Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Newsletter - Term 2 Number 2

Hello, Kia Ora,

Westpac Helicopter Trust Fundraising

We will have a Winter Sports Challenge afternoon on Friday the 27th of May. We will begin activities at 1pm and finish at 3pm. There will be a short break at 2pm.
The students are looking for sponsors who can donate by filling in the form attached to this newsletter. All money needs to be at school on Friday. We need to bank it at the Westpac with our school code no later than Monday Helicopter – fundraising scratchy tickets - These are available at school. Bring in your change - $2 per ticket - $50 worth of scratchies.

Sparkz Netball Team - Year 6/7

What a great week you have had with two good games! The first game on Thursday afternoon was a match against Whenuakite 7/8 team, you played so well and showed great team spirit.
The second game was on Saturday against Coromandel 7. Congratulations to you all for a well deserved draw, you played an incredible game and have really come together as a team. The final score was 7/7!

Red Panthers - Yr 5/6

Player of the Day: Hope Simpson

  • Runner Up: Katey Donovan
Great effort girls. Unfortunately Coromandel won but the girls had a great game.
  • Player of the Day: Gracey R
  • Best & Fairest: Hannah

Parents there is a refereeing course on 25/5 & 11/6 10.30am after netball. It would be GREAT if you could come along to learn with us novices. It will get easier if we all help out.

Laughton King Parents’ seminar

Laughton King, Educational Psychologist author and visiting speaker will present a seminar for parents and interested parties on learning difficulties (including dyslexia) and co-operative parenting. This will be held at the Mercury Bay Area School library at 7pm on Thursday the 2nd of June. There is no charge however Laughton will have his books available for purchase.

Teacher Only Day

The School will be closed on Friday the 3rd of June. All the local schools are closed for professional learning.

Health and Safety

The Board of Trustees had a discussion regarding health and safety and will be reviewing this policy next month. During our discussions several issues arose. Fingernails should be short and clean as this minimises injuries during play. Our preference is for stud earrings. If for any reason your child has to wear a different design they must remove them during sports activities and playtime and lunchtime. They must have a container for them when not in use and a means to clean them before they are put back. I will send a copy of this policy home after it is reviewed by the BOT next month.
We have had some incidences of tummy and coughing bug. Children have been reminded to wash their hands and minimise the germ offensive.

McCain Vege Patch

Don’t forget to collect the barcodes from any McCain frozen vege pack. We can swap then for some great gardening prizes. We are currently on 200 points.

Phone Tree

I have attached the updated phone tree. Please check it and let me know if there are any changes.

Parent volunteers for work in the library

We would love to have some parents involved in our school library. This would be covering new books, shelving and some other tasks. Ring the school if you are able to help.


Thanks to the fundraising committee for their kind donation of $100 to the Coroglen Westpac Helicopter fund.

Thames Photo Competition

All the students have been working on the magic shot with the cameras. They have produced some great pictures, some of which will be published next week.

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