Newsletter LogoWednesday 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.

Stay safe

Nga manaakitanga

Donna Walker
Acting Principal


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.

Lost Property

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.

Netball 

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. 

Toys

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.

ANZAC DAY

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:

https://ihaveadream.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Community-Newsletter.pdf

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/

Enrolment Day

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:

*Birth certificate/passport
*Proof of address
*Immunisation certificate/records

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

Community Notices

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 office@nyt.org.nz


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.