Thursday, September 18, 2014

Newsletter, Term 3, Wk 9

Hello / Kia Ora
My mum lost money through one of those fake ‘bank’ emails asking for her account number and password. She is a target for every scam going. How can I help her and my family to wise up?
There are constant streams of scams and victims online. But these scams usually follow a format. ScamMachine lets you make your own video news item about a scam “victim”. Customise the video to include a specific or common scam and put your friends or family in it. Then send them this news item via email or post it on your social network page (with their permission of course). Maybe next time they’ll be more careful.

At Home with Maths
For those parents who are interested in purchasing “At Home with Maths” – a maths homework book for children, the school has the opportunity to purchase these at a cost of $14. Please fill out the slip at the end of the newsletter if you are interested.

Pet Day 2014
We need people to fill roles for Pet Day. The role will include the planning, gathering of tools/ prizes and the enlisting of help from others, for example...if you run the food stall then you purchase the sausages etc, set up on the day,, run the stall and pack up afterwards and delegate jobs and gather people to help you.

The events we are running are....
The needle in the haystack
Horseshoe toss
Coconut Shy
Gumboot toss
Hit the nail on the head
Plus we need helpers on the food stall.

We already have Teresa on face painting. Hazel organising the market stalls. Sam with her delicious sushi and Fiona on food stall.
Please fill in your preference of job. We will allocate jobs ourselves if not enough response is received so choose yourselves now or we will choose for you.
There is plenty of support and info to make these jobs manageable so let's make this the best Pet Day yet. Call Amy 866 3134 or Fiona 866 3779 if you have any queries.

Working Bee
Don't forget our working Bee this Sunday 21st September between 10am and 12pm.
Please bring your spades and gloves. We look forward to seeing you all. Many hands make light work!

Yummy Stickers
Final day for the Yummy Sticker sheets is this Friday so we can get them sent off.

Volleyball Tournament
We have entered two teams in the 1 day, 4 a-side Tournament on Friday 19th September at MBAS. Coroglen Blue is the year 5& 6s team and Coroglen Gold is the 7&8s team. We will require transport to Mercury Bay and need to leave Coroglen School by 8.45am as the first game starts at 9.30am. Children will need to bring suitable clothing and shoes, lunch and drink for the day. If you can provide transport, please fill in the transport slip below.  This needs to be returned tomorrow so we can get it sorted. It is expected to finish around 4pm so some children may need collecting. Providing the transport slips are back by tomorrow we can organise transport to and let people know if transport is required home.

End of Term 3
Next Friday 26th September is the last day of Term 3.  Term 4 will commence on Monday 13th October.

Fundraising Committee
Remember the Fundraising meeting this Friday at the school at 3pm. If you are a new family and interested in participating in fundraising for the school please do come along and meet the rest of the team.

Year 7/8 Inter-school Basketball
Mercury Bay, Whenuakite, Coroglen, Te Rerenga
Starting Term 4 - Thursday afternoons 3.30pm at the MBAS basketball gym (the new big one)
Mixed teams of boy and girl teams - minimum of 5 players. Enteries to Sandi Lowe - via Amy Hodge. Fees: $20 per team. Will run each Thursday 14th Oct - Tues 25th Nov.

Thames Valley year 7/8 competition
Not mixed teams, boy and girl teams - minimum of 5 players per team. This competition has taken on a new format this year. Rather than the travel to other towns in the Thames Valley as in previous years, this competition will be run on 2 Sundays with round robin games being held and depending on entries, each team hoping to have 3 games on the 1 day.
First comp is to be held in Whitianga on Sunday 2nd Nov and the second comp to be held in Waihi on Sunday 30th Nov. Each team that enters this Thames Valley competition must be able to play in both comps. I'm not sure on the entry fee for the Valley comp. I think it is $50 per team but will confirm this with you.
Entries to Sandi Lowe - via Amy Hodge by Thursday 25th Sept. This is entries for both competitions - inter school and Thames Valley.

Miniball - Junior Basketball
Diane Vetter is starting year 4 to 6 mini balls for Term 4 in the MBAS gym on Tuesday afternoons from 3.30 - registration info will be sent via Amy. This is $25 per player and each player gets their own basketball to keep!

Jump Rope for Heart
Jump day is next Wednesday 24th September. Don’t forget to collect your sponsorship for this fundraiser. Shontelle and Isabelle have already collected most of their money and sent it into school. Thank you girls!

Mercury Bay Amateur Swimming Club
Registration Day for ALL swimmers 2014-15 season -Learn to swim (5yr olds) right through to adult squad swimmers is Thursday 25th September 2014.
Togs will be available to buy. Forms can be picked up only from the school office, Birdwood Springs Mini Putt on Joan Gaskell Drive and online
Enquiries phone/text Paula Harvey 021 207 7406.

Tree Planting report by Sashka Highway
Today we went to plant trees by the Coroglen River. Just the seniors went. We went in cars so if it rained we could go quickly.
It was really cold and it was raining. Some people were very cold. My hands were cold like ice.
When we got to school we were cold and damp so Justine lent us some clothes so we were warm.

Tree Planting report by Shontelle Catton
What we did – We planted trees, and it was raining as we were planting.
When we got there, there were heaps of people so we got the job over with.
When we were finished we went back in to the cars.
Thank you parents and all the other people that brought the trees. Thank you parents for bringing the children in cars.

Tree Planting by Isabelle Catton Yr 7, Age 12
This morning the senior class and a few mothers came to the Coroglen Sale yard to plant trees to make a picnic area. This was an idea of Thames Coromandel District Council (a.k.a) T.C.D.C.
I planted with Amy, Caitlyn, Sashka and Craig. We, as a group planted over 25 trees. My whole body was like a popsicle because of the rain. Everyone was soaked.
Overall I think we did really well and when we come back in about 20 years, we can all say that we planted some of those trees. I had heaps of fun.
Thanks to Amy for the pictures J

Have a fantastic week!
 Penny and the Team



Yes I am interested in purchasing an “At Home with Maths” Workbook for my child _________________________________________________________

I understand the teacher will select one from the series to suit my child’s ability.

I have enclosed $14 per book.

Signed: ______________________________________________



I will/will not be available to help on Pet Day- Saturday 18th October.

I am interested in doing the
      The needle in the haystack
      Horseshoe toss
      Coconut shy
      Gumboots toss
      Hit the nail on the head
      Helping on the food stall

Signed: __________________________________________



I can/cannot provide transport for my child and _____ others on Friday 19th September.

I will be ready to leave Coroglen School at 8.45am.

Signed: ________________________________________________


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