Wednesday 2nd June 2021 No. 9
Tēnā koutou tēnā koutou tēnā koutou katoa,
We have been so lucky with the weather lately.
It has meant that we have been able to have the Northalnd Football Association come into kura and take each class for football skills and development.
We have also had students from Tikipunga High School come in and take groups of senior students and teach them league skills.
It is important for children to get outside and take part in these activities as it teaches them social skills such as sportsmanship, turn taking and teamwork.
We are lucky to have these connections within our community who come in and support our school.
At school we use the Te Whare Tapa Wha Wellbeing Model to keep us healthy, both physically and emotionally, as it links to other programmes we run within school such as
- The Zone of Regulation
- Pause Breathe Smile
- Bounce Back – Resliency
Just a reminder that it is Queen’s birthday on Monday the 7th of June which is a public holiday, so school will be closed.
Also on Tuesday the 8th of June we will be closed as it is a Teacher Only Day.
Staff will be having professional learning in digital technology. How to use computer programmes to support children’s learning.
The digital curriculum is about teaching children how to design their own digital solutions and become creators of, not just users of, digital technologies.
TUPU TAHI – GROWING TOGETHER. STANDING STRONG. REACHING HIGH.
Caught Being Good
Winners of books for the previous two weeks were:
Rm 4: Lacey, Chavarntay
Rm 5: Olando, Riya
Rm 6: Spencer, Osiris
Rm 7: Maddison
Rm 8: Bella Marie
Rm 11: Olivea
Rm 13: Archer, Norton-Reks
Rm 14: Preston
Ngā Mātāpono Awards
Rm 4: Ke’Aulani, Griffin, Amber, Samuel
Rm 5: Te Kaweora, Zhanica, Millie, Korbyn
Rm 6: Te Rina, Kauri, Rob Marley, Kahvaya
Rm 7: Kymani, Azarlea
Rm 8: Nikau, Jordin
Rm 10: Dezya, Macey
Rm 11: Kymani, James, Mana, Kaea
Rm 13: Ava-Leigh, Te Ararina, Izealia, Jax
Rm 14: Shivika, Evander, Dylan, Maika
Free school lunch programme
This fortnight’s lunch menu:
School soccor team
Check out these great photos from the kids recent soccor win, 8-2!
We had some proud players that day!
Junior netball team
This is our Monday night junior netball team after their first game.
We have been having a large number of toys brought to school including poppets.
Unfortunately we have to ask that they not be brought to school as children are swapping and trading them. This is causing a lot of disruption to learning times as teachers try to sort out the problems which have developed.
Please keep toys at home where they are safe.
We have a surplus couch available to a family that would like it.
New owners must be able to collect it from the school and take it away themselves.
Here is a link to the oral health website where there is lots of information and online booking and enrolments available.
Yummy Sticker Promotion
This term our school is collecting yummy fruit stickers to qualify for free sports gear. Please send your yummy stickers and cut out labels in to the office. One cut out label is worth 10 apple stickers.
Waitaua Awa Planting Event
On Wednesday 9th June, the seniors will be walking through totara parklands down to the Waitaua Awa to help plant in support of the “whitebait connection”. The walk will start at 9am and the students will return to school by 1.30pm. Any parents and whanau that are available to support us on the day, please let your child’s teacher know.
Whanau Korero (student led conferences)
These will be held on Wednesday, 30th June and Thursday, 1 July
School will finish earlier on these days. More information to follow closer to the time about bookings.
We have set the date for our Matariki Festival – please mark it on your calendars!
Thursday the 5th August 2:30 – 5:30pm
The funds raised from the festival will go towards beautifying our school environment
We look forward to seeing you there!!
School Term Dates for 2021
Term 1 4th February – 16th April
Term 2 3rd May – 9th July
Queens Birthday: 7th June
Teacher Only Day: 8th June
Term 3 26th July – 1st October
Term 4 18th October – 14th December
Whangarei, we are coming to your community!
Thursday 24th June: 10am to 12 noon
Free Whanau Chat at Terenga Parāoa Marae
Thursday 24th June: 7pm to 9pm
Whanau/Community workshop at Northland Cricket
Cool Kids, Calm Bodies, Understanding Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum
Friday 25th June: 9am to 12noon
ASK Autism Spectrum Knowledge professional development
A free Autism workshop for all professionals who engage with children on the Autism Spectrum
Please note that registration is essential for all of these sessions.