Thursday, September 1, 2016

Newsletter, Term 3, Week 6

Hello and Kia ora tatou.

Upcoming Events
Wednesday 7th Sep
TV Cross Country
Tuesday 13th Sep
Paid Union Meeting
Wednesday 14th Sep
Vision Hearing
Friday 23rd Sep
Last day of term 3
Saturday 15th Oct
Pet Day

Daffodil Day
Our school was bright with shades of yellow, orange and green on Friday to help raise money for cancer research. Our little school raised $63.80 which Jenny took to the New World Daffodil Day collection along with a poster of the children and daffodils they had made. We would like to thank parents for their support.

Thank you Lloyd and Stella McQueen who are halfway through clearing the mulch from the front of the school. We are still looking for any other parents who can help move the pile.

Paid Union Meeting
There is a paid union meeting on the afternoon of Tuesday 13th September.
As nearly all the teachers from the surrounding schools will be attending the meeting, MBAS and Whenuakite are closing early and so the school bus will be running earlier.
If your child needs to go on the bus, the bus will be leaving school at 1.15pm. We will still be open and Mrs. Lee will be here, so you may prefer to collect your child/ren from the school at 3pm.

Once again AgriSea New Zealand has sent our school 250ml bottles of AgriSea Animal Health Tonic nutritional supplement. This tonic will help your animal gain weight, improve rumen development, have a shiny coat and be in all round top condition. If you need a bottle, please ask your teacher.

Thames Valley Cross Country
Details have been sent home to the children who are part of the Peninsula Team. We wish you all luck next Wednesday.

Our children are still running through New Zealand and have now passed Ashburton, a total distance of 1179kms.

Dotterels – Student Report
Last Thursday all the children were greeted by Nicky from Department of Conservation, who was speaking about the reducing numbers of dotterels and what we can do to help their survival.
One of the ways is to make sure your dog is on a leash while you are at the beach.
Nicky was surprised by the interesting questions the children asked.
How long do they live for – the oldest dotterel on record is 36 years, but the normal age is 20 years.
What do you do if you see a baby dotterel without a mother – walk away and ring DoC if a parent dotterel doesn’t return.
How big can they grow – about the same size of an oyster catcher.
How many eggs do they lay - dotterels normally lay 3 eggs in their nest, but sometimes there is only two, or four.
Our children are working on individual posters.  One from each room will be picked to be displayed on a Coromandel beach.

Book Club
Please get your orders in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment if they have sold out.

Speed Trailer
The speed trailer will be outside our school for the rest of the week. This is to help promote awareness to drivers of their speed as they are passing our little school.

Have a good week,
from Jean and the team.

With special thanks to our sponsors:

Whitianga Pig Hunting Club

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