Term 2 9am Monday 1 May to 3pm Friday 7 July
Kia ora koutou. Hello everyone.
All the children completed their NZ- a-thon tests last Thursday and should have brought home their sheets signed by the teacher. The children have until Tuesday 4 July to gather their sponsorship funds. Please put the sponsor sheet and money in an envelope and send to school.
There is a ‘pizza for lunch’ prize for each team across the school to be won. The winning class in each team will have the highest percentage of children return their sponsor sheet with money. Pizza will be on Thursday 6th July for the winning classes.
Mid Year Reports
Yesterday, Wednesday 28th June, your child’s mid year report came home. Please check your child’s bag.
The report is designed to inform you about your child’s learning for this term, where they are in relation to National Standards and provide next steps to work on with ways you can support learning at home. In case there are any concerns teachers or parents wish to discuss, we have set aside a limited time for teachers to meet with parents on Tuesday 4th July from 3.15pm until 5:45pm. Please note, these meetings are only for parents whom the teacher has indicated they would like to meet again OR for parents who have a concern about their child they wish to discuss. The letter enclosed with the report will tell you how to make any appointment needed.
Of course, at any time you have a query, concern or something to celebrate during the year and would like to meet with a teacher, you can phone the office or email the teacher to make an appointment.
10 great reasons to walk to school with your children!
Walking to school is an excellent way to include daily physical activity into your child’s life. And if you walk with them, it’s an excellent way to get some physical activity for yourself too.
Here are 10 great reasons to walk to school together:
- It’s fun
- It’s healthy
- It’s non-polluting
- It’s friendly
- It reduces stress
- It’s a chance to teach and learn road safety skills
- It’s considerate
- It’s educational
- It’s free – no petrol money
- It makes the street outside the school safer
And great news! There are 4 new Walking School Buses at Glamorgan:
Nor’east Drive route – leaves top of Nor’east Drive at 8:20 Thursday mornings. Contact Mie Rawles email@example.com, 0220814667
Danbury route – leaves 17A Danbury Dr at 8:20 every morning. Contact Snow Chen firstname.lastname@example.org, 0273987026
Starting first day of Term 3:
Fitzwilliam route – leaves from corner of Fitzwilliam and Stredwick at 8:30 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Walks through the walkway by the Montessori school Contact Frances Cross email@example.com 021 1727518
Awaruku Rd route – leaves 67 Awaruku Rd at 8:15 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Contact Kristin Carmichael kristin@musclesandm
Jammies in June
Jammies in June was again a success with over 80 pairs of pyjamas sent to Middlemore hospital and a total of $300 donated in cash. Many thanks for supporting this cause. As well as the obvious benefit for the children in need, our own children have learned more about the conditions others live in and had a huge amount of fun on PJ day too!
Farewell and welcome
We farewell teacher Brooke Mabbott at the end of this term on maternity leave and wish her and husband Dave all the very best for the birth of their first child due in August.
We welcome Lisa McLean who will teach the rest of the year in Room 2 and also Ann Morris who will be starting the next new entrant class in term 3 in Room 23.
We have a huge pile of lost property in the box at the back of the hall. Teachers will be taking the children to have a look but if you wish to pop into the hall yourselves you are welcome. Any lost property left at the end of term will be given to charity.
Whole School Assembly
Team 4 are leading our whole school assembly tomorrow Friday 30th June at 2:00pm in the hall. Everyone is welcome to come along.
Coming to school early
A reminder that children are not supposed to be at school before 8:15am in the morning. Before then teachers are busy preparing for the day ahead and in various meetings.
Friends of The School (FoTS) News
Quiz Night 2017
Save the date – Saturday 12th August. We will be selling tickets for tables of 10 people.
Ice Skate Tour – July school holidays
The Ice Skate Tour will be back at our school in the July school holidays. We will also have a van onsite over the weekend selling donuts and hot dogs. Spread the word!
The Ice Skate Tour will be open at our school hall on the following dates and times:
Friday 7th July – 3pm-8pm
Saturday 8th July – 10am-5pm
Sunday 9th July – 10am-5pm
Monday 10th July – 10am-5pm
Tuesday 11th July – 10am-5pm
Wednesday 12th July – 10am -8pm
Thursday 13th July – 10am-5pm