Newsletter LogoThursday 23rd August 2018            No. 14

Tena koutou tena koutou tena koutou katoa

Lana Wolfgram (2)

Spring is almost here – only nine days to go until 1st September. I am enjoying the lighter mornings and evenings -only one month to go until the start of daylight savings on 30th September.

Winter sport has come to an end. I hope you all have the chance to sleep in a little later on Saturday mornings – at least until summer sports get started.

Last week’s events to farewell Whaea Jody went well. Thank you to everyone who came along. One memorable moment was at the pot-luck dinner when a group of Tikipunga High School students arrived and performed a special haka to honour Jody – very touching!

A new SENCO has not yet been appointed. In the interim, Team Leaders are managing all aspects of Learning and Behaviour for students in their teams.

Whaea Vanessa – Rooms 7, 10, 11 & 12

Whaea Donna – Rooms 8, 9 and Kotahitanga

Whaea Luella – Rooms 4, 5 & 6

Whaea Maureen – Te Kakano & Room 3.

Please contact the Team Leader if you have any questions or concerns, or you can make an appointment to meet with the me directly.

Three-way conferences were  very valuable times for parents, students and teachers to discuss learning and progress. We conducted a simple survey with parents about their views regarding our reporting and conferencing processes. Thank you for taking the time to complete these. Overall, feedback was very positive, as you can see in the graphs. We have recorded all the comments and have taken on board your feedback and suggestions.

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The Year Six students have visited both Kamo Intermediate School and Tikipunga High School as part of the transition process from primary school to the next step in their education journey. Now it is time for families to decide on a school for next year. Enrolment forms for these two schools have been sent home with the tamariki. They can be returned to our school office and we will pass them on. Please try to have this process completed before the start of Term Four so we can work with the other schools on positive transitioning.

Planning for the Senior Team Camp is well underway. Permission slips need to be returned to school this week so that bookings can be finalised. If you need an extra copy please let us know and another one will be sent home. Staying at Matihetihe Marae is a wonderful opportunity for the tamariki. We don’t want anyone to miss out.

Thank you to Mrs Olley for organising the Family portrait sessions last weekend and for giving up her time to make it happen. We hope you enjoy those beautiful photographs!

Ka kite anō
Lana Wolfgram
Principal

TUPU TAHI – GROWING TOGETHER. STANDING STRONG. REACHING HIGH.

The Senior and Middle Teams have not had assemblies for the last two weeks so some classes have not given out certificates.

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Winners of books for the last two weeks were:

Room 10     Keyan

Room 6      Natalya

Room 5      Tyla-Mei

Caught Being Good

Winners of books for the last two weeks were:   caught being good

Team Kākano:  Melaia & Taniora       Rm 3:  —–

Rm 4: Waimarie     Rm 5: Keylow         Rm 6:  Christian

Rm 7: Lexus & Molly   Rm 8: —–

Team Kotahitanga: —–

Rm 9: —–     Rm 10: —–    Rm 11:  —–   Rm 12:  —–

Merit Certificates

Winners  for the last two weeks were:   Merit-List

Team Kākano: Archer, Dymond, Logan & Tareeq

Rm 3:  Naomi      Rm 4:  Jayde

Rm 5: Phoenix & Elvis      Rm 6:  Anthony & Levi

Rm 7: Kaya & Pharrell    Rm 8:  Ariana & Paige

Team Kotahitanga: —–

Rm 9:  —–         Rm 10:  Winnie & Jah-Hara        Rm 11: —–

Rm 12: —–

Ngā Mātāpona Awards 

Team Kākano:  Maddison, Melaia, River-Lee & Archer

Room 3: Te Mauri, Louie, Antonio & Cherish

Room 4:  Breeze, Jahlee, Sophia & Jedidiah

Room 5: Sheldon, Kaden, Kaean & Brooklyn

Room 6: Meao, Shekairis, Rawhiti & Honey

Room 7:  Raiden, Chance, Moana & Tamyra

Room 8: Joseph, Icyss, Paiti & Tyler

Room 9: —–

Room 10: Liam, Jayden, Jaxon, Georgia

Room 11: —–  

Room 12: —–

Team Kotahitanga: —–

InterSchool Cross Country

Last Wednesday the 8 – 11 year old students competed in the Inter-school Cross Country held at Denby Golf Course. The Golf Course Committee, in conjunction with I Have a Dream, put on a great day for the children from six schools. We had runners entered in six events and  Totara Grove students won four of them. In the 9 year old girl’s race our girls placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th!!!

Runners placed in the top twenty are eligible to compete in the Whangarei Championship to be held at Barge Park on 29th August. Thirty-two of our students have qualified to compete. A great result! Congratulations to all!

A message from Mr Campbell:

The weather kept us guessing throughout the morning of the event. It rained then the sun came out then we got a sprinkle of rain then . . . etc.

We were fortunate to have this event at The Whangarei Golf Course again. This meant our tamariki were familiar with the course. It was a very well run event. We had Whanau support and lots of positive feedback.

We had some fantastic results and lots of children making the top twenty. Listed below are the students who have qualified to compete at the Whangarei Primary Schools Cross Country Championships.

8 Year Boys 8 Year Girls 9 Year Boys 9 Year Girls 10 Year Boys 10 Year Girls
1. Paiti R8 1. Mia R11 1. Tamatoa R11 1. Paytum R11
2. Jahara R10 2. Kiatoa R11
3. Selah R10 3. Hayley R8
4. Kainga KT 4. Ataahua R11
5. Shayla R11 5. Kaden R12
Top twenty finishers
Xavier Kt Jaxon R10 Oscar R7 Kane R12 Kahlyn R12
Orion R12 Ella R9 Noah R12 Kahu R12 Briana R10
Joseph R8 Maoama R11 Te Mana R10 Letitia R10
Kyrin R10 Tahana R11 Bailey 10 Melody R7
Levi R11
Juarn R10

Congratulations Totara Grove!

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KidsCan Fundraising Day – #CrazyForKidsCan

KidsCan Crazy Day has been moved to Friday 31st August.get-a-little-crazy_orig It’s a nationwide fundraising day where students are encouraged to wear or bake something a little crazy!!

Along with the dress ups and food, a gold coin donation would be greatly appreciated. All proceeds help KidsCan provide the basics for Kiwi kids who need it most. This includes food at school, school shoes & socks, raincoats and basic healthcare products.

A little crazy goes a long way for Kiwi kids in need.

Senior School Camp Reminder

Please fill in and return your health/ permission forms that have been sent home with your children for the Term 4 Noho to your teachers as soon as possible.

As the letter states, the cut off date for these forms is next Friday 31st August. We will not be accepting forms after this date as we need to finalise our numbers for the range of activities the tamariki will be participating in. camp

If you have any questions please contact classroom teachers.

Nga mihi, nga kaiako o nga tuakana o te kura o Totara.

Mahi in Ruma 11

Room 11 and 8 working together doing procedure maths to make fry bread for Whaea Jody’s farewell.

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Three Way Conferences

Happy learners, happy whanau. Three-way conferences were a few weeks ago and the crucial learning discussions that were had among us were important for their learning moving forward. Students leading the conversations about their learning is always a highlight of our calendar. Nga mihi to whanau who came to support. Please feel welcome to come in and visit your child’s classroom to see what learning is happening.

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A few messages from Ruma Whitu @GARDENTOTABLE

Kiani “Thank you for inviting us to Garden to Table this morning. I really enjoyed harvesting the bok choy, hunting for the beetroot and the mint. My group were researching foods for planting in Spring. I enjoyed sitting around the table with my friends.”

Molly:  “Thank you for letting us come to Garden to Table – it was really fun for our year five students and we were delighted to be part of it.  Chopping the food, making the food and eating the food.  The kai we made this morning was DELICIOUS and TASTY!”

Shannon: “Thank you for thinking of our class and letting us come to Garden to Table.  It was fun because my group got to go out into the garden with Whaea Sara.  I learnt more about vegetables and when you can plant them.  We researched what vegetables to plant in Spring and in Summer.  The cauliflower cheesy muffins were my favourite of all our kai.”

Chance: “Garden to Table was really fun.  The food was delicious.  When we got to sit and eat with our friends that was my favourite part of the morning.  The cauliflower cheesy muffins were tasty. I was excited to do the vacuuming at clean up time. We made sure we washed and dried our own dishes.”

Tamyra: “Thank you for letting us come and join your class for the Garden to Table groups.  It was SO much fun!  I got to be in one of the cooking groups.  Cooking is my most popular favourite thing to do ever.  Tasting everyone else’s food was delicious and my favourite was the cauliflower muffins with the beetroot dip!!!!! mmmmmmm”

2019 Year 7 enrolments for Kamo High School & Tikipunga High School

The Year Six students have visited both Kamo Intermediate School and Tikipunga High School as part of the transition process from primary school to the next step in their education journey. Now it is time for families to decide on a school for next year. Enrolment forms for these two schools have been sent home with the tamariki. They can be returned to our school office and we will pass them on. Please try to have this process completed before the start of Term Four so we can work with the other schools on positive transitioning.

I Have A Dream Newsletter

Here is the link to the latest newsletter from IHAD:

IHAD Newsletter August 2018

Parent Support Group

TOTARA GROVE SCHOOL  LUNCHES 2018
 

 

·       Mince Pie

·       Mince & Cheese Pie

·       Potato Topped Pie

·      Pizza

 

$2.50

$2.50

$2.50

$2.50

Available every day Flavoured Milk $2.00
We are no longer able to offer sushi as a lunch option.
Please put your Child/ren’s Name, Room Number, their order and the amount of the order in an envelope and place it in the slot at the school office

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Bringing valuables to school

Children are not allowed to bring toys or valuable items to school and if they do, they do so at their own risk. If for any reason a child needs to bring something special, they can hand it into the office in the morning and collect it at the end of the day.

Protein Bars for sale

Please click on the link for information on flavours and pricing.

Orders and payment can be made at the school office.

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Community Notices

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