Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Newsletter Term 1, week 6

Coroglen School Newsletter

Term 1 Number 6
Wednesday 13th March 2013

Hello / Kia Ora

School Website – don’t forget to check out our website. You will find newsletters and other information at www.coroglenschool.co.nz

Marine Biodiversity for the senior room, please make sure you have filled out and returned these forms to the school, as we need to make sure we have the  parent to child ratio covered.

Charity Trail Bike Ride – A huge thank you to all those volunteers who helped set up on Saturday, and those who were there on Sunday. It was a fantastic day for the riders and spectators. Our fundraising group raised just over $3000.

Mill Creek Bird Park – A newsletter will be sent home next week with all the details.

FREE Guided Community Snorkel Day has been postponed to this Saturday 16th March from 10am to 3pm at Gemstone Bay, Cathedral Cove. The day is a great opportunity for locals and visitors to check out the intricate caves, underwater arches and many species of fish like snapper and crayfish which can be seen on the snorkel trail at Gemstone Bay. Free hire snorkel gear and wetsuits will be available on the day for anyone 10 years and older.

Milo Promotion – Reminder this Saturday Milo is promoting Junior Rugby through a breakfast in conjunction with Mercury Bay Junior Rugby Club on Saturday 16th March, at the Mercury Bay Senior Clubrooms at Lyon Park at 9am. Afterwards will be a light run, so remember boots, mouth guards & water bottles

Hot Water beach Surf Lifesaving finals – were held on Sunday and attended by some of our students. Congratulations to Sean Smith who was the 8 year old boys Champion, Ben Smith who was second in the 10 year old boys, to Caitlyn Hodge who won ribbons and Anna Smith who was the overall Champion of the pre-schoolers.  Please enjoy Sean’s story writing about his day.
Anna, Sean and Ben Smith with their Hot Water Beach
Surf Lifesaving medals and ribbons from the finals last Sunday.

One of your local Kiwi Conservation groups started in 2002. We do predator control work over 3000h including two "Significant Natural Areas": the Parakau and the Kapowai. We work with private landowners and conservation groups to protect Kiwi, Hochstetter Frogs, Fern Birds and all native flora and fauna. Every winter. volunteers do a Kiwi Call Count Listening Survey. In order to maintain our Inc. Society status/funding, we need new committee members and a chairperson. The work we do is invaluable and does not require a big time commitment. If you have any inquiries or interest, please ring Jenny 866 3919 or Murray 866 3873.

Penny Anderson and the Team

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