Thursday 18th October 2018 No. 17
Tena koutou tena koutou tena koutou katoa
I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday break. A big welcome to all our new students and their whanau. The term has started at a very fast pace with our senior classes going away to Camp. I was very fortunate to be able to spend the day with them on their first day. Being away in such a beautiful place is so good for the soul. Being on the marae at Matihetihe and exploring the surrounding area of Mitimiti is such a great experience for our tamariki. We look forward to hearing all their stories when they come back. I am sure there will be some very tired children arriving home on Friday – lucky it is a long weekend!
We are very grateful to the Oxford Trust for their grant to help with the cost of camp and special thanks also to the community sponsors and our families who paid some extra money to help everyone attend.
There are only nine weeks in this term and as always, it’s going to be busy. School ends for 2018 on Friday 14th December at 12 noon. Keep an eye on the dates to remember for upcoming activities.
Ka kite anō
TUPU TAHI – GROWING TOGETHER. STANDING STRONG. REACHING HIGH.
Disco – Friday 26th October
Totara Grove School Hall Friday 26 October 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $3 a child / $6 Family Year 1-6 Students only Adult Helpers—free admission
Food on Sale:
- $1 Sausage Sizzle
- $1 Drinks
- $1 Glow sticks
- $1 Ice blocks
- 50c Lollies
- Best Halloween costumes
- King & Queen
- Prince & Princess
- Wackiest dancers
- Door Prizes
- Spot prizes
Traffic Movement Survey
Thank you for completing the traffic movement survey. This information will be considered by the traffic engineers working on the re-design of school carpark and drop-off options. Congratulations to the winners of the lucky draw – Lisa and Mary Ann.
Year Six Enrolments for 2019
By now all Year Six students should be enrolled in their schools for next year. Representatives from both Tikipunga High School and Kamo Intermediate will be at our school for enrolments for families who couldn’t make it to previous sessions. Keep an eye out for the date in our newsletters and on our facebook page.
Term 1: 30th January – 12th April
Term 2: 29th April – 5th July
Term 3: 22nd July – 27th September
Term 4: 14th October – 13th December
Water mains replacement – Corks Road
Over the next few weeks Whangarei District Council are installing a new water main on the school side of Corks Road. This work will impact parking, drop-off space and pedestrian access. Please take extra care in this area and in the interests of safety, consider dropping children off by the Wairau Drive entrance.
New Zealand ShakeOut
This morning we took part in the nation-wide earthquake drill. Our procedure follows the Ministry of Civil Defence guidelines
Know the right action to take
- DROP down on your hands and knees. This protects you from falling but lets you move if you need to.
- COVER your head and neck (or your entire body if possible) under a sturdy table or desk (if it is within a few steps of you).
- HOLD on to your shelter (or your position to protect your head and neck) until the shaking stops. If the shaking shifts your shelter around, move with it.
If there is no shelter nearby, or you are outside – DROP down on your hands and knees and COVER your head and neck with your arms and hands and HOLD your position.
Parent Support Group
|TOTARA GROVE SCHOOL LUNCHES 2018|
|Available every day|
|· Mince Pie|
· Mince & Cheese Pie
· Potato Topped Pie
|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|
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.
Kamo Swimming Club – 2018/19 Season. Stroke Improvement lessons for children who can swim 10m in basic strokes without stopping. Held at Kamo High School Pool, Wilkinson Ave Kamo from Monday 29th October at 4.25pm and thereafter Mondays & Fridays. Club nights also held regularly. Registration day Friday 26th October at KHS Pool, come and enrol. High School students & parents welcome – good opportunity to come & swim lengths and get stroke improvement tips and fitness in a relaxed environment. Cost per swimmer only $85 for the season – very reasonable cost to ensure your child is swim safe and competent. Contact Karena Nisbet – 027 470 7955 for more info.