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Newsletter 202110 - 7 April 2021

Welcome

Welcome to our new tamariki, Renata MacPherson and their whānau! Nau mai haere mai!


Weetbix TRYathlon this Sunday

All Tryathletes need to bring their bike and helmet to school this Friday so that they can be named, they can be collected from about 2pm onwards. Whānau are to bring Tryathletes, bikes, helmets etc to Waitangi (opposite Copthorne) by 8am this Sunday 11 April and remain with your child until the end of the event which is usually around 12pm. Any queries please come and see or contact Whaea Lydia, 0272595246 or Whaea Chicky 021411534. 


Hōne Heke Monument Trip

A wee reminder, Senior and Middle syndicate classes will be walking to the Hōne Heke Monument as part of their Kaikohekohe inquiry learning. 

Dates are as follows

Rooms 14, 15 & 16 – Thursday 8th April (tomorrow)

Rooms 12 & 17 – Friday 9th April

If any whānau are interested in joining us on our haerenga please get in touch with your child's teacher. 


Special Visitors 

Last Thursday we were pleased to welcome Liz Watson from Stone Roofing in Hamilton, Liz is an ex pupil. She judged the houses that were designed and made by some children and was thrilled with the effort and technique many children used in their design.

The winning house was created by Cassandra Paraha Room 15. Cas was given a bag and lots of goodies for her great effort. Here she is with her whānau and another photo of other winners on the day.


Road Patrol 2021

A letter is coming home today with Year 5-6 tamariki that have shown an interest in becoming a  Road Patroller along Mangakāhia Road before or after school starting on Monday 3 May 2021 until the end of the year. Before they can start they will be doing training with Matua Hoani about road safety and what they need to do in this specialist area.


Rugby League Skills

We have Henry Wiki visiting our school on April 12th of this term at 1.30pm – 2.30pm to share some league skills with some of our interested senior students. 


Winter Sport - Netball & Hockey!

This week all children will bring home a verification notice to let whānau know what teams your child will be in for netball and hockey, and who your coaches will be. I am asking if we could have some whānau help (coaching/managing) with our year 3/4 netball teams x2 and hockey teams x2.

Netball skills will start this week on Thursday and Friday with Mrs Stillwell at lunchtime for all netballers. 

Netball and Hockey will start the first week of term 2.

Netball will be played on Wednesday’s after school at approximately 3.40pm to 4.45pm starting on the 5th of May through to 7th of July 2021. There will be a year 3/4 grade and a year 5/6 grade.

Hockey will be played on Saturday’s starting Saturday 8th May, term 2. 

10.00am Funsticks 0-2 years.

10.00am Mini sticks year 2-4

11.30am Kiwi Sticks development teams Years 3-5

12.30pm Kiwi sticks professionals Years 5/6

If you have any queries please contact Whaea Claire or Whaea Lydia. 


Basketball 2021

Next term Taal Smith will be running a basketball module from 24th May until 27th October. Games will be played on Monday evenings starting at 4pm and could run until 5.30pm. 

Basketball permission slips have been sent home for all those children who wish to play next term. We are looking at a possible 5 helpers to coach or manage a team for Monday’s. All teachers are in meetings till 5.30pm. If you can help out please contact Whaea Claire, Whaea Lydia or our school office.


OSCAR Holiday Programmes

Please check their Blogspot for OSCAR holiday programmes for both Junior and Midway ages.

If you have any questions please contact Gail 0272582244.