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Newsletter 201323 - 7 August 2013

Whānau Hui

Each term we take the opportunity to report on each child’s progress to Whānau, share information, your child/children’s book work and clarify any queries that Whānau may have.  This term we are having this hui on Tuesday 10th September. Appointments will be scheduled for approximately 8 minutes per child and we will try our best to accommodate your requests.

School will close at 12.30pm on this day and only children who have permission will walk home or be collected at this time. Supervision will be available from 1pm in the school hall and buses will run as normal. All Whānau are asked to please complete the attached form so that we can organise appointment times and be sure that on this day your child is kept safe.

You can expect your appointment time home on Wednesday 4th September.


Principal’s Award

This fortnight’s Principal Award goes to Maia Vaka from Room 3 for being such an awesome student. Maia is kind, caring, helpful girl and is working very hard in Room 3. Maia will receive a free lunch next week from Whaea Chicky. Well done Maia!


School Photos

Our school photos are scheduled for Friday the 13th September by photographer Liz Davies.  If Whānau wish to order photos please send your completed form and correct money in an old envelope back to the office with your child/children’s names on it.


Pioneer Village Visit

Room 14 will be visiting the Pioneer Village on the morning of Monday 12th August as part of our study on life 100 years ago. There is no cost and we will be back in time for lunch.


Kids Can Dress Up Day

This Friday 9th August we are having a dress up day to raise funds for Kids Can.  Kids Can have helped us so very much with food, jackets/coats, nit oil and combs etc. On this day we are asking for all children to come in “dress up” clothes and buy a $2 sausage sizzle.  We will also have face painting for $2 per child available. Our face painter, Mrs Claire Edmonds will move around classes from about 9am painting the faces of children.  All funds raised will go to Kids Can.


Term 3 Clubs

While our first day of Clubs last week was a little wet it appears that most children and staff had a fantastic start. Here are some pictures of the children from the Gardening Club in action.

Adopt a Cop

This program involves police staff being allocated to schools that they can build a positive relationship with.  We are lucky to have Constable Tracey Rihari as our school cop.  Tracey will attend various school activities starting this Friday. She will be at Dress Up Day helping with the sausage sizzle.


Board of Trustees

Today all available Board Members met for a workshop about the roles and responsibilities involved when on a School Board.  The next board meeting is at the school at 1:30pm on Wednesday 14th August.


BOI JMC Hockey

Games for this Saturday 10th August.

Please be at the ground at 8.30

KES 4, field B Whaea Nano

KES 2, field 2

Please be at ground at 9.20 

KES 3, field 2 Whaea Claire

Please be at ground at 10.20

KES 1, field 2 Miss Manukau


Room 5 & 6 Trip Zion Lion Park

Room 5 & 6 will be visiting the Zion Lion Park in Whangarei on Wednesday 14th August. This is a continuation of a study of large wild cats.  If any parents can assist on that day please contact their class teachers Mrs Shields and Mrs Jarvis.  The bus will depart from school at 9.00am returning at 2.30pm


DDF Dance Classes

Te Riwhi Morunga will be tutoring dance classes at our school starting on Monday 19th August.  Classes will be on Mondays in the school hall and Wednesdays in Room 13. Classes are from:

3.15 for 4-7 year olds, cost $5 each

3.45pm for 8-11 year olds, cost $10 each

4.30pm For Teens, cost $10 each

The workshops continue until Wednesday 18th September.  Contact Alannah on 4010495 for any further information.


School Cross Country      

Next Friday the 16th August we will be holding our school Cross Country starting at 10.30am. We will be having an early interval from 10-10.30am then meeting in age groups on the field. Jucies will be sold for $1 each on this day. Orders will be taken in classrooms and sent to classes at 12.30pm with usual lunch orders. If the weather is unsuitable on this day the postponement date is Thursday 22nd August. Jucies will be sold regardless of weather.