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Newsletter 201905 - 13 March 2019


A special welcome to our new tamariki and their whanau.

Kaiarahi Neho and Kody Cassidy

Marae Stays

Wednesday 13 March

Staying overnight Room 10

Rooms 16 and 8 return about 1.30pm

Thursday 14 March

Room 10 returns about 1.30pm

Room 7 & 16 at Pukerata Marae

Earn a ticket for Whanau Fun Day
Over the next few weeks leading up to Whanau Fun Day some children are being awarded a ticket for showing any one of our school values particularly in the playground. After Karakia this morning Jacob

Irimana and Marcus Akuhata were recipients of tickets for showing Rangatiratanga all week at Karakia. We also had a quiz to find out who was listening at hui time yesterday – the following children were the

first to answer the quiz questions and also win a ticket – Dennis Perry, L’Prez, Lou Jon Bristowe and Journey.

All tickets will be distributed on the 21st March to these and any other children who win them.

Paid Union Teacher Meetings

All teachers who are union members will be attended an NZEI Union meeting on Wednesday 20th March at Kerikeri Primary School. To try to avoid any disruption to whanau on this day classes will be buddied up to allow all teachers to attend. One teacher will attend the 9.30am meeting and the teacher they buddy up with will attend the 1pm meeting.

Uniforms A big thanks to whanau who have managed to get their tamariki into uniform this term. Our school looks very smart with most children now in Uniform. We have been notified that the Size 6 Polo shirts will be here hopefully by 15th March.

School Lunches Term 1

Pies: $2 each

Juicies: $1 each

Orders taken in the office from 8.30am on Thursday and Friday only.

Whanau Fun Day - Thursday 21 March

8.55-9.05am Karakia / Himene in the hall

9.05-11am Whanau welcome in classrooms to see tamariki in action and look at their work progress so far

11-11.30am Morning Tea – come and have a cuppa with the staff or feel free to be in the playground

11.30-1pm Class activities set up and children participating. Tickets must be used to purchase items, they will be ripped in half once used. Most activities will cost 1 or 2 tickets ($1 per ticket available at the school office from next week)

12.45pm Hangi Wrapping (anyone available please help)

1pm Hangi collected from outside school office – pre sales start tomorrow from school office, only x200 at $10 each – includes 3 meats, 4 veges and stuffing.

2.30pm All activities packed up, children in class until 3pm bell.

Fill in the survey

There will be a survey on the day to fill out also please. Whanau that attend and complete the survey will go into a draw to win prizes.

Bus Bay Reminder

Whanau are reminded that stopping in the bus bay is not permitted. Bus drivers get annoyed when pulling in and cars are parked in our bus bay.

Cars should not use the bus bay at all from 8.15-9.15am and 2.30-3.30pm.

School Duties

During the day we have teachers on duty. There will always be a teacher on the pedestrian crossing on Mangakahia Road and opposite our school bus bay on Purdy Street from 8.30-8.45am and 3-3.15pm. At interval and lunchtime we also have 3 teachers monitoring all playground areas. All teachers should wear a highlighter jacket so that they can be easily identified.

2019 Term Dates

Term 1 – 7 February to 12 April

Term 2 – 29 April to 5 July

Term 3 – 22 July to 27 September

Term 4 – 14 October to 17 December

Pedestrian Crossing on Broadway

Every morning from 8.15-8.30am and 3-3.15pm Mrs Maihi is on road duty at the pedestrian crossing closest to Paper Plus and the Doctors. Please be sure your child gets to the crossing so that they can cross during these times.