Thursday 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.
TUPU TAHI – GROWING TOGETHER. STANDING STRONG. REACHING HIGH.
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:
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
Winners for the last two weeks were:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com