Thursday, September 10, 2015

Newsletter, Term 3, Wk 8

Hello / Kia Ora

Peninsula Cross Country
Congratulations to the children who competed in the Peninsula Cross Country in Whitianga on 26th August. Unfortunately the next round of competitions is year 7 & 8, and we did not have any qualifiers this year
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Pet Day

Thank you to those families who have brought in grocery items for the grocery hamper raffle. We are still collecting non-perishable items for the hamper.

The children have been given guidelines for their pet day diaries or projects which they should have all started working on. If you would like more information about these, please come and see us at the school.

Preparations for fundraising activities for the day are well on the way now. Jacinta O’Donohue is the co-ordinator of Pet Day this year. If you haven’t already got a job…you will probably be hearing from her soon.

If you would like to have a stall at Pet Day selling your own products or produce…please get in touch with Hazel on 021 924 841.

This year we are introducing some new categories. Best fancy dress pet, best fancy dressed owner or best fancy dressed owner & pet as well as best trick by a pet. We look forward to judging these categories.

Board of Trustees Meeting
Our next BOT meeting is on Tuesday 22nd September in the staff room at 3.15pm. All are welcome.

Whitianga Touch Club
Junior Touch for boys, girls and mixed teams 6 years and up will be starting on Thursday 15th October and played every Thursday from 4.30pm at the Mercury Bay Multi Sports Complex. If you are interested in getting a team together or being put in a team, you can pick up a registration form from the school.

Kyla's Scrapbook
The children have been working on a scrapbook for Kyla Ngarium which Jenny took up to the hospital last weekend. It was jammed packed with pictures of Kyla during her years at Coroglen School. Kyla was so pleased with her scrapbook and said "it was her best ever gift". Thank you to all our children who put in their time and effort to make Kyla's Scrapbook such an amazing account of her time at Coroglen School.

Head lice and worms in the school
The time has come to be checking heads for lice and treating accordingly. Please keep children home until the infestation time is over.

It has also been reported some of the children at our school have had worms. At this time of year with pet day approaching we urge the children to wash their hands thoroughly after handling animals and using the toilet, to minimise infection. If you suspect your child has worms please go to the chemist for treatment.

Senior Rotorua Trip
We are still waiting for the return forms from five children before we can confirm the date and cost of this trip. We will have more information about it in next week’s newsletter.

Cover Up
From now through to the end of April our school policy states all children who want to play outside must wear a hat that will offer protection to the neck, ears and face. We recommend broad brimmed or bucket style hats. Nearly 80% of lifetime sun exposure happens before they age of 18, so it’s important to make sun protection a life-long habit, starting as young as possible.

New Teacher Aides
Welcome to Mordechai Nathan who on a trial basis for this position, paper work pending, as required under the new “Vulnerable Children’s Act”. We look forward to working with him in the future and formal introductions are to come. Kylie Willigers has continued volunteering in the senior and junior room as well as her stellar work in the gardens.

The Art Project – The Friendship Tree
The is the completed Art Project the junior and senior room children worked on together last Tuesday afternoon of the flooding. To brighten up Kyla Ngarimu’s room in Starship the children  decided to decorate their hands on this friendship tree to show Kyla we are all thinking of her.



Have a fantastic week
Penny and the team




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