Wednesday 14th April 2021 No. 6
Tēnā koutou katoa,
What a busy term it has been!!
We have been very lucky with the weather and have managed to continue to swim for nearly the whole term.
Next term winter sports teams start which we look forward to. Team sports is a great way for children to learn turn taking, resilience and sportsmanship.
Last week Mr Campbell took a group of students to a Ki-o -Rahi tournament at Whau Valley School.
The children were put into teams that were made up from children from within each school. It was non competitive – the day was about whanaungatanga, making connections and friends from other local schools (as well as having fun).
Whanaungatanga has been the learning focus for the term so it was great to be able to put those skills into practice.
We hope you have a great break and look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday the 3rd of May.
TUPU TAHI – GROWING TOGETHER. STANDING STRONG. REACHING HIGH.
Caught Being Good
Winners of books for the previous two weeks were:
Rm 4: Phoebe, Arion
Rm 5: Kajahrn, Talanoa
Rm 6: Rob Marley, Lorde, Spencer, Roman
Rm 7: Azarlea, Jadyn
Rm 8: Monika, Bella-Marie, Daveen, Rawhiti
Rm 9: Rainy, Mahoe
Rm 10: Anthony, Ayden
Rm 11: Cruz, Isaac
Rm 13: Ngawiki, Ashton, Norton-Reks, Ryan
Rm 14: Kylie, Hoki, Nike, Kora-Rae
Ngā Mātāpono Awards
Rm 4: Samuel, Te Ruki
Rm 5: Boaz, Connor
Rm 6: Leigh-Ray, Cain, O’Shea, Kahvaya
Rm 7: Ataahua, Grace
Rm 8: Payton, Nikki
Rm 9: Amani
Rm 10: Zane, Macey
Rm 11: Meao, Mana, Sharvea
Rm 13: Izealia, Honey, Connor, Skyla
Rm 14: Adele, Ashton, Kaden, Amara
Free school lunch programme
This fortnight’s lunch menu:
New Office sign in
Some of you may have already been in and used our new i-pad sign in/out system at the office.
When you enter school to pick up a child early you will need to sign them out on the i-pad. If your child is late, they will need to come to the office and sign in. The system will then generate a “pass” that is to be given to the teachers to keep track of where the children are.
It is very user friendly and the office staff will readily assist while you are using it.
Already this term we have a huge amount of unclaimed clothing. To try to reduce the pile the lost property will be on display on the grass outside the office every Friday. Please come in and have a look.
Just a reminder that netball will be starting up again in term 2. Fees are due by the end of term 1 (this Friday). The cost is $37.
We do not encourage children to bring toys from home to school because children get very upset if something happens to them. Please ensure toys stay at home where they are safe.
Bike and Scooter Safety
We are noticing a number of students bringing bikes or scooters to school but not wearing a helmet. Helmets are compulsory if you are bringing a bike or scooter to school.
Our school will be celebrating poppy day this Friday at school. We have poppies available at the office to support ANZAC Day for a gold coin donation.
I Have a Dream
Click on the link below to read the March community newsletter from I Have a Dream:
Scholastic Book Club
Any orders for the current scholastic book club brochure (issue #2, 2021) need to be back in to school by tomorrow Thursday, 15th April. Please return the order form with the child’s name, room number, selected books and the correct money owing. Orders past this date can be made directly online, however they won’t be delivered through the school and postage costs will be added to your order. https://www.scholastic.co.nz/parents/lucky-book-club/
The school office will be open for new enrolments during the school holidays on Thursday 29th April from 10am – 1pm.
Please note that we are only able to accept in zone enrolments at this time. You can check to see if you live within our home zone here: www.totaragrove.school.nz/enrolments/
You will need to bring the following documents for each child you wish to enrol:
*Proof of address
School Term Dates for 2021
Term 1 4th February – 16th April
Term 2 3rd May – 9th July
Queens Birthday: 7th June
Staff Only Day: 8th June
Term 3 26th July – 1st October
Term 4 18th October – 14th December
Hora Hora JMC Hockey
Looking for players for winter
School year 3 – 8
Practice on Tuesday
Enquiries to Shirley-anne 021 292 4366
We have an exciting opportunity for youth to participate in a NYT workshop run by Laurel Devenie this school holidays.
Professional theatre maker Laurel Devenie will be running an exciting theatre workshop that will explore ideas, methodologies and practical skills around making and generating your own work as a performer, theatre-maker and industry professional. Together we will examine some core principles of acting and performance making and work to build confidence, reduce inhibitions and strengthen ways to develop a connection to one’s fellow actors. Investigating the elements that contribute to potent and memorable performances in a fun and intensive five-day process of self-discovery.
Spaces limited, to enrol email firstname.lastname@example.org‘
Circus Kumarani is offering a school holiday program for youth 8-18 years old these school holidays. Students will learn circus skills, build confidence and have fun! From the 21st to 23rd of April, 10am-2pm at the Kamo War Memorial Hall, Whāngarei. The sessions cost $40 per child, or $100 for 3 (3 children one day or one child 3 days).
Friends and whanau are invited to a show at Friday 1pm to see the skills of students and their instructors! Spaces are limited so sign up at www.circuskumarani.co.nz or find the ‘Circus Holiday Program – Whāngarei’ event on facebook for more details.