Thursday, March 3, 2016

Newsletter , Term 1, Wk 5

Hello / Kia Ora

River Hopping
River hopping is off this week due to the high water levels in the river. Instead we are going to Hahei to walk to Cathedral Cove and plan to leave school at 10.45am on Thursday. Thank you to those parents who have agreed to provide transport and supervision.

Thames Valley Swimming
The Thames Valley Swimming is next Tuesday 8th March. At this stage we have not been informed who has qualified for this round. We will let any children who have qualified know, as soon as we find out.

After nine years we think it is time for new management/ownership of the market. It comes with a responsibility to the community, every Sunday for six months, 2 x coffee machines, 15 x gazebos, plus loads more. We are not sure of price, but would love to hear from anyone who thinks they have what it takes. We are open to all ideas.
Please phone Fiona 866 3315
for more details
Hot Water Beach Charity Trail Bike Ride
Thank you to those parents who were able to help in the food stall on Sunday at the Charity Trail Bike Ride. We had a great turn out of supporters and successful sausage sizzle raising over $600. We are waiting for the organisers to finish paying the bills and will let you know how much money we raised on the day through registrations. Feedback from the riders has been good, so hopefully next year will be even bigger!
Across the River Swim
The annual Across the River Swim will be held on MONDAY 7th March 2016 (postponement date is 21 March 2016).
Student swimmers will cross the estuary using the ferry, they will then be directed to an area where they will enter the water and swim back across the estuary. The swimming event is closely supported/ supervised with boats supplied by Hot Water Beach Surf Life Saving - Whitianga Coastguard - Whitianga Harbourmaster – Dive Zone - Mercury Bay
Area School staff and parents supporting in kayaks.
LOW TIDE IS 12.13pm– the expected time when the first group of senior students will enter the water will be approx.12.45pm. Those that are Hot Water Beach Surf life guards will then re-enter the water to be our life guards for all other students participating.
Our Y7-8 children will be leaving the Coroglen School with Ms Upsall and Kylie Willigers, who will be crossing the river with them. If you have any concerns about this, please contact Jenny Upsall on 027 353 5224.


SATURDAY MARCH 19, 2016 from 8AM TO 5PM
Register & pay your $50 on the day from 8am. We will start riding from 9am We have a 4 and a half - 5 hour trek planned from the Mill Creek Valley over to the Kaimarama Valley - it is going to be awesome! If you are keen on coming, please txt your interest to Lisa 027 212 4999 or alternatively check out our Facebook page Coroglen Charity Horse Trek, for photos and more information.

Mercury Bay Day Camp
Day Camp for 6 – 13 year olds, at Cook’s Beach, will be in the second week of the school holidays: Wednesday 27th April to Friday 29th April. There is a limit on the numbers so please register quickly! Registration forms are attached.

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!
We have attached a parent’s guide from Caps Hauraki with hints and tip to make sure your child is prepared for school. Section 20 of the Education Act 1989 states that: Every person is required to be enrolled at a registered school at all times during the period beginning on the person’s sixth birthday and ending on the person’s 16th birthday.

Countdown filming Breakfast Club
On Tuesday the Countdown crew were at school filming an in house training resource for employees to let them know what wonderful things Countdown do for the community. Countdown supplies our school with groceries every week so we are able to provide a nutritious breakfast for the children a few times a week.

Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life?
Child, Youth and Family are currently looking for people in this area who can offer safe, caring, stable homes for young people in need of short term care, time out over weekends and/or holidays, or a home for life.
Our team will support you to understand and manage the challenges of fostering a young person, and we will be there with you to celebrate the successes.
You may be surprised; you could be just the right person to offer your care to a young person who needs you!
If you are interested in finding out more, or know someone who may be interested, or if you think you might be able to help in some other way then we would love to hear from you!
Please call Johnson Taoho, Care Services Manager, on 07 957 4740 or email

Fundraising Committee
Our next fundraising committee meeting is on Thursday 10th March at 3.30pm at the school. This is to organise the Horse Trek fundraiser on 19th March.

Spelling for juniors
Y2 & Y3 have spelling notebooks which should be kept in their book bags. There are instructions and words to learn in each book.

Have a wonderful week

Penny and the team

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