Newsletter LogoThursday 27th June 2019            No. 11

Tena koutou tena koutou tena koutou katoa

Today we celebrate our learning around Matariki with our whanau. The morning started with a brief welcome and introduction of  Matariki. Then the children shared what activities they had completed during their study of Matariki. Each class shared mince and fry bread for lunch as part of the celebration. 

Next term we welcome back Mrs Wolfgram from her sabbatical. We look forward to hearing about the learning she has been involved in while she was away and how we might be able to include some of what she has learnt within our kura.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank both the teaching staff and community for the support they have shown me while leading the school over this past term.

Nga manaakitanga

Donna Walker
Acting Principal

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

Principal AwardsPrincipal-Award

Winners of books for the last two weeks were:

Rm 4   Ayva-Lee

Rm 5   Anahera

Rm 8   Dreya

Caught Being Good

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

Te Kākano:  Lily, Ava & Kymarley    Rm 3: Maddison & Sinaraa

Rm 4: Hemi & Jacob        Rm 5:  Wyatt & River-Leigh        Rm 6: Archer

Rm 7:  Dante   Rm 8:  Dreya

Rm 10:  Sam & Jah-Hara

Merit Certificates

Winners for the last two weeks were:  Merit-List

Te Kākano: Sebastian, Dean, Kora-Rae & Dastan

Rm 3:  Connor & Jayleigh

Rm 4:  Maika & Te Ararina

Rm 5:  Kaden & Beau   Rm 6:  Taiatea

Rm 7:   Paige L   Rm 8:  Tyler

Rm 10:  Sesharn & Liam

Ngā Mātāpono Awards 

Te Kākano:  Kymarley, Dastan, Korbyn & Sebastian

Rm 3:   River-Lee & Khale

Rm 4:    Melaia, Shkarna, Suavae & Tynneal

Rm 5:    Dynahlee x 2, Anahera, Nikkii

Rm 6:    Jordan & Neil

Rm 8:    Hine  

Rm 10:  Corey, Jasiah, Rio & Malachi

Netball – Team Kereru

Congratulations and well done to Coach Krystle and Team Kereru. They won a large amount of netball gear for our school through ANZ Bank. The ANZ representatives came to school to give them their goodies on Tuesday.

Road Safety

Pedestrian crossing – Just a reminder that if your children walk to school, staff are supervising  the crossings in the mornings from 8:30-8:55am. Please make sure if they are walking that they come to school within these times to be kept safe crossing the busy roads.

School Car park – As we are experiencing wetter weather please be mindful of how you use the car park. Please be considerate of others and don’t park in places that cause a gridlock. There is parking up on the grass behind the swimming pool where you can wait for your children.Thank you for your co-operation.

Wig Wednesday

Thank you to everyone who made a donation for the Child Cancer Foundation. It was great to see so many crazy and wacky wigs and hairdos around the school.

We raised $161.60.

Iceblocks for sale

A group of senior boys have organised to have an iceblock sale next Wednesday the 3rd of July to raise money to purchase movable basketball hoops. We will send out more information and an order form next Tuesday.

Upcoming Events

Maths day – Tuesday 2nd July

This will be a whole school focus on maths for the day. Children will be participating in a range of maths activities so feel free to pop in a see what is going on and even join in with the activities.

Term 3: Matariki Food and Entertainment Festival.

This is on Friday 16th August from 3.00 – 6.00pm and is our major fundraiser for the year.
We sent home a newsletter on Monday regarding help needed. Please get this back to us as soon as possible so that we can organise helpers.
Also, if anyone knows of a business who would like to sponsor us for a raffle or a service of some kind please let the office know as soon as possible.

Sharing Kai for Matariki

Measles Outbreak – Important DHB Notice

Reporting student absences

We are now sending daily texts or emails to parents of students who have not advised us why their child/ren are absent that day.

Please advise us of any absences before 9.30am each day by calling the office on 4350019, texting 021 0272 4313 or using the ‘report an absence’ option on our website

Students and Cellphones

Cell phones should be kept at home, however if they do come to school they must be handed in to the office or to the class teacher for safe keeping.

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.

Community Notices

NZ Police recently launched a new non emergency number, 105. We’ve done this to make it easier to get hold of us in the event of non-urgent situations or ‘Things which have Already Happened’, which don’t require Police assistance immediately.

You can call us on 105 for all non emergencies, or you can go online at 105.police.govt.nz to report things like:

– Lost property  – Theft for a public place or car  – Intentional property damage

– Or to get an update or add info to a previous report

In the event of an emergency, always call 111 – Things that are Happening Now.

KIDZONES HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES

Kidzones will be operating  for the duration of the holidays from 7.45 to 5.30 each day

Check out the fun filled itinerary the Kidzones team have planned on our website www.kidzones.co.nz

For a fast and hassle free process enroll online via our website. Contact Sandra 021 249 3308 sandra@kidzones.co.nz

WAGS July School Holiday Program

MONDAY 8 JULY – FRIDAY 12 JULY
MONDAY 15 JULY – FRIDAY 19 JULY
Held at Whangarei Academy of Gymnastics , 25 Park Ave , Kensington

FULL DAY $40 8.30 – 4.30PM  HALF DAY $25 8.30 – 12.30 OR 12.30 – 4.30PM
LOTS OF FUN AND THINGS TO DO. THERE WILL BE GYM SKILLS / ARTS / CRAFTS /CIRCUITS /RELAY RACES/FOAM PIT & MORE …
5-14 YEARS OLD. BRING YOUR OWN SNACKS/LUNCH/DRINK and Socks
NUMBERS WILL BE CAPPED SO BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL PHONE 4376667 OR office@wags.org.nz