Term 2 Number 8
Wednesday 26th June 2013
Hello / Kia Ora
HWB Plantings – Thank you to everyone who helped with transport and supervision last Thursday to Hot Water Beach for our annual planting on such a cold morning.
Over the last 12 years we have helped to transform the land between the road and the beach as you enter Hot Water Beach. This year we planted out 400 plants including flax and cabbage trees as well as some pohutukawa and puriri trees the school had received in the paper for trees scheme, but decided would become too big for our school grounds. These were planted along the new car park and up-graded track leading to the hot pools.
Winter Sports – Transport is required for our Years 4-8 next Wednesday 3rd July to Whenuakite School. If you are able to provide transport, please complete and return the attached slip at the end of the newsletter.
BBQ sausages will be for sale during the day. Children can take food breaks during rounds they are not playing in.
If you are able to come along and cheer the teams on for part of the day or all day, please do come. It is an exciting day, seriously competitive and lots of fun. Come and watch the
children display their skills at netball, football, uni hockey, rippa rugby and inside games.
This week we are building strategies for Connect Four and require some to practice with. If you have Connect Four at home we would appreciate being able to use it for the next week. You may also be able to give your children a few winning hints for noughts and crosses, checkers and snap!
Working Bee – our gardens and grounds still need a bit of attention (mainly weeding the gardens) so we would appreciate it if you are able to come down anytime to make a start.
Mercury Bay Area School have invited our Years 4-8 to a special performance of their school production, Back to the 80s next Tuesday 2nd July. We will be leaving at 11.15am to arrive by 11.45am. The show will start at 12 noon, and finish by 2pm. Once again if you can provide transport on this day, please complete and return slip at the end of this newsletter.
Sports roundup - Congratulations to Stella McQueen who made the Rep Netball team and travelled to Paeroa last Wednesday to win the Thames Valley Schools tournament. What an achievement.
Congratulations also to Zoe Jordan and Riley-Jean for receiving players of the day in Rippa and netball over the weekend, and Antonio Rupeti-Anderson for receiving player of the day in rugby.
Library books stocktake – Could we please have all library books returned/reissued before the end of term.
Fundraising Committee – are looking for donations of wild pork, so they can have it made up into sausages for sausage sizzles. So if you have any wild pork in your freezer, please give Fiona a ring on 866 3779.
Enjoy your week, Jean and the team