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Newsletter 201316 - 5 June 2013

Principal’s Award

This fortnight’s Principal Award goes to Christina Nieper for her caring, conscientious and helpful attitude.


Learning at Home

Here are some activities whānau might like to do at home with their 8-10 year olds.

          • Call out relatively simply addition and subtraction problems and expect your child to answer quickly eg: 4+2, 10-5 etc.
          • Record the 2x, 5x and 10x tables on some paper and give your child about 5 minutes to record the answers to these.


BOT Chairperson   

Last week we held our first Board of Trustees meeting with the newly elected Board. It is our pleasure to announce that at our meeting Lisa Tuwhangai was elected as our new BOT Chairperson.


Waitangi Trip

Room 14 and Tumanako are going to Waitangi on Monday 10th June. We are taking advantage of the free tour and show being offered to NZ Citizens for the month of June. 


Year 5 & 6 Urban Camp 

All year 5 & 6 students are working towards gaining 100 pasta points which will allow them to attend the Urban Camp in Auckland from the 2nd-4th July 2013.  Further information will be sent out to those tamariki involved.



Over the next 5 weeks we will be holding 3 fundraising events for the Urban Camp. This Friday 7th June we will be having a cake stall.


Share the Road

Last week we had two logging trucks visit our school.  I learnt the mud flaps stop the mud from flicking in the car’s windscreen.  In the front of the truck is a blind spot.  It was colossal. 

The red things on the back of the truck are called bolsters.

I felt high up in the cab and it was exciting.

By Brady Beckham Room 6


BOI JMC Hockey

Games for Saturday 8th June.

Please make sure your child has a Mouth Guard for Saturday.  Some children were unable to play in the last round as they did not have a mouth guard.


Please be at the ground by 8.30 ready to start at 9.00

KES 4, field B 9.00 start.   Please meet Whaea Nano.

KES 3, field 2, 9.00 start.   Please meet Whaea Claire.


Please be at the ground at 9.20 ready to start at 9.50

KES 2, field 2 9.50 start.     Please meet Mrs Croucher.

Please be at the ground at 11.10 ready to start at 11.40

KES 1, field 1.   Please meet Miss Manukau.


JMB Netball 

JMB Netball will resume again this Saturday. All teams need to be at Lindvart Park by 8.30am to meet their coaches.


Fire Brigade Sports Day   

The annual Fire Brigade Sports day has been planned for Thursday 27th June.

Most Year 4, 5 and 6 children will be playing Soccer, Netball, Rippa Rugby or Hockey on this day. More details as the time gets closer.


New Enrolments

Due to overwhelming numbers in Te Korowai o te Aroha – Māori Bilingual Unit, at this stage we are unable to take any new enrolments in to Manawanui, Rangimārie and Tumanako.  Students will be placed on a waiting list and in to mainstream classes until spaces are available.


Rheumatic Fever Swabbing

This term the Rheumatic Fever team are travelling around to our local schools doing Mass Throat Swabbing, because of this they are unable to do the usual weekly visits to our school, however, we would like to remind parents that if your child complains of a sore throat to please let Kohi in the office know, we will be keeping a record and contacting them to come in and swab when we need them.


Don Edmonds,
4 Jun 2013, 21:14