Thursday, April 30, 2015

Newsletter, Term 2, No 2

Hello / Kia Ora

Last week we welcomed Moana Manukau to our senior room and her siblings Whenua and Ransom who are in the junior room. We have also welcomed back Seth and Max Willigers to our senior room, and their brother Ty to the junior room.

Parent volunteers
We are seeking parent volunteers to help with instructional reading in the junior room. If you are able to help out between 9am and 10am any day Monday to Thursday, please fill in the slip at the end of this newsletter with your preferred day and return to the school.

Y4-8 Winter Sports
This will be held on Tuesday 23rd June at Whenuakite School. We have started training for this. Please ensure your children remember to bring sneakers.
Any parents willing to come down and help train the children in netball, hockey, rippa or soccer will be most welcome. Please let Jenny know if you can help out. We have 7 weeks of training.

El Grego the Magician
El Grego will be performing at Whenuakite School next Wednesday 6th May from 9.15am for the senior class. During his show El Grego weaves his skills as a magician, ventriloquist and presenter with a message that teaches children key values for a great day at school. $2 gold coin donation. No pre-schoolers as per magicians request. We will require transport to Whenuakite School to leave Coroglen School by 8.50am, and returning back to Coroglen after the show ends. Please complete the transport slip.

Phone Tree
Thanks to those families who have updated their contact information. Please use the attached revised phone tree list which includes our new families.

Lucky Book Club
These were incorrectly stamped with a return date of 29th May. The correct return date is 29th April. If you would like a lucky book, please have your orders in by Thursday.

ANZAC special
The children made poppies which adorned the white crosses they had made up. On Friday they set up a Remembrance Field with the 30 white crosses and the names of 30 New Zealand soldiers who had died fighting in World War 1. In the afternoon during Friday assembly Bianca read the ode ‘Least we Forget”. We also raised the flag and each student named one of the fallen soldiers from the crosses, whom they were studying. We then observed a one minute silence. We all sang the national anthem before tucking into some Anzac biscuits made by the children. “Least we Forget”

I would like to volunteer to help in the junior room with instructional reading.

I am able to help on (please circle)    Monday

Tuesday    Wednesday      Thursday

Name __________________________________________

Signed __________________________________________  

I can/cannot help with transport on Wednesday 6th May to Whenuakite School.

I can take ______ other children (with seatbelts) besides my own.
I will be at the school at 8.45am, ready to leave by 8.50am.


HPV vaccination survey – participants wanted.
Parents and caregivers of children and young people aged 9 – 23 years are invited to participate in a survey investigating knowledge and attitudes around HPV vaccination. The survey is anonymous and should take 5-10 minutes. Please access the online survey at  or request a hard copy by calling 04 979 3106.
The researcher is a PhD candidate at the Centre of Public Health Research, Massey University. For further information please go to or contact

Have a wonderful week,

Penny and the team

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