NEWSLETTER NO. 10 23/04/2015 23 Apr 2015

NEWSLETTER NO. 10    23/04/2015

Welcome back to term two!

 

ANZAC DAY

Reminder that Monday 27th is a holiday to observe ANZAC Day - there will be no school.

 On Saturday 25th the school will be represented by our Young Leaders at both the Taita and Stokes Valley ANZAC Services on Saturday morning.  We are also very proud to have set up our “Field of Remembrance” in the school grounds under our school sign.  All students are showing a great deal of respect towards this garden which is wonderful to see.

 

TERM 2

A very busy term is ahead of us with another 50 days of learning to look forward to.  We have reports at the end of the term and also parents/caregiver interviews.  We obviously want all students to be working to the best of their ability throughout this term.  With mid year testing and reports going out we want all students to be producing their very best work and results.  The ANZAC topic work has been an excellent start to the term and students have been quickly into their maths and literacy.

 

SCHOOL PHOTOS

School Photos are being taken on Thursday 30th April, envelopes have been handed out this week please ensure that correct money is placed in the envelope and it is sealed. We only collect these and pass the envelopes on to the photographer unopened. Please ensure your child returns the envelope by Tuesday if they want a photo.

 

INTERSCHOOL SPORTS

The big events this term are 7A Side Rugby for boys and girls at Trentham Memorial Park on Wednesday 13th May, and the Interschool Cross Country at Trentham Memorial Park on Wednesday 10th June. We have many able students who can represent the school well in these events however they need to train to perform to their best.

 

WINTER SPORTS

Netball, Basketball and Water Polo these will kick off very shortly and the B.O.T have generously subsidized  a great deal of the cost. Letters will come home with the details, it is important that the nominal fee is paid now. The expectation is that all students will make practices and turn up to games. Our parent/caregiver coaches need all our support.

 

TERM 2 CLASSROOM MEETINGS

These will take place between  11th – 21st May. This is once again an opportunity for all parents/caregivers to meet informally in classrooms with classroom teachers and students. Last terms meetings were very successful and we look forward to getting a full turn out in May. Please pencil in the following dates to ensure you make it. All meetings begin at 6.00pm

Room 1 Monday 18th May, Rooms 2 & 4 Tuesday 19th May, Room 3 Wednesday 20th May, Room 5 Tuesday 12th  May, R6 Wednesday 13th  May & Room 7 Thursday 21st May.

 

PRINCIPAL’S AWARD AND LUCKY DRAW

Congratulations to Brianna Woodall R6 the winner of the principal’s award for a positive, excellent start to the term and Sesilia Va’a  R5  the winner of the                                                        gold card draw.  Well done! You have both been making good choices.

 

HUTT MANA TRUST

We have been fortunate to gain funding from the Trust to put in a water tank and irrigation system for our garden / orchard area- yes we are excited about it as we will be able to use roof rain water to water our garden throughout the year.  A great conservation option for our students!!

 

TECH BLOCK UPGRADE UPDATE

The technology block is nearing completion with both Art & Wood back into their rooms.  The other three rooms should all be completed in the next two weeks.  They all now have double glazed windows, colourful wall space, greater storage, stainless steel benches (food room) and an upgraded modern learning space for design work.  All very exciting and we will be glad to be back to normal soon!!

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

FUND RAISER:  JESSIE’S ROTI.  Accompanying this newsletter is a fundraising venture by Young Enterprise Business Studies.  We like to support students who are being resourceful in their learning.

 

Ian Hastie, Principal