear their PE gear to school.

This will be our last Gymnastics session for the year. Can you please return leotards/singlets the following week Monday 8th December & 9th December to Kawakawa classroom in the Junior School- delicately washed please. J

I hope your child has enjoyed the year as much as me!
I unfortunately won’t be here to run the Gymnastics club next year as I have a job in Melbourne. Some amazing parents have offered to keep running the club next year. I look forward to seeing photos and hearing of ongoing success in our club.
If you have any questions please email me: cjackson@stjoseph.school.nz


Miss Jackson

Monday, 17 November 2014

Term 4 Week 5

Our practices have been going really well over the last 5 weeks as we work towards our performance afternoon. We will be performing Friday 5th December. Keep an eye out for a notice coming home with times and information!

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Term 4 week 2

We had a great session this week. The hall was covered in mats and the children began learning their routine for the performance afternoon we are working towards. We will be performing in about week 6 or 7! We are using parts of the floor routines the children learnt for the competition as well as learning new parts.There will be about 40 children involved in the performance. The children did so well for the first practice of the whole group routine. I taught the first part, then the children helped to create the next part. We will be practicing and perfecting it over the coming weeks. Thank-you to our coaches for supporting us!

Friday, 17 October 2014

Term 4 week 1

We had a fantastic start back to the term with 33 students attending this afternoon. Thank-you to our fabulous coaches for helping!

Saturday, 20 September 2014

On Friday the Gymnasts who competed at the Top Schools Gymnastics competition were awarded their certificates and ribbons at assembly. Thank-you to our fantastic coaches for helping present them! The Year 7's and 8's were away at Technology.
Congratulations to Ben and Michael who received the principal award this week for being fantastic senior role models to the other boys in the Gym club.

Check out this video that Kristiana has created to share on our Gymnastics blog! Thanks Kristiana :)

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Top School's competition 17th September

Check out the video I created of photos and videos from the Gymnastics competition on Wednesday.

17.9.14- Top School's competition

17.9.14- Top School's competition

Wow what an exciting morning it was today to finally have some of our gymnasts compete in the interschool competition! I was so proud of you all and the effort you put in! Fantastic results even two 1st for our teams! It was so rewarding to see you competing and all your hard work paying off. You looked so professional in your leotards and singlets. It was a lovely morning with all the parents cheering and supporting. Come along to assembly at school this Friday 19th September- certificates and your ribbons will be officially presented to you!

Thank-you so much to the parents who have helped out. Check out all the photos on our St Joseph's Facebook page 'St Josephs Oamaru'. If you took any photos I would love to have them emailed to me: cjackson@stjoseph.school.nz to add to the Facebook page and to our Gym blog!

There will be no Gym this Friday-week 9 or next Friday week 10. It will continue after the holidays Term 4 week 1. We are desperate for some more parent help in order to continue. Please let me know if you can help. You don't have to have any Gym experience :)

Miss Chantelle Jackson

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

IMPORTANT GYMNASTIC NOTICE                                     
Dear Parent/caregiver,
This Friday 12th September there will only be Gymnastics for the competition students in preparation for the competition next Wednesday. This special preparation session will run until 4:30. Please ensure your child is there. If you are able to come and help we would love as much support as possible to get the students all polished up for next week.
Chantelle Jackson

Friday, 29 August 2014

Superstar practicing at home!

I just received a very exciting video of Kristiana practicing her Gym skills at home in her new leotard, with some great group photos and even her little sister practicing! Thank-you. Check it out :)