4th June 2013
Last Friday we had a mufti day in honour of a special little girl, Grace Parker. Children, you looked stunning and your chalk messages on the concrete were very lovely. Thank you so much everybody. The school gifted the proceeds to Grace’s family. Grace’s family have donated a Kowhai Tree to the school in memory of her. We look forward to seeing its beautiful yellow blooms in spring.
A special thank you to our outgoing Board members, Chairperson Richard Jerram, Anita Badwal, Tracey Robinson and Janine Laing. Your contributions over the last three to six years have been invaluable.
The PTA had a special Annual Meeting recently and had a huge turnout which was wonderful; thank you everyone, great to see so many new parents becoming involved in this group. The PTA has been considering a name change and they will let you know if and when this happens. In the meantime, if you too want to be part of this group feel free to come to the next meeting on 18th June at 7pm. The new Office Bearers are - Chairperson Donna Pemberton, Secretary Catherine Scott and Treasurer Sheila Hill.
Reminders to families re school uniform – all children are expected to be in correct school uniform everyday when they arrive at school and also when they leave. In the interests of safety please – NO SCARVES at school. Students are required to wear school uniform footwear as well.
Teachers and students are involved in Term 2 assessments and testing tasks, as well as high level curriculum teaching and learning, in preparation for mid year reports and interviews on 9th and 10th July. This interview is vital for students, providing an update on progress and achievements, as well as outlining future steps for learning. Use this evening as a positive and valuable opportunity to take an active part in your child’s education. Booking is on line so make your booking early. If you do not have access to the internet, we will book for you at the office. Booking sheets are available at the office. ONE INTERVIEW PER CHILD PLEASE – this is all we have time for on any one day.
A special thank you to the residents who live close to the school and are most affected when our coal boiler has emission bursts, which can be sometimes smelly. As I informed you in a recent letter, the school has spent significant money to purchase a gas fired boiler which will be installed as soon as it arrives in the country, in two weeks. Thank you so much for your patience as it has been necessary to use the coal boiler in the meantime to ensure our children are kept warm and healthy in the classrooms.
Order forms are available at the office. Order on Thursday before school, at the office, for lunch on Friday. There will be a box at the counter to post orders in. Children collect their sushi from the office on Friday at lunchtime. PLEASE put money in an envelope, to make it much easier for the office to then collate the order.
|11 June||Kapahaka Hui (6.30pm)|
|24 June||BOT Meeting (6.30pm)|
|26 June||Class Photos|
|5 July||Mini Fair (12.30pm – 1.30pm)|
|9 & 10 July||Interviews (1.30pm – 5.45pm)|
|12 July||End of Term Two|
|29 July||Term Three starts|
|28 October||Labour Day – School closed|
|Term||Start Date||End Date|
|1||4th February||19th April|
|2||6th May||12th July|
|3||29th July||27th September|
|4||14th October||18th December*|
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