Thursday 15th November 2018 No. 19
Tena koutou tena koutou tena koutou katoa
Thank you for your understanding and support on our second Teacher Strike Day. We appreciated the toots and waves of support as we picketed and marched on Tuesday. It would be ideal if I could inform you that this is the end of the industrial action, but at this point, the next steps are unclear. The government has come back with a slightly enhanced pay offer and a promise of 600 SENCO positions nationwide (for 2,500 schools). Unfortunately, there is nothing in the offer to address teacher workloads and improve teacher recruitment and retention. The next step of the negotiation is to hold a ballot where teachers vote to accept or refuse the latest offer. The ballot will be held in two weeks time. If there is to be any further industrial action, it is likely to be early next year.
Ka kite anō
TUPU TAHI – GROWING TOGETHER. STANDING STRONG. REACHING HIGH.
Winners of books for the last two weeks were:
Room 5 Emma
Room 6 Taiatea
Caught Being Good
Winners of books for the last two weeks were:
Team Kākano: Ryan & Norton-Reks Rm 3: Cherish
Rm 4: Mason Rm 5: Brooklyn Rm 6: Rawhiti
Rm 7: —– Rm 8: —–
Team Kotahitanga: Anahera, Chasalee & Te-A-Mira
Rm 9: —– Rm 10: Jayden Rm 11: Rm 12: Kahu
Winners for the last two weeks were:
Team Kākano: Jacob, Shkarna, Te Kaha & Charlie
Rm 3: Antonio & Louie
Rm 4: Jayde & Maika
Rm 5: Beau & Tayla Rm 6: Escarter & Brooklyn
Rm 7: Pharrell Rm 8: —–
Team Kotahitanga: Patience & Leah
Rm 9: —– Rm 10: Malachi Rm 11: —–
Rm 12: Charles
Ngā Mātāpona Awards
Team Kākano: Beau, Nikkii, Anahera & Wyatt
Room 3: Sinaraa x 2, Phu’o’ng & Tukaha
Room 4: Maika, Rainy, Atawhaitia & August
Room 5: Drake, Elvis, Jayden & River-Leigh
Room 6: Meao, Natalya, Tidus & Adison
Room 7: Raiden & Luca
Room 8: Whaea Ness, Whaea Carol, Whaea Yvonne & Mrs Irene
Room 9: —–
Room 10: Bailey & Christina
Room 11: —–
Room 12: Angel & Te Koha
Team Kotahitanga: Jai & Carter
Kia ora Whanau. Next Wednesday the 21st of November we are having a MATHS DAY.
Each class will be doing a whole day of maths so feel free to pop in at any time of the day and see just what is happening in our classes.
The children are keen to share what they are doing with you!
2018-19 Summer Reading Programme Year 3, 4 & 5 Students
It’s that time of the year again!
We are offering this awesome opportunity for all of our year 3 , 4 & 5 students. Each child will receive 8 – 10 books at or above their reading level to read during the school holidays. These books are theirs to keep.
We are holding an information evening at 5-6pm in our school hall on Wednesday 21st November 2018.
Each year 3 , 4 & 5 child that attends this meeting with an adult whanau member will be given a $10 warehouse voucher.
This is a wonderful programme that really helps keep your child’s reading progress on track.
Please feel free to contact Whaea Deanne through the office if you have any questions.
If you are interested in growing your own potatoes this year Garden To Table are having a fundraiser.
For $20 plus postage and packaging you get:
Your Great Potato Bag Kit contains:
- One brightly-coloured potato planter bag (30l)
- 5kg pack of seed potatoes, kindly donated by Tui Garden Products
- A ‘how to’ guide to growing your potatoes
- A potato recipe designed especially for Garden to Table by our Ambassador, chef and restauranteur Al Brown
I Have A Dream
Lunchtime Chess Club
Thanks to Jon for starting up this lunchtime activity for middles and seniors.
Year Seven Enrolments for 2019
There are still a number of Year Six children who are not yet enrolled in a school for next year. It is very important to get on to this as soon as possible. Please contact Tikipunga High School and Kamo Intermediate School to organise an enrolment session.
Term Dates 2019
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.
Parent Support Group
|TOTARA GROVE SCHOOL LUNCHES 2018|
|Available every day|
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
|· Mince Pie|
· Mince & Cheese Pie
· Potato Topped Pie
· Flavoured Milk
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.
Whangarei Academy of Gymnastics – WAGS Holiday Programmes DEC/JAN
December Monday 17th Dec – Friday 21st Dec January Monday 14th Jan – Friday 25th Jan
Booking essential. Full day 8.30-4.30 $40 per day Half day 8.30-12.30/12.30-4.30 $25.00
Phone: 4376667Email: email@example.com Come and join in our gymnastics based programme.