Thursday, June 4, 2015

Newsletter, Term 2, Wk 7

Hello / Kia Ora
NZ World War 1 Memorial Forest Planting
We have been invited to be a part of the NZ WW1 Memorial Forest being created on the Coromandel as a part of a living memorial to those soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice in World War 1. The project will see a total of 18,166 trees planted at some 10 sites around the Coromandel – one tree for each soldier who died. Each forest will commemorate a different battle or campaign of the war, with at least one site in each five community board areas. The Cathedral Cove site will honour the 2,779 soldiers who gave their lives at Gallipoli. The event will occur rain or shine, and it is planned that 100 trees will be planted on the DOC site above Cathedral Cove on the day, along with the laying of 2,779 flax crosses along the path by the students of local schools.
This is open to Y5-6 children as our Y7-8 children will be at manual. The invitation is limited to 5 children. If you are interested in providing transport please notify the school asap. The first five children to register their interest will be chosen.

Winter Sports – Y4-8
We have been training daily for the Winter Sports against Whenuakite School which is always a keenly fought contest for the little school that can – and does. Many thanks to Kerrie Macdonald for taking the children for netball each Tuesday.  Any other help with soccer, rippa or court hockey will be greatly appreciated. Children need to wear sneakers and the appropriate clothing every day. We only have three weeks left of training.

Kaka sighting at Coroglen School
Two of our students reported  Kaka sightings last week and were able to identify the direction they were flying which was appreciated by the DOC as per attached letter. If you have sighted any Kaka  or Kereru, please let DOC know and the direction they are flying. Ph 867 9182

People Basics First Aid Training
New Zealand Red Cross have been providing basic first aid training to students across New Zealand for many years and are offering our senior class an opportunity to complete their People Savers basic first aid training. During the course students will learn their DRSABC, how to call for help, how to respond to broken bones, poisons, and burns and scalds. We are asking for a gold coin donation to cover costs. This is for our senior class students and is on Monday 29th June.

Have a wonderful week, from Penny and the team

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