Thursday, July 30, 2015

Newsletter, Term 3, Wk 2

Hello / Kia Ora

Correction to last week’s newsletter – The Bay’s Best 2015 auditions are at the Mercury Bay Area School this Saturday. Please meet outside the school office by the flag pole at 1.45pm to tune up and get organised. If you cannot make the audition, please let Jenny or Justine know.

Cross Country
The annual school Cross Country will be held on Tuesday 11th August at Whenuakite School.
The Thames Valley Cross Country will be held in Whitianga on Wednesday 16th August for those children who qualify.

We will walk the courses first at 11am, and then the racing begins. Parents are welcome to come and support the children. Racing starts around 11.30am and finishes around 1pm.

We are training every day for this, so children will need clothing and suitable footwear for running games and training.

As we will be requiring transport to Whenuakite School, a transport slip will be in next week’s newsletter to be completed and returned.

Our Place Our Stories
Continuing with our integrated unit study on Our Place Our Stories the children have been working in groups on various activities involving different types of media.

Yui and Myah are working on their Maori Calendars. They are putting the different moon phases in then will record when it is good to go eeling, fishing and to plant seedlings.

Valo has been learning how to use google earth to look at Our Place. He is pointing out where he lives.

Moana is using a software programme called puppet pal, to create a puppet from her face to use in a play about a Coroglen School pupil.

Yesterday we all braved the weather and walked some of the heritage trail when the weather allowed. The museum was fabulous and we highly recommend that families go and have a look regularly. The children enjoyed getting hands on in the classroom exhibition.

Head Lice outbreak
There has been a small outbreak of nits in the school. Please check your child's hair. If you find nits present, please keep your child home until they have been treated.

Petition for safer roads in Coroglen
We are asking for a slow speed zone of 50-70km instead a dangerous 100km open road. Double yellow lines stopping passing on the main road. Children crossing signage and repositioning of bridge sign causing less confusion.
Parents wanting to sign this petition for safer roads in Coroglen can come in and sign it in our staff room.

Coroglen Playgroup
Currently there isn’t anybody running Coroglen Playgroup. Unfortunately if nobody wants to take over running the playgroup, it will officially close on August 19th. All remaining Ministry funding and all equipment and supplies ever purchased with Ministry funding have to be returned. If you don’t want to see Coroglen Playgroup come to an end and would like to get involved, please contact Hazel 021 924 841.

Stationery Accounts
Stationery accounts are attached. Your prompt payment would be greatly appreciated.

Have a wonderful week

Penny and the team

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