Thursday, August 4, 2016

Newsletter, Term 3, Wk 2

Hello / Kia Ora

Cross Country 
Yesterday we had a mammoth day running clocking up 106km taking us 65km past Taihape on our way to Sanson with a total of 403km so far! Please remind your children to wear appropriate clothing for training as we have had the odd child trying to run in gumboots, and it is not easy. We still have 20 of the blue school t-shirts missing. Please check drawers and laundry baskets for them so that we have enough to give out. Transport slip and information will come home next week.


Parent Teacher Interviews
Parent/Teacher/Student interviews will be held on Monday 8th August. This will be a Teacher Only Day, however you can bring your child to school to be a part of the interview process. Please fill in the return slip with the time of day that suits you best. 9am to 11am, 11am to 1pm, 1pm to 3pm, 3pm to 5pm, or evenings 6pm to 8pm. If Wednesday or Thursday evening suits you better we will try to accommodate this.
We feel it is important to be able to speak with every whanau and will be allocating at least 20 minutes for each discussion.

Board of Trustees Meeting
Next BOT meeting is on Tuesday 9th August at 3.30pm in the Library. All welcome.



Thank you to Leon Melde for bringing in a box of kindling. We are still waiting for the other families for their contributions towards starting our fires on a chilly morning.

Garden Maintenance
A few of our gardens need weeding now before they get out of hand. We would appreciate it if you have a spare hour or two, to come down and pull some weeds. If it is done regularly it is not so overwhelming. We also have a pile of mulch which needs to be moved from the front of our school.

Meeting Requirements and Needs
The MOE requires our school to record the ethnic identity of our students. They request families to choose one ethnic category by which they are officially recognised. However we often have more than one ethnic group in our family background.
On our school roll we have 41% of children whose ethnic identity is registered as Maori, but may not have indicated which iwi they are from. Most others have chosen NZ European but we do have a diverse cultural make-up to our school population. To help us best meet the needs of your children we are interested to gather information on the children’s ethnic backgrounds. 
Please complete the short pro forma below to help us with this task.

Have a good week,
from Jean and the team.






Parent/Teacher Interviews
Please circle your preferred time:

Monday 8th Aug
9am-11am  /  11am-1pm  /  1pm-3pm
3pm-5pm  /  6pm-8pm

Wednesday 10th Aug
3pm-5pm  /  6pm-8pm

Thursday 11th Aug
3pm-5pm  /  6pm-8pm

Child’s name: ………………………..……………………….
…………………………………………………………………..…
……………………………………………………………..………
Ethnicity
Circle the ethnic group you identify with:

Maori – Iwi:.……………………………………………….....
Pacific Islands.………………………………………………
New Zealand European (Pakeha) .…………………
Australian............................................................................
Asian......................................................................................
European.............................................................................
American..............................................................................
Other......................................................................................
How well do we meet your child’s or children’s needs?

↑Poor                     Satisfactory             Excellent↑

↑Poor                     Satisfactory             Excellent↑

↑Poor                     Satisfactory             Excellent↑

Signed....................................................................................

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