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Newsletter 201404 - 19 February 2014

Welcome to our new children

Welcome to the following new children: Vasharny and Zyroam Tarawa.


Principal’s Award

Congratulations to Maddison Harris-Stowers who is awarded this fortnight’s Principal’s Award for being a most caring, respectful and wonderful role m0del. Maddison has only been at our school since the start of the term but already has made a very positive impression. Tino pai Maddison!


Role Models

Room 1 - Cordez Sorenson

Room 4 - Ngatohu Padlie

Room 5 - Ngakete Tangiia-Heremaia

Room 6 - Nazareth Savage

Manawanui- Tommy Stowers

Rangimarie - Cori Tau-Whiu

Tumanako - Castro Pompey

Room 12- Jorgia Hague-Smith

Room 14 - Shaylahne Horua

Room 15 – Isabelle Palmer


Rooms 1 and 4 to Lonsdale Park

Rooms 1 and 4 are in the process of planning a two day camp to Lonsdale park outdoor education centre near Matauri Bay. The dates for this are Wednesday the 2nd of April to Friday the 4th of  April. They will be requiring as much parent help as possible to cover the two night stay.  More information will be sent home in the next couple of weeks.  If you have any concerns please contact the class teachers Room 1 Mrs Rebecca Croucher and Miss Natalie Snow or Room 4 Miss Ceri Mason.


Term 2 Timetable Trial     

A reminder that in Term 2 we will be trialling this new timetable:

9-11 Literacy, 11-11.30 Interval 11.30-1pm Numeracy 1-2 Lunch 2-3 Topic etc

Junior classes particularly would have two small fruit/snack breaks during the Literacy Numeracy blocks.  We welcome any feedback Whanau may have regarding the trial.


School Gala

The School Gala will be held on Saturday the 22nd March starting at 10am. 

At this stage we require helpers for various stalls and hangi preparation.  If you are available to help in any way please either fill in the attached list and return it to us or come in and see Kohi in the school office or by phone on 4011532. 

Start sending to school any non-perishable items suitable for a class grocery hamper, clean items of clothing, bric a brac for the white elephant, clean newspaper and bags for hangi. A couple of days before the Gala your child will also be bringing home a cake box which will need to be returned on the morning of the Gala with some tasty baking in it.


Kutus/Head Lice

At the moment we have quite a problem with a few children who have kutus.  Whanau are reminded that if you need lotion to help get rid of kutus to call into the school office and collect some free! For those Whanau who we think may need support with this may be contacted by our school public health nurse, Whaea Lorreen.


Whanau hui/Sausage Sizzle 25th February

This is a time when Whanau can come along, have a kai, meet the teacher/s of their child/children, ask any questions and hear about what is happening in your child/children’s classroom/s for the term.

We will have two sessions to try to accommodate all Whanau. The first session will start at 3pm with Sausage Sizzle and then Whanau may go to the class/es of their children to talk with and to the teacher/s. Then at 5pm the second session will start for the next group of Whanau. There will be a Sausage Sizzle at 5pm followed by classroom time with teachers from, 5.30-6.30pm.

Everyone is welcome, choose which session time suits you and come along.

You will receive a ticket for attending from your child’s teacher that puts you in the draw for a prize.


New School Lunch List

Please see attached, our new lunch order schedule starting next week, Monday 24th February 2014.


Year 5-8 Ki-o-rahi Tournament

There will be a Ki-o-rahi event held on the 7th March 2014 at Lindvart Park from 10am to 2pm.  We will be taking 2 teams to participate in this fun event. If your child comes home with a permission slip please get it back to their teacher as soon as possible. Whanau are very welcome to come and support.


School start and finish times

A reminder to whanau that school starts at 8.50am and it is important that your child/children are at school at this time.

Similarly school ends at 3pm and it is also improtant that your child remains at school until this time. A few whanau regularly collect their child/children before 3pm and the children miss out on important things as they do when they are late.


Whanau Fun Fest 2014

The “Free” Whanau Fun Fest will be at Lindvart Park Saturday 1st March from 9am – 2pm.  Various activities.  For more information please contact Ryan Maraki on 0275885867 or email ryanm@sportnorth.co.nz.

Don Edmonds,
19 Feb 2014, 00:35