Term 1 Number 5
Wednesday 5th March 2014
Hello / Kia Ora
Principal update - Penny remains in Waikato Hospital having more tests done to try and identify the cause of her problems. Antonio has decided to stay with his father in Hamilton while Penny is in hospital. We expect them both to be back home shortly.
Peninsula Central Swimming – Well done to our competitors who competed in the Peninsula Central Swimming at MBAS on Monday 3rd March. We had some very good results with our swimmers.
25m Backstroke 8-9yr Jerome Melde 3rd
25m Backstroke 8-9yr Sean Smith 5th
25m Backstroke 11yr Carter Hodge 1st
25m Backstroke 12yr Antonio Rupeti
25m Freestyle 8-9yr Jerome Melde 1st
25m Freestyle 8-9yr Tyrese Melde 3rd
25m Freestyle 11yr Carter Hodge 2nd
25m Freestyle 12yr Antonio Rupeti
50m Breastroke 11yr Ben Smith 3rd
50m Freestyle 8-9yr Sean Smith 4th
50m Freestyle 11yr Ben Smith 2nd
The Peninsula Cluster is on Tuesday 18th March and those children who have qualified will be contacted.
Consultation Forms – Please return the consultation forms sent out last week ASAP.
We also need the Bible in class forms to be returned to the school this week.
Annual across the river swim – This is open to Year 7 & 8 children and will be held on Wednesday 12th March (Friday 14th March). Students will cross the river on the ferry from 11am, they will then be directed to an area where they will enter the water and swim back across the estuary. The swimming event is closely
supported/supervised with boats supplied by Hot Water Beach Surf Life Saving, Whitianga Coastguard, Whitianga Harbourmaster, Dive HQ, MBAS staff and parents supporting in kayaks. Low tide is at 10.45am; the expected time when the first group will cross is after 11.10am. We will need to leave school at 10.30am. As this is a water activity, please complete the attached permission/transport slip.
Tag Knockout Tournament – Remember the knockout tournament and end of season prize giving is this Saturday 8th March at the Rugby Club.
For those who are playing on either Coroglen Team in the Tag Rugby tournament this Saturday it will start at 9am sharp—so it would be great for teams to aim at getting there about 8:30 am.
The games will go for most of the day so please bring lunch and plenty to drink. Prize giving will follow at about 5pm. Thanks everyone we are looking forward to it, see you all there.
School Pool – We have had an incident over the weekend when Jessie discovered parts of nappy filling in the school pool when she was cleaning it. This can cause serious problems with our filtering system, as well as being very unhygienic. Please make sure your toddlers wear the appropriate swimming nappies when swimming in the school pool.
School sores – we have had an outbreak of school sores at the school. Please check your child and if there are any open sores, take them to the doctor to get appropriate medication and keep them home until they are cleared to prevent further spreading.
Life Education Trust – The children have been enjoying their visits to the Life Education Classroom. Pictured are Sashka Highway and Riely-Jean Macdonald with Harold and Rachel from Life Education Trust.
Mercury Bay Junior Rugby Club Meeting - Reminder to all Committee members and Coaches, there is a Mercury Bay Junior Rugby Club meeting held this Wednesday 5th March 2014, in the clubrooms at 6pm. See you all there. Contact Teremoana by ph 869 5578 or mob 021 1294 626 or by email jo[email protected] if you are unable to attend.
Trail Bike Ride – A huge thank you goes to our parents and teachers who worked at the trail ride on Sunday. We had a fantastic day, perfect weather and lots of happy riders.
We think we have raised between $2,000 and $2,500 after costs. Well done!
We will have a fundraising committee meeting next Thursday 13th March. On the agenda is –
Fundraising plan for the year
Fund distribution – working with our school
We hope to see some new faces as well as our regular ones.
Thank you – Fiona Illingworth
Congratulations to past pupil Liam Parry who is head of the MBAS middle school. We are very proud that Coroglen kids excel in these roles at the Area School.
CROSS THE RIVER SWIM
Year 7 &8
My child /ren…………………………
………………………………. has/have permission to take part in the cross the river swim on Wednesday the 12th of March.
I can transport my child/ren and ……. others. I can/cannot help supervise on the water.
Note from Pat
Many thanks for the warm welcome I have received this week. I will work closely with staff, parents and children to fill the gap until Penny is able to return. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns or just to say hi.
Have a fantastic week
Pat and the team