Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Newsletter - Term 2 Number 1

Ian Jones Visit: Yesterday we had a visit from Ian Jones the former All Black lock and now an ambassador for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. We have 21 days to fundraise for this worthy cause. All funds raised will go towards maintaining this very important resource. The students have come up with some great ideas – Rugby a thon, scratchies raffle (18+), busking, who is this baby?..... Each child will have their personal contributions recorded and the top fundraisers will have an opportunity to have a ride in the helicopter with Richie McCaw. Ian Jones and Ritchie McCaw both attended small rural schools.


Ian Jones, former All Black (and a testament to wearing a mouth guard!)


Jerseys galore - Some budding players             Spot the ex All Black

We are running a “Lucky Lotto Bonus Draw Number” over the next three weeks (Numbers 1-40. For a $6 donation you will be in the draw for a return of $30 per week. The other $50 will go to the Appeal. Please call the school and send your $6 along before Friday, to reserve your favourite number. Sorry13, 16 and 23 are already taken.

Netball – Red Panthers: The girls had a great start to the season by playing 2 games. One was against MBAS & one was against Te Rerenga. Unfortunately we didn't win either game but everyone did very well. With a bit more practice we'll easily turn the score around! Special thanks to Katie B, Gracey R & Tia for also helping another team out so they played 3 games. Player of the Day went to Charlotte who got a goal and played really well and Best & Fairest went to Tia who was playing her very first game. L'shae also had a great game and played for the first time too. Big thanks to Tracey for stepping up and coaching! Practice on Thursday. Mary

Netball Team Year 6/7: Congratulations to all of you for such a fantastic start to the season! You all came and gave your best in a tough game against MB Diamonds, with the final score of 15 / 1 to the Diamonds.
Player of the Day: Hrisa
Fair Play Award: Jasmine
Looking forward to seeing you at practice on Thursday at 3.15pm.
There were no reports from the rugby boys.

Stationery Accounts: These are attached to this newsletter.

Scholastic Book Club Orders: It would help us if when ordering from Scholastic you were able to send a cheque or pay by credit card.

School Phone Tree: The flood season is upon us and there may be a need to activate our Phone Tree. The phone tree is the fastest and most efficient way to communicate with the whole school community. If you do not want your number published please let me know as I am sending it home with next week’s newsletter. This will be in draft in case of any incorrect numbers in our Student Manager System. The final list will come home the following week.

Have a safe and happy week.


What had Ian Jones said Alana?

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