Term 2 2019 – Monday 29th April 2019 to Friday 5th July 2019
School is also closed on Wednesday 29th May (due to teacher strike action) Friday 31st May (Teacher Only Day) and Monday 3rd June (Queen’s Birthday public holiday)
Kia ora koutou. Hello everyone.
Bullying Free New Zealand Week
The pool is now closed and this is the end of the 2018/19 swimming season. If you have a key please return this to the office before 24 May in order to get back the key deposit of $20. Please note: money will not be given to children.
This year’s a-thon is a New Zealand-a-thon and on Monday 27th May your child will bring home their fact sheet to learn and a sponsor sheet. The New Zealand-a-Thon was chosen to support the children’s learning about their country, it’s geography, history, bird plant and sea life. Fundraising from the a-thon supports items such as extra learning resources in the classrooms, furniture, ICT equipment and library. Please help your child to learn their facts and ask the teacher if you are unsure of anything.
The testing day will be Tuesday 11 June and children will have until Friday 21st June to gather their sponsorship funds following the testing day. We do not encourage children to go ‘door knocking’ and prefer that you monitor the soliciting of sponsors. Donations are welcomed should you not approve of gaining sponsorship. We appreciate your assistance in this regard. Please complete the sponsor sheet and send this to school on the test day.
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 Tuesday 2nd July for the winning classes.
Thank you for supporting the New Zealand-A-Thon, raising money for the school and increasing your child/ren’s knowledge at the same time!
Whole School Assembly
Team 6 will be leading our whole school assembly at 2pm on Friday 24th May. You are all welcome to come along.
Travelwise Tip for this week
Keep safe getting out of cars – the safest door opens onto the footpath side. This will keep children away from the busy road.
Resilience Information Evenings – Thursday June 6 and June 20
This June we are offering two free information evenings with John Meeske who is a specialist in supporting children, teenagers and adults to cope with anxiety, boost resilience, self esteem and cognitive flexibility. John has a been working in mental health for 20 years and is the director of psychological consultancy ‘On Form Consultants’. We invite you to attend one or both of these evenings in our upstairs staffroom, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Below is a short summary of what will be covered during each one hour session.
Thursday 6 June
Seminar 1: The Truth about Resilience Today
Resilience, or our ability to persevere with challenges and recover from setbacks, is the biggest factor when it comes to our success and well-being and this is particularly important for our children.
Why is resiliency decreasing in our kids?
What impact is our current society and technology having on our children’s well-being?
What action do we need to take?
This seminar brings together the key psychological and social factors influencing resilience in children and teenagers today. Parents and students alike will benefit from the ideas presented in this seminar and will leave knowing a great deal about how we function as humans, why levels of resilience are going down and where we need to turn for solutions.
Thursday 20 June
Seminar 2: Resilience Forum – Mind over Mood
As part of our ongoing series on Growing Resilience, this free seminar examines the impact our thoughts have on our mood. I will look at strategies for managing our mood using the latest cognitive (mind) techniques and I will share important insights from my therapeutic background.
We will look at:
Resilience and self-control
What is self-esteem really?