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NEWSLETTER NO. 22 –30/7/2015 30 Jul 2015

NEWSLETTER   NO. 22 –30/7/2015

 

MAORI LANGUAGE WEEK -  TE WIKI O TE REO MAORI

This week,  27th July – 2nd August we celebrate Maori Language Week. 

 Every year since 1975 New Zealand has marked Maori Language Week.  This is a time for all New Zealanders to celebrate te reo Maori (the Maori language) and to use more Maori phrases in everyday life.  Te reo Maori is undergoing a resurgence and more people speak the language.

Here are some are greetings :

E noho ra –     goodbye from a person leaving

Haere ra -     goodbye from a person staying

Haere mai/Nau mai –    welcome! Come!

He kona ra –    goodbye – less formal

Kia Ora  -    Hi! – general informal greeting

Morena –    good morning

Tena koe –    formal greeting to one person

Tena korua –    formal greeting to two people

Tena koutou –    formal greeting to many people

Tena tatou katoa –    formal inclusive greeting to everybody present

 

MAGIC CARD

We hope all students are making full use of the free library, internet and swimming pool use.  We are aiming to have ALL STUDENTS using the cards.  At this stage a number have NEVER used them!

 

CHOCOLATE FUND RAISING

Congratulations to the students who have used this opportunity to fundraise for their school fees and have well and truly covered all this year’s requirements already!!  We still have chocolates for you to sell;  it is proving to be a successful way to fundraise.  

 

SCHOOL FEES – TECHNOLOGY, MATHLETICS, SWIMMING,

 CAMPS, ACTIVITY FEE, SPORTS FEES

Statements for parents/caregivers for their child’s fees will accompany this newsletter.  The statement will outline where you are with your school fees.   If it shows a minus next to the total no payment is required.   We reiterate all families who make automatic payments through the school bank account will have these payments credited to the appropriate area by

Leanne Thompson. If you need any clarification phone her on 5677 453.

 If you would like to start an automatic payment please see the office for a form to be taken home to you.  Internet banking payments can be made to:  ASB, Queensgate  123 142 0298643 00

 

HOMEWORK

Please note students get homework regularly, continue to have the learning conversation at home with them.

 

         PARENT/CAREGIVER MEETINGS @ 6pm Reminder Dates:       Monday 10th August – Rooms 1 & 7.   Tuesday 11th August – Rooms 2 & 6

Wednesday 12th August – Rooms 3 & 5,   Thursday 13th August – Room 4.                                                  

Please diary these important dates now !

 

PRINCIPAL’S AWARD/LUCKY DRAW CARD

This week we congratulate Anamaria Alaiva’a R1 for her principal’s award and Laiman Tuilagi R5 for winning the gold card draw.

 

ICT PROGRAMME WITH VICTORIA UNIVERSITY/PUBERTY UNIT

The ICT programme continues this week and lots of our students are really enjoying the learning around the sessions which are really entertaining.

We have also begun the Puberty Unit which is always interesting for young adults and staff. 

SPORTS

Waterpolo: again the team had a good win 16-4 against HIBS.  Another great effort from the whole team.

Netball: Draw for Saturday:

Pulse 9am,       Diamonds 10am,       Magics 11am,      Ferns 3pm.

 All girls who play netball on Saturdays need to ensure they know the playing schedule and they arrive at the courts on time for their games.  This is really important – we must have 7 players on court at all times.

 

ROOM 2 CLASS TRIP

Yesterday room 2 had a great trip to Wellington to see the Gallipoli exhibition – The Scale of our War exhibition at Te Papa to follow up from our ANZAC unit.  They also had time for a walk along the Wellington wharf.

Next week on Wednesday 7th August Room 7 will be going to this exhibition.

 

Ian Hastie, Principal  

 

 

 

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