Wednesday 24th November 2021 No. 17
Tena koutou tena koutou tena koutou katoa
The warm weather is upon us and the tamariki are enjoying the use of the pool to cool off.
Please make sure they bring their togs and towel every day to make the most of the weather.
Also please remember to send your child to school with a bucket hat to protect them from the sun.
There are bottles of sunscreen available for use in each classroom for the children to put on at each break time if they wish.
A number of people have asked about prizegiving this year.
Planning and preparations are underway for this but until we get more guidance from the Government about the traffic light system and what this means for schools we cannot share any details with you yet.
We will continue to follow the guidelines from the Ministry of Education which is supported by the Ministry of Health around gatherings and numbers.
Last day of term 4 – just a reminder that school will close at 12pm on Tuesday 14th December.
(There will be no lunches delivered this day due to our closing time)
Last day of the term/year
School finishes at 12pm on Tuesday the 14th December
TGS Dates 2022
TOD Tuesday 1st February
Wednesday 2nd February
3rd February – 14th April
2nd May – 8th July
TOD Friday 3rd June
25th July – 30th September
17th October – 13th December
Just a reminder that Breakfast Club starts at 7:45 am each morning. There is no adult supervision at school before that time.
If your child brings a phone to school they must be handed into the office at the start of the day and then collected at the end of the day for safe keeping.
TUPU TAHI – GROWING TOGETHER. STANDING STRONG. REACHING HIGH.
Caught Being Good
Winners of books for the previous two weeks were:
Rm 5 : Rewi, Millie
Rm 6 : Ava, Cain C,
Rm 7 : Luke, Grace
Rm 8 : Davante
Rm 10 : Lincoln W,
Rm 13 : River Lee P x2
Rm 14 : Hoki
Ngā Mātāpono Awards
Rm 5 : Boaz, Syhlas, Talanoa, Chase
Rm 6 : Royston, Te Rina, Nevaeh W, Soulja T,
Rm 7 : Tayla S, Ataahua, Jaxon, Te Ohonga
Rm 8 : Nikki, Suavae, Zhavana
Rm 10 : James G, Macey
Rm 13 : Ryan G, Brooke H, Ngawiki N-T
Rm 14 : Hookio, Kora-Rae, Dylan M, Maika
We have been having a large number of toys brought to school including Pokemon cards.
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 develop.
Free school lunch programme
This Fortnights lunch menu:
Duffy summer reading $5 parent offer
These brochures were sent home yesterday. This is a great way to get books at a very reasonable price.
Please note the deadline for all orders and money to be back at Totara Grove School is Thursday 2nd December
School Term Dates for 2021
Term 1 3rd February – 16th April
Term 2 3rd May – 9th July
Term 3 26th July – 1st October
Term 4 18th October – 14th December
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