Thursday, December 1, 2016

Newsletter, Term 4, Week 8

Hello and Kia ora tatou.

Junior Farm visit Thanks to all the parents and grandparents who helped on the junior’s farm visit & beach fun day yesterday. Special thanks to Ashlee, Kali and Steve for making the farm and Banana Boat available to us. These days outside the classroom are an important opportunity for children to develop social and behavioral skills, and to have new experiences (like milking a cow, trying the milk and making our own butter!).

Stationery Accounts and Environment Donation

Thank you to those families who have paid these. Lawns fees are set at $30 per 
student, maximum $60 per family.

Lucky Book Club
Lucky book club orders were due yesterday, however if you would still like to place an order, please get it in by tomorrow.

Christmas Parade – Saturday 3rd December
Our Theme is Christmas at the beach. Children can dress in their normal beach/fishing attire and we can use the Juniors costumes from the concert.
We’ll need the kids at Lions Park, Taylors Mistake car park area by 11:30am Saturday 3rd of December.(This Saturday!)
We will be using the Coroglen Tavern Truck and maybe the red ute. If you haven’t already done so please complete the slip at the end of this newsletter so we know how many seats we need.
Any questions please contact Michelle on 07 866 3809 or 022 106 7985

Senior Room Camp - Monday to Wednesday 5th-7th December.
Thanks to Dave Warwood who helped Jenny Upsall and Katarina Lee man the BBQ last Sunday at the Coroglen Farmers Market. Help from Seth and Ben was also appreciated. They made $100 which will be given to the drivers for petrol money.
If any other parents are able to run the BBQ again this Sunday, please let Jenny know. She is able to help with the setup but cannot stay as she is working on the end of year reports.

Thank you to all the parents who have offered to provide transport to Waihi on Monday. We have enough vehicles to get us there and back. Children will need to be at school by 7.30am (8.45am at the latest) on Monday as we need to be in Waihi by 10am for the Surf Lifesaving Beach Education session.

Cost of camp is $35 per child. A gear list will come home at the end of the week. Children can start bringing some of their sleeping gear to school this Friday. This will be stored in the classroom over the weekend.

Friday Awards

Congratulations to Marika and Whenua, who received self-management awards; and Whenua and Samantha for achievement in Mathematics.
Fantastic effort girls!

Walk Thru Christmas Y1-3
Combined Churches Christmas Presentations-5th Dec
The Juniors have been invited to the annual Walk Thru Christmas on Monday 5th December beginning at 11:30 at the Crossroads Church (opp New World), on to St Patrick’s in Campbell Street, and then ending at St Andrew’s at 12:30, with the usual drinks and bikkies. The programme this year will be centred on the theme ‘Happy Birthday Jesus’, with songs, stories and pictures around the Nativity story. We will leave the school at 11am. If you are able to provide transport and supervision, please complete and return the slip at the end of the newsletter.

Leavers Evening
Leavers Evening is on Friday 16th December from 6.30pm in the school library. We have presentations to make for our Year 8 leavers and to Miss Anderson as well as the usual achievement awards. The children are rehearsing musical items to perform. Please bring a plate of finger food for a shared supper afterwards.

At this time of year we are busy completing assessments and reports, which the BoT and staff will use for the strategic planning for next year. Please ensure your children are at school every day unless they are unwell. Coral has returned with some more gifts to help us remember why we come to school. I hope you have enjoyed sharing your children’s dreams.

What’s coming up!
Friday Dec 2
BOT meeting
Saturday Dec 3
Christmas Parade
Monday Dec 5
Juniors Walk Thru Christmas
Monday Dec 5-7
Senior camp
Friday Dec 16
Leavers Evening
Monday Dec 19
Clean up day
Tuesday Dec 20
Picnic Day
Tuesday Jan 31 2017
First day of school

Teacher Vacancy
The teacher vacancy has been advertised and we hope to make an appointment by the end of the term to begin in 2017.
Have a good week, from Jean and the team.

With special thanks to our sponsors:


Whitianga Pig Hunting Club


I can/cannot provide transport to the Walk Through Christmas event in Mercury Bay on Monday 5th Dec.

I have room for ____ other children besides my own.

I understand I will need to stay and help with supervision as we walk with the children from one venue to the next.

Name _______________________________

Signed ______________________________


Christmas Parade Float
My child/ren: __________________________________________
would love to be part of the Whitianga Christmas Parade.
Contact Ph. Number in case of
Cancelation (rain etc):________________________


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