Thursday, June 16, 2016

Newsletter, Term 2, Wk 7

Hello / Kia Ora

Working Bee
Thank you to all the families who came down to school on Sunday to complete some of the jobs. You guys are awesome J Lisa, Clara & Lotti, Sheree, Steve, Elly & Lance, Kylie, Kale & whanau, Hayden, Jean, Jasper & Owen, Grandpa Ken Sims who tidied vinyl in the doorway and Grandpa Ian Webster who cleaned the flues & repaired the junior room fire.

Continuing Care Visit
Once again this trip was a success. Our children were amazing and the residents at Continuing Care really enjoyed the performance they put on for them. For some of our children it is a first time experience to be around elderly people.

Jump Rope for Heart
Jump Off day is this Thursday 16th June.
Children should be collecting sponsors and recording them on the information booklet sent home last week.

Winter Sports (Year 4-8)
We would like to remind the children to wear lace up shoes/sneakers to school as we are having sessions in netball and rippa rugby every day. We are still looking for anyone who can come down and help with soccer or hockey for a few sessions leading up to the. Winter Sports Day on Tuesday 5th July at Whenuakite School.

Pet Day
We are thinking of having Pet Day on Saturday 15th October so start planning what pet you are going to bring this year and how you can help. We hope to build on past successful Pet Days to make it even better than before.

BOT Meeting
Our new Board of Trustees met yesterday for the first time. They are the people you elected to represent and govern your school.
We are continuing to work with our statutory advisor, Rob Naumann, who is guiding the new board and staff. The Education Review Office (ERO) will be visiting the school again next term and we also have some major property projects coming up (new sewerage system and break out space). Another key task for the board will be the appointment of a new principal of course.

Again, thank you to the departing board members, Jacinta O’Donohue and Ken Adlam, and to Kerrie Macdonald and Fiona Cocker for coming forward for nomination.

We are reading and writing about Matariki and exploring ways to celebrate. Today we made healthy dips with Briar from Project Energize and had fun using the parachute for some team building games. Thank you to all the families who contributed ingredients for the dips – the beetroot and the guacamole were the favourites.

Head lice
Please keep checking – they are still around!

Have a good week, from Jean and the team…

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