Wednesday 11 Oct 2023 No. 16
Kia ora koutou, Namaste, Talofa Lava, Konnichiwa, Ni hao, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Chao, Hallo, Zdravstvuite, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Salam, Suostei, Hola, Annoyong Haseyo, Caio, Nei ho, Suoday, Ni sa Bula, Kamusta, Xin chào, Gutentag, Bonjour
Welcome to Term 4. It has been wonderful having all of our tamariki back at school this week. A very special welcome also to all of our new whānau who have started with us this term. We hope you all settle in well and enjoy your time at our kura. Please contact the office or your child’s teacher if you need further information about anything or if you have any questions.
Over the holidays, there was a lot of property work going on around our kura. This work is part of our property planning which the Ministry of Education allocates specific funding for so we are very grateful to receive this. Thank you very much to Grant, our amazing caretaker for being here each day to support the many contractors we had coming and going.
All of our electrical wiring was upgraded and much of our lighting replaced. A major job was the installation of the brand new turf outside Rooms 1-6. The turf looks amazing and I have included a couple of aerial photos of the turf below. Tamariki are really enjoying playing on the turf and especially like the letters and being able to find the letters in their names. The previous concrete was quite rough outside these classes so we are hoping to have less scraped knees now as well!
Our staff room was also updated with new carpet and furniture. Staff are loving the new set up and extra tables and seating we now have. Thank you to Michael McCartain, our Presiding Member, for his support with this too. I have included a couple of before and after photos to show you the difference. This is the first update the staffroom has had in many years and apparently the chairs we had were over 30 years old!
Have a great week everyone.
TUPU TAHI – GROWING TOGETHER. STANDING STRONG. REACHING HIGH.
Caught Being Good
Winners of duffy books for the previous two weeks of last term were:
Rm 2: Micah, Flynn
Rm 4: Dom, Zane
Rm 5: Tukaha, Arli
Rm 7: Ria, Phoenix
Rm 8: Hadassah
Rm 10: Tizaeya
Rm 12: Colin
Rm 13: Zhanica
Ngā Mātāpono Awards
Rm 2: Nevaeh, Te Hira, Flynn, Jaybe, Ellie, Te Ririmu, Nolan
Rm 3: Keison
Rm 4: Ella Rose, Jordon, Daelyn, Kaitiaki, Eternity,
Rm 5: Lexi, Alexious, Arlo, Moana, Tukaha
Rm 7: Ailsa-May, Ava
Rm 8: Arlo, Harper, Jake, Hemi, Bentley, Khaleesi
Rm 10: Nivaeya, Te Iwa, Connor, Tynneal, Yalaena
Rm 12: Peter, Leigh-Ray, Dean
Rm 13: Axl, Izealia, Zhanica
Rm 14: Phoebe, Storm, Sam
Free school lunch programme
All menus and detailed information are published on the lunch by libelle website: www.lunchbylibelle.co.nz/current-menu
This week’s main lunch menu:
Healthy Ears & Noses
Te Manawa Tahi Timetable
If you have a concern about your child’s language development, learning progress, social and emotional wellbeing, or behaviour, TeManawa Tahi have specialists available so you can discuss your concerns directly with them.
This is a free service and each site will be identified by a Te Manawa Tahi flag. Drop into a hub or make an appointment by phoning 0800 5248 4256 or emailing TT.Support@education.govt.nz.
Upcoming School Events
12th Oct – Mihi whakatau, 10am
19th Oct – 9.30am NZ Shake out – earthquake drill
27th Oct – Wacky hair day & outdoor disco
15-17th Nov – Year 6 camp
1st Dec – Jump rope for heart
TBC – Prizegiving at Tikipunga High
School Term Dates 2023
Term 4 9th Oct – 14th December
27 Nov – teacher only day
School Term Dates 2024
25th Jan Enrolment day, 10am – 1pm
30th Jan New Entrant welcome / Open morning to meet teachers, 9-11am
Term 1 31st Jan – 12th April
Term 2 29th April – 5th July
Term 3 22nd July – 27th Sep
Term 4 14th Oct – 13th December
Join us at Totara Grove Playcentre
We are a FREE early childhood centre where you can come with your children to enjoy a great range of indoor and outdoor play-based learning activities as well as a community of friendly & supportive parents.
Feel free to drop in anytime we are open, email us with any questions or find us on Facebook for some photos of what our kids have been up to recently.
Opening Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 9am-12pm during school term time
Address: 38 Corks Road
Once again Northland Football club will be running the free fantails programs for girls during term 4. Use this link to register.
Schedule as below:
Monday, Kerikeri 4-5pm
Tuesday, Bream Bay 4-5pm
Wednesday, Onerahi 4:15 -5:15
Thursday, Morningside 4-5pm
Thursday, Kensington 4-5pm
Women’s Development Manager