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Term 3 starts Monday 25th July 2016 and ends Friday 23rd September 2016

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

The Variety Show  is coming! 20th, 21st and 22nd September

Book these dates into your family calendar now! The whole school will present a variety show with items from every team. This is not to be missed!

There will be one matinee performance at 1pm on Tuesday 20th September, a matinee at 1pm and an evening performance at 6:30pm on Wednesday 21st September and an evening performance at 6:30pm on Thursday 22nd September. All the children are expected to take part and be available for all of the performances.

We are aware that the most popular shows are usually in the evening but with over 550 children not everyone will be able to come along to these shows and we urge families to plan ahead and come to the matinees as well. As our children are young we feel three evening shows is too much and the extra matinee performance we have included this time provides the opportunity for more of you to see the show.

Our show only happens once every 3 years and last time it was extremely popular so keep reading the newsletter for more details including ticket sales coming up very soon.

Daffodil Day tomorrow Friday 26th August-Let’s go yellow!

Each year we support one or two charities from the many that approach schools and our support is again goyellow_daffodil_blooms_188867ing to the Cancer Society. Daffodil Day is tomorrow and we will  be having a ‘yellow’ day at school on this day. Children can wear yellow clothes; have yellow ribbons or shoes. They may also have ‘yellow’ activities at school planned by their teachers. A daffodil  will be available for a donation to the Cancer Society, made when the classes come to the hall during the morning and put their coins into the giant daffodil! Thank you for your support.

Calendar Art

Class art work that will be transformed into beautiful calendars will be available to view in the office from Monday and in your child’s classroom during Sharing the Learning afternoon. Order forms for calendars will be coming home with your child today. Please have all orders in to the office by 16th September.

Sharing the Learning afternoon

Thursday 1st September 3-6pm

Families are invited to come and have a look at your child’s classroom and let your child tell you about their learning. This is usually a very popular evening when we have grandparents, aunties, uncles and any extended whanau that would like to come along – different family members are welcome to come at different times if that suits your family, the more the merrier!  Although the teacher is in the classroom it is very much led by the children themselves as they take more responsibility for their learning and set their next learning goals along with their teacher.

Annual Scholastic Book Fair

Make a time to visit the Scholastic Book Fair – Starts Monday 29th August and finishes Friday 2nd September in Room 11. The Book Fair will be open 8:30-9:30am and 2:30-3:30pm every day with late night opening on Thursday 1st September when it will be open until 6pm. If you are going to Sharing the Learning  make sure you call in to the Book Fair as well! Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help!  Looking forward to seeing you there.  Payment can be made by cash or eftpos.

Road Safety Around Schools

As part of ouDSC00038r Travelwise  programme, Year 6 students  participated in promoting road safety around schools,  during Week 4. These students were holding placards containing positive messages which were designed to raise awareness about driving safely near schools. The students taking part were Isabella Elia, Heidi Donaldson, Finn Shimwell, Luke Hadfield, Michael Spear, and Anastastia Kostyleva. The students will be involved in campaigns near the beginning of each school term to maintain community awareness about safe driving near schools.  Each day there are high volumes of traffic when children are arriving and leaving school. The situation is sometimes made more hazardous by manoeuvring and parked cars which can obscure visibility. Using the legal speed of 40km/h around schools and demonstrating an awareness of these road safety hazards will help keep our children safe.

Nga mihi



DISCO!!!!  Our last disco of the year is on Friday 9th September.  Year 6’s have chosen the theme as“SPORTS DISCO!”  Flyers to come home next week.

FOTS MEMBERS.  Friends Of The School are a friendly bunch of parents involved in fundraising for our fabulous school and we need more FOTS members!  It is a great chance to meet people and have fun with the various fundraising events throughout the year.  If you are keen to come along and find out what it is all about, please pop up to our next meeting on Tuesday 6th September at 7.30 pm above the school office.  Or if you’d like to join please give your details to the school office.  Looking forward to meeting some new parents – please come along.

Upcoming Events

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